Posted on June 13, 2011

Black Colleges Bear the Brunt of the NCAA’s APR Penalties

JBHE Weekly Bulletin, June 9, 2011

{snip} The APR scores measure academic progress towards a degree, retention of student athletes, and the graduation rate of student athletes.

This year, 33 of the 103 institutions that received some form of sanctions from the NCAA were historically black colleges and universities. Half of the 58 schools that received the most severe penalties, including loss of athletics scholarships, were HBCUs. Of all schools assessed for the APR report, only 7 percent are HBCUs.


The NCAA’s Committee on Academic Performance is in the process of reviewing the APR assessment and penalties. They have indicated that they will address the fact that the system has a severe negative impact on black colleges and universities.