The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom, according to ESPN, saying that the ”APR report shows athletes’ scores remain steady.” ”The figures also show low-resource institutions and historically black colleges and universities are doing well,” reports ESPN, adding that the overall score of 983, covering 2014-15 through 2017-18, which was released Wednesday, matched last year’s record high. ”The single-year number at lower-budget schools is now 969. The HBCUs’ single-year number dropped one point, to 960, but remain up from 918 in 2010-11. ESPN also stated that scores are based on each athlete remaining enrolled in school and academically eligible—an overall score of 930 correlates to a 50 percent graduation rate.