Creating a pathway to opportunity

Committed to well‑being

Creating a pathway to lifelong success

Our Priorities

Academics

Providing opportunities to earn a college degree is at the heart of our mission. Student-athlete graduation rates are the highest ever, with 80 percent earning their degrees.

Well-Being

We were founded to keep college sports safe. Today, we work hard to promote safety, excellence, and physical and mental well-being for student-athletes.

Fairness

All college athletes deserve a fair shot. We focus on respect, integrity and responsibility, both on and off the field, so that college sports prepare student-athletes for life.

 
 

Our Work

Football places Oren Burks in position to tackle society's pressing questions.

A smarter path to the draft: helping college athletes make more informed decisions about going pro.

Where does the money go? NCAA schools distribute more than $2.9 billion in athletics scholarships each year.

Only a fraction of the nearly 8 million current high school athletes in the United States will go pro.

Janine Kuwahara came to the U.S. not knowing what to expect from life as a college athlete.

The NCAA comprises more than 1,200 schools and conferences. See how they work together for student-athletes.

The NCAA’s Sport Science Institute promotes health and safety through research and training.

At the 45th anniversary of Title IX, a new report on the status of female student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

80 percent of college athletes are earning degrees – the highest rate ever.

UAB football is back after program finds strength and solution in its community

Sports really are a microcosm of life – those values, those principles you take on with you, in whatever industry and whatever you choose to do in life.

Grant Hill, former basketball player at Duke and current recipient of the NCAA President's Gerald R. Ford Award.

Only teams that make the grade can participate in championships, and Division I schools' share of revenue will be tied to academics.

The NCAA offers education and training programs for student-athletes, coaches and administrators to help create a new generation of leaders.

Health and safety extend beyond the playing field. See resources devoted to creating safe campuses.

A one-stop shop for job postings and career advice for current and former student-athletes.

Looking for a job at the NCAA’s national office? Join our team.