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More than $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships is distributed each year along with access to medical care, academic support services and first-class training opportunities.

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Nearly 1,100 colleges and universities in NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III collectively invest in improving the experiences of student-athletes.

Student-athlete success on the field, in the classroom and in life is at the heart of our mission.
Spotlight: Academic success

Student-athletes are graduating at their highest rates ever, according to the most recent data. Review the record-setting graduation rates, examine demographic trends and use the searchable database to find school- and team-specific rates.

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2015 NCAA Convention

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The 2015 NCAA Convention will take place Jan. 15-18 in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Champion Magazine

Signing of the times

In the year of the 50th anniversary of the National Letter of Intent, the great-granddaughter of the program’s founder signs hers. Read More >

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"I applaud Arizona State University for creating new opportunities for student-athletes. Thanks to today's announcement, more Sun Devils will benefit from the often transformative experiences and life lessons made possible by college athletics."

– Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott discussing the benefits of Arizona State University recently launching a Division I men’s hockey program.


We are a member-led, higher education association that appreciates the impact a college degree can have in transforming a life. NCAA employees come to work every day believing in their ability to make a difference.

Join our team and help us carry our mission into the future.

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