Creating a pathway to opportunity

Committed to well‑being

Committed to academics

Committed to fairness

Creating a pathway to lifelong success

Our Priorities


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.


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.


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

When Mindy Miles’ rifle inadvertently fired at the 2016 NCAA championships, she didn’t hesitate to call a penalty.

Former student-athlete Beth Brooke-Marciniak made major steps forward in the business world, while never forgetting to give back.

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.

In 1972, women coached more than 90 percent of women’s teams. Today, they coach fewer than half. What happened?

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.

Efforts to emphasize diversity and inclusion are essential to the NCAA’s mission.

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

Discover the steps being taken to ensure diversity in hiring practices for coaches and administrators.

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.

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