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Student-athlete success

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.

NCAA membership

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: Division I governance

The Division I Board of Directors approved a new structure for how schools and conferences will make rules in the future. Read highlights, watch board members explain the future and find out what’s next.

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Voices

Shon Coleman overcame a leukemia diagnosis his senior year of high school to become a football student-athlete for Auburn University.

“Where I’m from in Memphis, you really don’t see a lot of people even get to college or the spot I’m in. My hometown really showed me that you have to work hard for anything that you want or desire.”

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Employment

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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