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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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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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Features

Make the experience positive

A moving personal story shared by a teammate led Muhlenberg College junior Jason Leitmeyer to intervene in an apparent suicide attempt and possibly save a young girl’s life. Read More.

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Latest updates
Voices

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank spoke about education as a priority:

“We are primarily an educational institution, not a sports entertainment enterprise. And if we are going to do sports entertainment, we’ve got to do it in a way that’s faithful to the academic mission of the institution.”

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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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