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The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed.

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: 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

Registration is open

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

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Champion magazine

Making calls, breaking barriers 

At 87, pioneer among men’s basketball officials still has a hand in the game as conference coordinator. Read More >

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“Participation in athletics, from Division I to intramural, teaches students critical life skills like leadership, teamwork, loyalty, commitment, perseverance, and time management. It fosters healthy habits and provides stress release. It forges friendships, inspires connections, and sparks school sprit that can last a lifetime.”

Ricardo Azziz

Georgia Regents University



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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