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GOALS study

(Growth, Opportunities, Aspirations and Learning of Students in college)

The GOALS study is used by NCAA policymakers and member institutions to study the experiences of student-athletes across all sports and NCAA divisions. It also will provide objective and attitudinal data from student-athletes on possible academic and social trade-offs and sacrifices they have made in order to participate in collegiate athletics.

GOALS 2015 study materials

The materials below were distributed via email in February 2015.

Respondents provide information on important topics regarding their lives as student-athletes that included:

  • Academic engagement and success;
  • Athletics experiences;
  • Social experiences and integration;
  • Career aspirations;
  • Physical and mental health and well-being;
  • Campus and team climate, and
  • Time commitments.

For more information, please contact Michael Miranda at

GOALS 2010 results

2010 Archive 2006 Archive