The NCAA is committed to making policy decisions based on quality research data. The NCAA research staff conducts national research for its members on a wide variety of topics including academic performance, student-athlete well-being, finances of intercollegiate athletics programs, gender-equity and diversity issues and many others. Meet the Research Staff
Of the nearly 8 million students participating in high school athletics in the United States only a fraction will become a professional athlete.
The NCAA has devoted attention to researching student-athlete graduation rates for more than two decades.