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Composition and Sport Sponsorship of the Membership

2012-13 Composition

  Division I Division II Division III Total
  I-FBS I-FCS I Total      
Active 120 126 100 346 291 439 1,076
Provisional         7 7 14
Candidacy         19   19
Voting Conference 11 11 9 31 23 43 97
Nonvoting Conference   3 19 22   22 44
Affiliated             37
TOTAL             1,287

 

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Definitions

Active Member
An active member is a four-year college or university or a two-year upper-level collegiate institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and duly elected to active membership under the provisions of the Association bylaws. Active members have the right to compete in NCAA championships, to vote on legislation and other issues before the Association, and to enjoy other privileges of membership designated in the constitution and bylaws of the Association.

Provisional Member
A provisional member is a four-year college or university or a two-year upper-level collegiate institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and that has applied for active membership in the Association. Provisional membership is a prerequisite for active membership in the Association. The institution shall be elected to provisional membership under the bylaws of the Association. Provisional members shall receive all publications and mailings received by active members in addition to other privileges designated in the constitution and bylaws of the Association.

Member Conference
A member conference is a group of colleges and/or universities that conducts competition among its members and determines a conference champion in one or more sports (in which the NCAA conducts championships or for which it is responsible for providing playing rules for intercollegiate competition), duly elected to conference membership under the provisions of the bylaws of the Association. A member conference is entitled to all of the privileges of active members except the right to compete in NCAA championships. Only those conferences that meet specific criteria as competitive and legislative bodies and minimum standards related to size and division status are permitted to vote on legislation or other issues before the Association.

Affiliated Member
An affiliated member is a nonprofit coaches or sports association whose function and purpose are directly related to one or more sports in which the NCAA conducts championships or an emerging sport for women, or an association that consists of college/university administrators and has a direct connection to either the NCAA or its member institutions.

 


Current Sport Sponsorship

Note: These totals include sport sponsorship data provided by active and provisional members.

  Men's Women's Mixed
  DI DII DIII Total DI DII DIII Total DI DII DIII Total
Baseball 297 266 375 938                
Basketball 346 312 415 1073 344 314 438 1096        
Bowling 1 0 0 1 35 19 8 72        
Cross Country 315 267 394 976 343 295 417 1055        
Equestrian         18 4 16 38        
Fencing 20 2 12 34 23 3 15 41 0 0 0 0
Field Hockey         79 27 161 267        
Football 246 167 242 655                
(I-FBS 120)                        
(I-FCS 126)                        
Golf 298 231 281 810 260 173 187 620        
Gymnastics 16 0 1 17 62 7 15 84        
Ice Hockey 59 6 73 138 34 3 50 88        
Lacrosse 62 50 205 317 96 75 239 410        
Rifle 4 0 1 5 8 1 1 10 13 4 5 22
Rowing 28 3 29 60 88 18 41 147        
Rugby         2 1 2 5        
Sand Volleyball         20 1 0 21        
Soccer 204 206 407 817 322 258 433 1013        
Softball         289 289 412 990        
Swimming & Diving 136 67 214 417 196 87 249 532        
Tennis 262 176 331 769 321 238 379 939        
Track & Field, Indoor 263 137 248 648 315 160 254 729        
Track & Field, Outdoor 283 181 279 743 323 202 289 814        
Volleyball 23 19 64 106 329 300 430 1059        
Water Polo 22 7 14 43 33 12 16 61        
Wrestling 78 54 88 220