At the NCAA’s national office in Indianapolis, we support student-athlete success by ensuring they are prepared for the college classroom when they enter school and then continue to progress toward a degree.
Specifically, we administer the rules adopted by our member schools, organize 89 national championships annually, provide educational services to coaches and athletics administrators, manage financial systems for the membership and conduct research into the experiences of those involved in college sports.
We also promote student-athlete well-being – both physical and mental – through our Sports Science Institute, drug testing and insurance programs. Student-athletes benefit from NCAA programs supporting leadership opportunities, internships, degree completion and postgraduate scholarships. The NCAA provides almost $100 million every year to support academic opportunities and help student-athletes in need of educational materials, clothing and emergency travel expenses.