Research

NCAA Student-Athlete Substance Use Study

As part of the NCAA’s charge to enhance student-athlete well-being and protect the integrity of intercollegiate athletics, the research staff periodically assembles a trends report on student-athlete substance use patterns. The quadrennial...

NCAA Social Environments Study

The Social Environments Study is designed to examine how student-athletes interact with various on-campus and community groups; the level of comfort and trust within the campus community; perceived ability to intervene when teammates and...

Sports Wagering Publications Using NCAA Data

Ellenbogen, S., Jacobs, D.F., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R. & Paskus, T.S. (2008). Gambling behavior among college student-athletes . Journal of Applied Sport Psychology , 20 , 349-362. Huang, J.H., Jacobs, D.F., Derevensky, J.L., Gupta, R...

NCAA National Study on Collegiate Wagering

In the interests of protecting the health and well-being of the hundreds of thousands of student-athletes who participate in college sports, NCAA research studies the behaviors of student-athletes – including behaviors that could put...

Division II Research

With over 300 member institutions Division II is athletic home of over 100,000 student-athletes. NCAA Research is committed to understanding the student-athlete experience of all of its members. The pages below demonstrate that commitment...

Journal articles and media

Research on academics McArdle, J.J., Paskus, T.S. & Boker, S.M. (2013). A multilevel multivariate analysis of academic performances in college based on NCAA student-athletes . Multivariate Behavioral Research , 48 (1), 57-95. McArdle,...

Academic Initial-Eligibility Research

Reports Published by Year : 2001 99-02: Academic Characteristics of the 1997 and 1998 Prospective Student-Athlete Cohorts in the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse 99-03: Academic Characteristics by Sport Group of Division I Recruits...

Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR)

Implemented in 2003 as part of an ambitious academic reform effort in Division I, the Academic Progress Rate (APR) holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts...

Federal Graduation Rates Report Archive

Reports Published by Year : 1997 96-01: A Longitudinal Analysis of NCAA Division I Graduation-Rates Data 1994 93-01: Cohort Trends in College Academic Performances of 1984-88 Freshman Student-Athletes 1993 92-01: A Comparison of College...

Graduation Rates

Because the ultimate goal of the college experience is graduation, the NCAA has researched student-athlete graduation rates for more than two decades. The latest graduation rates data show that student-athletes in all three divisions graduate at higher rates than other students at the same schools.

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