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

Life Outcomes of Student-Athletes

Gallup interviewed former student-athletes about their college experiences and current well-being

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Probability of Going Pro

Of the nearly 8 million students participating in high school athletics in the United States only a fraction will become a professional athlete.

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What did 21,000 NCAA student-athletes have to say about their college experiences?

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Graduation Rates

The NCAA has devoted attention to researching student-athlete graduation rates for more than two decades.

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