Research

Survey shows student-athletes grappling with mental health issues

Since college sports were halted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March, many respondents in the NCAA student-athlete well-being survey reported experiencing high rates of mental distress.

NCAA awards $100,000 in research grants

Five research teams will receive a total of $100,000 through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health.

More college students than ever before are student-athletes

shows a record-high number of college students are taking part in NCAA sports. It also reveals colleges and universities continue to expand opportunities for their students to compete.

DI student-athletes graduate at record high rates

More student-athletes than ever are graduating from college, according to the most recent Division I Graduation Success Rate. The single-year rate for student-athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 increased one percentage point to 89%, the highest ever.

Research grants awarded to 5 graduate students

The NCAA Research Committee has selected five research proposals to fund in the 2019 cycle of the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program.

NCAA awards $100,000 in grants to 6 research teams

Six research teams will receive a total of $100,000 through the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program, designed to enhance college athletes’ psychosocial well-being and mental health.

Data at Your Fingertips

How many Division I student-athletes earned their degrees? What was the most popular field of study for Division II college athletes? How many NCAA field hockey players compete nationwide?

Number of NCAA college athletes reaches all-time high

A record-setting 494,992 students competed in NCAA sports in the 2017-18 academic year, an increase of more than 3,000 since 2016-17.

Academic gains continue among DI student-athletes

Division I student-athletes continue to succeed in the classroom, confirmed by a 2-point increase in the Academic Progress Rate. The overall, four-year rate increased to 983.

New NCAA Diploma Dashboards offer major insight

Today, the NCAA is launching new tools to compare undergraduate degrees earned by college athletes with those conferred on the general student body. The Division I Diploma Dashboard and Division II Diploma Dashboard also allow users to dissect data to compare contingents of student-athletes based on year of graduation, gender, race and, in some cases, sport.

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