Research

Student-athlete activism study shows high levels of engagement

Three-quarters of student-athletes surveyed in the NCAA Student-Athlete Activism and Racial Justice Engagement Study indicated that it was important to them to be an engaged citizen, and over half said college athletes have a responsibility to volunteer in the local community.

Pandemic continues to impact student-athlete mental health

As a follow-up to the spring 2020 NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey, the fall survey showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns, barriers to sport participation, and career planning challenges.

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.

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