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Student-Athletes

More than 460,000 NCAA student-athletes – more than ever before – compete in 24 sports every year. Member schools support their student-athletes’ academic success by providing state-of-the-art technology, tutoring, and access to academic advisors. More than eight out of 10 student-athletes will earn a bachelor’s degree, and more than 35 percent will earn a postgraduate degree.

The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete, and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities, and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.

Learn more about the three divisions.

College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

Are you ready to play college sports? Download this brochure to find out.


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