Logo for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  National Collegiate Athletic Association


The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.  Nearly half a million college athletes make up the 19,886 teams that send more than 57,661 participants to compete each year in the NCAA's 90 championships in 24 sports across 3 divisions.1 

Map of the United States of America with the college football sports logo representing each state.


Three Divisions of the NCAA

Division I:   Generally have more students and larger athletic departments. Schools in this division can give athletic scholarships.
Division II:   Emphasize a life balance in which academically and athletically gifted students can compete at a high level. This division can give athletic scholarships.
Division III:   Academics are the primary focus. The sports seasons are shorter reducing time away from academic studies and other campus activities. This division cannot give athletic scholarships.







NCAA Division Eligibility Information

1 (February 10, 2020). What is the NCAA?. 4-5-2021, from
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