Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division I schools award to players on college basketball teams? Last year NCAA Division I and II schools alone awarded $2 billion in undergraduate athletic scholarships. For most student athletes, a scholarship from a NAIA Division I school can make the differencebetween acquiring a college education and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you wish to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division I men's basketball scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. was created to present student athletes with the information they need to boost their chances of being recruited by a NAIA Division I school and receiving a men's basketball scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NAIA Division I Men's Basketball

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division I Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 18 16
Total Number of Athletes 2,114 31,007
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $3,124 $7,596
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $51,765 $115,744
Total Full Time Head Coaches 101 1,169
Total Part Time Head Coaches 91 1,728
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 58 1,596
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 240 3,692
Average Total Revenue $338,186 $760,287
Average Total Expenses $334,599 $579,580

Use the NAIA Division I men's basketball statistics above to determine whether or not this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division I schools compare to the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know approximately the total number of male athletes are on NAIA Division I men's basketball teams in the United States, which helps you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. Presently there are 2,114 men involved in basketball at NAIA Division I schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents just how much a NAIA Division I college is paying for each player on their men's basketball team for things that are essential such as equipment and uniforms. Just how much a NAIA Division I school invests in you as a player will help determine how valuable believe that that you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program plus the degree of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a NAIA Division I college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the basketball program up and running. This will give student athletes a good idea of the level of men's basketball programs, facilities and training personnel at NAIA Division I schools across the country. The more NAIA Division I colleges spend the better quality you may expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you refine your talent and help you keep on track athletically and academically so you're able to keep your basketball scholarship year after year. The more NAIA Division I men's basketball coaches there are, the more likely you are to get one-on-one coaching and attention you need to reach your goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NAIA Division I colleges can make off their men's basketball programs the more likely it is that they will grow them. When men's basketball programs are more lucrative and popular NAIA Division I colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division I colleges will establish new basketball teams of their very own. More NAIA Division I basketball teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in supporting and expanding men's basketball teams at NAIA Division I schools? Are NAIA Division I colleges aggressively recruiting men's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good indication of just how much NAIA Division I colleges around the country are investing in men's basketball programs, thus whether or not basketball scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you would like to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division I men's basketball scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division I schools in your state compare with NAIA Division I schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division I

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