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

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

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

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division III Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 12 16
Total Number of Athletes 12 31,007
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $753 $7,596
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $9,033 $115,744
Total Full Time Head Coaches 0 1,169
Total Part Time Head Coaches 2 1,728
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 1,596
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 2 3,692
Average Total Revenue $31,781 $760,287
Average Total Expenses $31,781 $579,580

Utilize the NAIA Division III men's basketball statistics above to decide whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division III schools compare to the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know roughly the actual number of male athletes are on NAIA Division III men's basketball teams in the United States, which helps you see how aggressive the recruiting process is, especially when you do a comparison of it to the national average. At present there are 12 men taking part in basketball at NAIA Division III schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates just how much a NAIA Division III college is paying for each player on their men's basketball team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NAIA Division III school spends on you as a player will help determine how important believe that that you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program plus the degree of support they provide each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a NAIA Division III 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 III schools across the nation. The more NAIA Division III colleges commit the better quality you can expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you develop your skills and help you continue on track athletically and academically so you can keep your basketball scholarship year after year. The more NAIA Division III men's basketball coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll get one-on-one training and attention you need to reach your primary goal of graduating from a college.

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

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for promoting and growing men's basketball teams at NAIA Division III schools? Are NAIA Division III colleges aggressively recruiting men's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good idea of how much NAIA Division III colleges around the country are spending on men's basketball programs, thus if basketball scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you want to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division III men's basketball scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division III schools in your state compare to NAIA Division III schools across the nation. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division III

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