Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-A schools give 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 NCAA Division I-A school can mean the differencebetween obtaining a college degree and having to put that goal on hold.

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

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NCAA Division I-A Men's Basketball

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-A Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 15 16
Total Number of Athletes 1,856 31,007
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $52,559 $7,596
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $802,335 $115,744
Total Full Time Head Coaches 159 1,169
Total Part Time Head Coaches 3 1,728
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 484 1,596
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 12 3,692
Average Total Revenue $6,649,988 $760,287
Average Total Expenses $4,084,815 $579,580

Utilize the NCAA Division I-A men's basketball statistics above to determine whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-A schools compare with the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you about how many male athletes are on NCAA Division I-A men's basketball teams across the nation, which helps you figure out how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you do a comparison of it to the national average. Presently there are 1,856 men involved in basketball at NCAA Division I-A schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to just how much a NCAA Division I-A college is spending on each player on their men's basketball team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NCAA Division I-A school invests in you as a player will help signify how important they feel that you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program as well as the degree of support they give each player.

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

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

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-A colleges can earn off their men's basketball programs the more likely it is that they will grow them. When men's basketball programs are more successful and well-known NCAA Division I-A colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-A colleges will create new basketball teams of their very own. More NCAA Division I-A basketball teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for supporting and growing men's basketball teams at NCAA Division I-A schools? Are NCAA Division I-A colleges aggressively recruiting men's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good idea of just how much NCAA Division I-A colleges throughout the country are investing in men's basketball programs, thus if 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 numerous NCAA Division I-A men's basketball scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-A schools in your state compare with NCAA Division I-A schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-A

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