Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-AA 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 some student athletes, a scholarship from a NCAA Division I-AA school can mean the differencebetween getting a college education and having to put that dream on hold.

If you intend to be a competitor for one of the many NCAA Division I-AA men's basketball scholarships that are available you must know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and the best way to get in front of them. was made to present student athletes with the information they need to increase their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-AA school and receiving a men's basketball scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 15 16
Total Number of Athletes 1,926 31,007
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $18,154 $7,596
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $271,653 $115,744
Total Full Time Head Coaches 149 1,169
Total Part Time Head Coaches 17 1,728
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 401 1,596
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 77 3,692
Average Total Revenue $1,468,439 $760,287
Average Total Expenses $1,321,039 $579,580

Utilize the NCAA Division I-AA 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-AA schools compare with the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know roughly the actual number of male athletes are on NCAA Division I-AA men's basketball teams in the United States, which will help you see how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you do a comparison of it to the national average. Currently there are 1,926 men participating in basketball at NCAA Division I-AA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to how much a NCAA Division I-AA 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-AA school spends on you as a player will help determine how valuable believe that you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program and also the amount of support they give each player.

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

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are crucial to helping you refine your talent and help you continue on track athletically and academically so you can keep your basketball scholarship each year. The more NCAA Division I-AA men's basketball coaches there are, the more likely you are to get one-on-one training and attention you need to reach your goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-AA colleges can make off their men's basketball programs the more likely they are to broaden them. When men's basketball programs are more successful and popular NCAA Division I-AA colleges will spend more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AA colleges will create new basketball teams of their very own. More NCAA Division I-AA basketball teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in promoting and expanding men's basketball teams at NCAA Division I-AA schools? Are NCAA Division I-AA colleges aggressively recruiting men's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good indication of how much NCAA Division I-AA colleges throughout the nation 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 NCAA Division I-AA men's basketball scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-AA schools in your state compare to NCAA Division I-AA schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-AA

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