Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division I schools give to players on college football 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 NAIA Division I school can mean the differencebetween obtaining a college education and having to put that dream on hold.

If you want to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division I men's football scholarships that are available you must know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. was made to supply 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 football scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division I Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 99 98
Total Number of Athletes 4,048 84,169
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,253 $4,327
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $117,828 $472,187
Total Full Time Head Coaches 29 522
Total Part Time Head Coaches 12 336
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 90 2,764
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 237 4,436
Average Total Revenue $936,449 $3,783,815
Average Total Expenses $911,245 $2,498,701

Use the NAIA Division I men's football statistics above to determine whether 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 tells you roughly the actual number of male athletes are on NAIA Division I men's football teams in the United States, which helps you determine how aggressive the recruiting process is, especially when you compare it to the national average. At present there are 4,048 men participating in football at NAIA Division I schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents just how much a NAIA Division I college is spending on each player on their men's football 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 signify how important they feel you are to the football team and the overall sports program plus the level of support they provide each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost on average for a NAIA Division I college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the football program up and running. This will give student athletes a good idea of the level of men's football 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 essential to helping you refine your talent and help you stay on track athletically and academically so you're able to keep your football scholarship each year. The more NAIA Division I men's football coaches there are, the more likely you are to 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 I colleges can earn off their men's football programs the more likely it is that they will grow them. When men's football programs are more lucrative and popular NAIA Division I colleges will spend more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division I colleges will establish new football teams of their own. More NAIA Division I football teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

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

If you want to be a contender for one of the numerous NAIA Division I men's football scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division I schools in your state compare to 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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