Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-A 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 NCAA Division I-A school can mean the differencebetween getting a college education and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you intend to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-A men's football scholarships that are offered you must know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. was made to present student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-A school and receiving a men's football scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-A Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 115 98
Total Number of Athletes 13,602 84,169
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $21,169 $4,327
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $2,449,918 $472,187
Total Full Time Head Coaches 116 522
Total Part Time Head Coaches 2 336
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 1,066 2,764
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 150 4,436
Average Total Revenue $21,825,758 $3,783,815
Average Total Expenses $12,474,249 $2,498,701

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

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you about the total number of male athletes are on NCAA Division I-A men's football teams across the nation, which helps you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, especially when you compare it to the national average. At present there are 13,602 men involved in football at NCAA Division I-A schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to just how much a NCAA Division I-A college is investing in each player on their men's football team for things that are essential such as equipment and uniforms. How much a NCAA Division I-A school invests in you as a player will help determine how valuable they feel you are to the football team and the overall sports program plus the level of support they offer each player.

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

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

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-A colleges can earn off their men's football programs the more likely it is that they will expand them. When men's football programs are more lucrative 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 football teams of their very own. More NCAA Division I-A football teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for promoting and expanding men's football teams at NCAA Division I-A schools? Are NCAA Division I-A colleges aggressively recruiting men's football 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 football programs, thus whether or not 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 many NCAA Division I-A men's football 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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