You have spent years practicing basketball and contending for your high school. Now is the time to be sure all that hard work pays off. Last year over 145,000 student athletes received athletic scholarships that helped them finance their college education. For most, it can mean the difference between getting a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you want to be a competitor for one of the many women's basketball scholarships that are available you need to know which schools to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in contact with them. In some cases, joining a network of student basketball athletes with pre-established access to college coaches can help a great deal. AthleticScholarships.com was created to provide these student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited and getting a women's basketball scholarship.

Women's Basketball Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics

Detailed Breakdown Nationwide for Basketball
Average Number of Athletes 14
Total Number of Athletes 26,962
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $5,661
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $81,832
Total Full Time Head Coaches 449
Total Part Time Head Coaches 477
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 804
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 1,483
Average Total Revenue $316,686
Average Total Expenses $387,657

Use the women's basketball athletic scholarship information above to find out:

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know about how many female athletes are on women's basketball teams across the nation, which will help you see how competitive the recruiting process is. The more positions there are the more opportunities you have for making it on a college basketball team.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This describes just how much colleges are spending on average for each player on a women's basketball team for things which might be needed such as uniforms and equipment. The amount a college invests in you as a player can help figure out how important they think you're to the basketball team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for 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 women's basketball programs, facilities and training personnel at colleges across the nation. The more colleges invest the greater quality you can expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are necessary to helping you hone your skills and enable you to keep on track academically and athletically so you'll be able to keep your basketball scholarship every single year. The more women's basketball coaches there are, the more likely you will be to get one-on-one training and attention which will help you reach your goal of graduating college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money colleges could make off their women's basketball programs the more likely they are to grow them. When women's basketball programs tend to be profitable and popular colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other colleges will create a new basketball teams to get in on the action. More basketball teams usually means more athletic scholarship opportunities.

Average Total Expenses: Is there an increasing interest in encouraging and growing women's basketball teams? Are colleges aggressively recruiting women's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will provide you with a good idea of how much colleges around the United States are investing in women's basketball programs and recruiting players, thus whether or not basketball scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken.

Now that you are aware of the national statistics see how the different divisions compare. Pick a division below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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