Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division I schools award 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 NAIA Division I school can mean the differencebetween getting a college degree and having to put that dream on hold.

If you intend to be a competitor for one of the many NAIA Division I women's basketball scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and the best way 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 NAIA Division I school and receiving a women's basketball scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NAIA Division I Women's Basketball

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division I Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 16 14
Total Number of Athletes 1,851 26,962
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $2,903 $5,661
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $43,055 $81,832
Total Full Time Head Coaches 16 449
Total Part Time Head Coaches 26 477
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 24 804
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 82 1,483
Average Total Revenue $295,449 $316,686
Average Total Expenses $293,683 $387,657

Make use of the NAIA Division I women's basketball statistics above to decide whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division I schools compare with the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you about the total number of female athletes are on NAIA Division I women's basketball teams across the country, which will help you figure out how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. Presently there are 1,851 women involved in basketball at NAIA Division I schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to how much a NAIA Division I college is investing in each player on their women's basketball team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NAIA Division I school spends on you as a player will help determine how important they feel you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they offer each player.

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

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are crucial to helping you develop your skills and help you stay on track athletically and academically so that you can keep your basketball scholarship year after year. The more NAIA Division I women'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 NAIA Division I colleges can earn off their women's basketball programs the more likely they are to broaden them. When women's basketball programs are more successful and well-known NAIA Division I colleges will spend more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division I colleges will establish new basketball teams of their very own. More NAIA Division I basketball teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for supporting and growing women's basketball teams at NAIA Division I schools? Are NAIA Division I colleges aggressively recruiting women's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good indication of just how much NAIA Division I colleges all around the country are investing in women'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 numerous NAIA Division I women's basketball 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 obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division I

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