Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-A 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 some student athletes, a scholarship from a NCAA Division I-A school can make the differencebetween acquiring a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you intend to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-A women's basketball scholarships that are available you must know which colleges to get in touch with, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. AthleticScholarships.com was created to supply student athletes with the information they need to boost their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-A school and receiving a women's basketball scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NCAA Division I-A Women's Basketball

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-A Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 16 14
Total Number of Athletes 1,905 26,962
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $33,587 $5,661
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $496,761 $81,832
Total Full Time Head Coaches 79 449
Total Part Time Head Coaches 1 477
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 229 804
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 11 1,483
Average Total Revenue $1,135,845 $316,686
Average Total Expenses $2,140,398 $387,657

Use the NCAA Division I-A women's basketball 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 with the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you approximately the total number of female athletes are on NCAA Division I-A women's basketball teams across the nation, which helps you see how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare it to the national average. At present there are 1,905 women participating in basketball at NCAA Division I-A schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates how much a NCAA Division I-A college is spending on each player on their women's basketball team for things that are important such as equipment and uniforms. How much a NCAA Division I-A school spends on you as a player will help signify how important believe that you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program plus the amount 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 basketball program operational. This will give student athletes a good idea of the quality of women's basketball programs, facilities and training personnel at NCAA Division I-A schools across the nation. The more NCAA Division I-A colleges spend the better quality you can 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're able to keep your basketball scholarship each year. The more NCAA Division I-A women's basketball coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll 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-A colleges can earn off their women's basketball programs the more likely they are to expand them. When women's basketball programs are more profitable and well-known NCAA Division I-A colleges will commit more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-A colleges will create new basketball teams of their very own. More NCAA Division I-A basketball teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for supporting and expanding women's basketball teams at NCAA Division I-A schools? Are NCAA Division I-A colleges aggressively recruiting women's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good indication of how much NCAA Division I-A colleges throughout the country are spending on 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 many NCAA Division I-A women's basketball 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 to NCAA Division I-A schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-A

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