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

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

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 15 14
Total Number of Athletes 1,847 26,962
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $11,619 $5,661
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $172,755 $81,832
Total Full Time Head Coaches 79 449
Total Part Time Head Coaches 3 477
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 219 804
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 41 1,483
Average Total Revenue $867,694 $316,686
Average Total Expenses $933,209 $387,657

Use the NCAA Division I-AA women's basketball statistics above to decide whether or not this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-AA schools compare with the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know roughly the actual number of female athletes are on NCAA Division I-AA women's basketball teams across the country, which helps you see how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare it to the national average. At present there are 1,847 women involved in basketball at NCAA Division I-AA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates just how much a NCAA Division I-AA college is paying for each player on their women's basketball team for things that are essential such as equipment and uniforms. Just how much a NCAA Division I-AA school invests in you as a player will help signify how beneficial believe that you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program as well as 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-AA 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 level of women's basketball programs, facilities and training personnel at NCAA Division I-AA schools across the country. The more NCAA Division I-AA colleges commit the better quality you should expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you sharpen your skills and help you stay on track athletically and academically so that you can keep your basketball scholarship each year. The more NCAA Division I-AA women's basketball coaches there are, the more likely you are to get one-on-one coaching and attention you need to reach your primary goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NCAA Division I-AA colleges can earn off their women's basketball programs the more likely it is that they will broaden them. When women's basketball programs are more profitable and popular NCAA Division I-AA colleges will commit more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AA colleges will create new basketball teams of their own. More NCAA Division I-AA basketball teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in supporting and growing women's basketball teams at NCAA Division I-AA schools? Are NCAA Division I-AA 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-AA colleges all around the country are investing in women's basketball programs, thus whether or not basketball scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you would like to be a contender for one of the numerous NCAA Division I-AA women's basketball scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-AA schools in your state compare to NCAA Division I-AA schools across the nation. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-AA

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