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

If you want to be a contender for one of the many NCCAA Division I women's basketball scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to contact, 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 improve their chances of being recruited by a NCCAA Division I school and receiving a women's basketball scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NCCAA Division I Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 15 14
Total Number of Athletes 45 26,962
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,760 $5,661
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $26,189 $81,832
Total Full Time Head Coaches 0 449
Total Part Time Head Coaches 0 477
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 804
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 1 1,483
Average Total Revenue $115,956 $316,686
Average Total Expenses $115,956 $387,657

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

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you about the total number of female athletes are on NCCAA Division I women's basketball teams in the United States, which will help you figure out how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. At present there are 45 women participating in basketball at NCCAA Division I schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates how much a NCCAA Division I college is spending on each player on their women's basketball team for things that are essential such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NCCAA Division I school spends on you as a player will help determine how beneficial they feel that you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program plus the degree of support they provide each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost on average for a NCCAA 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 quality of women's basketball programs, facilities and training personnel at NCCAA Division I schools across the country. The more NCCAA Division I colleges invest the better quality you should expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you sharpen your skills and help you continue on track athletically and academically so that you can keep your basketball scholarship each year. The more NCCAA Division I women's basketball coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll 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 NCCAA Division I colleges can earn off their women's basketball programs the more likely they are to expand them. When women's basketball programs are more lucrative and popular NCCAA Division I colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NCCAA Division I colleges will create new basketball teams of their very own. More NCCAA Division I 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 NCCAA Division I schools? Are NCCAA Division I colleges aggressively recruiting women's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good idea of just how much NCCAA Division I colleges 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 would like to be a contender for one of the numerous NCCAA Division I women's basketball scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCCAA Division I schools in your state compare to NCCAA Division I schools across the nation. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCCAA Division I

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