Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-A schools award to players on college soccer 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 dream on hold.

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

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-A Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 28 23
Total Number of Athletes 3,192 33,796
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $5,574 $1,742
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $153,880 $42,552
Total Full Time Head Coaches 37 172
Total Part Time Head Coaches 1 226
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 92 223
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 30 978
Average Total Revenue $474,765 $199,538
Average Total Expenses $899,440 $234,498

Use the NCAA Division I-A women's soccer statistics above to determine whether or not 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 lets you know roughly the actual number of female athletes are on NCAA Division I-A women's soccer teams across the nation, which helps you determine how aggressive the recruiting process is, especially when you compare and contrast it to the national average. Currently there are 3,192 women taking part in soccer at NCAA Division I-A schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents just how much a NCAA Division I-A college is spending on each player on their women's soccer team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. Just how much a NCAA Division I-A school invests in you as a player will help determine how beneficial believe that you are to the soccer team and the overall sports program plus the level of support they provide each player.

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

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

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

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for promoting and expanding women's soccer teams at NCAA Division I-A schools? Are NCAA Division I-A colleges aggressively recruiting women's soccer 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 nation are investing in women's soccer programs, thus if soccer 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 soccer 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 with NCAA Division I-A schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-A

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