Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division I schools give to players on college softball teams? Last year NCAA Division I and II schools alone granted $2 billion in undergraduate athletic scholarships. For many student athletes, a scholarship from a NAIA Division I school can make the differencebetween acquiring a college degree and having to put that dream on hold.

If you wish to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division I women's softball 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. AthleticScholarships.com was created to supply student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited by a NAIA Division I school and receiving a women's softball scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division I Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 20 18
Total Number of Athletes 1,920 29,455
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,895 $2,624
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $35,150 $48,452
Total Full Time Head Coaches 30 395
Total Part Time Head Coaches 17 514
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 8 356
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 67 1,428
Average Total Revenue $223,597 $177,493
Average Total Expenses $218,751 $206,051

Make use of the NAIA Division I women's softball statistics above to decide whether or not this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division I schools compare with the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you roughly the total number of female athletes are on NAIA Division I women's softball teams across the country, which helps you see how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you do a comparison of it to the national average. Presently there are 1,920 women participating in softball at NAIA Division I schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates just how much a NAIA Division I college is spending on each player on their women's softball team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. How much a NAIA Division I school spends on you as a player will help determine how important believe that you are to the softball 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 softball program up and running. This can give student athletes a good idea of the level of women's softball programs, facilities and training personnel at NAIA Division I schools across the nation. The more NAIA Division I colleges commit the better quality you should expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are essential to helping you sharpen your talent and help you stay on track athletically and academically so you're able to keep your softball scholarship each year. The more NAIA Division I women's softball coaches there are, the more likely you are to get one-on-one coaching 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 softball programs the more likely it is that they will grow them. When women's softball programs are more profitable and well-known NAIA Division I colleges will spend more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division I colleges will establish new softball teams of their own. More NAIA Division I softball teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in supporting and expanding women's softball teams at NAIA Division I schools? Are NAIA Division I colleges aggressively recruiting women's softball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good idea of how much NAIA Division I colleges around the nation are investing in women's softball programs, thus whether or not softball 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 many NAIA Division I women's softball 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 across the nation. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division I

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