Education is important. There are more than 460,000 NCAA student-athletes, and most of them will go pro in something other than sports. NCAA is a trademark of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
What percentage of students play sports in college?
Overall a little over 7% of high school athletes (about 1 in 13) go on to play a varsity sport in college and less than 2% of high school athletes (1 in 57) go on to play at NCAA Division I schools. For additional information, see our page on the Odds of going Pro.
How many student athletes play in the NCAA?
To give you a better idea of size and how these divisions compare, about 176,000 student athletes compete at the Division I level. A little more than 118,000 student-athletes compete in Division II and Division III has just under 188,000 student athletes on its various rosters. And that’s just the NCAA divisions.
How many student athletes get full scholarships?
How do you get a full-ride athletic scholarship? Most student-athletes do not receive a full-ride scholarship—in fact, only 1 percent do. Still, full-ride scholarships as the goal for many athletes, as they typically cover tuition and fees, books, room and board, supplies, and sometimes even living expenses.
What is the easiest sport to go D1 in?
As we said before, lacrosse, ice hockey, and baseball are the easiest men’s sports to get a scholarship in. A good way to measure this is by looking at the percentage of high school athletes that advance to play in college and receive some kind of athletic scholarship.
Which sport requires the most stamina?
Top-10 Endurance Sports
How often do college athletes go pro?
Do many NCAA student-athletes go on to play professionally? Fewer than 2 percent of NCAA student-athletes go on to be professional athletes. In reality, most student-athletes depend on academics to prepare them for life after college. Education is important.
What do college athletes do if they don’t go pro?
Most of them do what every other person leaving college does: Start the rest of their lives. Get a job; find someone to love, if that hadn’t already happened; maybe start a family. That’s why the NCAA runs ads during its competitions emphasizing that most athletes go pro in something other than sports.
Is playing a D1 sport worth it?
That being said, there are meaningful benefits to being a Division 1 athlete. It is no secret that D1 schools have more financial backing, generally resulting in better facilities, higher-paid coaches, more scholarship money, and more considerable resources.