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NCAA Recruiting Facts

– Division I schools enroll the most students, have the largest athletic budgets, offer varied academic programs, and provide the most athletic scholarships and financial support.
– 58% of Division I student-athletes receive some level of athletic aid.
– Division II provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, high-level athletics competition, and community engagement, with 67% of student-athletes receiving athletic aid.
– Division III offers an integrated environment focusing on academic success, competitive athletics, and nonathletic opportunities. 80% of student-athletes receive academic scholarships or need-based grants.
– The graduation rate for student-athletes, including transfers, is 88%.
– Most high school athletes don’t earn athletic scholarships for college.
– NCAA student-athletes graduate at a higher rate than the general student body.
– Fewer than 2% of NCAA student-athletes go on to be professional athletes.
– Over 500,000 student-athletes participate in NCAA sports across 20,000 teams in 3 divisions.
– The percentage of high school athletes moving from high school to NCAA varies from 3.5% to 12.3%, depending on the sport.