THE VALUE OF COLLEGE SPORTS

Each year, more than 450,000 NCAA student-athletes gain skills to succeed on the field, in the classroom and for life. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers and feel better prepared for life after college.

ADVANCING ACADEMICS

PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES

DEVELOPING LIFE SKILLS

ENHANCING COMMUNITIES

  • Every year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in 89 NCAA championships, bringing the thrill of high-level competition to communities across the country.
  • NCAA championships can provide positive economic benefits to communities hosting the events.
  • Student-athletes give back through community service and national partnerships.

Johnny Carter was born to run and jump. The Academy of Art has helped him to flourish on the track while becoming an artist in the classroom. Get to know Johnny.

Dr. Mark A. Emmert became the fifth president of the NCAA in October 2010. Get to know Mark.

The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. This list outlines the many benefits student-athletes receive by playing their chosen sport while pursuing a college degree. Read the list.