NCAA College Athletics Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: National College Athletic Association
Research Date: April 26th, 2015

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NCAA College Athletic Statistics
Total number of NCAA student athletes420,000
Number of NCAA member institutions1,000
Number of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivisions120
Number of NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivisions125
Number of Division II Divisions149
Number of Division III Divisions236
Number of people who attended NCAA football games each year47.9 million
NCAA Revenue Statistics 
Total annual NCAA College revenue$10.6 billion
NCAA revenue generated from ticket sales$5.6 billion
NCAA Revenue annual revenue from rights agreements$433 million
Amount spent by NCAA college athletics programs annually$10.5 billion
Annual NCAA expenses$707.2 million
NCAA Revenue Distribution 
Percent distributed to Division I schools53 %
Percent distributed to Division II schools4 %
Percent distributed to Division III schools3 %
Percent distributed to Championships13 %
Percent distributed to programs and national office services19 %
Central services (building operations and salaries)4 %
Other services such as the Eligibility Center4 %
Average Division I School Revenue 
College Men’s Football$15.8 million / school
College Men’s Basketball$10.1 million / school
Most Profitable College Football TeamsRevenueProfit
Texas$93,942,815$68,830,484
Georgia$70,838,539$52,529,885
Penn State$70,208,584$50,427,645
Michigan$63,189,417$44,861,184
Florida$68,715,750$44,258,193
Most Profitable College Basketball ConferencesMen’s Basketball Revenue
Big East$154,122,296
Big Ten$138,054,933
ACC$133,479,911
SEC$124,636,534
Big 12$105,706,308
Pac-10$80,129,005
A-10$54,582,759
Total Number of Allowable Sports Scholarships
Division I SportsMen’sWomen’s
Baseball / Softball11.712
Basketball1315
Track & Field12.618
Football850
Golf4.56
Gymnastics6.312
Field Hockey012
Ice Hockey1818
Lacrosse12.612
Rowing020
Soccer9.912
Swimming / Diving9.98.1
Tennis4.58
Volleyball4.512
Water Polo4.58
Wrestling9.90
Division II SportsMen’sWomen’s
Baseball / Softball97.2
Badminton010
Basketball1010
Bowling05
Track & Field12.6912.69
Fencing4.54.5
Football360
Golf3.65.4
Gymnastics5.46
Handball012
Field Hockey06.3
Ice Hockey13.518
Lacrosse10.89.9
Rifle3.67.2
Rowing020
Skiing6.36.3
Soccer99.9
Squash97.2
Swimming / Diving09
Synchronized Swimming05
Tennis4.56
Volleyball4.58
Water Polo4.58
Wrestling90

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 450,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports.

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