College Scholarship Information

Athletic Scholarships
Number Participants * limit per school ** Average team size
Division  of Schools Men Women Men Women Men’s Women’s
NCAA  I                327       5,691        8,817 9.9 14             28               27
NCAA  II               252       5,830        6,605 9 9.9             29               26
NCAA  III               423      11,416       10,025             28               24
NAIA               206       5,523        4,683 12 12             28               24
NJCAA               232       4,856        3,412 18 18             23               19
Other Divisions               192       3,924        2,981 n/a             23               20
Totals             1,632      37,240       36,523                 27               24
* Statistics report student athlete participation at the collegiate varsity level (including JV and freshman teams)  and do not reflect school club and intramural sports teams. Athletic scholarships are not awarded for participation in either club or intramural sports.

 

Number of college athletic scholarships available for College Soccer: (2013)
Athletic Scholarships
Scholarship limit per team Number of teams
Division Type ** Men Women Men’s Women’s
NCAA  I Equivalency 9.9 14 204 323
NCAA  II Equivalency 9 9.9 199 250
NCAA  III none 404 416
NAIA Equivalency 12 12 196 194
NJCAA head-count 18 18 213 181
Other Divisions varies n/a 167 150
Totals    1,383        1,514

**  Soccer is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded to meet the NCAA limit per school.  For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 21 female soccer players each a 2/3 equivalent scholarship and still meet the limit of 14.   Additionally, these are the annual limits for the entire team;  so for a 4 year school  only about  25% of the limit per school  will  typically be  available for  incoming students.  For more information click here for details..

 

1,632 schools sponsored varsity level Soccer teams during 2013:
Athletic Scholarships
Number Participants * limit per school ** Average team size
Division of Schools Men Women Men Women Men’s Women’s
NCAA  I               327       5,691        8,817 9.9 14             28               27
NCAA  II               252       5,830        6,605 9 9.9             29               26
NCAA  III               423      11,416       10,025             28               24
NAIA               206       5,523        4,683 12 12             28               24
NJCAA               232       4,856        3,412 18 18             23               19
Other Divisions               192       3,924        2,981 n/a             23               20
Totals            1,632      37,240       36,523             27               24
* Statistics report student athlete participation at the collegiate varsity level (including JV and freshman teams)  and do not reflect school club and intramural sports teams. Athletic scholarships are not awarded for participation in either club or intramural sports.
Number of college athletic scholarships available for College Soccer:
Athletic Scholarships Average Athletically based
Scholarship limit per team Number of teams Student aid per athlete ***
Division Type ** Men Women Men’s Women’s  Men  Women
NCAA  I Equivalency 9.9 14 204 323  $        13,821  $          14,660
NCAA  II Equivalency 9 9.9 199 250  $           5,362  $             6,599
NCAA  III none 404 416  $                  –  $                    –
NAIA Equivalency 12 12 196 194  $           6,431  $             6,791
NJCAA head-count 18 18 213 181  $           1,960  $             2,698
Other Divisions varies n/a 167 150  $              342  $                474
Totals    1,383        1,514  $           5,266  $             6,382
**  Soccer is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded to meet the NCAA limit per school.  For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 21 female soccer players each a 2/3 equivalent scholarship and still meet the limit of 14.   Additionally, these are the annual limits for the entire team;  so for a 4 year school  only about  25% of the limit per school  will  typically be  available for  incoming students.  See our page on scholarship limits for more information.*** Athletically based student aid is the average per participating student athlete for all varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletically based student aid. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this. These averages are strictly for athletically related student aid and do not include academically based and other financial assistance that all students – including athletes – may qualify for. NCAA & NJCAA Division III schools  do not award athletic scholarships, but provide other financial assistance that student athletes may qualify for.
Chances of a high school athlete competing in College Soccer * Men Women
Number of High School Soccer Players 412,351  371,393
Number of College Soccer Players 37,240 36,523
% of high school players competing in college 8.9% 9.6%
* See our page on the chances of a High School Athlete competing in College for more information