PERCENTAGE CHANCE OF PLAYING NCAA COLLEGE SPORTS

HOW MANY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES GET TO COMPETE AT COLLEGE LEVEL

Important. NCAA Eligibility Rules.

NCAA Recruiting Rules.

How to be better at recruiting than your competition.

How to improve your scholarship opportunities.

Seven things parents need to know about college sports recruiting.

National signing day.

Many high school students play sports – both girls and boys, those that are good start to think they could play their sport at college level. It’s not that easy. The truth is that most high school athletes wont get the opportunity to play. Have you ever stopped to consider what the chances are of earning a scholarship to play college baseball, basketball or even football? Not only must you be tops in your sport but you also need to be a good student because your grades and test scores are vital to your chances of landing a scholarship.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)has compiled the following chart that estimates the probability of high school athletes competing in college athletics.

Athletes Women’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Baseball Men’s Ice Hockey Football Men’s soccer
High School Athletes 452,929 546,335 470,671 36,263 1,071,775 358,935
High School senior athletes 129,408 156,096 134,477 10,361 306,221 102,553
NCAA Athletes 15,096 16,571 28,767 3,973 61,252 19,797
NCAA Freshman Positions 4,313 4,735 8,219 1,135 17,501 5,655
NCAA Senior Athletes 3,355 3,682 6,393 883 13,612 4,398
NCAA Senior Athletes Drafted 32 44 600 33 250 75
Percentage: High School To NCAA 3.3% 3.0% 6.1% 11.0% 5.7% 5.5%
Percentage: NCAA To Professional 1.0% 1.2% 9.4% 3.7% 1.8% 1.7%
Percentage: High School To Professional 0.02% 0.03% 0.45% 0.32% 0.08% 0.07%

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, has estimated that the chances of competing in your chosen sport at the college level is not great. For example, only 3% of high school senior basketball players will play NCAA sponsored basketball. These figures do not take into account the opportunities that are available to compete in the lower divisions of the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA.

Read more. What are my chances of playing college sport?

NCAA General summary, detailed figures and an explanation of the methodology used to compile the above chart.

Graduation rates for NCAA athletes.

NCAA Eligibility Requirements. The importance of academics.

Debunking the myths about college sports.

NCAA aims for academic success for student-athletes.

Note: These percentages are based on estimated data and should be considered as being approximations only of the actual percentages. For further information you should visit the NCAA website. Permission is hereby granted to any not-for-profit or educational website to re-publish this article or any part thereof.

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