Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division II schools give to players on college basketball teams? Last year NCAA Division I and II schools alone awarded $2 billion in undergraduate athletic scholarships. For some student athletes, a scholarship from a NAIA Division II school can mean the differencebetween getting a college degree and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you want to be a competitor for one of the many NAIA Division II men's basketball scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. AthleticScholarships.com was created to present student athletes with the information they need to increase their chances of being recruited by a NAIA Division II school and receiving a men's basketball scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NAIA Division II Men's Basketball

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division II Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 18 16
Total Number of Athletes 2,372 31,007
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $2,549 $7,596
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $41,924 $115,744
Total Full Time Head Coaches 68 1,169
Total Part Time Head Coaches 153 1,728
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 12 1,596
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 341 3,692
Average Total Revenue $207,236 $760,287
Average Total Expenses $201,721 $579,580

Utilize the NAIA Division II men's basketball statistics above to decide whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division II schools compare with the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you roughly how many male athletes are on NAIA Division II men's basketball teams across the country, which will help you figure out how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you do a comparison of it to the national average. At present there are 2,372 men involved in basketball at NAIA Division II schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates how much a NAIA Division II college is paying for each player on their men's basketball team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NAIA Division II school invests in you as a player will help signify how important they feel you are to the basketball team and the overall sports program and also the amount of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost on average for a NAIA Division II college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the basketball program up and running. This can give student athletes a good idea of the quality of men's basketball programs, facilities and training personnel at NAIA Division II schools across the nation. The more NAIA Division II colleges spend the better quality you may expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are essential to helping you develop your abilities and help you stay on track athletically and academically so you're able to keep your basketball scholarship year after year. The more NAIA Division II men's basketball coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll get one-on-one instruction and attention you need to reach your primary goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NAIA Division II colleges can earn off their men's basketball programs the more likely it is that they will expand them. When men's basketball programs are more profitable and well-known NAIA Division II colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division II colleges will establish new basketball teams of their own. More NAIA Division II basketball teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in promoting and expanding men's basketball teams at NAIA Division II schools? Are NAIA Division II colleges aggressively recruiting men's basketball players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good idea of how much NAIA Division II colleges throughout the country are investing in men's basketball programs, thus whether or not basketball scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you want to be a contender for one of the numerous NAIA Division II men's basketball scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division II schools in your state compare to NAIA Division II schools across the nation. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division II

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