COLLEGE SOCCER STRUCTURE

NCAA

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National Collegiate Athletic Association 

Indianapolis, IN



The NCAA offers three divisions across all 50 states with a number of different soccer programs, school sizes, and unique opportunities for student athletes.  

DIVISION BREAKDOWNS

NCAA DIVISION I

NCAA DIVISION III

NCAA DIVISION II

  • Maximum of 9.9 full athletic scholarships per program for men
  • Maximum of 14.0 full athletic scholarships per program for women 
  • 205 men's programs 
  • 335 women's programs

NCAA DIVISION II

NCAA DIVISION III

NCAA DIVISION II

  • Maximum of 9 full athletic scholarships per program for men 
  • Maximum of 9.9 full athletic scholarships per program for women 
  • 214 men's programs 
  • 265 women's programs

NCAA DIVISION III

NCAA DIVISION III

NCAA DIVISION III

  • No athletic scholarships offered by programs
  • 415 men's programs 
  • 440 women's programs

NAIA

NJCAA

NCAA DIVISION III

  • 12 full athletic scholarships per program
  • 188 men's programs
  • 189 women's programs

NJCAA

NJCAA

NJCAA

  • 24 full athletic scholarships per program for men 
  • 24 scholarships per program for women
  • 222 men's programs
  • 193 women's programs 


PLAYER RESOURCES

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

Required to play NCAA Division I and II soccer. 

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NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER

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COMMON APPLICATION

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NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

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