Key Facts & Figures About Collegiate Play

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$12,800 Average cost of one year at an in-state public school

$19,000 Average cost of one year at an out-of-state public school

$27,800 Average cost of one year at a private college

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$12,800 Average cost of one year at an in-state public school

$19,000 Average cost of one year at an out-of-state public school

$27,800 Average cost of one year at a private college

$10,500 Average cost of one year at a two-year community college

6'11" Average height of centers from the 2006-2007 final top 10 NCAA D-I basketball teams

6'8" Average height of centers from the 2006-2007 final top 10 NCAA D-III basketball teams

211 lbs. Average weight of PAC-10 starting quarterbacks in 2007

194 lbs. Average weight of Mid-American Conference starting quarterbacks in 2007

77 Percent of NCAA D-I student athletes who graduate within six years

Estimated Probability of Competing in Athletics Beyond High School, College*

 
Basketball (M)
Basketball (w)
Football Baseball
Hockey (M)
Soccer (M)
Number of HS senior athletes
156,096
129,408
306,227
134,477
10,361
102,553
Number of NCAA freshman positions
4,735
4,313
17,501
8,219
1,135
5,655
Percentage of athletes who transition from HS to NCAA
3%
3.3%
5.7%
6.1%
11%
5.5%
Number of NCAA athletes drafted into a professional league, per year
44
32
250
600
33
76
Percentage of NCAA athletes who transition to a professional league
1.2%
1%
1.8%
9.4%
3.7%
1.7%
Percentage of HS athletes who eventually transition to a professional league
.03%
.02%
.08%
.45%
.32%
.07%

+1200 Colleges, universities, conferences and non-profits that comprise the NCAA , which represents more than 380,000 student-athletes in 31 different championship sports

$1 billion Amount NCAA schools award in athletic scholarships each year

More than 126,000 student-athletes receive a partial or full scholarship

$33 billion Amount the federal government provides in grant aid for postsecondary education

1.7 million Number of students who take advantage of the 2,300 sources of college funding, which totals nearly $3 billion*

*Source: collegeboard.com

$1 million Potential earnings gap over a lifetime between someone with a high school diploma and someone with a college degree


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