What is the NCAA?

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes.

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Members

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* Number does not include exploratory schools.

Whose ranks include:

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Nearly half a million college athletes
make up the 19,750 teams that send?more
than 52,500 participants to compete each
year in the NCAA’s 90 championships
in 24 sports across 3 divisions.

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Who makes the rules?

Member representatives serve on committees that propose rules and policies surrounding college sports. Members ultimately decide which rules to adopt – everything from recruiting and compliance to academics and championships – and implement them on campus.

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What does the national office do?

The 500 employees at the NCAA’s Indianapolis headquarters interpret and support member legislation, run all championships and manage programs that benefit student-athletes.

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