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Probability of Competing Beyond High School

Many boys and girls grow up dreaming of playing sports in college and beyond. But of the nearly 8 million students currently participating in high school athletics in the United States, only 495,000 of them will compete at NCAA schools. And of that group, only a fraction will realize their goal of becoming a professional or Olympic athlete.
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For the rest, the experiences of college athletics and the life lessons they learn along the way will help them as they pursue careers in other fields. Education is a vital part of the college athletics experience, and student-athletes graduate at higher rates than their peers in the student body.
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These charts show the estimated probability of competing in athletics beyond high school – both in college and professionally:

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Baseball

Out of 7,880 draft eligible NCAA baseball players, 775 were drafted by MLB.

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Football

Out of 16,346 draft eligible NCAA football players, 255 were drafted in to the NFL.

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Men's Basketball

Out of 4,181 draft eligible NCAA men's basketball players, 52 were drafted into the NBA.

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Men's Ice Hockey

Out of 940 draft eligible NCAA men's ice hockey players, 65 were drafted into the NHL.

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Women's Basketball

Out of 3,674 draft eleigible NCAA women's basketball players, 32 were drafted into the WNBA.

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