NCAA athletes without student debt in the U.S. 2019, by division

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, is an American sports association that organizes different sports programs for many great schools and universities in United States and made up of various institutions or organizations. Its headquarters are located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The NCAA is the largest university sports organization in the world and, due to the great popularity of university sports with spectators in the United States, it occupies a prominent place on the American sports scene. NCAA sports are divided into divisions, with Division I being the highest level which includes the main athletic colleges in terms of budget, facilities, and scholarships. Some of the top performing athletes at high school level are often awarded college scholarships that cover all, or part, of their college tuition fees. During a November 2019 survey, 53 percent of NCAA Division I student-athletes in the United States stated that they left college with no student debt.

Share of NCAA student-athletes with no student debt at graduation in the United States as of November 2019, by division

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

November 2019

Number of respondents

4,889 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

graduated 1990-2019

Method of interview

Online survey

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