Possible varsity college sports pay for college USA

The following table shows how many universities support the individual sports in each division of the NCAA. There are many programs in the NAIA as well:

  Men's   Women's   Mixed
  I II III Total   I II III Total   I II III Total
Baseball 286 227 352 865        
Basketball 327 278 390 995   325 276 422 1023    
Cross Country 306 224 340 870   321 252 367 940       2 2
Fencing 20 3 13 36   25 3 15 43   1 1   2
Field Hockey     76 26 153 255    
Football
238 151 229 618        
Golf 290 192 263 745   225 99 142 466     3 9 12
Gymnastics 17 1 2 20   64 6 15 85    
Ice Hockey 58 7 69 134   30 2 40 72    
Lacrosse 54 29 129 212   77 32 149 258    
Rifle 4  0 4 8   11      0 2 13   18 2 6 26
Rowing     85 16 42 143    
Skiing 14 8 17 39   16 9 18 43    
Soccer 199 157 373 729   295 203 398 896    
Softball 265 254 389 908
Swimming 143 52 191 386 187 68 232 487   1   1
Tennis 269 166 307 742 312 210 357 879     1 1
Track, Indoor 247 106 208 561 289 108 219 616   1 1 2
Track, Outdoor 264 151 243 658 294 156 252 702   1 1 2
Volleyball 23 15 43 81 312 260 407 979
Water Polo 21 9 16 46 30 10 18 58
Wrestling 86 39 98 223

  Emerging Sports for Women
  I II III Total  
Archery 3     3  
Badminton     3 3  
Bowling 26 14 2 42  
Equestrian 13 5 N/A 18  
Rugby 1 1 2  
Squash 8 0 19 27
Sync. Swimming 3 1 3 7  

Source: NCAA.org


It is important to know that the NCAA III is not allowed to allocate scholarships for college sport, but that only the divisions NCAA I, NCAA II and the NAIA may award athletic scholarships. The NCAA III does maintain college teams and coaches, but does not offer scholarships for participation on these teams. Sometimes, athletes in this division are awarded academic scholarships or scholarships that are for international students solely. There are only very few if any scholarships available for emerging sports.