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Why Choose the NAIA?

The NAIA is the ONLY athletic association that serves the interests of small colleges by driving student-athlete enrollment and financial sustainability. Read to learn more about the NAIA Advantage.

Member Facts and Figures

Average full-time enrollment: 1,400

Private institutions: 82%

Faith-based institutions: 65%

Average # of sports: 17

Average # of student-athletes: 308

Median athletics budget: $3.98 MM

Operating budget: 1.8 MM

Athletic aid: 2.04 MM

Institutions that qualify for a national
championship: 75%

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