Who’s Playing College Sports: Trends in Participation

Published on June 23rd, 2007

This study provides the most accurate and comprehensive examination of participation trends to date. We analyze data from almost every higher education institution in the country and utilize data and methods that are free of the shortcomings present in previous research on this subject. A 10-year NCAA sample containing 738 NCAA colleges and universities is examined over the 1995-96 to 2004-05 period. In addition, a complete four-year sample containing 1,895 higher education institutions is examined over the 2001-02 to 2004-05 period.


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Trends in Participtation: All Institutions

Trends in Participtation: Division

Trends in Participtation: State

Who's Playing College Sports: Trends in Participation (Full Report)