How College Softball Scholarships Break Down by State

Every piece of NCAA softball scholarship information about money, number of teams, and average scholarships can be found by state on FloSoftball.

Division # of Schools # of Teams Varsity Athletes Avg. Team Size Athletic Scholarship team limit Avg Athletic Scholarship
NCAA I 295 295 6,107 21 12 $15,296
NCAA II 295 295 5,880 20 7.2 $7,335
NCAA III 414 414 7,502 18 - $ -
NAIA 188 188 3,946 21 10 $6,835
USCAA & Other 4 year 21 21 309 15 - $1,361
NJCAA 350 350 5,976 17 24 $3,066
CCCAA & Other 2 year 110 110 1,686 15 - $286
Totals 1,673 1,673 31,406 19 $5,424
(1) Varsity Rosters may include junior varsity, redshirt, reserve and/or practice squad players and do not reflect club or intramural team participants.

** Softball is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can be awarded to meet the limit per school. For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 18 softball players each a 2/3 scholarship and still meet the limit of 12 per school.


Average Athletic Scholarship is the average award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.

Chances of a high school athlete competing in College Softball * Women
Number of US High School Softball Players 373,892
Number of US College Softball Players (see table above) 31,406
% of foreign students playing NCAA softball * 0.90%
% of US High School Players competing at any College Level 8.30%
% of US High School Players competing at NCAA I Schools 1.60%

NCAA I Softball Teams Average Low High
Scholarships Awarded per team 19 13 24
Average Scholarship per team $20,715 $7,281 $47,624

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