Founded in 1906
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a nonprofit association committed to providing opportunity for more than 480,000 student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. Their success on the field, in the classroom and in life is at the heart of our mission at the NCAA. Nearly 1,100 NCAA colleges and universities in Division I, Division II and Division III collectively invest in improving the experiences of college athletes. Colleges, universities, athletics conferences and other affiliated organizations are NCAA members, and the NCAA national office staff in Indianapolis supports the members.