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Why Choose the NAIA?

Maximizing Your Return on Athletics™

The NAIA provides members the tools and opportunities to support their institutional strategic priorities. Return on Athletics (ROA) is the NAIA’s proprietary approach to the management of collegiate athletics. Through data analytics, ROA provides institutional-level insight so members can maximize the impact athletics has on enrollment, student success, and financial viability.

 

ROA - Return on Athletics

 

Learn more about Return on Athletics

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Watch to learn how you can:

Drive Enrollment • Improve Student Success • Strengthen Financial Outlook

Experience Today's NAIA

NAIA - The Right Choice for You!

Return on Athletics™ Enrollment Management

 

Member Facts and Figures

Average full-time enrollment: 1,700
Private institutions: 81%
Faith-based institutions: 65%
Average # of sports: 14
Average # of student-athletes: 254
Median athletics budget: $3.21 MM
Operating budget: $1.5 MM
Athletic aid: $1.42 MM
Institutions qualify a national championship: 75%

Membership Steps

1 Oct
Applications must
be received in the
NAIA National
Office
1 Dec
Initial review
determines whether
a campus visit will
be conducted
During Jan
Webinar conducted
with prospective
member school
staff
During Feb
Membership
Evaluation Team
visits campus
During Apr
Council of Presidents
meeting - Institution
isnotified of the
decision within
10 days
1 Jul
If approved,
membership
becomes effective

Start the Process Today!

STEP 2
CAMPUS VISIT

If your institution qualifies,
the Membership Team schedule
a campus visit.

STEP 3:
VOTING

The NAIA Council of Presidents will
vote on your membership.

Contact the Membership Team

Learn more about what the NAIA has to offer your institution.

Kevin Dee

Kevin Dee

VP for Campus & Conference Initiatives
816.595.8106
kdee@naia.org

 

Julie McCollum

Julie McCollum

Director of Membership Sales & Services
816.595.8121
jmccollum@naia.org

 

NOTE: If you are a student or parent, please contact the
NAIA Eligibility Center.

NAIA Products and Services

Return on Athletics

NAIA's proprietary optimization tool

Champions of Character

NAIA's core values
 

NAIA Showcase

One-day recruiting events

SS360

Analytics tool for new collegiate sports

InCred

International academic credential evaluation

NAC Esports

College esports association

PlayNAIA

NAIA Eligibility Center

NAIA History
Champions of Character
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