How Many Scholarships Are There for Division I College Basketball?

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Georgia Tech's Kyle Sturdivant (1) handles the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Jan 24, 2024, 2:50 PM

Division I men’s college basketball teams generally have 13 scholarships per team. (Women’s basketball has 15.) 

There are currently 362 Division I men’s basketball programs, and all but the eight Ivy League schools give out athletic scholarships. That means there are 354 Division I programs giving out 13 scholarships apiece.

How Many Scholarships for Division I College Basketball?

With 4,602 total men’s scholarships up for grabs across 354 current programs, and accounting for about three departing players every season, there are roughly 1,150 men’s basketball scholarships available for aspiring collegiate players in any given year. 

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.