This page contains very important information for anyone wishing to attend college and possibly play baseball. Review the entire page and discuss the information with you parents, coaches or advisors.
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List of colleges that offer baseball programs
Baseball Scholarship Information
Often athletes have their heart set on getting a “full ride” to college. The reality of the situation in today’s economic and educational environment, a “full ride” or scholarships that cover all expenses is NOT the norm. Everyone on a team is not on scholarship, some play the game just for association, the fun and to say they played ball in college.
|Division||How Many Schools||Scholarship Count||Scholarship Details|
|NCAA D-I||339 schools||11.7||“Full Rides” are rare, coaches have the option to divide scholarships so many players on the roster will benefit.|
|NCAA D-II||313 schools||9||Full or partial scholarships can be awarded. It is common that many roster or walk on players receive no scholarship support|
|NCAA D-III||441 schools||None||Athletic scholarships or grants are not available. Many athletes do qualify for financial aid or academic scholarships|
|AIA||214 schools||12||Full or partial scholarships can be awarded. Many athletes do qualify for academic scholarships or financial aid|
|NJCAA D-I||177||24||Many scholarships are full rides and can cover all expenses. Some schools offer partial scholarships as an alterative|
|NJCAA D-II||132||24||Scholarship can only cover tuition, fees and books. Partial scholarships are also awarded.|
|NJCAA D-III||85||None||Athletic scholarships are not available. Some athletes do qualify for academic awards or financial assistance|
Michigan College Connects’ best recommendations and guidelines to manage your college expectations and have a great college career!
- Get good grades … being an exceptional athlete is only part of what coaches are looking for.
- Be of Great Character … coaches don’t want to manage your life, they assume you know right from wrong
- Don’t expect a full scholarship
- Be willing to play more than one position – coaches will keep the players that are easy to work with, have a great attitude and are flexible
- When you speak with different coaches, ask them what they are looking for in their players and what is most important to them.
- If you don’t hear from a college that you have always wanted to play for, consider having an exceptional year at a Junior College and then transfer to a 4 year college after your freshman year
Michigan College Financial Assistance
Looking for financial assistance information? The Michigan College Funding website has a ton of great information.