The NAIA Model: Return on Athletics®
NAIA schools maximize their Return on Athletics®
department net return
Average net return
Average net return of Top 100
Directors’ Cup schools
Average increase in NAIA student-
athlete participation over five years
Compare to the Competition
NAIA member schools offer a high-level of competition at an affordable cost
Overall Median Operating Budgets
The NAIA median operating budget is
$1.8MM less than DII and
$1.2MM less than DIII.
Top 100 Median Operating Budgets
NAIA’s Top 100 Directors’ Cup schools
spend $3MM less than DII Top 100 and
$2MM less than DIII Top 100
The Power of Information
NAIA members have access to ROA Insights, a proprietary analytics tools which provides institutional-level data on student-athlete enrollment, retention, and net return. ROA Insight calculators shows how specific efforts and adjustments to an athletics program can affect the overall health of an institution.
How could your school leverage this power?