There are 201 NCAA D1 soccer programs for men in the United States according to the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). The NCAA allows colleges to offer a maximum of 9.9 scholarships for men’s D1 soccer teams. Soccer is an equivalency sport which means that the single scholarships can be divided among multiple players.
The average expenses for a NCAA D1 men’s soccer team in 2014 was $130,887. The low was $21,975 at Quinnipiac University and the high was $422,853 at the University of Connecticut. University of Washington came in second at $418,214 followed by Notre Dame at $403,492. There were 3 schools in the $300,000 and 25 in the $200,000 range.
NCAA D1 Soccer Expenses by Conference
Among the 32 conferences with more than two NCAA D1 soccer programs, the Pac 12 had the highest average expenses at $230,488 followed by the ACC at $209,959, and then the Big East at $205,368. The conference with the lowest average was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with an average of $59,793 for expenses.
The following table lists all colleges with NCAA D1 soccer programs for men and their expenses for 2014. When using these numbers, you need to keep in mind that they include travel expenses which can vary dramatically by region and for teams that make post-conference play. The four-year graduation rate is used for private schools and the five-year rate for public schools. All of this data can be found in the DIY College Rankings Soccer Spreadsheet.
NCAA D1 Men’s Soccer Programs