NCAA D1 Softball Colleges List

softball field representing d1 softball collegesHigh school softball players looking to compete at the highest level in college will be targeting NCAA Division 1 schools. These colleges offer the most scholarships and the most competitive level of play. The table below is a listing of all D1 softball colleges.

New York (21), California (20), and Texas (19) have the most colleges with D1 Softball Colleges. On average, D1 colleges spend $188,640 on operating expenses per team. The University of Florida, Texas A&M, LSU, and Florida State all spend more than $600,000 per team. The SEC has the highest average among the conferences, followed by the Big 12 and the Pac-12.

The information is based on data from the NCAA, the Office of Postsecondary Education, and the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System. Given conference realignments and schools changing divisions, it’s very likely to contain some inaccuracies or outdated information. Use at your own risk. 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 Softball Spreadsheet.

NCAA D1 Softball Colleges


  1. Note to WebMaster: South Carolina Columbia is in the SEC, South Carolina Update is in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Your list of D1 softball teams have these two backwards.

    • Michelle Kretzschmar says:

      Thanks for taking the time to let me know. The data sources for conferences aren’t the most reliable.

      Michelle

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