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168 schools sponsored varsity level Ice Hockey teams during 2015:

              Athletic Scholarships Average Athletic
  Number Number of teams Varsity Athletes (1) Average team size limit per team ** Scholarship (2) 
Division  of Schools Men's Women's    Men       Women  Men's Women's    Men       Women     Men       Women 
NCAA  I  61 60 36 1,649 869 27 24 18 18  $        14,945  $        14,456
NCAA  II * 8 7 5 204 95 29 24 13.5 18  $          4,840  $          5,880
NCAA  III 81 79 59 2,314 1,341 30 23 - -  $                   -  $                   -
NAIA 10 10 3 343 58 34 19 - -  $          5,720  $          6,920
NJCAA 8 7 1 157 12 22 12 16 -  $              501  $              677
Totals  168 163 104 4,667 2,375 29 23      $          5,914  $          5,871

 (1) Varsity Rosters may include  redshirt, reserve and/or practice squad players and do not reflect club or intramural participants
 
* Hockey teams at most NCAA II member schools compete at the NCAA I level.

*Ice Hockey is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded (up to 30 per team in NCAA Division I) to meet the limit per school.  For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 27 ice Hockey players each a 2/3  scholarship and still meet the  limit of 18 per school.   Ice Hockey is not an official NAIA sport. NAIA member institutions with varsity hockey programs compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) which includes both varsity and club programs from US colleges nationwide.

(2) Average Athletic Scholarship is the average award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.
 
2016 Odds of a high school athlete playing College Hockey *    Men    Women
Number of US High School Hockey players  35,875 9,418
Number of US College Hockey Players (See table above)   4,667 2,375
% of foreign students playing NCAA Hockey * 21.0% 26.9%
% of US High School Players competing at any College level 10.3% 18.4%
% of US High School Players competing at NCAA I Schools 3.6% 6.7%
 
* See our page on the chances of a High School Athlete playing in College for more information.

 

New Data!  2016 Athletic Scholarship Averages for NCAA I Hockey teams

The following are the results of our 2016 survey of NCAA I schools that sponsored varsity hockey teams during their 2015-16 fiscal years.  The results reflect the average number of athletic scholarships and the average award by responding  schools, as well as the low and high range for the number and average amount of scholarships awarded per team:
2016 NCAA Golf
Men's NCAA I Hockey Teams Average Low  High
Scholarships awarded per team 22 16 25
Average Scholarship per team  $     31,756  $       19,934  $        35,986
Women's NCAA I Hockey Teams Average Low  High
Scholarships awarded per team 20 20 20
Average Scholarship per team  $    41,693  $        41,208  $       42,179

Number of scholarships awarded is per team, so for 4 year schools typically only 25% or so will be available for the incoming (i.e. freshmen) class. Data includes responding schools only, programs that do not award athletic scholarships (Ivy League, etc.) are not included in these results.

 

 Interactive Map - US College Hockey Programs:

 

Quick Stats - all US Colleges that sponsored varsity Hockey teams in 2015:

            Average Athletic     SAT Math  
Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1)    Scholarship (2)     Annual Tuition & Fees   Average (3) %
Hockey Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Men    Women    In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK NCAA I          27              - 14,155 13,705         4,608     15,264
University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK NCAA I          28              - 12,233 10,094         4,176     14,832
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville AL NCAA I          26              - 18,925 14,761         9,158     21,232 530 650 82%
Arizona State University Tempe AZ NCAA I          26              - 19,723 19,685         9,484     23,830 520 640 84%
Colorado College  Colorado Springs CO NCAA I          26              - 39,954           -        46,000     46,000 18%
U.S. Air Force Academy Colorado Springs CO NCAA I          27              - full ride! full ride!                -                -   620 710 17%
University of Denver Denver CO NCAA I          27              - 25,155 36,432      41,112     41,112 560 660 76%
Connecticut College New London CT NCAA III          33           25             -             -        47,420     47,420 38%
Post University Waterbury CT NCAA II          24 new 6,502 7,877      15,310     15,310 380 480 87%
Quinnipiac University Hamden CT NCAA I          28           25 24,271 28,116      39,170     39,170 500 610 66%
Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT NCAA I          29           29 11,559 10,357      35,500     35,500 57%
Trinity College Hartford CT NCAA III          29           23             -             -        46,796     46,796 33%
University of Connecticut Storrs CT NCAA I          26           25 19,347 19,239         9,858     30,038 590 690 50%
Wesleyan University Middletown CT NCAA III          23           25             -             -        47,702     47,702 24%
Yale University New Haven CT NCAA I          28           30             -             -        45,800     45,800 700 800 6%
Aurora University Aurora IL NCAA III          40              -             -             -        21,120     21,120 460 560 81%
Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL NCAA III          29           21             -             -        40,448     40,448 55%
Lindenwood University Belleville IL NAIA           33           26 2,744 4,575      15,230     15,230 450 540 53%
Robert Morris University  - Chicago Chicago IL NAIA           87           15 7,608 8,790      23,700     23,700 24%
Robert Morris University  -Peoria Peoria IL NAIA           17              - 7,608 8,790      23,700     23,700 24%
Holy Cross College Notre Dame IN NAIA           18              - 6,492 7,746      26,200     26,200 410 520 93%
Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne IN NAIA           47              - 8,166 11,113      24,450     24,450 420 540 71%
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN NCAA I          28              - 28,988 25,998      45,730     45,730 680 770 21%
American International College Springfield MA NCAA I          27              - 9,334 10,827      30,940     30,940 390 495 68%
            Average Athletic     SAT Math  
Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1)    Scholarship (2)     Annual Tuition & Fees   Average (3) %
Hockey Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Men    Women    In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Amherst College Amherst MA NCAA III          24           21             -             -        47,720     47,720 680 770 14%
Assumption College Worcester MA NCAA II          30              - 4,646 4,572      35,510     35,510 81%
Babson College Wellesley MA NCAA III          27              -             -             -        45,120     45,120 610 710 26%
Becker College Worcester MA NCAA III          43           17             -             -        31,320     31,320 440 560 62%
Bentley University Waltham MA NCAA I          26              - 4,684 6,109      40,990     40,990 610 690 46%
Boston College Chestnut Hill MA NCAA I          24           23 28,665 23,613      46,670     46,670 640 740 34%
Boston University Boston MA NCAA I          27           25 22,453 28,224      45,686     45,686 620 730 35%
College of the Holy Cross Worcester MA NCAA I          28           24 13,571 11,260      45,080     45,080 43%
Curry College Milton MA NCAA III          27              -             -             -        33,750     33,750 430 520 87%
Endicott College Beverly MA NCAA III          32           29             -             -        28,994     28,994 73%
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg MA NCAA III          28              -             -             -           8,773     14,913 460 560 72%
Framingham State University Framingham MA NCAA III          30              -             -             -           8,773     14,913 460 550 62%
Harvard University Cambridge MA NCAA I          32           26             -             -        40,418     40,418 710 800 6%
Merrimack College North Andover MA NCAA I          28           22 14,123 11,676      34,615     34,615 78%
Nichols College Dudley MA NCAA III          38           26             -             -        32,070     32,070 76%
Northeastern University Boston MA NCAA I          29           25 26,196 27,450      42,534     42,534 680 760 32%
Salem State University Salem MA NCAA III          28           24             -             -           8,773     14,913 448 540 71%
Stonehill College Easton MA NCAA II          29              - 6,096 5,837      37,426     37,426 77%
Suffolk University Boston MA NCAA III          33              -             -             -        32,530     32,530 460 590 84%
Tufts University Medford MA NCAA III          28              -             -             -        47,596     47,596 680 760 17%
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst MA NCAA I          26              - 15,670 14,269      11,684     28,017 570 670 61%
University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston MA NCAA III          29           28             -             -        11,684     28,017 490 580 71%
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA NCAA III          26              -             -             -        12,252     27,950 470 570 77%
University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell MA NCAA I          29              - 9,055 8,894      12,252     27,950 540 640 62%
            Average Athletic     SAT Math  
Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1)    Scholarship (2)     Annual Tuition & Fees   Average (3) %
Hockey Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Men    Women    In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston MA NCAA III          34              -             -             -        29,320     29,320 530 630 83%
Western New England University Springfield MA NCAA III          23              -             -             -        31,200     31,200 500 600 80%
Westfield State University Westfield MA NCAA III          25              -             -             -           8,773     14,913 460 550 75%
Williams College Williamstown MA NCAA III          26           25             -             -        48,030     48,030 670 770 19%
Worcester State University Worcester MA NCAA III          30              -             -             -           8,773     14,913 450 560 61%
Stevenson University Stevenson MD NCAA III  new            22             -             -        26,976     26,976 450 550 62%
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME NCAA III          34           21             -             -        46,354     46,354 15%
Colby College Waterville ME NCAA III          26           23             -             -        45,360     45,360 620 720 28%
University of Maine Orono ME NCAA I          27           26 14,873 13,166         8,370     26,250 480 600 83%
University of New England Biddeford ME NCAA III          29           24             -             -        32,880     32,880 490 580 86%
University of Southern Maine Portland ME NCAA III          29           19             -             -           6,578     17,290 440 550 84%
Adrian College Adrian MI NCAA III          27           26             -             -        31,870     31,870 450 530 62%
Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI NAIA           35              - 2,343 2,684      27,332     27,332 65%
Ferris State University Big Rapids MI NCAA I          27              - 6,066 7,683      10,677     16,467 78%
Finlandia University Hancock MI NCAA III          27           16             -             -        20,980     20,980 45%
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie MI NCAA I          29              - 9,155 8,164      10,128     15,192 470 540 91%
Lawrence Technological University Southfield MI NAIA           21              - 5,736 8,600      29,580     29,580 540 650 57%
Michigan State University East Lansing MI NCAA I          27              - 18,627 15,244      13,200     34,965 540 690 66%
Michigan Technological University Houghton MI NCAA I          32              - 8,947 11,270      13,740     29,220 570 680 76%
Northern Michigan University Marquette MI NCAA I          31              - 9,394 10,402         8,664     13,896 72%
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI NCAA I          27              - 24,756 21,622      13,158     41,578 660 760 32%
University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn MI NAIA           23              - 753 2,442      10,542     22,740 523 658 63%
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI NCAA I          29              - 21,617 19,520         9,794     24,026 84%
Augsburg College Minneapolis MN NCAA III          27           23             -             -        33,766     33,766 485 630 68%
            Average Athletic     SAT Math  
Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1)    Scholarship (2)     Annual Tuition & Fees   Average (3) %
Hockey Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Men    Women    In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Bemidji State University Bemidji MN NCAA I          28           26 3,669 4,234         7,146       7,146 94%
Bethel University Saint Paul MN NCAA III          32           23             -             -        32,840     32,840 520 640 95%
College of Saint Benedict St. Joseph MN NCAA III         -           25             -             -        38,428     38,428 480 615 82%
College of Saint Scholastica Duluth MN NCAA III          27           22             -             -        32,642     32,642 490 630 66%
Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead MN NCAA III          29           26             -             -        33,900     33,900 620 660 64%
Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter MN NCAA III          65           24             -             -        39,930     39,930 61%
Hamline University Saint Paul MN NCAA III          28           25             -             -        35,710     35,710 490 570 70%
Minnesota State University Mankato MN NCAA I          26           24 4,369 4,828         6,667     14,146 67%
Rainy River Community College International Falls MN NJCAA              -           12             -             -           4,729       5,911
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN NCAA I          26           22 3,679 4,514         6,584     14,226 82%
Saint John's University Collegeville MN NCAA III          29          -             -             -        38,024     38,024 490 595 79%
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN NCAA III          31           22             -             -        29,790     29,790 473 573 74%
St Catherine University Saint Paul MN NCAA III             -           23             -             -        35,840     35,840 473 620 67%
St Olaf College Northfield MN NCAA III          36           26             -             -        41,700     41,700 570 690 51%
University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth MN NCAA I          26           25 4,549 6,915      11,720     15,385 510 640 77%
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN NCAA I          27           21 11,185 9,927      12,060     19,310 620 750 45%
University of St Thomas Saint Paul MN NCAA III          29           24             -             -        35,872     35,872 430 530 87%
Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO NCAA II           -             20 2,744 4,575      15,230     15,230 450 540 53%
Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau ND NJCAA           21              - 562 1,133         3,301       4,952
University of Jamestown Jamestown ND NAIA           34              - 3,952 3,379      18,650     18,650 548 624 64%
University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND NCAA I          26           26 8,705 10,125         6,388     17,056 490 600 86%
Williston State College Williston ND NJCAA           24              - 3,268 3,578         3,235       3,623
Midland University Fremont NE NAIA           28           17 11,799 11,078      27,750     27,750 60%
University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE NCAA I          26              - 11,224 10,102         5,312     16,632 79%
            Average Athletic     SAT Math  
Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1)    Scholarship (2)     Annual Tuition & Fees   Average (3) %
Hockey Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Men    Women    In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Daniel Webster College Nashua NH NCAA III          35           13             -             -          15,630       15,630 63%
Dartmouth College Hanover NH NCAA I          29           21             -             -        46,764     46,764 680 770 12%
Franklin Pierce University Rindge NH NCAA II          34           22 4,000 4,853      29,682     29,682 430 530 84%
New England College Henniker NH NCAA III          36           22             -             -        33,300     33,300 96%
Plymouth State University Plymouth NH NCAA III          25           22             -             -        10,410     18,320 75%
Saint Anselm College Manchester NH NCAA II          30           27 4,946 6,518      35,396     35,396 76%
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester NH NCAA II          29              - 7,077 10,551      29,274     29,274 84%
University of New Hampshire Durham NH NCAA I          29           25 16,319 17,549      13,670     26,650 510 610 80%
County College of Morris Randolph NJ NJCAA           18              - 147 549         7,080     10,080
Princeton University Princeton NJ NCAA I          28           25             -             -        41,820     41,820 710 800 7%
Canisius College Buffalo NY NCAA I          28              - 11,315 12,996      32,630     32,630 490 600 80%
Clarkson University (Hockey) Potsdam NY NCAA I          27           20 38,950 47,016      41,690     41,690 570 670 62%
Colgate University Hamilton NY NCAA I          27           23 20,572 19,981      47,855     47,855 650 750 26%
Cornell University Ithaca NY NCAA I          27           20             -             -        47,050     47,050 680 770 14%
Elmira College Elmira NY NCAA III          28           26             -             -        36,600     36,600 470 590 82%
Erie Community College Buffalo NY NJCAA           26              - 32 156         4,295       8,590
Hamilton College Clinton NY NCAA III          26           23             -             -        47,350     47,350 660 740 26%
Hobart William Smith Colleges Geneva NY NCAA III          30           18             -             -        46,852     46,852 48%
Hudson Valley Community College Troy NY NJCAA           19              -             -             -           3,980     11,940
Manhattanville College Purchase NY NCAA III          28           27             -             -        34,870     34,870 74%
Mohawk Valley CC Utica NY NJCAA           23              -             -             -           3,810       7,620
Morrisville State College Morrisville NY NCAA III          24           14             -             -           6,170     15,820 400 490 56%
Nazareth College Rochester NY NCAA III          29              -             -             -        29,244     29,244 70%
Niagara University Niagara University NY NCAA I          30              - 12,124 12,761      27,700     27,700 480 570 66%
            Average Athletic     SAT Math  
Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1)    Scholarship (2)     Annual Tuition & Fees   Average (3) %
Hockey Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Men    Women    In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Troy NY NCAA I          26           23 44,556 48,561      46,700     46,700 680 770 38%
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY NCAA I          26           22             -             -        35,256     35,256 570 680 57%
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY NCAA III          25              -             -             -        46,390     46,390 570 680 37%
St Lawrence University  Canton NY NCAA I          27           24 40,212 44,805      47,350     47,350 48%
SUNY at Fredonia Fredonia NY NCAA III          27              -             -             -           6,170     15,820 470 570 53%
SUNY Broome Community College Binghamton NY NJCAA           26              -             -             -           4,108       8,216
SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo NY NCAA III          25           20             -             -           6,170     15,820 410 500 62%
SUNY College at Brockport Brockport NY NCAA III          28              -             -             -           6,170     15,820 480 580 49%
SUNY College at Cortland Cortland NY NCAA III          24           25             -             -           6,170     15,820 49%
SUNY College at Geneseo Geneseo NY NCAA III          30              -             -             -           6,170     15,820 570 660 59%
SUNY College at Oswego Oswego NY NCAA III          32           24             -             -           6,170     15,820 510 600 48%
SUNY College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh NY NCAA III          27           23             -             -           6,170     15,820 470 560 48%
SUNY College at Potsdam Potsdam NY NCAA III          25           20             -             -           6,170     15,820 68%
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Canton NY NCAA III          28           18             -             -           6,170     10,340 81%
Syracuse University Syracuse NY NCAA I             -           25 25,340 26,744      40,380     40,380 550 660 53%
U.S. Military Academy West Point NY NCAA I          26              - full ride! full ride! 590 700 9%
Union College Schenectady NY NCAA I          27           23             -             -        47,913     47,913 41%
Utica College Utica NY NCAA III          29           27             -             -        33,216     33,216 82%
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green OH NCAA I          28              - 16,097 12,329         9,096     16,404 450 580 53%
Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH NCAA I          28              - 22,525 15,906      11,673     27,777 570 680 66%
Ohio State University Columbus OH NCAA I          28           27 16,033 16,500         9,168     25,668 620 730 53%
Chatham University Pittsburgh PA NCAA III  new        21             -             -        32,234     32,234 52%
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA NCAA III          27           18             -             -        36,470     36,470 71%
Mercyhurst University Erie PA NCAA I          29           22 11,223 12,952      29,600     29,600 80%
            Average Athletic     SAT Math  
Schools with Varsity        Roster Size (1)    Scholarship (2)     Annual Tuition & Fees   Average (3) %
Hockey Programs    City           State   Division  Men  Women     Men    Women    In-State    Out-of-State  25% 75% Admitted
Neumann University Aston PA NCAA III          28           25             -             -        24,800     24,800 380 480 94%
Pennsylvania State University University Park PA NCAA I          27           31 19,326 18,697      16,572     29,522 560 670 50%
Robert Morris University Moon Township PA NCAA I          26           24 14,426 16,884      25,380     25,380 470 570 76%
Brown University Providence RI NCAA I          27           21             -             -        46,408     46,408 670 780 9%
Johnson & Wales University Providence RI NCAA III          28           19             -             -        28,239     28,239 81%
Providence College Providence RI NCAA I          29           23 23,223 21,261      43,443     43,443 63%
Salve Regina University Newport RI NCAA III          27           21             -             -        35,140     35,140 71%
Castleton State College Castleton VT NCAA III          30           24             -             -           9,768     24,432 440 540 92%
Middlebury College Middlebury VT NCAA III          49           27             -             -        45,637     45,637 630 740 17%
Norwich University Northfield VT NCAA III          28           28             -             -        32,812     32,812 470 580 66%
Saint Michael's College Colchester VT NCAA II          28           26 2,709 2,261      39,050     39,050 80%
University of Vermont Burlington VT NCAA I          27           22 15,093 16,178      14,184     35,832 540 650 73%
Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon WI NCAA III          46           28             -             -        25,930     25,930 463 580 75%
Lawrence University Appleton WI NCAA III          28              -             -             -        42,357     42,357 73%
Marian University Fond Du Lac WI NCAA III          43           21             -             -        25,510     25,510 77%
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee WI NCAA III          35              -             -             -        33,870     33,870 580 680 69%
Northland College Ashland WI NCAA III          28              -             -             -        30,450     30,450 460 580 63%
Saint Norbert College De Pere WI NCAA III          28           22             -             -        32,408     32,408 82%
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire WI NCAA III          27           20             -             -           7,361     14,934 84%
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison WI NCAA I          27           24 15,549 13,382         9,273     25,523 620 740 57%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls WI NCAA III          28           20             -             -           6,428     14,001 90%
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point WI NCAA III          28           21             -             -           6,298     13,871 89%
University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie WI NCAA III          28              -             -             -           7,014     14,760 91%
University of Wisconsin-Superior Superior WI NCAA III          27           26             -             -           6,535     14,108 89%
                         

(1) Varsity Rosters may include junior varsity, redshirt, reserve and/or practice squad players and do not reflect club or intramural team participants

(2) Average Athletic Scholarship is the average award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.


(3)  SAT Math Average:  For each school this represents the range where the middle half of the admitted students scored, so 1/4 scored below the lower end (25th percentile) and 1/4 scored above the upper end (75th percentile).

        
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