More than 350 Division I institutions host more than 6,000 athletic teams and give more than 170,000 student-athletes the chance to compete in NCAA sports each year.

Division, I colleges and universities provide unrivaled academic and athletic possibilities as well as support. Full scholarships, cost-of-attendance stipends, degree completion programs, and academic revenue sharing from the NCAA for institutions that satisfy specific criteria are all examples of this assistance.

Division I is unique in that it is separated into sections depending on the sponsorship of football teams. Bowl games are open to schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The College Football Playoff, which is overseen by the 10 FBS conferences, is one example.