College Hockey & Scholarship Opportunities

Play your Sport in College!                                                               
 
* What are my chances of playing college sports? ***** What schools can I get into?
* Where can I find college athletic scholarships? ****** What's all this going to cost?

 

Odds of a US High School Hockey Player competing in College:

          _Male__ _Female_
Estimated number of US High School aged Hockey Players 2018-19       57,138      13,727
Number of College Hockey Players (see table below)          4,703      2,704
% of foreign students competing in NCAA I Hockey * 32.0% 41.3%
% of US High School Hockey Players competing at NCAA I Schools 1.9% 3.6%
% of US High School Hockey Players Competing at NCAA III Schools 4.1% 10.9% 2017
Odds of a US High School Hockey Player making an NCAA I Roster          52:1       28:1  
Odds of a US High School Hockey Player making an NCAA III Roster          24:1       9:1  

* Your odds of playing College Hockey are highly dependent on where you're from, pretty decent if you're from Minnesota, Michigan or Canada ... not so good if you're from say,  Louisiana or Tennessee. See our data on Hockey demographics at the end of this page.

 

171 Schools sponsored varsity Hockey teams during 2019:  
               Scholarship Average Athletic
  # of  # of teams Total Athletes  Average Roster  limit per team  Scholarship *
Division   Schools Men's Women's    Men       Women  Men's Women's    Men       Women     Men       Women 
NCAA  I  62 60 36 1,695 878 28 24 18 18 17,976 17,175
NCAA  II  8 7 5 214 115 31 23 13.5 18 4,698 6,187
NCAA  III 87 84 67 2,402 1,548 29 23 - - - -
ACHA 15 14 7 392 162 28 23 16 - - -
Totals  171 165 115 4,703 2,704 29 24        
 Hockey is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded (up to 30 per team in NCAA Division I) and meet the limit per school.  For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 27 players each a 2/3  scholarship and still meet the  limit of 18 per school.  Hockey teams at most NCAA II member schools compete at the NCAA I level.  Some schools with varsity hockey programs compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) which is composed primarily of club programs.

 *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.  

% receiving school FA reported in the tables below is the percentage of ALL undergrads (athletes & non-athletes) who received financial assistance directly from the school. Avr School FA is the average amount of the award received by those students who received financial assistance directly from the school.

 SAT & ACT percentiles: The tables below report the mid-range for SAT Math and ACT composite scores of the school's entering students: 50% of incoming students scored within the range reported, 25% scored at or below the low end of the range (25th percentile) and 25% scored at or above the high end of the range (75th percentile).

 

 Weekly Time Commitment for NCAA Hockey Players:
  Athletic Academic Total Hours  
 Average Weekly Hours (In-Season)  Hours Hours per Week
NCAA I - Men 37 34 71
NCAA I - Women 36 38 74
NCAA III - Men 34 37 71
NCAA III - Women 33 46 79
Average 35 39 74
 If you want to compete in College Hockey expect the athletic commitment to require nearly as much time as the academic work load - basically 2 full-time jobs! And contrary to popular belief Division III Hockey requires the same commitment of weekly hours as Division I. Developing efficient time management skills in high school is key to becoming a successful college student-athlete. Source: NCAA Goals Study

 

Athletic Scholarship Averages for NCAA I Hockey teams:016 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 2018

These are the results of our survey of NCAA I schools that sponsored varsity hockey teams during their 2016 fiscal years. 
Number of scholarships awarded is per team, so for 4 year schools typically only 1/4 or so will be available for the incoming  athletes.

 

% of NCAA Hockey Players who competed on a club team in High School:
 NCAA Hockey Players (All Divisions) Men  Women  
 
Competed on Club team in High School  ~ 86% ~  91%
 
Competed on High School team ~ 65% ~ 74%
Source: NCAA Goals Study. Also see our summary of NCAA player club team experience prior to College at the end of this page. 

 

Do you have the skills to play Hockey in College?

What level of player are coaches looking for and who are you competing with for a roster spot? A good way to get an idea is to look at the high-school bios of Hockey players currently on the roster of schools that interest you. Our tables below have links to all 171 US College Hockey  team sites ... click on individual schools & see how you might compare to players on current team rosters.

 

Stats & Links to all US Colleges sponsoring varsity Hockey teams 2019:

* Statistics compiled & edited by Patrick O'Rourke CPA  Washington, DC

 

US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK NCAA  I M     18,603      17,263      6,690    19,494 83%   14,955 30%      3,720
University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK NCAA  I M     13,643      10,413      6,262    19,183 520 630 17 25 77%     6,639 46%      3,890
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville AL NCAA  I M        8,096        9,469    10,280    21,480 530 670 25 31 81%     7,090 75%      9,680
Arizona State University Tempe AZ NCAA  I M     22,028      19,253    10,792    27,372 560 680 22 29 84%   42,427 86%   10,642
Colorado College Colorado Springs CO NCAA  I M     45,851               -      52,818    52,818 15%     2,107 43%   35,831
U.S. Air Force Academy Colorado Springs CO NCAA  I M  full ride!   full ride!              -               -   610 700 28 32 12%     4,276 100%  full ride! 
University of Denver Denver CO NCAA  I M     29,905      40,153    48,669    48,669 570 670 25 30 58%     5,765 85%   25,674
Albertus Magnus College New Haven CT NCAA  III  M                 -                 -      31,140    31,140 400 510 64%     1,128 86%   18,452
Connecticut College New London CT NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      52,850    52,850 38%     1,817 58%   38,115
Post University Waterbury CT NCAA  II  M W        5,202        7,549    16,610    16,610 63%     7,844 40%   15,878
Quinnipiac University Hamden CT NCAA  I M W     27,450      28,488    46,780    46,780 530 630 23 27 74%     7,305 95%   21,552
Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT NCAA  I M W     12,172      11,386    39,820    39,820 60%     5,603 96%   14,642
Trinity College Hartford CT NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      54,770    54,770 640 710 28 32 34%     2,221 59%   38,937
University of Connecticut Storrs CT NCAA  I M W     24,408      24,410    14,880    36,948 610 710 26 31 48%   19,241 61%   11,695
Wesleyan University Middletown CT NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      52,804    52,804 16%     2,976 40%   40,981
Yale University New Haven CT NCAA  I M W               -                 -      51,400    51,400 730 800 32 35 7%     5,746 51%   49,051
Aurora University Aurora IL NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      23,520    23,520 470 560 19 23 87%     3,933 100%   11,810
Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      45,548    45,548 53%     1,508 98%   28,008
Lindenwood University - Belleville Belleville IL ACHA M W        2,791        4,058    16,960    16,960 480 610 20 25 74%     6,928 98%   10,564
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
McKendree University Lebanon IL ACHA M W        5,878        6,998    29,640    29,640 483 568 19 25 62%     2,104 97%   17,235
Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago IL ACHA M W        9,344        8,837    26,700    26,700 67%     2,003 83%   11,781
Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne IN ACHA M        7,058        8,278    26,370    26,370 460 570 17 23 76%     7,073 64%   13,241
Trine University Angola IN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      31,540    31,540 490 590 22 28 70%     4,098 98%   18,292
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN NCAA  I M     33,424      32,802    51,505    51,505 690 770 32 34 19%     8,576 56%   38,425
American International College Springfield MA NCAA  I M        8,521      11,387    34,470    34,470 450 540 17 22 72%     1,372 100%   23,573
Amherst College Amherst MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      54,310    54,310 700 790 32 34 13%     1,836 52%   47,490
Anna Maria College Paxton MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      37,130    37,130 79%     1,120 100%   21,217
Assumption College Worcester MA NCAA  II  M        4,374        4,879    39,598    39,598 79%     2,084 99%   19,614
Babson College Wellesley MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -      49,664    49,664 620 730 27 32 24%     2,342 41%   35,420
Becker College Worcester MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      38,250    38,250 480 570 20 26 69%     1,882 100%   17,114
Bentley University Waltham MA NCAA  I M        6,995        7,480    48,000    48,000 620 710 27 31 44%     4,272 70%   25,847
Boston College Chestnut Hill MA NCAA  I M W     31,984      26,540    53,346    53,346 660 730 31 33 32%     9,921 43%   38,307
Boston University Boston MA NCAA  I M W     26,558      30,196    52,082    52,082 660 760 29 32 25%   18,080 47%   32,975
Curry College Milton MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -      38,936    38,936 460 540 18 23 90%     2,565 99%   20,994
Endicott College Beverly MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      32,154    32,154 81%     3,344 92%   12,753
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -      10,155    16,235 480 560 19 23 80%     4,117 59%      1,986
Framingham State University Framingham MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -        9,920    16,000 470 560 19 24 68%     4,126 56%      1,967
Harvard University Cambridge MA NCAA  I M W               -                 -      48,949    48,949 730 800 32 35 5%     9,965 55%   48,524
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Holy Cross Worcester MA NCAA  I M W     18,022      16,186    50,630    50,630 40%     2,855 57%   34,536
Merrimack College North Andover MA NCAA  I M W     15,509      16,104    40,190    40,190 82%     3,535 100%   18,976
Nichols College Dudley MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      34,000    34,000 93%     1,340 100%   17,235
Northeastern University Boston MA NCAA  I M W     30,766      34,267    49,497    49,497 690 770 32 34 27%   13,825 70%   33,312
Salem State University Salem MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      10,278    16,706 490 560 19 25 82%     7,110 53%      2,487
Stonehill College Easton MA NCAA  II  M        5,892        5,975    41,300    41,300 72%     2,498 99%   21,937
Suffolk University Boston MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      37,270    37,270 500 580 21 26 84%     5,030 93%   17,270
Tufts University Medford MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -      54,318    54,318 710 780 31 34 15%     5,541 39%   37,030
Univ of Massachusetts-Boston Boston MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      13,828    32,985 520 610 21 26 75%   12,660 69%      6,534
Univ of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -      13,571    28,285 500 590 19 26 84%     6,763 73%      5,044
Univ of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell MA NCAA  I M     14,556      18,748    14,800    31,865 570 660 24 29 69%   14,012 76%      7,506
University of Massachusetts Amherst MA NCAA  I M     19,329      18,691    15,411    33,477 590 690 26 31 58%   23,388 80%      7,142
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -      34,977    34,977 550 650 22 28 92%     4,265 99%   12,005
Western New England University Springfield MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -      35,740    35,740 500 610 21 27 81%     2,736 97%   17,669
Westfield State University Westfield MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -        9,715    15,795 480 570 20 25 85%     5,584 36%      2,473
Williams College Williamstown MA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      53,550    53,550 690 790 31 35 15%     2,080 51%   45,790
Worcester State University Worcester MA NCAA  III  M               -                 -        9,532    15,612 76%     5,495 42%      1,857
Stevenson University Stevenson MD NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      35,490    35,490 500 590 19 24 61%     3,397 99%   16,769
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      51,848    51,848 14%     1,816 48%   38,973
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Colby College Waterville ME NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      53,120    53,120 670 760 31 33 16%     1,917 45%   43,154
University of Maine Orono ME NCAA  I M W     15,845      15,537    10,902    30,282 520 620 22 27 92%     9,279 99%      6,674
University of New England Biddeford ME NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,530    36,530 510 600 21 26 81%     4,423 99%   18,118
University of Southern Maine Portland ME NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,638    20,594 460 570 19 25 83%     6,110 85%      6,082
Adrian College Adrian MI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,010    36,010 470 568 19 25 60%     1,671 100%   20,469
Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI ACHA M W        5,354        4,565    31,244    31,244 500 600 21 27 75%     1,551 100%   19,039
Calvin College Grand Rapids MI ACHA M                 -                 -      33,100    33,100 540 670 23 30 83%     3,746 100%   17,004
Ferris State University Big Rapids MI NCAA  I M        6,603        8,423    11,628    18,588 460 580 19 25 74%   12,512 74%      4,822
Finlandia University Hancock MI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      22,758    22,758 420 520 17 23 36%         402 100%      5,663
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie MI NCAA  I M        7,865        8,635    11,427    11,427 523 595 19 25 58%     1,963 79%      5,606
Lawrence Technological University Southfield MI ACHA M        7,423        9,759    32,190    32,190 480 680 21 28 60%     2,191 92%   15,600
Michigan State University East Lansing MI NCAA  I M     24,092      20,066    14,460    39,406 550 670 23 28 72%   38,996 45%      9,817
Michigan Technological University Houghton MI NCAA  I M     11,160      13,816    15,074    32,318 590 680 25 30 74%     5,890 92%      9,405
Northern Michigan University Marquette MI NCAA  I M     10,021        9,562    10,240    15,736 460 560 20 26 74%     7,018 82%      3,810
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI NCAA  I M     30,709      26,161    14,826    47,476 670 770 30 33 27%   29,821 51%   17,277
University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn MI ACHA M W        2,195        2,255    12,472    24,706 530 650 22 28 64%     7,132 85%      6,605
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI NCAA  I M     23,848      21,005    11,943    14,699 470 590 20 26 82%   17,936 48%      7,402
Augsburg College Minneapolis MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      37,615    37,615 475 610 19 24 65%     2,427 100%   19,637
Bemidji State University Bemidji MN NCAA  I M W        4,110        4,714      8,677      8,677 20 24 66%     4,815 52%      2,325
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Bethel University Saint Paul MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,210    36,210 500 670 21 27 83%     2,901 99%   16,811
College of Saint Benedict St. Joseph MN NCAA  III  W    43,738    43,738 480 590 22 28 81%     1,937 100%   24,856
College of Saint Scholastica Duluth MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,212    36,212 510 630 19 27 68%     2,676 100%   20,245
Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      38,378    38,378 550 650 22 28 62%     2,034 100%   20,554
Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      44,080    44,080 68%     2,181 98%   21,330
Hamline University Saint Paul MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      40,332    40,332 510 620 20 26 69%     2,168 100%   22,067
Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato MN NCAA  I M W        4,715        5,039      8,164    16,216 20 24 61%   12,782 27%      3,221
Rainy River CC International Falls MN ACHA W               -                 -        5,325      6,507         269 -
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN NCAA  I M W        4,979        6,091      8,228    16,462 493 588 18 24 86%   13,128 36%      2,477
Saint John's University Collegeville MN NCAA  III  M               -                 -      43,356    43,356 480 600 22 27 80%     1,720 100%   25,170
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      33,560    33,560 460 610 20 25 64%     1,503 100%   18,587
St Catherine University Saint Paul MN NCAA  III  W               -                 -      38,170    38,170 510 645 20 26 70%     3,158 99%   21,308
St Olaf College Northfield MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      46,000    46,000 570 710 25 31 43%     3,035 94%   26,922
University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN NCAA  I M W     18,733      16,528    14,417    26,603 650 760 26 31 50%   35,433 59%      5,434
University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth MN NCAA  I M W        4,898        6,536    13,344    18,462 530 640 22 26 77%   10,118 69%      3,173
University of St Thomas Saint Paul MN NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      41,133    41,133 550 680 24 29 84%     6,199 96%   19,407
Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO NCAA  II    W        2,791        4,058    16,960    16,960 480 610 20 25 74%     6,928 98%   10,564
Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau ND ACHA M           380        1,286      4,419      6,223         909 42%      2,005
University of Jamestown Jamestown ND ACHA M        4,557        4,047    21,158    21,158 480 530 19 24 65%         914 100%   11,437
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND NCAA  I M     13,777      14,100      8,447    20,047 520 640 21 26 83%   11,000 59%      3,305
Williston State College Williston ND ACHA M        2,196        2,531      5,163      5,163     1,098 85%      4,434
Midland University Fremont NE ACHA M W     13,728      12,054    31,630    31,630 460 530 18 23 64%     1,658 100%   16,412
University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE NCAA  I M     17,101      13,516      7,630    20,320 415 537 19 26 87%   12,624 54%      3,973
Dartmouth College Hanover NH NCAA  I M W               -                 -      53,368    53,368 720 790 30 34 10%     4,410 45%   45,279
Franklin Pierce University Rindge NH NCAA  II  M W        4,054        6,096    34,995    34,995 76%     1,713 100%   21,713
New England College Henniker NH NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,954    36,954 100%     1,844 83%   21,890
Plymouth State University Plymouth NH NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      13,770    22,230 79%     4,148 98%      5,169
Saint Anselm College Manchester NH NCAA  II  M W        4,548        7,446    40,200    40,200 560 650 24 28 76%     1,964 99%   21,873
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester NH NCAA  II  M        7,314      10,663    31,136    31,136 78%   70,661 39%   14,404
University of New Hampshire Durham NH NCAA  I M W     17,006      19,760    18,067    32,637 530 630 23 28 77%   13,005 71%   11,002
Princeton University Princeton NJ NCAA  I M W               -                 -      47,140    47,140 720 790 31 35 6%     5,394 60%   45,707
Canisius College Buffalo NY NCAA  I M     11,996      14,409    36,454    36,454 520 630 22 28 78%     2,398 99%   22,909
Clarkson University Potsdam NY NCAA  I M W     42,961      46,434    47,950    47,950 580 680 24 29 66%     3,090 99%   30,453
Colgate University Hamilton NY NCAA  I M W     22,813      21,218    53,980    53,980 650 770 31 33 28%     2,882 42%   43,663
Cornell University Ithaca NY NCAA  I M W               -                 -      52,853    52,853 700 790 31 34 13%   14,907 45%   36,611
Elmira College Elmira NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      41,900    41,900 85%         938 100%   24,428
Erie CC Buffalo NY ACHA M               -                 -        5,575    10,141   11,135 9%         695
Hamilton College Clinton NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      52,770    52,770 680 760 31 33 24%     1,901 52%   41,278
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Hobart William Smith Colleges Geneva NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      53,525    53,525 570 660 25 30 64%     2,237 91%   25,011
LIU Brooklyn Brooklyn NY NCAA  I   W     30,289      30,911    36,978    36,978 500 630 19 27 84%     3,945 91%   13,734
Manhattanville College Purchase NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      37,910    37,910 82%     1,725 98%   23,539
Morrisville State College Morrisville NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,249    17,899 450 540 18 23 72%     3,063 87%      1,651
Nazareth College Rochester NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      33,549    33,549 63%     2,194 97%   15,864
Niagara University Niagara University NY NCAA  I M     13,652      14,862    31,950    31,950 510 600 21 26 84%     2,994 98%   21,597
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy NY NCAA  I M W     41,506      51,402    52,305    52,305 680 770 28 32 43%     6,366 88%   28,964
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY NCAA  I M W               -                 -      40,068    40,068 600 700 26 32 57%   13,515 94%   17,846
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY NCAA  III  M               -                 -      52,596    52,596 595 700 27 31 25%     2,680 42%   39,795
St Lawrence University Canton NY NCAA  I M W    43,181    44,596    52,990    52,990 600 680 26 30 48%     2,414 100%   30,217
SUNY at Fredonia Fredonia NY NCAA  III  M               -                 -        8,286    17,936 480 590 21 26 65%     4,393 86%      2,744
SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        7,976    17,626 430 530 58%     8,527 82%      1,599
SUNY College at Brockport Brockport NY NCAA  III  M               -                 -        8,154    17,804 500 590 20 25 53%     7,180 70%      2,328
SUNY College at Canton Canton NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,130    12,320 430 540 17 22 79%     3,180 87%      1,572
SUNY College at Cortland Cortland NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,300    17,950 530 600 22 25 48%     6,346 56%      1,995
SUNY College at Geneseo Geneseo NY NCAA  III  M               -                 -        8,408    18,026 550 650 24 29 72%     5,556 54%      2,747
SUNY College at Oswego Oswego NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,191    17,841 530 615 22 27 54%     7,125 90%      2,511
SUNY College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,148    17,798 520 590 21 25 53%     5,351 84%      5,509
SUNY College at Potsdam Potsdam NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,221    17,871 67%     3,321 86%      2,680
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Syracuse University Syracuse NY NCAA  I   W     29,216      35,497    46,755    46,755 580 680 25 30 47%   15,252 69%   26,255
U.S. Military Academy West Point NY NCAA  I M  full ride!   full ride!              -               -   600 710 23 28 10%     4,491 100%  full ride! 
Union College Schenectady NY NCAA  I M W               -                 -      53,490    53,490 37%     2,267 79%   27,548
Utica College Utica NY NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      20,676    20,676 84%     3,685 83%      7,264
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green OH NCAA  I M     18,571      12,599    11,057    18,593 490 600 19 24 73%   14,680 66%      5,400
Miami University Oxford OH NCAA  I M     24,450      17,874    14,958    34,211 610 710 26 31 68%   17,147 67%   11,067
Ohio State University Columbus OH NCAA  I M W     19,118      19,495    10,592    29,696 650 750 27 31 48%   45,946 70%      8,481
Alvernia University (Men's team) Reading PA ACHA M                 -                 -      33,640    33,640 470 570 18 24 71%     2,251 100%   15,227
Alvernia University (Women's team) Reading PA NCAA  III    W               -                 -      33,640    33,640 470 570 18 24 71%     2,251 100%   15,227
Bryn Athyn College  Bryn Athyn PA NCAA  III  M                 -                 -      21,126    21,126 460 550 19 23 88%         331 96%      9,118
Chatham University Pittsburgh PA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,510    36,510 55%     1,208 100%   20,910
King's College Wilkes-Barre PA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      35,830    35,830 71%     2,198 91%   18,642
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      42,180    42,180 530 630 22 26 73%     1,756 99%   23,712
Mercyhurst University Erie PA NCAA  I M W     12,738      14,410    36,320    36,320 70%     2,452 99%   26,071
Neumann University Aston PA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      30,050    30,050 440 530 15 20 96%     2,085 100%   14,343
Pennsylvania State University University Park PA NCAA  I M W     23,900      24,084    18,436    33,664 580 680 25 30 50%   40,835 31%      7,736
Robert Morris University Moon Township PA NCAA  I M W     19,488      20,149    29,420    29,420 510 600 21 27 83%     4,243 95%   14,409
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre PA NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      34,896    34,896 520 610 21 26 75%     2,491 95%   18,484
Brown University Providence RI NCAA  I M W               -                 -      53,419    53,419 700 790 31 35 8%     6,988 41%   40,817
Johnson & Wales University Providence RI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      31,508    31,508 88%     7,710 99%   16,493
Providence College Providence RI NCAA  I M W     24,795      29,459    48,764    48,764 580 670 26 30 52%     4,079 69%   25,151
US Schools with Varsity            Avr Athletic Scholarship *   Annual Tuition & Fees  SAT Math Range ACT Composite Admission Undergrad % receiving Avr School
Hockey teams  2019: City State Division Teams  Men   Women   In-State   Out of State  25% 75% 25% 75% Rate Enrollment School FA FA Award
Salve Regina University Newport RI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      38,986    38,986 72%     2,180 99%   19,677
Castleton University Castleton VT NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      11,970    27,522 450 560 17 23 82%     1,855 72%      4,670
Middlebury College Middlebury VT NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      52,496    52,496 660 760 30 34 17%     2,549 42%   41,903
Norwich University Northfield VT NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      38,662    38,662 65%     3,225 100%   28,616
Saint Michael's College Colchester VT NCAA  II  M W        3,413        2,828    43,640    43,640 85%     1,792 100%   22,292
University of Vermont Burlington VT NCAA  I M W     16,336      18,869    17,740    41,356 580 670 25 30 67%   11,339 92%   15,212
Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon WI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      28,600    28,600 20 26 63%     3,709 98%   14,439
Lawrence University Appleton WI NCAA  III  M               -                 -      46,101    46,101 600 730 25 32 61%     1,467 99%   27,046
Marian University Fond Du Lac WI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      27,400    27,400 490 540 17 22 68%     1,508 97%   13,404
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee WI NCAA  III  M               -                 -      39,429    39,429 603 710 25 30 63%     2,610 99%   23,369
Northland College Ashland WI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      35,157    35,157 61%         635 100%   22,135
Saint Norbert College De Pere WI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -      36,593    36,593 540 600 22 27 79%     2,067 100%   17,965
University of Wisconsin Madison WI NCAA  I M W     24,307      18,993    10,533    34,783 660 760 27 31 54%   31,358 31%      7,679
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire WI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,816    16,736 21 26 76%   10,183 43%      1,386
University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls WI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,013    15,586 20 25 75%     5,678 41%      1,597
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point WI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,209    16,476 20 25 84%     7,894 34%      1,300
University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie WI NCAA  III  M               -                 -        9,456    17,423 19 25 87%     8,131 28%      1,379
University of Wisconsin-Superior Superior WI NCAA  III  M W               -                 -        8,109    15,682 18 23 76%     2,373 27%      3,153
                                   

 

NCAA I Hockey Players - Demographics 2016-17

Where do D1 players come from? We mapped out the listed home towns of all players who appeared on NCAA I Hockey rosters during the 2016-17 season. Of the 1,645 players on men's teams, 68% came from the US, and 32% came from Canada and Europe. Of the 825 players listed on Women's teams  59% came from the US and 41% came from Canada and Europe:

 
 
 

US Players Men Women 17 Canadian Players Men Women 17 European Players Men Women
Minnesota 201 145 Ontario 188 176 Sweden 27 8
Michigan 145 30 British Columbia 95 29 Finland 21 5
Massachusetts 113 72 Alberta 94 25 Russia 7           -  
New York 92 32 Quebec 47 17 Germany 6 3
Illinois 84 35 Manitoba 16 35 Czech Republic 4 7
Other States (see below) 483 170 Other Provinces 22 29 Other Countries            -   7
Totals 1,118 484 Totals 462 311 Totals 65 30

 

NCAA I Players Men Women NCAA I Players Men Women NCAA I Players Men Women
Minnesota 201 145 North Dakota 10 4 Alabama 1           -  
Michigan 145 30 Washington 9 2 District of Columbia 1           -  
Massachusetts 113 72 Georgia 8 1 Kansas 1           -  
New York 92 32 Indiana 7 1 Kentucky 1 1
Illinois 84 35 Maryland 7 5 Mississippi 1           -  
Wisconsin 67 21 Nebraska 7 1 Montana 1           -  
New Jersey 46 4 North Carolina 6 4 New Mexico 1           -  
Pennsylvania 46 9 Rhode Island 6 8 Oklahoma 1           -  
Colorado 39 7 Arizona 5 5 Oregon 1 1
California 38 15 Iowa 5 1 South Dakota 1 2
Connecticut 30 15 Utah 5          -   Arkansas         -             -  
Florida 23 4 Virginia 5 2 Hawaii         -             -  
Missouri 23 6 Maine 4 7 Louisiana         -             -  
Texas 21 3 Vermont 3 10 South Carolina         -   1
Ohio 17 7 Delaware 2          -   Tennessee         -             -  
Alaska 16 9 Idaho 2    -   West Virginia         -             -  
New Hampshire 14 13 Nevada 2 1 Wyoming         -             -  
     
By a wide margin Minnesota was the home state listed by the most players competing on men's and women's NCAA I hockey teams during the 2016-17 season - fair to say the US hotbed for producing college players. Louisiana & DC  topped our list of NCAA I basketball hotbeds, but are clearly not big producers of college hockey players.


NCAA I Players - Team experience prior to College:

The following is a summary of where NCAA I players played prior to joining their college teams:

NCAA I Players - Prior team Men % Women %
Club  / League Teams (See Table Below) 1,492 90.7% 481 58.3%
HS / Prep School Teams 80 4.9% 317 38.4%
National Teams / U-18 73 4.4% 27 3.3%
Totals 1,645 100.0% 825 100.0%

Over 90% of men's teams players competed on club teams prior to college. Club players are also the primary source for Women's NCAA I teams (the Toronto Jr. Aeros alone has 27 former players on NCAA I rosters), but prep and high schools teams are  a major source of players as well: Shattuck-St Mary's and Minnetonka High School respectively have 26 and 11 former players on 2016-17 NCAA I women's team rosters. Both schools  are located in Minnesota.

Men's players on 2016-17 rosters played in the following leagues prior to college:

Club / League Players to NCAA I Schools:  #  %
United States Hockey League  (USHL) 554 37%
North American Hockey League (NAHL) 248 17%
US Premier Hockey League  (USPHL) 123 8%
British Columbia Hockey League  (BCHL) 255 17%
Other Canadian Leagues 282 19%
Other Clubs / Leagues 30 2%
Totals 1,492 100%

 

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