168 Schools sponsored varsity Hockey teams during 2017-18:
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. 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.
* 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. ** For NCAA III schools competing at the NCAA I level the average scholarship amount reported in the table below is the average for Hockey only.