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There are several strong NAIA programs in this area. There's Cumberland College in KY and there's Cumberland University in TN. Both are winning programs. I learned though, that players and families look for different things, so there's a lot of variables depending on what's important to you.
Why don't you narrow things down - location and exactly what you're looking for in a school and I think you'll get more ideas.
Hope this helps anyone who is wondering where they compare to one another
Did you look up the WUE - I gave you that link before. Don't lose sight of a school that you would want to go to (school has what you want, grades to get in and Cost) if you weren't playing baseball. Also, don't overlook the junior collges. Many fine transfer opportunities after JUCO. (The ACCAC is a fine conference)
That is a heavy allegation regarding the NAIA especially with you being a NAIA record holder as stated in your profile
Has anyone ever heard of a NAIA school providing players with free housing that's not a dorm?
One of my favorite websites, put together by a sports Dad who is an accountant.
It lists all baseball programs in the US along with their division, avg scholarship, test scores and tuition rates.
It's not perfect but gives a very good idea of what schools have to offer and what it takes to gain entry, plus how much one can expect to pay.
Clicking on scholarshipstats.com takes you to the main site which lists all sports.
I've heard of university owned apartments/condos. Most of the time they're on campus usually right off campus by a few blocks. Different from dorms, no RA's, food on your own unless electing for meal plan.
Never heard of random house in lieu of scholarship money. I know NAIA operates a bit differently though
How does this work at D1 or D2 NCAA schools? My kids are not fortunate enough for this to be an issue, but what happens if you live off campus as a jr. or sr. which is very common and the money you're receiving is more than tuition and books? This could either be substantial athletic money, or a combination of academic and athletic...
Figured something like that. Thanks for the clarification.
The stipend usually isn't great. Not too long ago a bunch of Michigan football players took to social media to let everybody know how badly they were being treated and how they had to eat ramen every night.
They chose to forego the free housing and meal plan. They chose to live in luxury apartments off campus and cook for themselves - it backfired. I believe the stipend was only 900-$1k/month.
If you go to school in a lower COL area it could have put some money in your pocket.