There are over 50 colleges that have men’s wrestling programs at the NAIA level. Fully funded programs can offer up to 8 scholarships per team. The average roster size is around 30 athletes with scholarships frequently being divided up among athletes as partial scholarships. While an NAIA college might not have been the school you grew up dreaming about, with a little research, you might find it is just what you are looking for.
There are currently 68 NAIA wrestling schools, with a maximum of 8 scholarships available per team, which are divvyed up depending on the team’s needs for certain weight classes and how the coach chooses to allocate money throughout the team.
To help families evaluate their college options, NCSA publishes an annual list of Power Rankings that aims to account for things that matter most to families beyond the team’s conference ranking. We look at public data sources like the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, as well “NCSA’s Favorites” (the most popular schools within the NCSA platform activity) to provide with insights that can help them find the right fit for their student-athlete, academically, athletically, socially and financially. Here are the best NAIA wrestling colleges.