Founded in 1937, the NJCAA administers collegiate athletics for 2-year colleges across the United States of America.
The purpose for many who attend a Junior College is to progress onto a 4-year NCAA or NAIA university upon completion of their Associates Degree; typically entering 3rd year of a university degree.
Each institution belonging to the NJCAA chooses to compete on the Division I, II or III level in designated sports. NJCAA Division I colleges may offer full athletic scholarships a maximum of tuition, fees, room and board, course related books, up to $250 in course required supplies, and transportation costs one time per academic year to and from the college by direct route. Division II colleges are limited to awarding tuition, fees, course related books, and up to $250 in course required supplies.
Division III institutions may provide no athletically related financial assistance. However, NJCAA colleges that do not offer athletic aid may choose to participate at the Division I or II level if they so desire