This exploratory study investigated the relationship of intercollegiate athletic success to the quantity of the freshmen application pool and the quality of first time enrolled freshmen at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institutions. Aggregate data from the fourteen member institutions of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) served as the subjects for this study. All the institutions included in this study are members of the NCAA and classified as Division II universities. A correlation model was used to analyze the relationships between athletic success and the quantity of the freshmen application pool and the quality of the enrolled first time freshmen. The results indicated that there was an impact on the quantity of the freshman application pool and the quality of the first time enrolled freshmen class due to athletic success at all fourteen institutions in the study.
Castle, Joshua and Kostelnik, Robert
"The Effects of an Institution’s Athletic Success on the Future Freshmen Application Pool at NCAA Division II Universities,"
Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics: Vol. 4, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/jiia/vol4/iss1/22