The NJCAA began in 1938 thanks to the leadership and vision of several coaches and administrators at 13 two-year colleges in California. Their goal was to form a group to promote and supervise a national program of junior college sports and activities consistent with the educational objectives of junior colleges. A constitution was developed and presented at the charter meeting in Fresno on May 14, 1938, was accepted and the National Junior College Athletic Association became a functioning organization.
Information for a Prospective NJCAA Student-Athlete
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is committed to providing quality athletic opportunities to enhance the entire collegiate learning experience or its students. The Association and its member colleges strive to provide equal opportunities for all concerned student-athletes. The Association is sensitive to the special needs and circumstances of the Community/Junior College student while keeping within the high academic standards of our 513 member institutions.
NJCAA Eligibility Requirements