The NAIA has around 300 colleges and universities. The appeal that the NAIA has to offer is their smaller class sizes and tight-knit campus communities, the ability to transfer and not lose any eligibility, fewer recruiting rules and restrictions, and the opportunity to compete for championships. Not everyone has the ability or academics to play NCAA sports. The NAIA is a terrific chance for any student-athlete looking to earn a scholarship. For players that are looking for the best scholarship package, that includes academic and athletic moneys, NAIA schools are generally the better answer.