- Download the Athletics chapter of NCWGE's Title IX at 45 report (2017, pdf)
Title IX has led to unprecedented participation and success for girls and women in sports. With more opportunities to play, the number of female high school athletes has risen more than tenfold in the past 45 years, while seven times as many women compete in college sports. These gains have helped elevate U.S. women’s sports both nationally and internationally.
Despite many gains over the past 45 years, more needs to be done to address barriers for girls and women in sports. Greater enforcement of the law by the federal and state governments, self-policing of compliance by schools, and greater transparency of information on sports participation and spending will help bring about a truly level playing field that will benefit all.
Previous reports and additional links can be viewed at NCWGE Archives. Please note that the data maintained in this archive is for historical and research purposes and may not be the most current. Please contact NCWGE for the most current information.