You've spent years practicing cross country and contending for your high school. This is the time to ensure all of that hard work pays off. Last year over 145,000 student athletes received athletic scholarships that helped them finance their college education. For most, it can mean the difference between receiving a college degree and having to put that dream on hold.

If you want to be a contender for one of the many men's cross country scholarships that are available you must know which schools to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in contact with them. In some cases, joining a network of student cross country athletes with pre-established access to college coaches can help considerably. AthleticScholarships.com was created to provide these student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited and receiving a men's cross country scholarship.

Men's Cross Country Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics

Detailed Breakdown Nationwide for Cross Country
Average Number of Athletes 11
Total Number of Athletes 7,124
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $699
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $7,483
Total Full Time Head Coaches 38
Total Part Time Head Coaches 1,043
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 7
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 667
Average Total Revenue $35,148
Average Total Expenses $34,567

Use the men's cross country athletic scholarship information above to find out:

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you roughly how many male athletes are on men's cross country teams throughout the U.S., which can help you determine how competitive the recruiting process is. The more positions there are the more opportunities you have for getting recruited to a college cross country team.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This describes how much colleges are spending on average for each player on a men's cross country team for things which might be needed including uniforms and equipment. The amount a college invests in you as a player will help determine how valuable they feel you're to the cross country team and the overall sports program as well as the level of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost typically for a college to run the day-to-day operations that keep a cross country program up and running. This will give student athletes a good idea of the quality of men's cross country programs, facilities and training employees at colleges across the nation. The more colleges commit the better quality you may expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to assisting you sharpen your abilities and enable you to stay on track educationally and athletically so you'll be able to keep your cross country scholarship every single year. The more men's cross country coaches there are, the greater your chances are to get one-on-one training and attention that will help you reach your goal of graduating college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money colleges could make off their men's cross country programs the more likely they are to grow them. When men's cross country programs tend to be profitable and popular colleges will spend more in their present programs and other colleges will create a new cross country teams to get in on the action. More cross country teams usually means more athletic scholarship opportunities.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in promoting and expanding men's cross country teams? Are colleges aggressively recruiting men's cross country players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good idea of how much colleges around the United States are investing in men's cross country programs and recruiting players, thus whether or not cross country scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken.

Now that you know the national statistics see how the different divisions compare. Choose a division below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

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