Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division I schools award to players on college cross country teams? Last year NCAA Division I and II schools alone awarded $2 billion in undergraduate athletic scholarships. For some student athletes, a scholarship from a NAIA Division I school can make the differencebetween acquiring a college education and having to put that aspiration on hold.

If you want to be a competitor for one of the many NAIA Division I men's cross country scholarships that are offered you must know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. was made to present student athletes with the information they need to boost their chances of being recruited by a NAIA Division I school and receiving a men's cross country scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NAIA Division I Men's Cross Country

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division I Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 11 11
Total Number of Athletes 378 7,124
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $890 $699
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $8,560 $7,483
Total Full Time Head Coaches 4 38
Total Part Time Head Coaches 51 1,043
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 7
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 21 667
Average Total Revenue $57,192 $35,148
Average Total Expenses $55,040 $34,567

Use the NAIA Division I men's cross country statistics above to determine whether this division gives you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division I schools compare with the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know about how many male athletes are on NAIA Division I men's cross country teams in the United States, which will help you see how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. Presently there are 378 men taking part in cross country at NAIA Division I schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates how much a NAIA Division I college is investing in each player on their men's cross country team for things that are necessary such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NAIA Division I school invests in you as a player will help determine how important they feel you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program plus the degree of support they provide each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is what it cost on average for a NAIA Division I college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the cross country program up and running. This can give student athletes a good idea of the level of men's cross country programs, facilities and training personnel at NAIA Division I schools across the country. The more NAIA Division I colleges spend the better quality you may expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are essential to helping you develop your abilities and help you continue on track athletically and academically so that you can keep your cross country scholarship year after year. The more NAIA Division I men's cross country coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll get one-on-one instruction and attention you need to reach your main goal of graduating from a college.

Average Total Revenue: The more money NAIA Division I colleges can make off their men's cross country programs the more likely it is that they will expand them. When men's cross country programs are more successful and popular NAIA Division I colleges will commit more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division I colleges will create new cross country teams of their very own. More NAIA Division I cross country teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in promoting and expanding men's cross country teams at NAIA Division I schools? Are NAIA Division I colleges aggressively recruiting men's cross country players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good indication of just how much NAIA Division I colleges around the nation are spending on men's cross country programs, thus if cross country scholarship opportunities are likely to grow, keep pace or weaken in this division.

If you want to be a contender for one of the many NAIA Division I men's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division I schools in your state compare to NAIA Division I schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division I

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