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

If you wish to be a competitor for one of the many NAIA Division II men's cross country scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and the best way to get in front of them. was designed to supply student athletes with the information they need to boost their chances of being recruited by a NAIA Division II school and receiving a men's cross country scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division II Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 9 11
Total Number of Athletes 568 7,124
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $755 $699
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $6,681 $7,483
Total Full Time Head Coaches 3 38
Total Part Time Head Coaches 111 1,043
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 7
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 63 667
Average Total Revenue $40,763 $35,148
Average Total Expenses $40,504 $34,567

Utilize the NAIA Division II men's cross country statistics above to determine whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division II schools compare to 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 II men's cross country teams across the nation, which will help you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, especially when you do a comparison of it to the national average. At present there are 568 men participating in cross country at NAIA Division II schools.

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

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

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you sharpen your skills and help you keep on track athletically and academically so you're able to keep your cross country scholarship each year. The more NAIA Division II men's cross country coaches there are, the more likely it is you'll get one-on-one coaching and attention you need to reach your goal of graduating from a college.

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

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

If you would like to be a contender for one of the numerous NAIA Division II men's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division II schools in your state compare with NAIA Division II schools across the nation. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division II

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