Do you know how much financial aid NAIA Division III 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 most student athletes, a scholarship from a NAIA Division III school can make the differencebetween getting a college degree and having to put that dream on hold.

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

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

Detailed Breakdown NAIA Division III Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 4 11
Total Number of Athletes 4 7,124
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $498 $699
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $1,991 $7,483
Total Full Time Head Coaches 0 38
Total Part Time Head Coaches 2 1,043
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 7
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 0 667
Average Total Revenue $10,418 $35,148
Average Total Expenses $10,418 $34,567

Utilize the NAIA Division III men's cross country statistics above to determine whether or not this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NAIA Division III schools compare to the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you roughly the actual number of male athletes are on NAIA Division III men's cross country teams across the country, which helps you determine how competitive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. At present there are 4 men participating in cross country at NAIA Division III schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents just how much a NAIA Division III college is paying for each player on their men's cross country team for things that are essential such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NAIA Division III school spends on you as a player will help signify how valuable they feel you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program and also the amount of support they offer each player.

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

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

Average Total Revenue: The more money NAIA Division III colleges can make off their men's cross country programs the more likely they are to broaden them. When men's cross country programs are more successful and well-known NAIA Division III colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NAIA Division III colleges will create new cross country teams of their own. More NAIA Division III cross country teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in supporting and expanding men's cross country teams at NAIA Division III schools? Are NAIA Division III 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 NAIA Division III colleges throughout the nation are spending on men's cross country programs, thus whether or not 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 many NAIA Division III men's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NAIA Division III schools in your state compare with NAIA Division III schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NAIA Division III

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