Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-A 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 many student athletes, a scholarship from a NCAA Division I-A school can mean the differencebetween getting a college education and having to put that dream on hold.

If you intend to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-A 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 designed to provide student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-A school and receiving a men's cross country scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NCAA Division I-A Men's Cross Country

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-A Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 14 11
Total Number of Athletes 95 7,124
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $2,379 $699
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $33,552 $7,483
Total Full Time Head Coaches 1 38
Total Part Time Head Coaches 7 1,043
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 1 7
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 5 667
Average Total Revenue $126,473 $35,148
Average Total Expenses $138,055 $34,567

Make use of the NCAA Division I-A men's cross country statistics above to decide whether this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-A schools compare to the nation's averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know about the total number of male athletes are on NCAA Division I-A men's cross country teams across the country, which will help you see how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you do a comparison of it to the national average. Currently there are 95 men taking part in cross country at NCAA Division I-A schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to just how much a NCAA Division I-A college is investing in each player on their men's cross country team for things that are important such as equipment and uniforms. Just how much a NCAA Division I-A school spends on you as a player will help determine how valuable believe that that you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program plus the degree of support they give each player.

Average Operating Expenses Per Team: This is exactly what it cost on average for a NCAA Division I-A 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 NCAA Division I-A schools across the country. The more NCAA Division I-A colleges spend the better quality you may expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you refine your abilities and help you continue on track athletically and academically so you can keep your cross country scholarship each year. The more NCAA Division I-A 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 main goal of graduating from a college.

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

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing affinity for promoting and growing men's cross country teams at NCAA Division I-A schools? Are NCAA Division I-A colleges aggressively recruiting men's cross country players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This can give you a good indication of how much NCAA Division I-A colleges around the nation 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 many NCAA Division I-A men's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-A schools in your state compare to NCAA Division I-A schools across the nation. Choose a state below to get detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-A

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