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

If you wish to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AA men's cross country scholarships that are available you need to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. was created to provide student athletes with the information they need to improve their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-AA school and receiving a men's cross country scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 12 11
Total Number of Athletes 249 7,124
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,238 $699
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $14,563 $7,483
Total Full Time Head Coaches 2 38
Total Part Time Head Coaches 29 1,043
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 7
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 33 667
Average Total Revenue $95,920 $35,148
Average Total Expenses $94,419 $34,567

Utilize the NCAA Division I-AA men's cross country statistics above to decide whether or not this division offers you the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-AA schools compare to the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This lets you know roughly the actual number of male athletes are on NCAA Division I-AA men's cross country teams across the country, which helps you see how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. Presently there are 249 men taking part in cross country at NCAA Division I-AA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This refers to how much a NCAA Division I-AA college is paying for 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-AA school invests in you as a player will help determine how important believe that you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program as well as the degree of support they give each player.

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

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are essential to helping you sharpen your skills and help you stay on track athletically and academically so that you can keep your cross country scholarship year after year. The more NCAA Division I-AA men's cross country coaches there are, the more likely you are to 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 NCAA Division I-AA colleges can earn off their men's cross country programs the more likely they are to broaden them. When men's cross country programs are more profitable and well-known NCAA Division I-AA colleges will commit more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AA colleges will create new cross country teams of their very own. More NCAA Division I-AA cross country teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in supporting and growing men's cross country teams at NCAA Division I-AA schools? Are NCAA Division I-AA 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 just how much NCAA Division I-AA colleges all around the country are investing in 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 numerous NCAA Division I-AA men's cross country scholarships that are available it will take persistence and lots of research and planning. See how NCAA Division I-AA schools in your state compare to NCAA Division I-AA schools in the U.S. Choose a state below to obtain detailed sports program and athletic scholarship statistics.

States in NCAA Division I-AA

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