Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-AAA schools give 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-AAA school can mean the differencebetween obtaining a college education and having to put that dream on hold.

If you wish to be a contender for one of the many NCAA Division I-AAA 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. AthleticScholarships.com was created to present student athletes with the information they need to increase their chances of being recruited by a NCAA Division I-AAA school and receiving a men's cross country scholarship.

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

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-AAA Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 15 11
Total Number of Athletes 384 7,124
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $1,089 $699
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $14,881 $7,483
Total Full Time Head Coaches 2 38
Total Part Time Head Coaches 36 1,043
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 7
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 37 667
Average Total Revenue $80,980 $35,148
Average Total Expenses $83,006 $34,567

Make use of the NCAA Division I-AAA 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-AAA schools compare with 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-AAA men's cross country teams in the United States, which will help you figure out how aggressive the recruiting process is, particularly if you compare and contrast it to the national average. Presently there are 384 men involved in cross country at NCAA Division I-AAA schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This represents just how much a NCAA Division I-AAA college is paying for each player on their men's cross country team for things that are important such as equipment and uniforms. How much a NCAA Division I-AAA school spends on you as a player will help signify how valuable believe that that you are to the cross country team and the overall sports program and also the amount of support they give each player.

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

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are vital to helping you sharpen your abilities 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-AAA 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 NCAA Division I-AAA 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 popular NCAA Division I-AAA colleges will invest more in their existing programs and other NCAA Division I-AAA colleges will create new cross country teams of their very own. More NCAA Division I-AAA cross country teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

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

States in NCAA Division I-AAA

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