Do you know how much financial aid NCAA Division I-A schools award to players on college track and field 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 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-A men's track and field scholarships that are offered you need to know which colleges to contact, who the coaches are and how to get in front of them. AthleticScholarships.com was created 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 track and field scholarship.

Sports Program & Athletic Scholarship Statistics for NCAA Division I-A Men's Track And Field

Detailed Breakdown NCAA Division I-A Nationwide
Average Number of Athletes 39 27
Total Number of Athletes 117 8,681
Average Operating Expenses Per Player $3,058 $542
Average Operating Expenses Per Team $140,735 $14,736
Total Full Time Head Coaches 0 25
Total Part Time Head Coaches 5 520
Total Full Time Assistant Coaches 0 12
Total Part Time Assistant Coaches 11 1,235
Average Total Revenue $97,185 $51,744
Average Total Expenses $582,698 $55,881

Make use of the NCAA Division I-A men's track and field statistics above to decide whether or not this division provides you with the best athletic scholarship opportunities. The table below shows how NCAA Division I-A schools compare to the national averages.

Total Number of Athletes and Average Athletes Per Team: This tells you approximately the actual number of male athletes are on NCAA Division I-A men's track and field teams in the United States, which will help you determine how aggressive the recruiting process is, especially when you do a comparison of it to the national average. Currently there are 117 men involved in track and field at NCAA Division I-A schools.

Average Operating Expenses Per Player: This indicates just how much a NCAA Division I-A college is investing in each player on their men's track and field team for things that are important such as equipment and uniforms. The amount a NCAA Division I-A school spends on you as a player will help determine how valuable they feel that you are to the track and field team and the overall sports program and also 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-A college to run the day-to-day operations that keep the track and field program up and running. This will give student athletes a good idea of the level of men's track and field programs, facilities and training personnel at NCAA Division I-A schools across the country. The more NCAA Division I-A colleges invest the better quality you should expect.

Total Full and Part Time Coaches: Coaches are crucial to helping you sharpen your skills and help you continue on track athletically and academically so that you can keep your track and field scholarship year after year. The more NCAA Division I-A men's track and field 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 earn off their men's track and field programs the more likely they are to broaden them. When men's track and field 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 create new track and field teams of their very own. More NCAA Division I-A track and field teams means more athletic scholarship opportunities at this type of school.

Average Total Expenses: Is there a growing interest in promoting and expanding men's track and field teams at NCAA Division I-A schools? Are NCAA Division I-A colleges aggressively recruiting men's track and field players? The total expenses stat includes operating and recruiting expenses. This will give you a good idea of just how much NCAA Division I-A colleges throughout the country are spending on men's track and field programs, thus if track and field 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-A men's track and field 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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