Analysis: Men's college outdoor track grosses $31.2 million

University of Southern California men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $900,000 – or $32,149 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Bethune-Cookman University ($725,185) and California Baptist University ($585,519), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education compiles athletics data annually from more than 2,000 schools receiving federal financial aid.

More than 400 of those schools have men's outdoor track programs. In all, they grossed nearly $31.2 million in 2016.

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Top 200 Men's Outdoor Track Programs by Revenue

SchoolStateDivisionEnrollmentMen's teamMen's team revenueRevenue per athlete
University of Southern CaliforniaCANCAA Division I-FBS18,07028$900,161$32,149
Bethune-Cookman UniversityFLNCAA Division I-FCS3,58335$725,185$20,720
California Baptist UniversityCANCAA Division II without football5,87818$585,519$32,529
Fresno Pacific UniversityCANCAA Division II without football2,07435$506,473$14,471
University of Alaska AnchorageAKNCAA Division II without football6,56028$476,677$17,024
California State University-FullertonCANCAA Division I without football27,92548$445,680$9,285
LIU BrooklynNYNCAA Division I without football3,74924$435,098$18,129
SUNY at AlbanyNYNCAA Division I-FCS12,38745$428,851$9,530
University of TulsaOKNCAA Division I-FBS3,24834$366,530$10,780
Saint Francis UniversityPANCAA Division I-FCS1,54038$348,259$9,165
University of California-Santa BarbaraCANCAA Division I without football21,19965$333,879$5,137
Carson-Newman UniversityTNNCAA Division II with football1,71043$322,198$7,493
University of Maryland-College ParkMDNCAA Division I-FBS26,17427$309,827$11,475
Indiana Wesleyan University-MarionINNAIA Division II2,61839$308,810$7,918
Dordt CollegeIANAIA Division II1,36747$299,754$6,378
Bloomfield CollegeNJNCAA Division II without football1,76840$275,747$6,894
University of South AlabamaALNCAA Division I-FBS9,59645$273,032$6,067
Doane University-Arts & SciencesNENAIA Division II1,03881$268,341$3,313
Missouri Valley CollegeMONAIA Division I1,32920$259,283$12,964
University of Southern MississippiMSNCAA Division I-FBS10,24227$252,529$9,353
William Penn UniversityIANAIA Division I1,11122$250,477$11,385
Oregon Institute of TechnologyORNAIA Division II2,35735$240,539$6,873
Saint Ambrose UniversityIANAIA Division II2,18744$229,811$5,223
California State University-ChicoCANCAA Division II without football15,16560$228,173$3,803
California State University-BakersfieldCANCAA Division I without football7,06215$227,390$15,159
Texas Southern UniversityTXNCAA Division I-FCS5,77623$216,677$9,421
Gonzaga UniversityWANCAA Division I without football5,02937$213,729$5,776
Howard UniversityDCNCAA Division I-FCS5,55331$213,651$6,892
University of WyomingWYNCAA Division I-FBS8,09929$212,891$7,341
Oklahoma Christian UniversityOKNCAA Division II without football1,77836$210,451$5,846
Universidad MetropolitanaPROther8,85731$195,750$6,315
Taylor UniversityINNAIA Division II1,80634$189,792$5,582
University of California-IrvineCANCAA Division I without football26,87629$179,234$6,180
Aquinas CollegeMINAIA Division II1,41657$178,981$3,140
Williams CollegeMANCAA Division III with football2,04457$167,148$2,932
Judson UniversityILNAIA Division I78615$163,135$10,876
Harcum CollegePAOther1,07811$162,782$14,798
Mt San Antonio CollegeCACCCAA9,984110$156,761$1,425
Cedarville UniversityOHNCAA Division II without football3,01063$156,405$2,483
Wiley CollegeTXNAIA Division I1,15218$154,387$8,577
Florida Institute of TechnologyFLNCAA Division II with football3,28135$150,858$4,310
Riverside City CollegeCANJCAA Division I5,25671$149,885$2,111
Truett McConnell UniversityGANAIA Division II69212$147,147$12,262
San Joaquin Delta CollegeCACCCAA6,35141$145,692$3,553
Mount Vernon Nazarene UniversityOHNAIA Division II1,70820$145,000$7,250
University of South Carolina-BeaufortSCNAIA Division II1,74625$144,692$5,788
Virginia University of LynchburgVAIndependent26118$140,661$7,815
East Tennessee State UniversityTNNCAA Division I-FCS9,33330$140,493$4,683
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-PoncePROther4,57019$139,783$7,357
Texas CollegeTXNAIA Division I92011$137,476$12,498
Caldwell UniversityNJNCAA Division II without football1,44524$136,562$5,690
Madonna UniversityMINAIA Division II1,34026$134,650$5,179
Maryville University of Saint LouisMONCAA Division II without football2,14720$133,885$6,694
Alcorn State UniversityMSNCAA Division I-FCS2,58921$133,599$6,362
Prairie View A & M UniversityTXNCAA Division I-FCS6,81742$130,838$3,115
Georgetown CollegeKYNAIA Division I91726$124,914$4,804
Friends UniversityKSNAIA Division II92025$124,430$4,977
Concordia University-Ann ArborMINAIA Division II72725$123,566$4,943
Southwestern Christian CollegeTXNJCAA Division I13710$122,457$12,246
Cerritos CollegeCACCCAA6,70658$120,445$2,077
George Fox UniversityORNCAA Division III with football2,47458$119,460$2,060
Graceland University-LamoniIANAIA Division II1,16646$118,370$2,573
William Jessup UniversityCANAIA Division I99523$116,055$5,046
Nyack CollegeNYNCAA Division II without football1,17817$114,728$6,749
Mount Mercy UniversityIANAIA Division I1,04643$114,368$2,660
Huntington UniversityINNAIA Division II87118$111,285$6,183
Willamette UniversityORNCAA Division III with football1,85023$110,920$4,823
Lane Community CollegeORNWAC3,74736$110,614$3,073
Rust CollegeMSNCAA Division III without football87213$110,319$8,486
DeSales UniversityPANCAA Division III without football1,85435$110,308$3,152
Claremont McKenna CollegeCANCAA Division III with football1,34347$110,101$2,343
Langston UniversityOKNAIA Division I1,83510$108,732$10,873
Middlebury CollegeVTNCAA Division III with football2,49654$106,749$1,977
North Central CollegeILNCAA Division III with football2,53489$106,286$1,194
Cornerstone UniversityMINAIA Division II1,36322$105,264$4,785
Bethel UniversityTNNAIA Division I3,47422$104,609$4,755
William Carey UniversityMSNAIA Division I1,63018$104,255$5,792
University of Puerto Rico-BayamonPRNCAA Division II without football4,28241$104,190$2,541
California State University-Los AngelesCANCAA Division II without football20,00331$103,927$3,352
San Diego Mesa CollegeCACCCAA5,70741$103,311$2,520
Stevenson UniversityMDNCAA Division III with football3,06535$102,678$2,934
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMANCAA Division III with football4,44448$100,241$2,088
Spokane Falls Community CollegeWANWAC3,76338$100,026$2,632
Southern Oregon UniversityORNAIA Division II3,50737$98,970$2,675
University of MobileALNAIA Division I1,24117$98,805$5,812
Robert Morris University IllinoisILNAIA Division II2,25327$98,681$3,655
American River CollegeCACCCAA6,25439$96,165$2,466
Pomona CollegeCANCAA Division III with football1,54732$95,823$2,994
West Virginia University Institute of TechnologyWVNAIA Division II97530$95,723$3,191
St Lawrence UniversityNYNCAA Division III with football2,34151$95,665$1,876
The Master's University and SeminaryCANAIA Division I95317$95,330$5,608
Northwest Christian UniversityORNAIA Division II42123$95,011$4,131
St Andrews UniversityNCNAIA Division II6129$94,944$10,549
University of RedlandsCANCAA Division III with football2,49127$93,558$3,465
Adelphi UniversityNYNCAA Division II without football4,73731$92,954$2,999
Lees-McRae CollegeNCNCAA Division II without football97822$92,333$4,197
Trine UniversityINNCAA Division III with football1,70354$91,776$1,700
Lane CollegeTNNCAA Division II with football1,35624$91,732$3,822
University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireWINCAA Division III with football9,35057$91,117$1,599
Texas Lutheran UniversityTXNCAA Division III with football1,21239$89,890$2,305
University of New OrleansLANCAA Division I without football4,64421$89,308$4,253
Frostburg State UniversityMDNCAA Division III with football4,08746$88,999$1,935
Humboldt State UniversityCANCAA Division II with football7,48527$88,335$3,272
Montana State University-BillingsMTNCAA Division II without football2,47028$87,648$3,130
San Bernardino Valley CollegeCACCCAA3,81214$87,030$6,216
York CollegeNENAIA Division II37222$86,682$3,940
Grinnell CollegeIANCAA Division III with football1,65332$86,576$2,706
Saddleback CollegeCACCCAA5,78524$86,111$3,588
Chabot CollegeCACCCAA3,91127$84,930$3,146
Christopher Newport UniversityVANCAA Division III with football4,85665$84,815$1,305
Coahoma Community CollegeMSNJCAA Division I1,56914$84,782$6,056
Santa Monica CollegeCACCCAA11,08439$84,050$2,155
Saint John Fisher CollegeNYNCAA Division III with football2,60127$83,873$3,106
Ohio Northern UniversityOHNCAA Division III with football2,04752$83,573$1,607
Utica CollegeNYNCAA Division III with football2,73084$83,512$994
Rowan UniversityNJNCAA Division III with football12,72866$82,914$1,256
Roberts Wesleyan CollegeNYNCAA Division II without football1,20736$82,700$2,297
Southern University and A & M CollegeLANCAA Division I-FCS4,32820$82,501$4,125
Sacramento City CollegeCACCCAA5,32828$82,314$2,940
California Lutheran UniversityCANCAA Division III with football2,76534$82,072$2,414
Fresno City CollegeCACCCAA6,79738$81,190$2,137
Lourdes UniversityOHNAIA Division II84215$80,760$5,384
California State University-East BayCANCAA Division II without football11,55321$79,886$3,804
Bethel College-North NewtonKSNAIA Division II44112$79,259$6,605
Coker CollegeSCNCAA Division II without football95334$78,968$2,323
Reinhardt UniversityGANAIA Division II1,22338$78,937$2,077
Cuyamaca CollegeCACCCAA2,09727$78,698$2,915
Case Western Reserve UniversityOHNCAA Division III with football4,97365$78,469$1,207
Tabor CollegeKSNAIA Division II52221$77,403$3,686
University of the Incarnate WordTXNCAA Division I-FCS4,48850$75,743$1,515
Whitworth UniversityWANCAA Division III with football2,24633$75,445$2,286
University of La VerneCANCAA Division III with football3,81239$74,488$1,910
South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologySDNCAA Division II with football2,00530$74,334$2,478
Paradise Valley Community CollegeAZNJCAA Division II2,18529$74,217$2,559
Biola UniversityCANCAA Division II without football3,94725$73,587$2,943
University of Wisconsin-La CrosseWINCAA Division III with football9,14258$72,824$1,256
Rhodes CollegeTNNCAA Division III with football1,97433$72,820$2,207
Albany State UniversityGANCAA Division II with football2,18721$72,188$3,438
Pima Community CollegeAZNJCAA Division I7,47634$72,118$2,121
Southwestern Christian UniversityOKNAIA Division I6369$71,925$7,992
SUNY CortlandNYNCAA Division III with football6,18751$71,613$1,404
Albion CollegeMINCAA Division III with football1,38443$70,612$1,642
Colby CollegeMENCAA Division III with football1,87954$69,352$1,284
Vassar CollegeNYNCAA Division III without football2,39027$69,143$2,561
Dominican College of BlauveltNYNCAA Division II without football1,33010$68,936$6,894
Gallaudet UniversityDCNCAA Division III with football1,08235$68,831$1,967
University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointWINCAA Division III with football7,67971$68,644$967
Belmont Abbey CollegeNCNCAA Division II without football1,40322$68,510$3,114
Monroe CollegeNYNJCAA Division I4,35327$67,384$2,496
Pratt Community CollegeKSNJCAA Division I59315$66,493$4,433
Aurora UniversityILNCAA Division III with football3,30267$66,075$986
Washington and Lee UniversityVANCAA Division III with football1,81832$65,467$2,046
Millsaps CollegeMSNCAA Division III with football7879$64,304$7,145
Long Beach City CollegeCACCCAA8,99434$64,096$1,885
Wartburg CollegeIANCAA Division III with football1,43359$63,517$1,077
Savannah State UniversityGANCAA Division I-FCS4,10822$63,190$2,872
Dickinson State UniversityNDNAIA Division I90426$62,996$2,423
Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeOROther1,00223$62,749$2,728
Northwest Kansas Technical CollegeKSNJCAA Division I33817$62,718$3,689
Linfield College-McMinnville CampusORNCAA Division III with football1,58427$62,642$2,320
Whittier CollegeCANJCAA Division III1,57717$62,394$3,670
Pasadena City CollegeCACCCAA10,40119$62,228$3,275
Hamilton CollegeNYNCAA Division III with football1,86629$61,546$2,122
Clackamas Community CollegeORNWAC2,67326$61,508$2,366
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWINCAA Division III with football10,04659$61,264$1,038
Huston-Tillotson UniversityTXNAIA Division I91720$61,001$3,050
Trinity Christian CollegeILNAIA Division II90316$60,933$3,808
De Anza CollegeCACCCAA10,39237$60,716$1,641
SUNY College at PlattsburghNYNCAA Division III without football4,81230$59,655$1,989
The University of Tennessee-MartinTNNCAA Division I-FCS4,94321$59,426$2,830
Moorpark CollegeCACCCAA5,66633$58,816$1,782
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend CollegePANCAA Division III without football4,14745$58,709$1,305
Dickinson CollegePANCAA Division III with football2,35640$58,588$1,465
St Olaf CollegeMNNCAA Division III with football2,98374$58,426$790
College of the CanyonsCACCCAA6,26739$58,002$1,487
Bethany CollegeKSNAIA Division II64032$57,139$1,786
Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyINNCAA Division III with football2,17153$57,131$1,078
Concordia University-ChicagoILNCAA Division III with football1,35533$56,786$1,721
Soka University of AmericaCANAIA Division I41714$56,187$4,013
Bethel UniversityMNNCAA Division III with football2,37747$55,728$1,186
Campbellsville UniversityKYNAIA Division I1,99728$55,471$1,981
Bakersfield CollegeCACCCAA6,36325$54,888$2,196
Holy Family UniversityPANCAA Division II without football1,42019$54,725$2,880
Lewis-Clark State CollegeIDNAIA Division I2,26332$54,060$1,689
Shasta CollegeCACCCAA3,35139$53,932$1,383
Franklin and Marshall CollegePANCAA Division III with football2,22230$53,417$1,781
Trinity UniversityTXNCAA Division III with football2,24428$53,408$1,907
Loras CollegeIANCAA Division III with football1,40068$52,174$767
Central Christian College of KansasKSNAIA Division II79117$52,120$3,066
Concordia University-WisconsinWINCAA Division III with football2,69115$51,779$3,452
Mt Hood Community CollegeORNWAC3,12015$51,703$3,447
The College of Saint ScholasticaMNNCAA Division III with football2,24918$51,392$2,855
College of the SiskiyousCACCCAA79531$51,374$1,657
Central CollegeIANCAA Division III with football1,17653$50,977$962
The College of Saint RoseNYNCAA Division II without football2,51013$50,744$3,903
Lincoln Memorial UniversityTNNCAA Division II without football1,18914$50,495$3,607
West Liberty UniversityWVNCAA Division II with football1,80129$50,050$1,726
Earlham CollegeINNCAA Division III with football99114$49,606$3,543
Santa Rosa Junior CollegeCACCCAA6,43137$49,079$1,326
Williams Baptist CollegeARNAIA Division I42318$49,019$2,723

Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education 

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