Dordt College men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs in the state, reporting $299,754 – or $6,378 per athlete – in 2016, followed by William Penn University ($250,477) and Saint Ambrose University ($229,811), 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.
In Iowa, 14 colleges have men's outdoor track programs. In all, they grossed more than $1.4 million in 2016.
Iowa Men's Outdoor Track Programs by Revenue
|School||Division||Enrollment||Men's team||Men's team revenue||Revenue per athlete|
|Dordt College||NAIA Division II||1,367||47||$299,754||$6,378|
|William Penn University||NAIA Division I||1,111||22||$250,477||$11,385|
|Saint Ambrose University||NAIA Division II||2,187||44||$229,811||$5,223|
|Graceland University-Lamoni||NAIA Division II||1,166||46||$118,370||$2,573|
|Mount Mercy University||NAIA Division I||1,046||43||$114,368||$2,660|
|Grinnell College||NCAA Division III with football||1,653||32||$86,576||$2,706|
|Wartburg College||NCAA Division III with football||1,433||59||$63,517||$1,077|
|Loras College||NCAA Division III with football||1,400||68||$52,174||$767|
|Central College||NCAA Division III with football||1,176||53||$50,977||$962|
|Coe College||NCAA Division III with football||1,305||37||$47,028||$1,271|
|Iowa Central Community College||NJCAA Division II||2,732||81||$45,012||$556|
|Simpson College||NCAA Division III with football||1,379||46||$41,584||$904|
|Cornell College||NCAA Division III with football||973||31||$33,707||$1,087|
|Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary||NCCAA Division II||194||9||$5,238||$582|