Analysis: Men's college outdoor track in Iowa grosses $1.4 million

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

SchoolDivisionEnrollmentMen's teamMen's team revenueRevenue per athlete
Dordt CollegeNAIA Division II1,36747$299,754$6,378
William Penn UniversityNAIA Division I1,11122$250,477$11,385
Saint Ambrose UniversityNAIA Division II2,18744$229,811$5,223
Graceland University-LamoniNAIA Division II1,16646$118,370$2,573
Mount Mercy UniversityNAIA Division I1,04643$114,368$2,660
Grinnell CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,65332$86,576$2,706
Wartburg CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,43359$63,517$1,077
Loras CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,40068$52,174$767
Central CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,17653$50,977$962
Coe CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,30537$47,028$1,271
Iowa Central Community CollegeNJCAA Division II2,73281$45,012$556
Simpson CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,37946$41,584$904
Cornell CollegeNCAA Division III with football97331$33,707$1,087
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological SeminaryNCCAA Division II1949$5,238$582
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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