Judson University men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs in the state, reporting $163,135 – or $10,876 per athlete – in 2016, followed by North Central College ($106,286) and Robert Morris University Illinois ($98,681), 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 Illinois, 17 colleges have men's outdoor track programs. In all, they grossed $839,824 in 2016.
Illinois Men's Outdoor Track Programs by Revenue
|School||Division||Enrollment||Men's team||Men's team revenue||Revenue per athlete|
|Judson University||NAIA Division I||786||15||$163,135||$10,876|
|North Central College||NCAA Division III with football||2,534||89||$106,286||$1,194|
|Robert Morris University Illinois||NAIA Division II||2,253||27||$98,681||$3,655|
|Aurora University||NCAA Division III with football||3,302||67||$66,075||$986|
|Trinity Christian College||NAIA Division II||903||16||$60,933||$3,808|
|Concordia University-Chicago||NCAA Division III with football||1,355||33||$56,786||$1,721|
|Monmouth College||NCAA Division III with football||1,124||28||$46,633||$1,665|
|Millikin University||NCAA Division III with football||1,796||23||$42,638||$1,854|
|William Rainey Harper College||NJCAA Division III||4,331||24||$32,192||$1,341|
|College of DuPage||NJCAA Division III||6,335||10||$30,544||$3,054|
|Knox College||NCAA Division III with football||1,325||17||$28,985||$1,705|
|University of Illinois at Springfield||NCAA Division II without football||1,896||18||$22,840||$1,269|
|Elmhurst College||NCAA Division III with football||2,682||30||$22,527||$751|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||NCAA Division III without football||2,709||18||$20,644||$1,147|
|Oakton Community College||NJCAA Division II||2,596||7||$7,231||$1,033|
|Eureka College||NCAA Division III with football||644||12||$3,437||$286|