Analysis: Women's college outdoor track in Illinois grosses $649,795

Judson University women's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs in the state, reporting $97,921 – or $8,902 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Trinity Christian College ($73,202) and North Central College ($64,720), 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 women's outdoor track programs. In all, they grossed $649,795 in 2016.


Illinois Women's Outdoor Track Programs by Revenue

SchoolDivisionEnrollmentWomen's teamWomen's team revenueRevenue per athlete
Judson UniversityNAIA Division I78611$97,921$8,902
Trinity Christian CollegeNAIA Division II90325$73,202$2,928
North Central CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,53455$64,720$1,177
Robert Morris University IllinoisNAIA Division II2,25320$62,103$3,105
Aurora UniversityNCAA Division III with football3,30245$59,845$1,330
Concordia University-ChicagoNCAA Division III with football1,35520$49,762$2,488
Monmouth CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,12424$42,743$1,781
Millikin UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,79615$38,024$2,535
Triton CollegeOther3,10712$35,854$2,988
Knox CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,32517$31,120$1,831
Elmhurst CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,68218$22,816$1,268
William Rainey Harper CollegeNJCAA Division III4,33114$22,621$1,616
University of Illinois at SpringfieldNCAA Division II without football1,89614$18,254$1,304
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division III without football2,7095$13,287$2,657
College of DuPageNJCAA Division III6,3355$10,181$2,036
Oakton Community CollegeNJCAA Division II2,5961$6,325$6,325
Eureka CollegeNCAA Division III with football6443$1,017$339
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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