Analysis: 748 Illinois college athletes participate in outdoor track and field

North Central College reported having the most outdoor track and field athletes in the state in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.


North Central College reported having the most outdoor track and field athletes in the state in 2016, followed by Aurora University and Concordia University-Chicago, 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 schools have outdoor track and field teams with the number of athletes totaling 748, including 444 men and 304 women.

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Most popular colleges for outdoor track and field

SchoolDivisionMen's teamWomen's teamTotal athletes
North Central CollegeNCAA Division III with football8955144
Aurora UniversityNCAA Division III with football6745112
Concordia University-ChicagoNCAA Division III with football332053
Monmouth CollegeNCAA Division III with football282452
Elmhurst CollegeNCAA Division III with football301848
Robert Morris University IllinoisNAIA Division II272047
Trinity Christian CollegeNAIA Division II162541
Millikin UniversityNCAA Division III with football231538
William Rainey Harper CollegeNJCAA Division III241438
Knox CollegeNCAA Division III with football171734
University of Illinois at SpringfieldNCAA Division II without football181432
Judson UniversityNAIA Division I151126
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division III without football18523
Triton CollegeOther101222
College of DuPageNJCAA Division III10515
Eureka CollegeNCAA Division III with football12315
Oakton Community CollegeNJCAA Division II718
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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Aurora University College of Dupage Concordia University-Chicago Elmhurst College Eureka College Illinois Institute of Technology Judson University Knox College Millikin University Monmouth College North Central College Oakton Community College Robert Morris University Illinois Trinity Christian College Triton College William Rainey Harper College

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