Bethune-Cookman University men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs in the state, reporting $725,185 – or $20,720 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida Institute of Technology ($150,858) and Johnson & Wales University-North Miami ($20,709), 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 Florida, five colleges reported having men's outdoor track programs. In all, they grossed $920,142 in 2016.
Florida Men's Outdoor Track Programs by Revenue
|School||Division||Enrollment||Men's team||Men's team revenue||Revenue per athlete|
|Bethune-Cookman University||NCAA Division I-FCS||3,583||35||$725,185||$20,720|
|Florida Institute of Technology||NCAA Division II with football||3,281||35||$150,858||$4,310|
|Johnson & Wales University-North Miami||NAIA Division II||1,424||7||$20,709||$2,958|
|Saint Leo University||NCAA Division II without football||7,555||19||$12,487||$657|
|Edward Waters College||NAIA Division I||903||20||$10,903||$545|