Analysis: 211 Florida college athletes participate in outdoor track and field


Bethune-Cookman University reported having the most outdoor track and field athletes in the state in 2016, followed by Florida Institute of Technology, 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 schools have outdoor track and field teams with the number of athletes totaling 211, including 116 men and 95 women.

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Most popular colleges for outdoor track and field

SchoolDivisionMen's teamWomen's teamTotal athletes
Bethune-Cookman UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS353267
Florida Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division II with football352156
Edward Waters CollegeNAIA Division I202040
Saint Leo UniversityNCAA Division II without football191837
Johnson & Wales University-North MiamiNAIA Division II7411
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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Bethune-Cookman University Edward Waters College Florida Institute of Technology Saint Leo University

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