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.
Most popular colleges for outdoor track and field
|School||Division||Men's team||Women's team||Total athletes|
|Bethune-Cookman University||NCAA Division I-FCS||35||32||67|
|Florida Institute of Technology||NCAA Division II with football||35||21||56|
|Edward Waters College||NAIA Division I||20||20||40|
|Saint Leo University||NCAA Division II without football||19||18||37|
|Johnson & Wales University-North Miami||NAIA Division II||7||4||11|