Retention (or Burnout) Rates in College Track & Field Programs

Men’s Track & Field Retention Rates

Overall Top 10 (Division 1):

  1. George Washington 100%
  2. Georgia Tech 100%
  3. Providence 90%
  4. Loyola-Chicago 89%
  5. Boston University 85%
  6. Yale 84%
  7. Gonzaga 83%
  8. Virginia Tech 82%
  9. Bradley 81%
  10. Seattle University 80%

Top 25 USTFCCCA 2019 (All Divisions):

  1. Stanford 76%
  2. Florida 73%
  3. Wartburg 66%
  4. Baylor 64%
  5. Oregon 61%
  6. RPI 59%
  7. Virginia 58%
  8. Georgia 56%
  9. Mississippi State 55%
  10. Notre Dame 54%

High Academic (Niche.com):

Top 5:

  1. Yale 84%
  2. Bowdoin 76%
  3. Stanford 76%
  4. Johns Hopkins University 75%
  1. Davidson 46%
  2. Carnegie Mellon 39%
  3. Michigan 37%
  4. MIT 35%

Overall Bottom 10 (Division 1):

  1. Miami (FL) 37%
  2. Arizona State 37%
  3. North Carolina-Wilmington 36%
  4. South Florida 36%
  5. Manhattan 35%
  6. UC Riverside 34%
  7. VMI 33%
  8. Utah State 30%
  9. Louisiana Tech 25%
  10. Ohio State 25%

Women’s Track & Field Retention Rates

Overall Top 10 (Division 1):

  1. Vanderbilt 92%
  2. Holy Cross (MA) 92%
  3. Binghamton 89%
  4. Stanford 85%
  5. Lafayette 84%
  6. Columbia 83%
  7. U of San Diego 81%
  8. Loyola-Chicago 81%
  9. St Joseph’s (PA) 81%
  10. Missouri-Kansas City 81%

Top 25 USTFCCCA 2019 (All Divisions):

  1. Stanford 85%
  2. South Carolina 76%
  3. Centre 75%
  4. Johns Hopkins University 74%
  5. Williams 73%
  6. Virginia 70%
  7. North Carolina 65%
  8. Florida State 64%
  9. Penn 63%
  10. Middlebury 62%

High Academic (Niche.com):

Top 5:

  1. Stanford 85%
  2. Columbia 83%
  3. Georgetown 79%
  4. Dartmouth 79%
  1. Pomona-Pitzer 45%
  2. Michigan 42%
  3. Emory 39%
  4. MIT 37%

Overall Bottom 10 (Division 1):

  1. Central Florida 36%
  2. UC Irvine 35%
  3. Louisiana Tech 33%
  4. Loyola Marymount 33%
  5. Pepperdine 30%
  6. Florida 30%
  7. North Carolina-Wilmington 29%
  8. Texas State 29%
  9. South Florida 20%
  10. Ohio State 0%

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Luke Runcruit

Luke Runcruit

A high school runner interested in data