NCAA D2 colleges provide a high level of competition but a more balanced approach to both sports and academics. D2 schools are typically smaller than their D1 counterparts, and many provide athletes with the opportunity to compete all four years. While D2 athletes still have a demanding schedule, it is not as intense or rigorous as the year-round commitment D1 athletes take on. Additionally, it’s not uncommon to see athletes who compete at top D2 track and field colleges have similar stats to those who compete at Division 1 colleges.
There is still a lot of hard work involved to get to the D2 level – and stay there. Top D2 track and field colleges offer similar benefits to those at the D1 level, including full and partial scholarship offers, experienced coaches who are ready to take your competitiveness to the next level, well-funded facilities and fans. However, they also provide athletes with the chance to explore opportunities outside of their sport, such as pursuing a more rigorous academic schedule or taking part in a non-athletic club or activity. Athletes who have the talent, drive and academics to compete for a D2 men’s track and field college should check out our full list of D2 track and field colleges below.
There are currently more than 200 NCAA D2 track and field colleges across the nation. If you’re set on competing at one of the top D2 track and field colleges, you’ll find many options to choose from. Potential recruits should be prepared to work hard on and off the track, as many D2 colleges operate on a similar eligibility and recruiting scale as their D1 counterparts.
When narrowing down your search, it’s important to consider your personal preferences, explore a list of top D2 track and field colleges, and stay up to date on the NCAA D2 track and field rankings. For a complete list of Division 2 men’s track and field colleges, including their location and corresponding athletic conference, check out our full list of D2 track and field colleges below.
Several organizations offer NCAA D2 track and field rankings throughout both indoor and outdoor seasons, including the NCAA, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and the Track & Field Results Reporting System.
Check out NCSA’s Power Rankings of the top Division 2 track and field colleges.
Find the complete NCAA Division 2 track and field rankings here.