Your Complete List of Women’s D2 Track and Field Colleges
NCAA Division 2 track and field colleges have plenty to offer. Here are a few reasons they’re the top choice among more than 6,000 college-athletes:
- Competitive athletic programs. D2 programs offer highly competitive opportunities. In fact, top Division 2 track and field colleges typically have the same level of athletic talent as their D1 counterparts.
- Athletic scholarships. Division 2 track and field coaches can offer a maximum of 12.6 scholarships per team. With the average team being made up of 22 athletes, most coaches award partial scholarships to athletes.
- A more balanced collegiate experience. Competing at one of the nation’s D2 women’s track and field colleges is a huge commitment, but recruits will also find time to focus on their studies and have more free time outside of their sport.
- Smaller campuses and classroom sizes. D2 track and field colleges tend to be smaller than those at the D1 level. This means smaller campuses, enrollments and classroom sizes. These schools offer a great fit for athletes who may be overwhelmed at large state schools or who need more academic support, such as one-on-one tutoring, in the classroom.
How many Division 2 women’s track and field teams are there in the U.S.?
There are nearly 300 NCAA Division 2 track and field colleges across the U.S., with a mix of indoor-only, outdoor-only, or both indoor and outdoor programs. Student-athletes will also find that distance runners tend to compete on cross-country teams in addition to their regular track season.
For a complete list of D2 track and field colleges, including their geographic region and athletic conference, check out our D2 track and field colleges list below. If you’re looking for the best D2 track and field colleges, the NCSA Power Rankings and the NCAA women’s track and field rankings offer a great starting point.
NCAA Division 2 women's track and field rankings
The Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS), the NCAA and the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) both regularly update the NCAA women’s track and field rankings for D2 track and field colleges. Here are the top NCAA Division 2 track and field colleges according to the NCSA Power Rankings:
- University of California – San Diego
- Truman State University
- Western Washington University
- Grand Valley State University
- Hillsdale College
- California State Polytechnic University – Pomona
- California State University – Chico
- Point Loma Nazarene University
- Bentley University
- Colorado School of Mines
Check out the NCSA Power Rankings for a complete list of the best D2 track and field colleges. Then, take a look at the NCAA Division 2 track and field rankings here.