The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) governs all Junior College athletic programs. These two-year institutions give student-athletes a chance to develop academically and athletically in a post-high school program before transferring to a four-year institution. Plus, junior college track programs offer athletic scholarships, making them among the most cost-effective options at any collegiate level. Here are a few reasons student-athletes pick JUCO track and field schools:
There are 272 women’s junior college track and field programs in the U.S. Several of these schools include a mix of indoor and outdoor track and cross-country programs, while some may only compete during the indoor or outdoor seasons. NJCAA track and field operates at the Division 1 and Division 3 levels. Athletic scholarships are only available at the D1 level.
Check out the NJCAA Women’s Track & Field Teams page for a complete list of JUCO track and field schools with indoor and outdoor programs.
Junior college track and field rankings exist for both indoor and outdoor seasons. Organizations that offer lists of junior colleges with track and field programs include the NJCAA, the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association and the Track & Field Results Reporting System. Here are the top programs: