There are 1,572 Schools sponsored varsity Cross Country teams during 2017-18:
* NCAA scholarship limits per school apply to cross country and track & field teams combined. Cross Country and track & field are equivalency sports for scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can be awarded to meet the NCAA limit per school. For example, an NCAA Division II school can award 36 female cross country (including track & field) athletes each an equivalent 1/2 scholarship and still meet the division limit of 18.
** Average Athletic Scholarship is the average amount of athletically related student aid per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally, some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.
Sources: ScholarshipStats, NCAA, NAIA