St. John's led the nation in Division III college football attendance for the 15th time for the last 16 years in 2016.  The Johnnies averaged 7,787 fans per game with a six-game total of 46,719 fans.  UW-Whitewater finished 2nd but averaged approximately 2,000 less fans per game than St. John's with 5,718.  Concordia-Moorhead was 2nd in the MIAC in attendance averaging 4,951 per game.

The Johnnies finished the season with a 10-2 record and a loss to UW-Oshkosh in the 2nd round of the NCAA Division III tournament.