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Most Profitable College Athletic Programs

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The most profitable NCAA sports programs can afford the largest investments in coaching and athletes. Here is a ranking of the most profitable college and university sports programs for all NCAA divisions.

School Name City State Sports Profits
The University of Texas at Austin Austin TX 25,524,017
The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL 22,153,601
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park PA 19,478,286
Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 17,795,469
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN 16,389,277
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 16,002,888
Michigan State University East Lansing MI 14,733,782
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 12,077,312
University of Iowa Iowa City IA 8,827,938
Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 8,086,514
University of Miami Coral Gables FL 7,515,813
University of Florida Gainesville FL 6,816,282
University of Kentucky Lexington KY 6,173,117
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge LA 6,112,033
Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington IN 5,484,384
University of Georgia Athens GA 4,964,268
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City OK 4,947,655
University of Kansas Lawrence KS 4,766,193
Texas Tech University Lubbock TX 4,376,218
Clemson University Clemson SC 3,967,813
University of Louisville Louisville KY 3,585,112
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville VA 3,444,265
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Stillwater OK 2,989,180
Texas A & M University College Station TX 2,930,919
University of South Florida Tampa FL 2,773,112
Georgia State University Atlanta GA 2,613,592
Washington State University Pullman WA 2,425,898
Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette IN 2,374,483
West Virginia University Morgantown WV 2,290,130
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit MI 2,259,966
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison WI 2,163,067
University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 2,159,159
East Carolina University Greenville NC 2,152,628
California State University-Fresno Fresno CA 2,148,276
University of the District of Columbia Washington DC 2,113,275
East Tennessee State University Johnson City TN 2,030,212
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA 1,975,225
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign IL 1,902,463
Old Dominion University Norfolk VA 1,699,239
University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder CO 1,652,368
Oral Roberts University Tulsa OK 1,559,426
Auburn University Main Campus Auburn University AL 1,521,081
Vanderbilt University Nashville TN 1,470,374
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA 1,437,899
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas NV 1,312,551
Boston College Chestnut Hill MA 1,303,002
Kansas State University Manhattan KS 1,298,624
Florida State University Tallahassee FL 1,291,972
Benedict College Columbia SC 1,204,776
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester PA 1,183,464
University of San Diego San Diego CA 1,136,327
University of Arkansas Main Campus Fayetteville AR 1,118,328
Wichita State University Wichita KS 1,115,954
Gonzaga University Spokane WA 1,109,873
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo CA 1,035,443
Yuba College Marysville CA 934,792
Samford University Birmingham AL 925,790
Fullerton College Fullerton CA 890,551
San Jose State University San Jose CA 888,656
Charleston Southern University Charleston SC 887,316
Pima Community College Tucson AZ 853,158
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 843,012
University of Utah Salt Lake City UT 793,022
University of California-Davis Davis CA 785,549
Wake Forest University Winston Salem NC 768,634
Tuskegee University Tuskegee AL 768,077
Kent State University Kent Campus Kent OH 762,673
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton FL 752,398
University of California-San Diego La Jolla CA 743,686
Spring Hill College Mobile AL 732,521
Saddleback College Mission Viejo CA 724,831
North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh NC 708,642
Hesser College Manchester NH 708,056
George Mason University Fairfax VA 707,110
Davidson College Davidson NC 700,112
Guilford College Greensboro NC 675,709
Stony Brook University Stony Brook NY 670,047
University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia SC 656,674
Savannah State University Savannah GA 655,272
Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 646,027
Hope International University Fullerton CA 635,349
Murray State University Murray KY 628,477
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst MA 591,853
Northern State University Aberdeen SD 591,758
Michigan Technological University Houghton MI 585,288
University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 572,555
Trinity College Hartford CT 548,550
University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND 544,161
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond LA 542,786
College of Charleston Charleston SC 542,309
SUNY at Binghamton Binghamton NY 539,278
University of Hartford West Hartford CT 529,933
Idaho State University Pocatello ID 509,478
Central State University Wilberforce OH 506,933
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond OK 484,301
California State University-East Bay Hayward CA 482,263
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville IL 472,615
Union College Schenectady NY 469,918
Mercer University Macon GA 469,498
Emory University Atlanta GA 464,231
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh PA 456,476
Edgewood College Madison WI 447,950
William Woods University Fulton MO 443,629
Trine University Angola IN 438,048
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD 434,581
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 426,920
California University of Pennsylvania California PA 424,864
Tusculum College Greeneville TN 418,237
Houston Baptist University Houston TX 408,177
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark NJ 400,147
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro NC 396,768
Winona State University Winona MN 392,381
Southern Utah University Cedar City UT 381,587
The University of Texas-Pan American Edinburg TX 374,902
SUNY College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh NY 372,789
Sam Houston State University Huntsville TX 372,693
Salisbury University Salisbury MD 367,612
Newberry College Newberry SC 366,602
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio TX 359,568
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA 349,486
Auburn University-Montgomery Montgomery AL 326,863
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers FL 316,257
Indiana State University Terre Haute IN 315,590
University of Maine Orono ME 305,327
Wilmington University New Castle DE 299,139
Baker University Baldwin City KS 289,298
Washington College Chestertown MD 288,274
Shasta College Redding CA 284,497
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park CA 282,665
Greenville College Greenville IL 281,671
University of Maryland-College Park College Park MD 280,114
Drexel University Philadelphia PA 277,168
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Bethlehem PA 273,531
University of Rhode Island Kingston RI 267,046
SUNY College at New Paltz New Paltz NY 258,882
King College Bristol TN 257,565
Western New England College Springfield MA 257,326
Virginia State University Petersburg VA 257,307
Ventura College Ventura CA 255,641
Carson-Newman College Jefferson City TN 255,230
Treasure Valley Community College Ontario OR 245,836
Texas Woman's University Denton TX 245,504
Cerritos College Norwalk CA 243,011
New York University New York NY 242,597
The University of West Florida Pensacola FL 242,402
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre PA 241,889
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA 238,213
North Carolina Wesleyan College Rocky Mount NC 234,851
Saint John Fisher College Rochester NY 234,778
Linfield College McMinnville OR 229,244
Bemidji State University Bemidji MN 229,002
Eastern Illinois University Charleston IL 226,765
University of New Haven West Haven CT 226,349
DeSales University Center Valley PA 225,890
Avila University Kansas City MO 224,533
Adelphi University Garden City NY 223,359
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe KS 222,877
Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT 219,354
Mississippi College Clinton MS 218,078
Buena Vista University Storm Lake IA 217,276
Mount Olive College Mount Olive NC 217,124
Saint Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure NY 216,039
Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh NY 214,591
Walsh University North Canton OH 211,719
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater WI 209,110
University of Dayton Dayton OH 208,761
Southern Nazarene University Bethany OK 208,398
Hanover College Hanover IN 208,062
The University of Tampa Tampa FL 206,486
Dodge City Community College Dodge City KS 200,326
Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 199,500
Goucher College Baltimore MD 197,510
University of Arizona Tucson AZ 195,091
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Daytona Beach FL 195,079
Whitworth University Spokane WA 194,571
SUNY at Fredonia Fredonia NY 194,390
Seton Hill University Greensburg PA 194,265
Minnesota State University-Moorhead Moorhead MN 194,192
Hartwick College Oneonta NY 193,950
Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis MO 193,026
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill NC 192,592
Oakland City University Oakland City IN 190,979
University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL 190,596
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire WI 188,279
Pace University-New York New York NY 187,589
Muhlenberg College Allentown PA 186,570
Cedarville University Cedarville OH 186,201
Springfield College Springfield MA 184,756
Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn NY 182,546
Tacoma Community College Tacoma WA 182,306
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette LA 182,142
Corban College Salem OR 181,050
Washington & Jefferson College Washington PA 180,513
Mars Hill College Mars Hill NC 180,070
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais IL 179,648
Medaille College Buffalo NY 179,121
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor MI 177,844
Methodist University Fayetteville NC 177,208
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove PA 176,515
Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge LA 176,109
Hobart William Smith Colleges Geneva NY 174,610
Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff NE 174,342
Oberlin College Oberlin OH 173,529
Weber State University Ogden UT 173,097
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte NC 169,394
Appalachian State University Boone NC 169,024
Southwestern University Georgetown TX 168,738
Mercyhurst College Erie PA 166,069
CUNY Queens College Flushing NY 165,894
William Jessup University Rocklin CA 163,240
Anderson University Anderson SC 162,788
Lander University Greenwood SC 161,400
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton TX 160,727
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville PA 159,914
Dallas Baptist University Dallas TX 158,281
Bates College Lewiston ME 157,794
Lehigh University Bethlehem PA 157,346
Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick NJ 157,272
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville NC 156,828
Wagner College Staten Island NY 156,625
Nazareth College Rochester NY 154,511
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana PA 152,453
Concordia University Seward NE 152,290
Lindsey Wilson College Columbia KY 151,701
Montana State University Bozeman MT 150,967
Utica College Utica NY 150,749
Catawba College Salisbury NC 148,921
Western Carolina University Cullowhee NC 148,837
Belhaven College Jackson MS 148,555
Howard University Washington DC 148,073
Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 148,033
Colorado College Colorado Springs CO 146,627
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA 146,044
Ohlone College Fremont CA 146,028
North Greenville University Tigerville SC 143,946
Benedictine University Lisle IL 143,189
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte NC 142,991
Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead MN 142,771
Shepherd University Shepherdstown WV 142,742
Huntington University Huntington IN 142,504
The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth MN 141,642
Limestone College Gaffney SC 141,061
SUNY College at Cortland Cortland NY 138,941
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla MO 138,208
Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA 137,059
Grand Valley State University Allendale MI 136,667
Union University Jackson TN 134,265
Clark University Worcester MA 134,085
Occidental College Los Angeles CA 132,756
Cumberland University Lebanon TN 130,450
McNeese State University Lake Charles LA 130,403
Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown NC 129,780
Washburn University Topeka KS 129,200
Regis University Denver CO 128,829
Webber International University Babson Park FL 127,010
Huston-Tillotson University Austin TX 126,850
Georgia Perimeter College Decatur GA 125,402
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona CA 123,773
Long Beach City College Long Beach CA 123,580
Indiana Wesleyan University Marion IN 123,180
Sierra College Rocklin CA 122,412
Mount Mercy College Cedar Rapids IA 120,883
Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 120,798
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth TX 120,581
Saint Edward's University Austin TX 120,471
Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston SC 119,652
College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati OH 119,141
Miles College Fairfield AL 118,831
Taylor University Upland IN 118,560
North Dakota State University-Main Campus Fargo ND 116,719
Howard Community College Columbia MD 116,603
Dickinson College Carlisle PA 115,217
Graceland University-Lamoni Lamoni IA 115,091
Saginaw Valley State University University Center MI 114,605
Thomas More College Crestview Hills KY 113,342
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville KS 113,318
Southwestern College Chula Vista CA 113,016
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney VA 112,350
Erie Community College Buffalo NY 112,112
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY 109,412
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg PA 109,134
Fresno City College Fresno CA 108,795
Sterling College Sterling KS 107,594
Defiance College Defiance OH 107,578
Valparaiso University Valparaiso IN 106,080
Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown MD 105,700
Simpson College Indianola IA 105,448
Bismarck State College Bismarck ND 103,039
Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa AL 101,381
Lynn University Boca Raton FL 100,831
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee OK 100,722
Ferris State University Big Rapids MI 100,586

*Data from the US Dept of Education


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