College wrestling earned $626,000 for Texas schools in 2016


Wayland Baptist University wrestling brought in $9,733 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Texas that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The university’s wrestling program brought in a total of $613,209 in 2016. 

The agency's office of postsecondary education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

Texas' two schools with wrestling programs reported $625,956  in revenue in 2016.

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Texas college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Wayland Baptist UniversityNAIA Division I1,07363$613,209$9,733
2Richland CollegeNJCAA Division III4,14130$12,747$425
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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