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America’s Top 20 Universities That Make The Most Money In College Sports For 2017

America’s Top 20 Universities That Make The Most Money In College Sports For 2017

Hey, there’s no doubt that college sports is a big-money business for universities in the United States, and last year no college made more money from its athletics program than Texas A&M University.

According to numbers obtained by The USA Today, from 2015 through 2016, Texas A&M University spent $137 million on athletics and totaled $194 million in revenue from sports.

I guess it’s true what they say: Everything is bigger in Texas.

In all, there are now 28 public universities that make at least $100 million annually from their athletic department. These are all big-time universities, with major athletic programs and super devoted fan bases. It should be noted that these rankings only consist of public universities, as they are the only colleges required to release their figures.

Which universities are in the most prosperous situations? We’re glad you asked.

Here are the top 20 universities in America that make the most money in college sports

  1. Texas A&M
    Total revenue from sports: $194,388,450
    Total expense on athletics: $137,101,774
  2. Texas
    Total revenue from sports: $187,981,158
    Total expense on athletics: $171,394,287
  3. Ohio State
    Total revenue from sports: $170,789,765
    Total expense on athletics: $166,811,018
  4. University of Alabama
    Total revenue from sports: $164,009,745
    Total expense on athletics: $145,277,366
  5. Michigan
    Total revenue from sports: $163,850,616
    Total expense on athletics: $157,872,099
  6. Oklahoma
    Total revenue from sports: $150,373,216
    Total expense on athletics: $127,268,340
  7. LSU
    Total revenue from sports: $141,651,460
    Total expense on athletics: $123,952,910
  8. Florida
    Total revenue from sports: $141,441,109
    Total expense on athletics: $121,307,116
  9. Tennessee
    Total revenue from sports: $140,448,955
    Total expense on athletics: $128,011,504
  10. Auburn
    Total revenue from sports: $140,070,593
    Total expense on athletics: $124,864,399
  11. Wisconsin
    Total revenue from sports: $132,788,726
    Total expense on athletics: $130,433,373
  12. Penn State
    Total revenue from sports: $132,248,076
    Total expense on athletics: $129,349,149
  13. Kentucky
    Total revenue from sports: $132,180,246
    Total expense on athletics: $127,225,580
  14. Arkansas
    Total revenue from sports: $124,981,042
    Total expense on athletics: $105,633,576
  15. Georgia
    Total revenue from sports: $123,841,268
    Total expense on athletics: $116,633,645
  16. Michigan State
    Total revenue from sports: $123,034,495
    Total expense on athletics: $121,892,394
  17. South Carolina
    Total revenue from sports: $122,331,092
    Total expense on athletics: $116,735,510
  18. Florida State
    Total revenue from sports: $113,754,314
    Total expense on athletics: $115,631,800
  19. Minnesota
    Total revenue from sports: $113,506,279
    Total expense on athletics: $110,673,824
  20. Iowa
    Total revenue from sports: $113,249,020
    Total expense on athletics: $116,168,740
Editor, Amelia W Grant

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Associate editor (Digital Content) at CEOWORLD Magazine
Associate editor (Digital Content) at the CEOWORLD magazine. New Yorker. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons.
Editor, Amelia W Grant

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