Citadel Military College wrestling brought in $26,613 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in South Carolina that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
The college's wrestling program brought in a total of $532,263 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.
South Carolina's six schools with wrestling programs reported $1,811,015 in revenue in 2016.
South Carolina college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||Citadel Military College of South Carolina||NCAA Division I-FCS||2,503||20||$532,263||$26,613|
|2||Newberry College||NCAA Division II with football||1,052||37||$348,281||$9,413|
|3||Allen University||NAIA Division II||575||18||$155,234||$8,624|
|4||Limestone College||NCAA Division II with football||2,156||50||$415,959||$8,319|
|5||Coker College||NCAA Division II without football||953||37||$276,741||$7,479|
|6||Spartanburg Methodist College||NJCAA Division I||730||34||$82,537||$2,428|