College wrestling earned $1.8 million for South Carolina schools in 2016


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.

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South Carolina college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Citadel Military College of South CarolinaNCAA Division I-FCS2,50320$532,263$26,613
2Newberry CollegeNCAA Division II with football1,05237$348,281$9,413
3Allen UniversityNAIA Division II57518$155,234$8,624
4Limestone CollegeNCAA Division II with football2,15650$415,959$8,319
5Coker CollegeNCAA Division II without football95337$276,741$7,479
6Spartanburg Methodist CollegeNJCAA Division I73034$82,537$2,428
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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