College wrestling earned nearly $800,000 for Rhode Island schools in 2016


Brown University wrestling brought in $15,298 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Rhode Island 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 $382,454 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.

Rhode Island's four schools with wrestling programs reported $779,891  in revenue in 2016.

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Rhode Island college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Brown UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,55625$382,454$15,298
2Rhode Island CollegeNCAA Division III without football5,56220$98,627$4,931
3Roger Williams UniversityNCAA Division III without football4,12032$136,793$4,275
4Johnson & Wales University-ProvidenceNCAA Division III without football7,59839$162,017$4,154
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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