Newman University wrestling brought in $16,236 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Kansas 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 $292,247 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.
Kansas's 14 schools with wrestling programs reported $3,222,653 in revenue in 2016.
Kansas college wrestling revenue
|School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|Newman University||NCAA Division II without football||968||18||$292,247||$16,236|
|Bethany College||NAIA Division II||640||23||$357,272||$15,534|
|Ottawa University-Ottawa||NAIA Division II||621||37||$523,497||$14,149|
|Benedictine College||NAIA Division I||1,922||16||$218,964||$13,685|
|Baker University||NAIA Division I||1,084||39||$497,020||$12,744|
|Kansas Wesleyan University||NAIA Division II||638||12||$138,275||$11,523|
|Colby Community College||NJCAA Division I||532||10||$111,088||$11,109|
|Central Christian College of Kansas||NAIA Division II||791||5||$54,639||$10,928|
|Fort Hays State University||NCAA Division II with football||5,673||29||$262,811||$9,062|
|Labette Community College||NJCAA Division II||630||24||$175,460||$7,311|
|Pratt Community College||NJCAA Division I||593||21||$132,976||$6,332|
|Neosho County Community College||NJCAA Division I||777||26||$135,465||$5,210|
|Barton County Community College||NJCAA Division I||1,353||29||$147,996||$5,103|
|Northwest Kansas Technical College||NJCAA Division I||338||37||$174,943||$4,728|