College wrestling earned $3.2 million for Kansas schools in 2016

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

SchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
Newman UniversityNCAA Division II without football96818$292,247$16,236
Bethany CollegeNAIA Division II64023$357,272$15,534
Ottawa University-OttawaNAIA Division II62137$523,497$14,149
Benedictine CollegeNAIA Division I1,92216$218,964$13,685
Baker UniversityNAIA Division I1,08439$497,020$12,744
Kansas Wesleyan UniversityNAIA Division II63812$138,275$11,523
Colby Community CollegeNJCAA Division I53210$111,088$11,109
Central Christian College of KansasNAIA Division II7915$54,639$10,928
Fort Hays State UniversityNCAA Division II with football5,67329$262,811$9,062
Labette Community CollegeNJCAA Division II63024$175,460$7,311
Pratt Community CollegeNJCAA Division I59321$132,976$6,332
Neosho County Community CollegeNJCAA Division I77726$135,465$5,210
Barton County Community CollegeNJCAA Division I1,35329$147,996$5,103
Northwest Kansas Technical CollegeNJCAA Division I33837$174,943$4,728
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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