Analysis: College men's golf in Arizona grosses $6.5 million

Grand Canyon University men's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs in the state, reporting $414,369 – or $41,437 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Arizona State University-Tempe ($265,206) and University of Arizona ($217,709), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education compiles athletics data annually from more than 2,000 schools receiving federal financial aid.

In Arizona, 14 colleges have men's golf programs. In all, they grossed nearly $1.6 million in 2016.


Arizona Men's Golf Programs by Revenue

SchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesMen's Golf TeamMen's Golf RevenueRevenue per athlete
Grand Canyon UniversityNCAA Division I without football14,54210$414,369$41,437
Arizona State University-TempeNCAA Division I-FBS38,76110$265,206$26,521
University of ArizonaNCAA Division I-FBS29,04913$217,709$16,747
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-PrescottNAIA Division I2,2559$179,606$19,956
Eastern Arizona CollegeNJCAA Division I1,9697$133,435$19,062
Pima Community CollegeNJCAA Division I7,47610$100,056$10,006
Arizona Christian UniversityNAIA Division I65112$76,790$6,399
South Mountain Community CollegeNJCAA Division II1,2137$76,304$10,901
Mesa Community CollegeNJCAA Division II5,88311$67,005$6,091
Chandler-Gilbert Community CollegeNJCAA Division II3,6259$21,664$2,407
Paradise Valley Community CollegeNJCAA Division II2,1857$20,062$2,866
Glendale Community CollegeNJCAA Division II5,5467$20,006$2,858
Scottsdale Community CollegeOther2,3428$15,830$1,979
Estrella Mountain Community CollegeNJCAA Division I2,8978$12,700$1,588

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Arizona Christian University Arizona State University-Tempe Chandler-Gilbert Community College Eastern Arizona College Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Estrella Mountain Community College Glendale Community College Grand Canyon University Mesa Community College Paradise Valley Community College Pima Community College Scottsdale Community College South Mountain Community College University of Arizona

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