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
|School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Men's Golf Team||Men's Golf Revenue||Revenue per athlete|
|Grand Canyon University||NCAA Division I without football||14,542||10||$414,369||$41,437|
|Arizona State University-Tempe||NCAA Division I-FBS||38,761||10||$265,206||$26,521|
|University of Arizona||NCAA Division I-FBS||29,049||13||$217,709||$16,747|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott||NAIA Division I||2,255||9||$179,606||$19,956|
|Eastern Arizona College||NJCAA Division I||1,969||7||$133,435||$19,062|
|Pima Community College||NJCAA Division I||7,476||10||$100,056||$10,006|
|Arizona Christian University||NAIA Division I||651||12||$76,790||$6,399|
|South Mountain Community College||NJCAA Division II||1,213||7||$76,304||$10,901|
|Mesa Community College||NJCAA Division II||5,883||11||$67,005||$6,091|
|Chandler-Gilbert Community College||NJCAA Division II||3,625||9||$21,664||$2,407|
|Paradise Valley Community College||NJCAA Division II||2,185||7||$20,062||$2,866|
|Glendale Community College||NJCAA Division II||5,546||7||$20,006||$2,858|
|Scottsdale Community College||Other||2,342||8||$15,830||$1,979|
|Estrella Mountain Community College||NJCAA Division I||2,897||8||$12,700||$1,588|