College wrestling earned nearly $870,000 for Arizona schools in 2016


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott wrestling brought in $30,298 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Arizona 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 $393,872 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.

Arizona's two schools with wrestling programs reported $865,233  in revenue in 2016.

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Arizona college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-PrescottNAIA Division I2,25513$393,872$30,298
2Arizona State University-TempeNCAA Division I-FBS38,76132$471,361$14,730
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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