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Analysis: Northwestern University football revenue per player ranks 36th in nation

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Sep 14, 2018

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Northwestern University football earns an average of $375,549 per player annually – the 36th highest rate in the nation – according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of federal education data.

The analysis found that the university had 103 students playing on its football team and took in a total of $38,681,564 in total football revenues.

The other Illinois school among the the nation’s 100 colleges and universities that take in the most football revenue was University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (No. 43). Northern Illinois University ranked No. 116, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale came in at No. 178. 

The U.S. Department of Education’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.

Top 100: College football programs that reap the most revenue

SchoolStateDivisionEnrollmentFootball Total ParticipationFootball RevenueRevenue Per Athlete
The University of Texas at AustinTXNCAA Division I-FBS37,026125$141,173,444$1,129,388
The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleTNNCAA Division I-FBS20,719125$110,673,571$885,389
University of Oklahoma-Norman CampusOKNCAA Division I-FBS18,218115$95,876,446$833,708
University of Notre DameINNCAA Division I-FBS8,480117$96,835,375$827,653
The University of AlabamaALNCAA Division I-FBS29,071135$108,117,057$800,867
Auburn UniversityALNCAA Division I-FBS20,260120$91,652,926$763,774
University of Michigan-Ann ArborMINCAA Division I-FBS27,833139$105,876,108$761,699
University of GeorgiaGANCAA Division I-FBS26,252128$93,335,288$729,182
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeLANCAA Division I-FBS23,036120$86,183,249$718,194
Florida State UniversityFLNCAA Division I-FBS29,051121$86,565,283$715,416
Pennsylvania State University-

Main Campus

PANCAA Division I-FBS39,883117$81,106,066$693,214
University of Washington-Seattle CampusWANCAA Division I-FBS28,165116$80,230,690$691,644
Ohio State University-

Main Campus

OHNCAA Division I-FBS41,666130$89,893,135$691,486
University of FloridaFLNCAA Division I-FBS30,583120$82,791,752$689,931
University of Wisconsin-MadisonWINCAA Division I-FBS28,201115$73,548,409$639,551
University of OregonORNCAA Division I-FBS18,309111$66,307,082$597,361
University of ArkansasARNCAA Division I-FBS19,774122$71,197,898$583,589
University of Southern CaliforniaCANCAA Division I-FBS18,070107$59,837,839$559,232
Texas A & M University-College StationTXNCAA Division I-FBS44,975126$70,427,183$558,946
Michigan State UniversityMINCAA Division I-FBS35,280118$64,958,793$550,498
University of MississippiMSNCAA Division I-FBS17,649119$62,681,760$526,737
University of Nebraska-LincolnNENCAA Division I-FBS19,381139$69,503,006$500,022
University of South Carolina-ColumbiaSCNCAA Division I-FBS23,947121$60,264,364$498,053
University of IowaIANCAA Division I-FBS20,690121$58,685,965$485,008
Texas Christian UniversityTXNCAA Division I-FBS8,591125$58,775,636$470,205
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityVANCAA Division I-FBS25,175119$53,471,351$449,339
University of Minnesota-

Twin Cities

MNNCAA Division I-FBS28,782112$48,886,935$436,490
Stanford UniversityCANCAA Division I-FBS7,032103$44,469,378$431,742
Clemson UniversitySCNCAA Division I-FBS17,849121$51,712,856$427,379
University of UtahUTNCAA Division I-FBS17,081127$51,559,243$405,978
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusGANCAA Division I-FBS13,698116$46,252,310$398,727
University of ArizonaAZNCAA Division I-FBS29,049113$44,177,156$390,948
Baylor UniversityTXNCAA Division I-FBS14,087114$43,223,215$379,151
Syracuse UniversityNYNCAA Division I-FBS14,324117$44,182,377$377,627
Northwestern UniversityILNCAA Division I-FBS8,249103$38,681,564$375,549
North Carolina State University

at Raleigh

NCNCAA Division I-FBS20,818115$43,165,259$375,350
University of Colorado BoulderCONCAA Division I-FBS25,692116$43,529,706$375,256
Texas Tech UniversityTXNCAA Division I-FBS26,588121$44,646,242$368,977
University of California-

Los Angeles

CANCAA Division I-FBS30,329109$39,953,277$366,544
Arizona State University-TempeAZNCAA Division I-FBS38,761121$43,012,682$355,477
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPANCAA Division I-FBS18,129114$40,124,656$351,971
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignILNCAA Division I-FBS32,126102$35,622,414$349,239
University of LouisvilleKYNCAA Division I-FBS12,325121$42,066,595$347,658
Washington State UniversityWANCAA Division I-FBS21,534117$40,547,097$346,556
University of California-BerkeleyCANCAA Division I-FBS28,107133$44,279,264$332,927
Kansas State UniversityKSNCAA Division I-FBS17,562125$40,887,031$327,096
Oregon State UniversityORNCAA Division I-FBS18,395105$33,866,008$322,533
University of MiamiFLNCAA Division I-FBS10,102114$35,358,218$310,160
Oklahoma State University-Main CampusOKNCAA Division I-FBS18,330137$42,225,614$308,216
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNCNCAA Division I-FBS17,828134$41,163,583$307,191
University of KansasKSNCAA Division I-FBS16,987109$33,144,217$304,075
Iowa State UniversityIANCAA Division I-FBS28,791137$41,584,474$303,536
Mississippi State UniversityMSNCAA Division I-FBS16,134119$35,687,282$299,893
University of KentuckyKYNCAA Division I-FBS20,772123$36,393,185$295,880
Duke UniversityNCNCAA Division I-FBS6,449116$33,907,896$292,309
Indiana University-BloomingtonINNCAA Division I-FBS31,884128$37,085,787$289,733
Vanderbilt UniversityTNNCAA Division I-FBS6,808104$29,036,478$279,197
Boston CollegeMANCAA Division I-FBS9,486105$28,487,714$271,312
University of Maryland-

College Park

MDNCAA Division I-FBS26,174111$29,973,008$270,027
University of ConnecticutCTNCAA Division I-FBS18,538104$25,936,445$249,389
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNJNCAA Division I-FBS33,939107$25,423,916$237,607
University of Missouri-ColumbiaMONCAA Division I-FBS24,060123$29,205,904$237,446
Purdue University-Main CampusINNCAA Division I-FBS29,301110$26,014,107$236,492
Wake Forest UniversityNCNCAA Division I-FBS4,899110$23,955,942$217,781
Brigham Young University-ProvoUTNCAA Division I-FBS28,012128$26,116,548$204,036
University of Virginia-

Main Campus

VANCAA Division I-FBS15,420108$21,136,336$195,707
Boise State UniversityIDNCAA Division I-FBS12,350112$21,302,390$190,200
West Virginia UniversityWVNCAA Division I-FBS20,524128$22,453,097$175,415
University of Central FloridaFLNCAA Division I-FBS38,228124$21,546,497$173,762
Temple UniversityPANCAA Division I-FBS26,128125$20,624,125$164,993
Southern Methodist UniversityTXNCAA Division I-FBS6,294120$17,637,584$146,980
University of Cincinnati-Main CampusOHNCAA Division I-FBS21,445108$15,491,793$143,443
Colorado State University-Fort CollinsCONCAA Division I-FBS21,211112$15,444,486$137,897
Tulane University of LouisianaLANCAA Division I-FBS6,48799$13,367,701$135,027
University of South Florida-Main CampusFLNCAA Division I-FBS23,603118$15,588,752$132,108
University of TulsaOKNCAA Division I-FBS3,248116$15,145,884$130,568
University of MemphisTNNCAA Division I-FBS12,372120$14,713,436$122,612
University of HoustonTXNCAA Division I-FBS25,399122$14,641,643$120,013
California State University-FresnoCANCAA Division I-FBS18,828112$13,219,900$118,035
East Carolina UniversityNCNCAA Division I-FBS19,698109$12,595,950$115,559
San Diego State UniversityCANCAA Division I-FBS26,530122$13,715,072$112,419
University of WyomingWYNCAA Division I-FBS8,099119$13,133,784$110,368
Rice UniversityTXNCAA Division I-FBS3,824112$12,001,178$107,153
The University of Texas at El PasoTXNCAA Division I-FBS13,321119$12,454,995$104,664
University of New Mexico-Main CampusNMNCAA Division I-FBS15,732113$11,778,648$104,236
University of Hawaii at ManoaHINCAA Division I-FBS10,676119$11,811,670$99,258
University of Nevada-Las VegasNVNCAA Division I-FBS18,237100$9,806,497$98,065
University of Massachusetts-AmherstMANCAA Division I-FBS21,340114$10,457,450$91,732
The University of Texas at San AntonioTXNCAA Division I-FBS19,995116$10,615,893$91,516
Ohio University-Main CampusOHNCAA Division I-FBS17,794120$10,705,125$89,209
Old Dominion UniversityVANCAA Division I-FBS15,173118$10,391,676$88,065
University of North TexasTXNCAA Division I-FBS25,486113$9,917,343$87,764
Western Michigan UniversityMINCAA Division I-FBS14,99999$8,667,334$87,549
James Madison UniversityVANCAA Division I-FCS18,467119$10,111,658$84,972
San Jose State UniversityCANCAA Division I-FBS21,56997$8,228,106$84,826
University of ToledoOHNCAA Division I-FBS12,810120$10,046,711$83,723
Louisiana Tech UniversityLANCAA Division I-FBS7,434100$8,334,252$83,343
Utah State UniversityUTNCAA Division I-FBS16,888108$8,981,573$83,163
Lafayette CollegePANCAA Division I-FCS2,50580$6,581,062$82,263
Middle Tennessee State UniversityTNNCAA Division I-FBS15,985129$10,541,364$81,716
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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