Analysis: Which college baseball program grossed the most in Illinois


Bradley University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Northern Illinois University top the list of highest grossing college baseball programs in Illinois in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Illinois Baseball Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
Division
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
Bradley University
NCAA Division I without football
36
$1,197,127
$33,254
2
University of Illinois at Chicago
NCAA Division I without football
35
$980,248
$28,007
3
Northern Illinois University
NCAA Division I-FBS
35
$861,772
$24,622
4
Illinois State University
NCAA Division I-FCS
41
$893,216
$21,786
5
Eastern Illinois University
NCAA Division I-FCS
35
$680,739
$19,450
6
Western Illinois University
NCAA Division I-FCS
32
$609,074
$19,034
7
Chicago State University
NCAA Division I without football
23
$406,348
$17,667
8
University of St Francis
NAIA Division II
33
$493,664
$14,960
9
Lewis University
NCAA Division II without football
34
$482,781
$14,199
10
Saint Xavier University
NAIA Division II
37
$497,594
$13,448
11
McKendree University
NCAA Division II with football
41
$538,716
$13,139
12
Olivet Nazarene University
NAIA Division II
30
$393,492
$13,116
13
Lincoln College
NJCAA Division III
24
$297,115
$12,380
14
Judson University
NAIA Division I
45
$540,106
$12,002
15
Concordia University-Chicago
NCAA Division III with football
31
$370,188
$11,942
16
Trinity Christian College
NAIA Division II
31
$357,918
$11,546
17
Quincy University
NCAA Division II with football
62
$666,160
$10,745
18
Kankakee Community College
NJCAA Division II
28
$299,530
$10,698
19
Robert Morris University Illinois
NAIA Division II
126
$1,345,435
$10,678
20
Southwestern Illinois College
NJCAA Division I
33
$330,866
$10,026
21
Northwestern University
NCAA Division I-FBS
31
$307,866
$9,931
22
Lincoln Land Community College
NJCAA Division II
23
$208,001
$9,044
23
John a Logan College
NJCAA Division I
34
$302,450
$8,896
24
Roosevelt University
NAIA Division II
25
$219,187
$8,767
25
Lake Land College
NJCAA Division I
24
$201,342
$8,389
26
Rend Lake College
NJCAA Division I
31
$224,519
$7,243
27
Lewis and Clark Community College
NJCAA Division I
28
$199,052
$7,109
28
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
NCAA Division III with football
105
$742,910
$7,075
29
Lincoln Trail College
NJCAA Division I
35
$245,949
$7,027
30
Kaskaskia College
NJCAA Division I
27
$189,574
$7,021
31
North Central College
NCAA Division III with football
48
$333,327
$6,944
32
Frontier Community College
NJCAA Division I
26
$177,174
$6,814
33
South Suburban College
NJCAA Division II
37
$251,477
$6,797
34
Danville Area Community College
NJCAA Division II
26
$168,985
$6,499
35
Wheaton College
NCAA Division III with football
34
$215,267
$6,331
36
Dominican University
NCAA Division III without football
25
$157,674
$6,307
37
Wabash Valley College
NJCAA Division I
36
$222,712
$6,186
38
Musician/North Park University
NCAA Division III with football
40
$239,204
$5,980
39
The University of Chicago
NCAA Division III with football
35
$205,692
$5,877
40
Illinois Institute of Technology
NCAA Division III without football
26
$149,443
$5,748
41
Parkland College
NJCAA Division II
38
$217,246
$5,717
42
Heartland Community College
NJCAA Division II
37
$208,387
$5,632
43
Joliet Junior College
NJCAA Division III
29
$157,542
$5,432
44
Shawnee Community College
NJCAA Division I
20
$106,764
$5,338
45
Illinois Central College
NJCAA Division II
36
$191,911
$5,331
46
Rockford University
NCAA Division III with football
48
$248,865
$5,185
47
Carl Sandburg College
NJCAA Division II
28
$143,167
$5,113
48
John Wood Community College
NJCAA Division II
25
$122,233
$4,889
49
Greenville College
NCAA Division III with football
30
$139,784
$4,659
50
Augustana College
NCAA Division III with football
59
$270,835
$4,590
51
Blackburn College
NCAA Division III without football
26
$118,887
$4,573
52
Olney Central College
NJCAA Division I
45
$205,315
$4,563
53
Lincoln Christian University
NAIA Division II
14
$63,115
$4,508
54
Kishwaukee College
NJCAA Division II
26
$114,962
$4,422
55
Aurora University
NCAA Division III with football
46
$197,054
$4,284
56
Black Hawk College
NJCAA Division II
32
$133,738
$4,179
57
Sauk Valley Community College
NJCAA Division I
15
$62,473
$4,165
58
Morton College
NJCAA Division II
25
$104,108
$4,164
59
College of Lake County
NJCAA Division II
23
$94,666
$4,116
60
Millikin University
NCAA Division III with football
46
$186,997
$4,065
61
Knox College Gender and Women's Studies
NCAA Division III with football
36
$145,932
$4,054
62
Moraine Valley Community College
NJCAA Division II
26
$101,567
$3,906
63
Illinois College
NCAA Division III with football
44
$166,698
$3,789
64
Southeastern Illinois College
NJCAA Division I
31
$116,154
$3,747
65
Prairie State College
NJCAA Division II
18
$67,148
$3,730
66
Elmhurst College
NCAA Division III with football
28
$104,016
$3,715
67
Illinois Wesleyan University
NCAA Division III with football
39
$138,623
$3,554
68
Illinois Valley Community College
NJCAA Division II
24
$80,756
$3,365
69
College of Dupage
NJCAA Division III
37
$121,644
$3,288
70
Elgin Community College
NJCAA Division III
29
$91,238
$3,146
71
McHenry County College
NJCAA Division II
32
$97,127
$3,035
72
Spoon River College
NJCAA Division II
27
$74,960
$2,776
73
Oakton Community College
NJCAA Division II
37
$100,350
$2,712
74
Triton College
Other
32
$85,573
$2,674
75
Eureka College
NCAA Division III with football
34
$79,474
$2,337
76
Macmurray College
NCAA Division III with football
42
$97,817
$2,329
77
Monmouth College
NCAA Division III with football
42
$91,957
$2,189
78
Waubonsee Community College
NJCAA Division II
27
$58,294
$2,159
79
Highland Community College
NJCAA Division I
36
$63,523
$1,765
80
Rock Valley College
NJCAA Division III
25
$34,561
$1,382
81
William Rainey Harper College
NJCAA Division III
25
$32,887
$1,315

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Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University, Lisle, IL Black Hawk College Blackburn College Bradley University Carl Sandburg College Chicago State University College of Dupage College of Lake County Concordia University-Chicago Danville Area Community College Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elgin Community College Elmhurst College Eureka College Frontier Community College Greenville College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Valley Community College Illinois Wesleyan University John a Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Judson University Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Knox College Gender and Women's Studies Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lewis University Lincoln Christian University Lincoln College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College Macmurray College McHenry County College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Musician/North Park University North Central College Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Oakton Community College Olivet Nazarene University Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Quincy University Rend Lake College Robert Morris University Illinois Rock Valley College Rockford University Roosevelt University Saint Xavier University Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College The University of Chicago Trinity Christian College Triton College University of Illinois at Chicago University of St Francis Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College Western Illinois University Wheaton College William Rainey Harper College

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