Analysis: Which college swimming & diving program grossed the most in the U.S.


Illinois State University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Lincoln College top the list of highest grossing women's college swimming and diving programs in the state in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Nationwide Top 200 Women's Swimming & Diving Programs by Revenue

Rank
State
School
Total Undergraduates
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
NV
University of Nevada-Reno
15,390
21
$850,453
$40,498
2
NC
East Carolina University
19,698
26
$990,943
$38,113
3
TX
The University of Texas at Austin
37,026
28
$997,633
$35,630
4
VA
University of Richmond
2,998
24
$851,366
$35,474
5
MA
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
21,340
25
$883,403
$35,336
6
AZ
Grand Canyon University
14,542
21
$719,716
$34,272
7
OH
Ohio University-Main Campus
17,794
28
$954,566
$34,092
8
VA
Liberty University
27,100
29
$979,545
$33,777
9
PA
Lehigh University
4,990
26
$859,709
$33,066
10
MA
Northeastern University
13,345
29
$951,712
$32,818
11
DC
George Washington University
10,343
24
$749,525
$31,230
12
AZ
Northern Arizona University
21,490
26
$810,789
$31,184
13
NY
University at Buffalo
18,732
26
$785,888
$30,226
14
VA
Old Dominion University
15,173
24
$708,744
$29,531
15
VA
James Madison University
18,467
33
$967,956
$29,332
16
NM
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
15,732
21
$605,513
$28,834
17
CA
San Jose State University
21,569
31
$889,179
$28,683
18
UT
Brigham Young University-Provo
28,012
34
$974,285
$28,655
19
NJ
Seton Hall University
5,484
22
$622,235
$28,283
20
CA
University of San Diego
5,433
22
$619,495
$28,159
21
TX
University of North Texas
25,486
30
$802,452
$26,748
22
OH
University of Akron Main Campus
13,367
31
$819,947
$26,450
23
OH
The University of Findlay
2,561
25
$657,466
$26,299
24
OH
University of Toledo
12,810
26
$681,063
$26,195
25
NJ
Rider University
3,632
17
$435,707
$25,630
26
CO
University of Northern Colorado
8,242
20
$511,559
$25,578
27
FL
Florida International University
25,920
30
$764,845
$25,495
28
WV
Marshall University
7,917
30
$739,943
$24,665
29
OH
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
21,445
29
$705,513
$24,328
30
OH
Miami University-Oxford
16,109
39
$942,224
$24,160
31
RI
University of Rhode Island
12,422
28
$667,141
$23,826
32
MI
Oakland University
12,917
27
$637,501
$23,611
33
MO
Drury University
2,349
21
$485,807
$23,134
34
OH
Youngstown State University
8,618
23
$521,561
$22,677
35
TX
Texas Christian University
8,591
33
$735,115
$22,276
36
NV
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
18,237
30
$659,204
$21,973
37
IN
University of Evansville
2,015
23
$496,231
$21,575
38
CT
Central Connecticut State University
7,529
28
$597,216
$21,329
39
CA
Azusa Pacific University
5,259
26
$551,989
$21,230
40
CA
California Baptist University
5,878
27
$560,846
$20,772
41
FL
Florida Gulf Coast University
10,809
38
$789,301
$20,771
42
NY
Wagner College
1,762
25
$509,223
$20,369
43
CT
University of Connecticut
18,538
35
$702,148
$20,061
44
IN
Ball State University
15,018
26
$519,645
$19,986
45
ND
University of North Dakota
8,787
30
$597,276
$19,909
46
TX
University of The Incarnate Word
4,488
33
$647,592
$19,624
47
IL
Illinois State University
17,420
33
$647,549
$19,623
48
OH
Tiffin University
1,748
10
$194,535
$19,454
49
PA
La Salle University
3,174
21
$400,621
$19,077
50
ID
University of Idaho
7,248
38
$724,895
$19,076
51
MI
Eastern Michigan University
12,714
36
$664,073
$18,446
52
PA
Drexel University
13,258
28
$510,357
$18,227
53
IL
University of Illinois at Chicago
16,408
21
$380,397
$18,114
54
VT
University of Vermont
9,940
38
$680,930
$17,919
55
AZ
University of Arizona
29,049
30
$530,369
$17,679
56
NY
St Bonaventure University
1,589
26
$455,298
$17,511
57
DE
University of Delaware
17,736
27
$468,755
$17,361
58
OH
Wright State University-Main Campus
9,582
16
$275,168
$17,198
59
MI
Northern Michigan University
6,254
28
$480,468
$17,160
60
DC
Howard University
5,553
16
$273,675
$17,105
61
SD
University of South Dakota
4,922
30
$511,034
$17,034
62
GA
Georgia Southern University
15,912
27
$459,450
$17,017
63
NY
Colgate University
2,864
23
$389,908
$16,953
64
RI
Bryant University
3,399
23
$380,741
$16,554
65
IN
University of Indianapolis
3,589
29
$478,775
$16,509
66
GA
Brenau University
1,038
15
$244,650
$16,310
67
WI
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
17,373
36
$582,382
$16,177
68
OH
Ursuline College
463
5
$80,775
$16,155
69
MD
Towson University
16,827
33
$529,239
$16,038
70
OH
Cleveland State University
9,148
29
$450,657
$15,540
71
WI
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
4,042
25
$383,014
$15,321
72
NY
Pace University-New York
7,654
18
$272,213
$15,123
73
WY
University of Wyoming
8,099
41
$610,632
$14,893
74
CT
Yale University
5,468
35
$518,389
$14,811
75
MI
Wayne State University
11,953
31
$458,124
$14,778
76
MA
Boston University
16,199
24
$345,182
$14,383
77
NY
Marist College
4,964
25
$358,682
$14,347
78
ME
Bates College
1,780
19
$272,175
$14,325
79
MI
Grand Valley State University
19,666
26
$363,906
$13,996
80
WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison
28,201
29
$404,187
$13,937
81
CT
Western Connecticut State University
4,116
10
$138,464
$13,846
82
IL
Lincoln College
727
10
$137,896
$13,790
83
NJ
Princeton University
5,236
44
$602,695
$13,698
84
IA
University of Northern Iowa
9,119
32
$431,959
$13,499
85
OK
Oklahoma Baptist University
1,852
30
$392,997
$13,100
86
SD
South Dakota State University
8,442
30
$386,197
$12,873
87
MD
Loyola University Maryland
4,030
35
$447,706
$12,792
88
MA
Harvard University
6,931
36
$452,771
$12,577
89
NE
University of Nebraska at Omaha
9,820
36
$447,886
$12,441
90
NY
Niagara University
2,913
20
$248,267
$12,413
91
ME
University of Maine
8,082
30
$372,296
$12,410
92
MO
Maryville University of Saint Louis
2,147
12
$146,828
$12,236
93
IL
Olivet Nazarene University
3,019
22
$266,182
$12,099
94
VA
George Mason University
19,024
19
$229,103
$12,058
95
CO
Colorado State University-Pueblo
3,391
18
$208,359
$11,576
96
IA
Iowa Lakes Community College
987
5
$57,719
$11,544
97
NY
St Francis College
2,339
18
$205,383
$11,410
98
FL
The University of West Florida
6,997
29
$329,193
$11,351
99
FL
Florida Atlantic University
15,715
30
$337,222
$11,241
100
FL
Indian River State College
5,143
16
$179,798
$11,237
101
NY
The College of Saint Rose
2,510
19
$212,842
$11,202
102
NY
Cornell University
14,461
30
$334,820
$11,161
103
OH
Malone University
1,135
17
$185,462
$10,910
104
ME
Bowdoin College
1,798
24
$260,274
$10,845
105
NH
Dartmouth College
4,230
27
$282,621
$10,467
106
PA
Clarion University
3,567
27
$282,211
$10,452
107
MO
Lindenwood University
6,755
46
$478,150
$10,395
108
RI
Brown University
6,556
31
$321,321
$10,365
109
NY
Hobart William Smith Colleges
2,232
17
$170,557
$10,033
110
MD
Mount St Mary's University
1,627
30
$299,888
$9,996
111
CA
Concordia University-Irvine
1,772
32
$318,821
$9,963
112
NJ
The College of New Jersey
6,419
14
$134,759
$9,626
113
MA
College of the Holy Cross
2,689
29
$278,336
$9,598
114
IN
University of Notre Dame
8,480
29
$273,836
$9,443
115
NJ
Montclair State University
14,857
12
$107,823
$8,985
116
CT
Fairfield University
3,802
24
$215,501
$8,979
117
OH
Denison University
2,259
34
$302,391
$8,894
118
MN
Minnesota State University Moorhead
4,235
45
$398,451
$8,854
119
MI
Saginaw Valley State University
6,750
25
$218,889
$8,756
120
FL
The University of Miami
10,102
21
$180,097
$8,576
121
AZ
Arizona State University-Tempe
38,761
23
$195,064
$8,481
122
IA
Iowa State University
28,791
30
$250,842
$8,361
123
ID
Boise State University
12,350
27
$225,300
$8,344
124
TX
Trinity University
2,244
16
$133,158
$8,322
125
MA
Brandeis University
3,591
14
$115,988
$8,285
126
PA
Chatham University
706
12
$98,763
$8,230
127
KY
University of the Cumberlands
1,738
18
$147,842
$8,213
128
MN
Augsburg University
2,062
11
$90,226
$8,202
129
NY
New York University
24,702
46
$377,054
$8,197
130
TX
Wayland Baptist University
1,073
22
$178,840
$8,129
131
DC
American University
6,981
15
$121,498
$8,100
132
WV
West Virginia University
20,524
25
$202,041
$8,082
133
NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
6,197
21
$169,627
$8,077
134
MN
St Catherine University
2,033
17
$137,044
$8,061
135
CA
Los Angeles Valley College
4,069
12
$96,467
$8,039
136
CA
Grossmont College
6,026
12
$93,568
$7,797
137
NY
Canisius College
2,453
23
$178,328
$7,753
138
MN
Minnesota State University-Mankato
10,870
35
$267,130
$7,632
139
NY
Union College
2,114
15
$114,111
$7,607
140
NY
Vassar College
2,390
16
$120,660
$7,541
141
MA
Babson College
2,283
13
$97,759
$7,520
142
CT
Wesleyan University
2,912
21
$155,305
$7,395
143
IN
Manchester University
1,247
10
$73,083
$7,308
144
CA
Pepperdine University
3,220
38
$275,475
$7,249
145
IL
Western Illinois University
7,482
19
$136,743
$7,197
146
WV
Bethany College
631
6
$43,060
$7,177
147
CA
Long Beach City College
8,994
10
$70,312
$7,031
148
CA
Stanford University
7,032
28
$188,994
$6,750
149
NY
SUNY at Fredonia
4,253
15
$95,610
$6,374
150
IA
University of Iowa
20,690
31
$197,075
$6,357
151
MN
Carleton College
2,045
27
$169,968
$6,295
152
CO
Colorado Mesa University
7,252
30
$186,459
$6,215
153
DC
Georgetown University
6,874
33
$205,074
$6,214
154
ME
Colby College
1,879
24
$148,986
$6,208
155
PA
University of Pennsylvania
10,231
43
$266,201
$6,191
156
AL
Birmingham Southern College
1,282
16
$98,957
$6,185
157
NY
Skidmore College
2,637
14
$85,119
$6,080
158
NJ
Drew University
1,382
12
$72,621
$6,052
159
CO
Colorado College
2,084
20
$117,740
$5,887
160
CA
American River College
6,254
13
$76,464
$5,882
161
NY
SUNY College at Geneseo
5,369
25
$144,427
$5,777
162
GA
Berry College
2,046
20
$115,281
$5,764
163
NY
Nazareth College
2,039
20
$114,429
$5,721
164
NY
Ithaca College
6,099
42
$240,038
$5,715
165
IN
DePauw University
2,178
25
$142,696
$5,708
166
NY
Le Moyne College
2,531
22
$125,253
$5,693
167
NY
SUNY College at Potsdam
3,320
11
$62,532
$5,685
168
IL
Lake Forest College
1,502
12
$67,358
$5,613
169
OH
Oberlin College
2,869
14
$77,613
$5,544
170
IL
The University of Chicago
5,956
33
$182,657
$5,535
171
OH
Ohio Northern University
2,047
18
$99,025
$5,501
172
NY
SUNY Buffalo State
7,590
10
$54,372
$5,437
173
NY
Erie Community College
7,383
7
$37,881
$5,412
174
CT
Trinity College
2,132
18
$97,111
$5,395
175
PA
Washington & Jefferson College
1,369
16
$86,079
$5,380
176
DC
Catholic University Athletics
3,088
26
$139,286
$5,357
177
NC
Duke University
6,449
32
$170,978
$5,343
178
TN
Sewanee-The University of the South
1,713
19
$101,060
$5,319
179
MA
Amherst College
1,846
29
$152,557
$5,261
180
NJ
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
33,939
25
$131,485
$5,259
181
MA
Williams College
2,044
32
$167,588
$5,237
182
NY
Hartwick College
1,362
24
$124,772
$5,199
183
NY
SUNY College at Oswego
6,868
21
$107,574
$5,123
184
NY
University of Rochester
6,138
25
$127,958
$5,118
185
NY
Fashion Institute of Technology
7,355
10
$50,021
$5,002
186
NY
Bard College
1,867
11
$54,699
$4,973
187
CA
Mt San Antonio College
9,984
19
$94,461
$4,972
188
IA
Loras College
1,400
9
$44,453
$4,939
189
CA
University of Southern California
18,070
31
$152,681
$4,925
190
NY
SUNY College at Brockport
6,375
13
$63,598
$4,892
191
MI
Alma College
1,383
14
$67,534
$4,824
192
MA
Boston College
9,486
51
$244,370
$4,792
193
MA
Clark University
2,219
14
$66,458
$4,747
194
NY
Genesee Community College
2,313
6
$28,397
$4,733
195
MO
Washington University in St Louis
6,863
34
$160,523
$4,721
196
GA
Emory University
6,639
39
$183,610
$4,708
197
NY
State University of New York- Cortland
6,187
26
$120,180
$4,622
198
HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa
10,676
27
$123,892
$4,589
199
CA
University of La Verne
3,812
17
$77,735
$4,573
200
KY
Centre College
1,420
20
$90,524
$4,526


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