Analysis: Which college swimming & diving program grossed the most in Illinois


McKendree University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Olivet Nazarene University top the list of highest grossing men's college swimming and diving 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 Men's Swimming & Diving Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
Division
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
McKendree University
NCAA Division II with football
16
$263,847
$16,490
2
University of Illinois at Chicago
NCAA Division I without football
28
$417,007
$14,893
3
Olivet Nazarene University
NAIA Division II
24
$330,189
$13,758
4
Lincoln College
NJCAA Division III
14
$160,939
$11,496
5
Western Illinois University
NCAA Division I-FCS
14
$100,925
$7,209
6
The University of Chicago
NCAA Division III with football
32
$185,503
$5,797
7
Northwestern University
NCAA Division I-FBS
23
$109,003
$4,739
8
Illinois Wesleyan University
NCAA Division III with football
16
$74,049
$4,628
9
Lake Forest College
NCAA Division III with football
16
$72,722
$4,545
10
Illinois Institute of Technology
NCAA Division III without football
20
$69,825
$3,491
11
Wheaton College
NCAA Division III with football
21
$59,323
$2,825
12
Augustana College
NCAA Division III with football
23
$63,506
$2,761

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Augustana College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Wesleyan University Lake Forest College Lincoln College McKendree University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University The University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago Western Illinois University Wheaton College

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