Analysis: Which college wrestling program grossed the most in Illinois


Northern Illinois University, McKendree University and Northwestern University top the list of highest grossing college wrestling 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 Wrestling Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
state_cd
Division
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
Northern Illinois University
IL
NCAA Division I-FBS
34
$592,541
$17,428
2
McKendree University
IL
NCAA Division II with football
41
$528,164
$12,882
3
Northwestern University
IL
NCAA Division I-FBS
20
$224,988
$11,249
4
Lincoln College
IL
NJCAA Division III
26
$260,536
$10,021
5
Wheaton College
IL
NCAA Division III with football
22
$188,244
$8,557
6
Macmurray College
IL
NCAA Division III with football
19
$142,819
$7,517
7
Millikin University
IL
NCAA Division III with football
35
$231,640
$6,618
8
The University of Chicago
IL
NCAA Division III with football
28
$171,399
$6,121
9
Augustana College
IL
NCAA Division III with football
32
$136,841
$4,276
10
North Central College
IL
NCAA Division III with football
36
$131,232
$3,645
11
Elmhurst College
IL
NCAA Division III with football
35
$112,425
$3,212
12
William Rainey Harper College
IL
NJCAA Division III
22
$52,840
$2,402
13
Triton College
IL
Other
29
$45,926
$1,584

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Augustana College Elmhurst College Lincoln College Macmurray College McKendree University Millikin University North Central College Northern Illinois University Northwestern University The University of Chicago Triton College Wheaton College William Rainey Harper College

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