USA Today is out with its annual report on college athletics’ richest, and poorest, programs, compiling data on each of the 230 government-run schools in the NCAA’s Division I, ranking them by revenues, expenses, and money allocated.

#Yessir, Texas A&M was the runaway leader for nation’s most successful college athletics program in terms of total revenues.

But revenues and expenses on their own don’t tell the whole story.  Comparing each against each other gives a better picture of the state of college athletics.

For example, despite its legendary reputation and glitzy image, if it weren’t for the minimum $15 million guaranteed the school each year under its notorious “Longhorn Network” deal with ESPN, University of Texas athletics would appear to be a money loser.

Of the 230 schools for whom USA Today had information (private institutions do not have the same reporting requirements,) 128 bring in more revenue than they rack up in expenses.  Only 72 of the 230 programs lose money.   The remaining 30 schools’ books balance evenly.

In total, athletics are a net plus for colleges.  Division I programs bring in $9,711,940,160, and cost $9,437,058,460, generating a net profit of $274,881,700.

Which schools are making bank, and which are going broke?  Here is USA Today’s data, calculated to show where each stands when expenses are subtracted from revenues.

RANK SCHOOL REVENUE-EXPENSES
1 Texas A&M $57,286,676
2 Oklahoma $23,104,876
3 Florida $20,133,993
4 Arkansas $19,347,466
5 West Virginia $19,239,716
6 Alabama $18,732,379
7 LSU $17,698,550
8 Texas $16,586,871
9 Auburn $15,206,194
10 Mississippi $13,419,662
11 Tennessee $12,437,451
12 Mississippi State $10,171,314
13 Nebraska $8,397,186
14 Georgia $7,207,623
15 Kansas State $7,052,168
16 Michigan $5,978,517
17 South Carolina $5,595,582
18 Arizona State $5,575,966
19 Army $5,539,129
20 Kansas $4,955,565
21 Kentucky $4,954,666
22 Texas Tech $4,397,744
23 Charlotte $4,394,590
24 Ohio State $3,978,747
25 Virginia $3,470,580
26 Texas State $3,429,469
27 Florida Atlantic $2,958,915
28 Missouri $2,952,146
29 Penn State $2,898,927
30 Minnesota $2,832,455
31 Louisville $2,753,174
32 California Polytechnic $2,610,811
33 Colorado $2,543,557
34 Wichita State $2,482,889
35 Wisconsin $2,355,353
36 Chicago State $1,994,563
37 Sam Houston State $1,960,531
38 Clemson $1,763,077
39 North Dakota State $1,761,318
40 Montana $1,724,756
41 Florida International $1,609,708
42 Alabama at Birmingham $1,605,671
43 Central Michigan $1,532,493
44 Kennesaw State $1,500,607
45 Oregon $1,498,487
46 Utah $1,395,541
47 Texas-Rio Grande Valley $1,389,923
48 San Diego State $1,265,493
49 Marshall $1,253,350
50 Georgia Southern $1,200,813
51 Michigan State $1,142,101
52 Cincinnati $1,084,722
53 Indiana $1,026,506
54 Texas-San Antonio $982,051
55 Austin Peay $870,130
56 Northwestern State La $863,885
57 Florida Gulf Coast $851,290
58 Southern $823,483
59 Fresno State $748,235
60 Oklahoma State $746,142
61 Radford $743,276
62 Stony Brook $724,040
63 South Alabama $716,168
64 Ohio $713,864
65 Virginia Commonwealth $687,810
66 Old Dominion $683,712
67 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi $673,367
68 California State-Bakersfield $654,618
69 California-Davis $622,198
70 New Jersey Tech $613,698
71 Oakland $595,672
72 Illinois State $590,732
73 Citadel $584,334
74 Nevada-Las Vegas $582,142
75 Arkansas-Little Rock $572,641
76 South Dakota State $518,030
77 South Carolina Upstate $496,664
78 College of Charleston $472,249
79 Rhode Island $457,381
80 Idaho $456,499
81 Albany $428,585
82 Prairie View A&M $402,900
83 Massachusetts-Lowell $397,340
84 Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne $390,618
85 Miami (Ohio) $376,133
86 Southeast Missouri State $361,388
87 North Carolina State $319,305
88 Lamar $316,799
89 San Jose State $311,292
90 Western Illinois $311,007
91 California-Riverside $306,518
92 Louisiana Tech $286,339
93 New Hampshire $264,244
94 North Carolina Wilmington $239,306
95 Central Arkansas $218,762
96 Binghamton $204,176
97 Texas-El Paso $198,667
98 Appalachian State $188,874
99 Utah Valley $160,232
100 Stephen F. Austin $152,103
101 Alabama State $149,876
102 Indiana-Purdue Indianapolis $141,159
103 South Dakota $129,300
104 Western Carolina $125,299
105 Texas-Arlington $124,053
106 North Carolina Greensboro $122,194
107 Southern Illinois Edwardsville $120,591
108 Georgia Tech $107,488
109 Nevada $107,131
110 Idaho State $97,780
111 Nicholls State $94,959
112 California State-Northridge $92,652
113 Southeastern Louisiana $90,684
114 Iowa State $76,191
115 Maine $74,058
116 North Carolina Asheville $67,023
117 Buffalo $47,847
118 Eastern Illinois $45,565
119 Louisiana-Monroe $36,571
120 Maryland-Baltimore Cty $30,039
121 Connecticut $17,571
122 Weber State $16,940
123 Georgia State $16,674
124 Murray State $13,362
125 South Carolina State $11,159
126 Western Michigan $7,064
127 Arkansas-Pine Bluff $5,969
128 Eastern Kentucky $6
129 UCLA $0
130 North Carolina $0
131 Maryland $0
132 Rutgers $0
133 Central Florida $0
134 James Madison $0
135 Arkansas State $0
136 Delaware $0
137 Middle Tennessee $0
138 Eastern Michigan $0
139 Western Kentucky $0
140 George Mason $0
141 Troy $0
142 Missouri State $0
143 Southern Mississippi $0
144 Illinois-Chicago $0
145 Tennessee-Chattanooga $0
146 Central Connecticut $0
147 California State-Fullerton $0
148 Jacksonville State $0
149 Youngstown State $0
150 Tennessee State $0
151 Norfolk State $0
152 Cleveland State $0
153 Texas Southern $0
154 Tennessee-Martin $0
155 Jackson State $0
156 Maryland-Eastern Shore $0
157 New Orleans $0
158 Mississippi Valley State $0
159 Northern Arizona -$6,462
160 Morehead State -$32,502
161 William & Mary -$44,571
162 Indiana State -$57,941
163 North Florida -$67,357
164 Louisiana-Lafayette -$68,884
165 Purdue -$78,977
166 Memphis -$87,910
167 Boise State -$129,244
168 East Tennessee State -$150,178
169 Wisconsin-Green Bay -$174,451
170 McNeese State -$193,645
171 Montana State -$197,766
172 Northern Colorado -$213,396
173 Northern Illinois -$224,854
174 Longwood -$247,339
175 Southern Utah -$253,066
176 VMI -$255,446
177 North Carolina Central -$255,456
178 Winthrop -$288,857
179 Wyoming -$342,634
180 Utah State -$370,814
181 Wisconsin-Milwaukee -$379,235
182 North Carolina A&T -$434,463
183 Massachusetts -$441,369
184 California-Irvine -$473,296
185 Florida A&M -$485,973
186 Northern Kentucky -$531,937
187 New Mexico State -$572,101
188 Tennessee Tech -$587,623
189 Sacramento State -$606,694
190 Delaware State -$638,158
191 Houston -$735,269
192 Missouri-Kansas City -$743,198
193 Coastal Carolina -$752,432
194 Northern Iowa -$765,333
195 Portland State -$776,933
196 Akron -$791,729
197 North Texas -$876,549
198 Coppin State -$883,499
199 Bowling Green -$883,526
200 Virginia Tech -$914,330
201 Colorado State -$931,891
202 Vermont -$976,058
203 East Carolina -$1,201,883
204 South Florida -$1,244,372
205 Alcorn State -$1,309,640
206 Eastern Washington -$1,311,207
207 Wright State -$1,411,908
208 North Dakota -$1,447,858
209 Long Beach State -$1,538,316
210 Morgan State -$1,602,624
211 New Mexico -$1,645,373
212 Ball State -$1,683,770
213 California-Santa Barbara -$1,746,291
214 Savannah State -$1,824,019
215 Nebraska-Omaha -$1,843,957
216 Florida State -$1,877,486
217 Arizona -$1,898,378
218 Towson -$1,988,174
219 Kent State -$2,010,558
220 Washington -$2,406,412
221 Grambling State -$2,444,231
222 Iowa -$2,919,720
223 Hawaii -$3,354,428
224 Southern Illinois -$4,303,381
225 Oregon State -$4,936,436
226 Toledo -$5,376,238
227 Illinois -$6,663,410
228 Alabama A&M -$6,779,452
229 Washington State -$12,935,357
230 California -$21,728,746

 

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