College wrestling earned $3 million for Oregon schools in 2016

Oregon State University wrestling brought in $31,564 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Oregon that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The university’s wrestling program brought in a total of $1,104,734 in 2016. 

The agency's office of postsecondary education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

Oregon's seven schools with wrestling programs reported $3,030,417  in revenue in 2016.


Oregon college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Oregon State UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS18,39535$1,104,734$31,564
2Eastern Oregon UniversityNAIA Division II1,68931$693,111$22,358
3Warner Pacific CollegeNAIA Division II45730$342,550$11,418
4Pacific UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,81516$146,123$9,133
5Clackamas Community CollegeNWAC2,67319$171,828$9,044
6Southern Oregon


NAIA Division II3,50749$368,324$7,517
7Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeOther1,00251$203,747$3,995
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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