College volleyball earned $23.9 million for Florida schools in 2016

Florida State University volleyball brought in $167,691 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing volleyball programs in Florida that year, according to a Watchdog.org analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The university’s volleyball program brought in a total of nearly $2.2 million 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.

Florida’s 58 schools with volleyball programs reported $23,897,946  in revenue in 2016.

Florida college volleyball revenue

School Division Total Undergraduates Volleyball Total Participation Volleyball Total Revenue Revenue per Athlete
Florida State University NCAA Division I-FBS 29,051 13 $2,179,980 $167,691
University of Miami NCAA Division I-FBS 10,102 15 $1,613,717 $107,581
University of Central Florida NCAA Division I-FBS 38,228 19 $1,201,425 $63,233
Jacksonville University NCAA Division I-FCS 2,113 11 $599,703 $54,518
Florida Gulf Coast University NCAA Division I without football 10,809 14 $717,031 $51,217
University of South Florida-Main Campus NCAA Division I-FBS 23,603 20 $977,197 $48,860
Florida Atlantic University NCAA Division I-FBS 15,715 16 $725,967 $45,373
University of North Florida NCAA Division I without football 9,629 12 $495,246 $41,271
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach NCAA Division II without football 5,003 15 $573,630 $38,242
Bethune-Cookman University NCAA Division I-FCS 3,583 17 $616,146 $36,244
Stetson University NCAA Division I-FCS 3,017 17 $593,033 $34,884
Rollins College NCAA Division II without football 2,450 17 $591,751 $34,809
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University NCAA Division I-FCS 6,604 13 $439,904 $33,839
Nova Southeastern University NCAA Division II without football 3,051 15 $503,658 $33,577
Lynn University NCAA Division II without football 1,948 16 $516,520 $32,283
Florida International University NCAA Division I-FBS 25,920 20 $631,233 $31,562
Florida Institute of Technology NCAA Division II with football 3,281 15 $463,397 $30,893
Eckerd College NCAA Division II without football 1,890 20 $605,955 $30,298
The University of Tampa NCAA Division II without football 7,124 19 $552,594 $29,084
Barry University NCAA Division II without football 2,889 17 $493,469 $29,028
Miami Dade College NJCAA Division I 20,594 15 $428,602 $28,573
Florida Southern College NCAA Division II without football 2,323 18 $512,878 $28,493
Palm Beach Atlantic University NCAA Division II without football 2,295 17 $476,526 $28,031
Flagler College-St Augustine NCAA Division II without football 2,539 13 $363,637 $27,972
Daytona State College NJCAA Division I 3,083 15 $399,687 $26,646
Saint Leo University NCAA Division II without football 7,555 16 $422,090 $26,381
The University of West Florida NCAA Division II with football 6,997 20 $464,595 $23,230
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale NAIA Division II 11,468 16 $328,920 $20,558
St Thomas University NAIA Division II 798 17 $327,319 $19,254
Indian River State College NJCAA Division I 5,143 15 $288,481 $19,232
St Petersburg College NJCAA Division I 6,976 12 $217,657 $18,138
State College of Florida-
Manatee-Sarasota
NJCAA Division I 3,471 13 $221,746 $17,057
Santa Fe College NJCAA Division I 5,922 17 $286,772 $16,869
Southeastern University NAIA Division II 3,831 16 $253,998 $15,875
Florida State College at Jacksonville NJCAA Division I 6,646 11 $171,092 $15,554
Polk State College NJCAA Division I 2,974 13 $201,680 $15,514
Palm Beach State College NJCAA Division I 7,777 15 $223,537 $14,902
South Florida State College NJCAA Division I 841 12 $175,436 $14,620
Eastern Florida State College NJCAA Division I 4,849 14 $199,678 $14,263
College of Central Florida NJCAA Division I 2,775 14 $197,302 $14,093
University of Florida NCAA Division I-FBS 30,583 18 $241,019 $13,390
Pensacola State College NJCAA Division I 3,257 15 $193,152 $12,877
Ave Maria University NAIA Division II 1,031 17 $216,921 $12,760
Edward Waters College NAIA Division I 903 15 $188,843 $12,590
Gulf Coast State College NJCAA Division I 1,714 15 $186,147 $12,410
Webber International University NAIA Division II 628 21 $259,406 $12,353
Saint Johns River State College NJCAA Division I 1,779 14 $158,637 $11,331
Florida National University-
Main Campus
USCAA 1,699 19 $204,786 $10,778
Warner University NAIA Division II 835 19 $196,267 $10,330
Lake-Sumter State College NJCAA Division I 1,232 14 $128,591 $9,185
Pasco-Hernando State College NJCAA Division II 4,026 16 $144,353 $9,022
Hillsborough Community
College
NJCAA Division I 10,539 14 $125,252 $8,947
Florida College USCAA 521 14 $106,220 $7,587
Johnson & Wales University-North Miami NAIA Division II 1,424 17 $121,397 $7,141
Broward College NJCAA Division I 11,959 14 $98,467 $7,033
Johnson University Florida NCCAA Division II 161 7 $28,562 $4,080
Trinity College of Florida NCCAA Division II 168 10 $27,225 $2,723
Trinity Baptist College NCCAA Division II 275 11 $19,512 $1,774

Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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