College volleyball earned $7.4 million for Louisiana schools in 2016

Tulane University volleyball brought in $92,670 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing volleyball programs in Louisiana 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 $1.5 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.

Louisiana’s 17 schools with volleyball programs reported $7,382,023  in revenue in 2016.

Louisiana college volleyball revenue

School Division Total Undergraduates Volleyball Total Participation Volleyball Total Revenue Revenue per Athlete
Tulane University of Louisiana NCAA Division I-FBS 6,487 16 $1,482,715 $92,670
Louisiana Tech University NCAA Division I-FBS 7,434 14 $751,747 $53,696
Southeastern Louisiana University NCAA Division I-FCS 9,010 13 $516,060 $39,697
Northwestern State University of Louisiana NCAA Division I-FCS 5,182 15 $554,293 $36,953
University of Louisiana at Lafayette NCAA Division I-FBS 12,859 19 $633,784 $33,357
McNeese State University NCAA Division I-FCS 5,444 16 $493,606 $30,850
Xavier University of Louisiana NAIA Division I 2,120 14 $405,037 $28,931
Nicholls State University NCAA Division I-FCS 4,585 17 $422,649 $24,862
University of Louisiana at Monroe NCAA Division I-FBS 5,149 17 $409,899 $24,112
University of New Orleans NCAA Division I without football 4,644 17 $405,277 $23,840
Grambling State University NCAA Division I-FCS 3,597 15 $332,097 $22,140
Southern University and A & M College NCAA Division I-FCS 4,328 15 $296,030 $19,735
Loyola University New Orleans NAIA Division I 2,274 21 $311,034 $14,811
Southern University at New Orleans NAIA Division I 1,371 11 $93,133 $8,467
Dillard University NAIA Division I 1,179 17 $127,851 $7,521
Centenary College of Louisiana NCAA Division
III without football
473 11 $72,419 $6,584
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College NCAA Division I-FBS 23,036 15 $74,392 $4,959

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

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