University of Texas sports programs took in $210.4 million in 2018– the most in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin athletics program grossed $210.4 million in 2018, making it the highest-grossing college sports program in the United States in 2018, according to an analysis of federal data by The Center Square newswire.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education compiles athletics data annually from thousands of schools receiving federal financial aid. The numbers are available at the department’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis website.

Altogether, the top 100 athletic programs, consisting of more than 2 million athletes, reported $9.3 billion in revenue in 2018.

Top 100 College Athletics Programs by Revenue

Rank School State Total Sports Revenue
1 The University of Texas at Austin TX $210,370,940
2 Ohio State University-Main Campus OH $203,514,189
3 The University of Alabama AL $181,470,156
4 Florida State University FL $177,512,950
5 University of Georgia GA $176,699,894
6 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus OK $175,325,500
7 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor MI $173,505,842
8 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus PA $165,373,212
9 University of Kansas KS $164,738,351
10 University of Florida FL $157,240,476
11 Texas A&M University-College Station TX $152,971,142
12 University of Notre Dame IN $149,508,530
13 Auburn University AL $147,620,572
14 University of Wisconsin-Madison WI $146,385,704
15 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College LA $145,422,795
16 The University of Tennessee-Knoxville TN $142,686,084
17 University of Louisville KY $140,155,907
18 University of South Carolina-Columbia SC $140,084,150
19 Stanford University CA $137,965,999
20 University of Iowa IA $136,643,027
21 University of Nebraska-Lincoln NE $136,624,256
22 University of Arkansas AR $132,545,645
23 University of California-Los Angeles CA $130,960,560
24 University of Washington-Seattle Campus WA $130,919,331
25 University of Kentucky KY $125,462,485
26 Arizona State University-Tempe AZ $122,327,384
27 Indiana University-Bloomington IN $121,217,287
28 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities MN $120,619,042
29 University of Southern California CA $116,948,216
30 Texas Christian University TX $115,240,541
31 Michigan State University MI $112,942,827
32 Clemson University SC $111,852,105
33 Duke University NC $108,585,925
34 University of Virginia-Main Campus VA $105,486,203
35 University of Oregon OR $103,456,686
36 Purdue University-Main Campus IN $103,092,204
37 University of Mississippi MS $99,157,535
38 West Virginia University WV $98,851,233
39 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC $98,849,409
40 University of Maryland-College Park MD $98,294,571
41 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IL $97,955,075
42 Baylor University TX $95,214,007
43 University of Miami FL $94,723,980
44 Kansas State University KS $94,082,668
45 Syracuse University NY $93,792,187
46 Mississippi State University MS $93,752,613
47 University of Missouri-Columbia MO $93,744,322
48 University of Arizona AZ $92,693,610
49 Northwestern University IL $92,274,339
50 University of California-Berkeley CA $90,695,900
51 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus PA $89,926,268
52 University of Colorado Boulder CO $89,822,527
53 Oregon State University OR $88,600,331
54 North Carolina State University at Raleigh NC $87,929,032
55 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University VA $86,334,972
56 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus OK $84,959,398
57 University of Utah UT $82,467,618
58 Vanderbilt University TN $80,093,541
59 Brigham Young University-Provo UT $79,644,919
60 Texas Tech University TX $79,106,849
61 University of Connecticut CT $78,985,762
62 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus GA $78,213,389
63 Rutgers University-New Brunswick NJ $78,205,862
64 Boston College MA $77,850,143
65 Washington State University WA $73,466,115
66 Iowa State University IA $71,856,869
67 Wake Forest University NC $70,856,132
68 Southern Methodist University TX $64,607,467
69 University of Central Florida FL $60,069,492
70 Temple University PA $55,933,640
71 University of Memphis TN $55,464,035
72 University of Houston TX $55,344,923
73 Colorado State University-Fort Collins CO $55,228,814
74 San Diego State University CA $54,893,977
75 University of South Florida-Main Campus FL $51,710,233
76 California State University-Fresno CA $49,472,907
77 Villanova University PA $48,977,278
78 Tulane University of Louisiana LA $48,417,254
79 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus OH $48,384,869
80 James Madison University VA $45,938,582
81 Yale University CT $45,026,668
82 East Carolina University NC $43,689,985
83 University of Hawaii at Manoa HI $42,987,651
84 Rice University TX $42,118,864
85 University of Nevada-Las Vegas NV $41,859,319
86 University of Pennsylvania PA $41,520,178
87 University of Nevada-Reno NV $41,381,120
88 Providence College RI $41,223,914
89 Old Dominion University VA $40,827,956
90 University of Tulsa OK $40,796,150
91 University of New Mexico-Main Campus NM $40,693,911
92 Liberty University VA $40,014,357
93 Georgetown University DC $39,908,405
94 University of Massachusetts-Amherst MA $38,693,652
95 University of Wyoming WY $38,561,845
96 Florida International University FL $38,240,735
97 University of North Texas TX $38,208,169
98 Boise State University ID $38,060,709
99 University of Denver CO $37,769,806
100 Miami University-Oxford OH $37,127,175

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

This is a revised article first published by The Center Square.

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