College wrestling earned nearly $500,000 for Connecticut schools in 2016


Sacred Heart University wrestling brought in $9,853 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Connecticut 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 $256,179 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.

Connecticut's three schools with wrestling programs reported $498,834  in revenue in 2016.

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Connecticut college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Sacred Heart UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS4,79326$256,179$9,853
2Wesleyan UniversityNCAA Division III with football2,91219$159,428$8,391
3Trinity CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,13223$83,227$3,619
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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