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.
Connecticut college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||Sacred Heart University||NCAA Division I-FCS||4,793||26||$256,179||$9,853|
|2||Wesleyan University||NCAA Division III with football||2,912||19||$159,428||$8,391|
|3||Trinity College||NCAA Division III with football||2,132||23||$83,227||$3,619|