College wrestling earned $1.3 million for Massachusetts schools in 2016

Harvard University wrestling brought in $14,684 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Massachusetts 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 $396,456 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.

Massachusetts' eight schools with wrestling programs reported $1,266,384  in revenue in 2016.


Massachusetts college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Harvard UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,93127$396,456$14,684
2American International CollegeNCAA Division II with football1,34719$159,561$8,398
3Williams CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,04421$173,831$8,278
4Worcester Polytechnic InstituteNCAA Division III with football4,21430$168,711$5,624
5Springfield CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,08238$182,770$4,810
6Bridgewater State UniversityNCAA Division III with football7,78920$73,863$3,693
7Western New England UniversityNCAA Division III with football2,58030$84,738$2,825
8Springfield Technical Community CollegeNJCAA Division III2,32727$26,454$980
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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