College wrestling earned $5.6 million for New York schools in 2016


Hofstra University wrestling brought in $52,403 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in New York 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 $995,648 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.

New York's 22 schools with wrestling programs reported $5,582,469  in revenue in 2016.

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New York college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Hofstra UniversityNCAA Division I without football6,46219$995,648$52,403
2SUNY at BinghamtonNCAA Division I without football13,17930$599,587$19,986
3Cornell UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS14,46143$807,766$18,785
4University at BuffaloNCAA Division I-FBS18,73233$598,996$18,151
5Columbia University in

the City of New York

NCAA Division I-FCS7,55237$495,602$13,395
6LIU PostNCAA Division II with football2,83827$327,198$12,118
7New York UniversityNCAA Division III without football24,70234$325,120$9,562
8United States Merchant Marine AcademyNCAA Division III with football90427$203,618$7,541
9Ithaca CollegeNCAA Division III with football6,09937$196,183$5,302
10SUNY College

at Oswego

NCAA Division III without football6,86831$146,107$4,713
11Rochester Institute of TechnologyOther12,23131$145,776$4,702
12SUNY OneontaNCAA Division III without football5,60434$145,335$4,275
13SUNY CortlandNCAA Division III with football6,18740$170,646$4,266
14SUNY College at BrockportNCAA Division III with football6,37534$104,896$3,085
15SUNY College of Technology at AlfredNCAA Division III with football3,44528$80,007$2,857
16Sullivan County Community CollegeNJCAA Division III8068$21,255$2,657
17CUNY Hunter CollegeNCAA Division III without football12,16412$30,868$2,572
18Nassau Community CollegeNJCAA Division III11,25723$59,015$2,566
19Ulster County

Community College

Other1,22410$23,153$2,315
20College of Mount Saint VincentNCAA Division III without football1,58315$33,721$2,248
21Niagara County Community CollegeNJCAA Division III3,36030$57,965$1,932
22Jamestown Community CollegeNJCAA Division III2,03310$14,007$1,401
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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