Midland University wrestling brought in $17,579 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Nebraska 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 $931,690 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.
Nebraska's nine schools with wrestling programs reported $2,918,204 in revenue in 2016.
Nebraska college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||Midland University||NAIA Division II||1,168||53||$931,690||$17,579|
|2||University of Nebraska
|NCAA Division II with football||4,217||37||$435,810||$11,779|
|3||York College||NAIA Division II||372||16||$170,701||$10,669|
|4||Hastings College||NAIA Division II||1,102||28||$294,550||$10,520|
|5||Chadron State College||NCAA Division II with football||1,709||33||$343,971||$10,423|
|NAIA Division II||1,038||23||$215,477||$9,369|
|7||Concordia University-Nebraska||NAIA Division II||1,205||38||$352,747||$9,283|
|8||Nebraska Wesleyan University||NCAA Division III with football||1,569||23||$79,996||$3,478|
|9||University of Nebraska-Lincoln||NCAA Division I-FBS||19,381||36||$93,262||$2,591|