North Carolina State University at Raleigh wrestling brought in $23,905 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in North Carolina 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 $884,483 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.
North Carolina's 11 schools with wrestling programs reported $4,293,704 in revenue in 2016.
North Carolina college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||North Carolina State University at Raleigh||NCAA Division I-FBS||20,818||37||$884,483||$23,905|
|2||Davidson College||NCAA Division I-FCS||1,791||19||$370,662||$19,509|
|3||Appalachian State University||NCAA Division I-FBS||15,450||31||$505,020||$16,291|
|4||St Andrews University||NAIA Division II||612||20||$300,864||$15,043|
|5||Gardner-Webb University||NCAA Division I-FCS||1,908||35||$493,202||$14,091|
|6||Campbell University||NCAA Division I-FCS||3,734||49||$674,242||$13,760|
|7||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||NCAA Division I-FBS||17,828||42||$476,000||$11,333|
|8||Belmont Abbey College||NCAA Division II without football||1,403||32||$281,681||$8,803|
|9||Greensboro College||NCAA Division III with football||759||20||$103,724||$5,186|
|10||University of North
Carolina at Pembroke
|NCAA Division II with football||4,478||35||$153,667||$4,390|
|11||Duke University||NCAA Division I-FBS||6,449||25||$50,159||$2,006|