Analysis: Which college softball program grossed the most in North Carolina


Elon University, Campbell University and Gardner-Webb University top the list of highest grossing college softball programs in North Carolina in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

North Carolina Softball Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
Division
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
Elon University
NCAA Division I-FCS
19
$894,600
$47,084
2
Campbell University
NCAA Division I-FCS
21
$858,385
$40,875
3
Gardner-Webb University
NCAA Division I-FCS
16
$520,699
$32,544
4
Lenoir-Rhyne University
NCAA Division II with football
18
$449,248
$24,958
5
Wingate University
NCAA Division II with football
18
$406,092
$22,561
6
Appalachian State University
NCAA Division I-FBS
30
$664,051
$22,135
7
Queens University of Charlotte
NCAA Division II without football
18
$384,746
$21,375
8
Western Carolina University
NCAA Division I-FCS
17
$349,164
$20,539
9
St Andrews University
NAIA Division II
18
$324,381
$18,021
10
Pfeiffer University
NCAA Division II without football
20
$355,383
$17,769
11
North Carolina Central University
NCAA Division I-FCS
18
$315,030
$17,502
12
Chowan University
NCAA Division II with football
16
$248,159
$15,510
13
Montreat College
NAIA Division II
24
$334,433
$13,935
14
University of Mount Olive
NCAA Division II without football
17
$221,555
$13,033
15
Winston-Salem State University
NCAA Division II with football
17
$212,544
$12,503
16
Shaw University
NCAA Division II with football
16
$183,877
$11,492
17
Catawba College
NCAA Division II with football
22
$244,416
$11,110
18
Barton College
NCAA Division II without football
16
$162,409
$10,151
19
Mars Hill University
NCAA Division II with football
22
$221,473
$10,067
20
Brevard College
NCAA Division II with football
14
$139,629
$9,974
21
Johnson C Smith University
NCAA Division II with football
13
$124,095
$9,546
22
Louisburg College
NJCAA Division I
17
$140,398
$8,259
23
Lees-McRae College
NCAA Division II without football
22
$176,669
$8,030
24
Saint Augustine's University
NCAA Division II with football
13
$100,804
$7,754
25
Fayetteville State University
NCAA Division II with football
13
$92,542
$7,119
26
Belmont Abbey College
NCAA Division II without football
35
$233,071
$6,659
27
East Carolina University
NCAA Division I-FBS
20
$130,185
$6,509
28
Elizabeth City State University
NCAA Division II with football
9
$47,531
$5,281
29
Methodist University
NCAA Division III with football
22
$115,134
$5,233
30
Greensboro College
NCAA Division III with football
17
$74,699
$4,394
31
Livingstone College
NCAA Division II with football
13
$56,939
$4,380
32
Guilford College
NCAA Division III with football
25
$108,956
$4,358
33
North Carolina Wesleyan College
NCAA Division III with football
21
$87,423
$4,163
34
Pitt Community College
NJCAA Division II
17
$66,632
$3,920
35
Salem College
NCAA Division III without football
19
$72,703
$3,826
36
Wake Technical Community College
NJCAA Division I
11
$39,787
$3,617
37
William Peace University
NCAA Division III without football
21
$62,174
$2,961
38
Southeastern Community College
NJCAA Division II
12
$33,796
$2,816
39
Surry Community College
NJCAA Division II
13
$30,415
$2,340

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Organizations in this Story

Appalachian State University Barton College Belmont Abbey College Brevard College Campbell University Catawba College Chowan University East Carolina University Elizabeth City State University Elon University Fayetteville State University Gardner-Webb University Greensboro College Guilford College Johnson C Smith University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Livingstone College Louisburg College Mars Hill University Methodist University Montreat College North Carolina Central University North Carolina Wesleyan College Pfeiffer University Pitt Community College Queens University of Charlotte Saint Augustine's University Salem College Shaw University Southeastern Community College St Andrews University Surry Community College University of Mount Olive Wake Technical Community College Western Carolina University William Peace University Wingate University Winston-Salem State University

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