Analysis: Which college golf program grossed the most in the U.S.


Drake University and University of Iowa top the list of highest grossing men's college golf programs nationwide in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Top 200 Men's Golf Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
State
Division
Total Undergraduates
# of Golfers
Men's Golf Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
NV
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,459
9
$985,362
$109,485
2
The University of Texas at El Paso
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,870
9
$908,615
$100,957
3
Pepperdine University
CA
NCAA Division I without football
1,915
9
$847,288
$94,143
4
Southern Methodist University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,162
9
$842,744
$93,638
5
University of Northwestern Ohio
OH
NAIA Division II
626
3
$263,313
$87,771
6
Florida State University
FL
NCAA Division I-FBS
16,362
11
$943,378
$85,762
7
Loyola Marymount University
CA
NCAA Division I without football
3,382
6
$459,092
$76,515
8
University of Denver
CO
NCAA Division I without football
2,938
9
$667,096
$74,122
9
George Washington University
DC
NCAA Division I without football
6,010
8
$589,131
$73,641
10
University of Missouri-Columbia
MO
NCAA Division I-FBS
12,590
10
$664,949
$66,495
11
Marquette University
WI
NCAA Division I without football
4,281
9
$590,408
$65,601
12
Rice University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
1,825
9
$583,273
$64,808
13
San Diego State University
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
14,462
10
$646,910
$64,691
14
East Carolina University
NC
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,305
9
$564,670
$62,741
15
Wake Forest University
NC
NCAA Division I-FBS
2,594
11
$688,571
$62,597
16
Stanford University
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,412
11
$680,008
$61,819
17
Virginia Commonwealth University
VA
NCAA Division I without football
11,804
7
$430,155
$61,451
18
University of San Diego
CA
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,943
11
$663,096
$60,281
19
East Tennessee State University
TN
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,250
7
$420,761
$60,109
20
Brigham Young University-Provo
UT
NCAA Division I-FBS
13,488
10
$595,741
$59,574
21
Kent State University at Kent
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,697
10
$594,327
$59,433
22
Gonzaga University
WA
NCAA Division I without football
2,629
8
$459,351
$57,419
23
Oregon State University
OR
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,444
10
$566,411
$56,641
24
University of Alabama at Birmingham
AL
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,273
7
$394,967
$56,424
25
Seton Hall University
NJ
NCAA Division I without football
3,016
7
$393,977
$56,282
26
Middle Tennessee State University
TN
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,653
12
$672,091
$56,008
27
University of Rhode Island
RI
NCAA Division I-FCS
6,887
8
$445,835
$55,729
28
University of Virginia-Main Campus
VA
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,355
12
$668,046
$55,671
29
College of Charleston
SC
NCAA Division I without football
6,087
12
$655,018
$54,585
30
University of San Francisco
CA
NCAA Division I without football
3,971
10
$542,527
$54,253
31
University of Nevada-Reno
NV
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,184
9
$488,136
$54,237
32
Duke University
NC
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,190
12
$640,371
$53,364
33
Texas Wesleyan University
TX
NAIA Division I
743
9
$477,562
$53,062
34
Liberty University
VA
NCAA Division I-FCS
15,606
10
$530,175
$53,018
35
University of Richmond
VA
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,561
8
$421,320
$52,665
36
Wichita State University
KS
NCAA Division I without football
4,567
8
$415,472
$51,934
37
University of The Pacific
CA
NCAA Division I without football
1,809
13
$671,093
$51,623
38
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
NM
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,642
12
$613,010
$51,084
39
Coastal Carolina University
SC
Other
4,621
8
$408,136
$51,017
40
Harvard University
MA
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,250
5
$252,931
$50,586
41
Jacksonville University
FL
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,154
8
$401,213
$50,152
42
Mississippi State University
MS
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,149
13
$646,324
$49,717
43
University of Connecticut
CT
NCAA Division I-FBS
9,347
11
$544,435
$49,494
44
California State University-Fresno
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,963
9
$438,374
$48,708
45
James Madison University
VA
NCAA Division I-FCS
11,007
10
$485,465
$48,547
46
University of North Florida
FL
NCAA Division I without football
5,416
10
$484,465
$48,447
47
Davidson College
NC
NCAA Division I-FCS
881
9
$434,159
$48,240
48
San Jose State University
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,271
12
$578,010
$48,168
49
Northern Illinois University
IL
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,135
11
$523,421
$47,584
50
Bethune-Cookman University
FL
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,158
10
$474,284
$47,428
51
Nova Southeastern University
FL
NCAA Division II without football
2,032
8
$371,129
$46,391
52
DePaul University
IL
NCAA Division I without football
6,876
10
$461,860
$46,186
53
University of South Carolina-Aiken
SC
NCAA Division II without football
1,795
9
$414,083
$46,009
54
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
NJ
NCAA Division I-FBS
16,948
10
$458,795
$45,880
55
LIU Brooklyn
NY
NCAA Division I without football
2,575
6
$274,057
$45,676
56
Texas Christian University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,210
11
$494,088
$44,917
57
Saint Mary's College of California
CA
NCAA Division I without football
1,538
14
$618,019
$44,144
58
University of Missouri-Kansas City
MO
NCAA Division I without football
3,745
10
$436,646
$43,665
59
Louisiana Tech University
LA
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,247
9
$391,371
$43,486
60
Drake University
IA
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,778
8
$341,656
$42,707
61
University of Hawaii at Hilo
HI
NCAA Division II without football
1,483
7
$294,513
$42,073
62
Kennesaw State University
GA
NCAA Division I-FCS
11,767
9
$377,170
$41,908
63
Northwestern University
IL
NCAA Division I-FBS
4,126
9
$377,079
$41,898
64
Austin Peay State University
TN
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,107
8
$333,606
$41,701
65
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
LA
NCAA Division I-FBS
7,116
9
$374,361
$41,596
66
Grand Canyon University
AZ
NCAA Division I without football
9,291
10
$414,369
$41,437
67
University of Wyoming
WY
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,974
8
$330,341
$41,293
68
St John's University-New York
NY
NCAA Division I without football
6,457
10
$412,822
$41,282
69
Lipscomb University
TN
NCAA Division I without football
1,627
12
$487,742
$40,645
70
Butler University
IN
Other
2,491
8
$322,435
$40,304
71
Loyola University Maryland
MD
NCAA Division I without football
2,314
9
$361,977
$40,220
72
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,127
12
$475,114
$39,593
73
Temple University
PA
NCAA Division I-FBS
13,722
11
$435,272
$39,570
74
Miami University-Oxford
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,184
10
$394,951
$39,495
75
Boston College
MA
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,073
8
$315,588
$39,449
76
Oral Roberts University
OK
NCAA Division I without football
1,552
11
$431,079
$39,189
77
Campbell University
NC
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,083
10
$391,428
$39,143
78
University of Toledo
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,232
8
$308,607
$38,576
79
Saint Edward's University
TX
NCAA Division II without football
2,184
8
$306,614
$38,327
80
Georgetown University
DC
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,858
10
$383,154
$38,315
81
Radford University
VA
NCAA Division I without football
4,599
10
$380,396
$38,040
82
Augusta University
GA
NCAA Division II without football
2,623
9
$341,283
$37,920
83
Eastern Kentucky University
KY
NCAA Division I-FCS
6,183
10
$378,549
$37,855
84
Santa Clara University
CA
NCAA Division I without football
2,669
11
$416,383
$37,853
85
Princeton University
NJ
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,529
7
$261,462
$37,352
86
University of Houston
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
12,657
21
$784,348
$37,350
87
California Baptist University
CA
NCAA Division II without football
3,712
8
$296,280
$37,035
88
Old Dominion University
VA
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,143
8
$296,090
$37,011
89
Belhaven University
MS
NCAA Division III with football
775
4
$146,777
$36,694
90
University of Colorado Boulder
CO
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,441
12
$433,243
$36,104
91
South Dakota State University
SD
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,262
9
$321,243
$35,694
92
Ohio University-Main Campus
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
9,498
11
$390,553
$35,505
93
The University of Texas at Arlington
TX
NCAA Division I without football
8,620
14
$496,016
$35,430
94
Oakland University
MI
NCAA Division I without football
7,479
7
$246,811
$35,259
95
University of Memphis
TN
NCAA Division I-FBS
7,094
12
$419,394
$34,950
96
Yale University
CT
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,686
9
$314,242
$34,916
97
Utah State University
UT
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,639
8
$279,146
$34,893
98
University of Akron Main Campus
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,004
10
$347,472
$34,747
99
Illinois State University
IL
NCAA Division I-FCS
9,762
8
$277,160
$34,645
100
University of Southern Mississippi
MS
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,559
9
$310,077
$34,453
101
Savannah College of Art and Design
GA
NAIA Division II
5,650
17
$578,981
$34,058
102
University of North Texas
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
13,496
11
$374,490
$34,045
103
Lamar University
TX
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,452
13
$433,962
$33,382
104
Elon University
NC
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,456
12
$398,628
$33,219
105
Florida Southern College
FL
NCAA Division II without football
1,475
10
$330,923
$33,092
106
Troy University
AL
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,618
9
$296,389
$32,932
107
Mercer University
GA
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,380
10
$328,854
$32,885
108
Lander University
SC
NCAA Division II without football
1,746
9
$289,545
$32,172
109
Georgia Southern University
GA
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,070
9
$288,642
$32,071
110
Houston Baptist University
TX
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,343
10
$319,731
$31,973
111
Appalachian State University
NC
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,475
9
$285,777
$31,753
112
Texas Tech University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
12,066
11
$345,753
$31,432
113
University of New Orleans
LA
NCAA Division I without football
2,374
6
$188,348
$31,391
114
University of Hawaii at Manoa
HI
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,917
13
$407,306
$31,331
115
Hampton University
VA
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,461
5
$155,869
$31,174
116
Eastern Michigan University
MI
NCAA Division I-FBS
7,595
11
$342,762
$31,160
117
Francis Marion University
SC
NCAA Division II without football
2,109
6
$186,649
$31,108
118
Utah Valley University
UT
NCAA Division I without football
7,713
9
$278,606
$30,956
119
Washington State University
WA
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,162
9
$277,528
$30,836
120
University of Idaho
ID
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,368
9
$275,659
$30,629
121
Academy of Art University
CA
NCAA Division II without football
2,669
7
$214,028
$30,575
122
Ball State University
IN
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,874
9
$274,666
$30,518
123
Western Carolina University
NC
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,222
7
$213,131
$30,447
124
Oklahoma City University
OK
NAIA Division I
1,078
11
$333,761
$30,342
125
Georgia State University
GA
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,337
10
$303,201
$30,320
126
Lynn University
FL
NCAA Division II without football
965
11
$332,736
$30,249
127
University of Nebraska at Omaha
NE
NCAA Division I without football
5,181
9
$268,631
$29,848
128
Longwood University
VA
NCAA Division I without football
2,661
8
$236,818
$29,602
129
Seattle University
WA
NCAA Division I without football
2,725
9
$264,140
$29,349
130
Belmont University
TN
NCAA Division I without football
3,762
7
$204,931
$29,276
131
Drexel University
PA
NCAA Division I without football
5,803
11
$321,238
$29,203
132
Valparaiso University
IN
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,717
9
$259,448
$28,828
133
University of South Alabama
AL
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,150
11
$316,665
$28,788
134
Towson University
MD
NCAA Division I-FCS
10,223
9
$258,841
$28,760
135
Furman University
SC
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,579
15
$425,757
$28,384
136
Clemson University
SC
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,557
9
$254,380
$28,264
137
Calumet College of Saint Joseph
IN
NAIA Division II
237
2
$56,026
$28,013
138
Winthrop University
SC
NCAA Division I without football
3,125
10
$277,167
$27,717
139
Texas State University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
16,284
12
$330,793
$27,566
140
Abilene Christian University
TX
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,085
14
$384,518
$27,466
141
Samford University
AL
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,090
12
$328,879
$27,407
142
Murray State University
KY
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,953
10
$273,861
$27,386
143
Southeastern Louisiana University
LA
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,549
9
$245,422
$27,269
144
Michigan State University
MI
NCAA Division I-FBS
18,035
12
$326,725
$27,227
145
Weber State University
UT
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,431
9
$244,028
$27,114
146
University of Central Arkansas
AR
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,787
8
$216,815
$27,102
147
Stetson University
FL
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,753
11
$298,050
$27,095
148
Marshall University
WV
NCAA Division I-FBS
4,463
12
$323,695
$26,975
149
University of The Incarnate Word
TX
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,716
12
$323,601
$26,967
150
Wayland Baptist University
TX
NAIA Division I
453
6
$160,132
$26,689
151
Arizona State University-Tempe
AZ
NCAA Division I-FBS
16,741
10
$265,206
$26,521
152
Midland College
TX
NJCAA Division I
929
9
$237,950
$26,439
153
Columbus State University
GA
NCAA Division II without football
2,860
8
$210,838
$26,355
154
University of Louisville
KY
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,400
8
$210,059
$26,257
155
Young Harris College
GA
NCAA Division II without football
616
9
$234,461
$26,051
156
Southern Utah University
UT
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,056
7
$182,127
$26,018
157
Central Connecticut State University
CT
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,527
8
$206,932
$25,867
158
Menlo College
CA
NAIA Division I
345
6
$154,887
$25,815
159
Nyack College
NY
NCAA Division II without football
733
6
$154,684
$25,781
160
St. Mary's University
TX
NCAA Division II without football
1,163
8
$205,694
$25,712
161
University of South Carolina-Upstate
SC
NCAA Division I without football
2,889
8
$204,325
$25,541
162
Bellevue University
NE
NAIA Division II
2,415
7
$178,068
$25,438
163
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
OK
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,999
11
$279,321
$25,393
164
Wofford College
SC
NCAA Division I-FCS
865
15
$377,853
$25,190
165
Loyola University Chicago
IL
NCAA Division I without football
6,789
9
$226,235
$25,137
166
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
IN
NAIA Division II
1,731
5
$123,519
$24,704
167
The University of West Florida
FL
NCAA Division II with football
3,914
9
$220,354
$24,484
168
Grand Valley State University
MI
NCAA Division II with football
11,648
11
$269,241
$24,476
169
University of Central Oklahoma
OK
NCAA Division II with football
6,127
7
$170,779
$24,397
170
Martin Methodist College
TN
NAIA Division I
536
11
$267,913
$24,356
171
University of Iowa
IA
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,889
9
$219,071
$24,341
172
University of Dayton
OH
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,735
11
$267,580
$24,325
173
University of Louisiana at Monroe
LA
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,305
10
$241,893
$24,189
174
Monmouth University
NJ
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,565
9
$217,033
$24,115
175
Southeastern University
FL
NAIA Division II
2,160
8
$192,655
$24,082
176
Presbyterian College
SC
NCAA Division I-FCS
484
8
$190,856
$23,857
177
University of California-Riverside
CA
NCAA Division I without football
10,428
10
$237,642
$23,764
178
George Mason University
VA
NCAA Division I without football
9,815
9
$212,729
$23,637
179
Wilmington University
DE
NCAA Division II without football
2,001
10
$236,197
$23,620
180
Lincoln Memorial University
TN
NCAA Division II without football
778
15
$353,601
$23,573
181
Hofstra University
NY
NCAA Division I without football
3,550
6
$140,809
$23,468
182
Barry University
FL
NCAA Division II without football
1,831
14
$327,528
$23,395
183
Alabama State University
AL
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,716
7
$163,188
$23,313
184
Central Alabama Community College
AL
NJCAA Division I
524
9
$208,532
$23,170
185
Cumberland University
TN
NAIA Division I
706
10
$231,642
$23,164
186
University of Evansville
IN
NCAA Division I without football
1,093
9
$206,122
$22,902
187
University of Indianapolis
IN
NCAA Division II with football
2,241
11
$251,788
$22,890
188
Northern Kentucky University
KY
NCAA Division I without football
5,082
10
$228,670
$22,867
189
University of West Georgia
GA
NCAA Division II with football
5,693
8
$182,607
$22,826
190
Benedict College
SC
NCAA Division II with football
1,085
5
$113,983
$22,797
191
Western Kentucky University
KY
NCAA Division I-FBS
7,285
10
$227,066
$22,707
192
Dominican University of California
CA
NCAA Division II without football
893
8
$180,767
$22,596
193
Missouri Western State University
MO
NCAA Division II with football
2,025
8
$180,415
$22,552
194
Cleveland State University
OH
NCAA Division I without football
4,784
10
$224,571
$22,457
195
High Point University
NC
NCAA Division I without football
2,659
11
$246,146
$22,377
196
McNeese State University
LA
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,197
13
$290,731
$22,364
197
University of Notre Dame
IN
NCAA Division I-FBS
4,008
11
$245,991
$22,363
198
California State University-East Bay
CA
NCAA Division II without football
7,074
11
$243,682
$22,153
199
Wingate University
NC
NCAA Division II with football
1,235
12
$265,645
$22,137
200
Clayton State University
GA
NCAA Division II without football
2,383
9
$198,971
$22,108


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