Analysis: Which college wrestling program grossed the most in Iowa


University of Northern Iowa, William Penn University and Upper Iowa University top the list of highest grossing college wrestling programs in Iowa 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.

Iowa Wrestling Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
state_cd
Division
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
University of Northern Iowa
IA
NCAA Division I-FCS
35
$756,826
$21,624
2
William Penn University
IA
NAIA Division I
15
$288,723
$19,248
3
Upper Iowa University
IA
NCAA Division II with football
31
$570,240
$18,395
4
Luther College
IA
NCAA Division III with football
31
$535,708
$17,281
5
Northwestern College (IA)
IA
NAIA Division II
23
$317,510
$13,805
6
Briar Cliff University
IA
NAIA Division II
34
$448,555
$13,193
7
Grand View University
IA
NAIA Division II
49
$610,804
$12,465
8
Waldorf University
IA
NAIA Division II
34
$352,069
$10,355
9
Graceland University-Lamoni
IA
NAIA Division II
19
$192,551
$10,134
10
Morningside College
IA
NAIA Division II
38
$323,873
$8,523
11
Wartburg College
IA
NCAA Division III with football
28
$205,363
$7,334
12
Iowa Western Community College
IA
NJCAA Division I
29
$209,135
$7,212
13
Coe College
IA
NCAA Division III with football
32
$206,691
$6,459
14
Loras College
IA
NCAA Division III with football
28
$166,117
$5,933
15
North Iowa Area Community College
IA
NJCAA Division II
26
$149,432
$5,747
16
University of Dubuque
IA
NCAA Division III with football
41
$214,766
$5,238
17
Simpson College
IA
NCAA Division III with football
24
$123,032
$5,126
18
Cornell College
IA
NCAA Division III with football
39
$194,222
$4,980
19
Buena Vista University
IA
NCAA Division III with football
32
$157,207
$4,913
20
Iowa Lakes Community College
IA
NJCAA Division II
31
$136,547
$4,405
21
Ellsworth Community College
IA
NJCAA Division I
30
$114,740
$3,825
22
Iowa Central Community College
IA
NJCAA Division II
44
$153,977
$3,499
23
University of Iowa
IA
NCAA Division I-FBS
36
$122,649
$3,407
24
Central College
IA
NCAA Division III with football
37
$112,377
$3,037
25
Iowa State University
IA
NCAA Division I-FBS
45
$121,693
$2,704

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Organizations in this Story

Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Central College Coe College Cornell College Ellsworth Community College Graceland University-Lamoni Grand View University Iowa Central Community College Iowa Lakes Community College Iowa State University Iowa Western Community College Loras College Luther College Morningside College North Iowa Area Community College Northwestern College (IA) Simpson College University of Dubuque University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa Upper Iowa University Waldorf University Wartburg College William Penn University

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