College wrestling earned $1.4 million for Wisconsin schools in 2016


Concordia University-Wisconsin wrestling brought in $16,028 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Wisconsin that year, according to a Watchdog.org analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The university’s wrestling program brought in a total of $192,337 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.

Wisconsin's 11 schools with wrestling programs reported $1,430,878  in revenue in 2016.

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Wisconsin college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Concordia University-WisconsinNCAA Division III with football2,69112$192,337$16,028
2University of Wisconsin-MadisonNCAA Division I-FBS28,20131$303,676$9,796
3University of Wisconsin-La CrosseNCAA Division III with football9,14231$180,040$5,808
4University of Wisconsin-ParksideNCAA Division II without football3,24729$134,003$4,621
5Lakeland UniversityNCAA Division III with football80821$95,368$4,541
6Milwaukee School of EngineeringNCAA Division III without football2,52513$55,843$4,296
7University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireNCAA Division III with football9,35027$109,160$4,043
8University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterNCAA Division III with football10,04634$119,839$3,525
9University of Wisconsin-OshkoshNCAA Division III with football8,26435$112,168$3,205
10University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointNCAA Division III with football7,67936$113,962$3,166
11University of Wisconsin-PlattevilleNCAA Division III with football6,95028$14,482$517
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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