North Dakota State University wrestling brought in $20,672 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in North Dakota 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 $785,544 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 Dakota's five schools with wrestling programs reported $1,768,212 in revenue in 2016.
North Dakota college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||North Dakota State University-Main Campus||NCAA Division I-FCS||10,631||38||$785,544||$20,672|
|2||University of Mary||NCAA Division II with football||1,731||20||$231,304||$11,565|
|3||University of Jamestown||NAIA Division II||912||63||$434,901||$6,903|
|4||Minot State University||NCAA Division II with football||2,019||31||$205,973||$6,644|
|5||Dickinson State University||NAIA Division I||904||21||$110,490||$5,261|