University of Northern Colorado wrestling brought in $23,461 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Colorado 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 $563,074 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.
Colorado's eight schools with wrestling programs reported $2,938,649 in revenue in 2016.
Colorado college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||University of Northern Colorado||NCAA Division I-FCS||8,242||24||$563,074||$23,461|
|NCAA Division II with football||1,900||44||$645,395||$14,668|
|3||Colorado Mesa University||NCAA Division II with football||7,252||32||$437,874||$13,684|
|NCAA Division II with football||1,623||26||$301,557||$11,598|
|5||Otero Junior College||NJCAA Division I||548||23||$245,787||$10,686|
|6||Colorado School of Mines||NCAA Division II with football||4,359||31||$293,411||$9,465|
|7||Colorado State University-Pueblo||NCAA Division II with football||3,391||39||$319,792||$8,200|
|8||Northeastern Junior College||NJCAA Division I||899||26||$131,759||$5,068|