South Dakota State University wrestling brought in $19,836 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in South 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 $555,402 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.
South Dakota's four schools with wrestling programs reported $1,567,571 in revenue in 2016.
South Dakota college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||South Dakota State University||NCAA Division I-FCS||8,442||28||$555,402||$19,836|
|2||Northern State University||NCAA Division II with football||1,318||24||$429,781||$17,908|
|3||Augustana University||NCAA Division II with football||1,553||35||$437,001||$12,486|
|4||Dakota Wesleyan University||NAIA Division II||666||21||$145,387||$6,923|