University of Virginia wrestling brought in $39,243 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Virginia 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 $1,177,289 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.
Virginia's nine schools with wrestling programs reported $3,693,862 in revenue in 2016.
Virginia college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||University of Virginia-
|NCAA Division I-FBS||15,420||30||$1,177,289||$39,243|
|2||Old Dominion University||NCAA Division I-FBS||15,173||35||$962,245||$27,493|
|3||George Mason University||NCAA Division I without football||19,024||31||$479,605||$15,471|
|4||Virginia Military Institute||NCAA Division I-FCS||1,713||29||$301,082||$10,382|
|5||Washington and Lee University||NCAA Division III with football||1,818||17||$162,508||$9,559|
|NCAA Division III with football||1,026||11||$86,394||$7,854|
|7||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||NCAA Division I-FBS||25,175||29||$213,410||$7,359|
|8||Southern Virginia University||NCAA Division III with football||756||15||$101,086||$6,739|
|9||Ferrum College||NCAA Division III with football||1,271||45||$210,243||$4,672|