Analysis: Which college football program grossed the most in Virginia


University of Virginia-Main Campus, Old Dominion University and James Madison University top the list of highest grossing college football programs in Virginia in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Virginia Football Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
Division
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
University of Virginia-Main Campus
NCAA Division I-FBS
108
$21,136,336
$195,707
2
Old Dominion University
NCAA Division I-FBS
118
$10,391,676
$88,065
3
James Madison University
NCAA Division I-FCS
119
$10,111,658
$84,972
4
Liberty University
NCAA Division I-FCS
107
$7,934,308
$74,152
5
University of Richmond
NCAA Division I-FCS
97
$6,740,937
$69,494
6
College of William and Mary
NCAA Division I-FCS
100
$6,587,516
$65,875
7
Hampton University
NCAA Division I-FCS
81
$3,384,701
$41,786
8
Virginia Military Institute
NCAA Division I-FCS
99
$3,440,530
$34,753
9
Norfolk State University
NCAA Division I-FCS
92
$2,958,047
$32,153
10
Virginia State University
NCAA Division II with football
62
$1,317,883
$21,256
11
Virginia Union University
NCAA Division II with football
64
$1,219,242
$19,051
12
Bluefield College
NAIA Division II
70
$1,000,306
$14,290
13
Hampden-Sydney College
NCAA Division III with football
93
$879,724
$9,459
14
Southern Virginia University
NCAA Division III with football
72
$631,687
$8,773
15
Christopher Newport University
NCAA Division III with football
108
$683,831
$6,332
16
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Independent
112
$673,983
$6,018
17
Washington and Lee University
NCAA Division III with football
76
$446,006
$5,869
18
Randolph-MacOn College
NCAA Division III with football
118
$566,436
$4,800
19
Emory & Henry College
NCAA Division III with football
121
$538,354
$4,449
20
Shenandoah University
NCAA Division III with football
114
$487,998
$4,281
21
Bridgewater College
NCAA Division III with football
143
$558,605
$3,906
22
Ferrum College
NCAA Division III with football
132
$505,287
$3,828
23
Averett University
NCAA Division III with football
142
$433,956
$3,056

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Organizations in this Story

Averett University Bluefield College Bridgewater College Christopher Newport University College of William and Mary Emory & Henry College Ferrum College Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University James Madison University Liberty University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Randolph-MacOn College Shenandoah University Southern Virginia University University of Richmond University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Military Institute Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia University of Lynchburg Washington and Lee University

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