College wrestling earned over $600,000 for Maryland schools in 2016


University of Maryland-College Park wrestling brought in $12,352 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Maryland 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 $444,674 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.

Maryland's three schools with wrestling programs reported $612,672  in revenue in 2016.

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Maryland college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1University of Maryland-College ParkNCAA Division

I-FBS

26,17436$444,674$12,352
2Johns Hopkins UniversityOther5,58917$107,657$6,333
3McDaniel CollegeNCAA Division

III with football

1,52324$60,341$2,514
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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