Analysis: UMCP athletes No. 1 in Maryland for economic impact

University of Maryland-College Park sports programs brought in $183,523 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Maryland that year, according to a Maryland Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The university’s sports programs brought in a total of $94,881,357 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 35 schools with money-generating sports programs reported $233,606,182 in sports revenue in 2016.


Maryland college sports revenue

RankSchoolTotal UndergraduatesSports Total ParticipationTotal Sports RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1University of Maryland-College Park26,174517$94,881,357$183,523
2Loyola University Maryland4,030363$19,289,058$53,138
3Morgan State University5,738261$12,566,840$48,149
4Towson University16,827509$21,942,865$43,110
5University of Maryland-Baltimore County9,474402$13,033,798$32,422
6Coppin State University1,887154$4,403,721$28,596
7Mount St Mary's University1,627319$9,075,241$28,449
8University of Maryland Eastern Shore2,917182$5,009,997$27,527
9Bowie State University3,931160$3,886,139$24,288
10Baltimore City Community College1,29332$611,234$19,101
11Washington Adventist University69751$883,540$17,324
12Johns Hopkins University5,589679$10,068,084$14,828
13Goucher College1,436260$2,549,081$9,804
14Stevenson University3,065644$6,152,200$9,553
15Garrett College44461$520,687$8,536
16Salisbury University7,236540$4,464,924$8,268
17Montgomery College7,469149$1,230,673$8,260
18St Mary's College of Maryland1,540352$2,888,121$8,205
19McDaniel College1,523460$3,773,247$8,203
20Frostburg State University4,087508$4,004,771$7,883
21Notre Dame of Maryland University51577$587,830$7,634
22The Community College of Baltimore County5,923273$2,016,275$7,386
23Harford Community College2,087188$1,305,173$6,942
24Washington College1,437365$2,477,571$6,788
25Prince George's Community College3,25881$535,538$6,612
26Howard Community College3,511159$847,654$5,331
27Hood College1,086276$1,440,226$5,218
28Hagerstown Community College968112$582,742$5,203
29Frederick Community College1,940153$636,397$4,159
30College of Southern Maryland2,908138$526,465$3,815
31Anne Arundel Community College3,878147$559,375$3,805
32Chesapeake College65489$293,296$3,295
33Cecil College939112$331,741$2,962
34Allegany College of Maryland1,415104$170,025$1,635
35St. John's College43282$60,296$735
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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