College wrestling earned over $2.5 million for Georgia schools in 2016


Shorter University wrestling brought in $17,738 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Georgia 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 $372,505 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.

Georgia's six schools with wrestling programs reported $2,511,627 in revenue in 2016.

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Georgia college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Shorter UniversityNCAA Division II

with football

1,21221$372,505$17,738
2Emmanuel CollegeNCAA Division II without football74366$824,615$12,494
3Brewton-Parker CollegeNAIA Division I40459$518,939$8,796
4Reinhardt UniversityNAIA Division II1,22326$223,686$8,603
5Truett McConnell UniversityNAIA Division II69223$187,935$8,171
6Life UniversityNAIA Division I53162$413,947$6,677
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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