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.
Georgia college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||Shorter University||NCAA Division II
|2||Emmanuel College||NCAA Division II without football||743||66||$824,615||$12,494|
|3||Brewton-Parker College||NAIA Division I||404||59||$518,939||$8,796|
|4||Reinhardt University||NAIA Division II||1,223||26||$223,686||$8,603|
|5||Truett McConnell University||NAIA Division II||692||23||$187,935||$8,171|
|6||Life University||NAIA Division I||531||62||$413,947||$6,677|