With Budget Cuts & Tuition Increases, Should UC & CSU Spend $169,000,000 to Subsidize D-I Athletics?
Posted by Chris Nguyen on July 13, 2012
USA Today has a database showing every public NCAA Division I university’s revenue, expenditures, and subsidies on athletics.
Only seven universities had athletic revenue exceed athletic expenditures without a subsidy: Texas, Purdue, Penn State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Nebraska, and Louisiana State (LSU).
Here’s the size of subsidies received by California’s public NCAA Division I universities:
|Cal State Bakersfield||$5,598,086|
|Cal State Fullerton||$7,449,705|
|Cal State Long Beach||$9,499,251|
|Cal State Northridge||$9,529,469|
|UC Berkeley (Cal)||$10,505,850|
|San Jose State||$11,367,799|
|UC Santa Barbara||$11,484,580|
|Cal State Sacramento||$13,722,863|
|Cal Poly San Luis Obispo||$16,356,737|
|San Diego State||$18,140,124|
At a time of budget cuts, tuition increases, class reductions, and enrollment reductions, should UC & CSU really be spending this much money to subsidize athletics? Aren’t athletic departments supposed to subsidize the universities, not the other way around?