Analysis: Which college golf program grossed the most in the U.S.

The University of Miami, Oregon State University and Brigham Young University-Provo top the list of highest grossing women's college golf programs nationwide in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Top 200 Women's Golf Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
State
Division
Total Undergraduates
# of Golfers
Women's Golf Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
The University of Miami
FL
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,270
6
$863,479
$143,913
2
Boston University
MA
NCAA Division I without football
9,949
6
$742,575
$123,763
3
Southern Methodist University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,162
7
$799,806
$114,258
4
Duke University
NC
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,190
7
$755,329
$107,904
5
Pepperdine University
CA
NCAA Division I without football
1,915
8
$827,877
$103,485
6
East Carolina University
NC
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,305
7
$710,080
$101,440
7
Old Dominion University
VA
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,143
5
$493,351
$98,670
8
Oregon State University
OR
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,444
6
$590,339
$98,390
9
Brigham Young University-Provo
UT
NCAA Division I-FBS
13,488
8
$784,551
$98,069
10
University of Central Florida
FL
NCAA Division I-FBS
20,864
6
$581,570
$96,928
11
Wake Forest University
NC
NCAA Division I-FBS
2,594
8
$749,251
$93,656
12
Gonzaga University
WA
NCAA Division I without football
2,629
6
$553,365
$92,228
13
Tulane University of Louisiana
LA
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,770
8
$727,171
$90,896
14
Texas State University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
16,284
6
$523,628
$87,271
15
The University of Texas at El Paso
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,870
7
$608,486
$86,927
16
University of San Francisco
CA
NCAA Division I without football
3,971
8
$678,620
$84,828
17
Boston College
MA
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,073
7
$592,001
$84,572
18
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
NJ
NCAA Division I-FBS
16,948
8
$665,346
$83,168
19
Furman University
SC
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,579
9
$737,017
$81,891
20
University of Missouri-Columbia
MO
NCAA Division I-FBS
12,590
9
$730,026
$81,114
21
University of Denver
CO
NCAA Division I without football
2,938
9
$724,696
$80,522
22
Mississippi State University
MS
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,149
9
$706,021
$78,447
23
University of Tulsa
OK
NCAA Division I-FBS
1,396
9
$702,899
$78,100
24
Kennesaw State University
GA
NCAA Division I-FCS
11,767
6
$467,674
$77,946
25
Florida International University
FL
NCAA Division I-FBS
14,608
6
$464,897
$77,483
26
Coastal Carolina University
SC
Other
4,621
7
$538,753
$76,965
27
Western Michigan University
MI
NCAA Division I-FBS
7,337
5
$377,844
$75,569
28
St John's University-New York
NY
NCAA Division I without football
6,457
6
$413,699
$68,950
29
University of Virginia-Main Campus
VA
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,355
12
$817,185
$68,099
30
James Madison University
VA
NCAA Division I-FCS
11,007
8
$539,127
$67,391
31
Oral Roberts University
OK
NCAA Division I without football
1,552
7
$466,626
$66,661
32
Texas Christian University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,210
8
$519,428
$64,929
33
University of Toledo
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,232
8
$518,588
$64,824
34
Nova Southeastern University
FL
NCAA Division II without football
2,032
6
$388,309
$64,718
35
The University of Texas at Arlington
TX
NCAA Division I without football
8,620
2
$129,183
$64,592
36
University of Hawaii at Manoa
HI
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,917
7
$449,719
$64,246
37
Seton Hall University
NJ
NCAA Division I without football
3,016
7
$448,990
$64,141
38
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
NM
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,642
9
$569,569
$63,285
39
The University of Texas at Austin
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
19,701
9
$564,505
$62,723
40
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
NV
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,459
9
$561,697
$62,411
41
San Diego State University
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
14,462
8
$494,664
$61,833
42
Texas Wesleyan University
TX
NAIA Division I
743
7
$430,671
$61,524
43
University of Alabama at Birmingham
AL
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,273
6
$365,425
$60,904
44
University of Richmond
VA
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,561
9
$541,888
$60,210
45
Dallas Baptist University
TX
NCAA Division II without football
1,355
7
$419,961
$59,994
46
University of Memphis
TN
NCAA Division I-FBS
7,094
9
$527,815
$58,646
47
Campbell University
NC
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,083
7
$401,412
$57,345
48
Marshall University
WV
NCAA Division I-FBS
4,463
6
$340,131
$56,689
49
Radford University
VA
NCAA Division I without football
4,599
6
$337,061
$56,177
50
San Jose State University
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,271
7
$390,937
$55,848
51
University of Southern California
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
9,383
8
$443,752
$55,469
52
LIU Brooklyn
NY
NCAA Division I without football
2,575
7
$387,180
$55,311
53
Kent State University at Kent
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,697
9
$496,126
$55,125
54
University of South Alabama
AL
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,150
5
$271,495
$54,299
55
Jacksonville University
FL
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,154
7
$379,046
$54,149
56
Elon University
NC
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,456
7
$376,083
$53,726
57
California State University-Fresno
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,963
10
$536,162
$53,616
58
Samford University
AL
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,090
7
$372,565
$53,224
59
Central Michigan University
MI
NCAA Division I-FBS
9,664
7
$367,226
$52,461
60
East Tennessee State University
TN
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,250
6
$311,957
$51,993
61
Wofford College
SC
NCAA Division I-FCS
865
8
$415,209
$51,901
62
Mercer University
GA
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,380
8
$410,025
$51,253
63
Texas Tech University
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
12,066
8
$409,680
$51,210
64
University of Missouri-Kansas City
MO
NCAA Division I without football
3,745
8
$409,400
$51,175
65
Lynn University
FL
NCAA Division II without football
965
7
$356,422
$50,917
66
Washington State University
WA
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,162
9
$457,659
$50,851
67
Portland State University
OR
NCAA Division I-FCS
7,389
6
$304,402
$50,734
68
University of Delaware
DE
NCAA Division I-FCS
10,211
10
$504,368
$50,437
69
Georgia State University
GA
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,337
8
$403,235
$50,404
70
Grand Valley State University
MI
NCAA Division II with football
11,648
8
$389,910
$48,739
71
University of Akron Main Campus
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,004
6
$289,680
$48,280
72
Northern Illinois University
IL
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,135
9
$432,067
$48,007
73
California Baptist University
CA
NCAA Division II without football
3,712
8
$376,219
$47,027
74
Point Loma Nazarene University
CA
NCAA Division II without football
1,615
6
$281,217
$46,870
75
Ball State University
IN
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,874
8
$372,893
$46,612
76
University at Albany
NY
NCAA Division I-FCS
6,126
9
$419,270
$46,586
77
Stetson University
FL
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,753
8
$372,117
$46,515
78
Eastern Kentucky University
KY
NCAA Division I-FCS
6,183
8
$371,047
$46,381
79
The University of Findlay
OH
NCAA Division II with football
1,685
10
$459,197
$45,920
80
Longwood University
VA
NCAA Division I without football
2,661
7
$320,633
$45,805
81
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
10,127
10
$455,755
$45,576
82
Bethune-Cookman University
FL
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,158
6
$272,322
$45,387
83
Barry University
FL
NCAA Division II without football
1,831
8
$361,656
$45,207
84
Grand Canyon University
AZ
NCAA Division I without football
9,291
9
$405,871
$45,097
85
Lamar University
TX
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,452
8
$358,794
$44,849
86
Houston Baptist University
TX
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,343
8
$358,237
$44,780
87
University of Indianapolis
IN
NCAA Division II with football
2,241
8
$351,261
$43,908
88
University of North Texas
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
13,496
9
$392,608
$43,623
89
Clemson University
SC
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,557
7
$303,476
$43,354
90
High Point University
NC
NCAA Division I without football
2,659
8
$341,875
$42,734
91
Sam Houston State University
TX
NCAA Division I-FCS
8,979
7
$298,046
$42,578
92
University of Idaho
ID
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,368
9
$379,513
$42,168
93
Middle Tennessee State University
TN
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,653
9
$376,328
$41,814
94
University of Central Arkansas
AR
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,787
6
$250,070
$41,678
95
Belmont University
TN
NCAA Division I without football
3,762
8
$333,016
$41,627
96
Rollins College
FL
NCAA Division II without football
1,460
10
$411,407
$41,141
97
Wichita State University
KS
NCAA Division I without football
4,567
10
$410,003
$41,000
98
Monmouth University
NJ
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,565
6
$243,414
$40,569
99
Ohio University-Main Campus
OH
NCAA Division I-FBS
9,498
10
$402,683
$40,268
100
Seattle University
WA
NCAA Division I without football
2,725
7
$281,081
$40,154
101
University of Colorado Boulder
CO
NCAA Division I-FBS
11,441
7
$276,791
$39,542
102
Troy University
AL
NCAA Division I-FBS
5,618
8
$313,299
$39,162
103
Savannah College of Art and Design
GA
NAIA Division II
5,650
16
$623,358
$38,960
104
Menlo College
CA
NAIA Division I
345
4
$155,407
$38,852
105
Chicago State University
IL
NCAA Division I without football
1,015
5
$194,233
$38,847
106
Morehead State University
KY
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,414
8
$307,589
$38,449
107
University of North Florida
FL
NCAA Division I without football
5,416
10
$383,740
$38,374
108
Harvard University
MA
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,250
7
$268,049
$38,293
109
Michigan State University
MI
NCAA Division I-FBS
18,035
12
$458,056
$38,171
110
Northern Arizona University
AZ
NCAA Division I-FCS
12,599
10
$381,453
$38,145
111
Eastern Michigan University
MI
NCAA Division I-FBS
7,595
7
$266,040
$38,006
112
Illinois State University
IL
NCAA Division I-FCS
9,762
8
$302,202
$37,775
113
University of California-Riverside
CA
NCAA Division I without football
10,428
11
$410,149
$37,286
114
Academy of Art University
CA
NCAA Division II without football
2,669
8
$297,799
$37,225
115
University of Missouri-St Louis
MO
NCAA Division II without football
2,972
7
$257,750
$36,821
116
Utah Valley University
UT
NCAA Division I without football
7,713
8
$293,833
$36,729
117
Quinnipiac University
CT
NCAA Division I without football
4,111
10
$366,785
$36,679
118
Northwestern University
IL
NCAA Division I-FBS
4,126
10
$365,696
$36,570
119
Georgia Southern University
GA
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,070
8
$291,404
$36,426
120
Winthrop University
SC
NCAA Division I without football
3,125
8
$290,920
$36,365
121
Oklahoma City University
OK
NAIA Division I
1,078
9
$323,879
$35,987
122
Lehigh University
PA
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,189
7
$251,888
$35,984
123
Jacksonville State University
AL
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,032
7
$251,737
$35,962
124
University of Houston
TX
NCAA Division I-FBS
12,657
13
$467,103
$35,931
125
Gardner-Webb University
NC
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,166
7
$249,656
$35,665
126
University of Southern Mississippi
MS
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,559
8
$284,442
$35,555
127
Austin Peay State University
TN
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,107
9
$319,673
$35,519
128
Wingate University
NC
NCAA Division II with football
1,235
10
$353,750
$35,375
129
Drake University
IA
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,778
9
$317,357
$35,262
130
University of Nevada-Reno
NV
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,184
10
$351,875
$35,188
131
Arizona State University-Tempe
AZ
NCAA Division I-FBS
16,741
8
$278,490
$34,811
132
Stanford University
CA
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,412
10
$347,550
$34,755
133
Southwestern College
KS
NAIA Division II
220
2
$69,417
$34,709
134
Santa Clara University
CA
NCAA Division I without football
2,669
8
$276,872
$34,609
135
Daytona State College
FL
NJCAA Division I
1,690
8
$275,876
$34,485
136
Montana State University
MT
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,449
11
$379,230
$34,475
137
The University of West Florida
FL
NCAA Division II with football
3,914
8
$275,108
$34,389
138
College of William and Mary
VA
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,576
7
$240,189
$34,313
139
West Texas A & M University
TX
NCAA Division II with football
3,148
9
$307,483
$34,165
140
Loyola University Chicago
IL
NCAA Division I without football
6,789
9
$305,117
$33,902
141
South Dakota State University
SD
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,262
8
$270,830
$33,854
142
Murray State University
KY
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,953
11
$372,056
$33,823
143
University of Notre Dame
IN
NCAA Division I-FBS
4,008
8
$269,999
$33,750
144
Pfeiffer University
NC
NCAA Division II without football
391
5
$168,307
$33,661
145
Hope International University
CA
NAIA Division I
433
5
$168,092
$33,618
146
Towson University
MD
NCAA Division I-FCS
10,223
8
$268,471
$33,559
147
Saint Edward's University
TX
NCAA Division II without football
2,184
11
$368,002
$33,455
148
Oakland University
MI
NCAA Division I without football
7,479
9
$298,319
$33,147
149
University of Detroit Mercy
MI
NCAA Division I without football
1,355
10
$331,308
$33,131
150
Bradley University
IL
NCAA Division I without football
2,176
12
$395,655
$32,971
151
University of Nebraska at Omaha
NE
NCAA Division I without football
5,181
7
$230,495
$32,928
152
Southern Utah University
UT
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,056
8
$261,715
$32,714
153
University of Northern Colorado
CO
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,221
8
$260,318
$32,540
154
Charleston Southern University
SC
NCAA Division I-FCS
1,810
8
$260,265
$32,533
155
Florida Institute of Technology
FL
NCAA Division II with football
978
8
$255,334
$31,917
156
Central Connecticut State University
CT
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,527
7
$222,854
$31,836
157
Eastern Washington University
WA
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,029
9
$286,411
$31,823
158
St. Mary's University
TX
NCAA Division II without football
1,163
8
$253,715
$31,714
159
Florida Gulf Coast University
FL
NCAA Division I without football
6,066
8
$253,402
$31,675
160
Tarleton State University
TX
NCAA Division II with football
4,912
8
$249,069
$31,134
161
Western Kentucky University
KY
NCAA Division I-FBS
7,285
9
$280,056
$31,117
162
Western Carolina University
NC
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,222
7
$217,821
$31,117
163
University of South Dakota
SD
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,944
8
$248,558
$31,070
164
Presbyterian College
SC
NCAA Division I-FCS
484
8
$248,232
$31,029
165
Boise State University
ID
NCAA Division I-FBS
6,495
7
$217,172
$31,025
166
Queens University of Charlotte
NC
NCAA Division II without football
906
8
$245,619
$30,702
167
University of Louisiana at Monroe
LA
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,305
9
$270,846
$30,094
168
Appalachian State University
NC
NCAA Division I-FBS
8,475
8
$238,289
$29,786
169
Missouri Western State University
MO
NCAA Division II with football
2,025
5
$147,327
$29,465
170
Cleveland State University
OH
NCAA Division I without football
4,784
7
$205,442
$29,349
171
Bellevue University
NE
NAIA Division II
2,415
6
$176,032
$29,339
172
Florida Southern College
FL
NCAA Division II without football
1,475
11
$322,368
$29,306
173
University of Wyoming
WY
NCAA Division I-FBS
3,974
11
$321,224
$29,202
174
University of Arizona
AZ
NCAA Division I-FBS
15,140
8
$232,995
$29,124
175
Western Washington University
WA
NCAA Division II without football
7,581
6
$173,376
$28,896
176
Hofstra University
NY
NCAA Division I without football
3,550
7
$202,027
$28,861
177
Indiana State University
IN
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,027
11
$313,454
$28,496
178
University of Central Oklahoma
OK
NCAA Division II with football
6,127
8
$227,660
$28,458
179
Vassar College
NY
NCAA Division III without football
1,365
5
$141,945
$28,389
180
Northern Michigan University
MI
NCAA Division II with football
3,380
7
$198,374
$28,339
181
Union University
TN
NCAA Division II without football
1,043
5
$141,638
$28,328
182
Midwestern State University
TX
NCAA Division II with football
2,376
8
$225,737
$28,217
183
Georgetown University
DC
NCAA Division I-FCS
3,858
8
$223,943
$27,993
184
Seminole State College of Florida
FL
NJCAA Division I
2,902
8
$222,841
$27,855
185
Rhodes College
TN
NCAA Division III with football
1,099
8
$222,055
$27,757
186
Catawba College
NC
NCAA Division II with football
652
6
$166,024
$27,671
187
Lincoln Memorial University
TN
NCAA Division II without football
778
11
$302,151
$27,468
188
Southern Nazarene University
OK
NCAA Division II with football
827
9
$245,835
$27,315
189
Prairie View A & M University
TX
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,071
4
$108,883
$27,221
190
Saint Leo University
FL
NCAA Division II without football
4,505
10
$271,966
$27,197
191
Princeton University
NJ
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,529
9
$243,338
$27,038
192
Augustana University
SD
NCAA Division II with football
936
9
$242,945
$26,994
193
Augusta University
GA
NCAA Division II without football
2,623
10
$269,159
$26,916
194
Butler University
IN
Other
2,491
8
$214,998
$26,875
195
Youngstown State University
OH
NCAA Division I-FCS
4,448
8
$213,892
$26,737
196
University of South Carolina-Upstate
SC
NCAA Division I without football
2,889
7
$186,777
$26,682
197
Weber State University
UT
NCAA Division I-FCS
5,431
10
$265,768
$26,577
198
Flagler College-St Augustine
FL
NCAA Division II without football
1,596
7
$185,878
$26,554
199
McLennan Community College
TX
NJCAA Division I
2,169
6
$159,121
$26,520
200
Delaware State University
DE
NCAA Division I-FCS
2,230
6
$158,358
$26,393

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