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

Florida State University, Oregon State University and University of Arkansas top the list of highest grossing college baseball 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 Baseball Programs by Revenue

Rank
State
School
Total Undergraduates
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
TN
Vanderbilt University
6,808
33
$5,888,446
$178,438
2
FL
Florida State University
29,051
38
$5,964,646
$156,964
3
TX
The University of Texas at Austin
37,026
37
$5,671,295
$153,278
4
MS
University of Mississippi
17,649
34
$4,979,550
$146,457
5
TX
Texas Christian University
8,591
33
$4,360,191
$132,127
6
OR
Oregon State University
18,395
36
$3,955,661
$109,879
7
MS
Mississippi State University
16,134
33
$3,591,201
$108,824
8
VA
University of Virginia-Main Campus
15,420
35
$3,546,486
$101,328
9
AR
University of Arkansas
19,774
40
$4,050,636
$101,266
10
TX
Baylor University
14,087
37
$3,214,301
$86,873
11
TX
Rice University
3,824
40
$3,119,362
$77,984
12
MO
University of Missouri-Columbia
24,060
36
$2,688,562
$74,682
13
LA
Tulane University of Louisiana
6,487
34
$2,331,945
$68,587
14
NC
East Carolina University
19,698
35
$2,397,558
$68,502
15
WV
West Virginia University
20,524
36
$2,402,944
$66,748
16
MA
Boston College
9,486
35
$2,196,419
$62,755
17
SC
Coastal Carolina University
8,828
45
$2,794,969
$62,110
18
NC
Wake Forest University
4,899
35
$2,158,789
$61,680
19
WA
Gonzaga University
5,029
35
$2,142,059
$61,202
20
TX
University of Houston
25,399
36
$2,159,462
$59,985
21
TX
Dallas Baptist University
2,374
34
$2,029,130
$59,680
22
CA
University of Southern California
18,070
35
$2,029,310
$57,980
23
UT
Brigham Young University-Provo
28,012
35
$1,969,855
$56,282
24
FL
The University of Miami
10,102
35
$1,927,197
$55,063
25
SC
Clemson University
17,849
36
$1,937,703
$53,825
26
CA
University of San Francisco
6,413
34
$1,810,849
$53,260
27
NE
Creighton University
3,970
35
$1,799,541
$51,415
28
LA
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
12,859
38
$1,801,904
$47,419
29
CA
Santa Clara University
5,333
37
$1,751,148
$47,328
30
CA
California State University-Fresno
18,828
37
$1,746,844
$47,212
31
CA
Pepperdine University
3,220
36
$1,684,559
$46,793
32
CA
San Diego State University
26,530
34
$1,570,739
$46,198
33
TN
Lipscomb University
2,651
31
$1,398,834
$45,124
34
FL
Stetson University
3,017
36
$1,623,877
$45,108
35
NC
Duke University
6,449
38
$1,712,102
$45,055
36
TX
Texas Tech University
26,588
35
$1,554,631
$44,418
37
VA
Radford University
8,091
35
$1,546,503
$44,186
38
OK
Oral Roberts University
2,601
34
$1,466,704
$43,138
39
OR
University of Portland
3,708
35
$1,504,142
$42,975
40
HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa
10,676
39
$1,675,586
$42,964
41
DC
George Washington University
10,343
34
$1,459,841
$42,937
42
CA
University of San Diego
5,433
36
$1,543,727
$42,881
43
FL
University of Florida
30,583
31
$1,323,053
$42,679
44
NV
University of Nevada-Reno
15,390
35
$1,493,239
$42,664
45
AL
University of South Alabama
9,596
35
$1,477,257
$42,207
46
AZ
Grand Canyon University
14,542
32
$1,347,360
$42,105
47
VA
Liberty University
27,100
46
$1,923,345
$41,812
48
NY
St John's University-New York
11,468
35
$1,462,548
$41,787
49
KS
Wichita State University
8,566
45
$1,874,757
$41,661
50
CA
University of The Pacific
3,375
41
$1,678,623
$40,942
51
MS
University of Southern Mississippi
10,242
37
$1,496,202
$40,438
52
NM
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
15,732
37
$1,489,207
$40,249
53
CT
University of Connecticut
18,538
35
$1,407,122
$40,203
54
WA
Seattle University
4,463
34
$1,360,289
$40,009
55
NJ
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
33,939
35
$1,397,838
$39,938
56
NY
Stony Brook University
15,729
33
$1,312,180
$39,763
57
MI
Central Michigan University
17,077
35
$1,377,632
$39,361
58
MA
Northeastern University
13,345
37
$1,455,381
$39,335
59
NY
Hofstra University
6,462
32
$1,251,470
$39,108
60
VA
Old Dominion University
15,173
37
$1,445,813
$39,076
61
CA
Loyola Marymount University
5,987
38
$1,477,794
$38,889
62
NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
19,381
41
$1,586,242
$38,689
63
AZ
Arizona State University-Tempe
38,761
34
$1,308,098
$38,473
64
TX
Sam Houston State University
14,497
35
$1,328,380
$37,954
65
NJ
Seton Hall University
5,484
35
$1,317,799
$37,651
66
NV
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
18,237
35
$1,286,333
$36,752
67
TN
University of Memphis
12,372
35
$1,273,995
$36,400
68
SC
College of Charleston
9,470
35
$1,269,115
$36,260
69
VA
James Madison University
18,467
40
$1,448,667
$36,217
70
PA
Saint Joseph's University
4,649
34
$1,223,869
$35,996
71
OH
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
21,445
38
$1,361,457
$35,828
72
DC
Georgetown University
6,874
30
$1,071,377
$35,713
73
WA
Washington State University
21,534
25
$880,196
$35,208
74
CA
San Jose State University
21,569
35
$1,231,567
$35,188
75
RI
Bryant University
3,399
31
$1,075,779
$34,703
76
GA
Mercer University
4,012
35
$1,211,712
$34,620
77
NY
University at Buffalo
18,732
32
$1,103,357
$34,480
78
TN
Austin Peay State University
6,935
38
$1,304,945
$34,341
79
NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
6,197
37
$1,268,506
$34,284
80
TX
Lamar University
6,161
33
$1,127,622
$34,170
81
AZ
University of Arizona
29,049
35
$1,180,946
$33,741
82
NC
Elon University
5,854
37
$1,243,365
$33,604
83
VA
Virginia Commonwealth University
20,050
36
$1,207,227
$33,534
84
TX
Texas State University
28,180
35
$1,168,606
$33,389
85
IL
Bradley University
4,278
36
$1,197,127
$33,254
86
AL
University of Alabama at Birmingham
8,941
36
$1,195,193
$33,200
87
MO
Saint Louis University
6,672
35
$1,154,778
$32,994
88
NY
Fordham University
8,725
42
$1,381,269
$32,887
89
FL
University of Central Florida
38,228
34
$1,115,767
$32,817
90
MI
Eastern Michigan University
12,714
35
$1,145,636
$32,732
91
FL
Jacksonville University
2,113
32
$1,044,100
$32,628
92
OH
Miami University-Oxford
16,109
35
$1,135,212
$32,435
93
VA
College of William and Mary
6,206
36
$1,162,590
$32,294
94
OH
Ohio University-Main Campus
17,794
35
$1,123,420
$32,098
95
NC
Campbell University
3,734
39
$1,239,964
$31,794
96
OH
Kent State University at Kent
19,034
37
$1,162,108
$31,408
97
LA
Louisiana Tech University
7,434
34
$1,067,519
$31,398
98
TN
Belmont University
5,925
31
$963,101
$31,068
99
DE
University of Delaware
17,736
34
$1,055,245
$31,037
100
IN
Butler University
4,171
35
$1,079,377
$30,839
101
KY
Northern Kentucky University
9,119
37
$1,136,526
$30,717
102
IN
University of Evansville
2,015
33
$1,008,407
$30,558
103
CT
Quinnipiac University
6,784
32
$967,445
$30,233
104
CA
Menlo College
760
33
$993,188
$30,097
105
IN
Ball State University
15,018
37
$1,110,590
$30,016
106
RI
University of Rhode Island
12,422
33
$983,842
$29,813
107
AL
Samford University
3,204
36
$1,060,994
$29,472
108
TX
The University of Texas at Arlington
16,663
34
$1,000,854
$29,437
109
KY
Western Kentucky University
12,967
43
$1,257,367
$29,241
110
WV
Marshall University
7,917
35
$1,020,054
$29,144
111
NY
LIU Brooklyn
3,749
26
$754,393
$29,015
112
IA
University of Iowa
20,690
40
$1,156,272
$28,907
113
CA
California Baptist University
5,878
37
$1,066,047
$28,812
114
VA
University of Richmond
2,998
33
$948,005
$28,727
115
GA
Georgia State University
19,062
37
$1,060,429
$28,660
116
SC
Winthrop University
4,537
33
$942,986
$28,575
117
SC
Furman University
2,691
46
$1,312,672
$28,536
118
CA
University of California-Riverside
19,533
34
$970,070
$28,531
119
GA
Georgia Southern University
15,912
35
$984,175
$28,119
120
FL
Florida Gulf Coast University
10,809
35
$982,120
$28,061
121
IL
University of Illinois at Chicago
16,408
35
$980,248
$28,007
122
CA
Hope International University
726
31
$864,724
$27,894
123
FL
Florida International University
25,920
35
$971,234
$27,750
124
PA
Villanova University
6,469
35
$969,643
$27,704
125
OH
Wright State University-Main Campus
9,582
33
$913,983
$27,696
126
FL
Bethune-Cookman University
3,583
35
$964,811
$27,566
127
ME
University of Maine
8,082
31
$850,581
$27,438
128
NY
Manhattan College
3,444
34
$930,738
$27,375
129
IN
Indiana State University
9,347
36
$980,270
$27,230
130
NY
Marist College
4,964
32
$867,934
$27,123
131
VA
Longwood University
3,951
32
$865,872
$27,059
132
NC
Appalachian State University
15,450
35
$944,540
$26,987
133
CT
Sacred Heart University
4,793
27
$728,090
$26,966
134
AL
Auburn University
20,260
33
$884,192
$26,794
135
VA
George Mason University
19,024
34
$909,827
$26,760
136
MI
Western Michigan University
14,999
33
$873,099
$26,458
137
SC
Wofford College
1,664
35
$924,912
$26,426
138
OH
University of Toledo
12,810
34
$889,102
$26,150
139
NC
High Point University
4,476
38
$993,348
$26,141
140
NJ
Monmouth University
4,484
37
$965,915
$26,106
141
OR
University of Oregon
18,309
39
$1,012,030
$25,949
142
TN
Cumberland University
1,265
36
$930,832
$25,856
143
TN
Middle Tennessee State University
15,985
39
$1,008,009
$25,846
144
WI
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
17,373
36
$930,107
$25,836
145
KY
Campbellsville University
1,997
26
$668,384
$25,707
146
NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology
6,152
31
$794,514
$25,629
147
GA
Kennesaw State University
24,171
39
$993,292
$25,469
148
TX
Abilene Christian University
3,550
35
$891,207
$25,463
149
TX
Houston Baptist University
2,160
33
$830,034
$25,153
150
IN
Valparaiso University
3,196
34
$854,524
$25,133
151
CA
Academy of Art University
4,813
24
$594,979
$24,791
152
IL
Northern Illinois University
12,323
35
$861,772
$24,622
153
TX
University of The Incarnate Word
4,488
39
$953,206
$24,441
154
TX
Stephen F Austin State University
9,571
35
$850,954
$24,313
155
AL
Troy University
9,329
35
$845,414
$24,155
156
MA
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
9,906
35
$843,882
$24,111
157
FL
Miami Dade College
20,594
24
$574,221
$23,926
158
NY
Wagner College
1,762
29
$687,518
$23,708
159
LA
Southeastern Louisiana University
9,010
37
$873,416
$23,606
160
FL
Florida Atlantic University
15,715
35
$816,954
$23,342
161
LA
Grambling State University
3,597
32
$738,961
$23,093
162
NC
Davidson College
1,791
36
$829,098
$23,031
163
NJ
Rider University
3,632
31
$712,698
$22,990
164
CA
Stanford University
7,032
36
$825,265
$22,924
165
TX
Texas Wesleyan University
1,487
33
$749,170
$22,702
166
OK
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
18,218
37
$839,800
$22,697
167
UT
Utah Valley University
16,975
39
$882,328
$22,624
168
KY
Morehead State University
5,792
34
$765,390
$22,511
169
MI
Oakland University
12,917
30
$674,281
$22,476
170
LA
McNeese State University
5,444
36
$806,410
$22,400
171
OK
Oklahoma City University
1,621
27
$603,212
$22,341
172
TN
Tennessee Technological University
8,386
35
$775,277
$22,151
173
KY
Eastern Kentucky University
11,002
40
$876,520
$21,913
174
SC
University of South Carolina-Upstate
4,403
32
$700,559
$21,892
175
FL
Florida Southern College
2,323
37
$806,482
$21,797
176
IL
Illinois State University
17,420
41
$893,216
$21,786
177
TN
Milligan College
762
26
$563,479
$21,672
178
AL
University of Mobile
1,241
25
$539,889
$21,596
179
MS
William Carey University
1,630
29
$625,343
$21,564
180
FL
Chipola College
910
26
$557,731
$21,451
181
FL
University of North Florida
9,629
34
$726,834
$21,377
182
LA
University of Louisiana at Monroe
5,149
33
$697,013
$21,122
183
NC
Gardner-Webb University
1,908
35
$737,928
$21,084
184
ID
Lewis-Clark State College
2,263
45
$926,121
$20,580
185
AR
University of Central Arkansas
7,956
34
$698,027
$20,530
186
MS
Blue Mountain College
495
27
$554,262
$20,528
187
PA
Lafayette College
2,505
34
$690,050
$20,296
188
LA
University of New Orleans
4,644
33
$669,660
$20,293
189
AL
Jacksonville State University
5,392
39
$790,811
$20,277
190
CT
Central Connecticut State University
7,529
35
$706,107
$20,174
191
FL
Gulf Coast State College
1,714
22
$442,090
$20,095
192
LA
Nicholls State University
4,585
39
$779,954
$19,999
193
MA
Harvard University
6,931
29
$578,907
$19,962
194
KY
Murray State University
6,916
35
$693,393
$19,811
195
NY
Canisius College
2,453
37
$732,702
$19,803
196
CT
Fairfield University
3,802
39
$771,647
$19,786
197
GA
University of North Georgia
12,349
33
$644,268
$19,523
198
PA
La Salle University
3,174
33
$643,820
$19,510
199
TN
Lincoln Memorial University
1,189
42
$818,604
$19,491
200
NY
University at Albany
12,387
33
$642,023
$19,455

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