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


George Washington University, Georgetown University and Howard University top the list of highest grossing college softball 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 Softball Programs by Revenue

Rank
State
School
Total Undergraduates
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
TN
Lipscomb University
2,651
16
$940,522
$58,783
2
PA
Lehigh University
4,990
18
$999,948
$55,553
3
DC
George Washington University
10,343
19
$993,027
$52,265
4
OH
Miami University-Oxford
16,109
18
$927,610
$51,534
5
NY
Colgate University
2,864
19
$962,079
$50,636
6
NY
Syracuse University
14,324
20
$995,881
$49,794
7
CT
Quinnipiac University
6,784
17
$846,429
$49,790
8
IA
Drake University
3,091
17
$842,353
$49,550
9
WV
Marshall University
7,917
18
$882,915
$49,051
10
AL
Samford University
3,204
18
$848,454
$47,136
11
NC
Elon University
5,854
19
$894,600
$47,084
12
SC
College of Charleston
9,470
20
$940,749
$47,037
13
TX
University of North Texas
25,486
15
$694,693
$46,313
14
OH
University of Toledo
12,810
20
$922,846
$46,142
15
PA
Bucknell University
3,525
21
$966,750
$46,036
16
IL
Bradley University
4,278
20
$913,828
$45,691
17
IL
University of Illinois at Chicago
16,408
19
$855,034
$45,002
18
TX
University of Houston
25,399
21
$943,179
$44,913
19
DE
University of Delaware
17,736
21
$937,931
$44,663
20
TX
Houston Baptist University
2,160
15
$668,789
$44,586
21
IL
Loyola University Chicago
10,261
17
$755,902
$44,465
22
VA
Longwood University
3,951
18
$799,139
$44,397
23
CT
University of Connecticut
18,538
18
$788,762
$43,820
24
PA
Saint Joseph's University
4,649
21
$900,921
$42,901
25
SC
Furman University
2,691
23
$963,997
$41,913
26
MI
University of Detroit Mercy
2,160
19
$796,200
$41,905
27
CA
University of San Diego
5,433
21
$875,030
$41,668
28
AZ
University of Arizona
29,049
23
$948,362
$41,233
29
NJ
Monmouth University
4,484
18
$737,483
$40,971
30
VA
Radford University
8,091
17
$696,107
$40,947
31
TN
Belmont University
5,925
19
$777,708
$40,932
32
NC
Campbell University
3,734
21
$858,385
$40,875
33
PA
Robert Morris University
3,940
17
$690,775
$40,634
34
PA
Saint Francis University
1,540
20
$804,805
$40,240
35
KY
Eastern Kentucky University
11,002
20
$798,425
$39,921
36
IN
Ball State University
15,018
22
$874,569
$39,753
37
WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison
28,201
20
$791,274
$39,564
38
NY
Stony Brook University
15,729
17
$667,956
$39,292
39
AL
University of South Alabama
9,596
24
$937,591
$39,066
40
IN
Valparaiso University
3,196
19
$738,211
$38,853
41
PA
Lafayette College
2,505
17
$659,968
$38,822
42
NV
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
18,237
24
$929,583
$38,733
43
WA
Seattle University
4,463
21
$813,369
$38,732
44
AL
Troy University
9,329
20
$769,820
$38,491
45
KY
Western Kentucky University
12,967
17
$654,208
$38,483
46
NY
University at Buffalo
18,732
20
$761,376
$38,069
47
NM
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
15,732
22
$832,271
$37,831
48
CA
University of California-Riverside
19,533
19
$705,496
$37,131
49
GA
Mercer University
4,012
21
$777,391
$37,019
50
MA
College of the Holy Cross
2,689
17
$627,177
$36,893
51
ME
University of Maine
8,082
20
$736,240
$36,812
52
KS
Wichita State University
8,566
24
$882,911
$36,788
53
OK
Oklahoma Christian University
1,778
13
$477,179
$36,706
54
IN
Butler University
4,171
23
$843,717
$36,683
55
IN
Indiana State University
9,347
17
$623,615
$36,683
56
TX
Texas State University
28,180
24
$877,830
$36,576
57
FL
Bethune-Cookman University
3,583
20
$730,483
$36,524
58
MA
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
9,906
20
$727,566
$36,378
59
AZ
Grand Canyon University
14,542
22
$794,101
$36,096
60
NV
University of Nevada-Reno
15,390
23
$827,801
$35,991
61
FL
Florida Atlantic University
15,715
21
$749,832
$35,706
62
IL
Illinois State University
17,420
26
$924,253
$35,548
63
TX
Abilene Christian University
3,550
21
$740,672
$35,270
64
TN
Middle Tennessee State University
15,985
23
$805,916
$35,040
65
PA
Drexel University
13,258
25
$875,905
$35,036
66
MI
Eastern Michigan University
12,714
23
$793,852
$34,515
67
OK
Oklahoma City University
1,621
16
$549,938
$34,371
68
OR
University of Oregon
18,309
17
$582,625
$34,272
69
MI
Western Michigan University
14,999
20
$680,619
$34,031
70
DC
Georgetown University
6,874
18
$612,174
$34,010
71
CT
Sacred Heart University
4,793
23
$775,129
$33,701
72
IA
University of Northern Iowa
9,119
20
$673,362
$33,668
73
LA
Louisiana Tech University
7,434
20
$672,911
$33,646
74
TX
Lamar University
6,161
22
$736,585
$33,481
75
OH
University of Akron Main Campus
13,367
22
$734,638
$33,393
76
SD
Augustana University
1,553
13
$433,102
$33,316
77
OH
Kent State University at Kent
19,034
26
$866,178
$33,315
78
IN
University of Evansville
2,015
24
$796,977
$33,207
79
CO
University of Northern Colorado
8,242
18
$597,716
$33,206
80
TX
The University of Texas at Arlington
16,663
24
$792,723
$33,030
81
IL
Northern Illinois University
12,323
23
$756,560
$32,894
82
NC
Gardner-Webb University
1,908
16
$520,699
$32,544
83
MD
Towson University
16,827
23
$748,140
$32,528
84
MO
Saint Louis University
6,672
17
$551,114
$32,418
85
MI
Central Michigan University
17,077
24
$773,833
$32,243
86
TN
Tennessee Technological University
8,386
18
$578,566
$32,143
87
NY
Canisius College
2,453
19
$610,261
$32,119
88
CA
California Baptist University
5,878
25
$802,775
$32,111
89
CT
Central Connecticut State University
7,529
20
$638,495
$31,925
90
SC
Presbyterian College
943
22
$701,905
$31,905
91
NY
Manhattan College
3,444
20
$627,294
$31,365
92
CA
Menlo College
760
20
$625,576
$31,279
93
VA
Hampton University
3,652
19
$592,691
$31,194
94
FL
Nova Southeastern University
3,051
15
$467,182
$31,145
95
NY
Siena College
3,060
19
$591,089
$31,110
96
NY
University at Albany
12,387
23
$710,956
$30,911
97
CA
Santa Clara University
5,333
19
$587,099
$30,900
98
SD
University of South Dakota
4,922
19
$585,907
$30,837
99
KY
Union College
853
14
$429,232
$30,659
100
RI
University of Rhode Island
12,422
25
$765,010
$30,600
101
GA
Georgia Southern University
15,912
20
$610,175
$30,509
102
NY
Marist College
4,964
18
$546,219
$30,346
103
TX
Saint Edward's University
3,608
17
$512,991
$30,176
104
CT
Fairfield University
3,802
20
$603,249
$30,162
105
TX
Sam Houston State University
14,497
19
$570,265
$30,014
106
UT
Weber State University
10,265
24
$718,392
$29,933
107
OR
Portland State University
13,698
21
$625,191
$29,771
108
FL
Florida International University
25,920
21
$617,718
$29,415
109
GA
Georgia State University
19,062
29
$839,779
$28,958
110
ID
Idaho State University
6,498
16
$462,267
$28,892
111
FL
Gulf Coast State College
1,714
14
$404,117
$28,866
112
TX
Texas A & M University-Commerce
6,007
21
$605,502
$28,833
113
FL
Jacksonville University
2,113
20
$576,384
$28,819
114
FL
Florida Institute of Technology
3,281
18
$517,917
$28,773
115
AL
Jacksonville State University
5,392
25
$718,921
$28,757
116
CA
Azusa Pacific University
5,259
19
$545,194
$28,694
117
KY
Morehead State University
5,792
19
$544,420
$28,654
118
TX
Texas Woman's University
7,006
17
$486,145
$28,597
119
GA
Kennesaw State University
24,171
26
$742,269
$28,549
120
LA
McNeese State University
5,444
24
$683,842
$28,493
121
ND
University of North Dakota
8,787
24
$683,197
$28,467
122
NY
Adelphi University
4,737
16
$451,371
$28,211
123
OH
Wright State University-Main Campus
9,582
19
$535,946
$28,208
124
AL
University of Mobile
1,241
16
$449,233
$28,077
125
KY
Murray State University
6,916
19
$528,586
$27,820
126
TN
Lincoln Memorial University
1,189
19
$524,863
$27,624
127
FL
Rollins College
2,450
19
$524,674
$27,614
128
VA
Norfolk State University
4,000
15
$412,599
$27,507
129
FL
Lynn University
1,948
18
$491,764
$27,320
130
RI
Bryant University
3,399
23
$627,786
$27,295
131
PA
La Salle University
3,174
22
$599,776
$27,263
132
TX
El Paso Community College
8,346
14
$380,527
$27,181
133
FL
Florida Southern College
2,323
19
$514,967
$27,104
134
IA
University of Iowa
20,690
25
$677,126
$27,085
135
IL
Eastern Illinois University
5,117
21
$567,810
$27,039
136
TN
University of Tennessee at Martin
4,943
22
$591,979
$26,908
137
IL
Western Illinois University
7,482
20
$531,674
$26,584
138
MO
University of Missouri-Kansas City
6,528
22
$584,158
$26,553
139
MA
Boston University
16,199
22
$583,936
$26,543
140
FL
Florida Gulf Coast University
10,809
23
$610,331
$26,536
141
MO
Maryville University of Saint Louis
2,147
17
$450,720
$26,513
142
NY
LIU Post
2,838
20
$529,385
$26,469
143
FL
University of Florida
30,583
21
$553,407
$26,353
144
NY
New York Institute of Technology
3,168
15
$395,189
$26,346
145
SD
South Dakota State University
8,442
21
$550,678
$26,223
146
MI
Oakland University
12,917
22
$576,243
$26,193
147
MD
University of Maryland-College Park
26,174
22
$574,889
$26,131
148
DE
Delaware State University
3,486
14
$365,196
$26,085
149
TX
West Texas A & M University
5,650
21
$547,716
$26,082
150
FL
Barry University
2,889
18
$468,854
$26,047
151
KY
Northern Kentucky University
9,119
25
$650,808
$26,032
152
TX
St. Mary's University
2,180
20
$517,221
$25,861
153
OH
Cleveland State University
9,148
19
$491,186
$25,852
154
LA
Southeastern Louisiana University
9,010
21
$533,257
$25,393
155
MI
Wayne State University
11,953
19
$480,522
$25,291
156
TN
Martin Methodist College
873
20
$505,118
$25,256
157
MO
University of Missouri-St Louis
5,249
18
$452,525
$25,140
158
CA
Hope International University
726
17
$426,157
$25,068
159
NC
Lenoir-Rhyne University
1,448
18
$449,248
$24,958
160
MO
Missouri Western State University
3,404
18
$447,558
$24,864
161
ID
College of Southern Idaho
1,944
18
$447,320
$24,851
162
CA
Academy of Art University
4,813
20
$495,841
$24,792
163
TX
Midland College
1,553
19
$469,423
$24,706
164
NE
University of Nebraska at Omaha
9,820
18
$443,640
$24,647
165
WA
Western Washington University
13,354
18
$441,171
$24,510
166
MN
Winona State University
6,620
18
$440,698
$24,483
167
CT
Yale University
5,468
18
$438,889
$24,383
168
GA
Brenau University
1,038
16
$389,425
$24,339
169
TN
Union University
1,619
22
$534,608
$24,300
170
TX
University of The Incarnate Word
4,488
28
$675,459
$24,124
171
TX
Texas Wesleyan University
1,487
25
$601,920
$24,077
172
FL
Chipola College
910
24
$576,894
$24,037
173
MO
University of Central Missouri
7,758
16
$383,806
$23,988
174
SC
Winthrop University
4,537
21
$503,328
$23,968
175
AZ
Arizona State University-Tempe
38,761
22
$527,073
$23,958
176
FL
Tallahassee Community College
5,560
15
$357,849
$23,857
177
TN
East Tennessee State University
9,333
21
$500,643
$23,840
178
PA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
7,282
19
$449,637
$23,665
179
FL
Southeastern University
3,831
17
$402,246
$23,662
180
OH
Youngstown State University
8,618
23
$541,003
$23,522
181
IL
University of St Francis
1,320
17
$398,409
$23,436
182
TX
Kilgore College
2,624
18
$418,421
$23,246
183
FL
Florida SouthWestern State College
4,226
21
$487,642
$23,221
184
MN
Minnesota State University-Mankato
10,870
16
$371,007
$23,188
185
NJ
Georgian Court University
1,319
20
$460,723
$23,036
186
CA
Concordia University-Irvine
1,772
25
$575,870
$23,035
187
FL
Palm Beach Atlantic University
2,295
19
$437,505
$23,027
188
NH
Southern New Hampshire University
21,774
16
$366,626
$22,914
189
SD
University of Sioux Falls
1,031
20
$455,012
$22,751
190
MO
Southeast Missouri State University
7,721
24
$545,836
$22,743
191
DC
Howard University
5,553
20
$454,411
$22,721
192
SC
University of South Carolina-Upstate
4,403
25
$567,125
$22,685
193
NC
Wingate University
2,044
18
$406,092
$22,561
194
MS
University of Southern Mississippi
10,242
32
$721,699
$22,553
195
PA
Mercyhurst University
2,402
20
$451,051
$22,553
196
MT
Montana State University-Billings
2,470
19
$427,644
$22,508
197
FL
University of North Florida
9,629
20
$448,463
$22,423
198
TX
Tarleton State University
8,059
19
$425,742
$22,407
199
UT
Utah Valley University
16,975
24
$537,010
$22,375
200
FL
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
11,468
17
$378,775
$22,281

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