College wrestling earned $5.3 million for California schools in 2016

Menlo College wrestling brought in $31,809 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in California that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The college's wrestling program brought in a total of $1,463,193 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.

California's 27 schools with wrestling programs reported $5,264,757  in revenue in 2016.


California college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Menlo CollegeNAIA Division I76046$1,463,193$31,809
2California Baptist UniversityNCAA Division II without football5,87834$796,712$23,433
3California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoNCAA Division I-FCS19,65034$610,651$17,960
4California State University-BakersfieldNCAA Division I without football7,06227$336,783$12,473
5Simpson UniversityNAIA Division II74117$205,737$12,102
6San Francisco State


NCAA Division II without football21,27328$298,794$10,671
7Stanford UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS7,03231$184,792$5,961
8Fresno City CollegeCCCAA6,79730$149,776$4,993
9Cuesta CollegeCCCAA3,46117$83,407$4,906
10Santa Ana CollegeCCCAA5,06914$63,666$4,548
11Sierra CollegeCCCAA6,33115$66,856$4,457
12Bakersfield CollegeCCCAA6,36321$91,939$4,378
13Chabot CollegeCCCAA3,91119$76,887$4,047
14San Joaquin Delta CollegeCCCAA6,35122$88,014$4,001
15Santa Rosa Junior CollegeCCCAA6,43114$53,946$3,853
16West Hills College-LemooreCCCAA1,36121$76,713$3,653
17Victor Valley CollegeCCCAA3,8886$19,835$3,306
18Sacramento City CollegeCCCAA5,32848$143,954$2,999
19Lassen Community CollegeCCCAA60815$41,882$2,792
20Mt San Antonio CollegeCCCAA9,98445$121,438$2,699
21Shasta CollegeCCCAA3,35113$35,039$2,695
22Cerritos CollegeCCCAA6,70637$95,606$2,584
23Skyline CollegeCCCAA2,46918$44,824$2,490
24Rio Hondo CollegeCCCAA3,87718$33,998$1,889
25Modesto Junior CollegeCCCAA5,75914$22,399$1,600
26East Los Angeles CollegeCCCAA7,76122$31,655$1,439
27Palomar CollegeCCCAA7,17126$26,261$1,010
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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