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Analysis ranks DePaul University athletes No. 3 in Illinois for economic impact

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Jan 20, 2019


DePaul University sports programs brought in $120,741 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the third highest sports revenue of any school in Illinois that year, according to a Chicago City Wire analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The university’s sports programs brought in a total of $25,597,183 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.

Illinois’ 97 schools with money-generating sports programs reported $531,475,054 in sports revenue in 2016.

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Illinois college sports revenue

RankSchoolTotal UndergraduatesSports Total ParticipationTotal Sports RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign32,126454$83,307,820$183,497
2Northwestern University8,249478$84,279,755$176,317
3DePaul University13,126212$25,597,183$120,741
4Bradley University4,278227$16,183,183$71,292
5Illinois State University17,420419$26,056,566$62,188
6Southern Illinois University-Carbondale10,509365$22,652,421$62,061
7Loyola University Chicago10,261223$13,810,655$61,931
8Northern Illinois University12,323403$24,695,763$61,280
9University of Illinois at Chicago16,408332$16,871,855$50,819
10Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville9,883240$9,756,916$40,654
11Chicago State University1,464130$5,118,291$39,371
12Western Illinois University7,482396$12,751,230$32,200
13Eastern Illinois University5,117434$11,546,876$26,606
14Trinity International University-Illinois631222$4,567,702$20,575
15Lewis University3,741351$6,990,030$19,915
16Governors State University1,92367$1,202,302$17,945
17Saint Xavier University2,599292$4,861,090$16,648
18Quincy University1,035420$6,859,100$16,331
19University of St Francis1,320433$7,025,429$16,225
20McKendree University1,820636$9,967,350$15,672
21University of Illinois at Springfield1,896242$3,738,252$15,447
22Southwestern Illinois College3,860136$1,983,017$14,581
23Olivet Nazarene University3,019569$7,587,178$13,334
24John A Logan College1,899102$1,357,962$13,313
25Judson University786302$3,991,896$13,218
26Robert Morris University Illinois2,253979$12,824,295$13,099
27Kankakee Community College1,064101$1,321,663$13,086
28Lincoln College727232$2,982,761$12,857
29Trinity Christian College903237$3,001,911$12,666
30Roosevelt University2,250171$2,052,995$12,006
31Lake Land College2,26189$1,043,339$11,723
32Wabash Valley College46487$991,431$11,396
33University of Chicago5,956474$5,175,971$10,920
34Rend Lake College1,135111$1,192,856$10,746
35Lincoln Land Community College2,269106$1,068,228$10,078
36Danville Area Community College97377$768,946$9,986
37Lewis and Clark Community College1,731146$1,446,164$9,905
38Illinois Central College3,082150$1,474,894$9,833
39City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College2,42059$564,403$9,566
40Concordia University-Chicago1,355322$3,073,404$9,545
41South Suburban College1,328132$1,219,005$9,235
42College of Lake County3,808125$1,145,863$9,167
43City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College1,57041$375,551$9,160
44Lincoln Trail College386105$959,353$9,137
45Benedictine University2,687645$5,839,019$9,053
46Parkland College2,978152$1,341,124$8,823
47Frontier Community College25753$461,619$8,710
48City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College3,14924$208,075$8,670
49City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College78136$309,621$8,601
50Lincoln Christian University35764$542,251$8,473
51City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College1,90134$287,928$8,468
52Wheaton College2,400464$3,904,109$8,414
53Illinois Institute of Technology2,709195$1,638,363$8,402
54Greenville College913362$3,014,026$8,326
55Olney Central College47990$745,186$8,280
56Heartland Community College2,10799$802,669$8,108
57Kaskaskia College1,233132$1,051,434$7,965
58Dominican University2,101224$1,768,589$7,895
59Oakton Community College2,596140$1,052,472$7,518
60Lake Forest College1,502354$2,644,007$7,469
61Waubonsee Community College3,101147$1,097,503$7,466
62Rock Valley College2,999126$932,204$7,398
63North Park University1,884386$2,832,950$7,339
64Moody Bible Institute2,27563$452,197$7,178
65John Wood Community College96566$468,265$7,095
66Black Hawk College1,90990$633,686$7,041
67Millikin University1,796465$3,261,911$7,015
68North Central College2,534629$4,371,633$6,950
69Carl Sandburg College929125$846,412$6,771
70Knox College1,325312$2,085,586$6,685
71Sauk Valley Community College79292$614,663$6,681
72Rockford University909243$1,620,517$6,669
73Aurora University3,302593$3,878,870$6,541
74Illinois College949371$2,347,691$6,328
75Prairie State College1,400105$658,577$6,272
76Augustana College2,514662$4,099,589$6,193
77Blackburn College569156$950,998$6,096
78Morton College1,253124$752,809$6,071
79Southeastern Illinois College45770$423,850$6,055
80Moraine Valley Community College6,186170$1,013,761$5,963
81McHenry County College1,944115$665,289$5,785
82Shawnee Community College73970$404,280$5,775
83City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College1,59952$293,894$5,652
84Illinois Wesleyan University1,760539$3,013,550$5,591
85Elmhurst College2,682470$2,594,354$5,520
86Joliet Junior College4,988137$745,411$5,441
87MacMurray College531266$1,397,072$5,252
88Kishwaukee College1,57050$260,261$5,205
89College of DuPage6,335269$1,357,376$5,046
90Illinois Valley Community College1,256126$626,549$4,973
91Eureka College644215$1,042,413$4,848
92Elgin Community College3,008106$469,084$4,425
93Monmouth College1,124467$2,064,964$4,422
94Spoon River College72743$173,690$4,039
95Triton College3,107194$752,495$3,879
96William Rainey Harper College4,331185$529,605$2,863
97Highland Community College823276$687,748$2,492
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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