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Central Michigan University

“Chippewas” • Mid-American Conference • 17,606 full-time undergraduates

Public universities are increasingly reliant on student fees and other subsidies to finance their athletic ambitions. Here is how Central Michigan University measures up.

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

4%

NCAA distributions

5%

Other revenue

22%

Subsidy

69%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $135,508,121

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

0%

Institutional support

100%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $93,637,174

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized