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East Carolina University

“Pirates and Lady Pirates” • American Athletic Conference • 18,369 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

21%

NCAA distributions

11%

Other revenue

27%

Subsidy

42%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $180,583,574

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

81%

Institutional support

10%

Government support

9%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $75,012,507

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized