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Illinois State University

“Redbirds” • Missouri Valley Conference • 16,632 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

7%

NCAA distributions

8%

Other revenue

18%

Subsidy

68%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $94,034,519

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

70%

Institutional support

30%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $63,560,110

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized