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Iowa State University

“Cyclones” • Big 12 Conference • 25,985 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

23%

NCAA distributions

34%

Other revenue

38%

Subsidy

5%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $290,428,263

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

65%

Institutional support

35%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $13,386,550

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized