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Kansas State University

“Wildcats” • Big 12 Conference • 17,884 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

22%

NCAA distributions

28%

Other revenue

45%

Subsidy

5%

Total income, 2010 - 2013: $268,591,056

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

21%

Institutional support

79%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2013: $12,332,138

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized