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Missouri State University-Springfield

“Bears and Lady Bears” • Missouri Valley Conference • 13,686 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

10%

NCAA distributions

7%

Other revenue

36%

Subsidy

47%

Total income, 2011 - 2014: $59,637,696

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

0%

Institutional support

100%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2011 - 2014: $28,063,300

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized