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Nicholls State University

“Colonels” • Southland Conference • 4,707 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

2%

NCAA distributions

6%

Other revenue

30%

Subsidy

62%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $37,318,167

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

22%

Institutional support

78%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $23,077,952

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized