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Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

“Cowboys and Cowgirls” • Big 12 Conference • 17,747 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

24%

NCAA distributions

19%

Other revenue

50%

Subsidy

7%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $505,398,813

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

34%

Institutional support

58%

Government support

7%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $34,109,453

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized