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Portland State University

“Vikings” • Big Sky Conference • 14,075 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

2%

NCAA distributions

5%

Other revenue

19%

Subsidy

74%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $63,815,149

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

39%

Institutional support

52%

Government support

9%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $47,409,110

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized