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Sam Houston State University

“Bearkats” • Southland Conference • 13,359 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

3%

NCAA distributions

6%

Other revenue

19%

Subsidy

73%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $65,923,498

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

72%

Institutional support

28%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $47,861,351

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized