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South Dakota State University

“Jackrabbits” • The Summit League • 8,621 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

9%

NCAA distributions

8%

Other revenue

27%

Subsidy

56%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $72,550,085

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

31%

Institutional support

48%

Government support

21%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $40,552,839

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized