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Southern Utah University

“Thunderbirds” • Big Sky Conference • 5,035 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

2%

NCAA distributions

8%

Other revenue

14%

Subsidy

76%

Total income, 2011 - 2014: $42,340,570

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

13%

Institutional support

87%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2011 - 2014: $32,244,056

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized