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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Fighting Illini” • Big Ten Conference • 31,129 full-time undergraduates

Public universities are increasingly reliant on student fees and other subsidies to finance their athletic ambitions. Here is how University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign measures up.

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

22%

NCAA distributions

33%

Other revenue

40%

Subsidy

5%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $406,692,698

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

76%

Institutional support

24%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $20,497,935

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized