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University of South Alabama

“Jaguars” • Sun Belt Conference • 8,754 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

5%

NCAA distributions

3%

Other revenue

12%

Subsidy

80%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $100,402,990

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

44%

Institutional support

56%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $80,327,095

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized