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University of South Carolina-Columbia

“Gamecocks” • Southeastern Conference • 22,408 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 Carolina-Columbia measures up.

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

23%

NCAA distributions

25%

Other revenue

49%

Subsidy

3%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $455,913,606

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

80%

Institutional support

20%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $15,319,704

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized