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University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Badgers” • Big Ten Conference • 28,183 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

24%

NCAA distributions

23%

Other revenue

47%

Subsidy

6%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $591,962,842

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

0%

Institutional support

100%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $36,992,113

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized