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Washington State University

“Cougars” • Pacific-12 Conference • 20,254 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

13%

NCAA distributions

32%

Other revenue

34%

Subsidy

21%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $231,260,037

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

14%

Institutional support

86%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $48,122,479

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized