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Western Michigan University

“Broncos” • Mid-American Conference • 15,820 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

5%

NCAA distributions

5%

Other revenue

18%

Subsidy

72%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $139,573,030

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

0%

Institutional support

100%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $99,924,110

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized