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Wichita State University

“Shockers” • Missouri Valley Conference • 8,566 full-time undergraduates

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

How is the athletics department financed?

Ticket sales

19%

NCAA distributions

4%

Other revenue

47%

Subsidy

31%

Total income, 2010 - 2014: $115,464,603

What is the subsidy?

Student fees

44%

Institutional support

56%

Government support

0%

Total subsidy income, 2010 - 2014: $35,219,532

Less than 25% subsidized

26 to 50%

51 to 75%

More than 76% subsidized