Analysis: Which college football program grossed the most in Ohio


Ohio State University-Main Campus, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus and Ohio University-Main Campus top the list of highest grossing college football programs in Ohio in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Ohio Football Programs by Revenue

Rank
School
Division
Athletes (#)
Revenue
Revenue Per Athlete
1
Ohio State University-Main Campus
NCAA Division I-FBS
130
$89,893,135
$691,486
2
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
NCAA Division I-FBS
108
$15,491,793
$143,443
3
Ohio University-Main Campus
NCAA Division I-FBS
120
$10,705,125
$89,209
4
University of Toledo
NCAA Division I-FBS
120
$10,046,711
$83,723
5
Miami University-Oxford
NCAA Division I-FBS
111
$9,029,644
$81,348
6
University of Akron Main Campus
NCAA Division I-FBS
105
$7,253,770
$69,084
7
Kent State University at Kent
NCAA Division I-FBS
100
$6,861,750
$68,618
8
Youngstown State University
NCAA Division I-FCS
102
$4,023,675
$39,448
9
The University of Findlay
NCAA Division II with football
125
$1,830,131
$14,641
10
Urbana University
NCAA Division II with football
87
$1,267,347
$14,567
11
Walsh University
NCAA Division II with football
130
$1,807,930
$13,907
12
Notre Dame College
NCAA Division II with football
119
$1,581,810
$13,293
13
Malone University
NCAA Division II with football
116
$1,534,200
$13,226
14
Ohio Dominican University
NCAA Division II with football
120
$1,546,790
$12,890
15
Tiffin University
NCAA Division II with football
135
$1,715,547
$12,708
16
Ashland University
NCAA Division II with football
173
$1,995,180
$11,533
17
Cincinnati Christian University
NAIA Division II
113
$1,282,617
$11,351
18
Lake Erie College
NCAA Division II with football
133
$1,434,579
$10,786
19
Central State University
NCAA Division II with football
54
$510,257
$9,449
20
Oberlin College
NCAA Division III with football
55
$378,193
$6,876
21
Kenyon College
NCAA Division III with football
66
$409,906
$6,211
22
Capital University
NCAA Division III with football
72
$430,982
$5,986
23
John Carroll University
NCAA Division III with football
134
$790,861
$5,902
24
Ohio Northern University
NCAA Division III with football
144
$817,629
$5,678
25
Ohio Wesleyan University
NCAA Division III with football
102
$534,297
$5,238
26
Case Western Reserve University
NCAA Division III with football
94
$481,479
$5,122
27
Denison University
NCAA Division III with football
105
$500,438
$4,766
28
Wittenberg University
NCAA Division III with football
125
$594,633
$4,757
29
Marietta College
NCAA Division III with football
69
$320,780
$4,649
30
The College of Wooster
NCAA Division III with football
72
$310,603
$4,314
31
Wilmington College
NCAA Division III with football
72
$301,121
$4,182
32
Muskingum University
NCAA Division III with football
88
$364,417
$4,141
33
Defiance College
NCAA Division III with football
80
$330,618
$4,133
34
Otterbein University
NCAA Division III with football
110
$445,470
$4,050
35
Baldwin Wallace University
NCAA Division III with football
174
$635,667
$3,653
36
Heidelberg University
NCAA Division III with football
145
$523,909
$3,613
37
Bluffton University
NCAA Division III with football
129
$429,146
$3,327
38
Mount Saint Joseph University
NCAA Division III with football
101
$331,273
$3,280
39
Hiram College
NCAA Division III with football
105
$338,980
$3,228
40
Hocking College
NJCAA Division III
48
$125,535
$2,615
41
University of Dayton
NCAA Division I-FCS
113
$285,416
$2,526
42
University of Mount Union
NCAA Division III with football
251
$563,675
$2,246

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Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bluffton University Capital University Case Western Reserve University Central State University Cincinnati Christian University Defiance College Denison University Heidelberg University Hiram College Hocking College John Carroll University Kent State University at Kent Kenyon College Lake Erie College Malone University Marietta College Miami University-Oxford Mount Saint Joseph University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Oberlin College Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University The College of Wooster The University of Findlay Tiffin University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Toledo Urbana University Walsh University Wilmington College Wittenberg University Youngstown State University

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