Colleges Are Spending Six Times More on Jocks Than Students
Proving that in many cases what matters is the money machine of college sports rather than educating kids at big Universities.
The athletic departments of public National Collegiate Athletic Association Association Division I schools spend three to six times more on athletes than educating students, a difference as high as $78,000 at top colleges and universities, according to a shocking new study of provided to Secrets.
The report, produced by the Delta Cost Project at the American Institutes for Research, cements the reality that public schools in the top tier–the Football Bowl Subdivision that includes BCS champion Alabama–spend far more on athletic than academic programs.
Without naming individual school budgets, the report found that median athletic spending in the top tier, Football Bowl Subdivision, was $92,000 versus less than $14,000 for a full-time student. In Division I subdivisions, the median comparison was about $39,000 for athletes versus $11,800 for students.
That’s what your accreditation industry has got you: schools driven by and for sports rather than education.