Conference Schools Boost Sports Spending
Athletic and Academic Spending Jumps in ACC and Big Ten Conference Schools Over the Past 6 Years
Florida State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Miami
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
University of Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Maryland-College Park
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By The Numbers
Over the past six years, academic and athletic spending has increased at schools in the Big Ten Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference.
Schools in the Big Ten spend more money on full-time students and athletes
than schools in the ACC. And athletic spending is higher compared to academic spending.
Big Ten schools spent $16,712 more in 2011 on full-time students and athletes than
ACC schools, compared to $8,115 more in 2005.
This is a 105.94 percent increase.
The University of Maryland-College Park spent $17,519
per full-time student and
per athlete in 2011.
Total coaching salaries rose 59 percent from 2005 to 2011
at the University of Maryland, to $13.8 million in 2011.
This is higher than the 2011 median ACC coaching salary of $12 million
and on par with the 2011 median Big Ten coaching salary of $13.8 million.
Academic vs. Athletic Spending
Academic and athletic spending at Big Ten conference schools is higher than
spending at ACC schools.
Coaching salaries at the University of Maryland are more
in line with Big Ten conference school's coaching salaries.
Rising Spending Trends
Academic spending per full-time student rose 15 percent at the University of Maryland
from 2005 to 2011, to $17,519.
During the same time period, athletic spending per athlete at the school rose 22 percent,