Colleges Spend 4 Times As Much On Athletes Than On Academic Students

Colleges Spend 4 Times As Much On Athletes Than On Academic Students
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Just in case you think that you are just as important to your college as the star jock on your college’s football team- we would like to let you know that you are wrong. A new report from Delta Cost Project found that NCAA schools spend a significant amount more money on each of their athletes than on the rest of their student body.

From Inside Higher Ed:

“According to the report, the growth in per-athlete athletic spending outpaced the growth in per-student academic spending over [2005-2010] in all subdivisions of Division I athletics. In general, the report found that Division I universities and colleges tended to spend roughly three to six times as much on athletics per athlete as on academics per student, with the ratio exceeding 12 times in the Southeastern Conference, home of the last seven NCAA national champions in football.”

The reason? Mainly because they believe their athletes to be viewed as heroes. So I guess it’s to boost morale of the entire school? Whichever way you paint it, the fact of the matter is that being a college athlete pays off- literally.

Paul Hudson | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and the two entrepreneurial endeavors he is currently pursuing: a mining company in Turkey and a video content platform called lilHub. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

World Ashley Greco-Stoner

Why The MH17 Tragic Flight Might Cause World War III

To say that 2014 has been a harrowing year for Eastern Europe would be an understatement. A war has been raging for months now between the Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists, and while the world has been watching and expressing its outrage, it wasn’t until last week that the conflict directly impacted other countries. The […]

World Alexia LaFata

The ‘Poor Door’: NYC Building Will Have Separate Entrances For Condos And Affordable Housing

Developer Extell was criticized last year for introducing plans to build a 33-story luxury condo with a separate entrance for affordable-housing tenants — a “poor door” — but now the plan for the Upper West Side has been approved. A spokesman for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development said that the department approved Extell’s application […]

Also On Elite

Women

10 Common Everyday Struggles In The Life Of A 20-Something Woman

A day in the life of a woman includes many struggles. Most of our daily activities are bound by our emotions. What should I wear today? I don’t feel like wearing pants. What should I eat today? I don’t feel like eating leftover quinoa salad… There are definitely perks of being a girl, but here […]

Music

6 Rap Lyrics Of Our Generation That Have Given Us The Best Life Advice

Rappers are the poets of our generation, and like poets, their work must be dismantled and evaluated to be truly understood. In one of my English classes in high school, I was asked to pick a modern song and analyze it for poetic value. I chose “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha; it was more satirical than […]

Politics

How The Hobby Lobby Decision Sets A Dangerous Precedent For Our Future

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — Amendment I, United States Constitution Two days ago, the […]

World

Virginia Democrat Running For Office Puts $100,000 Bounty On Kendall Jones’ Nude Photos

A Virginia man campaigning for Rep. Eric Cantor’s seat in the House of Representatives has offered $100,000 for nude photos of Kendall Jones, the Texas Tech cheerleader who posts pictures of her smiling over dead animals she just killed. According to UPI, self-proclaimed “left-wing liberal” Mike Dickinson tweeted a request for any nude photos, sex […]