How Much do D1 Colleges Spend on Baseball Programs: 2012


I’ve posted information on how much D1 colleges spend on baseball programs before. This post is just an update using the latest information from the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). The information in this post is only from 2012 and uses all expenses while the data in the original post was an average of 2006 to 2010 operating expenses only.

The OPE defines expenses as follows:

All expenses attributable to intercollegiate athletic activities. This includes appearance guarantees and options, athletically related student aid, contract services, equipment, fundraising activities, operating expenses, promotional activities, recruiting expenses, salaries and benefits, supplies, travel, and any other expenses attributable to intercollegiate athletic activities.

This definition means you aren’t exactly comparing apples to apples. The value of scholarships is going to be higher at private colleges and travel expenses will vary according to distance travel and making playoffs. There’s also a problem of data errors.

Keeping all this in mind, the average D1 Baseball expenses by team in 2012 was $1,092,870. Three teams had expenses over four million: LSU, University of Virginia, and University of South Carolina-Columbia. Five teams were in the three million dollar range: University of Mississippi, Vanderbilt, University of Texas, University of Miami, and TCU. Five schools had less than $300,000 in expenses: Coppin State, Mississippi Valley, Jackson State, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and the College of the Holy Cross.

The SEC, Big 12, and ACC conferences had the highest average D1 baseball expenses for teams at over two million dollars each. Another ten conferences averaged in the one million dollar range. Four conferences had expenses averaging less $500,000.

The data in the following table is from OPE and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The four-year graduation rate is used for private schools and the five-year rate for public schools. All of this information in available in the DIY College Rankings Baseball Spreadsheet.

NCAA D1 Baseball Expenses

NameType4/5 yr
Grad
Rate
ConferenceTeam
Expenses
Alabama A & M UniversityPublic26Southwestern Athletic Conference432294
Alabama State UniversityPublic21Southwestern Athletic Conference885471
Alcorn State UniversityPublic28Southwestern Athletic Conference325768
Appalachian State UniversityPublic63Southern Conference674174
Arizona State UniversityPublic52Pacific-12 Conference2197536
Arkansas State University-Main CampusPublic34Sun Belt Conference704316
Auburn UniversityPublic63Southeastern Conference2639924
Austin Peay State UniversityPublic30Ohio Valley Conference672011
Ball State UniversityPublic52Mid-American Conference873234
Baylor UniversityPrivate56Big Twelve Conference2585877
Belmont UniversityPrivate55Ohio Valley Conference860090
Bethune-Cookman UniversityPrivate16Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference787709
Boston CollegePrivate89Atlantic Coast Conference1453396
Bowling Green State University-Main CampusPublic54Mid-American Conference607714
Bradley UniversityPrivate55Missouri Valley Conference1092142
Brigham Young University-ProvoPrivate31West Coast Conference1287674
Brown UniversityPrivate83Ivy Group346156
Bryant UniversityPrivate77Northeast Conference724905
Bucknell UniversityPrivate86Patriot League338373
Butler UniversityPrivate50Atlantic 10 Conference863150
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoPublic65Big West Conference935526
California State University-BakersfieldPublic31Division I Independents751208
California State University-FresnoPublic36Western Athletic Conference1167232
California State University-FullertonPublic40Big West Conference1205084
California State University-Long BeachPublic41Big West Conference1167143
California State University-NorthridgePublic36Big West Conference784055
California State University-SacramentoPublic31Western Athletic Conference963134
Campbell UniversityPrivate40Big South Conference1005440
Canisius CollegePrivate58Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference628900
Central Connecticut State UniversityPublic45Northeast Conference496528
Central Michigan UniversityPublic48Mid-American Conference892957
Charleston Southern UniversityPrivate22Big South Conference531921
Chicago State UniversityPublic13Great West Conference425396
Citadel Military College of South CarolinaPublic64Southern Conference936034
Clemson UniversityPublic78Atlantic Coast Conference2167234
Coastal Carolina UniversityPublic44Big South Conference1556307
College of CharlestonPublic67Southern Conference997199
College of the Holy CrossPrivate90Patriot League282242
College of William and MaryPublic89Colonial Athletic Association840971
Columbia University in the City of New YorkPrivate88Ivy Group486157
Coppin State UniversityPublic13Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference222884
Cornell UniversityPrivate87Ivy Group463762
Creighton UniversityPrivate68Missouri Valley Conference1290386
Dartmouth CollegePrivate88Ivy Group487872
Davidson CollegePrivate89Southern Conference437454
Delaware State UniversityPublic29Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference381754
Duke UniversityPrivate87Atlantic Coast Conference1747289
East Carolina UniversityPublic53Conference USA1390388
East Tennessee State UniversityPublic34Atlantic Sun Conference696083
Eastern Illinois UniversityPublic55Ohio Valley Conference547280
Eastern Kentucky UniversityPublic30Ohio Valley Conference599177
Eastern Michigan UniversityPublic29Mid-American Conference709390
Elon UniversityPrivate77Southern Conference987214
Fairfield UniversityPrivate78Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference516812
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan CampusPrivate28Northeast Conference353003
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityPublic26Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference322442
Florida Atlantic UniversityPublic33Sun Belt Conference828443
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityPublic39Atlantic Sun Conference693356
Florida International UniversityPublic39Sun Belt Conference1000212
Florida State UniversityPublic72Atlantic Coast Conference2441509
Fordham UniversityPrivate77Atlantic 10 Conference1102092
Furman UniversityPrivate79Southern Conference1139570
Gardner-Webb UniversityPrivate32Big South Conference863164
George Mason UniversityPublic61Colonial Athletic Association799776
George Washington UniversityPrivate74Atlantic 10 Conference1195879
Georgetown UniversityPrivate89Big East Conference813934
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusPublic72Atlantic Coast Conference1821758
Georgia Southern UniversityPublic45Southern Conference626522
Georgia State UniversityPublic43Colonial Athletic Association1486062
Gonzaga UniversityPrivate70West Coast Conference1611589
Grambling State UniversityPublic24Southwestern Athletic Conference340907
Harvard UniversityPrivate86Ivy Group479255
High Point UniversityPrivate50Big South Conference904428
Hofstra UniversityPrivate45Colonial Athletic Association992873
Houston Baptist UniversityPrivate27Great West Conference578151
Illinois State UniversityPublic68Missouri Valley Conference763957
Indiana State UniversityPublic38Missouri Valley Conference774415
Indiana University-BloomingtonPublic72Big Ten Conference1557324
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort WaynePublic15The Summit League433407
Iona CollegePrivate56Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference511703
Jackson State UniversityPublic37Southwestern Athletic Conference265683
Jacksonville State UniversityPublic23Ohio Valley Conference744662
Jacksonville UniversityPrivate27Atlantic Sun Conference878428
James Madison UniversityPublic78Colonial Athletic Association1123864
Kansas State UniversityPublic52Big Twelve Conference1630787
Kennesaw State UniversityPublic34Atlantic Sun Conference861467
Kent State University at KentPublic46Mid-American Conference1071179
La Salle UniversityPrivate56Atlantic 10 Conference539163
Lafayette CollegePrivate89Patriot League517507
Lamar UniversityPublic25Southland Conference871781
Lehigh UniversityPrivate78Patriot League575122
Liberty UniversityPrivate24Big South Conference1259559
Lipscomb UniversityPrivate37Atlantic Sun Conference1054133
Long Island University-Brooklyn CampusPrivate7Northeast Conference877098
Longwood UniversityPublic59Big South Conference490223
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegePublic59Southeastern Conference4833118
Louisiana Tech UniversityPublic42Western Athletic Conference727216
Loyola Marymount UniversityPrivate66West Coast Conference1269138
Manhattan CollegePrivate66Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference604913
Marist CollegePrivate71Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference627006
Marshall UniversityPublic38Conference USA899422
Mercer UniversityPrivate43Atlantic Sun Conference872753
Miami University-OxfordPublic78Mid-American Conference913199
Michigan State UniversityPublic75Big Ten Conference1365808
Middle Tennessee State UniversityPublic37Sun Belt Conference805626
Mississippi State UniversityPublic52Southeastern Conference2712079
Mississippi Valley State UniversityPublic19Southwestern Athletic Conference247280
Missouri State University-SpringfieldPublic51Missouri Valley Conference957778
Monmouth UniversityPrivate44Northeast Conference780683
Morehead State UniversityPublic37Ohio Valley Conference640824
Mount St Mary's UniversityPrivate62Northeast Conference361429
Murray State UniversityPublic48Ohio Valley Conference573902
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyPublic45Great West Conference721802
New Mexico State University-Main CampusPublic36Western Athletic Conference853853
Niagara UniversityPrivate62Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference509426
Nicholls State UniversityPublic31Southland Conference518880
Norfolk State UniversityPublic28Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference421923
North Carolina A & T State UniversityPublic36Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference494876
North Carolina Central UniversityPublic35Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference426691
North Carolina State University at RaleighPublic66Atlantic Coast Conference1684028
North Dakota State University-Main CampusPublic46The Summit League598787
Northeastern UniversityPrivate0Colonial Athletic Association1156636
Northern Illinois UniversityPublic49Mid-American Conference784014
Northern Kentucky UniversityPublic30Atlantic Sun Conference651464
Northwestern State University of LouisianaPublic32Southland Conference907806
Northwestern UniversityPrivate86Big Ten Conference1131996
Oakland UniversityPublic35The Summit League580157
Ohio State University-Main CampusPublic79Big Ten Conference1735673
Ohio University-Main CampusPublic60Mid-American Conference1008581
Oklahoma State University-Main CampusPublic57Big Twelve Conference1630313
Old Dominion UniversityPublic43Colonial Athletic Association1104774
Oral Roberts UniversityPrivate41Southland Conference1210024
Oregon State UniversityPublic55Pacific-12 Conference2039363
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusPublic84Big Ten Conference1650296
Pepperdine UniversityPrivate73West Coast Conference1440195
Prairie View A & M UniversityPublic27Southwestern Athletic Conference301351
Presbyterian CollegePrivate61Big South Conference622293
Princeton UniversityPrivate88Ivy Group405098
Purdue University-Main CampusPublic65Big Ten Conference1307694
Quinnipiac UniversityPrivate71Northeast Conference977927
Radford UniversityPublic57Big South Conference832033
Rice UniversityPrivate84Conference USA2799719
Rider UniversityPrivate57Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference642878
Rutgers University-New BrunswickPublic76Big East Conference1047924
Sacred Heart UniversityPrivate58Northeast Conference641904
Saint Bonaventure UniversityPrivate51Atlantic 10 Conference490597
Saint Joseph's UniversityPrivate74Atlantic 10 Conference883679
Saint Louis University-Main CampusPrivate60Atlantic 10 Conference878164
Saint Marys College of CaliforniaPrivate50West Coast Conference1110090
Saint Peter's CollegePrivate35Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference484425
Sam Houston State UniversityPublic44Southland Conference806161
Samford UniversityPrivate51Southern Conference887989
San Diego State UniversityPublic59Mountain West Conference1503411
San Jose State UniversityPublic31Western Athletic Conference897385
Santa Clara UniversityPrivate79West Coast Conference1362462
Savannah State UniversityPublic23Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference317135
Seattle UniversityPrivate62Western Athletic Conference1099313
Seton Hall UniversityPrivate54Big East Conference1133223
Siena CollegePrivate69Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference658656
South Dakota State UniversityPublic49The Summit League523853
Southeast Missouri State UniversityPublic41Ohio Valley Conference514224
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityPublic27Southland Conference796741
Southern Illinois University CarbondalePublic43Missouri Valley Conference656703
Southern Illinois University EdwardsvillePublic46Ohio Valley Conference416515
Southern University and A & M CollegePublic24Southwestern Athletic Conference434540
St John's University-New YorkPrivate37Big East Conference1423858
Stanford UniversityPrivate80Pacific-12 Conference1821836
Stephen F Austin State UniversityPublic39Southland Conference962104
Stetson UniversityPrivate56Atlantic Sun Conference1180940
Stony Brook UniversityPublic65America East856246
SUNY at AlbanyPublic63America East537310
SUNY at BinghamtonPublic78America East612051
Temple UniversityPublic60Atlantic 10 Conference733978
Tennessee Technological UniversityPublic44Ohio Valley Conference567102
Texas A & M University-College StationPublic76Southeastern Conference2915730
Texas A & M University-Corpus ChristiPublic34Division I Independents700273
Texas Christian UniversityPrivate58Big Twelve Conference3122155
Texas Southern UniversityPublic10Southwestern Athletic Conference520458
Texas State University-San MarcosPublic47Western Athletic Conference974732
Texas Tech UniversityPublic57Big Twelve Conference1940193
The University of AlabamaPublic62Southeastern Conference2535673
The University of TennesseePublic62Southeastern Conference2154115
The University of Tennessee-MartinPublic44Ohio Valley Conference449787
The University of Texas at ArlingtonPublic33Western Athletic Conference858404
The University of Texas at AustinPublic74Big Twelve Conference3707312
The University of Texas at San AntonioPublic21Western Athletic Conference1154765
The University of Texas-Pan AmericanPublic32Great West Conference847355
Towson UniversityPublic61Colonial Athletic Association519937
Troy UniversityPublic30Sun Belt Conference1131436
Tulane University of LouisianaPrivate62Conference USA2330571
University at BuffaloPublic65Mid-American Conference582082
University of Akron Main CampusPublic33Mid-American Conference630559
University of Alabama at BirminghamPublic42Conference USA1055094
University of ArizonaPublic56Other2738874
University of ArkansasPublic55Southeastern Conference2818368
University of Arkansas at Little RockPublic14Sun Belt Conference746246
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPublic20Southwestern Athletic Conference274064
University of California-BerkeleyPublic85Pacific-12 Conference1599150
University of California-DavisPublic77Big West Conference838244
University of California-IrvinePublic83Big West Conference1039840
University of California-Los AngelesPublic89Pacific-12 Conference2202227
University of California-RiversidePublic62Big West Conference959658
University of California-Santa BarbaraPublic78Big West Conference1060250
University of Central ArkansasPublic37Southland Conference616097
University of Central FloridaPublic59Conference USA1254580
University of Cincinnati-Main CampusPublic55Big East Conference1133077
University of ConnecticutPublic81Big East Conference1332474
University of DaytonPrivate60Atlantic 10 Conference912041
University of DelawarePublic78Colonial Athletic Association861397
University of EvansvillePrivate56Missouri Valley Conference832758
University of FloridaPublic82Southeastern Conference2694265
University of GeorgiaPublic78Southeastern Conference2665812
University of HartfordPrivate40America East855527
University of Hawaii at ManoaPublic45Big West Conference1326414
University of HoustonPublic36Conference USA1289243
University of Illinois at ChicagoPublic53Horizon League839261
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPublic82Big Ten Conference1222919
University of IowaPublic68Big Ten Conference1197121
University of KansasPublic58Big Twelve Conference2145995
University of KentuckyPublic52Southeastern Conference2060732
University of Louisiana at LafayettePublic34Sun Belt Conference1114348
University of Louisiana-MonroePublic30Sun Belt Conference523304
University of LouisvillePublic46Big East Conference2633798
University of MainePublic55America East818401
University of Maryland Eastern ShorePublic27Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference328652
University of Maryland-Baltimore CountyPublic55America East593367
University of Maryland-College ParkPublic79Atlantic Coast Conference998901
University of Massachusetts AmherstPublic68Atlantic 10 Conference443047
University of MemphisPublic31Conference USA1115267
University of MiamiPrivate69Atlantic Coast Conference3300716
University of Michigan-Ann ArborPublic89Big Ten Conference2190623
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesPublic69Big Ten Conference1044203
University of MississippiPublic55Southeastern Conference3999109
University of Missouri-ColumbiaPublic68Southeastern Conference1631501
University of Nebraska at OmahaPublic36The Summit League444098
University of Nebraska-LincolnPublic58Big Ten Conference1875354
University of Nevada-Las VegasPublic34Mountain West Conference1142859
University of Nevada-RenoPublic43Mountain West Conference872434
University of New Mexico-Main CampusPublic37Mountain West Conference1115443
University of New OrleansPublic27Independent Southeast Region568897
University of North Carolina at AshevillePublic51Big South Conference417998
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPublic87Atlantic Coast Conference2009880
University of North Carolina at CharlottePublic47Atlantic 10 Conference787271
University of North Carolina at GreensboroPublic49Southern Conference683435
University of North Carolina at WilmingtonPublic66Colonial Athletic Association668693
University of North DakotaPublic46Great West Conference479903
University of North FloridaPublic41Atlantic Sun Conference577825
University of Northern ColoradoPublic42Great West Conference404177
University of Notre DamePrivate89Big East Conference1815793
University of Oklahoma Norman CampusPublic61Big Twelve Conference2581099
University of OregonPublic63Pacific-12 Conference2557370
University of PennsylvaniaPrivate87Ivy Group387165
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPublic77Big East Conference1058021
University of PortlandPrivate68West Coast Conference1111886
University of Rhode IslandPublic58Atlantic 10 Conference815494
University of RichmondPrivate77Atlantic 10 Conference876601
University of San DiegoPrivate65West Coast Conference1360411
University of San FranciscoPrivate54Western Athletic Conference1540580
University of South AlabamaPublic30Sun Belt Conference896401
University of South Carolina-ColumbiaPublic70Southeastern Conference4321980
University of South Carolina-UpstatePublic35Atlantic Sun Conference379634
University of South Florida-Main CampusPublic49Big East Conference954948
University of Southern CaliforniaPrivate74Pacific-12 Conference1644123
University of Southern MississippiPublic50Conference USA942112
University of the Incarnate WordPrivate22Lone Star Conference541316
University of the PacificPrivate43Big West Conference1400605
University of ToledoPublic41Mid-American Conference639209
University of UtahPublic46Pacific-12 Conference1174393
University of Virginia-Main CampusPublic93Atlantic Coast Conference4790001
University of Washington-Seattle CampusPublic77Pacific-12 Conference1846183
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeePublic34Horizon League623721
Utah Valley UniversityPublic14Great West Conference697602
Valparaiso UniversityPrivate62Horizon League871422
Vanderbilt UniversityPrivate87Southeastern Conference3843096
Villanova UniversityPrivate85Big East Conference748043
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPublic49Atlantic 10 Conference783179
Virginia Military InstitutePublic69Big South Conference578819
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPublic80Atlantic Coast Conference1606561
Wagner CollegePrivate63Northeast Conference677929
Wake Forest UniversityPrivate83Atlantic Coast Conference1589961
Washington State UniversityPublic64Pacific-12 Conference1767876
West Virginia UniversityPublic52Big Twelve Conference1473281
Western Carolina UniversityPublic44Southern Conference584712
Western Illinois UniversityPublic50The Summit League543954
Western Kentucky UniversityPublic45Sun Belt Conference907718
Western Michigan UniversityPublic48Mid-American Conference734461
Wichita State UniversityPublic35Missouri Valley Conference2715774
Winthrop UniversityPublic50Big South Conference1028652
Wofford CollegePrivate79Southern Conference431494
Wright State University-Main CampusPublic35Not applicable1206966
Xavier UniversityPrivate71Atlantic 10 Conference861113
Yale UniversityPrivate89Ivy Group434549
Youngstown State UniversityPublic25Horizon League603883

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