One of the best pieces of data reporting, in regards to NCAA athletics, comes from USA Today Sports and a group of lawyers and reporters. It's called the NCAA Athletics Spending database, which details the amount of revenue and spending that every public school makes on athletics. (By law, every public or partial-public school needs to disclose this information.) It also computes the amount that each school receives in "subsidy" , which is a combination of institutional support (a direct payment from the school to the athletic department), student fees (fees included in tuition that end up going to the athletic department), and taxpayer money. The full database is here , which is interesting in and of itself, but I wanted to break out the database to only include those schools with FCS football programs. That's what I've done below.