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Analysis ranks Trinity International University athletes No. 14 in Illinois for economic impact

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Jan 21, 2019

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Trinity International University sports programs brought in $20,575 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the 14th highest sports revenue of any school in Illinois that year, according to a Lake County Gazette analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The university’s sports programs brought in a total of $4,567,702 in 2016. 

The agency's office of postsecondary education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

Illinois’ 97 schools with money-generating sports programs reported $531,475,054 in sports revenue in 2016.

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Illinois college sports revenue

Rank

School

Total Undergraduates

Sports Total Participation

Total Sports Revenue

Revenue per Athlete

1

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

32,126

454

$83,307,820

$183,497

2

Northwestern University

8,249

478

$84,279,755

$176,317

3

DePaul University

13,126

212

$25,597,183

$120,741

4

Bradley University

4,278

227

$16,183,183

$71,292

5

Illinois State University

17,420

419

$26,056,566

$62,188

6

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

10,509

365

$22,652,421

$62,061

7

Loyola University Chicago

10,261

223

$13,810,655

$61,931

8

Northern Illinois University

12,323

403

$24,695,763

$61,280

9

University of Illinois at Chicago

16,408

332

$16,871,855

$50,819

10

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

9,883

240

$9,756,916

$40,654

11

Chicago State University

1,464

130

$5,118,291

$39,371

12

Western Illinois University

7,482

396

$12,751,230

$32,200

13

Eastern Illinois University

5,117

434

$11,546,876

$26,606

14

Trinity International University-Illinois

631

222

$4,567,702

$20,575

15

Lewis University

3,741

351

$6,990,030

$19,915

16

Governors State University

1,923

67

$1,202,302

$17,945

17

Saint Xavier University

2,599

292

$4,861,090

$16,648

18

Quincy University

1,035

420

$6,859,100

$16,331

19

University of St Francis

1,320

433

$7,025,429

$16,225

20

McKendree University

1,820

636

$9,967,350

$15,672

21

University of Illinois at Springfield

1,896

242

$3,738,252

$15,447

22

Southwestern Illinois College

3,860

136

$1,983,017

$14,581

23

Olivet Nazarene University

3,019

569

$7,587,178

$13,334

24

John A Logan College

1,899

102

$1,357,962

$13,313

25

Judson University

786

302

$3,991,896

$13,218

26

Robert Morris University Illinois

2,253

979

$12,824,295

$13,099

27

Kankakee Community College

1,064

101

$1,321,663

$13,086

28

Lincoln College

727

232

$2,982,761

$12,857

29

Trinity Christian College

903

237

$3,001,911

$12,666

30

Roosevelt University

2,250

171

$2,052,995

$12,006

31

Lake Land College

2,261

89

$1,043,339

$11,723

32

Wabash Valley College

464

87

$991,431

$11,396

33

University of Chicago

5,956

474

$5,175,971

$10,920

34

Rend Lake College

1,135

111

$1,192,856

$10,746

35

Lincoln Land Community College

2,269

106

$1,068,228

$10,078

36

Danville Area Community College

973

77

$768,946

$9,986

37

Lewis and Clark Community College

1,731

146

$1,446,164

$9,905

38

Illinois Central College

3,082

150

$1,474,894

$9,833

39

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College

2,420

59

$564,403

$9,566

40

Concordia University-Chicago

1,355

322

$3,073,404

$9,545

41

South Suburban College

1,328

132

$1,219,005

$9,235

42

College of Lake County

3,808

125

$1,145,863

$9,167

43

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

1,570

41

$375,551

$9,160

44

Lincoln Trail College

386

105

$959,353

$9,137

45

Benedictine University

2,687

645

$5,839,019

$9,053

46

Parkland College

2,978

152

$1,341,124

$8,823

47

Frontier Community College

257

53

$461,619

$8,710

48

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

3,149

24

$208,075

$8,670

49

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College

781

36

$309,621

$8,601

50

Lincoln Christian University

357

64

$542,251

$8,473

51

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College

1,901

34

$287,928

$8,468

52

Wheaton College

2,400

464

$3,904,109

$8,414

53

Illinois Institute of Technology

2,709

195

$1,638,363

$8,402

54

Greenville College

913

362

$3,014,026

$8,326

55

Olney Central College

479

90

$745,186

$8,280

56

Heartland Community College

2,107

99

$802,669

$8,108

57

Kaskaskia College

1,233

132

$1,051,434

$7,965

58

Dominican University

2,101

224

$1,768,589

$7,895

59

Oakton Community College

2,596

140

$1,052,472

$7,518

60

Lake Forest College

1,502

354

$2,644,007

$7,469

61

Waubonsee Community College

3,101

147

$1,097,503

$7,466

62

Rock Valley College

2,999

126

$932,204

$7,398

63

North Park University

1,884

386

$2,832,950

$7,339

64

Moody Bible Institute

2,275

63

$452,197

$7,178

65

John Wood Community College

965

66

$468,265

$7,095

66

Black Hawk College

1,909

90

$633,686

$7,041

67

Millikin University

1,796

465

$3,261,911

$7,015

68

North Central College

2,534

629

$4,371,633

$6,950

69

Carl Sandburg College

929

125

$846,412

$6,771

70

Knox College

1,325

312

$2,085,586

$6,685

71

Sauk Valley Community College

792

92

$614,663

$6,681

72

Rockford University

909

243

$1,620,517

$6,669

73

Aurora University

3,302

593

$3,878,870

$6,541

74

Illinois College

949

371

$2,347,691

$6,328

75

Prairie State College

1,400

105

$658,577

$6,272

76

Augustana College

2,514

662

$4,099,589

$6,193

77

Blackburn College

569

156

$950,998

$6,096

78

Morton College

1,253

124

$752,809

$6,071

79

Southeastern Illinois College

457

70

$423,850

$6,055

80

Moraine Valley Community College

6,186

170

$1,013,761

$5,963

81

McHenry County College

1,944

115

$665,289

$5,785

82

Shawnee Community College

739

70

$404,280

$5,775

83

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College

1,599

52

$293,894

$5,652

84

Illinois Wesleyan University

1,760

539

$3,013,550

$5,591

85

Elmhurst College

2,682

470

$2,594,354

$5,520

86

Joliet Junior College

4,988

137

$745,411

$5,441

87

MacMurray College

531

266

$1,397,072

$5,252

88

Kishwaukee College

1,570

50

$260,261

$5,205

89

College of DuPage

6,335

269

$1,357,376

$5,046

90

Illinois Valley Community College

1,256

126

$626,549

$4,973

91

Eureka College

644

215

$1,042,413

$4,848

92

Elgin Community College

3,008

106

$469,084

$4,425

93

Monmouth College

1,124

467

$2,064,964

$4,422

94

Spoon River College

727

43

$173,690

$4,039

95

Triton College

3,107

194

$752,495

$3,879

96

William Rainey Harper College

4,331

185

$529,605

$2,863

97

Highland Community College

823

276

$687,748

$2,492

Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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