Lyon College wrestling brought in $20,013 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Arkansas that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
The college's wrestling program brought in a total of $540,341 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.
Arkansas' six schools with wrestling programs reported $1,554,454 in revenue in 2016.
Arkansas college wrestling revenue
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Wrestling Total Participation||Wrestling Total Revenue||Revenue per Athlete|
|1||Lyon College||NAIA Division I||678||27||$540,341||$20,013|
|2||Central Baptist College||NAIA Division I||631||14||$191,881||$13,706|
|3||Williams Baptist College||NAIA Division I||423||31||$404,507||$13,049|
|4||Ouachita Baptist University||NCAA Division II with football||1,461||28||$267,250||$9,545|
|5||University of the Ozarks||NCAA Division III without football||667||31||$127,899||$4,126|
|6||Arkansas Baptist College||NJCAA Division II||753||6||$22,576||$3,763|