College wrestling earned over $300,000 for Washington schools in 2016

Highline College wrestling brought in $6,036 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Washington 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 $114,678 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.

Washington's two schools with wrestling programs reported $308,636  in revenue in 2016.


Washington college wrestling revenue

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesWrestling Total ParticipationWrestling Total RevenueRevenue per Athlete
1Highline CollegeNWAC2,97019$114,678$6,036
2Grays Harbor CollegeNWAC1,01047$193,958$4,127
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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