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Compare Athletic Departments

Use this tool to compare two Texas college athletic departments and how they are making and spending money. Of the eight athletic departments in our app, some classify similar expenses in different ways on NCAA financial reports. These figures come from reports filed with the NCAA in 2017. They reflect statistics from the 2015-16 school year. To learn more about this data, click here.

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University of Houston

Conference: American Athletic Conference

Total undergraduates: 33,404

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Total athletic department revenue and expenses

Here’s a look at the amount of money the athletic department earns and spends by itself. Revenue doesn’t include student fees or money transferred into the department by the university. The UH athletics department receives $7,546,458 from student fees and $17,609,027 from the university.

Revenue:

$26,313,812

Expenses:

$52,204,566

UH earned money from...

Ticket sales: $4,868,522

NCAA/conference distributions: $1,661,418

UH spent money on...

Athletic scholarships: $6,649,806

Coaching salaries: $11,619,197

Recruiting: $565,656

Football

Football

Revenue:

$11,165,579

Expenses:

$17,737,625

Revenue from ticket sales: $4,265,980

Expenses for athletic student aid: $2,811,307

Expenses for coaching salaries: $6,226,748

Expenses for recruiting: $169,717

Basketball

Basketball

Men's

Revenue:

$233,170

Expenses:

$4,470,212

Revenue from ticket sales: $17,232

Expenses for athletic student aid: $411,267

Expenses for coaching salaries: $1,906,239

Expenses for recruiting: $111,143

Women's

Revenue:

$360,870

Expenses:

$2,118,423

Revenue from ticket sales: $346,223

Expenses for athletic student aid: $530,731

Expenses for coaching salaries: $605,728

Expenses for recruiting: $60,493

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Conference:

Total undergraduates:

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Total athletic department revenue and expenses

Here’s a look at the amount of money the athletic department earns and spends by itself. Revenue doesn’t include student fees or money transferred into the department by the university. The athletics department receives $ from student fees and $ from the university.

Revenue:

$

Expenses:

$

earned money from...

Ticket sales: $

NCAA/conference distributions: $

spent money on...

Athletic scholarships: $

Coaching salaries: $

Recruiting: $

Football

Football

Revenue:

$

Expenses:

$

Revenue from ticket sales: $

Expenses for athletic student aid: $

Expenses for coaching salaries: $

Expenses for recruiting: $

Basketball

Basketball

Men's

Revenue:

$

Expenses:

$

Revenue from ticket sales: $

Expenses for athletic student aid: $

Expenses for coaching salaries: $

Expenses for recruiting: $

Women's

Revenue:

$

Expenses:

$

Revenue from ticket sales: $

Expenses for athletic student aid: $

Expenses for coaching salaries: $

Expenses for recruiting: $

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