Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University Sports Information

$15,571,757 Total Revenue
$15,570,642 Total Expenses
16 Head Coaches

If you want to know more about the Grand Valley State University sports programs, you’ve come to the right place. Here we present data on the program as a whole as well as information about each varsity sport offered at the school.

The Grand Valley State University Athletics Program

What Division Is GVSU In?

As a member of the NCAA Division II with football, GVSU competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference conference.

There are 779 athletes who take part in at least one sport at the school, 434 men and 345 women. On average, these students receive around $5,855 in sports-related student aid, which can help defray a lot of college costs. Looking at the difference between men and women, males received an average of about $5,762 and women received an average of $5,972.

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Grand Valley State University Coaches

Of the 16 head coaches at GVSU, 7 are leaders of men’s teams and 9 lead women’s teams. Women’s team head coaches make an average of $91,315 and men’s team head coaches make about $104,451 each year.

In addition to the head coaches of GVSU sports, there are 21 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 21 assitant coaches of women’s teams. The average salary is $51,523 a year for assistant coaches of men’s teams and $35,691 for assistant coaches of women’s teams. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the GVSU Athletics Program Make Money?

In terms of financials, GVSU collected $15,571,757 in revenue and paid out $15,570,642 in expenses. This means the team turned a profit of $1,115, which is great since many schools have to declare a loss.

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The net profit or loss can vary with each sport. For example, sports like basketball and football are often moneymakers for a school while other sports could be operating at a deficit. The chart below compares the amount of money made (or lost) for each of the men’s sports offered at GVSU.

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Likewise, money made for women’s athletics can vary quite a bit by sport. Here’s what the comparison looks like for women’s sports at GVSU.

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A Note About GVSU Sports Rankings

Along with the other data we present for each sport below, we also include the sport’s ranking on our Best Schools for the Sport list when applicable. College Factual’s sports rankings are a little different than the other ones you’ll find on the Internet, since our analyses take both athletics and academics into account. Because, after all, there is life after college sports, and a good education will make it easier to succeed in that life.

GVSU Men’s Baseball

$21,291 Net Profit/Loss
35 Team Members

There are 35 players on the GVSU men’s baseball team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. GVSU landed the #17 spot in our Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball out of the 235 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 10% in the nation.

The GVSU baseball program paid out $647,975 in expenses while making $669,266 in total revenue. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $21,291 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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GVSU Women’s Basketball

$-6,561 Net Profit/Loss
20 Team Members

There are 20 players on the GVSU women’s basketball team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. GVSU landed the #17 spot in our Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball out of the 276 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 10% in the nation.

The women’s basketball program at GVSU made $840,100 in revenue and spent $846,661 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-6,561.

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GVSU Men’s Football

$224,777 Net Profit/Loss
135 Team Members

The 135-player men’s football team at GVSU is kept in shape by one head coach and 9 assistant coaches. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Football analysis, GVSU ranked #3 out of 160 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 5% in the country!

The football program at GVSU made $3,360,909 in revenue and spend $3,136,132 in expenses. On the plus side, this means that the program made $224,777 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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GVSU Golf

GVSU Men’s Golf

$-2,899 Net Profit/Loss
9 Team Members

The 9-member men’s golf team at GVSU is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach.

In terms of financials, the GVSU men’s golf program paid out $256,558 in expenses and made $253,659 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-2,899.

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GVSU Women’s Golf

$-19,828 Net Profit/Loss
9 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 9 players of the GVSU women’s golf team.

The women’s golf program at GVSU made $385,399 in revenue and spent $405,227 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-19,828 to be exact.

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GVSU Lacrosse

GVSU Women’s Lacrosse

$35,623 Net Profit/Loss
29 Team Members

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 29 players of the GVSU women’s lacrosse team. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Lacrosse analysis, GVSU ranked #22 out of 96 colleges and universities.

The women’s lacrosse program at GVSU made $605,033 in revenue and spent $569,410 in expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $35,623 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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GVSU Soccer

GVSU Women’s Soccer

$136,791 Net Profit/Loss
31 Team Members

The 31 players of the GVSU women’s soccer team are led by a head coach and 4 assistant coaches. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Soccer analysis, GVSU was ranked #2 out of the 230 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 1% of the United States in this category.

The women’s soccer program at GVSU made $1,173,699 in revenue and spent $1,036,908 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $136,791 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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GVSU Women’s Softball

$-7,455 Net Profit/Loss
20 Team Members

The 20-player women’s softball team at GVSU is kept in shape by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Softball analysis, GVSU ranked #12 out of 260 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 5% in the country!

In terms of financials, the GVSU women’s softball program paid out $463,313 in expenses and made $455,858 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-7,455 to be exact.

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GVSU Swimming & Diving

GVSU Men’s Swimming & Diving

$2,953 Net Profit/Loss
31 Team Members

The 31-player men’s swimming and diving team at GVSU is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

GVSU brought in $390,094 in revenue from its men’s swimming and diving program while paying out $387,141 in expenses. This means the program turned a profit, making $2,953 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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GVSU Women’s Swimming & Diving

$2,583 Net Profit/Loss
26 Team Members

The 26 players of the GVSU women’s swimming and diving team are led by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

GVSU brought in $371,025 in revenue from its women’s swimming and diving program while paying out $368,442 in expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $2,583 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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GVSU Tennis

GVSU Men’s Tennis

$2,848 Net Profit/Loss
13 Team Members

The 13 players of the GVSU men’s tennis team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach.

The GVSU men’s tennis program paid out $225,774 in expenses while making $228,622 in total revenue. This means the program turned a profit, making $2,848 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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GVSU Women’s Tennis

$1,980 Net Profit/Loss
9 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 9 players of the GVSU women’s tennis team.

On the money side of things, the GVSU women’s tennis program brought home $226,444 in revenue and paid out $224,464 in total expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $1,980 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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GVSU Track & Field (Combined)

GVSU Men’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-22,913 Net Profit/Loss
195 Team Members

The 195-player men’s track and field team at GVSU is kept in shape by one head coach and 19 assistant coaches.

GVSU brought in $857,127 in revenue from its men’s track and field program while paying out $880,040 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-22,913 to be exact.

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GVSU Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-22,913 Net Profit/Loss
183 Team Members

The head coach and 19 assistant coaches train and lead the 183 players of the GVSU women’s track and field team.

In terms of financials, the GVSU women’s track and field program paid out $926,172 in expenses and made $903,259 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-22,913 to be exact.

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GVSU Volleyball

GVSU Women’s Volleyball

$5,328 Net Profit/Loss
18 Team Members

The GVSU women’s volleyball team is made up of 18 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. GVSU landed the #36 spot in our Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Volleyball out of the 263 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 15% in the nation.

In terms of financials, the GVSU women’s volleyball program paid out $607,622 in expenses and made $612,950 in total revenue. This equates to a net profit of $5,328 for the program. That’s definitely a big plus.

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Notes & References

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