The University of Montana

The University of Montana Sports Information

$23,350,166 Total Revenue
$22,066,048 Total Expenses
11 Head Coaches

On this page, we take a look at the The University of Montana athletics program as well as each varsity sport offered at the school so student athletes can decide if the school is a good match for them.

The The University of Montana Athletics Program

What Division Is UM In?

UM is in the Big Sky Conference conference and faces off against other NCAA Division I-FCS schools.

A total number of 458 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 252 of whom are male and 206 are female. On average, these students receive around $11,565 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 $11,620 and women received an average of $11,497.

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The University of Montana Coaches

There are 11 head coaches at UM, 4 of whom lead men’s teams and 7 of whom head up women’s teams. The head coaches of men’s teams make about $231,494 on average, and the yearly average salary of women’s team head coaches is $105,141.

There are also 29 assitant coaches of sports at UM. That breaks down to 17 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 12 assistant coaches of women’s teams. The annual average salary for those who coach women’s teams is $53,647 and the average for those who coach men’s is $90,284. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the UM Athletics Program Make Money?

The sports teams at UM brought home $23,350,166 in revenue while shelling out $22,066,048 in expenses. This means the team turned a profit of $1,284,118, 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 UM.

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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 UM.

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A Note About UM Sports Rankings

Below we give a summary of the data we have for each sport at UM, including rankings when the school made it to one of our Best Schools for a Sport lists. The top spots on College Factual’s sports rankings are reserved for those schools that excel in both athletics and academics. We believe it’s important to get a great education, whether you participate in sports or not.

UM Basketball

UM Men’s Basketball

$-477,663 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 16 players of the UM men’s basketball team. With an excellent academic progress rate of 970, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. UM landed the #269 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball out of the 324 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

In terms of financials, the UM men’s basketball program paid out $2,452,114 in expenses and made $1,974,451 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-477,663.

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UM Women’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 14 players of the UM women’s basketball team. The team’s academic progress rate of 968 is one sign of how well teammates do in the classroom. UM landed the #290 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball out of the 324 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

UM brought in $1,413,133 in revenue from its women’s basketball program while paying out $1,413,133 in expenses. On the positive side, this means the program didn’t lose any money - and that’s not something every college sports program can claim.

UM Men’s Football

$2,873,407 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

There are 108 players on the UM men’s football team, and they are led by one head coach and 10 assistant coaches. You may be interested in knowing that the team’s academic progress rate is 961. UM landed the #75 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Football out of the 117 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The football program at UM made $8,620,428 in revenue and spend $5,747,021 in expenses. This equates to a net profit of $2,873,407 for the program. That’s definitely a big plus.

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UM Golf

UM Women’s Golf

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate
9 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 9 players of the UM women’s golf team. With an excellent academic progress rate of 979, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

On the money side of things, the UM women’s golf program brought home $350,275 in revenue and paid out $350,275 in total expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

UM Soccer

UM Women’s Soccer

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 27 players on the UM women’s soccer team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 985 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer analysis, UM was ranked #250 out of the 306 schools in its division.

The women’s soccer program at UM made $1,009,953 in revenue and spent $1,009,953 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

UM Women’s Softball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 17 players of the UM women’s softball team are led by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than softball, too. Their great academic progress rate of 973 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball analysis, UM ranked #214 out of 273 colleges and universities.

UM brought in $777,270 in revenue from its women’s softball program while paying out $777,270 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

UM Tennis

UM Men’s Tennis

$-126,699 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
9 Team Members

There are 9 players on the UM men’s tennis team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach. Teammates care for more than tennis, too. Their great academic progress rate of 1000 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well.

UM brought in $249,294 in revenue from its men’s tennis program while paying out $375,993 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-126,699 to be exact.

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UM Women’s Tennis

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
8 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 8 players of the UM women’s tennis team. The team members have more than tennis on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000.

UM brought in $453,351 in revenue from its women’s tennis program while paying out $453,351 in expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

UM Track & Field (Combined)

UM Men’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-468,584 Net Profit/Loss
119 Team Members

The UM men’s track and field team is made up of 119 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 5 assistant coaches.

The UM men’s track and field program paid out $671,248 in expenses while making $202,664 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-468,584 to be exact.

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UM Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$0 Net Profit/Loss
115 Team Members

The UM women’s track and field team is made up of 115 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 5 assistant coaches.

On the money side of things, the UM women’s track and field program brought home $817,700 in revenue and paid out $817,700 in total expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

UM Volleyball

UM Women’s Volleyball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

There are 16 players on the UM women’s volleyball team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 970 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. UM landed the #284 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball out of the 307 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

UM brought in $849,895 in revenue from its women’s volleyball program while paying out $849,895 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Notes & References

In case you’re wondering why certain sports that The University of Montana offers aren’t listed above, it’s because we have no data on those sports.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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