University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder Sports Information

$98,413,285 Total Revenue
$98,413,285 Total Expenses
13 Head Coaches

On this page, we take a look at the University of Colorado Boulder 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 University of Colorado Boulder Athletics Program

What Division Is CU - Boulder In?

CU - Boulder is in the Pacific-12 Conference conference and faces off against other NCAA Division I-FBS schools.

A total number of 473 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 246 of whom are male and 227 are female. They receive, on average, about $24,875 in sports-related student aid to attend CU - Boulder. Breaking it down by gender, the average amount of sports aid awarded to men is $28,067 and the average awarded to women is $21,417.

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University of Colorado Boulder Coaches

There are 13 head coaches at CU - Boulder, 5 of whom lead men’s teams and 8 of whom head up women’s teams. The head coaches of men’s teams make about $2,257,583 on average, and the yearly average salary of women’s team head coaches is $208,335.

There are also 41 assitant coaches of sports at CU - Boulder. That breaks down to 22 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 19 assistant coaches of women’s teams. The annual average salary for those who coach women’s teams is $134,241 and the average for those who coach men’s is $269,234. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

CU - Boulder Sports Net Profit/Loss

In terms of financials, CU - Boulder collected $98,413,285 in revenue and paid out $98,413,285 in expenses. That’s not a profit, but then again, it’s not a loss either.

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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 CU - Boulder.

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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 CU - Boulder.

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A Note About CU - Boulder 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. We believe it’s important to get a great education, whether you participate in sports or not.

CU - Boulder Basketball

CU - Boulder Men’s Basketball

$2,057,831 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 17 players of the CU - Boulder men’s basketball team. The team has an academic progress rate of 961, which is a measure of how well they do in the classroom. CU - Boulder was given a rank of 71 out of the 324 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball report.

On the money side of things, the CU - Boulder men’s basketball program brought home $9,310,818 in revenue and paid out $7,252,987 in total expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $2,057,831 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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CU - Boulder Women’s Basketball

$-2,855,444 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 21 players of the CU - Boulder women’s basketball team. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 985 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball analysis, CU - Boulder ranked #84 out of 324 colleges and universities.

The women’s basketball program at CU - Boulder made $841,178 in revenue and spent $3,696,622 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-2,855,444.

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CU - Boulder Men’s Football

$13,818,815 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

There are 116 players on the CU - Boulder men’s football team, and they are led by one head coach and 10 assistant coaches. In terms of how well they perform in the classroom, the team has an academic progress rate of 955. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football analysis, CU - Boulder ranked #23 out of 124 colleges and universities.

The CU - Boulder football program paid out $29,642,881 in expenses while making $43,461,696 in total revenue. This means the program turned a profit, making $13,818,815 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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CU - Boulder Golf

CU - Boulder Men’s Golf

$-495,296 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
11 Team Members

The CU - Boulder men’s golf team is made up of 11 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach. Teammates care for more than golf, too. Their great academic progress rate of 981 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well.

CU - Boulder brought in $441,263 in revenue from its men’s golf program while paying out $936,559 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-495,296 to be exact.

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CU - Boulder Women’s Golf

$-634,308 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 10-member women’s golf team at CU - Boulder is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach. The team members have more than golf on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Golf analysis, CU - Boulder ranked #9 out of 18 colleges and universities.

The CU - Boulder women’s golf program paid out $960,019 in expenses while making $325,711 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-634,308 to be exact.

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CU - Boulder Lacrosse

CU - Boulder Women’s Lacrosse

$-1,074,129 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 38 players of the CU - Boulder women’s lacrosse team. The team members have more than lacrosse on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Lacrosse analysis, CU - Boulder ranked #24 out of 100 colleges and universities.

In terms of financials, the CU - Boulder women’s lacrosse program paid out $1,543,079 in expenses and made $468,950 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,074,129.

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CU - Boulder Soccer

CU - Boulder Women’s Soccer

$-1,428,129 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 26 players on the CU - Boulder women’s soccer team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 997 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer analysis, CU - Boulder ranked #48 out of 306 colleges and universities.

CU - Boulder brought in $875,676 in revenue from its women’s soccer program while paying out $2,303,805 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,428,129.

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CU - Boulder Tennis

CU - Boulder Women’s Tennis

$-767,935 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
7 Team Members

There are 7 players on the CU - Boulder women’s tennis team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 991.

CU - Boulder brought in $176,172 in revenue from its women’s tennis program while paying out $944,107 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-767,935.

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CU - Boulder Track & Field (Combined)

CU - Boulder Men’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-946,027 Net Profit/Loss

The 89-player men’s track and field team at CU - Boulder is kept in shape by one head coach and 8 assistant coaches. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Indoor Track and Field analysis, CU - Boulder ranked #8 out of 22 colleges and universities.

The team placed #17 in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Outdoor Track and Field ranking

On the money side of things, the CU - Boulder men’s track and field program brought home $388,804 in revenue and paid out $1,334,831 in total expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-946,027.

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CU - Boulder Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-1,290,173 Net Profit/Loss
96 Team Members

The head coach and 8 assistant coaches train and lead the 96 players of the CU - Boulder women’s track and field team. CU - Boulder was given a rank of 18 out of the 19 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Indoor Track and Field report.

In terms of financials, the CU - Boulder women’s track and field program paid out $1,661,396 in expenses and made $371,223 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,290,173.

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CU - Boulder Volleyball

CU - Boulder Women’s Volleyball

$-1,651,624 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The CU - Boulder women’s volleyball team is made up of 15 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team’s academic progress rate of 964 is one sign of how well teammates do in the classroom. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball analysis, CU - Boulder ranked #104 out of 307 colleges and universities.

CU - Boulder brought in $484,747 in revenue from its women’s volleyball program while paying out $2,136,371 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,651,624.

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Notes & References

Note that if we don’t have data on a particular sport, it won’t be listed in the section above.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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