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University of Southern California Sports Information

$118,687,120 Total Revenue
$118,687,120 Total Expenses
23 Head Coaches

Before making a decision to attend University of Southern California, student athletes should take a look at the information presented here on the sports team they are interested in as well as the general athletics program.

The University of Southern California Athletics Program

What Division Is USC In?

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

There are 629 athletes who take part in at least one sport at the school, 323 men and 306 women. Sports-related tudent aid is available at USC and the average award is around $30,315 per athlete. On average, the school gave males around $31,040 of sports aid and women received about $29,549.

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University of Southern California Coaches

The sports at USC are led by 23 head coaches, 10 of whom coach male teams and 13 of whom spearhead women’s teams. Women’s team head coaches make an average of $215,209 and men’s team head coaches make about $1,166,699 each year.

In addition to the head coaches of USC sports, there are 38 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 32 assitant coaches of women’s teams. The average salary is $272,026 a year for assistant coaches of men’s teams and $86,329 for assistant coaches of women’s teams. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the USC Athletics Program Make Money?

The sports teams at USC brought home $118,687,120 in revenue while shelling out $118,687,120 in expenses. So, basically, the school broke even - but that’s a whole lot better than losing money!

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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 USC.

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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 USC.

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A Note About USC Sports Rankings

In addition to giving other data about the sports below, we try to include each sport’s ranking on our Best Schools for a Sport lists when one exists. The top spots on College Factual’s sports rankings are reserved for those schools that excel in both athletics and academics. This ensures that while you’re participating in sports programs at the school, you’ll also be getting a solid education.

USC Men’s Baseball

$-144,919 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The USC men’s baseball team is made up of 40 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team members have more than baseball on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 987. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball analysis, USC was ranked #30 out of the 271 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 15% of the United States in this category.

In terms of financials, the USC baseball program paid out $2,441,848 in expenses and made $2,296,929 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-144,919.

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USC Women’s Basketball

$-58,214 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 13 players on the USC women’s basketball team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than basketball, too. Their great academic progress rate of 980 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. USC was given a rank of 80 out of the 324 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball report.

USC brought in $2,836,460 in revenue from its women’s basketball program while paying out $2,894,674 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-58,214 to be exact.

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USC Cross Country

USC Women’s Cross Country

$-17,193 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
14 Team Members

The 14-member women’s cross country team at USC is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach. The team members have more than sports on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000.

The USC women’s cross country program paid out $492,388 in expenses while making $475,195 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-17,193.

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USC Men’s Football

$17,921,486 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 13 assistant coaches train and lead the 116 players of the USC men’s football team. 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 970. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football analysis, USC ranked #8 out of 124 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 10% in the country!

USC brought in $50,046,008 in revenue from its football program while paying out $32,124,522 in expenses. This means the program turned a profit, making $17,921,486 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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USC Golf

USC Men’s Golf

$-235,804 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
11 Team Members

The 11 players of the USC men’s golf team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 1000 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

In terms of financials, the USC men’s golf program paid out $1,071,440 in expenses and made $835,636 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-235,804 to be exact.

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USC Women’s Golf

$-195,136 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 10 players on the USC women’s golf team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 1000 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. USC landed the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Golf out of the 18 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The USC women’s golf program paid out $973,448 in expenses while making $778,312 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-195,136.

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USC Indoor Track

USC Men’s Indoor Track

$-25,007 Net Profit/Loss
21 Team Members

The 21-player men’s indoor track team at USC is kept in shape by one head coach and 5 assistant coaches. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Indoor Track and Field analysis, USC was ranked #9 out of the 22 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the USC men’s indoor track program paid out $643,204 in expenses and made $618,197 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-25,007.

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USC Women’s Indoor Track

$-34,384 Net Profit/Loss
29 Team Members

The head coach and 5 assistant coaches train and lead the 29 players of the USC women’s indoor track team. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Indoor Track and Field analysis, USC was ranked #2 out of the 19 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 10% of the United States in this category.

On the money side of things, the USC women’s indoor track program brought home $976,275 in revenue and paid out $1,010,659 in total expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-34,384 to be exact.

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USC Lacrosse

USC Women’s Lacrosse

$-18,132 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 32 players on the USC women’s lacrosse team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 994, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Lacrosse analysis, USC was ranked #10 out of the 100 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 10% of the United States in this category.

The USC women’s lacrosse program paid out $1,677,574 in expenses while making $1,659,442 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-18,132.

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USC Outdoor Track

USC Men’s Outdoor Track

$-40,636 Net Profit/Loss
34 Team Members

The head coach and 5 assistant coaches train and lead the 34 players of the USC men’s outdoor track team. USC came in first place in its division out of 21 schools in College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Outdoor Track and Field ranking.

The men’s outdoor track program at USC made $1,006,320 in revenue and spent $1,046,956 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-40,636.

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USC Women’s Outdoor Track

$-39,074 Net Profit/Loss
33 Team Members

The head coach and 5 assistant coaches train and lead the 33 players of the USC women’s outdoor track team. Out of the 19 schools in its division that College Factual ranked in its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Outdoor Track and Field analysis, USC came in at #1.

The USC women’s outdoor track program paid out $1,159,066 in expenses while making $1,119,992 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-39,074 to be exact.

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USC Women’s Rowing

$-103,913 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 36 players on the USC women’s rowing team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team members have more than rowing on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 988. USC was given a rank of 12 out of the 15 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Rowing report.

The USC women’s rowing program paid out $2,137,205 in expenses while making $2,033,292 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-103,913.

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USC Soccer

USC Women’s Soccer

$-285,130 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 39 players on the USC women’s soccer team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team members have more than soccer on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 991. USC landed the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer out of the 306 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 1% in the nation.

The USC women’s soccer program paid out $2,499,798 in expenses while making $2,214,668 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-285,130 to be exact.

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USC Swimming & Diving

USC Men’s Swimming & Diving

$-65,832 Net Profit/Loss
23 Team Members

The USC men’s swimming and diving team is made up of 23 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 4 assistant coaches. USC was given a rank of 9 out of the 21 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Swimming report.

The men’s swimming and diving program at USC made $1,222,105 in revenue and spent $1,287,937 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-65,832 to be exact.

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USC Women’s Swimming & Diving

$-91,116 Net Profit/Loss
30 Team Members

The 30-player women’s swimming and diving team at USC is kept in shape by one head coach and 4 assistant coaches. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Swimming analysis, USC ranked #3 out of 23 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 10% in the country!

USC brought in $1,656,389 in revenue from its women’s swimming and diving program while paying out $1,747,505 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-91,116 to be exact.

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USC Tennis

USC Men’s Tennis

$-285,654 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 13-member men’s tennis team at USC is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach. 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 994. USC landed the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Tennis out of the 21 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 5% in the nation.

The men’s tennis program at USC made $1,226,805 in revenue and spent $1,512,459 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-285,654.

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USC Women’s Tennis

$-147,200 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate
11 Team Members

The 11 players of the USC women’s tennis team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach. With an excellent academic progress rate of 970, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

The women’s tennis program at USC made $1,085,988 in revenue and spent $1,233,188 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-147,200.

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USC Volleyball

USC Men’s Volleyball

$-51,487 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 23-player men’s volleyball team at USC is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 1000, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Volleyball analysis, USC was ranked #2 out of the 20 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 10% of the United States in this category.

USC brought in $925,971 in revenue from its men’s volleyball program while paying out $977,458 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-51,487.

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USC Women’s Volleyball

$-9,945 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 18 players of the USC women’s volleyball team. The team has an academic progress rate of 965, which is a measure of how well they do in the classroom. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball analysis, USC was ranked #23 out of the 307 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 10% of the United States in this category.

The USC women’s volleyball program paid out $2,055,067 in expenses while making $2,045,122 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-9,945 to be exact.

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USC Water Polo

USC Men’s Water Polo

$-149,748 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The USC men’s water polo team is made up of 28 members who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team members have more than water polo on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 981. Out of the 16 schools in its division that College Factual ranked in its Best Colleges for Men’s Waterpolo analysis, USC came in at #1.

In terms of financials, the USC men’s water polo program paid out $916,349 in expenses and made $766,601 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-149,748.

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USC Women’s Water Polo

$-127,562 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 24 members of the USC women’s water polo team are led by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 981, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Women’s Waterpolo analysis, USC was ranked #2 out of the 14 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 10% of the United States in this category.

In terms of financials, the USC women’s water polo program paid out $1,098,486 in expenses and made $970,924 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-127,562.

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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.

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