University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison Sports Information

$151,369,153 Total Revenue
$140,536,659 Total Expenses
20 Head Coaches

If you’re a student athlete thinking about going to University of Wisconsin - Madison be sure to check out the facts on this page about the athletics program as a whole as well as the information about the particular sport you are interested in.

The University of Wisconsin - Madison Athletics Program

What Division Is UW - Madison In?

UW - Madison is in the Big Ten Conference conference and faces off against other NCAA Division I-FBS schools.

There are 926 athletes who take part in at least one sport at the school, 454 men and 472 women. On average, these students receive around $17,282 in sports-related student aid, which can help defray a lot of college costs. Breaking it down by gender, the average amount of sports aid awarded to men is $19,689 and the average awarded to women is $14,966.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison Coaches

There are 20 head coaches at UW - Madison, 10 of whom lead men’s teams and 10 of whom head up women’s teams. Women’s team head coaches make an average of $255,416 and men’s team head coaches make about $920,849 each year.

There are also 66 assitant coaches of sports at UW - Madison. That breaks down to 36 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 30 assistant coaches of women’s teams. The average salary is $241,684 a year for assistant coaches of men’s teams and $93,379 for assistant coaches of women’s teams. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the UW - Madison Athletics Program Make Money?

In terms of financials, UW - Madison collected $151,369,153 in revenue and paid out $140,536,659 in expenses. This means the team turned a profit of $10,832,494, 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 UW - Madison.

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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 UW - Madison.

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A Note About UW - Madison 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.

UW - Madison Basketball

UW - Madison Men’s Basketball

$13,153,383 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 19 players on the UW - Madison men’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 990 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. UW - Madison landed the #20 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball out of the 324 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 10% in the nation.

The men’s basketball program at UW - Madison made $21,701,868 in revenue and spent $8,548,485 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $13,153,383 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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UW - Madison Women’s Basketball

$-2,270,299 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 17 players on the UW - Madison women’s basketball team, and they are led by one head coach and 4 assistant coaches. The team members have more than basketball on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 987. UW - Madison landed the #138 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball out of the 324 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The UW - Madison women’s basketball program paid out $4,340,513 in expenses while making $2,070,214 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-2,270,299.

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UW - Madison Men’s Football

$58,230,546 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 115 players on the UW - Madison men’s football team, and they are led by one head coach and 13 assistant coaches. The team members have more than football on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 986. UW - Madison landed the #10 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football out of the 124 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 10% in the nation.

UW - Madison brought in $89,944,636 in revenue from its football program while paying out $31,714,090 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $58,230,546 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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UW - Madison Golf

UW - Madison Men’s Golf

$-729,951 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
10 Team Members

The UW - Madison men’s golf team is made up of 10 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team members have more than golf on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000.

In terms of financials, the UW - Madison men’s golf program paid out $806,622 in expenses and made $76,671 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-729,951 to be exact.

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UW - Madison Women’s Golf

$-696,764 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
12 Team Members

The 12 players of the UW - Madison women’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.

The UW - Madison women’s golf program paid out $887,837 in expenses while making $191,073 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-696,764.

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UW - Madison Ice Hockey

UW - Madison Men’s Hockey

$801,918 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The UW - Madison men’s ice hockey team is made up of 26 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than ice hockey, too. Their great academic progress rate of 978 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. UW - Madison landed the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Ice Hockey out of the 54 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 ice hockey program at UW - Madison made $6,169,929 in revenue and spent $5,368,011 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $801,918 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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UW - Madison Women’s Ice Hockey

$-1,954,362 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 26-player women’s ice hockey team at UW - Madison is kept in shape by one head coach and 3 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 987. Out of the 30 schools in its division that College Factual ranked in its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Ice Hockey analysis, UW - Madison came in at #1.

On the money side of things, the UW - Madison women’s ice hockey program brought home $864,493 in revenue and paid out $2,818,855 in total expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,954,362 to be exact.

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UW - Madison Women’s Rowing

$-2,650,354 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The UW - Madison women’s rowing team is made up of 165 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 8 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. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Rowing] ranking placed UW - Madison# 5 out of the 15 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the UW - Madison women’s rowing program paid out $3,292,637 in expenses and made $642,283 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-2,650,354 to be exact.

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UW - Madison Soccer

UW - Madison Men’s Soccer

$-841,317 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

There are 29 players on the UW - Madison men’s soccer team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 979 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. UW - Madison landed the #12 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Soccer out of the 188 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 10% in the nation.

The UW - Madison men’s soccer program paid out $1,861,282 in expenses while making $1,019,965 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-841,317.

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UW - Madison Women’s Soccer

$-1,032,686 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 32-player women’s soccer team at UW - Madison is kept in shape by one head coach and 3 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 995. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer ranking placed UW - Madison# 72 out of the 306 schools in its division.

The UW - Madison women’s soccer program paid out $2,013,019 in expenses while making $980,333 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,032,686.

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UW - Madison Women’s Softball

$-1,788,720 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The UW - Madison women’s softball team is made up of 19 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 1000, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball analysis, UW - Madison ranked #39 out of 273 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 15% in the country!

The women’s softball program at UW - Madison made $828,547 in revenue and spend $2,617,267 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,788,720.

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UW - Madison Swimming & Diving

UW - Madison Men’s Swimming & Diving

$-1,269,367 Net Profit/Loss
29 Team Members

The 29 players of the UW - Madison men’s swimming and diving team are led by a head coach and 6 assistant coaches. UW - Madison was given a rank of 19 out of the 21 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Swimming report.

In terms of financials, the UW - Madison men’s swimming and diving program paid out $1,633,944 in expenses and made $364,577 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,269,367.

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UW - Madison Women’s Swimming & Diving

$-1,437,305 Net Profit/Loss
37 Team Members

The UW - Madison women’s swimming and diving team is made up of 37 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 6 assistant coaches. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Swimming analysis, UW - Madison was ranked #11 out of the 23 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the UW - Madison women’s swimming and diving program paid out $1,722,020 in expenses and made $284,715 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,437,305.

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UW - Madison Tennis

UW - Madison Men’s Tennis

$-1,816,079 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
9 Team Members

There are 9 players on the UW - Madison men’s tennis team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 988 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

The men’s tennis program at UW - Madison made $256,433 in revenue and spent $2,072,512 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,816,079.

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UW - Madison Women’s Tennis

$-1,740,049 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
7 Team Members

The 7-player women’s tennis team at UW - Madison is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 993 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

In terms of financials, the UW - Madison women’s tennis program paid out $1,935,470 in expenses and made $195,421 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,740,049.

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UW - Madison Track & Field (Combined)

UW - Madison Men’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-1,484,116 Net Profit/Loss
114 Team Members

The UW - Madison men’s track and field team is made up of 114 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 9 assistant coaches.

The UW - Madison men’s track and field program paid out $2,269,856 in expenses while making $785,740 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,484,116.

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UW - Madison Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-1,666,073 Net Profit/Loss
142 Team Members

The 142-player women’s track and field team at UW - Madison is kept in shape by one head coach and 9 assistant coaches.

UW - Madison brought in $948,306 in revenue from its women’s track and field program while paying out $2,614,379 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,666,073 to be exact.

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UW - Madison Volleyball

UW - Madison Women’s Volleyball

$-975,224 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The UW - Madison 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. 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 995. UW - Madison landed the #16 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball out of the 307 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 5% in the nation.

UW - Madison brought in $2,144,715 in revenue from its women’s volleyball program while paying out $3,119,939 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-975,224.

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UW - Madison Men’s Wrestling

$-1,231,349 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The UW - Madison men’s wrestling team is made up of 24 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than wrestling, too. Their great academic progress rate of 997 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. UW - Madison landed the #11 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Wrestling out of the 16 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

In terms of financials, the UW - Madison wrestling program paid out $1,587,302 in expenses and made $355,953 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,231,349.

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Notes & References

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