West Virginia University

West Virginia University Sports Information

$101,095,223 Total Revenue
$101,095,223 Total Expenses
16 Head Coaches

When trying to decide if West Virginia University is right for them, student athletes may want to check out the information on this page about the school’s overall athletics program and the data on the particular sport of interest to them.

The West Virginia University Athletics Program

What Division Is WVU In?

As a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS, WVU competes in the Big Twelve Conference conference.

There are 591 athletes who take part in at least one sport at the school, 299 men and 292 women. On average, these students receive around $17,977 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 $20,311 and the average awarded to women is $15,725.

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West Virginia University Coaches

The sports at WVU are led by 16 head coaches, 7 of whom coach male teams, 8 of whom spearhead women’s teams, and 1 of whom leads a coed team. Women’s team head coaches make an average of $189,465, men’s team head coaches make about $1,220,357 each year, and the head coach of the coed teams gets paid $93,000.

There are also 43 assistant coaches of sports at WVU. That breaks down to 24 assistant coaches of men’s teams, 19 assistant coaches of women’s teams, and 0 assistant coach of the coed team. The assistant coaches for women’s teams make an average of $61,311 while the ones for men’s team make about $204,259 a year. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the WVU Athletics Program Make Money?

In terms of financials, WVU collected $101,095,223 in revenue and paid out $101,095,223 in expenses. Although the school didn’t make any money, it didn’t lose any 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 WVU.

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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 WVU.

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A Note About WVU 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.

WVU Men’s Baseball

$626,535 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 4 assistant coaches train and lead the 36 players of the WVU men’s baseball team. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 971 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. WVU landed the #165 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball out of the 271 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

WVU brought in $3,241,121 in revenue from its baseball program while paying out $2,614,586 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $626,535 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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WVU Women’s Basketball

$-1,606,663 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 24 players on the WVU women’s basketball team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team members have more than basketball on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 996. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball ranking placed WVU# 93 out of the 324 schools in its division.

WVU brought in $3,091,144 in revenue from its women’s basketball program while paying out $4,697,807 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,606,663.

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WVU Men’s Football

$2,402,711 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The WVU men’s football team is made up of 132 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 16 assistant coaches. The team has an academic progress rate of 960, which is a measure of how well they do in the classroom. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football analysis, WVU ranked #57 out of 124 colleges and universities.

On the money side of things, the WVU football program brought home $24,692,746 in revenue and paid out $22,290,035 in total expenses. This means the program turned a profit, making $2,402,711 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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WVU Golf

WVU Men’s Golf

$2,054,145 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
8 Team Members

The 8 players of the WVU men’s golf team are led by a head coach and an 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.

The men’s golf program at WVU made $2,919,629 in revenue and spent $865,484 in expenses. On the plus side, this means that the program made $2,054,145 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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WVU Gymnastics

WVU Women’s Gymnastics

$1,663,322 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 16 members of the WVU women’s gymnastics team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 982, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. WVU landed the #19 spot in our Best Colleges for Women’s Gymnastics out of the 20 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

In terms of financials, the WVU women’s gymnastics program paid out $1,170,471 in expenses and made $2,833,793 in total revenue. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $1,663,322 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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WVU Rifle

$2,378,115 Net Profit/Loss
10 Team Members

The 10 members of the WVU rifle team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Rifle analysis, WVU ranked #4 out of 14 colleges and universities.

In terms of financials, the WVU rifle program paid out $540,760 in expenses and made $2,918,875 in total revenue. This equates to a net profit of $2,378,115 for the program. That’s definitely a big plus.

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WVU Women’s Rowing

$1,433,207 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
63 Team Members

The head coach and 4 assistant coaches train and lead the 63 players of the WVU women’s rowing team. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 989 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

In terms of financials, the WVU women’s rowing program paid out $1,397,307 in expenses and made $2,830,514 in total revenue. This equates to a net profit of $1,433,207 for the program. That’s definitely a big plus.

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WVU Soccer

WVU Men’s Soccer

$1,729,565 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 30 players on the WVU 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 993 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Soccer analysis, WVU ranked #132 out of 188 colleges and universities.

On the money side of things, the WVU men’s soccer program brought home $2,829,212 in revenue and paid out $1,099,647 in total expenses. This means the program turned a profit, making $1,729,565 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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WVU Women’s Soccer

$758,213 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The WVU women’s soccer team is made up of 35 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team members have more than soccer on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 994. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer analysis, WVU ranked #67 out of 306 colleges and universities.

On the money side of things, the WVU women’s soccer program brought home $2,852,688 in revenue and paid out $2,094,475 in total expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $758,213 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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WVU Swimming & Diving

WVU Men’s Swimming & Diving

$1,899,641 Net Profit/Loss
30 Team Members

The WVU men’s swimming and diving team is made up of 30 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 8 assistant coaches.

WVU brought in $2,836,795 in revenue from its men’s swimming and diving program while paying out $937,154 in expenses. On the plus side, this means that the program made $1,899,641 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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WVU Women’s Swimming & Diving

$1,779,270 Net Profit/Loss
26 Team Members

The 26 players of the WVU women’s swimming and diving team are led by a head coach and 8 assistant coaches.

The WVU women’s swimming and diving program paid out $1,034,555 in expenses while making $2,813,825 in total revenue. On the plus side, this means that the program made $1,779,270 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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WVU Tennis

WVU Women’s Tennis

$2,120,637 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
9 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 9 players of the WVU women’s tennis 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 992.

In terms of financials, the WVU women’s tennis program paid out $698,020 in expenses and made $2,818,657 in total revenue. On the plus side, this means that the program made $2,120,637 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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WVU Track & Field (Combined)

WVU Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$1,371,298 Net Profit/Loss
94 Team Members

The WVU women’s track and field team is made up of 94 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 5 assistant coaches.

On the money side of things, the WVU women’s track and field program brought home $2,826,819 in revenue and paid out $1,455,521 in total expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $1,371,298 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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WVU Volleyball

WVU Women’s Volleyball

$1,397,010 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The WVU women’s volleyball team is made up of 20 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 977 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. WVU landed the #250 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball out of the 307 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

The women’s volleyball program at WVU made $2,816,796 in revenue and spent $1,419,786 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $1,397,010 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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WVU Men’s Wrestling

$1,861,522 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate
42 Team Members

The 42 players of the WVU men’s wrestling team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. As an interesting note on their academic performance, the team’s APR is 960.

The WVU wrestling program paid out $999,697 in expenses while making $2,861,219 in total revenue. This equates to a net profit of $1,861,522 for the program. That’s definitely a big plus.

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Notes & References

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