Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University Sports Information

$33,664,368 Total Revenue
$33,664,368 Total Expenses
14 Head Coaches

If you want to know more about the Western Michigan University sports programs, you’ve come to the right place. Here we present data on the program as a whole as well as information about each varsity sport offered at the school.

The Western Michigan University Athletics Program

What Division Is WMU In?

WMU is in the Mid-American Conference conference and faces off against other NCAA Division I-FBS schools.

A total number of 443 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 216 of whom are male and 227 are female. Sports-related tudent aid is available at WMU and the average award is around $18,561 per athlete. Looking at the difference between men and women, males received an average of about $23,125 and women received an average of $14,217.

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Western Michigan University Coaches

The sports at WMU are led by 14 head coaches, 6 of whom coach male teams and 8 of whom spearhead women’s teams. Women’s team head coaches make an average of $120,551 and men’s team head coaches make about $406,930 each year.

The head coaches of WMU sports are supported by 11 assistant coaches of women’s teams and 23 assistant coaches of men’s teams. The average salary is $149,136 a year for assistant coaches of men’s teams and $79,212 for assistant coaches of women’s teams. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

WMU Sports Financials

WMU sports teams made $33,664,368 in revenue, but they did have to spend $33,664,368 for 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 WMU.

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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 WMU.

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A Note About WMU 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. 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.

WMU Men’s Baseball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 34 players of the WMU men’s baseball team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 986 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball analysis, WMU was ranked #159 out of the 271 schools in its division.

The baseball program at WMU made $863,922 in revenue and spend $863,922 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.

WMU Basketball

WMU Men’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 14 players of the WMU men’s basketball team. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 976 - 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 Basketball analysis, WMU ranked #152 out of 324 colleges and universities.

WMU brought in $2,243,842 in revenue from its men’s basketball program while paying out $2,243,842 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.

WMU Women’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 18 players on the WMU women’s basketball team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 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. WMU was given a rank of 168 out of the 324 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball report.

On the money side of things, the WMU women’s basketball program brought home $1,628,534 in revenue and paid out $1,628,534 in total 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.

WMU Men’s Football

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Good Graduation Rate

The WMU men’s football team is made up of 105 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 14 assistant coaches. You may be interested in knowing that the team’s academic progress rate is 948. WMU was given a rank of 40 out of the 124 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football report.

The football program at WMU made $9,257,979 in revenue and spend $9,257,979 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

WMU Golf

WMU Women’s Golf

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

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 5 players of the WMU women’s golf team. With an excellent academic progress rate of 981, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

The women’s golf program at WMU made $325,041 in revenue and spent $325,041 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

WMU Gymnastics

WMU Women’s Gymnastics

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

The WMU women’s gymnastics team is made up of 17 members who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an 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 995.

On the money side of things, the WMU women’s gymnastics program brought home $673,886 in revenue and paid out $673,886 in total 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.

WMU Ice Hockey

WMU Men’s Hockey

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 27 players of the WMU men’s ice hockey team. As an interesting note on their academic performance, the team’s APR is 958. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Ice Hockey ranking placed WMU# 26 out of the 54 schools in its division.

The WMU men’s ice hockey program paid out $2,657,153 in expenses while making $2,657,153 in total revenue. 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.

WMU Soccer

WMU Men’s Soccer

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 26 players of the WMU men’s soccer team. You may be interested in knowing that the team’s academic progress rate is 966. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Soccer analysis, WMU ranked #97 out of 188 colleges and universities.

The men’s soccer program at WMU made $657,696 in revenue and spent $657,696 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.

WMU Women’s Soccer

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 28 players on the WMU women’s soccer 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 995. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer analysis, WMU was ranked #138 out of the 306 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the WMU women’s soccer program paid out $738,218 in expenses and made $738,218 in total revenue. 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.

WMU Women’s Softball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 20 players on the WMU women’s softball team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team members have more than softball on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 986. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball analysis, WMU ranked #179 out of 273 colleges and universities.

WMU brought in $775,773 in revenue from its women’s softball program while paying out $775,773 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.

WMU Tennis

WMU Men’s Tennis

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

There are 10 players on the WMU 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 994 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well.

WMU brought in $395,868 in revenue from its men’s tennis program while paying out $395,868 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.

WMU Women’s Tennis

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

There are 8 players on the WMU women’s tennis team, and they are led 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 985.

WMU brought in $515,703 in revenue from its women’s tennis program while paying out $515,703 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.

WMU Track & Field (Combined)

WMU Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$0 Net Profit/Loss
114 Team Members

The WMU women’s track and field team is made up of 114 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

In terms of financials, the WMU women’s track and field program paid out $1,193,000 in expenses and made $1,193,000 in total revenue. 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.

WMU Volleyball

WMU Women’s Volleyball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 17-player women’s volleyball team at WMU is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 976 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education. WMU was given a rank of 190 out of the 307 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball report.

WMU brought in $1,027,582 in revenue from its women’s volleyball program while paying out $1,027,582 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 Western Michigan University 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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