Michigan State University

Michigan State University Sports Information

$116,186,933 Total Revenue
$116,186,933 Total Expenses
21 Head Coaches

Before making a decision to attend Michigan State University, 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 Michigan State University Athletics Program

What Division Is Michigan State In?

As a proud member of the Big Ten Conference conference, Michigan State contends with other NCAA Division I-FBS schools.

There are 900 athletes who take part in at least one sport at the school, 451 men and 449 women. They receive, on average, about $18,617 in sports-related student aid to attend Michigan State. Breaking it down by gender, the average amount of sports aid awarded to men is $20,537 and the average awarded to women is $16,690.

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Michigan State University Coaches

Of the 21 head coaches at Michigan State, 10 are leaders of men’s teams and 11 lead women’s teams. The average salary of the men’s team head coaches is $932,692, while the head coaches of women’s team make, on average, $191,048 per year.

The head coaches of Michigan State sports are supported by 28 assistant coaches of women’s teams and 35 assistant coaches of men’s teams. The average salary is $281,796 a year for assistant coaches of men’s teams and $77,063 for assistant coaches of women’s teams. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Michigan State Sports Financials

The sports teams at Michigan State brought home $116,186,933 in revenue while shelling out $116,186,933 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 Michigan State.

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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 Michigan State.

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A Note About Michigan State Sports Rankings

Below we give a summary of the data we have for each sport at Michigan State, including rankings when the school made it to one of our Best Schools for a Sport lists. 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.

Michigan State Men’s Baseball

$-1,645,961 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 36 players of the Michigan State men’s baseball team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 974, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. Michigan State landed the #39 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball out of the 271 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 15% in the nation.

On the money side of things, the Michigan State baseball program brought home $559,028 in revenue and paid out $2,204,989 in total expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,645,961.

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Michigan State Women’s Basketball

$-4,179,842 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 15 players of the Michigan State women’s basketball team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an academic progress rate of 953, which is a measure of how well they do in the classroom. Michigan State landed the #61 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 women’s basketball program at Michigan State made $668,938 in revenue and spent $4,848,780 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-4,179,842 to be exact.

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Michigan State Women’s Field Hockey

$-1,352,420 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 23 players of the Michigan State women’s field hockey team. With an excellent academic progress rate of 986, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. Michigan State landed the #38 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Field Hockey out of the 77 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

Michigan State brought in $117,996 in revenue from its women’s field hockey program while paying out $1,470,416 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,352,420.

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Michigan State Men’s Football

$41,617,744 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 117 players of the Michigan State men’s football team are led by a head coach and 14 assistant coaches. In terms of how well they perform in the classroom, the team has an academic progress rate of 952. Michigan State landed the #63 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.

Michigan State brought in $75,545,976 in revenue from its football program while paying out $33,928,232 in expenses. On the plus side, this means that the program made $41,617,744 in net profit for the school. That’s much better than a loss.

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Michigan State Golf

Michigan State Men’s Golf

$-384,237 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
12 Team Members

There are 12 players on the Michigan State men’s golf team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 989, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

The Michigan State men’s golf program paid out $821,541 in expenses while making $437,304 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-384,237.

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Michigan State Women’s Golf

$-569,940 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
13 Team Members

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 13 players of the Michigan State women’s golf team. With an excellent academic progress rate of 986, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously.

The Michigan State women’s golf program paid out $1,113,163 in expenses while making $543,223 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-569,940.

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Michigan State Gymnastics

Michigan State Women’s Gymnastics

$-1,079,503 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
18 Team Members

There are 18 members on the Michigan State women’s gymnastics team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000. the tea, has shown that they take their studies seriously, too.

On the money side of things, the Michigan State women’s gymnastics program brought home $79,609 in revenue and paid out $1,159,112 in total expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,079,503.

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Michigan State Ice Hockey

Michigan State Men’s Hockey

$-1,077,991 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 28 players of the Michigan State men’s ice hockey team are led 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. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Ice Hockey ranking placed Michigan State# 30 out of the 54 schools in its division.

The men’s ice hockey program at Michigan State made $2,760,262 in revenue and spent $3,838,253 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,077,991.

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Michigan State Women’s Rowing

$-1,972,022 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
89 Team Members

The 89-player women’s rowing team at Michigan State is kept in shape by one head coach and 7 assistant coaches. The team members have more than rowing on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 999.

In terms of financials, the Michigan State women’s rowing program paid out $2,046,898 in expenses and made $74,876 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,972,022 to be exact.

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Michigan State Soccer

Michigan State Men’s Soccer

$-1,066,987 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 28 players of the Michigan State men’s soccer 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 1000. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Soccer analysis, Michigan State was ranked #19 out of the 188 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 10% of the United States in this category.

Michigan State brought in $431,718 in revenue from its men’s soccer program while paying out $1,498,705 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,066,987 to be exact.

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Michigan State Women’s Soccer

$-1,137,209 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 35 players of the Michigan State women’s soccer team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 990, 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 Soccer analysis, Michigan State was ranked #119 out of the 306 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the Michigan State women’s soccer program paid out $1,427,587 in expenses and made $290,378 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,137,209 to be exact.

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Michigan State Women’s Softball

$-1,697,148 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

There are 21 players on the Michigan State women’s softball team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team members have more than softball on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 988. Michigan State landed the #54 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball out of the 273 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

Michigan State brought in $92,577 in revenue from its women’s softball program while paying out $1,789,725 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,697,148.

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Michigan State Swimming & Diving

Michigan State Men’s Swimming & Diving

$-839,466 Net Profit/Loss
29 Team Members

The 29 players of the Michigan State men’s swimming and diving team are led by a head coach and 4 assistant coaches.

The Michigan State men’s swimming and diving program paid out $930,006 in expenses while making $90,540 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-839,466.

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Michigan State Women’s Swimming & Diving

$-1,067,872 Net Profit/Loss
34 Team Members

There are 34 players on the Michigan State women’s swimming and diving team, and they are led by one head coach and 4 assistant coaches.

The Michigan State women’s swimming and diving program paid out $1,143,453 in expenses while making $75,581 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,067,872.

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Michigan State Tennis

Michigan State Men’s Tennis

$-513,245 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
9 Team Members

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 9 players of the Michigan State men’s tennis team. The team members have more than tennis on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000.

Michigan State brought in $148,680 in revenue from its men’s tennis program while paying out $661,925 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-513,245 to be exact.

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Michigan State Women’s Tennis

$-926,554 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
12 Team Members

The Michigan State women’s tennis team is made up of 12 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach. The team members have more than tennis on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 987.

Michigan State brought in $36,062 in revenue from its women’s tennis program while paying out $962,616 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-926,554.

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Michigan State Track & Field (Combined)

Michigan State Men’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-1,148,369 Net Profit/Loss
139 Team Members

The 139-player men’s track and field team at Michigan State is kept in shape by one head coach and 5 assistant coaches.

In terms of financials, the Michigan State men’s track and field program paid out $1,317,663 in expenses and made $169,294 in total revenue. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,148,369.

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Michigan State Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-1,534,650 Net Profit/Loss
173 Team Members

The 173 players of the Michigan State women’s track and field team are led by a head coach and 5 assistant coaches.

The Michigan State women’s track and field program paid out $1,680,569 in expenses while making $145,919 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,534,650.

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Michigan State Volleyball

Michigan State Women’s Volleyball

$-1,899,703 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The Michigan State women’s volleyball team is made up of 16 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 4 assistant coaches. The team members have more than volleyball on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 990. Michigan State landed the #30 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 10% in the nation.

On the money side of things, the Michigan State women’s volleyball program brought home $598,492 in revenue and paid out $2,498,195 in total expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,899,703 to be exact.

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Michigan State Men’s Wrestling

$-952,196 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
37 Team Members

The 37-player men’s wrestling team at Michigan State is kept in shape by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 984 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

The wrestling program at Michigan State made $168,003 in revenue and spend $1,120,199 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-952,196.

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Notes & References

In case you’re wondering why certain sports that Michigan State 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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