Purdue University - Main Campus

Purdue University - Main Campus Sports Information

$110,844,907 Total Revenue
$90,417,639 Total Expenses
16 Head Coaches

Before making a decision to attend Purdue University - Main Campus, 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 Purdue University - Main Campus Athletics Program

What Division Is Purdue In?

Purdue competes in the NCAA Division I-FBS , and is one of the Big Ten Conference schools.

A total number of 601 student athletes participate in varsity sports at the school, 344 of whom are male and 257 are female. Sports-related tudent aid is available at Purdue and the average award is around $18,819 per athlete. Looking at the difference between men and women, males received an average of about $19,960 and women received an average of $17,293.

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Purdue University - Main Campus Coaches

The sports at Purdue are led by 16 head coaches, 8 of whom coach male teams and 8 of whom spearhead women’s teams. The head coaches of men’s teams make about $1,247,963 on average, and the yearly average salary of women’s team head coaches is $275,693.

In addition to the head coaches of Purdue sports, there are 31 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 19 assitant coaches of women’s teams. The annual average salary for those who coach women’s teams is $122,629 and the average for those who coach men’s is $295,161. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Purdue Sports Net Profit/Loss

In terms of financials, Purdue collected $110,844,907 in revenue and paid out $90,417,639 in expenses. This means the team turned a profit of $20,427,268, 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 Purdue.

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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 Purdue.

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A Note About Purdue 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. Because, after all, there is life after college sports, and a good education will make it easier to succeed in that life.

Purdue Men’s Baseball

$-1,558,686 Net Profit/Loss
35 Team Members

There are 35 players on the Purdue men’s baseball team, and they are led by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball analysis, Purdue ranked #36 out of 271 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 15% in the country!

The baseball program at Purdue made $564,775 in revenue and spend $2,123,461 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1,558,686.

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Purdue Women’s Basketball

$2,600,861 Net Profit/Loss
14 Team Members

The Purdue women’s basketball team is made up of 14 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball analysis, Purdue was ranked #41 out of the 324 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 15% of the United States in this category.

On the money side of things, the Purdue women’s basketball program brought home $6,843,854 in revenue and paid out $4,242,993 in total expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $2,600,861 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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Purdue Men’s Football

$27,410,321 Net Profit/Loss
118 Team Members

The 118-player men’s football team at Purdue is kept in shape by one head coach and 14 assistant coaches. Purdue was given a rank of 68 out of the 124 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football report.

On the money side of things, the Purdue football program brought home $54,752,462 in revenue and paid out $27,342,141 in total expenses. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $27,410,321 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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Purdue Golf

Purdue Men’s Golf

$-567,129 Net Profit/Loss
10 Team Members

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 10 players of the Purdue men’s golf team.

The Purdue men’s golf program paid out $690,184 in expenses while making $123,055 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-567,129 to be exact.

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Purdue Women’s Golf

$-562,713 Net Profit/Loss
8 Team Members

The Purdue women’s golf team is made up of 8 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

Purdue brought in $288,194 in revenue from its women’s golf program while paying out $850,907 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-562,713 to be exact.

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Purdue Soccer

Purdue Women’s Soccer

$-1,246,469 Net Profit/Loss
33 Team Members

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 33 players of the Purdue women’s soccer team. Purdue landed the #139 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer out of the 306 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

In terms of financials, the Purdue women’s soccer program paid out $1,572,674 in expenses and made $326,205 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,246,469 to be exact.

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Purdue Women’s Softball

$-1,182,936 Net Profit/Loss
25 Team Members

The 25 players of the Purdue women’s softball team are led by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Purdue was given a rank of 99 out of the 273 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball report.

Purdue brought in $454,712 in revenue from its women’s softball program while paying out $1,637,648 in expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,182,936.

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Purdue Swimming

Purdue Men’s Swimming

$-878,240 Net Profit/Loss
35 Team Members

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 35 players of the Purdue men’s swimming team.

On the money side of things, the Purdue men’s swimming program brought home $386,133 in revenue and paid out $1,264,373 in total expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-878,240.

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Purdue Women’s Swimming

$-897,995 Net Profit/Loss
39 Team Members

The head coach and 4 assistant coaches train and lead the 39 players of the Purdue women’s swimming team.

In terms of financials, the Purdue women’s swimming program paid out $1,377,697 in expenses and made $479,702 in total revenue. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-897,995.

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Purdue Tennis

Purdue Men’s Tennis

$-432,883 Net Profit/Loss
9 Team Members

The Purdue men’s tennis team is made up of 9 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach.

The men’s tennis program at Purdue made $259,520 in revenue and spent $692,403 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-432,883 to be exact.

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Purdue Women’s Tennis

$-579,342 Net Profit/Loss
9 Team Members

The 9-player women’s tennis team at Purdue is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

On the money side of things, the Purdue women’s tennis program brought home $296,688 in revenue and paid out $876,030 in total expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-579,342 to be exact.

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Purdue Track & Field (Combined)

Purdue Men’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-1,302,389 Net Profit/Loss
94 Team Members

The Purdue men’s track and field team is made up of 94 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 8 assistant coaches.

On the money side of things, the Purdue men’s track and field program brought home $551,758 in revenue and paid out $1,854,147 in total expenses. Unfortunately, that means the program lost money, racking up a net loss of $-1,302,389.

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Purdue Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$-1,211,211 Net Profit/Loss

The Purdue women’s track and field team is made up of 113 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 8 assistant coaches. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Indoor Track and Field analysis, Purdue ranked #12 out of 19 colleges and universities.

The team placed #12 in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Outdoor Track and Field ranking

The women’s track and field program at Purdue made $613,851 in revenue and spent $1,825,062 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1,211,211 to be exact.

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Purdue Volleyball

Purdue Women’s Volleyball

$3,154,823 Net Profit/Loss
16 Team Members

The head coach and 5 assistant coaches train and lead the 16 players of the Purdue women’s volleyball team. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball analysis, Purdue was ranked #43 out of the 307 schools in its division. That means the school is in the top 15% of the United States in this category.

The Purdue women’s volleyball program paid out $2,067,481 in expenses while making $5,222,304 in total revenue. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $3,154,823 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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Purdue Men’s Wrestling

$-836,878 Net Profit/Loss
30 Team Members

The 30-player men’s wrestling team at Purdue is kept in shape by one head coach and 3 assistant coaches. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Wrestling analysis, Purdue was ranked #15 out of the 16 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the Purdue wrestling program paid out $1,189,255 in expenses and made $352,377 in total revenue. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-836,878 to be exact.

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Notes & References

In case you’re wondering why certain sports that Purdue University - Main Campus 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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