Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University Sports Information

$70,501,474 Total Revenue
$70,501,474 Total Expenses
17 Head Coaches

If you’re a student athlete thinking about going to Southern Methodist University 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 Southern Methodist University Athletics Program

What Division Is SMU In?

SMU competes in the NCAA Division I-FBS , and is one of the American Athletic Conference schools.

There are 474 athletes who take part in at least one sport at the school, 221 men and 253 women. They receive, on average, about $44,652 in sports-related student aid to attend SMU. On average, the school gave males around $50,691 of sports aid and women received about $39,377.

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Southern Methodist University Coaches

Of the 17 head coaches at SMU, 7 are leaders of men’s teams and 10 lead women’s teams. The average salary of the men’s team head coaches is $628,727, while the head coaches of women’s team make, on average, $140,073 per year.

There are also 35 assitant coaches of sports at SMU. That breaks down to 18 assistant coaches of men’s teams and 17 assistant coaches of women’s teams. The average salary is $186,598 a year for assistant coaches of men’s teams and $63,110 for assistant coaches of women’s teams. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Did the SMU Athletics Program Make Money?

SMU sports teams made $70,501,474 in revenue, but they did have to spend $70,501,474 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 SMU.

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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 SMU.

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A Note About SMU 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.

SMU Basketball

SMU Men’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The SMU men’s basketball team is made up of 15 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 975 - 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, SMU ranked #8 out of 324 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 5% in the country!

SMU brought in $7,590,481 in revenue from its men’s basketball program while paying out $7,590,481 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.

SMU Women’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The SMU 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. The team’s academic progress rate of 967 is one sign of how well teammates do in the classroom. According to College Factual’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball analysis, SMU was ranked #37 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 SMU women’s basketball program brought home $3,715,222 in revenue and paid out $3,715,222 in total expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

SMU Men’s Football

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

There are 122 players on the SMU men’s football team, and they are led by one head coach and 10 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 974, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. Our Best Colleges for Division I (FBS) Men’s Football] ranking placed SMU# 45 out of the 124 schools in its division.

On the money side of things, the SMU football program brought home $20,519,325 in revenue and paid out $20,519,325 in total 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.

SMU Golf

SMU Men’s Golf

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

The SMU men’s golf team is made up of 11 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 987 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

The men’s golf program at SMU made $1,858,958 in revenue and spent $1,858,958 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.

SMU Women’s Golf

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

The SMU 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. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 983 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

The women’s golf program at SMU made $1,835,646 in revenue and spent $1,835,646 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.

SMU Women’s Rowing

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

The head coach and 3 assistant coaches train and lead the 47 players of the SMU women’s rowing team. The team members have more than rowing on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 998.

In terms of financials, the SMU women’s rowing program paid out $2,588,047 in expenses and made $2,588,047 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.

SMU Soccer

SMU Men’s Soccer

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The 34-player men’s soccer team at SMU is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. With an excellent academic progress rate of 974, the team has shown that they take there time in the classroom seriously. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Soccer analysis, SMU ranked #14 out of 188 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 10% in the country!

The SMU men’s soccer program paid out $2,129,826 in expenses while making $2,129,826 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.

SMU Women’s Soccer

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 26-player women’s soccer team at SMU is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than soccer, too. Their great academic progress rate of 990 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. SMU landed the #7 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer out of the 306 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis. This ranking makes the school sit in the top 5% in the nation.

On the money side of things, the SMU women’s soccer program brought home $2,209,515 in revenue and paid out $2,209,515 in total expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

SMU Swimming & Diving

SMU Men’s Swimming & Diving

$0 Net Profit/Loss
28 Team Members

The 28-player men’s swimming and diving team at SMU is kept in shape by 2 head coaches and 1 assistant coaches. There are 28 players on the SMU men’s swimming and diving team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach.

In terms of financials, the SMU men’s swimming and diving program paid out $1,380,333 in expenses and made $1,380,333 in total revenue. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

SMU Women’s Swimming & Diving

$0 Net Profit/Loss
28 Team Members

The 28-player women’s swimming and diving team at SMU is kept in shape by 2 head coaches and 2 assistant coaches. The 28 players of the SMU women’s swimming and diving team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach.

The SMU women’s swimming and diving program paid out $1,805,093 in expenses while making $1,805,093 in total revenue. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

SMU Tennis

SMU Men’s Tennis

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

The 11-player men’s tennis team at SMU is kept in shape 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 992.

In terms of financials, the SMU men’s tennis program paid out $1,176,957 in expenses and made $1,176,957 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.

SMU Women’s Tennis

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

The 12 players of the SMU women’s tennis team are led by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. The team members have more than tennis on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 1000.

SMU brought in $1,220,215 in revenue from its women’s tennis program while paying out $1,220,215 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

SMU Track & Field (Combined)

SMU Women’s Track & Field (Combined)

$0 Net Profit/Loss
67 Team Members

The 67 players of the SMU women’s track and field team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches.

In terms of financials, the SMU women’s track and field program paid out $1,958,374 in expenses and made $1,958,374 in total revenue. On the positive side, this means the program didn’t lose any money - and that’s not something every college sports program can claim.

SMU Volleyball

SMU Women’s Volleyball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The SMU women’s volleyball team is made up of 15 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 4 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 983. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball analysis, SMU ranked #5 out of 307 colleges and universities. This puts it among the top 5% in the country!

The women’s volleyball program at SMU made $1,857,361 in revenue and spent $1,857,361 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Notes & References

Note that if we don’t have data on a particular sport, it won’t be listed in the section above.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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