The Delta Cost project if the American Institute for research has come out with a report comparing university spending on athletics with spending on academics:
Athletic departments spend far more per athlete
than institutions spend to educate the average
student—typically three to six times as much;
among Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) institutions,
median athletic spending was nearly $92,000 per
athlete in 2010, while median academic spending
per full-time equivalent (FTE) student was less than
$14,000 in these same universities.
Athletic costs increased at least twice as fast asThere's more, seems like a well done report, here. 1/16/2013.
academic spending, on a per-capita basis across
each of the three Division I subdivisions.