The following data is provided by the US Department of Education. It covers the 2013-2014 school year, which is also the fiscal year for the athletic department.
Note: TCU, as a private institution, does not have to show actual numbers for revenue and often obfuscates that number to show every sport as "break-even", which is certainly not the case (football is the exception this year). Thus, I have simplified the numbers to reflect just the total budget spent on each sport during the year, not revenue.
|2013-14 Fiscal Year||Sport||Total Revenue||Total Expenses||Net||Big 12 Rank (Expense)||NCAA Rank (Expense)|
|Total Athletic Spending||77,068,398||6||36|
$77 million is a high water mark for TCU Athletics, which shouldn't be surprising at all. The athletics department spent $72 million the year before.
$40 million is also a record for Football revenue, as is the net income of $6 million. They spent $32 million on Football the previous year. There are only 4 teams in the country that spend more on Football than TCU.
Here are some other notes to consider:
- The TCU Equestrian program had the largest budget of any collegiate equine program in the country at $2.8 million during 2013-14.
- The TCU Women's Soccer team spent $1.78 million during 2013-14, good for 10th nationally.
- The TCU Tennis (Men and Women) teams spent $2.132 million during 2013-14, good for 8th nationally.
- TCU Baseball has the 10th biggest budget in all of College Baseball.
- TCU received $14 million in media money from the Big 12 in 2013-14, helping towards their total budget of $77 million. If they had received a full share, they would have had received $23 million in media revenue, achieved a budget of $85 million, which would place them 35th in the country.