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Chapter 2 Highlights: Expenses

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Within the Football Bowl Subdivision, there is a wide gap in spending from a median of $14 million in the lowest decile to $83 million in the top decile.

Total salaries and grants accounted for 48 percent of athletics expenses in 2007.

Median athletics expenses are rising at an annual rate of nearly 7 percent, but revenues aren’t keeping up.

In 2009, the National Collegiate Athletic Association published a report that found median operating spending for athletics increased 43 percent between 2004 and 2008, but median revenue generated by athletics programs grew only 33 percent over the same time period.