Colleges Are Spending 7 Times More on Athletics Than They Are on Academics

Colleges Are Spending 7 Times More on Athletics Than They Are on Academics

Colleges Are Spending 7 Times More on Athletics Than They Are on Academics

It’s time to stop and ask where your money is going—and why.

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More often than not, tucked away in your or your child’s college tuition bill are massive fees for the college’s athletic department. Higher education has been placing that burden on students, closing academic programs left and right, yet still maintaining and funding athletics. Those funds should be going towards the academic departments, but instead, colleges today are spending 7 times more on average on athletics than they are on academics, and show no signs of stopping.

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