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Amounts reflect CPI inflation-adjusted dollars. A missing or broken line in a graph represents missing data or data not included.

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Academic Spending per FTE Student

The full cost of education per full-time equivalent (FTE) student. It includes only the direct and indirect costs related to educating students; spending related to other university activities or services is excluded.

2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
FBS Median+3% from 2008-2013
$14,946$15,060$14,891$14,786$14,912$15,457
FCS Median-1% from 2008-2013
$12,990$13,370$12,945$12,606$12,207$12,869
NFS Median-2% from 2008-2013
$13,925$13,581$12,892$13,342$13,011$13,691
FBS Quartile 1 Median+7% from 2008-2013
$17,698$17,439$17,935$17,551$16,884$18,869
FBS Quartile 2 Median+1% from 2008-2013
$16,925$16,332$17,293$16,059$16,860$17,027
FBS Quartile 3 Median-11% from 2008-2013
$14,805$14,466$14,061$13,538$14,921$13,226
FBS Quartile 4 Median+4% from 2008-2013
$12,300$12,885$12,340$12,323$12,077$12,845
Amounts reflect CPI inflation-adjusted dollars.

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Institutional Funding for Athletics per Athlete

Funding allocated to athletics from the institution’s general fund, state or other government support, student fees, or indirect institutional support (also called the “athletic subsidy”) less the amount of athletic transfers to the institution. The total of institutional funding is calculated per unduplicated headcount athlete.

2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
FBS Median+28% from 2008-2013
$19,087$20,316$20,261$21,061$20,753$24,381
FCS Median+28% from 2008-2013
$22,207$24,210$25,963$27,146$27,749$28,315
NFS Median+13% from 2008-2013
$28,475$30,088$29,766$31,196$31,437$32,064
FBS Quartile 1 Median-68% from 2008-2013
$6,012$7,822$5,208$18$2,058$1,922
FBS Quartile 2 Median-13% from 2008-2013
$12,145$14,547$14,205$11,029$9,407$10,606
FBS Quartile 3 Median+33% from 2008-2013
$29,316$31,782$33,158$37,075$38,163$38,963
FBS Quartile 4 Median+24% from 2008-2013
$31,761$32,582$32,631$33,112$34,223$39,244
Amounts reflect CPI inflation-adjusted dollars.