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HBCU Money™ Presents: 2018’s HBCU Alumni NFL Players’ & Salaries


In our 5th annual installment of tracking the earnings of HBCU alumni who are NFL players, the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Terron Armstead takes the crown.

HBCU Money™ FACTS:

  • HBCU NFL players combine for $38.7 million, an almost 32 percent decline from our last list in 2016, when HBCU NFL players earned $56.4 million.
  • South Carolina State University leads the way with 4 NFL players.
  • 16 HBCUs are represented in the NFL. Up from 15 in 2016.
  • Average salary for HBCU NFL players is $1.8 million, a sharp decrease from $2.1 million in 2016.
  • Median salary for HBCU NFL players is $630,000, down 35 percent from 2016.
  • HBCU players account for 1.3 percent of the NFL’s 32 team active roster spots.
  1. Terron Armstead /University Arkansas-Pine Bluff / Saints / $10.3 million
  2. Antoine Bethea / Howard University / Cardinals / $4.48 million
  3. William Hayes / Winston-Salem State University / Dolphins / $4.05 million
  4. Isaiah Crowell / Alabama State University / Jets / $4 million
  5. Rafael Bush / South Carolina State University / Bills / $2 million
  6. Joe Thomas / South Carolina Sate University / Cowboys / $1.575 million
  7. Brandon Parker / North Carolina A&T State Univ. / Raiders / $1.538 million
  8. Anthony Levine / Tennessee State University / Ravens / $1.4 million
  9. Rodney Gunter / Delaware State University / Cardinals / $705,000
  10. Javon Hargrave / South Carolina State Univ. / Steelers / $691,000
  11. Antonio Hamilton / South Carolina State University / Giants / $630,000 (Tied)
  12. Chester Rogers / Grambling State University / Colts / $630,000 (Tied)
  13. Ryan Smith / North Carolina Central University / Buccaneers / $630,000 (Tied)
  14. Trenton Cannon / Virginia State University / Jets / $619,224
  15. Chad Williams / Grambling State University / Cardinals / $581,500
  16. Tarik Cohen / North Carolina A&T State Univ. / Bears / $555,000 (Tied)
  17. Tony McRae / North Carolina A&T State Univ. / Bengals / $555,000 (Tied)
  18. Michael Ola / Hampton University / Saints / $511,181
  19. Danny Johnson / Southern University / Redskins / $490,000
  20. Trent Scott / Grambling State University / Chargers / $451,674
  21. KhaDarel Hodge / Prairie View A&M University / Rams / $423,529
  22. Jawill Davis / Bethune-Cookman University / Giants / $395,294
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HBCU Money™ Presents: 2016-2017’s Private HBCU Presidents By Salary/Compensation


HBCU Money’s inaugural gathering of presidential salaries at the nation’s private HBCUs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Out of 570 reported private college & universities presidential salaries’ from American colleges & universities, 58 (or 10 percent) earned more than $1 million annually in compensation.
  • America’s top 5 paid private university presidents’ compensation ($16.7 million) is almost six times greater than the top 5 paid private HBCU university presidents’ ($3.07 million) on our list.
  • 8 of the 11 private HBCUs present have graduate/professional programs.

Wayne Frederick Howard University – $1,049,522

Norman Francis* Xavier University (LA) – $631,883

William Harvey Hampton University – $539,384

Beverly Tatum* Spelman College – $446,334

David Carlisle Charles Drew University (Medical) – $429,302

John Wilson Morehouse College – $424,519

Edison Jackson Bethune-Cookman University – $409,823

Carlton Brown* Clark Atlanta University – $389,995

Brian Johnson Tuskegee University – $335,000

Ronald Carter Johnson C. Smith University – $261,899

Walter Kimbrough Dillard University – $238,125

Ronald Johnson* Clark Atlanta University – $234,701

C. Reynold Verret Xavier University (LA) – $194,154

Mary Campbell* – Spelman College – $191,126

*Partial-year compensation

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

The HBCU Endowment Feature – Bethune-Cookman University


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School Name: Bethune-Cookman University

Median Cost of Attendance: $22 958

Undergraduate Population: 3 527

Endowment Needed: $1 594 062 880

Analysis: Bethune-Cookman University needs approximately a $1.6 billion endowment for all of its undergraduates to attend debt free annually. The flagship private HBCU in Florida and the 7th ranked HBCU endowment in 2011 and 2012. An HBCU with one of the most storied histories via its founder Mary McLeod Bethune. Its current endowment is 2.6 percent of the needed endowment. Bethune-Cookman even with its prestige is sometimes forgotten in the whole of HBCU conversations and at times Mary McLeod Bethune’s ghost seems to lord a heavier presence than the institution she founded. Despite this, the school continues to produce quality graduates and has the 3rd lowest reported student loan debt per graduate in the MEAC. A vitally important factor in graduates being able to achieve wealth more quickly upon graduation and thereby being able to become qualified donors sooner. Unfortunately, Bethune-Cookman has a limited graduate school which is highly problematic for a flagship private school and should be an area the school looks to for an expansion. This is a primary limitation of the school producing more high quality donors long-term and could become problematic. However, if Bethune-Cookman has proven anything over the course of its history, it has proven to be a stable ship amongst HBCUs never wavering too far off course of its intended mission. It also must look to triple its undergraduate population over the next decade in order to increase the size of its alumni population. An issue facing almost every HBCU with Bethune-Cookman University not being exempt. A marketing campaign centered around its geography would not hurt the school’s ability to increase enrollment. Being located in Daytona Beach is an ideal setting to sell to high school graduates, transfer students, and graduate students. The school is on the cusp of becoming a $50 million endowment but would need to come up with an outside of the box capital campaign over the next decade to encroach on the $100 million endowment club. There certainly is not a steadier HBCU in Florida than Bethune-Cookman University at the moment and if it can continue to promote that stability it will undoubtedly payoff in the long run allowing it to maintain its place in the HBCU echelon.

As always it should be noted that endowments provide a myriad of subsidies to the university for everything from scholarship, faculty & administration salaries, research, and much more.