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The 2017-2018 SWAC/MEAC Athletic Financial Review


In the third report over the past five years since HBCU Money first began reporting the SWAC/MEAC Athletic Financial Review, there have been losses of $130 million, then $147 million, this year they continue their trend of the athletic black hole of almost $151 million loss through athletics with no correction in sight. Almost unfathomable is that nine of the twenty-one schools* in the SWAC/MEAC have athletic budgets higher than their research budgets. It is disheartening at best that these two HBCU conferences can justify their member institutions athletic spending increasing at a faster rate than college inflation for tuition is in America.

If there is a canary in the coal mine, it is that the amount of subsidies put on the back of students this year overall, median, and average decreased for the first time, albeit by a negligible amount. But that canary is barely seen when no matter how you cut it, students are bearing the brunt of generating HBCU athletic revenues. This year’s review shows that approximately 70 percent of HBCU athletic revenues are generated through subsidies. Something to consider when 90 percent of HBCU students graduate with student loan debt.

REVENUES (in millions)

Total: $202.9 (up 7.1% from 2015-2016)

Median: $10.8 (up 6.1% from 2015-2016)

Average: $10.1  (up 6.8% from 2015-2016)

Highest revenue: Prairie View A&M University  $18.6 million

Lowest revenue: Coppin State University  $3.6 million

EXPENSES (in millions)

Total: $212.0 (up 9.2% from 2015-2016)

Median: $10.8 (up 7.1% from 2015-2016)

Average: $10.6 (up 9.3% from 2015-2016)

Highest expenses: Prairie View A&M University  $18.6 million

Lowest expenses: Mississippi Valley State University  $4.1 million

SUBSIDY

Total: $141.5 (unchanged from 2015-2016)

Median: $6.4 (down 18.4% from 2015-2016)

Average: $7.1 (unchanged from 2015-2016)

Highest subsidy: Prairie View A&M University $15.5 million

Lowest subsidy: Mississippi Valley State University $2.0 million

Highest % of revenues: Prairie View A&M University: 83.7%

Lowest % of revenues: Florida A&M University: 34.2%

PROFIT/LOSS (W/ SUBSIDY)

Total: $-9.1 million (down 97.9% from 2015-2016)

Median: $-26,890 (down 1,244.5% from 2015-2016)

Average: $-455,318 (down 97.9% from 2015-2016)

Highest profit/loss: North Carolina A&T State University  $573,062

Lowest profit/loss: South Carolina State University  $-3,560,974

PROFIT/LOSS (W/O SUBSIDY)

Total: $-150.7 million (down 2.4% from 2015-2016)

Median: $-7.0 million (up 10.0% from 2015-2016)

Average: $-7.5 million (down 1.8% from 2015-2016)

Highest profit/loss: Mississippi Valley State University  $-2,041,761

Lowest profit/loss: Prairie View A&M University  $-15,586,904

CONCLUSION: Older alumni’s desire for athletic glory without assessing the cost to obtain it is going to set younger alumni back decades from becoming contributing alumni – if they are ever able to. This shortsighted vision may have ripple effects far beyond the athletic realm. At current, it would take approximately a $3 billion endowment dedicated to athletics to ween the SWAC/MEAC off of these subsidies onto a sustainable path. Steph Curry’s adoption of Howard’s golf team is clearly a step in the right direction of trying to solve this puzzle without burdening students of today and tomorrow. In fact, the top 10 paid NBA players salary for 2019 is a combined $372 million or $160 million above what all of the SWAC/MEAC expenses are combined. Of course these players by no means can or should fund all of HBCU athletics, but it does show that if we can begin to think outside of the box about how to solve this crisis we must do so before it spirals beyond our reach.

Editor’s Note: Howard and Bethune-Cookman are excluded in this report because they are private institutions and their athletic finances were not included in this report or the 2015-2016 review.

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The Finance & Tech Week In Review – 2/11/17


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Every Saturday the HBCU Money staff picks ten articles they were intrigued by and think you will enjoy for some weekend reading impacting finance and tech.

Explore the legacy of Freedman’s Bank, est. 1865 for former slaves & African-American soldiers / NY Fed nyfed.org/2kPT4pf

These major cities are starting to go car-free / WEF wef.ch/2kciqM2

The fiscal cost of #studentdebt relief programs varies widely by repayment plan, income, and debt / KC Fed ow.ly/Ffrm308SXzM

Is this the end of the West? / WEF wef.ch/2kQxZKQ

30% of adults live near their parents; parental proximity & earnings consequences / Cleveland Fed ow.ly/Vutz308QGvB

India May Have Revived Plans For 7.5 Gigawatts Of Solar Projects / Clean Technica ow.ly/5GU8308Tbo0

Learn how to conserve coral reef #ecosystems / NOAA Research go.usa.gov/x9e2H

Stinky armpits? Bacteria from a less smelly person can fix them / New Scientist ow.ly/kGKC308Sshq

Renewables missing from Trump’s energy plan / CIOonline ow.ly/Q2gi308TaqX

There’s a new player in the Hyperloop game / New Atlas newatl.as/2kXlMqQ

Student Debt Profile By Conference (School By School) – The GCAC


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Dillard University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $36 241

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 96%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 18%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 67%

Edward Waters College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 83%

Fisk University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $27 345

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 77%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 37%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 59%

Philander Smith University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $35 000

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 96%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 0%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 76%

Southern University at New Orleans

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 83%

Talladega College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 85%

Tougaloo College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 77%

Xavier University of Louisiana

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $26 106

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 83%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 25%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 59%

Source: Project on Student Debt

Student Debt Profile By Conference (School By School) – The SIAC


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Albany State University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $32 034

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 90%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 4%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 76%

Benedict College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 84%

Central State University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 76%

Claflin University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 70%

Clark Atlanta University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 70%

Fort Valley State University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 75%

Kentucky State University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $36 293

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 30%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 0%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 52%

Lane College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $8 619

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 87%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 3%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 88%

Lemoyne-Owen College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $19 369

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 95%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 0%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 80%

Miles College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 78%

Morehouse College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $29 500

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 80%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 49%

Paine College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – N/A

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 74%

Stillman College

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $30 429

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 96%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – N/A

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 79%

Tuskegee University

Average debt of graduates, 2011 – $28 575

Proportion of graduates with debt, 2011 – 91%

Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates, 2011 – 29%

2010-11 Pell Grant recipients – 64%

Source: Project on Student Debt