Sorry brainiacs, but if you go to a Division I public school, you can expect your institution to spend more—much more—on athletes than on education. A new analysis picked up by USA Today lays out some key stats:
- At 97 schools that compete in top-tier football, per-athlete spending rose 51% to $92,000 from 2005 to 2010, while spending on academics increased 23% to just under $14,000 per student.
- Per-athlete spending topped $100,000 in 2010 at schools in the six highest-profile football conferences.
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