At Many Top Public Universities, Intercollegiate Sports Come at an Academic Price

January 16, 2013

Public colleges and universities that compete in N.C.A.A. Division I sports spend three to six times as much on each athlete as they do to educate each of their students,according to a new report by the Delta Cost Project at the American Institutes for Research. “Participation in intercollegiate athletics in the United States comes with a hefty price tag, one that is usually paid in part by students and institutions,” said Donna Desrochers, the author of the report. “Public institutions with Division I athletic programs have continued to invest significant resources in athletics, even as academic budgets were under strain during the recent recession.”

Article Source: New York Times