Colleges Spend More Money on Student-Athletes than on Students, Confirming NARPs Are Not Important

That's like the first time in two years. “NARPs” are Non-Athletic Regular Person(s), for the uninformed.

A new report from the Delta Cost Project discovered that colleges spend WAY, WAY more money per student for college athletes vs regular students. The sub-text here is clear: You are not important unless you play a sport.

The biggest gaps are at SEC, Big 12, FBS, and ACC schools. Via Inside Higher Ed:

According to the report, the growth in per-athlete athletic spending outpaced the growth in per-student academic spending over [2005-2010] in all subdivisions of Division I athletics. In general, the report found that Division I universities and colleges tended to spend roughly three to six times as much on athletics per athlete as on academics per student, with the ratio exceeding 12 times in the Southeastern Conference, home of the last seven NCAA national champions in football.

Visual aides, via:

Hope all that student-debt is worth it.

[H/T: Gawker]

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