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With total athletics expenses of $131.7 million, Louisiana State University spent the most of college sports programs in Louisiana in 2016, followed by Tulane University of Louisiana ($42.5 million) and University of Louisiana at Lafayette ($26.5 million), according to a Watchdog.org analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The agency's office of postsecondary education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

Louisiana's 25 schools with athletics programs reported more than $325.1 million in expenses in 2016.

Louisiana college sports expenses

SchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesTotal Expenses
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeNCAA Division I-FBS23,036$131,722,243
Tulane University of LouisianaNCAA Division I-FBS6,487$42,459,986
University of Louisiana at LafayetteNCAA Division I-FBS12,859$26,541,072
Louisiana Tech UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS7,434$22,422,298
University of Louisiana at MonroeNCAA Division I-FBS5,149$14,242,574
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS9,010$13,395,835
Northwestern State University of LouisianaNCAA Division I-FCS5,182$11,693,998
McNeese State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS5,444$11,016,688
Grambling State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,597$9,429,354
Nicholls State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS4,585$8,326,628
Southern University and A & M CollegeNCAA Division I-FCS4,328$8,072,104
University of New OrleansNCAA Division I without football4,644$5,417,246
Loyola University New OrleansNAIA Division I2,274$3,482,736
Xavier University of LouisianaNAIA Division I2,120$3,254,641
Louisiana CollegeNCAA Division III with football830$2,499,110
Louisiana State University-AlexandriaNAIA Division I1,776$1,866,295
Dillard UniversityNAIA Division I1,179$1,725,177
Centenary College of LouisianaNCAA Division III without football473$1,386,716
Bossier Parish Community CollegeNJCAA Division I3,504$1,189,195
Baton Rouge Community CollegeNJCAA Division I3,714$1,165,856
Louisiana State University-ShreveportNAIA Division I1,651$1,163,524
Louisiana State University-EuniceNJCAA Division II1,386$911,282
Delgado Community CollegeNJCAA Division I5,404$763,674
Southern University at New OrleansNAIA Division I1,371$640,807
Southern University at ShreveportNJCAA Division I1,760$325,156

Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

This article originally ran on watchdog.org.

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