The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has a database that shows any Division I school’s academic and athletic spending through the past several years. The athletic financial data are based on revenue and expense reports collected by USA TODAY from more than 220 public schools in NCAA’s Division I. The Delta Cost Project then calculated the academic spending received from the U.S. Department of Education. The database can be found at: http://spendingdatabase.knightcommission.org/
The Commission believes that the effective oversight of spending and revenue trends in sports across all NCAA Division I institutions requires the availability of clear, comparable, and complete data. Sustaining intercollegiate athletics requires strategies to improve accountability and transparency in an effort to compare athletic and academic spending. With a database available for public access, other institutions can compare yearly spending trends on students and athletes for each Division I level school. Football Spending even has it’s own tab and the data is specific to how much spending within football goes towards the average player compared to the scholarship player.
There are graphs available on the About page that show the revenues and expenditures per quarter for athletics for each Division I level. The site also has a feature to show the data comparatively between athletic conferences and data profiles for each school comparable to the conference and the division. The most useful menu option is the Custom Reporting tab, where any data metric can be compared by institution or group, along with adjusting for inflation. Any and all data reports can be shared, printed, and downloaded by any user without a log in.