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The Student fees total revenues are scary for the ACC. 6 of the top 9 are

ACC schools and the other 3 are Maryland, Rutgers and Utah. 2 programs known to have financial difficulties and Utah who is probably still experiencing some growing pains from moving up to a P5 conference.

And spoiler alert VT is one of those 6 schools.

Virginia $11,821,351
Maryland $9,663,548
Rutgers $8,485,426
Florida State $7,079,726
Virginia Tech $6,971,290
UNC $6,346,901
Utah $4,788,651
NC State $4,345,904
Georgia Tech $4,135,912

I'm figuring VT's student fees are between $175 and $200. Which I consider quite reasonable but, what if a big school like Penn State or Ohio State charged a $200 student fee for 50,000 students? They could easily raise $10,000,000 a year.

To me a high student fee just shows your not getting enough revenue from donations, licensing or media rights. None of these are revelations. Will and TSL have been pointing this out for a long time. I'm just glad the per seat donations (a long time overdue) and Drive for 25 have finally come along. I have faith in the Hokie Nation that we'll reach 25K donors and will be comfortably in the top 25 in revenues but time will tell.

As a whole the Total Revenues and Donations picture was not as bad as I expected it to be. 4th in donations of the 8 reporting ACC schools and I'm pretty sure we're ahead of the private schools that weren't reported other than ND and Duke.

Check out this tool that Will and TSL have provided, it's very insightful.

(In response to this post by Will Stewart)

Link: Power 5 Finances, Per-School Averages, 2005-2016

Posted: 07/28/2017 at 07:28AM


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