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Show me the Money! An Investigation of Collegiate Athletics and Its Influence on Tuition

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Title: Show me the Money! An Investigation of Collegiate Athletics and Its Influence on Tuition
Author: Antkowiak, Glenn
Advisor: Dixon, Vernon
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 58681 bytes40692 bytes
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: Each year, schools are spending millions of dollars to finance their athletic programs. There are a growing number of people who believe that college athletic programs are in direct opposition to the fundamental missions of these institutions. When a non-profit organization like a major university is having financial difficulty, other programs have to pay these bills. Funds are being diverted from the school and academic programs to athletics, something that offers minimal educational value. These athletic budgets are growing at a very high rate, higher than spending on academic endeavors. Coinciding with this trend of larger athletic budgets is an increase in tuition to attend these universities and colleges. Collegiate athletic programs are supposed to be self supporting. They are nearly autonomous from the institution it represents, but these programs still call for the institution to support its financial short comings. The purpose of this study is to empirically investigate how the supply and demand functions have changed in higher education. Investigating the relationship between the tuition of schools in the NCAA Division I and their athletic budgets should reveal whether or not college sports are costly to students in the form of higher tuitions.
Subject: College sports -- Economic aspects -- United States
Subject: Universities and colleges -- United States -- Costs
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/582

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Antkowiak, Glenn. "Show me the Money! An Investigation of Collegiate Athletics and Its Influence on Tuition". 2005. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/582.

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