Virginia Tech’s athletic program relies little on student subsidies, and makes it easy for students to see that. Other universities should provide similar disclosure.
During the 2011-12 academic year, Virginia Tech athletic programs generated $70.7 million in revenue. About 10 percent of that total — $7.3 million — came from student fees.
Radford University’s athletic programs collected $11.7 million in revenue during the same year. But $10.3 million — 88 percent — came from fees charged to students.