Dataset

NCAA Financial Reports Database 2004 - 2005

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This is the most detailed, publicly available database of college athletic department financial information ever assembled.
It comes from forms required by the NCAA for the 2004-05 school year. While the NCAA reports such information only in aggregate, the data is presented here by individual school - with the ability for users to sort by category and conference, and to compare two schools.

The Indianapolis Star obtained the forms through freedom of information requests to the 215 public schools that compete in Division I.* There were 164 responses/76 percent.

The numbers are presented here as they were reported to the NCAA. No attempt was made to change or research anomalies. The NCAA does that.

Despite improvements in accounting procedures, schools still differ in how they report certain information. For example, some placed all contributions in the “non-program specific” category, while others broke them down by football, women’s basketball, etc.

*Requests also were sent to Division I’s 112 private schools, which had no obligation to release the information. None did. In addition, state law in Pennsylvania and Delaware does not require its public schools to comply.