A comparison of how UL stacks up to similar southern institutions in terms of athletics funding.

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The following is a breakdown of schools from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA.  The data is pulled from Office of Postsecondary Education 'Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool' website, and analyzed by the ultoday.com Staff.

 

Institution   City  St   Undergrad
 Enrollment 
 Rank   Athletics Budget   Rank   Budget per 
 Undergrad
 Rank 
Memphis Memphis TN 15,793 8 $33,393,717.00 1 $2,114.46 3
Houston Houston TX 19,438 4 $30,856,264.00 2 $1,587.42 7
UCF Orlando FL 31,069 1 $28,775,770.00 3 $926.19 14
ECU Greenville NC 17,296 7 $27,625,195.00 4 $1,597.20 6
UTEP El Paso TX 11,072 11 $23,182,621.00 5 $2,093.81 4
UAB Birmingham AL 7,765 13 $21,417,850.00 6 $2,758.25 2
Marshall Huntington WV 7,663 14 $21,340,076.00 7 $2,784.82 1
FIU Miami FL 18,660 5 $18,475,494.00 8 $990.11 12
Middle TN  Murfreesboro  TN 17,724 6 $17,254,577.00 9 $973.51 13
USM Hattiesburg MS 10,205 12 $14,434,715.00 11 $1,414.47 8
UNT Denton TX 30,874 2 $14,434,715.00 10 $467.54 17
FAU Boca Raton FL 12,440 10 $14,430,619.00 12 $1,160.02 11
Troy Troy AL 20,298 3 $13,134,964.00 13 $647.11 16
LA Tech Ruston LA 6,672 16 $12,440,805.00 14 $1,864.63 5
Louisiana Lafayette LA 12,524 9 $10,917,355.00 15 $871.71 15
ASU State U AR 7,532 15 $10,456,754.00 16 $1,388.31 9
ULM Monroe LA 5,849 17 $7,733,035.00 17 $1,322.11 10