Despite the sport’s inability to pull in revenues in states like Virginia and Florida, men’s ice hockey earns millions of dollars for universities and colleges in Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Minnesota, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports revenues.

Florida colleges and universities reported no men’s hockey revenues in 2016.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

In all, men’s hockey teams earned $162,821,249 for colleges and universities in the United States.

College men’s hockey revenues

RankSchoolStateDivisionMen's hockey playersMen's hockey revenueRevenue per athlete
1Boston UniversityMANCAA Division I without football26$8,567,700$329,527
2University of Wisconsin-MadisonWINCAA Division I-FBS27$5,798,444$214,757
3University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMNNCAA Division I-FBS28$5,872,921$209,747
4University of North DakotaNDNCAA Division I-FCS26$5,245,254$201,741
5Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusPANCAA Division I-FBS28$4,468,383$159,585
6Colorado CollegeCONCAA Division III without football29$4,290,328$147,942
7University of Minnesota-DuluthMNNCAA Division II with football27$3,917,938$145,109
8University of DenverCONCAA Division I without football28$3,890,638$138,951
9Providence CollegeRINCAA Division I without football28$3,430,702$122,525
10University of ConnecticutCTNCAA Division I-FBS28$3,415,625$121,987
11Arizona State University-
Tempe
AZNCAA Division I-FBS29$3,384,188$116,696
12Michigan State UniversityMINCAA Division I-FBS26$2,908,985$111,884
13University of Michigan-Ann ArborMINCAA Division I-FBS28$3,118,669$111,381
14University of Nebraska at OmahaNENCAA Division I without football26$2,889,854$111,148
15Saint Cloud State UniversityMNNCAA Division II with football26$2,744,430$105,555
16Quinnipiac UniversityCTNCAA Division I without football27$2,813,660$104,210
17University of New Hampshire-Main CampusNHNCAA Division I-FCS25$2,601,860$104,074
18Boston CollegeMANCAA Division I-FBS26$2,671,930$102,767
19Northeastern UniversityMANCAA Division I without football28$2,870,036$102,501
20Miami University-OxfordOHNCAA Division I-FBS28$2,812,202$100,436
21Clarkson UniversityNYNCAA Division III without football26$2,585,038$99,425
22Michigan Technological UniversityMINCAA Division II with football27$2,633,464$97,536
23Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute
NYNCAA Division III with football29$2,795,520$96,397
24University of Massachusetts-LowellMANCAA Division I without football30$2,857,997$95,267
25University of Massachusetts-AmherstMANCAA Division I-FBS30$2,617,438$87,248
26University of VermontVTNCAA Division I without football31$2,701,320$87,139
27University of Alaska AnchorageAKNCAA Division II without football29$2,327,898$80,272
28Minnesota State University-MankatoMNNCAA Division II with football26$2,083,661$80,141
29Colgate UniversityNYNCAA Division I-FCS27$2,157,041$79,890
30University of Alaska FairbanksAKNCAA Division II without football29$2,275,869$78,478
31University of MaineMENCAA Division I-FCS27$2,106,532$78,020
32Western Michigan UniversityMINCAA Division I-FBS31$2,363,233$76,233
33University of Notre DameINNCAA Division I-FBS26$1,931,263$74,279
34St Lawrence UniversityNYNCAA Division III with football28$2,067,240$73,830
35Merrimack CollegeMANCAA Division II with football28$2,036,931$72,748
36Bowling Green State
University-Main Campus
OHNCAA Division I-FBS27$1,915,988$70,963
37Yale UniversityCTNCAA Division I-FCS27$1,891,173$70,043
38Northern Michigan UniversityMINCAA Division II with football28$1,805,237$64,473
39College of the Holy CrossMANCAA Division I-FCS28$1,671,252$59,688
40Sacred Heart UniversityCTNCAA Division I-FCS30$1,716,490$57,216
41Bentley UniversityMANCAA Division II with football27$1,525,132$56,486
42Cornell UniversityNYNCAA Division I-FCS28$1,392,505$49,732
43University of Alabama in HuntsvilleALNCAA Division II without football29$1,406,711$48,507
44Union CollegeNYNCAA Division III with football27$1,277,812$47,326
45Bemidji State UniversityMNNCAA Division II with football28$1,321,036$47,180
46Ferris State UniversityMIOther28$1,318,957$47,106
47Niagara UniversityNYNCAA Division I without football30$1,400,356$46,679
48Mercyhurst UniversityPANCAA Division II with football30$1,379,502$45,983
49Lake Superior State UniversityMINCAA Division II without football26$1,190,770$45,799
50Robert Morris UniversityPANCAA Division I-FCS29$1,278,108$44,073
51Canisius CollegeNYNCAA Division I without football29$1,223,656$42,195
52Dartmouth CollegeNHNCAA Division I-FCS27$1,135,104$42,041
53Rochester Institute of TechnologyNYOther26$1,062,786$40,876
54Harvard UniversityMANCAA Division I-FCS33$1,318,966$39,969
55American International CollegeMANCAA Division II with football27$1,049,650$38,876
56Princeton UniversityNJNCAA Division I-FCS28$951,573$33,985
57Ohio State University-Main CampusOHNCAA Division I-FBS29$958,866$33,064
58Brown UniversityRINCAA Division I-FCS28$923,806$32,993
59Midland UniversityNENAIA Division II29$868,802$29,959
60Saint Norbert CollegeWINCAA Division III with football24$487,722$20,322
61Utica CollegeNYNCAA Division III with football30$575,778$19,193
62SUNY College at OswegoNYNCAA Division III without football30$476,215$15,874
63Norwich UniversityVTNCAA Division III with football28$387,988$13,857
64SUNY College at PlattsburghNYNCAA Division III without football29$357,140$12,315
65Trinity CollegeCTNCAA Division III with football30$359,273$11,976
66Hobart William Smith CollegesNYNCAA Division III with football30$350,285$11,676
67Colby CollegeMENCAA Division III with football29$327,972$11,309
68The College of Saint ScholasticaMNNCAA Division III with football27$296,114$10,967
69Nazareth CollegeNYNCAA Division III without football26$274,490$10,557
70Wentworth Institute of TechnologyMANCAA Division III without football29$291,963$10,068
71Williams CollegeMANCAA Division III with football26$260,503$10,019
72Babson CollegeMANCAA Division III without football26$258,516$9,943
73Hamilton CollegeNYNCAA Division III with football27$267,604$9,911
74Stevenson UniversityMDNCAA Division III with football47$463,615$9,864
75Wesleyan UniversityCTNCAA Division III with football28$266,321$9,511
76University of Wisconsin-
Stevens Point
WINCAA Division III with football27$256,212$9,489
77University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireWINCAA Division III with football28$258,781$9,242
78Augsburg CollegeMNNCAA Division III with football25$229,605$9,184
79Adrian CollegeMINCAA Division III with football27$245,177$9,081
80Nichols CollegeMANCAA Division III with football31$272,014$8,775
81University of St ThomasMNNCAA Division III with football27$235,384$8,718
82Lawrence UniversityWINCAA Division III with football28$243,034$8,680
83Aurora UniversityILNCAA Division III with football31$265,608$8,568
84Tufts UniversityMANCAA Division III with football28$239,181$8,542
85Saint Anselm CollegeNHNCAA Division II with football31$263,106$8,487
86Amherst CollegeMANCAA Division III with football24$195,375$8,141
87Johnson & Wales University-ProvidenceRINCAA Division III without football25$201,107$8,044
88SUNY College at GeneseoNYNCAA Division III without football29$229,631$7,918
89SUNY at FredoniaNYNCAA Division III without football28$221,560$7,913
90Bowdoin CollegeMENCAA Division III with football35$274,487$7,842
91Neumann UniversityPANCAA Division III without football30$231,907$7,730
92Indiana Institute of TechnologyINNAIA Division II51$391,336$7,673
93Saint Michael's CollegeVTNCAA Division II without football26$198,184$7,622
94Northland CollegeWINCAA Division III without football31$235,984$7,612
95University of New EnglandMENCAA Division III without football28$210,313$7,511
96SUNY Buffalo StateNYNCAA Division III with football28$205,000$7,321
97Post UniversityCTNCAA Division II without football27$196,330$7,271
98Dakota College at BottineauNDNJCAA Division II24$169,437$7,060
99Elmira CollegeNYNCAA Division III without football28$194,343$6,941
100Connecticut CollegeCTNCAA Division III without football33$228,801$6,933
101Plymouth State UniversityNHNCAA Division III with football29$200,167$6,902
102Morrisville State CollegeNYNCAA Division III with football25$168,329$6,733
103Hamline UniversityMNNCAA Division III with football23$152,876$6,647
104Western New England UniversityMANCAA Division III with football26$171,636$6,601
105Curry CollegeMANCAA Division III with football29$190,882$6,582
106Endicott CollegeMANCAA Division III with football31$199,687$6,442
107Marian UniversityWINCAA Division III without football29$185,658$6,402
108Castleton UniversityVTNCAA Division III with football29$184,464$6,361
109Lake Forest CollegeILNCAA Division III with football29$181,774$6,268
110Concordia University-
Wisconsin
WINCAA Division III with football40$249,233$6,231
111Salve Regina UniversityRINCAA Division III with football25$155,451$6,218
112Southern New Hampshire UniversityNHNCAA Division II without football30$186,372$6,212
113Franklin Pierce UniversityNHNCAA Division II without football28$173,478$6,196
114Skidmore CollegeNYNCAA Division III without football27$165,564$6,132
115SUNY CortlandNYNCAA Division III with football25$152,432$6,097
116Assumption CollegeMANCAA Division II with football30$182,300$6,077
117University of Massachusetts-BostonMANCAA Division III without football31$187,471$6,047
118Lebanon Valley CollegePANCAA Division III with football32$190,479$5,952
119University of Wisconsin-StoutWINCAA Division III with football30$176,619$5,887
120New England CollegeNHNCAA Division III without football34$199,603$5,871
121Manhattanville CollegeNYNCAA Division III without football29$169,458$5,843
122Bethel UniversityMNNCAA Division III with football29$168,887$5,824
123Westfield State UniversityMANCAA Division III with football27$157,060$5,817
124University of Wisconsin-River FallsWINCAA Division III with football27$155,730$5,768
125Fitchburg State UniversityMANCAA Division III with football26$149,467$5,749
126Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaMNNCAA Division III without football34$190,761$5,611
127Lawrence Technological UniversityMINAIA Division II52$286,645$5,512
128SUNY College at PotsdamNYNCAA Division III without football27$148,749$5,509
129Finlandia UniversityMINCAA Division III with football43$236,877$5,509
130University of Wisconsin-SuperiorWINCCAA Division II27$144,171$5,340
131SUNY College of Technology
at Canton
NYNCAA Division III without football28$148,581$5,306
132Stonehill CollegeMANCAA Division II with football30$147,479$4,916
133Middlebury CollegeVTNCAA Division III with football43$204,938$4,766
134University of Massachusetts-DartmouthMANCAA Division III with football25$118,821$4,753
135Williston State CollegeNDNJCAA Division I35$165,062$4,716
136Concordia College at
Moorhead
MNNCAA Division III with football30$129,228$4,308
137Suffolk UniversityMANCAA Division III without football31$126,552$4,082
138University of Southern MaineMENCAA Division III without football28$112,644$4,023
139Becker CollegeMANCAA Division III with football33$125,284$3,796
140St Olaf CollegeMNNCAA Division III with football47$170,068$3,618
141SUNY College at BrockportNYNCAA Division III with football26$91,888$3,534
142Erie Community CollegeNYNJCAA Division III29$101,314$3,494
143Salem State UniversityMANCAA Division III without football30$104,301$3,477
144Milwaukee School of EngineeringWINCAA Division III without football34$110,107$3,238
145Gustavus Adolphus CollegeMNNCAA Division III with football70$226,162$3,231
146Framingham State UniversityMANCAA Division III with football34$108,396$3,188
147Worcester State UniversityMANCAA Division III with football29$86,277$2,975
148Mohawk Valley Community CollegeNYNJCAA Division III23$67,227$2,923
149SUNY Broome Community CollegeNYNJCAA Division III18$38,139$2,119
150Hudson Valley Community CollegeNYNJCAA Division III24$35,848$1,494

Source: U.S. Department of Education