Aug. 8, 2013
College Station, Texas-----For the second year in a row, the San Jose State University athletics program was named one of the top-10 most economically efficient among Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in the NCAA by the Texas A&M University’s Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LSIA).
In its 2013 study focusing on economically efficient athletics departments, San Jose State was rated ninth among the 124 FBS members.
LSIA’s study measured the use of fiscal resources leading to championship victories. Schools that expended less money winning either a conference or national championship earned higher scores than institutions that spent more. In 2012-13, San Jose State won the Military Bowl in football and Western Athletic Conference (WAC) championships in women’s swimming and diving, softball, and women’s tennis.
San Jose State was the most economically efficient FBS institution in the WAC and the Bay Area. The Spartans and Kent State are the only two schools with top-10 rankings in 2012 and 2013. San Jose State was #5 in 2012.
Colorado was named the #1-economically efficient athletics program for 2013. Oregon, San Diego State, West Virginia and Southern California rounded out the top-five.
Since beginning its research of NCAA Division I athletics in 2003, Texas A&M’s LSIA honored San Jose State in 2007 for employee diversity, one of 12 NCAA Division I programs for overall diversity in 2008 and one of the top-30 most economically efficient FBS programs in 2010.
EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT FINAL RESULTS TOP 25
|1. Colorado||Pac 12||1.46|
|2. Oregon||Pac 12||1.36|
|3. San Diego State||Mountain West||1.23|
|4. West Virginia||Big 12||1.21|
|5. Southern California||Pac 12||1.14|
|6. North Texas||Sun Belt||1.11|
|7. Arkansas State||Sun Belt||1.09|
|8. Kent State||Mid-America||1.00|
|9. San José State||WAC||0.9541|
|10. Oklahoma State||Big 12||0.9494|
|11. Boise State||Mountain West||0.9493|
|12. Western Kentucky||Sun Belt||0.9453|
|14. New Mexico||Mountain West||0.8543|
|16. Texas State||WAC||0.8375|
|17. Central Michigan||MAC||0.8028|
|18. New Mexico State||WAC||0.7953|
|19. Tulsa||Conference USA||0.7662|
|20. Utah State||WAC||0.7251|
|22. Kansas||Big 12||0.7139|
|23. Eastern Michigan||MAC||0.6954|
|24. Connecticut||Big East||0.6619|