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The 25 schools that make the most money in college sports

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It is no secret that big-time college sports is a big-money business, and last year no school made more money from its athletics program than Texas A&M University.

In all, there are now 24 schools that make at least $100 million annually from their athletic department, according to data collected from USA Today and the U.S. Department of Education. That is up from 20 a year ago and 13 in 2014.

Here are the 25 schools that make the most revenue off of college sports and where most of the money comes from, including football, men's basketball, and women's basketball revenue, the three sports that typically generate the most money.

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25. UCLA - $96.9 million

1-year change: +12.1%
5-year change: +56.6%

Donations: $16.8 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $42.5 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $36.9 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $12.3 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $1.8 million

(Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

24. Nebraska - $102.2 million

1-year change: +7.8%
5-year change: +39.0%

Donations: $19.7 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $40.7 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $58.9 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $8.4 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $1.3 million

(Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

23. Washington - $103.3 million

1-year change: +3.3%
5-year change: +61.7%

Donations: $22.8 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $45.9 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $63.7 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $9.8 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $1.2 million

(Photo by Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

21. Oregon - $105.7 million

1-year change: -46.1%
5-year change: -13.6%

Donations: $27.0 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $42.2 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $57.0 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $8.8 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.3 million

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

20. Iowa - $106 million

1-year change: -46.1%
5-year change: -13.6%

Donations: $27.0 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $42.2 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $57.0 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $8.8 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.3 million

(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

19. Michigan State - $108.7 million

1-year change: +3.8%
5-year change: +30.1%

Donations: $26.4 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $48.2 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $53.3 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $18.2 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.8 million

(Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

18. Minnesota - $111.2 million

1-year change: +4.7%
5-year change: +41.2%

Donations: $20.4 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $47.3 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $37.2 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $13.4 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.7 million

(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

17. South Carolina - $113.2 million

1-year change: +14.8%
5-year change: +41.7%

Donations: $31.2 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $41.1 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $54.9 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $8.2 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $1.0 million

(Photo by Jim Dedmon/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

16. Arkansas - $114.2 million

1-year change: +18.0%
5-year change: +46.2%

Donations: $24.4 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $49.8 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $61.6 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $15.9 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.3 million

(Photo by John Bunch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

15. Georgia - $116.2 million

1-year change: +12.2%
5-year change: +29.4%

Donations: $33.9 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $49.8 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $80.5 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $8.5 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.9 million

(Photo by Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

14. Kentucky - $116.5 million

1-year change: +20.5%
5-year change: +46.2%

Donations: $24.2 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $56.3 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $33.4 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $23.8 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.6 million

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

13. Florida State - $120.8 million

1-year change: +15.3%
5-year change: +62.4%

Donations: $25.3 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $49.6 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $56.9 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $10.2 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $3.8 million

(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

12. Wisconsin - $123.9 million

1-year change: -3.1%
5-year change: +29.0%

Donations: $22.8 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $54.4 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $47.6 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $20.0 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $1.6 million

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

11. Auburn - $124.7 million

1-year change: +9.6%
5-year change: +34.6%

Donations: $37.0 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $46.3 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $70.5 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $10.3 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $1.7 million

(Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).

10. Penn State - $125.7 million

1-year change: +9.6%
5-year change: +34.6%

Donations: $37.0 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $46.3 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $70.5 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $10.3 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $1.7 million

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

9. Tennessee - $126.6 million

1-year change: +17.8%
5-year change: +9.4%

Donations: $33.4 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $54.5 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $73.4 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $15.9 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $5.6 million

(Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

7. LSU - $138.6 million

1-year change: +3.7%
5-year change: +24.9%

Donations: $39.5 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $49.9 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $82.8 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $7.9 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.4 million

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

6. Florida - $147.1 million

1-year change: +18.1%
5-year change: +25.6%

Donations: $58.1 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $55.5 million

3-year avg. football revenue: $72.9 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $11.5 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $0.9 million

(Photo by Jamie Gilliam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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