Alabama, Florida, Kentucky and LSU are known for their on-field excellence.
According to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Brad Wolverton and Sandhya Kambhamptai, those four SEC schools are also among the 10 institutions in which more money was given back to academic programs than the subsidies that went into athletics between 2011 and 2014.
Per the study, more than 40 athletic programs reported giving money back to their campuses for academic reasons during that four-time time period, beginning in 2011 when the NCAA began to track those expenses.
Only 10 academic institutions in the country — including Alabama, Florida, Kentucky and LSU — reported more money being transferred to the institution than the subsidies that went toward the athletic department.
The other colleges to crack the list included Texas, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan and Purdue.
That puts the SEC tied at the top of the list with four schools along with the Ben Ten. Additionally, two Big 12 schools were presented.