Private schools add lacrosse to attract students

 

The Associated Press

Three small, private schools in Indiana have joined the trend of adding lacrosse programs in hopes of attracting students.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1qSHYyY) DePauw University started teams last year, Wabash College is launching a program next year and University of Indianapolis is starting a program in 2016. Officials say adding lacrosse makes economic for schools trying to attract students who can afford tuition ranging from $25,000 to $45,000 annually.

University of Indianapolis athletic director Sue Willey said the Division II school will give only partial scholarships. She estimates that with tuition of about $25,150, recruiting 70 to 80 students to play lacrosse could bring in close to $2 million while the cost will be about $230,000 a year for its men's and women's teams.

Information from: Indianapolis Business Journal, http://www.ibj.com

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