The recruiting process is stressful for all involved, but for U of L and Michigan State it can be even more so.
U of L has an annual recruitment budget of about $20 million, and recruiting is one of the largest costs for the school.
It’s estimated that about half of U of l’s $21 million in revenue from alumni donations comes from recruiting.
In 2017, it hired nearly 1,500 people, which was a 6 percent increase from the year before.
In fact, recruiting is the largest expense for the entire university.
But that’s not all.
For Michigan State, recruiting costs are spread out across all of its departments and programs, from the university’s athletic programs to the football program, according to an annual report issued last month.
The university also spent $8.5 million on recruiting in 2016, the most since 2009, according the report.
In addition to the cost of recruiting, the university also has to deal with the costs of living and other expenses.
According to the report, the school spent $14 million on hotel and dining costs in 2017.
And the average salary for a recruiting officer is $100,000, and the average cost per student is $18,600, according with the report released last month by the university.