Since I have been working with the Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) database for other things, I thought I'd take a look at which schools offer the most equal scholarship aid per athlete for men and women. To do so, I divided the total athlete aid for men and women by the unduplicated count of men and women athletes at each school in every year. I then calculated the ratio of female aid/athlete to male aid/athlete. Finally, I sorted them by year and female/male aid per athlete ratio.
One surprising fact was that Baylor has consistently ranked the worst in the last few years. In 2014, Baylor female athletes received $0.55 in aid/athlete for every $1 in aid/athlete given men.
Schools like Stanford and UNC-Chapel Hill (who are incidentally playing against each other in today's Sun Bowl) appear to have a relatively good record of aid equality. The table below shows the 2014-2015 data for school whose ratio were 1.1 or less. The full table for all years can be obtained by clicking the link at the end of this post.
If you want to see the entire PDF file for all P5 schools, click here. It is sorted by year and ratio of female aid/athlete to male aid/athlete. The interpretation of the ratio is how many dollars in aid per athlete were given to women for every $1 in aid per athlete given to men at each school in each year.
As always, criticisms/suggestions/questions are welcome.