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2021 Top Far Western US Region Men's D1 Football Schools

6 Colleges
$31,085 Avg Tuition & Fees*
35% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Football in the Far Western US Region ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 6 schools in the Far Western US Region , we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Football athletes in the Far Western US Region. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in the Far Western US Region for D1 Men's Football athletes in the Far Western US Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of San Diego

San Diego, California
#25 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of San Diego tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in the Far Western US Region. San Diego, California is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,501 students in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at USD brought home $1,532,784 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 977, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, USD is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#24 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

The excellent sports programs at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Football athletes in the Far Western US Region. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a large public school situated in San Luis Obispo, California. It awarded 5,185 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo brought home $4,546,931 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 983.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#3

University of California - Davis

Davis, California
#11 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Out of the 6 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of California - Davis landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Davis, California, the large public school awarded 8,711 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at UC Davis brought home $5,754,648 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, UC Davis is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Eastern Washington University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Cheney, Washington is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,439 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the FCS Men’s Football team at EWU made $6,739,277 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 963.

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#5

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

A rank of #5 on our list means Portland State University is a great place for D1 Men’s Football athletes in the Far Western US Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Portland State University is a large public school situated in Portland, Oregon. It awarded 4,863 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Portland State University made $4,563,174 in revenue, while incurring $4,092,668 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $470,506 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 954.

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California State University - Sacramento came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Football in the Far Western US Region ranking. This large public school is located in Sacramento, California, and it awarded 7,479 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the FCS Men’s Football team at Sac State took home $5,515,779 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 959.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 6 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Revenue and expense information comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) website.
  • The academic progress rate (APR) of each team was made available by the NCAA.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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