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2021 Top Ohio Men's D1 Football Schools

2 Colleges
$26,704 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Football in Ohio ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 2 schools in Ohio, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Football athletes in Ohio. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in Ohio for D1 Men's Football athletes in Ohio

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

Our analysis found University of Dayton to be the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Ohio in this year’s ranking. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,167 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at UDayton brought home $159,593 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 991 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UDayton not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio

The excellent sports programs at Youngstown State University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Ohio. Youngstown State University is a public institution located in Youngstown, Ohio. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,645 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Youngstown State University brought home $4,349,972 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 956.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 2 schools only.


  • 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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