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2021 Top Connecticut Men's D1 Football Schools

3 Colleges
$40,866 Avg Tuition & Fees*
57% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Football in Connecticut ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 3 colleges and universities across Connecticut to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Football athletes in Connecticut. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

Our analysis found Sacred Heart University to be the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Connecticut in this year’s ranking. Fairfield, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,411 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the FCS Men’s Football team at Sacred Heart took home $3,267,299 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 954.

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#2

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

A rank of #2 on our list means Yale University is a great place for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Connecticut working on their bachelor’s degree. New Haven, Connecticut is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,664 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Yale took home $4,247,553 in revenue and paid out $4,247,118 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $435. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 992.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Yale also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#3

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Central Connecticut State University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Central Connecticut State University is a fairly large public school located in New Britain, Connecticut that handed out 2,083 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the FCS Men’s Football team at CCSU took home $3,106,994 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 960.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 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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