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2021 Top Rocky Mountains Region Men's D1 Football Schools

6 Colleges
$22,507 Avg Tuition & Fees*
19% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 the Rocky Mountains Region ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 6 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to determine which ones were the best for D1 Men's Football athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region. 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 the Rocky Mountains Region for D1 Men's Football athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
#17 in Quality in the Rocky Mountains Region

Montana State University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region. MSU Bozeman is a public institution located in Bozeman, Montana. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,551 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at MSU Bozeman took home $8,709,180 in revenue and paid out $6,955,242 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,753,938 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 950.

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#2

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado
#23 in Quality in the Rocky Mountains Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Northern Colorado. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Football athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region list. University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public school located in Greeley, Colorado that handed out 2,026 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at University of Northern Colorado brought home $3,882,353 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 968.

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#3

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana

The excellent sports programs at The University of Montana helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Football athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region. UM is located in Missoula, Montana and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,614 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

UM brought in $8,620,428 while tallying up $5,747,021 in expenses for its FCS Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,873,407 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

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#4

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah
#25 in Quality in the Rocky Mountains Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern Utah University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Football athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Cedar City, Utah is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,203 students in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Southern Utah University made $4,384,472 in revenue, while incurring $3,762,056 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $622,416, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 953.

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#5

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Weber State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Football athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region list. This large public school is located in Ogden, Utah, and it awarded 2,451 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at WSU brought home $4,092,794 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 957.

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#6

Idaho State University

Pocatello, Idaho

Idaho State University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Football in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, the fairly large public school handed out 1,286 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the FCS Men’s Football team at ISU took home $3,993,358 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 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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