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2021 Top Colorado Men's D1 Football Schools

1 Colleges
$22,245 Avg Tuition & Fees*
27% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Football in Colorado ranking.

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Top College in Colorado for D1 Men's Football athletes in Colorado

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University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado

University of Northern Colorado tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Colorado. 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.

Speaking financially, the FCS Men’s Football team at University of Northern Colorado took home $3,882,353 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 968.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 1 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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