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2021 Top Florida Men's D1 Football Schools

4 Colleges
$29,577 Avg Tuition & Fees*
27% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Football in Florida ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in Florida to determine which ones were the best for D1 Men's Football athletes in Florida. 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 Florida for D1 Men's Football athletes in Florida

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida

Our analysis found Jacksonville University to be the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Florida in this year’s ranking. JU is located in Jacksonville, Florida and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 762 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The FCS Men’s Football team at JU brought home $1,307,558 in revenue in a single year.

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#2

Stetson University

DeLand, Florida

Out of the 4 schools in Florida that were part of this year’s ranking, Stetson University landed the #2 spot on the list. Stetson is located in DeLand, Florida and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 799 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the FCS Men’s Football team at Stetson made $1,887,025 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 968.

Stetson also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a medium-sized public school located in Tallahassee, Florida that handed out 1,444 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the FCS Men’s Football team at Florida A&M University took home $3,115,877 in revenue.

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#4

Bethune - Cookman University

Daytona Beach, Florida

A rank of #4 on our list means Bethune - Cookman University is a great place for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Florida working on their bachelor’s degree. Daytona Beach, Florida is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 477 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the FCS Men’s Football team at Bethune - Cookman University made $4,912,069 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 938.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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