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2021 Top Georgia Men's D1 Football Schools

2 Colleges
$21,226 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% 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. 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 Georgia ranking.

Our analysis looked at 2 schools in Georgia to determine which ones were the best for D1 Men's Football athletes in Georgia. 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 Georgia for D1 Men's Football athletes in Georgia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

Mercer University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Georgia. Located in Macon, Georgia, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,205 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Mercer brought home $5,307,714 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Mercer is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Savannah State University

Savannah, Georgia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Savannah State University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Savannah, Georgia, the small public school awarded 579 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Savannah State University brought home $1,456,836 in revenue in a single year.

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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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