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2021 Top Kentucky Men's D1 Football Schools

3 Colleges
$19,539 Avg Tuition & Fees*
23% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Football in Kentucky ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 3 colleges and universities across Kentucky to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Football athletes in Kentucky. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

Our 2021 rankings named Murray State University the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. Murray, Kentucky is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,611 students in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Murray State made $3,514,694 in revenue, while incurring $3,344,324 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $170,370 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 962.

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#2

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

A rank of #2 on our list means Eastern Kentucky University is a great place for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. Richmond, Kentucky is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,737 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the FCS Men’s Football team at Eastern took home $4,163,865 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 952.

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#3

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky

The excellent sports programs at Morehead State University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Kentucky. Morehead State University is located in Morehead, Kentucky and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,289 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the FCS Men’s Football team at Morehead State University made $1,055,600 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 930.

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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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