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2021 Top Louisiana Men's D1 Football Schools

5 Colleges
$16,510 Avg Tuition & Fees*
16% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Football in Louisiana ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 5 schools in Louisiana, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Football athletes in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana for D1 Men's Football athletes in Louisiana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana

Our 2021 rankings named Grambling State University the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Louisiana working on their bachelor’s degree. This medium-sized public school is located in Grambling, Louisiana, and it awarded 569 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the FCS Men’s Football team at GSU made $3,329,390 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 937.

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#2

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

The excellent sports programs at Southeastern Louisiana University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Louisiana. This fairly large public school is located in Hammond, Louisiana, and it awarded 1,763 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Southeastern brought home $3,710,288 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 942.

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#3

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Out of the 5 schools in Louisiana that were part of this year’s ranking, Nicholls State University landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, the medium-sized public school awarded 979 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Nicholls State University made $3,076,871 in revenue, while incurring $2,967,630 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $109,241 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 945.

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#4

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern University and A & M College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Louisiana list. Southern University and A & M College is a public institution located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 730 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Southern University and A & M College took home $3,281,704 in revenue and paid out $2,145,322 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,136,382 for the sports team.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northwestern State University of Louisiana. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Football athletes in Louisiana list. Located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the fairly large public school handed out 1,229 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at NSU brought home $3,097,450 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 5 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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