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2021 Top Wisconsin Men's Football Schools

17 Colleges
$27,144 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Men's Football in Wisconsin ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 17 schools in Wisconsin to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin for Men's Football athletes in Wisconsin

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Our analysis found University of Wisconsin - Madison to be the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Wisconsin in this year’s ranking. UW - Madison is located in Madison, Wisconsin and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,915 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at UW - Madison made $89,944,636 in revenue, while incurring $31,714,090 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $58,230,546 for the sports team. The team has a great academic progress rate of 986, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UW - Madison is ranked #1 for overall quality in Wisconsin.

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#2

Saint Norbert College

De Pere, Wisconsin

The excellent sports programs at Saint Norbert College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Wisconsin. De Pere, Wisconsin is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 604 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at SNC made $502,564 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, SNC is ranked #5 for overall quality in Wisconsin.

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#3

Ripon College

Ripon, Wisconsin

Out of the 17 schools in Wisconsin that were part of this year’s ranking, Ripon College landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Ripon, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 197 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Ripon brought in $212,234 while tallying up $209,334 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $2,900, which isn’t bad at all.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Ripon also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#4

Beloit College

Beloit, Wisconsin

The excellent sports programs at Beloit College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Wisconsin. Beloit is a private not-for-profit institution located in Beloit, Wisconsin. The school has a small population, and it awarded 417 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Beloit brought home $303,857 in revenue in a single year.

Beloit excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#5

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Wisconsin list. Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the fairly large public school awarded 2,211 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at UW - La Crosse made $413,539 in revenue.

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#6

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Carthage College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. Carthage is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It awarded 734 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Carthage took home $681,093 in revenue.

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#7

Carroll University

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Carroll University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin list. Carroll U is a private not-for-profit institution located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The school has a small population, and it awarded 707 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Carroll U brought in $439,704 while tallying up $410,139 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $29,565 for the sports team.

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#8

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #8, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the fairly large public school awarded 2,231 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UW - Eau Claire made $555,555 in revenue, while incurring $499,985 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $55,570, which isn’t bad at all.

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#9

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lutheran College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 260 students in 2018-2019.

WLC brought in $407,451 while tallying up $402,125 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,326 for the sports team.

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#10

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,927 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UW - Stevens Point brought home $490,047 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Stout came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,625 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at UW - Stout took home $405,848 in revenue.

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#12

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #12, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh is a fairly large public school located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin that handed out 2,151 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at UW Oshkosh made $625,981 in revenue.

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#13

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - River Falls came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in River Falls, Wisconsin, and it awarded 1,267 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UW - River Falls brought home $439,554 in revenue in a single year.

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#14

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Whitewater is a public institution located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,426 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UW - Whitewater brought in $741,497 while tallying up $736,883 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,614 in profit.

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#15

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Platteville landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Platteville is a public institution located in Platteville, Wisconsin. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UW - Platteville brought in $846,117 while tallying up $798,583 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $47,534.

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#16

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, Wisconsin

Maranatha Baptist University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin list. Located in Watertown, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 130 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

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#17

Lakeland University

Plymouth, Wisconsin

Lakeland University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Wisconsin ranking. Lakeland is located in Plymouth, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 446 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Lakeland took home $378,475 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 17 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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