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2021 Top Maryland Men's Football Schools

9 Colleges
$31,055 Avg Tuition & Fees*
44% 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 Men's Football in Maryland ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 9 schools in Maryland to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in Maryland. 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 Maryland for Men's Football athletes in Maryland

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Our 2021 rankings named Johns Hopkins University the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,747 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Johns Hopkins made $759,356 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Johns Hopkins also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland

Out of the 9 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Maryland - College Park landed the #2 spot on the list. University of Maryland - College Park is a large public school located in College Park, Maryland that handed out 8,390 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UMCP took home $46,592,593 in revenue and paid out $28,507,867 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $18,084,726 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 956.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UMCP not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Salisbury University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Maryland list. Salisbury University is a medium-sized public school located in Salisbury, Maryland that handed out 1,867 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Salisbury made $689,537 in revenue, while incurring $625,428 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $64,109. The team has a great academic progress rate of 988, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#4

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland

The excellent sports programs at McDaniel College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Maryland. McDaniel is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Westminster, Maryland. It awarded 404 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at McDaniel made $629,971 in revenue, while incurring $464,450 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $165,521 for the sports team.

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#5

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland

Out of the 9 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, Stevenson University landed the #5 spot on the list. Stevenson is a private not-for-profit institution located in Stevenson, Maryland. The school has a small population, and it awarded 804 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Stevenson took home $606,786 in revenue.

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#6

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg State University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Maryland list. Located in Frostburg, Maryland, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,122 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Frostburg State brought home $821,788 in revenue in a single year.

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#7

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

Towson University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Maryland ranking. Located in Towson, Maryland, the large public school awarded 4,786 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Towson brought home $4,822,097 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 969.

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#8

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Morgan State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Maryland ranking, coming in at #8. Baltimore, Maryland is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,091 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Morgan State brought home $3,367,780 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 940.

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#9

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

Bowie State University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Maryland list. Bowie State University is a public institution located in Bowie, Maryland. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 826 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Bowie State University made $1,197,936 in revenue, while incurring $1,191,385 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,551.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 9 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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