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2021 Top Connecticut Men's Football Schools

9 Colleges
$40,749 Avg Tuition & Fees*
56% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Men's Football in Connecticut ranking.

We analyzed 9 colleges and universities across Connecticut to determine which were the best for Men's Football athletes in Connecticut. 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 Connecticut for Men's Football athletes in Connecticut

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

Wesleyan University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Connecticut. Wesleyan University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Middletown, Connecticut that handed out 1,096 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Wesleyan U brought in $740,782 while tallying up $739,889 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $893.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Wesleyan U did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Trinity College. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 596 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Trinity Bantams took home $1,092,512 in revenue and paid out $857,170 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $235,342 for the sports team.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Trinity Bantams also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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#3

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

A rank of #3 on our list means University of Connecticut is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in Connecticut working on their bachelor’s degree. UCONN is located in Storrs, Connecticut and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 6,052 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at UCONN made $16,224,408 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 976.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UCONN also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#4

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

The excellent sports programs at Sacred Heart University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Connecticut. Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,411 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Sacred Heart made $3,267,299 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 954.

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#5

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Yale University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Connecticut list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in New Haven, Connecticut, and it awarded 1,664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Yale took home $4,247,553 in revenue and paid out $4,247,118 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $435 for the sports team. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 992.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Yale also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#6

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut

Western Connecticut State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #6. WestConn is located in Danbury, Connecticut and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 987 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at WestConn took home $558,562 in revenue.

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#7

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Connecticut ranking. This fairly large public school is located in New Britain, Connecticut, and it awarded 2,083 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at CCSU made $3,106,994 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 960.

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#8

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

University of New Haven came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Connecticut ranking. University of New Haven is a private not-for-profit institution located in West Haven, Connecticut. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,189 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at University of New Haven took home $1,719,124 in revenue and paid out $1,658,999 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $60,125 for the sports team.

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#9

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut

Southern Connecticut State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Connecticut ranking. New Haven, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,676 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at SCSU took home $785,825 in revenue.

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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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