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2021 Top Maine Men's Football Schools

4 Colleges
$43,133 Avg Tuition & Fees*
62% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Men's Football in Maine ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in Maine to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in Maine. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in Maine for Men's Football athletes in Maine

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Colby College

Waterville, Maine

Our 2021 rankings named Colby College the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Maine working on their bachelor’s degree. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Waterville, Maine, and it awarded 608 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Colby took home $750,118 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. Colby also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#2

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

The excellent sports programs at Bates College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Maine. Lewiston, Maine is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 565 students in 2018-2019.

Bates brought in $588,970 while tallying up $588,814 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $156 for the sports team.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Maine ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Bates is ranked #3 for overall quality in Maine.

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#3

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine

A rank of #3 on our list means Maine Maritime Academy is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in Maine working on their bachelor’s degree. Castine, Maine is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 207 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Maine Maritime made $440,452 in revenue.

Maine Maritime also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

University of Maine

Orono, Maine

Out of the 4 schools in Maine that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Maine landed the #4 spot on the list. UMaine is a public institution located in Orono, Maine. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,739 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at UMaine took home $4,287,134 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 952.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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