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2021 Top Colorado Men's Football Schools

8 Colleges
$24,411 Avg Tuition & Fees*
24% 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Men's Football in Colorado ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 8 colleges and universities across Colorado to determine which were the best for Men's Football athletes in Colorado. 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 Colorado for Men's Football athletes in Colorado

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

University of Colorado Boulder tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Colorado. Located in Boulder, Colorado, the large public school handed out 6,744 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at CU - Boulder made $43,461,696 in revenue, while incurring $29,642,881 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $13,818,815 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 955.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Colorado ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, CU - Boulder is ranked #4 for overall quality in Colorado.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Colorado State University - Fort Collins. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Colorado State is a public institution located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,498 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Colorado State took home $24,782,902 in revenue.

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

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#3

University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado

The excellent sports programs at University of Northern Colorado helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Colorado. University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,026 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at University of Northern Colorado made $3,882,353 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 968.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Colorado State University - Pueblo. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Colorado list. Colorado State University - Pueblo is a medium-sized public school situated in Pueblo, Colorado. It awarded 749 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Colorado State University - Pueblo brought home $2,025,577 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 954.

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#5

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado

Out of the 8 schools in Colorado that were part of this year’s ranking, Adams State University landed the #5 spot on the list. Adams State is located in Alamosa, Colorado and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 349 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at Adams State brought home $1,130,112 in revenue in a single year.

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#6

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

Colorado Mesa University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Colorado ranking, coming in at #6. Colorado Mesa is a medium-sized public school situated in Grand Junction, Colorado. It awarded 1,189 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Colorado Mesa took home $1,281,485 in revenue and paid out $1,272,847 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $8,638 for the sports team.

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#7

Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado

Fort Lewis College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Colorado list. Located in Durango, Colorado, the small public school handed out 667 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

FLC brought in $1,278,954 while tallying up $1,278,774 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $180, which isn’t bad at all.

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#8

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado

With a ranking of #8, Western Colorado University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Colorado ranking. Gunnison, Colorado is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 463 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Western brought home $1,566,760 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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