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2021 Top Idaho Men's Football Schools

3 Colleges
$25,565 Avg Tuition & Fees*
19% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Men's Football in Idaho ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 3 schools in Idaho, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Football athletes in Idaho. 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 Idaho for Men's Football athletes in Idaho

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho

University of Idaho tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Idaho. University of Idaho is a fairly large public school located in Moscow, Idaho that handed out 1,848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at U of I made $5,515,778 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 957.

U of I also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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Boise State University

Boise, Idaho

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Boise State University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. This large public school is located in Boise, Idaho, and it awarded 3,473 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Boise State made $20,281,713 in revenue, while incurring $14,600,947 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $5,680,766. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 981.

Boise State did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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Idaho State University

Pocatello, Idaho

A rank of #3 on our list means Idaho State University is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in Idaho working on their bachelor’s degree. ISU is located in Pocatello, Idaho and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,286 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at ISU made $3,993,358 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 schools only.


  • 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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