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2021 Top Arkansas Men's Football Schools

11 Colleges
$19,939 Avg Tuition & Fees*
29% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Men's Football in Arkansas ranking is part of that endeavor.

After analyzing 11 schools in Arkansas, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Football athletes in Arkansas. 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 Arkansas for Men's Football athletes in Arkansas

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

University of Arkansas tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,181 students in 2018-2019.

UARK brought in $76,463,785 while tallying up $43,162,670 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $33,301,115 in profit.

UARK also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#2

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Hendrix College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Arkansas list. Conway, Arkansas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 338 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Hendrix brought home $544,713 in revenue in a single year.

Hendrix also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#3

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Central Arkansas. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Arkansas list. UCA is a public institution located in Conway, Arkansas. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,747 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UCA brought home $3,142,657 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 965.

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The excellent sports programs at Arkansas State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Arkansas. A-State is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,850 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at A-State took home $7,789,945 in revenue.

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#5

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Arkansas list. Located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the small public school handed out 433 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UAPB brought home $2,354,136 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 949.

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#6

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Ouachita Baptist University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Arkansas ranking, coming in at #6. Ouachita Baptist is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It awarded 399 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Ouachita Baptist made $2,235,543 in revenue, while incurring $2,094,732 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $140,811 for the sports team.

Ouachita Baptist also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#7

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas

Harding University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Arkansas list. Located in Searcy, Arkansas, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 888 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Harding took home $1,706,483 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Arkansas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Harding is ranked #3 for overall quality in Arkansas.

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#8

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas

Arkansas Tech University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Arkansas ranking. ATU is a public institution located in Russellville, Arkansas. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,360 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at ATU took home $1,442,222 in revenue and paid out $1,417,996 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $24,226. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 972.

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#9

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

With a ranking of #9, Henderson State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Arkansas ranking. This small public school is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and it awarded 534 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Henderson State University took home $1,260,242 in revenue.

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#10

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Monticello ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Arkansas list. UAM is a public institution located in Monticello, Arkansas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 444 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at UAM took home $1,105,783 in revenue.

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With a ranking of #11, Southern Arkansas University Main Campus did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Arkansas ranking. Located in Magnolia, Arkansas, the small public school awarded 495 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus brought home $1,027,375 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 11 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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