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2021 Top Georgia Men's Football Schools

15 Colleges
$24,056 Avg Tuition & Fees*
30% 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. 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 Georgia ranking.

Our analysis looked at 15 schools in Georgia to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in Georgia. 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 Georgia for Men's Football athletes in Georgia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our 2021 rankings named Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Georgia working on their bachelor’s degree. Georgia Tech is a public institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The school has a large population, and it awarded 3,717 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Georgia Tech took home $42,553,892 in revenue and paid out $29,744,089 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $12,809,803 in profit. The great academic progress rate of 978 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. Georgia Tech also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Out of the 14 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Georgia landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Athens, Georgia, the large public school awarded 8,022 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

UGA brought in $123,073,722 while tallying up $49,207,808 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $73,865,914, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 969.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. UGA also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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#3

Berry College

Mount Berry, Georgia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Berry College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Georgia list. Berry is a private not-for-profit institution located in Mount Berry, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 539 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Berry brought in $994,987 while tallying up $897,890 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $97,097, which isn’t bad at all.

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

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Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mercer University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Georgia list. Mercer is a private not-for-profit institution located in Macon, Georgia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,205 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Mercer made $5,307,714 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Mercer excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#5

LaGrange College

Lagrange, Georgia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend LaGrange College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Georgia list. LaGrange is located in Lagrange, Georgia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 172 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at LaGrange made $626,997 in revenue.

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#6

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

Georgia Southern University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia ranking. GaSou is a large public school situated in Statesboro, Georgia. It awarded 4,502 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at GaSou took home $6,123,720 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 949.

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#7

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia State University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia ranking. Georgia State is a large public school situated in Atlanta, Georgia. It awarded 5,196 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Georgia State brought home $8,267,631 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 958.

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Savannah State University

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia list. Savannah State University is located in Savannah, Georgia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 579 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Savannah State University took home $1,456,836 in revenue.

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Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Valdosta, Georgia, and it awarded 1,503 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at VSU took home $1,545,143 in revenue.

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#10

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

University of West Georgia came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia ranking. Located in Carrollton, Georgia, the fairly large public school handed out 1,896 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at University of West Georgia took home $1,751,919 in revenue.

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#10

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia

Clark Atlanta University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia list. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 483 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

CAU brought in $2,535,856 while tallying up $2,359,660 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $176,196 for the sports team.

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Albany State University

Albany, Georgia

Albany State University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia ranking. Albany State is a public institution located in Albany, Georgia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 449 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Albany State made $229,371 in revenue.

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Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, Georgia

Fort Valley State University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia list. Fort Valley State University is a public institution located in Fort Valley, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 331 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Fort Valley State University made $580,586 in revenue, while incurring $546,492 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $34,094.

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#14

Morehouse College

Atlanta, Georgia
#12 in Quality in Georgia

Morehouse College landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia ranking. Atlanta, Georgia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 396 students in 2018-2019.

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Shorter University

Rome, Georgia

Shorter University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Georgia ranking. Shorter University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Rome, Georgia that handed out 293 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Shorter made $1,329,387 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 15 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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