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2021 Top Louisiana Men's Football Schools

10 Colleges
$22,292 Avg Tuition & Fees*
26% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Men's Football in Louisiana ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 10 colleges and universities across Louisiana to determine which were the best for Men's Football athletes in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana for Men's Football athletes in Louisiana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our analysis found Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College to be the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Louisiana in this year’s ranking. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the large public school handed out 5,129 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Louisiana State University made $91,950,610 in revenue, while incurring $35,319,160 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $56,631,450 in profit.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Louisiana ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Louisiana State University is ranked #2 for overall quality in Louisiana.

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#2

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Tulane University of Louisiana. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Louisiana list. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,417 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Tulane brought home $13,291,710 in revenue in a single year.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Tulane also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

Out of the 10 schools in Louisiana that were part of this year’s ranking, Louisiana Tech University landed the #3 spot on the list. Louisiana Tech is a public institution located in Ruston, Louisiana. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Louisiana Tech took home $8,572,588 in revenue and paid out $8,443,279 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $129,309 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 964.

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#4

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Grambling State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Louisiana list. This medium-sized public school is located in Grambling, Louisiana, and it awarded 569 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at GSU made $3,329,390 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 937.

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#5

Louisiana College

Pineville, Louisiana

A rank of #5 on our list means Louisiana College is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in Louisiana working on their bachelor’s degree. Pineville, Louisiana is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 127 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Louisiana College took home $600,929 in revenue.

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#6

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

Southeastern Louisiana University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Louisiana ranking. Southeastern is located in Hammond, Louisiana and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,763 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Southeastern took home $3,710,288 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 942.

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University of Louisiana at Monroe ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Louisiana list. University of Louisiana at Monroe is a medium-sized public school located in Monroe, Louisiana that handed out 1,235 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at ULM brought home $5,304,043 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 966.

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#8

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Nicholls State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Louisiana list. This medium-sized public school is located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and it awarded 979 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Nicholls State University brought in $3,076,871 while tallying up $2,967,630 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $109,241, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 945.

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#9

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Southern University and A & M College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Louisiana list. Southern University and A & M College is a public institution located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 730 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Southern University and A & M College brought in $3,281,704 while tallying up $2,145,322 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,136,382 for the sports team.

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#10

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Louisiana list. NSU is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,229 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at NSU took home $3,097,450 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 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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