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2021 Top Mississippi Men's Football Schools

9 Colleges
$16,801 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. 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 Mississippi ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 9 schools in Mississippi to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in Mississippi. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in Mississippi for Men's Football athletes in Mississippi

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Millsaps College

Jackson, Mississippi

Our analysis found Millsaps College to be the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Mississippi in this year’s ranking. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 181 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Millsaps brought home $425,671 in revenue in a single year.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Millsaps also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#2

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Mississippi. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Mississippi list. Ole Miss is located in University, Mississippi and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,610 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at Ole Miss made $48,247,277 in revenue, while incurring $32,215,416 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $16,031,861, which isn’t bad at all. The great academic progress rate of 997 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Ole Miss not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi

Out of the 9 schools in Mississippi that were part of this year’s ranking, Mississippi State University landed the #3 spot on the list. Mississippi State is a large public school situated in Mississippi State, Mississippi. It awarded 3,923 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Mississippi State brought in $38,035,088 while tallying up $24,026,197 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $14,008,891. The great academic progress rate of 984 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Mississippi State also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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#4

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

The excellent sports programs at University of Southern Mississippi helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Mississippi. Hattiesburg, Mississippi is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,470 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Southern Miss brought home $7,068,057 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 945.

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#5

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi

A rank of #5 on our list means Alcorn State University is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Alcorn State, Mississippi, the small public school handed out 503 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Alcorn State made $2,956,855 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 963.

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#6

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson State University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Mississippi list. Jackson State is located in Jackson, Mississippi and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,155 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Jackson State took home $2,428,061 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 973.

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#7

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, Mississippi

With a ranking of #7, Mississippi Valley State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Mississippi ranking. Mississippi Valley State University is a public institution located in Itta Bena, Mississippi. The school has a small population, and it awarded 287 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Mississippi Valley State University took home $1,224,470 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 938.

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#8

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi

Delta State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Mississippi ranking. Located in Cleveland, Mississippi, the small public school handed out 596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Delta State University took home $1,589,268 in revenue.

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#9

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi

Mississippi College landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Mississippi ranking. Clinton, Mississippi is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 750 students in 2018-2019.

The team at MC took home $2,053,678 in revenue and paid out $1,911,866 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $141,812 in profit.

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

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 9 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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