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2021 Top New Mexico Men's Football Schools

5 Colleges
$15,789 Avg Tuition & Fees*
11% 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. 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 New Mexico ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 5 schools in New Mexico, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Football athletes in New Mexico. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in New Mexico for Men's Football athletes in New Mexico

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Our analysis found University of New Mexico - Main Campus to be the best school for Men’s Football athletes in New Mexico in this year’s ranking. University of New Mexico - Main Campus is a large public school located in Albuquerque, New Mexico that handed out 4,321 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UNM brought home $9,160,962 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 943.

UNM did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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The excellent sports programs at New Mexico State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in New Mexico. Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the fairly large public school handed out 2,465 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at NMSU Main Campus made $8,565,863 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 956.

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

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The excellent sports programs at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in New Mexico. Portales, New Mexico is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 707 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at ENMU - Main Campus made $1,034,267 in revenue.

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#4

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico

The excellent sports programs at Western New Mexico University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in New Mexico. Western New Mexico University is located in Silver City, New Mexico and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 254 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Western New Mexico University brought in $662,189 while tallying up $644,928 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $17,261 in profit.

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#5

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Out of the 5 schools in New Mexico that were part of this year’s ranking, New Mexico Highlands University landed the #5 spot on the list. Located in Las Vegas, New Mexico, the small public school handed out 489 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at New Mexico Highlands University took home $942,749 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 5 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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