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2021 Top Oklahoma Men's Football Schools

10 Colleges
$19,431 Avg Tuition & Fees*
22% 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 Oklahoma ranking.

Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Oklahoma to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma for Men's Football athletes in Oklahoma

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, Oklahoma and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,805 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at University of Oklahoma took home $94,817,907 in revenue and paid out $43,453,315 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $51,364,592 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. University of Oklahoma not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The excellent sports programs at University of Tulsa helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Oklahoma. Tulsa, Oklahoma is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 820 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at University of Tulsa brought home $15,231,473 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 945.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%. University of Tulsa also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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A rank of #3 on our list means Oklahoma State University - Main Campus is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in Oklahoma working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the large public school handed out 4,899 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

OSU brought in $52,218,241 while tallying up $24,289,694 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $27,928,547 in profit.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Oklahoma ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, OSU is ranked #4 for overall quality in Oklahoma.

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#4

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

Out of the 10 schools in Oklahoma that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Central Oklahoma landed the #4 spot on the list. This fairly large public school is located in Edmond, Oklahoma, and it awarded 2,534 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UCO made $1,724,947 in revenue, while incurring $1,649,856 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $75,091, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 965.

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#5

Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northeastern State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Oklahoma list. Located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,412 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at NSU took home $1,552,371 in revenue.

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#6

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Southwestern Oklahoma State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Oklahoma ranking, coming in at #6. Located in Weatherford, Oklahoma, the small public school awarded 821 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at SWOSU took home $1,215,895 in revenue.

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East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma

East Central University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Oklahoma ranking. East Central University is a small public school located in Ada, Oklahoma that handed out 613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

ECU brought in $1,025,735 while tallying up $980,162 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $45,573, which isn’t bad at all.

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With a ranking of #8, Southeastern Oklahoma State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Oklahoma ranking. Southeastern Oklahoma State University is a public institution located in Durant, Oklahoma. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 583 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Southeastern Oklahoma State University brought home $1,149,395 in revenue in a single year.

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Oklahoma Panhandle State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Oklahoma ranking, coming in at #9. OPSU is a public institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. The school has a small population, and it awarded 269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at OPSU made $901,022 in revenue, while incurring $797,105 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $103,917.

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Oklahoma ranking, coming in at #10. Located in Alva, Oklahoma, the small public school handed out 352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at NWOSU brought home $1,102,065 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 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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