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2021 Top Missouri Men's Football Schools

14 Colleges
$22,977 Avg Tuition & Fees*
37% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Missouri ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 14 schools in Missouri, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Football athletes in Missouri. 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 Missouri for Men's Football athletes in Missouri

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Washington University in St Louis tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Missouri. Saint Louis, Missouri is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,407 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at WUSTL made $673,891 in revenue, while incurring $659,371 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $14,520, which isn’t bad at all.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. WUSTL not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

Out of the 14 schools in Missouri that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Missouri - Columbia landed the #2 spot on the list. Mizzou is a public institution located in Columbia, Missouri. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,314 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Mizzou took home $38,471,523 in revenue and paid out $23,586,363 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $14,885,160 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Mizzou also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#3

Westminster College Missouri

Fulton, Missouri

Out of the 14 schools in Missouri that were part of this year’s ranking, Westminster College Missouri landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Fulton, Missouri, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 194 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Westminster Fulton made $202,305 in revenue.

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Out of the 14 schools in Missouri that were part of this year’s ranking, Missouri State University - Springfield landed the #4 spot on the list. Missouri State is a public institution located in Springfield, Missouri. The school has a large population, and it awarded 3,756 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Missouri State took home $3,846,066 in revenue.

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#5

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

A rank of #5 on our list means Southeast Missouri State University is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in Missouri working on their bachelor’s degree. Cape Girardeau, Missouri is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,711 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Southeast Missouri State University brought home $3,051,705 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

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#6

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri

Northwest Missouri State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri ranking, coming in at #6. Maryville, Missouri is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,101 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Northwest brought home $2,603,760 in revenue in a single year.

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#7

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

University of Central Missouri came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri ranking. Located in Warrensburg, Missouri, the fairly large public school handed out 2,021 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at UCM made $1,882,319 in revenue.

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#8

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

Lindenwood University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri ranking. Lindenwood University is located in Saint Charles, Missouri and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,829 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at Lindenwood University brought home $2,505,862 in revenue in a single year.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri ranking. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a public institution located in Rolla, Missouri. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,388 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Missouri University of Science and Technology brought in $1,571,317 while tallying up $1,537,572 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $33,745 for the sports team.

Missouri University of Science and Technology did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#10

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, Missouri

Southwest Baptist University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri ranking, coming in at #10. Located in Bolivar, Missouri, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 378 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Southwest Baptist University brought home $1,608,040 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

William Jewell College

Liberty, Missouri

William Jewell College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri ranking, coming in at #11. William Jewell College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Liberty, Missouri that handed out 323 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at William Jewell made $1,609,670 in revenue.

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Missouri Southern State University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri list. Located in Joplin, Missouri, the medium-sized public school awarded 979 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Missouri Southern made $1,937,736 in revenue, while incurring $1,922,291 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $15,445, which isn’t bad at all.

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#13

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

With a ranking of #13, Truman State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri ranking. Truman State University is a medium-sized public school located in Kirksville, Missouri that handed out 1,216 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Truman State brought home $1,232,926 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. Truman State excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#14

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Missouri Western State University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Missouri list. Located in Saint Joseph, Missouri, the medium-sized public school handed out 759 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Missouri Western made $1,886,571 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 971.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 14 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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