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2021 Top Nebraska Men's Football Schools

5 Colleges
$19,179 Avg Tuition & Fees*
30% 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 Nebraska ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 5 schools in Nebraska to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in Nebraska. 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 Nebraska for Men's Football athletes in Nebraska

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Lincoln tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Nebraska. UNL is a public institution located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,859 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UNL brought in $94,336,296 while tallying up $34,574,999 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $59,761,297 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

UNL also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#2

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Nebraska Wesleyan University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. NWU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The school has a small population, and it awarded 480 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at NWU made $314,954 in revenue.

NWU did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Chadron State College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Nebraska list. Chadron, Nebraska is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 415 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Chadron State College took home $1,452,549 in revenue.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Nebraska at Kearney. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football athletes in Nebraska list. Located in Kearney, Nebraska, the medium-sized public school awarded 850 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UNK brought home $1,650,786 in revenue in a single year.

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#5

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Wayne State College. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Wayne, Nebraska, the small public school awarded 592 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at WSC made $949,623 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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