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NCSA analyzed over 600 four-year colleges with college football programs across five division levels (D1-FBS, D1-FCS, D2, D3 and NAIA) to develop a list of the Best Football Colleges for Student-Athletes. Learn more about football recruiting.

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1

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$51,354

Avg. Cost After Aid

$12,265

NCSA Favorites

8022

General Rank

4

Grad Rank

15


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2

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$28,659

Avg. Cost After Aid

$8,057

NCSA Favorites

14758

General Rank

28

Grad Rank

47


Favorite

3

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$50,340

Avg. Cost After Aid

$9,749

NCSA Favorites

4137

General Rank

1

Grad Rank

3


Favorite

4

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$42,218

Avg. Cost After Aid

$14,171

NCSA Favorites

8666

General Rank

18

Grad Rank

39


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5

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$49,350

Avg. Cost After Aid

$16,010

NCSA Favorites

9419

General Rank

22

Grad Rank

33


Favorite

6

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$43,176

Avg. Cost After Aid

$14,846

NCSA Favorites

6558

General Rank

20

Grad Rank

36


Favorite

7

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$35,170

Avg. Cost After Aid

$13,918

NCSA Favorites

6408

General Rank

26

Grad Rank

42


Favorite

8

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$30,404

Avg. Cost After Aid

$13,971

NCSA Favorites

14360

General Rank

45

Grad Rank

68


Favorite

9

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$33,020

Avg. Cost After Aid

$14,927

NCSA Favorites

9414

General Rank

31

Grad Rank

60


Favorite

10

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$50,420

Avg. Cost After Aid

$15,561

NCSA Favorites

2585

General Rank

1

Grad Rank

1


Favorite

11

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$18,786

Avg. Cost After Aid

$10,744

NCSA Favorites

15992

General Rank

60

Grad Rank

105


Favorite

12

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$55,695

Avg. Cost After Aid

$23,442

NCSA Favorites

8929

General Rank

11

Grad Rank

8


Favorite

13

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$49,816

Avg. Cost After Aid

$20,253

NCSA Favorites

6622

General Rank

12

Grad Rank

29


Favorite

14

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$37,580

Avg. Cost After Aid

$16,505

NCSA Favorites

11472

General Rank

37

Grad Rank

91


Favorite

15

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$49,032

Avg. Cost After Aid

$20,281

NCSA Favorites

5294

General Rank

22

Grad Rank

13


Favorite

16

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$36,588

Avg. Cost After Aid

$12,001

NCSA Favorites

6160

General Rank

60

Grad Rank

77


Favorite

17

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$36,805

Avg. Cost After Aid

$18,219

NCSA Favorites

7570

General Rank

37

Grad Rank

56


Favorite

18

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$30,742

Avg. Cost After Aid

$17,704

NCSA Favorites

17378

General Rank

53

Grad Rank

89


Favorite

19

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$53,391

Avg. Cost After Aid

$32,096

NCSA Favorites

8306

General Rank

18

Grad Rank

4


Favorite

20

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$53,430

Avg. Cost After Aid

$18,770

NCSA Favorites

2140

General Rank

4

Grad Rank

2


Favorite

21

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$47,350

Avg. Cost After Aid

$20,879

NCSA Favorites

3254

General Rank

15

Grad Rank

25


Favorite

22

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$37,128

Avg. Cost After Aid

$18,252

NCSA Favorites

17454

General Rank

81

Grad Rank

96


Favorite

23

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$28,794

Avg. Cost After Aid

$12,527

NCSA Favorites

5488

General Rank

53

Grad Rank

124


Favorite

24

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$54,568

Avg. Cost After Aid

$24,840

NCSA Favorites

4421

General Rank

8

Grad Rank

17


Favorite

25

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$56,225

Avg. Cost After Aid

$30,453

NCSA Favorites

8210

General Rank

22

Grad Rank

30


Favorite

26

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$37,495

Avg. Cost After Aid

$18,944

NCSA Favorites

13885

General Rank

72

Grad Rank

101


Favorite

27

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$31,664

Avg. Cost After Aid

$17,302

NCSA Favorites

4222

General Rank

45

Grad Rank

72


Favorite

28

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$59,430

Avg. Cost After Aid

$22,637

NCSA Favorites

2497

General Rank

1

Grad Rank

7


Favorite

29

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$35,216

Avg. Cost After Aid

$18,457

NCSA Favorites

4964

General Rank

60

Grad Rank

64


Favorite

30

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$43,394

Avg. Cost After Aid

$14,729

NCSA Favorites

2296

General Rank

34

Grad Rank

63


Favorite

31

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$45,272

Avg. Cost After Aid

$16,383

NCSA Favorites

2073

General Rank

34

Grad Rank

34


Favorite

32

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$55,464

Avg. Cost After Aid

$33,562

NCSA Favorites

7112

General Rank

31

Grad Rank

31


Favorite

33

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$5,620

Avg. Cost After Aid

$13,181

NCSA Favorites

2901

General Rank

90

Grad Rank

73


Favorite

34

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$28,444

Avg. Cost After Aid

$16,404

NCSA Favorites

7623

General Rank

90

Grad Rank

122


Favorite

35

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$31,908

Avg. Cost After Aid

$20,964

NCSA Favorites

7117

General Rank

81

Grad Rank

80


Favorite

36

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$39,766

Avg. Cost After Aid

$18,984

NCSA Favorites

10729

General Rank

90

Grad Rank

120


Favorite

37

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$55,584

Avg. Cost After Aid

$25,033

NCSA Favorites

2231

General Rank

8

Grad Rank

5


Favorite

38

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$35,456

Avg. Cost After Aid

$13,428

NCSA Favorites

4734

General Rank

85

Grad Rank

138


Favorite

39

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$55,453

Avg. Cost After Aid

$31,449

NCSA Favorites

2710

General Rank

12

Grad Rank

6


Favorite

40

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$54,104

Avg. Cost After Aid

$30,169

NCSA Favorites

2909

General Rank

20

Grad Rank

14


Favorite

41

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$50,226

Avg. Cost After Aid

$30,841

NCSA Favorites

13182

General Rank

45

Grad Rank

90


Favorite

42

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$53,322

Avg. Cost After Aid

$32,129

NCSA Favorites

5101

General Rank

26

Grad Rank

50


Favorite

43

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$34,858

Avg. Cost After Aid

$30,996

NCSA Favorites

11659

General Rank

69

Grad Rank

69


Favorite

44

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$55,188

Avg. Cost After Aid

$30,494

NCSA Favorites

2634

General Rank

15

Grad Rank

19


Favorite

45

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$30,438

Avg. Cost After Aid

$17,479

NCSA Favorites

4117

General Rank

72

Grad Rank

115


Favorite

46

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$22,171

Avg. Cost After Aid

$14,018

NCSA Favorites

6700

General Rank

119

Grad Rank

178


Favorite

47

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$51,447

Avg. Cost After Aid

$22,109

NCSA Favorites

2294

General Rank

57

Grad Rank

41


Favorite

48

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$31,233

Avg. Cost After Aid

$15,893

NCSA Favorites

5880

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

171


Favorite

49

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$55,466

Avg. Cost After Aid

$31,685

NCSA Favorites

1918

General Rank

12

Grad Rank

9


Favorite

50

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$31,282

Avg. Cost After Aid

$20,623

NCSA Favorites

3363

General Rank

69

Grad Rank

114


Favorite

51

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$17,324

Avg. Cost After Aid

$9,838

NCSA Favorites

6708

General Rank

157

Grad Rank

184


Favorite

52

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$32,052

Avg. Cost After Aid

$28,758

NCSA Favorites

5195

General Rank

60

Grad Rank

98


Favorite

53

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$54,820

Avg. Cost After Aid

$35,132

NCSA Favorites

3392

General Rank

34

Grad Rank

75


Favorite

54

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$51,853

Avg. Cost After Aid

$34,472

NCSA Favorites

5669

General Rank

60

Grad Rank

92


Favorite

55

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$35,478

Avg. Cost After Aid

$16,355

NCSA Favorites

12624

General Rank

157

Grad Rank

182


Favorite

56

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$28,416

Avg. Cost After Aid

$21,281

NCSA Favorites

3186

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

88


Favorite

57

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$46,950

Avg. Cost After Aid

$37,513

NCSA Favorites

8110

General Rank

90

Grad Rank

95


Favorite

58

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$45,542

Avg. Cost After Aid

$32,601

NCSA Favorites

12654

General Rank

85

Grad Rank

135


Favorite

59

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$38,098

Avg. Cost After Aid

$21,588

NCSA Favorites

2145

General Rank

69

Grad Rank

82


Favorite

60

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$53,308

Avg. Cost After Aid

$40,134

NCSA Favorites

2508

General Rank

53

Grad Rank

40


Favorite

61

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$30,524

Avg. Cost After Aid

$23,696

NCSA Favorites

16757

General Rank

141

Grad Rank

142


Favorite

62

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$28,336

Avg. Cost After Aid

$11,644

NCSA Favorites

11170

General Rank

157

Grad Rank

252


Favorite

63

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$34,570

Avg. Cost After Aid

$21,396

NCSA Favorites

2596

General Rank

72

Grad Rank

133


Favorite

64

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$21,696

Avg. Cost After Aid

$20,592

NCSA Favorites

2311

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

102


Favorite

65

NCAA Division 3

Tuition

$56,426

Avg. Cost After Aid

$25,208

NCSA Favorites

1273

General Rank

40

Grad Rank

16


Favorite

66

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$23,392

Avg. Cost After Aid

$15,140

NCSA Favorites

6055

General Rank

213

Grad Rank

161


Favorite

67

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$29,215

Avg. Cost After Aid

$14,364

NCSA Favorites

4854

General Rank

141

Grad Rank

222


Favorite

68

NCAA Division 3

Tuition

$52,780

Avg. Cost After Aid

$13,622

NCSA Favorites

762

General Rank

42

Grad Rank

22


Favorite

69

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$52,610

Avg. Cost After Aid

$25,911

NCSA Favorites

1664

General Rank

67

Grad Rank

55


Favorite

70

NCAA Division 3

Tuition

$51,832

Avg. Cost After Aid

$18,278

NCSA Favorites

782

General Rank

4

Grad Rank

18


Favorite

71

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$33,298

Avg. Cost After Aid

$19,219

NCSA Favorites

7574

General Rank

213

Grad Rank

149


Favorite

72

NCAA Division 3

Tuition

$58,230

Avg. Cost After Aid

$26,160

NCSA Favorites

1107

General Rank

4

Grad Rank

21


Favorite

73

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$54,492

Avg. Cost After Aid

$36,575

NCSA Favorites

3675

General Rank

72

Grad Rank

125


Favorite

74

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$31,426

Avg. Cost After Aid

$19,142

NCSA Favorites

9168

General Rank

189

Grad Rank

194


Favorite

75

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$34,896

Avg. Cost After Aid

$21,758

NCSA Favorites

3803

General Rank

157

Grad Rank

122


Favorite

76

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$52,930

Avg. Cost After Aid

$30,832

NCSA Favorites

1581

General Rank

45

Grad Rank

59


Favorite

77

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$56,092

Avg. Cost After Aid

$39,294

NCSA Favorites

1942

General Rank

80

Grad Rank

46


Favorite

78

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$55,870

Avg. Cost After Aid

$26,041

NCSA Favorites

1424

General Rank

65

Grad Rank

43


Favorite

79

NCAA Division 3

Tuition

$53,740

Avg. Cost After Aid

$30,701

NCSA Favorites

1166

General Rank

8

Grad Rank

27


Favorite

80

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$36,366

Avg. Cost After Aid

$14,553

NCSA Favorites

6277

General Rank

141

Grad Rank

282


Favorite

81

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$27,769

Avg. Cost After Aid

$17,090

NCSA Favorites

1738

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

153


Favorite

82

NCAA Division 3

Tuition

$54,686

Avg. Cost After Aid

$31,842

NCSA Favorites

1924

General Rank

87

Grad Rank

70


Favorite

83

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$34,310

Avg. Cost After Aid

$16,127

NCSA Favorites

1479

General Rank

141

Grad Rank

103


Favorite

84

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$35,319

Avg. Cost After Aid

$35,160

NCSA Favorites

2194

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

87


Favorite

85

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$49,358

Avg. Cost After Aid

$32,576

NCSA Favorites

2355

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

108


Favorite

86

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$41,120

Avg. Cost After Aid

$35,488

NCSA Favorites

2443

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

110


Favorite

87

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$49,532

Avg. Cost After Aid

$27,487

NCSA Favorites

2075

General Rank

101

Grad Rank

113


Favorite

88

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$29,066

Avg. Cost After Aid

$23,536

NCSA Favorites

5578

General Rank

157

Grad Rank

189


Favorite

89

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$53,630

Avg. Cost After Aid

$29,884

NCSA Favorites

1318

General Rank

87

Grad Rank

52


Favorite

90

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$37,286

Avg. Cost After Aid

$21,510

NCSA Favorites

4321

General Rank

157

Grad Rank

210


Favorite

91

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$27,042

Avg. Cost After Aid

$18,480

NCSA Favorites

5977

General Rank

238

Grad Rank

220


Favorite

92

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$43,985

Avg. Cost After Aid

$25,374

NCSA Favorites

1872

General Rank

148

Grad Rank

111


Favorite

93

NCAA Division 3

Tuition

$55,465

Avg. Cost After Aid

$32,674

NCSA Favorites

922

General Rank

22

Grad Rank

48


Favorite

94

NCAA Division 3

Tuition

$53,399

Avg. Cost After Aid

$27,427

NCSA Favorites

693

General Rank

15

Grad Rank

12


Favorite

95

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$52,687

Avg. Cost After Aid

$36,301

NCSA Favorites

1420

General Rank

72

Grad Rank

106


Favorite

96

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$19,676

Avg. Cost After Aid

$15,270

NCSA Favorites

3355

General Rank

153

Grad Rank

320


Favorite

97

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$52,770

Avg. Cost After Aid

$35,692

NCSA Favorites

1071

General Rank

83

Grad Rank

32


Favorite

98

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$27,295

Avg. Cost After Aid

$14,893

NCSA Favorites

1115

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

177


Favorite

99

NCAA Division 1

Tuition

$19,340

Avg. Cost After Aid

$15,287

NCSA Favorites

4667

General Rank

350

Grad Rank

159


Favorite

100

NCAA Division 2

Tuition

$49,880

Avg. Cost After Aid

$36,919

NCSA Favorites

1170

General Rank

103

Grad Rank

44


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