203 Men's D1 Soccer Colleges - Do It Yourself College Rankings

203 Men’s D1 Soccer Colleges

foot kicking soccer ball representing ncaa d1 soccer programsThere are 203 NCAA D1 soccer colleges for men in the United States according to the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). The NCAA allows colleges to offer a maximum of 9.9 scholarships for men’s D1 soccer teams which is less than the 12 allowed by the NAIA and the 18 for JuCo programs. Since Soccer is an equivalency sport, single scholarships can be divided among multiple players meaning few, if any, players will receive full-ride D1 scholarships.
California has the most D1 men’s soccer programs with 21 colleges. New York has the second most at 18 and North Carolina and Pennsylvania tie for third with 14 each. Twelve states don’t have any D1 soccer colleges and 9 have only one college offering D1 soccer for men.

Who Spends the Most on NCAA D1 Soccer for Men?

The average team expenses were $950,119 in 2018 (latest data available from OPE) up from the previous year’s average of $891,667.  This includes:

appearance guarantees and options, athletically related student aid, contract services, equipment, fundraising activities, operating expenses, promotional activities, recruiting expenses, salaries and benefits, supplies, travel, and any other expenses attributable to intercollegiate athletic activities.

The University of Connecticut ranked first in total expenses at $2,435,382. This year three other teams joined it with expenses over $2,000,000: University of Maryland, Southern Methodist University, and University of Washington. The following are the top ten men’s D1 Soccer teams ranked by expenses:

  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Clemson University
  • Syracuse University
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Four of the schools are members of the ACC while three are from the Big 10 Conference.

Utah State University was the only D1 team with expenses under $200,000. Another two were under $300,000. The 10 colleges with the lowest expenses come from 6 different conferences including three from the Ivy League. The following are the 10 teams that ranked at the bottom of expenses in 2018:

  • Utah State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Princeton University
  • Iona College
  • Western Illinois University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Brown University

What are the graduation rates for D1 Soccer Colleges?

When considering D1 soccer colleges, players should look at both team graduation rates and the general student population graduation rate. It isn’t easy to find the team graduation rates but you can find out how at  How to Find Student-Athlete Graduation Rates.

Why should you care about the general student population graduation rate? Because there are all kinds of reasons why players may quit their sport in college. And when they do, they’ll want to make sure they’re still likely to graduate.

Among the colleges with D1 Men’s Soccer Programs, the general student population 4-year graduation rate was 55.5%. Georgetown and the University of Notre Dame had the highest rates at 91% with Princeton and Boston College tying for second with 90%. The University of Virginia had the highest rate among state universities at 89%, ranking fifth overall. Unfortunately, there were eight schools where the 4-year graduation rate was under 20%.

How big are colleges offering Men’s D1 Soccer?

Most expect D1 soccer colleges to be large and for the most part they are. The average number of full-time undergraduates was 12,420 for colleges that offer D1 Men’s Soccer. But if you’re looking for a smaller college experience, it is possible to find it and still play at the D1 level.

There are 61 schools where the full-time undergraduates total less than 5,000. Of those, 16 had fewer than 2,500 full-time undergraduates. If you’re looking for a traditional Liberal Arts College, these are the places to start. Of course, these schools tend to be members of less prominent conferences such as the Big South, Northeast, and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

How much do D1 Soccer Colleges Cost?

If you’re thinking that you don’t have to worry about paying for college because you’re going to be getting it paid for with a soccer scholarship, think again. Remember at the beginning I said soccer is an equivalency sport with a maximum of 9.9 scholarships. The average soccer roster is somewhere around 30 players. You do the math. And don’t forget, there’s a very good chance the college doesn’t even fully fund all of the allowed scholarships. So, yes, cost is something you need to pay attention to.

Of the 100 private D1 Men’s Soccer programs, 35 (up from 14) had a total cost of attendance of over $70,000 a year. The average among all private colleges is $63,455 and only 13 private schools have totals under $50,000.

Things are better at public institutions but only if you’re paying in-state tuition. The average for the 102 public schools is $27,890. However, 29 of the schools have a total in-state cost over $30,000 which isn’t exactly pocket change.

The average for those paying out-of-state tuition at the public schools is $44,234. Yeah, out-of-state tuition can be as much as that at private colleges. In fact, ten of the public universities charge out-of-state residents over $60,000 a year and another 19 charge over $50,000.

Of course, you may have heard that hardly anyone pays the actual sticker price for college which is true. That’s why you need to pay attention to a number called “average net price.” This is the average price students pay after deducting all gift aid, money you don’t have to pay back. The average of the average net price for private school drops to $29,724 and for public schools to $15,442. However, keep in mind this is an average. Some are still going to pay a lot more and some a lot less. And even going by average net price, there are eight private schools at over $40,000.

203 NCAA Men’s D1 Soccer Colleges

The following table lists all colleges with NCAA D1 soccer programs for men and their expenses for 2018. When using these numbers, you need to keep in mind that they include travel expenses which can vary dramatically by region and for teams that make post-conference play. All of this data can be found in the DIY College Rankings Soccer Spreadsheet.

 NCAA Men’s D1 Soccer Colleges

Name State Type Conference Men 2018 Expenses 2018 # Participants  Full-time Under-grads  4 yr Grad Rate
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL Pub Conference USA $1,041,820 28      10,042 40
Grand Canyon University AZ Profit Western Athletic Conference $1,107,156 33      17,335 35
University of Central Arkansas AR Pub Southland Conference $551,984 31        7,863 28
California Baptist University CA Pri Western Athletic Conference $938,112 26        6,859 43
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo CA Pub Big West Conference $828,153 31      20,333 51
California State University-Bakersfield CA Pub Western Athletic Conference $725,785 25        7,887 16
California State University-Fullerton CA Pub Big West Conference $818,343 48      27,936 23
California State University-Northridge CA Pub Big West Conference $890,079 37      29,289 15
California State University-Sacramento CA Pub Big Sky Conference $581,643 26      23,676 12
Loyola Marymount University CA Pri West Coast Conference $1,143,627 36        6,466 73
Saint Mary’s College of California CA Pri West Coast Conference $1,132,976 28        2,618 69
San Diego State University CA Pub Mountain West Conference $928,879 34      27,453 39
San Jose State University CA Pub Mountain West Conference $659,542 29      23,099 15
Santa Clara University CA Pri West Coast Conference $1,277,311 31        5,440 87
Stanford University CA Pri Pacific-12 Conference $1,738,368 26        7,087 73
University of California-Berkeley CA Pub Pacific-12 Conference $926,529 29      29,570 76
University of California-Davis CA Pub Big West Conference $725,143 29      29,967 63
University of California-Irvine CA Pub Big West Conference $807,279 28      29,251 69
University of California-Los Angeles CA Pub Pacific-12 Conference $1,631,588 28      31,009 80
University of California-Riverside CA Pub Big West Conference $925,200 27      20,210 56
University of California-Santa Barbara CA Pub Big West Conference $1,893,577 34      22,601 68
University of San Diego CA Pri West Coast Conference $1,071,297 29        5,678 66
University of San Francisco CA Pri West Coast Conference $1,272,130 28        6,435 66
University of the Pacific CA Pri West Coast Conference $927,732 24        3,584 47
University of Denver CO Pri The Summit League $1,579,473 26        5,563 67
Central Connecticut State University CT Pub Northeast Conference $652,629 25        7,576 30
Fairfield University CT Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $982,561 27        3,989 80
Quinnipiac University CT Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $865,344 27        7,051 65
Sacred Heart University CT Pri Northeast Conference $719,976 26        5,130 68
University of Connecticut CT Pub Big East Conference $2,435,382 30      18,478 73
University of Hartford CT Pri America East $875,167 30        4,428 50
Yale University CT Pri Ivy Group $575,243 30        5,939 88
University of Delaware DE Pub Colonial Athletic Association $925,425 26      18,355 72
American University DC Pri Patriot League $1,041,368 30        7,952 75
George Washington University DC Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $1,097,147 27      11,334 76
Georgetown University DC Pri Big East Conference $1,374,286 33        6,990 91
Howard University DC Pri Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference $479,888 28        5,991 52
Florida Atlantic University FL Pub Conference USA $529,229 29      16,436 28
Florida Gulf Coast University FL Pub Atlantic Sun Conference $780,750 33      11,191 23
Florida International University FL Pub Conference USA $615,318 26      27,906 34
Jacksonville University FL Pri Atlantic Sun Conference $713,962 30        2,292 40
Stetson University FL Pri Atlantic Sun Conference $909,012 34        3,111 60
University of Central Florida FL Pub American Athletic Conference $1,118,866 33      41,852 44
University of North Florida FL Pub Atlantic Sun Conference $545,014 28      10,452 35
University of South Florida FL Pub American Athletic Conference $1,005,618 26      24,834 60
Georgia Southern University GA Pub Sun Belt Conference $581,324 33      19,502 25
Georgia State University GA Pub Sun Belt Conference $851,018 26      21,057 28
Mercer University GA Pri Southern Conference $732,849 27        4,259 52
Bradley University IL Pri Missouri Valley Conference $1,281,927 30        4,462 60
DePaul University IL Pri Big East Conference $1,031,106 29      12,795 61
Eastern Illinois University IL Pub Ohio Valley Conference $229,280 29        4,091 36
Loyola University Chicago IL Pri Missouri Valley Conference $982,897 28      11,189 66
Northern Illinois University IL Pub Mid-American Conference $655,902 26      11,190 25
Northwestern University IL Pri Big Ten Conference $1,316,237 27        8,161 84
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville IL Pub Ohio Valley Conference $837,694 29        8,979 28
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Pub Horizon League $756,503 30      19,254 34
Western Illinois University IL Pub The Summit League $429,162 36        5,949 33
Butler University IN Pri Big East Conference $1,151,901 31        4,520 73
Indiana University-Bloomington IN Pub Big Ten Conference $1,951,106 29      32,109 67
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne IN Pub The Summit League $543,265 29        5,702 17
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis IN Pub Horizon League $585,181 26      17,555 28
University of Evansville IN Pri Missouri Valley Conference $714,531 29        1,992 55
University of Notre Dame IN Pri Atlantic Coast Conference $1,893,871 33        8,607 91
Valparaiso University IN Pri Missouri Valley Conference $844,241 28        3,120 62
Drake University IA Pri Missouri Valley Conference $577,701 35        2,834 73
Northern Kentucky University KY Pub Horizon League $862,750 23        8,551 26
University of Kentucky KY Pub Southeastern Conference $1,622,170 27      20,484 45
University of Louisville KY Pub Atlantic Coast Conference $1,462,285 27      11,930 37
Loyola University Maryland MD Pri Patriot League $1,178,881 30        3,833 79
Mount St. Mary’s University MD Pri Northeast Conference $519,609 32        1,726 62
University of Maryland-Baltimore County MD Pub America East $595,496 26        9,623 42
University of Maryland-College Park MD Pub Big Ten Conference $2,249,449 28      28,501 69
Boston College MA Pri Atlantic Coast Conference $1,349,479 30        9,696 90
Boston University MA Pri Patriot League $1,352,594 34      17,396 84
College of the Holy Cross MA Pri Patriot League $736,099 28        2,913 87
Harvard University MA Pri Ivy Group $495,096 24        7,210 85
Northeastern University MA Pri Colonial Athletic Association $1,257,790 28      13,864 0
University of Massachusetts-Amherst MA Pub Atlantic 10 Conference $712,371 27      21,784 74
University of Massachusetts-Lowell MA Pub America East $841,686 33      10,651 41
Michigan State University MI Pub Big Ten Conference $1,498,705 28      35,744 56
Oakland University MI Pub Horizon League $600,745 28      12,656 30
University of Detroit Mercy MI Pri Horizon League $657,872 34        2,494 50
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor MI Pub Big Ten Conference $1,743,805 27      29,245 80
Western Michigan University MI Pub Mid-American Conference $657,696 26      14,983 27
Missouri State University-Springfield MO Pub Missouri Valley Conference $578,360 26      14,924 33
Saint Louis University MO Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $1,041,991 33        6,440 71
University of Missouri-Kansas City MO Pub Western Athletic Conference $705,901 26        6,606 23
Creighton University NE Pri Big East Conference $1,420,974 28        4,291 69
University of Nebraska at Omaha NE Pub The Summit League $723,731 25        9,868 24
University of Nevada-Las Vegas NV Pub Mountain West Conference $799,303 26      18,764 17
Dartmouth College NH Pri Ivy Group $516,300 35        4,357 87
University of New Hampshire NH Pub America East $1,092,157 32      12,493 68
Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ Pri Northeast Conference $970,827 30        2,232 38
Monmouth University NJ Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $1,018,403 25        4,448 60
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ Pub Atlantic Sun Conference $728,805 30        6,827 37
Princeton University NJ Pri Ivy Group $414,912 29        5,321 90
Rider University NJ Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $713,143 27        3,535 59
Rutgers University-New Brunswick NJ Pub Big Ten Conference $1,375,068 33      34,052 65
Saint Peter’s University NJ Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $342,359 23        2,353 47
Seton Hall University NJ Pri Big East Conference $1,091,452 37        5,777 67
University of New Mexico NM Pub Mountain West Conference $882,415 27      13,624 29
Binghamton University NY Pub America East $592,384 28      13,630 72
Canisius College NY Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $543,568 26        2,166 67
Colgate University NY Pri Patriot League $1,108,221 34        2,936 88
Columbia University in the City of New York NY Pri Ivy Group $454,813 28        7,666 86
Cornell University NY Pri Ivy Group $479,574 29      15,175 87
Fordham University NY Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $1,195,411 29        9,149 78
Hofstra University NY Pri Colonial Athletic Association $1,164,866 24        6,329 55
Iona College NY Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $422,370 26        2,961 59
Manhattan College NY Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $900,853 27        3,455 56
Marist College NY Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $734,370 27        5,139 77
Niagara University NY Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $530,597 25        2,670 66
Siena College NY Pri Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $731,124 25        3,046 75
St Bonaventure University NY Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $531,348 33        1,724 69
St Francis College NY Pri Northeast Conference $517,930 25        2,195 33
St John’s University-New York NY Pri Big East Conference $1,259,119 33      11,734 43
Stony Brook University NY Pub America East $754,002 22      16,341 59
SUNY at Albany NY Pub America East $620,730 25      12,899 56
Syracuse University NY Pri Atlantic Coast Conference $1,974,034 29      14,655 72
Appalachian State University NC Pub Sun Belt Conference $601,100 29      16,421 53
Campbell University NC Pri Big South Conference $1,075,099 31        3,471 38
Davidson College NC Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $547,816 27        1,843 87
Duke University NC Pri Atlantic Coast Conference $1,734,066 28        6,659 88
Elon University NC Pri Colonial Athletic Association $1,248,701 34        6,029 82
Gardner-Webb University NC Pri Big South Conference $504,665 51        1,641 49
High Point University NC Pri Big South Conference $725,537 35        4,504 61
North Carolina State University at Raleigh NC Pub Atlantic Coast Conference $1,479,801 28      22,317 57
University of North Carolina at Asheville NC Pub Big South Conference $411,007 30        3,232 39
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Pub Atlantic Coast Conference $1,201,712 40      18,526 84
University of North Carolina at Charlotte NC Pub Conference USA $838,797 29      21,025 37
University of North Carolina at Greensboro NC Pub Southern Conference $706,093 28      14,265 38
University of North Carolina Wilmington NC Pub Colonial Athletic Association $835,745 30      12,157 56
Wake Forest University NC Pri Atlantic Coast Conference $1,844,675 29        5,171 84
Bowling Green State University OH Pub Mid-American Conference $555,658 23      12,987 42
Cleveland State University OH Pub Horizon League $481,029 32        9,348 27
Ohio State University OH Pub Big Ten Conference $1,497,535 30      42,831 62
University of Akron Main Campus OH Pub Mid-American Conference $1,252,641 32      12,408 25
University of Cincinnati OH Pub American Athletic Conference $924,385 29      22,990 35
University of Dayton OH Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $1,103,527 32        8,162 65
Wright State University OH Pub Horizon League $605,805 31        8,449 25
Xavier University OH Pri Big East Conference $995,072 30        4,782 67
Oral Roberts University OK Pri The Summit League $614,554 36        2,851 46
University of Tulsa OK Pri American Athletic Conference $1,347,597 35        3,156 49
Oregon State University OR Pub Pacific-12 Conference $1,308,806 35      18,591 35
University of Portland OR Pri West Coast Conference $1,567,324 27        3,702 72
Bucknell University PA Pri Patriot League $621,944 26        3,581 86
Drexel University PA Pri Colonial Athletic Association $916,500 29      13,942 26
Duquesne University PA Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $699,506 25        5,896 71
La Salle University PA Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $587,804 27        3,363 57
Lafayette College PA Pri Patriot League $985,753 28        2,603 84
Lehigh University PA Pri Patriot League $876,500 28        4,982 80
Pennsylvania State University PA Pub Big Ten Conference $1,543,432 27      39,321 53
Robert Morris University PA Pri Northeast Conference $630,344 29        3,683 52
Saint Francis University PA Pri Northeast Conference $592,147 30        1,485 63
Saint Joseph’s University PA Pri Atlantic 10 Conference $825,771 31        4,350 75
Temple University PA Pub American Athletic Conference $1,313,426 28      26,784 52
University of Pennsylvania PA Pri Ivy Group $448,465 30      10,605 86
University of Pittsburgh PA Pub Atlantic Coast Conference $1,491,117 25      18,421 65
Villanova University PA Pri Big East Conference $1,056,819 24        6,565 87
Brown University RI Pri Ivy Group $452,683 26        6,735 83
Bryant University RI Pri Northeast Conference $599,605 31        3,453 77
Providence College RI Pri Big East Conference $1,398,740 26        3,904 84
University of Rhode Island RI Pub Atlantic 10 Conference $965,827 25      12,485 52
Clemson University SC Pub Atlantic Coast Conference $1,974,978 28      18,971 60
Coastal Carolina University SC Pub Sun Belt Conference $953,736 29        8,941 33
College of Charleston SC Pub Colonial Athletic Association $832,666 37        9,103 57
Furman SC Pri Southern Conference $1,213,895 30        2,665 77
Presbyterian College SC Pri Big South Conference $561,465 27           994 62
University of South Carolina-Columbia SC Pub Southeastern Conference $1,396,160 28      25,633 64
University of South Carolina-Upstate SC Pub Big South Conference $503,723 31        4,739 27
Winthrop University SC Pub Big South Conference $562,920 22        4,331 44
Wofford College SC Pri Southern Conference $720,200 32        1,653 82
Belmont University TN Pri Ohio Valley Conference $861,957 27        6,367 60
East Tennessee State University TN Pub Southern Conference $532,622 27        9,533 30
Lipscomb University TN Pri Atlantic Sun Conference $1,279,633 29        2,738 57
University of Memphis TN Pub American Athletic Conference $848,101 25      12,064 28
Houston Baptist University TX Pri Southland Conference $746,429 27        1,876 30
Southern Methodist University TX Pri American Athletic Conference $2,129,826 34        6,273 72
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley TX Pub Western Athletic Conference $616,860 25      19,128 22
University of the Incarnate Word TX Pri Southland Conference $729,448 28        4,103 26
Utah State University UT Pub Mountain West Conference $139,407 41      17,393 28
Utah Valley University UT Pub Western Athletic Conference $821,184 31      19,261 13
University of Vermont VT Pub America East $862,890 33      10,434 65
College of William and Mary VA Pub Colonial Athletic Association $666,481 27        6,300 85
George Mason University VA Pub Atlantic 10 Conference $904,241 32      21,213 50
James Madison University VA Pub Colonial Athletic Association $1,203,745 33      18,881 69
Liberty University VA Pri Big South Conference $957,479 28      27,401 32
Longwood University VA Pub Big South Conference $486,626 34        3,793 50
Old Dominion University VA Pub Conference USA $1,071,197 21      15,003 29
Radford University VA Pub Big South Conference $577,827 36        7,556 40
University of Virginia VA Pub Atlantic Coast Conference $1,620,541 30      15,990 89
Virginia Commonwealth University VA Pub Atlantic 10 Conference $1,124,668 29      20,207 45
Virginia Military Institute VA Pub Big South Conference $260,941 28        1,685 67
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University VA Pub Atlantic Coast Conference $1,129,731 29      27,180 65
Gonzaga University WA Pri West Coast Conference $1,252,227 30        5,237 75
Seattle University WA Pri Western Athletic Conference $1,039,536 30        4,469 61
University of Washington-Seattle Campus WA Pub Pacific-12 Conference $2,042,556 32      29,496 66
Marshall University WV Pub Conference USA $887,393 28        7,460 27
West Virginia University WV Pub Big Twelve Conference $1,099,647 30      19,568 39
Marquette University WI Pri Big East Conference $1,456,612 31        8,121 64
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay WI Pub Horizon League $539,262 21        4,861 33
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI Pub Big Ten Conference $1,861,282 29      29,375 62
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI Pub Horizon League $749,364 32      18,137 19
203 Men\'s D1 Soccer Colleges

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