I'm able to maintain this website by displaying online advertisements to visitors. Please help support this free information by whitelisting the website.

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.

Sponsored Ad

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?

Sponsored Ad

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.

Sponsored Ad

 NCAA Men’s D1 Soccer Colleges

 

Name State  Conference Men 2019 Expenses Full-time Under-grads 4 yr Grad Rate
University of Alabama at Birmingham AL Conference USA $856,140 10,402 38
Grand Canyon University AZ Western Athletic Conference $1,115,889 19,937 39
University of Central Arkansas AR Southland Conference $504,089 7,301 31
California Baptist University CA Western Athletic Conference $1,078,639 7,243 41
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo CA Big West Conference $877,341 20,198 53
California State University-Bakersfield CA Western Athletic Conference $757,514 8,432 15
California State University-Fullerton CA Big West Conference $824,768 29,721 26
California State University-Northridge CA Big West Conference $941,175 29,191 15
California State University-Sacramento CA Big Sky Conference $622,538 24,068 15
Loyola Marymount University CA West Coast Conference $1,284,938 6,383 75
Saint Mary’s College of California CA West Coast Conference $1,161,836 2,308 63
San Diego State University CA Mountain West Conference $1,199,391 28,084 47
San Jose State University CA Mountain West Conference $665,357 23,317 19
Santa Clara University CA West Coast Conference $1,466,488 5,478 88
Stanford University CA Pacific-12 Conference $1,743,455 5,752 74
University of California-Berkeley CA Pacific-12 Conference $905,670 29,300 76
University of California-Davis CA Big West Conference $753,528 30,186 64
University of California-Irvine CA Big West Conference $846,442 28,990 69
University of California-Los Angeles CA Pacific-12 Conference $1,543,207 31,068 81
University of California-Riverside CA Big West Conference $831,229 22,056 62
University of California-Santa Barbara CA Big West Conference $1,543,910 22,480 69
University of San Diego CA West Coast Conference $1,014,892 5,294 69
University of San Francisco CA West Coast Conference $1,259,395 5,572 63
University of the Pacific CA West Coast Conference $976,751 3,412 45
University of Denver CO The Summit League $1,666,596 5,362 67
Central Connecticut State University CT Northeast Conference $575,658 6,811 27
Fairfield University CT Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $962,516 4,231 80
Quinnipiac University CT Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $901,550 6,482 73
Sacred Heart University CT Northeast Conference $559,668 5,671 67
University of Connecticut CT Big East Conference $2,055,104 18,090 73
University of Hartford CT America East $1,012,079 4,073 46
Yale University CT Ivy Group $418,075 4,696 84
University of Delaware DE Colonial Athletic Association $896,022 17,912 73
American University DC Patriot League $1,075,837 7,453 74
George Washington University DC Atlantic 10 Conference $1,001,081 10,141 79
Georgetown University DC Big East Conference $1,399,202 6,610 90
Howard University DC Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference $583,909 7,497 52
Florida Atlantic University FL Conference USA $608,615 16,617 34
Florida Gulf Coast University FL Atlantic Sun Conference $768,305 11,098 29
Florida International University FL Conference USA $539,589 27,551 38
Jacksonville University FL Atlantic Sun Conference $753,132 2,354 41
Stetson University FL Atlantic Sun Conference $913,567 3,082 57
University of Central Florida FL American Athletic Conference $1,220,556 43,513 46
University of North Florida FL Atlantic Sun Conference $603,172 10,817 39
University of South Florida-Main Campus FL American Athletic Conference $1,014,882 29,650 59
Georgia Southern University GA Sun Belt Conference $566,910 19,453 29
Georgia State University GA Sun Belt Conference $814,921 22,356 29
Mercer University GA Southern Conference $783,611 4,219 62
Bradley University IL Missouri Valley Conference $1,084,309 4,450 58
DePaul University IL Big East Conference $1,002,913 12,776 58
Eastern Illinois University IL Ohio Valley Conference $199,998 4,082 35
Loyola University Chicago IL Missouri Valley Conference $1,085,607 10,924 69
Northern Illinois University IL Mid-American Conference $623,211 10,472 27
Northwestern University IL Big Ten Conference $1,330,601 8,095 85
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville IL Ohio Valley Conference $775,191 8,071 33
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Horizon League $795,413 20,023 37
Western Illinois University IL The Summit League $387,638 4,999 30
Butler University IN Big East Conference $1,209,972 4,347 73
Indiana University-Bloomington IN Big Ten Conference $1,989,502 31,632 69
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis IN Horizon League $554,916 17,311 33
Purdue University Fort Wayne IN The Summit League $489,018 5,161 19
University of Evansville IN Missouri Valley Conference $752,581 1,716 55
University of Notre Dame IN Atlantic Coast Conference $1,803,514 8,833 93
Valparaiso University IN Missouri Valley Conference $791,836 2,678 56
Drake University IA Missouri Valley Conference $714,953 2,731 69
Northern Kentucky University KY Horizon League $645,389 8,024 28
University of Kentucky KY Southeastern Conference $1,535,703 20,239 47
University of Louisville KY Atlantic Coast Conference $1,714,435 11,598 37
Loyola University Maryland MD Patriot League $1,217,505 3,736 77
Mount St. Mary’s University MD Northeast Conference $574,508 1,912 59
University of Maryland-Baltimore County MD America East $755,481 9,220 44
University of Maryland-College Park MD Big Ten Conference $2,215,024 28,160 70
Boston College MA Atlantic Coast Conference $1,495,221 9,571 89
Boston University MA Patriot League $1,398,139 16,026 84
College of the Holy Cross MA Patriot League $826,045 2,966 90
Harvard University MA Ivy Group $502,499 5,699 86
Merrimack College MA Northeast 10 Conference $613,979 3,932 69
Northeastern University MA Colonial Athletic Association $1,037,588 15,131 0
University of Massachusetts-Amherst MA Atlantic 10 Conference $605,900 22,212 76
University of Massachusetts-Lowell MA America East $855,733 10,637 44
Michigan State University MI Big Ten Conference $1,380,368 34,588 58
Oakland University MI Horizon League $670,274 12,057 31
University of Detroit Mercy MI Horizon League $683,106 2,214 59
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor MI Big Ten Conference $1,926,926 29,851 81
Western Michigan University MI Mid-American Conference $657,196 13,296 27
Missouri State University-Springfield MO Missouri Valley Conference $635,847 13,128 35
Saint Louis University MO Atlantic 10 Conference $1,060,209 6,847 73
University of Missouri-Kansas City MO Western Athletic Conference $724,560 6,071 27
Creighton University NE Big East Conference $1,369,250 4,330 71
University of Nebraska at Omaha NE The Summit League $764,140 10,362 25
University of Nevada-Las Vegas NV Mountain West Conference $783,797 19,843 17
Dartmouth College NH Ivy Group $530,584 4,169 88
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus NH America East $1,183,783 11,382 69
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus NJ Northeast Conference $884,639 2,189 38
Monmouth University NJ Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $1,095,964 4,093 64
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ Atlantic Sun Conference $803,474 7,389 41
Princeton University NJ Ivy Group $469,061 4,689 90
Rider University NJ Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $734,394 3,279 57
Rutgers University-New Brunswick NJ Big Ten Conference $1,511,697 33,788 67
Saint Peter’s University NJ Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $407,025 2,038 42
Seton Hall University NJ Big East Conference $1,157,475 5,724 65
Binghamton University NY America East $756,575 13,889 72
Canisius College NY Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $498,581 1,915 64
Colgate University NY Patriot League $1,108,137 3,023 85
Columbia University in the City of New York NY Ivy Group $448,650 7,509 86
Cornell University NY Ivy Group $526,979 14,693 89
Fordham University NY Atlantic 10 Conference $1,155,324 8,887 79
Hofstra University NY Colonial Athletic Association $1,181,408 5,806 55
Iona College NY Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $465,060 2,610 53
Long Island University NY Northeast Conference $1,127,589 5,453 25
Manhattan College NY Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $872,321 3,178 55
Marist College NY Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $756,388 4,947 77
Niagara University NY Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $534,118 2,654 71
Siena College NY Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference $738,078 3,200 76
St Bonaventure University NY Atlantic 10 Conference $691,612 1,787 66
St Francis College NY Northeast Conference $539,679 2,517 32
St John’s University-New York NY Big East Conference $1,354,428 10,177 47
Stony Brook University NY America East $812,605 16,586 63
SUNY at Albany NY America East $645,345 12,203 58
Syracuse University NY Atlantic Coast Conference $1,948,221 13,832 71
Appalachian State University NC Sun Belt Conference $614,592 16,905 54
Campbell University NC Big South Conference $797,580 3,098 41
Davidson College NC Atlantic 10 Conference $532,437 1,983 89
Duke University NC Atlantic Coast Conference $1,533,323 6,572 88
Elon University NC Colonial Athletic Association $962,318 6,073 79
Gardner-Webb University NC Big South Conference $543,334 1,726 45
High Point University NC Big South Conference $759,537 4,575 65
North Carolina State University at Raleigh NC Atlantic Coast Conference $1,516,568 22,929 59
University of North Carolina at Asheville NC Big South Conference $376,319 2,870 47
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Atlantic Coast Conference $1,394,500 18,505 85
University of North Carolina at Charlotte NC Conference USA $813,943 21,104 38
University of North Carolina at Greensboro NC Southern Conference $643,520 13,391 37
University of North Carolina Wilmington NC Colonial Athletic Association $610,405 11,989 57
Wake Forest University NC Atlantic Coast Conference $1,989,732 5,367 85
Bowling Green State University-Main Campus OH Mid-American Conference $615,052 12,483 44
Cleveland State University OH Horizon League $436,807 8,803 27
Ohio State University-Main Campus OH Big Ten Conference $1,541,325 42,734 65
University of Akron Main Campus OH Mid-American Conference $1,234,671 10,791 4
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus OH American Athletic Conference $855,467 24,301 37
University of Dayton OH Atlantic 10 Conference $1,169,871 8,314 63
Wright State University-Main Campus OH Horizon League $689,841 6,359 26
Xavier University OH Big East Conference $1,011,475 5,055 61
Oral Roberts University OK The Summit League $627,294 2,667 45
University of Tulsa OK American Athletic Conference $1,202,314 2,819 56
Oregon State University OR Pacific-12 Conference $1,251,694 18,084 41
University of Portland OR West Coast Conference $1,496,944 3,456 76
Bucknell University PA Patriot League $646,028 3,686 84
Drexel University PA Colonial Athletic Association $855,154 13,156 26
Duquesne University PA Atlantic 10 Conference $698,729 5,292 69
La Salle University PA Atlantic 10 Conference $503,395 2,823 57
Lafayette College PA Patriot League $1,008,537 2,457 86
Lehigh University PA Patriot League $883,996 5,070 79
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus PA Big Ten Conference $1,453,567
Robert Morris University PA Northeast Conference $630,426 3,070 55
Saint Francis University PA Northeast Conference $569,820 1,484 59
Saint Joseph’s University PA Atlantic 10 Conference $736,109 3,945 75
Temple University PA American Athletic Conference $1,476,970 24,915 55
University of Pennsylvania PA Ivy Group $412,992 9,960 86
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus PA Atlantic Coast Conference $1,559,753 18,298 69
Villanova University PA Big East Conference $1,319,569 6,793 89
Brown University RI Ivy Group $409,906 6,605 84
Bryant University RI Northeast Conference $619,102 3,255 79
Providence College RI Big East Conference $1,523,845 4,098 82
University of Rhode Island RI Atlantic 10 Conference $969,594 12,712 53
Clemson University SC Atlantic Coast Conference $2,074,084 20,021 63
Coastal Carolina University SC Sun Belt Conference $1,041,576 8,529 32
College of Charleston SC Colonial Athletic Association $811,445 8,466 57
Furman University SC Southern Conference $1,049,286 2,294 75
Presbyterian College SC Big South Conference $585,591 977 53
University of South Carolina-Columbia SC Southeastern Conference $1,236,529 26,174 65
University of South Carolina-Upstate SC Big South Conference $515,836 4,374 30
Winthrop University SC Big South Conference $543,470 3,992 46
Wofford College SC Southern Conference $763,706 1,753 77
Belmont University TN Ohio Valley Conference $853,961 6,330 60
East Tennessee State University TN Southern Conference $527,993 8,812 32
Lipscomb University TN Atlantic Sun Conference $1,139,420 2,798 59
University of Memphis TN American Athletic Conference $750,517 12,063 28
Houston Baptist University TX Southland Conference $756,075 2,146 33
Southern Methodist University TX American Athletic Conference $2,244,973 6,616 73
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley TX Western Athletic Conference $597,571 21,292 24
University of the Incarnate Word TX Southland Conference $735,320 3,916 33
Utah State University UT Mountain West Conference $227,386 17,117 21
Utah Valley University UT Western Athletic Conference $858,554 19,413 13
University of Vermont VT America East $920,020 10,235 64
George Mason University VA Atlantic 10 Conference $969,989 21,603 48
James Madison University VA Colonial Athletic Association $1,245,707 18,420 68
Liberty University VA Big South Conference $987,751 30,168 37
Longwood University VA Big South Conference $419,969 3,319 51
Old Dominion University VA Conference USA $1,074,019 14,740 27
Radford University VA Big South Conference $545,341 6,788 40
University of Virginia-Main Campus VA Atlantic Coast Conference $1,846,819 16,319 89
Virginia Commonwealth University VA Atlantic 10 Conference $1,195,797 18,734 44
Virginia Military Institute VA Big South Conference $265,886 1,698 76
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University VA Atlantic Coast Conference $2,109,597 29,112 65
William & Mary VA Colonial Athletic Association $802,272 6,131 85
Gonzaga University WA West Coast Conference $1,305,818 4,744 77
Seattle University WA Western Athletic Conference $1,189,133 4,045 62
University of Washington-Seattle Campus WA Pacific-12 Conference $1,861,586 29,350 67
Marshall University WV Conference USA $979,478 7,002 29
West Virginia University WV Big Twelve Conference $1,165,924 18,726 41
Marquette University WI Big East Conference $1,248,549 7,715 67
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay WI Horizon League $509,516 4,826 40
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI Big Ten Conference $1,942,953 30,063 66
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI Horizon League $724,766 16,620 21
203 Men\'s D1 Soccer Colleges

Leave a Comment