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2021 Top Indiana Men's D1 Baseball Schools

8 Colleges
$36,183 Avg Tuition & Fees*
54% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Baseball in Indiana ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 8 schools in Indiana, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in Indiana. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in Indiana for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in Indiana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

Our analysis found University of Notre Dame to be the best school for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Indiana in this year’s ranking. Notre Dame is a private not-for-profit institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,642 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Notre Dame took home $728,879 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 990 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Notre Dame not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana

A rank of #2 on our list means Purdue University - Main Campus is a great place for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Indiana working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, the large public school handed out 7,568 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Purdue made $564,775 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Purdue is ranked #4 for overall quality in Indiana.

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#3

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana

Out of the 8 schools in Indiana that were part of this year’s ranking, Indiana University - Bloomington landed the #3 spot on the list. IU Bloomington is located in Bloomington, Indiana and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,952 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at IU Bloomington made $411,998 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 965.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. IU Bloomington not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Out of the 8 schools in Indiana that were part of this year’s ranking, Butler University landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,065 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Butler brought in $1,372,402 while tallying up $1,309,914 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $62,488 in profit. The team has a great academic progress rate of 990, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#5

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

Out of the 8 schools in Indiana that were part of this year’s ranking, Ball State University landed the #5 spot on the list. Ball State University is a large public school located in Muncie, Indiana that handed out 3,621 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Ball State took home $1,232,420 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 978, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#6

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana

Valparaiso University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking, coming in at #6. Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 893 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Valpo took home $969,809 in revenue and paid out $950,046 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $19,763. The great academic progress rate of 983 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#7

University of Evansville

Evansville, Indiana

With a ranking of #7, University of Evansville did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Evansville, Indiana, and it awarded 504 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UE took home $1,014,427 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 962.

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#8

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana

Indiana State University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking. Indiana State is a fairly large public school situated in Terre Haute, Indiana. It awarded 2,011 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Indiana State brought home $1,123,429 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 968.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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