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2021 Top Massachusetts Men's D1 Baseball Schools

6 Colleges
$47,894 Avg Tuition & Fees*
72% 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 Massachusetts ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 6 schools in Massachusetts, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in Massachusetts

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Our analysis found Boston College to be the best school for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Massachusetts in this year’s ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and it awarded 3,062 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Boston College made $2,153,992 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 992 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Boston College excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#2

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Northeastern University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Boston, Massachusetts is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,127 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Northeastern brought home $1,569,139 in revenue in a single year. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

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#3

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

The excellent sports programs at College of the Holy Cross helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Massachusetts. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Holy Cross took home $452,596 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. Holy Cross excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Harvard University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Harvard is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,902 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Harvard made $709,426 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 998 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 98%. Harvard also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#5

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Massachusetts Amherst. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Massachusetts list. University of Massachusetts Amherst is a large public school located in Amherst, Massachusetts that handed out 6,878 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UMass Amherst took home $467,691 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 984 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#6

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts - Lowell did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Massachusetts ranking, coming in at #6. UMass Lowell is a public institution located in Lowell, Massachusetts. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,906 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UMass Lowell took home $1,060,735 in revenue and paid out $1,050,895 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $9,840 for the sports team. The great academic progress rate of 982 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 6 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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