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2021 Top Southeast Region Men's D1 Baseball Schools

102 Colleges
$37,701 Avg Tuition & Fees*
60% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking.

After analyzing 102 schools in the Southeast Region , we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in the Southeast Region for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region

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#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
#2 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Our 2021 rankings named Vanderbilt University the best school for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region working on their bachelor’s degree. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and it awarded 2,280 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Vanderbilt brought in $6,607,679 while tallying up $6,511,989 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $95,690 in profit. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 988.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Vanderbilt not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Out of the 102 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College landed the #2 spot on the list. Louisiana State University is a public institution located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,129 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Louisiana State University brought in $6,216,699 while tallying up $5,752,590 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $464,109, which isn’t bad at all.

In addition to its great ranking here, Louisiana State University is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
#6 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Out of the 102 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Wake Forest University landed the #3 spot on the list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and it awarded 1,431 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Wake Forest University made $2,704,062 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 978 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Wake Forest University also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#4

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
#15 in Quality in the Southeast Region

A rank of #4 on our list means University of Miami is a great place for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 3,118 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at U Miami made $4,958,396 in revenue, while incurring $4,763,686 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $194,710.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, U Miami also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#5

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
#7 in Quality in the Southeast Region

The excellent sports programs at University of Virginia - Main Campus helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region. University of Virginia is a public institution located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,167 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at University of Virginia took home $3,644,584 in revenue. 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 96%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, University of Virginia also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#6

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
#12 in Quality in the Southeast Region

With a ranking of #6, University of Florida did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Gainesville, Florida is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 9,663 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UF took home $1,141,246 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 976, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. UF excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
#23 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Clemson University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #7. Clemson is located in Clemson, South Carolina and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,676 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Clemson brought home $1,948,115 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.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Clemson also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#8

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
#1 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Duke University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #8. Located in Durham, North Carolina, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,303 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Duke made $1,797,242 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 994 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Duke also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#9

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of South Carolina - Columbia did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #9. Columbia, South Carolina is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,966 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UofSC took home $4,145,897 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UofSC also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#10

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
#8 in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the large public school handed out 6,076 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UNC Chapel Hill made $1,244,942 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 979 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UNC Chapel Hill also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#11

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
#17 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Tulane University of Louisiana did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #11. New Orleans, Louisiana is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,417 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Tulane took home $2,241,409 in revenue.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. On top of its placing in this ranking, Tulane also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#12

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
#24 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Florida State University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the large public school handed out 9,688 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Florida State brought home $7,466,680 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 971.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Florida State 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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#13

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina
#18 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Furman University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 732 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Furman brought in $1,235,881 while tallying up $1,219,449 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $16,432, which isn’t bad at all.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Furman also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#14

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Top 20% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Louisville did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #14. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the large public school awarded 3,155 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UofL took home $914,859 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 993, signifying that team members care about their grades.

In addition to its great ranking here, UofL is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#15

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Arkansas ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. This large public school is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and it awarded 5,181 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UARK brought in $6,733,198 while tallying up $5,878,143 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $855,055 for the sports team.

In addition to its great ranking here, UARK is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#16

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Auburn University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. Located in Auburn, Alabama, the large public school awarded 5,370 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Auburn made $1,081,504 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. In addition to its great ranking here, Auburn is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#17

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Kentucky ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. UK is a public institution located in Lexington, Kentucky. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,535 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at UK brought home $636,254 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 973.

UK also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#11 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. Georgia Tech is a large public school situated in Atlanta, Georgia. It awarded 3,717 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Georgia Tech took home $337,564 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 988.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Georgia Tech is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#19

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Central Florida landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. This large public school is located in Orlando, Florida, and it awarded 14,087 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at UCF brought home $1,336,815 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 963.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, UCF is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
#10 in Quality in the Southeast Region

College of William and Mary came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. William & Mary is a public institution located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 2,072 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at William & Mary brought home $1,226,136 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 986 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. On top of its placing in this ranking, William & Mary also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. UT Knoxville is a large public school situated in Knoxville, Tennessee. It awarded 5,103 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UT Knoxville made $1,046,226 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. On top of its placing in this ranking, UT Knoxville also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of South Florida - Main Campus ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. Located in Tampa, Florida, the large public school awarded 8,684 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at USF Tampa made $1,487,511 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, USF Tampa also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#23

Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina
#4 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Davidson College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. Davidson is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Davidson, North Carolina. It awarded 560 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Davidson took home $1,234,608 in revenue and paid out $1,009,873 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $224,735 for the sports team. The great academic progress rate of 996 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. Davidson also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#24

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Mercer University came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Mercer is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Macon, Georgia. It awarded 1,205 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Mercer brought home $1,358,311 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.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Mercer is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#25

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Samford University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #25. Birmingham, Alabama is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 891 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Samford brought home $1,206,729 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. In addition to its great ranking here, Samford is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 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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