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2021 Top Alabama Men's D1 Baseball Schools

8 Colleges
$23,482 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Baseball in Alabama ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 8 schools in Alabama, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in Alabama. 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 Alabama for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in Alabama

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama

Our analysis found Auburn University to be the best school for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Alabama in this year’s ranking. Auburn is a large public school situated in Auburn, Alabama. It awarded 5,370 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Auburn brought home $1,081,504 in revenue in a single year. 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%. Auburn did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Samford University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Alabama list. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 891 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Samford made $1,206,729 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 990 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Samford did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#3

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend The University of Alabama. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Alabama list. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the large public school awarded 7,542 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at UA took home $2,016,412 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 988.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UA did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#4

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

A rank of #4 on our list means University of Alabama at Birmingham is a great place for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Alabama working on their bachelor’s degree. UAB is located in Birmingham, Alabama and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,613 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

UAB brought in $1,327,692 while tallying up $1,254,062 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $73,630 in profit. The great academic progress rate of 993 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

UAB also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#5

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of South Alabama. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Alabama list. USA is located in Mobile, Alabama and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,940 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at USA made $1,677,821 in revenue, while incurring $1,592,325 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $85,496, which isn’t bad at all. The great academic progress rate of 981 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#6

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, Alabama

Jacksonville State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Alabama ranking, coming in at #6. Located in Jacksonville, Alabama, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,345 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Jacksonville State University made $996,031 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 955.

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#7

Troy University

Troy, Alabama

Troy University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Alabama ranking, coming in at #7. Located in Troy, Alabama, the fairly large public school awarded 2,450 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at TROY took home $1,053,986 in revenue and paid out $946,495 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $107,491. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 986.

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#8

Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama

Alabama State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Alabama ranking, coming in at #8. Montgomery, Alabama is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 510 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Alabama State brought home $628,125 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 938.

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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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