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2021 Top Tennessee Men's D1 Baseball Schools

9 Colleges
$27,528 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Baseball in Tennessee ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 9 colleges and universities across Tennessee to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee for D1 Men's Baseball athletes in Tennessee

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Our 2021 rankings named Vanderbilt University the best school for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Tennessee 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. That boils down to a yearly profit of $95,690 for the sports team. The great academic progress rate of 988 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Tennessee ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Vanderbilt is ranked #1 for overall quality in Tennessee.

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Out of the 9 schools in Tennessee that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville landed the #2 spot on the list. The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is a large public school located in Knoxville, Tennessee that handed out 5,103 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at UT Knoxville brought home $1,046,226 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 975.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Tennessee ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UT Knoxville is ranked #4 for overall quality in Tennessee.

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#3

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee

Out of the 9 schools in Tennessee that were part of this year’s ranking, Belmont University landed the #3 spot on the list. Belmont University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Nashville, Tennessee that handed out 1,635 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Belmont brought home $1,066,412 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 987.

Belmont also took the #5 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

Lipscomb University

Nashville, Tennessee

The excellent sports programs at Lipscomb University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 774 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at Lipscomb brought home $1,480,184 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 978.

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

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#5

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee

A rank of #5 on our list means Tennessee Technological University is a great place for D1 Men’s Baseball athletes in Tennessee working on their bachelor’s degree. Cookeville, Tennessee is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,248 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Tennessee Tech University made $781,676 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 993, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#6

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

University of Memphis landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Tennessee ranking. UofM is located in Memphis, Tennessee and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,088 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Baseball team at UofM brought home $1,300,139 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 989, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#7

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Middle Tennessee State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Tennessee list. Middle Tennessee State University is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,078 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Baseball team at Middle Tennessee State University took home $1,198,323 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 993, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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The University of Tennessee - Martin ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Tennessee list. Martin, Tennessee is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,176 students in 2018-2019.

The team at UT Martin took home $764,359 in revenue and paid out $737,290 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $27,069. The academic progress rate of the team is 969.

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#9

Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, Tennessee

With a ranking of #9, Austin Peay State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Baseball in Tennessee ranking. Austin Peay State University is a fairly large public school located in Clarksville, Tennessee that handed out 1,517 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Austin Peay State University brought in $825,887 while tallying up $816,159 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $9,728 in profit. The team has a great academic progress rate of 980, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 9 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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