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2021 Top Men's D2 Baseball Schools

235 Colleges
$34,991 Avg Tuition & Fees*
43% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Men's Division II Baseball BadgeWith all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. 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 II Men's Baseball ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 235 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Men's Baseball athletes. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in the U.S. for D2 Men's Baseball athletes

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#1

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

University of California - San Diego tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes. Located in La Jolla, California, the large public school handed out 8,037 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at UCSD brought home $837,542 in revenue in a single year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, UCSD is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#2

Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pennsylvania

The excellent sports programs at Mercyhurst University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 526 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Mercyhurst brought home $724,967 in revenue in a single year.

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#3

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top 25% in Quality in the United States

A rank of #3 on our list means West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a great place for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the fairly large public school handed out 3,698 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at WCUPA took home $285,451 in revenue.

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#4

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California

A rank of #4 on our list means Azusa Pacific University is a great place for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Azusa, California, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,694 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Azusa Pacific brought in $974,487 while tallying up $857,101 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $117,386, which isn’t bad at all.

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#5

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida
Top 15% in Quality in the United States

A rank of #5 on our list means Rollins College is a great place for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes working on their bachelor’s degree. Rollins is a private not-for-profit institution located in Winter Park, Florida. The school has a small population, and it awarded 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Rollins made $958,079 in revenue.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Rollins also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#6

Union University

Jackson, Tennessee
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

Union University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Located in Jackson, Tennessee, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 533 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Union made $669,070 in revenue, while incurring $667,359 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,711 in profit.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Union also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#7

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Top 15% in Quality in the United States

Augustana University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Augustana Sioux Falls is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It awarded 442 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Augustana Sioux Falls made $666,882 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Augustana Sioux Falls also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#8

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, New York
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

Le Moyne College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball list. Located in Syracuse, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 798 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at LeMoyne took home $605,355 in revenue and paid out $599,862 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,493 for the sports team.

LeMoyne also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#9

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia

Georgia College & State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking, coming in at #9. Georgia College is a medium-sized public school situated in Milledgeville, Georgia. It awarded 1,304 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Georgia College made $293,772 in revenue.

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#10

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, Florida

Florida Southern College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball list. Located in Lakeland, Florida, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 737 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Florida Southern made $881,822 in revenue.

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#11

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nova Southeastern University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. NUS Florida is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,108 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at NUS Florida made $770,197 in revenue.

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#12

Saint Edward's University

Austin, Texas

Saint Edward’s University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Austin, Texas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,015 students in 2018-2019.

The team at St. Edward’s University took home $981,605 in revenue and paid out $950,996 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $30,609 for the sports team.

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#13

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
Top 25% in Quality in the United States

Bellarmine University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball list. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 690 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Bellarmine U made $511,993 in revenue.

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#13

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

University of New Haven did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking, coming in at #13. West Haven, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,189 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at University of New Haven took home $485,847 in revenue.

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Top 15% in Quality in the United States

Missouri University of Science and Technology did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking, coming in at #15. Missouri University of Science and Technology is a medium-sized public school situated in Rolla, Missouri. It awarded 1,388 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Missouri University of Science and Technology brought home $369,864 in revenue in a single year.

Missouri University of Science and Technology excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#16

The University of Tampa

Tampa, Florida

The University of Tampa ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball list. UT is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Tampa, Florida. It awarded 1,775 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UT brought in $1,091,780 while tallying up $982,325 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $109,455, which isn’t bad at all.

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#17

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
Top 25% in Quality in the United States

Grand Valley State University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. This large public school is located in Allendale, Michigan, and it awarded 5,421 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at GVSU took home $669,266 in revenue and paid out $647,975 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $21,291 in profit.

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#18

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Seton Hill University landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Greensburg, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 356 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Seton Hill brought home $661,658 in revenue in a single year.

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#19

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York
Top 25% in Quality in the United States

Adelphi University landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Located in Garden City, New York, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,262 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Adelphi made $544,712 in revenue.

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#20

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida

Florida Institute of Technology came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Florida Tech is located in Melbourne, Florida and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 787 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Florida Tech brought in $594,180 while tallying up $591,388 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $2,792, which isn’t bad at all.

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#21

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

Wayne State University landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Wayne State is located in Detroit, Michigan and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,652 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Wayne State brought home $666,665 in revenue in a single year.

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#22

Merrimack College

North Andover, Massachusetts

With a ranking of #22, Merrimack College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Merrimack is a private not-for-profit institution located in North Andover, Massachusetts. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 825 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Merrimack brought home $688,815 in revenue in a single year.

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#23

Drury University

Springfield, Missouri

With a ranking of #23, Drury University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Drury University is located in Springfield, Missouri and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 347 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Drury University made $634,611 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#24

California Baptist University

Riverside, California

California Baptist University came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking. Located in Riverside, California, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,670 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Cal Baptist brought in $1,590,134 while tallying up $1,568,747 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $21,387 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking, coming in at #25. Located in Pomona, California, the large public school awarded 4,810 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Cal Poly Pomona brought home $615,424 in revenue in a single year.

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

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Rest of the Top 15% Best Colleges for D2 Men's Baseball athletes

Not only did these schools make the top 36 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
#27

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
#28

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
#29

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
#30

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
#31

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, New York
#32

Stonehill College

Easton, Massachusetts
#33

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
#34

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois
#35

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas
#36

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball ranking:

Rank College Location
37 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
38 Bentley University Waltham, MA
39 Lynn University Boca Raton, FL
40 Gannon University Erie, PA
41 Catawba College Salisbury, NC
42 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
43 Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO
44 St. Mary’s University San Antonio, TX
45 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
46 Assumption University Worcester, MA
46 Walsh University North Canton, OH

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Notes and References

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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