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2021 Top Far Western US Region Men's D2 Baseball Schools

17 Colleges
$26,063 Avg Tuition & Fees*
23% 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 II Men's Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 17 colleges and universities across the Far Western US Region to determine which were the best for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in the Far Western US Region for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California
#12 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of California - San Diego tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region. UCSD is located in La Jolla, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,037 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at UCSD made $837,542 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UCSD 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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#2

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, California

Out of the 17 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Azusa Pacific University landed the #2 spot on the list. Azusa Pacific is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Azusa, California. It awarded 1,694 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Azusa Pacific brought in $974,487 while tallying up $857,101 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $117,386.

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#3

California Baptist University

Riverside, California

Out of the 17 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, California Baptist University landed the #3 spot on the list. Riverside, California is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,670 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Cal Baptist made $1,590,134 in revenue, while incurring $1,568,747 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $21,387 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

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Out of the 17 schools in the Far Western US Region that were part of this year’s ranking, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona landed the #4 spot on the list. Pomona, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,810 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Cal Poly Pomona took home $615,424 in revenue.

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

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#5

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, California

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Sonoma State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region list. SSU is a public institution located in Rohnert Park, California. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 2,444 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at SSU brought home $543,565 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 962.

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#6

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

Central Washington University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Central Washington University is a fairly large public school located in Ellensburg, Washington that handed out 2,789 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at CWU took home $437,368 in revenue and paid out $412,965 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $24,403 in profit.

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With a ranking of #7, California State University - Monterey Bay did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. CSUMB is a public institution located in Seaside, California. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,953 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

CSUMB brought in $472,402 while tallying up $472,401 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $1, which isn’t bad at all.

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#8

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Washington

With a ranking of #8, Saint Martin’s University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Saint Martin’s is a private not-for-profit institution located in Lacey, Washington. The school has a small population, and it awarded 307 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Saint Martin’s brought home $318,332 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon

Western Oregon University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region list. Western Oregon State College is located in Monmouth, Oregon and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,145 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Western Oregon State College brought home $403,080 in revenue in a single year.

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#10

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

California State University - Los Angeles ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region list. Cal State LA is a public institution located in Los Angeles, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,803 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Cal State LA brought home $425,574 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, California

With a ranking of #11, Fresno Pacific University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in Fresno, California, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 1,026 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Fresno Pacific brought in $670,183 while tallying up $610,177 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $60,006.

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California State University - East Bay ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region list. California State University - East Bay is a fairly large public school located in Hayward, California that handed out 3,195 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Cal State East Bay made $385,081 in revenue.

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#13

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

San Francisco State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #13. Located in San Francisco, California, the large public school awarded 6,508 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at SFSU took home $452,147 in revenue.

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#14

Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #14. Honolulu, Hawaii is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 586 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Hawaii Pacific University took home $556,653 in revenue.

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#15

California State University - San Bernardino

San Bernardino, California

With a ranking of #15, California State University - San Bernardino did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. San Bernardino, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,453 students in 2018-2019.

CSUSB brought in $439,576 while tallying up $399,713 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $39,863.

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University of Hawaii at Hilo came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. UH Hilo is a public institution located in Hilo, Hawaii. The school has a small population, and it awarded 774 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at UH Hilo brought home $626,351 in revenue in a single year.

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California State University - Dominguez Hills did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #17. Located in Carson, California, the fairly large public school handed out 3,183 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at CSUDH took home $459,370 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 17 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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