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2021 Top Great Lakes Region Men's D2 Baseball Schools

19 Colleges
$27,365 Avg Tuition & Fees*
32% 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. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division II Men's Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 19 schools in the Great Lakes Region to determine which ones were the best for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in the Great Lakes Region. 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 the Great Lakes Region for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in the Great Lakes Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan
Top 25% in Quality in the Great Lakes Region

Our analysis found Grand Valley State University to be the best school for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Great Lakes Region in this year’s ranking. GVSU is a public institution located in Allendale, Michigan. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,421 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

GVSU brought in $669,266 while tallying up $647,975 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $21,291 in profit.

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#2

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Wayne State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Great Lakes Region list. Detroit, Michigan is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,652 students in 2018-2019.

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

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#3

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois

Out of the 19 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Illinois at Springfield landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Springfield, Illinois, the small public school awarded 680 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at UIS took home $468,546 in revenue.

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#4

Walsh University

North Canton, Ohio

Out of the 19 schools in the Great Lakes Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Walsh University landed the #4 spot on the list. Walsh University is a small private not-for-profit school located in North Canton, Ohio that handed out 511 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Walsh brought in $585,594 while tallying up $523,751 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $61,843.

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#5

Cedarville University

Cedarville, Ohio
Top 25% in Quality in the Great Lakes Region

The excellent sports programs at Cedarville University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Great Lakes Region. Cedarville is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Cedarville, Ohio. It awarded 759 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Cedarville took home $282,968 in revenue.

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#6

Malone University

Canton, Ohio

Malone University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in Canton, Ohio, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 325 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Malone brought home $474,114 in revenue in a single year.

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#7

The University of Findlay

Findlay, Ohio

The University of Findlay landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Findlay is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Findlay, Ohio. It awarded 622 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Findlay took home $340,465 in revenue.

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#8

Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois
Top 25% in Quality in the Great Lakes Region

Lewis University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in Romeoville, Illinois, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,234 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Lewis brought home $524,859 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

Ashland University

Ashland, Ohio

Ashland University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region list. Ashland University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Ashland, Ohio that handed out 801 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Ashland took home $501,492 in revenue.

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#10

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, Indiana

University of Southern Indiana came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in Evansville, Indiana, the fairly large public school handed out 1,623 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

USI brought in $506,667 while tallying up $498,386 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $8,281, which isn’t bad at all.

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#11

Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Dominican University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in Columbus, Ohio, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 267 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at ODU brought home $315,890 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

Quincy University

Quincy, Illinois

Quincy University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region list. Quincy U is located in Quincy, Illinois and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 218 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Quincy U took home $753,373 in revenue.

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#13

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan

Saginaw Valley State University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region list. Located in University Center, Michigan, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,527 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Saginaw Valley State University made $446,965 in revenue.

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#14

McKendree University

Lebanon, Illinois

McKendree University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. McKendree is located in Lebanon, Illinois and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 484 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

McKendree brought in $553,699 while tallying up $545,255 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $8,444 for the sports team.

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#15

Tiffin University

Tiffin, Ohio

Tiffin University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Tiffin University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Tiffin, Ohio that handed out 535 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Tiffin University brought home $401,027 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

Oakland City University

Oakland City, Indiana

Oakland City University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in Oakland City, Indiana, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 126 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Oakland City brought in $251,819 while tallying up $250,832 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $987 in profit.

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#17

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kenosha, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Parkside came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. Located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the small public school handed out 786 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at UW - Parkside took home $341,735 in revenue.

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#18

Lake Erie College

Painesville, Ohio

Lake Erie College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking, coming in at #18. LEC is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Painesville, Ohio. It awarded 155 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at LEC made $522,133 in revenue.

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#19

Notre Dame College

Cleveland, Ohio

With a ranking of #19, Notre Dame College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Great Lakes Region ranking. NDC is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Cleveland, Ohio. It awarded 301 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at NDC brought home $321,392 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 19 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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