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2021 Top Illinois Men's D2 Baseball Schools

4 Colleges
$28,469 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With 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 in Illinois ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 4 schools in Illinois, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in Illinois. 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 Illinois for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in Illinois

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois

Our analysis found University of Illinois at Springfield to be the best school for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in Illinois in this year’s ranking. UIS is located in Springfield, Illinois and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 680 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at UIS made $468,546 in revenue.

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#2

Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Lewis University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Lewis University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Romeoville, Illinois that handed out 1,234 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Lewis made $524,859 in revenue.

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#3

Quincy University

Quincy, Illinois

A rank of #3 on our list means Quincy University is a great place for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in Illinois working on their bachelor’s degree. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Quincy, Illinois, and it awarded 218 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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

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#4

McKendree University

Lebanon, Illinois

A rank of #4 on our list means McKendree University is a great place for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in Illinois working on their bachelor’s degree. 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.

The team at McKendree took home $553,699 in revenue and paid out $545,255 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $8,444 in profit.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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