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2021 Top Southwest Region Men's D2 Baseball Schools

20 Colleges
$17,649 Avg Tuition & Fees*
19% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Southwest Region ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 20 colleges and universities across the Southwest Region to determine which were the best for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region. 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 Southwest Region for D2 Men's Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Saint Edward's University

Austin, Texas
Top 20% in Quality in the Southwest Region

Our analysis found Saint Edward’s University to be the best school for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region in this year’s ranking. Saint Edward’s University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Austin, Texas that handed out 1,015 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at St. Edward’s University made $981,605 in revenue, while incurring $950,996 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $30,609, which isn’t bad at all.

On top of its placing in this ranking, St. Edward’s University also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#2

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Texas
Top 20% in Quality in the Southwest Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend St. Mary’s University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 468 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at St. Mary’s made $729,302 in revenue, while incurring $710,319 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $18,983 for the sports team.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, St. Mary’s also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#3

Oklahoma Christian University

Edmond, Oklahoma

The excellent sports programs at Oklahoma Christian University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region. OC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The school has a small population, and it awarded 337 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at OC took home $725,756 in revenue and paid out $717,660 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $8,096.

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#4

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend West Texas A&M University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region list. Located in Canyon, Texas, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,746 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at West Texas A&M University took home $520,563 in revenue.

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#5

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas

Out of the 20 schools in the Southwest Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Angelo State University landed the #5 spot on the list. This fairly large public school is located in San Angelo, Texas, and it awarded 1,107 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Angelo State brought in $531,618 while tallying up $482,263 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $49,355, which isn’t bad at all.

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#6

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

With a ranking of #6, Tarleton State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. Tarleton is a fairly large public school situated in Stephenville, Texas. It awarded 2,530 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Tarleton took home $459,203 in revenue.

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#7

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region list. Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, the fairly large public school handed out 2,534 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at UCO took home $432,425 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 964.

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Texas A&M University - Kingsville came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in Kingsville, Texas, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,090 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Texas A&M Kingsville brought home $505,208 in revenue in a single year.

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Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in Portales, New Mexico, the medium-sized public school handed out 707 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at ENMU - Main Campus took home $285,188 in revenue.

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#10

Rogers State University

Claremore, Oklahoma

Rogers State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #10. RSU is located in Claremore, Oklahoma and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 370 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at RSU made $588,719 in revenue.

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#11

Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

With a ranking of #11, Northeastern State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. NSU is a medium-sized public school situated in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It awarded 1,412 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at NSU brought home $404,308 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

Cameron University

Lawton, Oklahoma

Cameron University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. This small public school is located in Lawton, Oklahoma, and it awarded 448 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Cameron University took home $434,631 in revenue and paid out $415,537 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $19,094, which isn’t bad at all.

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#13

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Southwestern Oklahoma State University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. SWOSU is a small public school situated in Weatherford, Oklahoma. It awarded 821 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at SWOSU made $331,673 in revenue.

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Texas A&M International University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in Laredo, Texas, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,211 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at Texas A&M International University made $420,935 in revenue.

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With a ranking of #15, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. UT Permian Basin is a public institution located in Odessa, Texas. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 910 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at UT Permian Basin made $337,493 in revenue, while incurring $305,843 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $31,650, which isn’t bad at all.

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in Durant, Oklahoma, the medium-sized public school awarded 583 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at Southeastern Oklahoma State University brought home $405,890 in revenue in a single year.

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#17

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico

New Mexico Highlands University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. New Mexico Highlands University is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 489 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at New Mexico Highlands University took home $306,098 in revenue.

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#18

East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma

East Central University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. This small public school is located in Ada, Oklahoma, and it awarded 613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Baseball team at ECU made $264,437 in revenue, while incurring $260,124 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,313 in profit.

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. NWOSU is a small public school situated in Alva, Oklahoma. It awarded 352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

NWOSU brought in $388,195 while tallying up $363,344 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $24,851 in profit.

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#20

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Goodwell, Oklahoma

With a ranking of #20, Oklahoma Panhandle State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. OPSU is a small public school situated in Goodwell, Oklahoma. It awarded 269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Baseball team at OPSU took home $346,135 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 20 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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