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2021 Top Far Western US Region Men's D3 Baseball Schools

17 Colleges
$49,244 Avg Tuition & Fees*
67% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division III 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 D3 Men's Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in the Far Western US Region for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California

California Lutheran University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region. Located in Thousand Oaks, California, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 849 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at CLU made $214,172 in revenue.

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#2

Willamette University

Salem, Oregon
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

The excellent sports programs at Willamette University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region. Located in Salem, Oregon, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 513 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Willamette took home $162,534 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. In addition to its great ranking here, Willamette is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

Chapman University

Orange, California
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

A rank of #3 on our list means Chapman University is a great place for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Orange, California, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,717 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Chapman took home $343,487 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Chapman 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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#4

Occidental College

Los Angeles, California
#16 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Occidental College. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Occidental College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Los Angeles, California that handed out 529 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Oxy made $204,289 in revenue, while incurring $179,628 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $24,661 for the sports team.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Oxy also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#5

University of Redlands

Redlands, California
Top 25% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Redlands. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Far Western US Region list. University of Redlands is a small private not-for-profit school located in Redlands, California that handed out 755 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at University of Redlands made $198,151 in revenue.

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#6

Pomona College

Claremont, California
#3 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Pomona College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Claremont, California, and it awarded 449 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Pomona took home $282,506 in revenue and paid out $272,032 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $10,474, which isn’t bad at all.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Pomona also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#7

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington

Pacific Lutheran University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in Tacoma, Washington, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 728 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

PLU brought in $267,203 while tallying up $267,202 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1 in profit.

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#8

Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington
Top 25% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Whitworth University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Whitworth is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Spokane, Washington. It awarded 625 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Whitworth brought home $194,673 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

Whitman College

Walla Walla, Washington
#13 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

With a ranking of #9, Whitman College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Walla Walla, Washington is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 374 students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Whitman brought home $296,363 in revenue in a single year.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Whitman 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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Linfield University - McMinnville Campus landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Linfield is a private not-for-profit institution located in McMinnville, Oregon. The school has a small population, and it awarded 338 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Linfield brought in $251,242 while tallying up $205,799 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $45,443 for the sports team.

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#11

University of La Verne

La Verne, California

With a ranking of #11, University of La Verne did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. ULV is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in La Verne, California. It awarded 1,300 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at ULV made $228,617 in revenue, while incurring $178,820 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $49,797.

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#12

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington
Top 20% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

University of Puget Sound ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region list. Located in Tacoma, Washington, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Puget Sound took home $180,635 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Puget Sound 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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#13

George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon

George Fox University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region list. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Newberg, Oregon. It awarded 718 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

GFU brought in $368,028 while tallying up $336,936 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $31,092 in profit.

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#14

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California
#1 in Quality in the Far Western US Region

California Institute of Technology landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in Pasadena, California, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 241 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Caltech took home $108,406 in revenue and paid out $105,903 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $2,503 in profit.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Caltech did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#15

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon

Pacific University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #15. Pacific is located in Forest Grove, Oregon and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 519 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Pacific made $340,082 in revenue.

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#16

Whittier College

Whittier, California

Whittier College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region ranking. Whittier is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Whittier, California. It awarded 407 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Whittier made $139,923 in revenue, while incurring $130,171 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $9,752, which isn’t bad at all.

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#17

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon
Top 25% in Quality in the Far Western US Region

Lewis & Clark College ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Far Western US Region list. Lewis and Clark College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Portland, Oregon. It awarded 567 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Lewis and Clark College took home $169,891 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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