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2021 Top California Men's D3 Baseball Schools

8 Colleges
$51,261 Avg Tuition & Fees*
69% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division III Men's Baseball in California ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 8 schools in California to determine which ones were the best for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in California. 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 California for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in California

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 California. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Thousand Oaks, California, and it awarded 849 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at CLU brought home $214,172 in revenue in a single year.

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#2

Chapman University

Orange, California

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Chapman University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in California list. Chapman is a private not-for-profit institution located in Orange, California. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,717 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Chapman brought home $343,487 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

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#3

Occidental College

Los Angeles, California

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Occidental College. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Los Angeles, California, and it awarded 529 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Oxy took home $204,289 in revenue and paid out $179,628 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $24,661.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Oxy also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#4

University of Redlands

Redlands, California

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Redlands. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in California list. University of Redlands is a private not-for-profit institution located in Redlands, California. The school has a small population, and it awarded 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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#5

Pomona College

Claremont, California

Out of the 8 schools in California that were part of this year’s ranking, Pomona College landed the #5 spot on the list. Located in Claremont, California, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 449 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Pomona made $282,506 in revenue, while incurring $272,032 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $10,474.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Pomona not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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#6

University of La Verne

La Verne, California

With a ranking of #6, University of La Verne did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in California ranking. La Verne, California is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,300 students in 2018-2019.

The team at ULV took home $228,617 in revenue and paid out $178,820 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $49,797, which isn’t bad at all.

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#7

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

California Institute of Technology did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in California ranking, coming in at #7. Caltech is located in Pasadena, California and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 241 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Caltech brought in $108,406 while tallying up $105,903 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $2,503, which isn’t bad at all.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 98%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in California ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Caltech is ranked #1 for overall quality in California.

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#8

Whittier College

Whittier, California

Whittier College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in California ranking, coming in at #8. Whittier is located in Whittier, California and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 407 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Whittier brought in $139,923 while tallying up $130,171 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $9,752 in profit.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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