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2021 Top Southwest Region Men's D3 Baseball Schools

16 Colleges
$32,657 Avg Tuition & Fees*
40% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 III Men's Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 16 schools in the Southwest Region to determine which ones were the best for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in the Southwest 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 Southwest Region for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas
#3 in Quality in the Southwest Region

Trinity University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region. San Antonio, Texas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 617 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Trinity U took home $313,416 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Trinity U is ranked #3 for overall quality in the Southwest Region .

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#12 in Quality in the Southwest Region

The excellent sports programs at The University of Texas at Dallas helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region. UT Dallas is a large public school situated in Richardson, Texas. It awarded 4,225 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at UT Dallas made $199,421 in revenue, while incurring $156,932 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $42,489 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UT Dallas also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#3

Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas
#9 in Quality in the Southwest Region

The excellent sports programs at Southwestern University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southwest Region. Southwestern is located in Georgetown, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 375 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at Southwestern took home $298,571 in revenue and paid out $271,453 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $27,118 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Southwestern 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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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend The University of Texas at Tyler. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. UT Tyler is a public institution located in Tyler, Texas. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,904 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at UT Tyler brought home $281,786 in revenue in a single year.

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#5

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas
#14 in Quality in the Southwest Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Dallas. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Irving, Texas, and it awarded 353 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at UD brought home $248,532 in revenue in a single year.

UD excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#6

Austin College

Sherman, Texas
#21 in Quality in the Southwest Region

Austin College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region list. Austin College is located in Sherman, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 342 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Austin College took home $115,529 in revenue.

Austin College 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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#7

Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Texas

Texas Lutheran University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. TLU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Seguin, Texas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 278 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at TLU took home $269,558 in revenue and paid out $267,447 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,111 for the sports team.

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#8

Hardin - Simmons University

Abilene, Texas

Hardin - Simmons University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #8. Hardin - Simmons is a private not-for-profit institution located in Abilene, Texas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 381 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Hardin - Simmons brought home $254,236 in revenue in a single year.

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University of Mary Hardin - Baylor did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #9. Located in Belton, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 676 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at UMHB took home $270,118 in revenue.

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#10

East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Texas

East Texas Baptist University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in Marshall, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 277 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at East Texas Baptist University took home $271,943 in revenue.

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#11

Concordia University, Texas

Lakeway, Texas

Concordia University, Texas did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #11. Concordia University, Texas is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Lakeway, Texas. It awarded 366 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Concordia University, Texas brought home $383,243 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas
Top 25% in Quality in the Southwest Region

LeTourneau University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. LeTourneau University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Longview, Texas that handed out 416 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at LETU took home $191,666 in revenue.

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#13

Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

Howard Payne University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. Brownwood, Texas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 200 students in 2018-2019.

Howard Payne brought in $300,599 while tallying up $296,197 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $4,402.

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.

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#14

Schreiner University

Kerrville, Texas

Schreiner University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking. Schreiner University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Kerrville, Texas. It awarded 256 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Schreiner University brought home $168,563 in revenue in a single year.

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#15

McMurry University

Abilene, Texas

McMurry University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #15. McMurray University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Abilene, Texas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 157 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

McMurray University brought in $323,051 while tallying up $314,278 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $8,773 for the sports team.

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#16

Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Texas

Sul Ross State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #16. This small public school is located in Alpine, Texas, and it awarded 381 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Sul Ross brought in $111,993 while tallying up $110,361 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,632.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 16 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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