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2021 Top Minnesota Men's D3 Baseball Schools

17 Colleges
$37,540 Avg Tuition & Fees*
59% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Division III Men's Baseball in Minnesota ranking is part of that endeavor.

After analyzing 17 schools in Minnesota, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in Minnesota. 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 Minnesota for D3 Men's Baseball athletes in Minnesota

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Bethel University Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Our 2021 rankings named Bethel University Minnesota the best school for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in Minnesota working on their bachelor’s degree. Bethel University Minnesota is a small private not-for-profit school located in Saint Paul, Minnesota that handed out 831 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Bethel University Minnesota took home $161,940 in revenue.

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#2

Macalester College

Saint Paul, Minnesota

A rank of #2 on our list means Macalester College is a great place for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in Minnesota working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 679 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Macalester made $222,993 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Macalester is ranked #2 for overall quality in Minnesota.

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#3

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, Minnesota

A rank of #3 on our list means The College of Saint Scholastica is a great place for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in Minnesota working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Duluth, Minnesota, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 902 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at St. Scholastica brought home $321,148 in revenue in a single year.

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#4

University of St Thomas Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of St Thomas Minnesota. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in Minnesota list. Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,561 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at UST MN brought home $204,198 in revenue in a single year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#5

Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, Minnesota

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Gustavus Adolphus College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Baseball athletes in Minnesota list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Saint Peter, Minnesota, and it awarded 621 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Gustavus Adolphus made $149,711 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%. Gustavus Adolphus also took the #5 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#6

Concordia College at Moorhead

Moorhead, Minnesota

Concordia College at Moorhead did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking, coming in at #6. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Moorhead, Minnesota, and it awarded 540 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Concordia College Moorhead took home $105,806 in revenue.

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#7

St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota

St Olaf College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Northfield, Minnesota, and it awarded 920 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at St. Olaf made $235,157 in revenue, while incurring $205,507 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $29,650 in profit.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, St. Olaf is ranked #4 for overall quality in Minnesota.

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#8

Carleton College

Northfield, Minnesota

With a ranking of #8, Carleton College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking. Carleton College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Northfield, Minnesota that handed out 512 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Carleton brought in $140,509 while tallying up $118,509 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $22,000.

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. Carleton also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#9

University of Minnesota - Morris

Morris, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Morris landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking. Morris, Minnesota is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 385 students in 2018-2019.

UMN Morris brought in $86,258 while tallying up $84,316 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,942 in profit.

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#10

Bethany Lutheran College

Mankato, Minnesota

Bethany Lutheran College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking. Bethany Lutheran College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Mankato, Minnesota that handed out 135 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at BLC made $165,473 in revenue.

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.

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#11

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Augsburg University landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 637 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Augsburg brought home $187,881 in revenue in a single year.

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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota list. Located in Winona, Minnesota, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 375 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at SMU MN made $165,042 in revenue.

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#13

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

With a ranking of #13, Hamline University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking. Saint Paul, Minnesota is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 582 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Baseball team at Hamline made $259,100 in revenue.

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#14

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, Minnesota

Martin Luther College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking. MLC is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Ulm, Minnesota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 190 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at MLC brought home $64,395 in revenue in a single year.

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#15

University of Northwestern - St Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota

University of Northwestern - St Paul ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota list. Northwestern is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It awarded 728 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at Northwestern brought home $115,240 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

North Central University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

North Central University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota list. North Central University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It awarded 249 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Baseball team at North Central University brought home $66,831 in revenue in a single year.

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#17

Crown College

Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota

Crown College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Baseball in Minnesota ranking. Located in Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 273 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Crown took home $129,666 in revenue and paid out $103,638 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $26,028 in profit.

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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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