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2021 Top Indiana Men's Baseball Schools

17 Colleges
$35,384 Avg Tuition & Fees*
51% 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 Men's Baseball in Indiana ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 17 schools in Indiana to determine which ones were the best for Men's Baseball athletes in Indiana. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in Indiana for Men's Baseball athletes in Indiana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

Our analysis found University of Notre Dame to be the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in Indiana in this year’s ranking. Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,642 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Notre Dame took home $728,879 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Notre Dame did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana

The excellent sports programs at Purdue University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in Indiana. West Lafayette, Indiana is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 7,568 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Purdue took home $564,775 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Purdue not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Indiana University - Bloomington. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Indiana University - Bloomington is a large public school located in Bloomington, Indiana that handed out 7,952 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at IU Bloomington took home $411,998 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 965.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. IU Bloomington also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#4

Butler University

Indianapolis, Indiana

A rank of #4 on our list means Butler University is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Indiana working on their bachelor’s degree. Indianapolis, Indiana is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,065 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Butler made $1,372,402 in revenue, while incurring $1,309,914 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $62,488 for the sports team. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#5

DePauw University

Greencastle, Indiana

A rank of #5 on our list means DePauw University is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Indiana working on their bachelor’s degree. DePauw is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Greencastle, Indiana. It awarded 595 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at DePauw took home $196,373 in revenue.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. DePauw not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#6

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

Ball State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking, coming in at #6. Muncie, Indiana is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,621 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Ball State made $1,232,420 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 978 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#7

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana

Valparaiso University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking, coming in at #7. Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 893 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Valpo took home $969,809 in revenue and paid out $950,046 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $19,763 in profit. The team has a great academic progress rate of 983, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#8

University of Evansville

Evansville, Indiana

University of Evansville landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking. Evansville, Indiana is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 504 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UE took home $1,014,427 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 962.

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#9

Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana

Earlham College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking, coming in at #9. Earlham College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Richmond, Indiana that handed out 229 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Earlham took home $252,767 in revenue and paid out $222,638 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $30,129 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#10

Hanover College

Hanover, Indiana

Hanover College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking, coming in at #10. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Hanover, Indiana, and it awarded 247 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Hanover brought in $133,955 while tallying up $130,515 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $3,440, which isn’t bad at all.

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#11

Franklin College

Franklin, Indiana

Franklin College landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Franklin, Indiana, and it awarded 265 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Franklin College of Indiana took home $162,254 in revenue and paid out $159,934 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $2,320 in profit.

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#12

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana

Indiana State University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking. Terre Haute, Indiana is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,011 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Indiana State made $1,123,429 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 968.

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#13

Trine University

Angola, Indiana

Trine University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking. Trine is located in Angola, Indiana and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 406 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Baseball team at Trine brought home $172,265 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 977, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#14

Manchester University

North Manchester, Indiana

Manchester University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking, coming in at #14. Manchester University is a private not-for-profit institution located in North Manchester, Indiana. The school has a small population, and it awarded 325 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Manchester University made $131,863 in revenue, while incurring $127,091 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,772 in profit.

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#15

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, Indiana

University of Southern Indiana landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking. USI is a public institution located in Evansville, Indiana. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,623 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at USI made $506,667 in revenue, while incurring $498,386 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $8,281 in profit.

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#16

Anderson University Indiana

Anderson, Indiana

Anderson University Indiana did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking, coming in at #16. Anderson University Indiana is a small private not-for-profit school located in Anderson, Indiana that handed out 370 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Anderson University Indiana made $250,166 in revenue, while incurring $214,087 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $36,079 in profit.

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#17

Oakland City University

Oakland City, Indiana

With a ranking of #17, Oakland City University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Indiana ranking. Located in Oakland City, Indiana, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 126 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Oakland City made $251,819 in revenue, while incurring $250,832 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $987.

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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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