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2021 Top Michigan Men's Baseball Schools

17 Colleges
$32,221 Avg Tuition & Fees*
38% 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 Men's Baseball in Michigan ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Our 2021 rankings named University of Michigan - Ann Arbor the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in Michigan working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the large public school handed out 7,815 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at U-M took home $728,520 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, U-M is ranked #1 for overall quality in Michigan.

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#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Michigan State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball athletes in Michigan list. Michigan State is a large public school situated in East Lansing, Michigan. It awarded 8,997 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Michigan State brought home $559,028 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. Michigan State also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#3

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

A rank of #3 on our list means Central Michigan University is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Michigan working on their bachelor’s degree. Central Michigan is a public institution located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 4,343 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Central Michigan made $1,111,613 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 986.

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#4

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigan

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Kalamazoo College. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 373 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at K College brought home $401,765 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. K College not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#5

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Out of the 17 schools in Michigan that were part of this year’s ranking, Western Michigan University landed the #5 spot on the list. WMU is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,824 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at WMU made $863,922 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 986 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#6

Hope College

Holland, Michigan

Hope College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking, coming in at #6. Hope is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Holland, Michigan. It awarded 838 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Hope brought home $141,794 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. Hope also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#7

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley State University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. Located in Allendale, Michigan, the large public school awarded 5,421 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at GVSU took home $669,266 in revenue and paid out $647,975 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $21,291 for the sports team.

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#8

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

With a ranking of #8, Wayne State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. Located in Detroit, Michigan, the large public school handed out 3,652 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Wayne State brought home $666,665 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

Calvin University

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Calvin University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and it awarded 969 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Calvin made $144,961 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Calvin excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan

With a ranking of #10, Oakland University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. Oakland is a fairly large public school situated in Rochester Hills, Michigan. It awarded 3,500 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Oakland brought home $600,489 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

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#11

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan

With a ranking of #11, Eastern Michigan University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. Eastern Michigan is a fairly large public school situated in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It awarded 3,635 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Eastern Michigan brought home $919,546 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 964.

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#12

Adrian College

Adrian, Michigan

Adrian College landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. Adrian is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Adrian, Michigan. It awarded 360 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Adrian brought home $195,935 in revenue in a single year.

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#13

Albion College

Albion, Michigan

Albion College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. Albion is a private not-for-profit institution located in Albion, Michigan. The school has a small population, and it awarded 371 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Albion brought home $179,685 in revenue in a single year.

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#14

Alma College

Alma, Michigan

Alma College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking, coming in at #14. Alma, Michigan is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 326 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Alma took home $200,379 in revenue.

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#15

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan

Saginaw Valley State University landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. University Center, Michigan is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,527 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Saginaw Valley State University brought home $446,965 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

Finlandia University

Hancock, Michigan

With a ranking of #16, Finlandia University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Hancock, Michigan, and it awarded 61 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Finlandia brought home $238,981 in revenue in a single year.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed.

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#17

Olivet College

Olivet, Michigan

With a ranking of #17, Olivet College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Michigan ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Olivet, Michigan, and it awarded 184 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Olivet took home $196,327 in revenue and paid out $194,210 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $2,117, which isn’t bad at all.

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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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