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2021 Top Southeast Region Men's Baseball Schools

233 Colleges
$37,701 Avg Tuition & Fees*
60% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Men's Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking.

We analyzed 233 colleges and universities across the Southeast Region to determine which were the best for Men's Baseball athletes in the Southeast 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 Southeast Region for Men's Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee
#2 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Vanderbilt University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region. Nashville, Tennessee is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,280 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Vanderbilt took home $6,607,679 in revenue and paid out $6,511,989 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $95,690 in profit. The team has a great academic progress rate of 988, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Vanderbilt not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

A rank of #2 on our list means Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Louisiana State University is a public institution located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,129 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Louisiana State University made $6,216,699 in revenue, while incurring $5,752,590 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $464,109 in profit.

Louisiana State University 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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#3

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
#6 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Out of the 233 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Wake Forest University landed the #3 spot on the list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and it awarded 1,431 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Wake Forest University took home $2,704,062 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 978, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. In addition to its great ranking here, Wake Forest University is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
#15 in Quality in the Southeast Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Miami. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Coral Gables, Florida, and it awarded 3,118 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

U Miami brought in $4,958,396 while tallying up $4,763,686 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $194,710 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. U Miami excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#5

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
#7 in Quality in the Southeast Region

A rank of #5 on our list means University of Virginia - Main Campus is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Virginia - Main Campus is a large public school located in Charlottesville, Virginia that handed out 5,167 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at University of Virginia took home $3,644,584 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 982 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. In addition to its great ranking here, University of Virginia is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#6

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
#12 in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Florida came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. This large public school is located in Gainesville, Florida, and it awarded 9,663 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at UF brought home $1,141,246 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 976 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UF also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#7

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
#23 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Clemson University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. Clemson is located in Clemson, South Carolina and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,676 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Clemson took home $1,948,115 in revenue. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Clemson is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#8

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
#1 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Duke University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. Durham, North Carolina is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,303 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Duke took home $1,797,242 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 994 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Duke also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#9

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of South Carolina - Columbia came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. UofSC is a public institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,966 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UofSC took home $4,145,897 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UofSC excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
#8 in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the large public school handed out 6,076 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UNC Chapel Hill made $1,244,942 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 979 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UNC Chapel Hill also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#11

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
#17 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Tulane University of Louisiana came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,417 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Tulane made $2,241,409 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. Tulane also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#12

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
#24 in Quality in the Southeast Region

With a ranking of #12, Florida State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the large public school handed out 9,688 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Florida State made $7,466,680 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 971.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Florida State is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#13

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina
#18 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Furman University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Greenville, South Carolina, and it awarded 732 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Furman took home $1,235,881 in revenue and paid out $1,219,449 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $16,432.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Furman also is in the top 5% of our overall quality ranking.

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#14

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
Top 20% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Louisville landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. This large public school is located in Louisville, Kentucky, and it awarded 3,155 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UofL made $914,859 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 993, signifying that team members care about their grades.

In addition to its great ranking here, UofL is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#15

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Arkansas landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the large public school handed out 5,181 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UARK brought in $6,733,198 while tallying up $5,878,143 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $855,055, which isn’t bad at all.

UARK also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#16

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Auburn University landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Auburn is located in Auburn, Alabama and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,370 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Auburn made $1,081,504 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Auburn excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#17

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Kentucky ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. UK is located in Lexington, Kentucky and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,535 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UK made $636,254 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

UK 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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#11 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta, Georgia and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,717 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Georgia Tech took home $337,564 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 988 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Georgia Tech also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#19

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Central Florida did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #19. Orlando, Florida is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 14,087 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UCF took home $1,336,815 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 963.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. In addition to its great ranking here, UCF is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
#10 in Quality in the Southeast Region

College of William and Mary ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. William & Mary is a medium-sized public school situated in Williamsburg, Virginia. It awarded 2,072 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at William & Mary brought home $1,226,136 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 986, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, William & Mary also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #21. This large public school is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, and it awarded 5,103 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at UT Knoxville brought home $1,046,226 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 975.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UT Knoxville also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of South Florida - Main Campus ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region list. USF Tampa is a large public school situated in Tampa, Florida. It awarded 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at USF Tampa made $1,487,511 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. In addition to its great ranking here, USF Tampa is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#23

Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina
#4 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Davidson College landed the #23 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Davidson, North Carolina, and it awarded 560 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Davidson made $1,234,608 in revenue, while incurring $1,009,873 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $224,735, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a great academic progress rate of 996, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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. Davidson did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#24

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Mercer University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Macon, Georgia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,205 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Mercer took home $1,358,311 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Mercer also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#25

Samford University

Birmingham, Alabama
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

With a ranking of #25, Samford University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 891 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Samford made $1,206,729 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. Samford excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Rest of the Top 15% Best Colleges for Men's Baseball athletes in the Southeast Region

Not only did these schools make the top 33 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#27

Elon University

Elon, North Carolina
#28

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
#29

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee
#30

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
#31

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina
#32

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
#33

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
#34

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi

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Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in the Southeast Region ranking:

Rank College Location
35 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
36 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
37 High Point University High Point, NC
38 Stetson University DeLand, FL
39 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
40 Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
41 Emory University Atlanta, GA
42 Presbyterian College Clinton, SC
43 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
44 Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA
45 Lipscomb University Nashville, TN
46 Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 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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