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2021 Top Florida Men's Baseball Schools

24 Colleges
$30,212 Avg Tuition & Fees*
38% 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. 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 Men's Baseball in Florida ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 24 colleges and universities across Florida to determine which were the best for Men's Baseball athletes in Florida. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

University of Miami tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in Florida. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 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. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $194,710 in profit.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. U Miami did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Florida. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. This large public school is located in Gainesville, Florida, and it awarded 9,663 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UF made $1,141,246 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 976 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%. UF also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#3

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Florida State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball athletes in Florida list. This large public school is located in Tallahassee, Florida, and it awarded 9,688 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Florida State took home $7,466,680 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 971.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Florida State not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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#4

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

A rank of #4 on our list means University of Central Florida is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Florida working on their bachelor’s degree. UCF is a public institution located in Orlando, Florida. The school has a large population, and it awarded 14,087 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at UCF brought home $1,336,815 in revenue in a single year. 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%. On top of its placing in this ranking, UCF 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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A rank of #5 on our list means University of South Florida - Main Campus is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Florida working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in Tampa, Florida, and it awarded 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at USF Tampa took home $1,487,511 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. USF Tampa also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#6

Stetson University

DeLand, Florida

With a ranking of #6, Stetson University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. Located in DeLand, Florida, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 799 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Stetson took home $1,669,563 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

Stetson 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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#7

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

Rollins College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. Rollins College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Winter Park, Florida that handed out 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Rollins made $958,079 in revenue.

Rollins also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#8

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Florida Atlantic University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida list. FAU is a public institution located in Boca Raton, Florida. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,855 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at FAU brought home $1,109,308 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 990 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#9

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida list. JU is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Jacksonville, Florida. It awarded 762 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at JU made $1,203,622 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 978, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#10

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

University of North Florida did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking, coming in at #10. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the fairly large public school awarded 3,493 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UNF took home $680,000 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 979 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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Florida International University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking, coming in at #11. Miami, Florida is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 12,352 students in 2018-2019.

The team at FIU took home $1,159,147 in revenue and paid out $1,128,041 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $31,106, which isn’t bad at all. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

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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#12

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, Florida

Florida Southern College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking, coming in at #12. Florida Southern College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Lakeland, Florida that handed out 737 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Florida Southern took home $881,822 in revenue.

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#13

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nova Southeastern University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and it awarded 1,108 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at NUS Florida made $770,197 in revenue.

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#14

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida

Florida Gulf Coast University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. FGCU is a public institution located in Fort Myers, Florida. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,100 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at FGCU brought home $923,378 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 967.

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#15

The University of Tampa

Tampa, Florida

The University of Tampa came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. UT is a private not-for-profit institution located in Tampa, Florida. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,775 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UT brought in $1,091,780 while tallying up $982,325 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $109,455 in profit.

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#16

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida

Florida Institute of Technology ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida list. Florida Institute of Technology is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Melbourne, Florida that handed out 787 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Florida Tech made $594,180 in revenue, while incurring $591,388 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $2,792.

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#17

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Eckerd College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking, coming in at #17. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, and it awarded 507 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Eckerd brought home $552,897 in revenue in a single year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Eckerd also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#18

Lynn University

Boca Raton, Florida

Lynn University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. Boca Raton, Florida is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 449 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Lynn University Fighting Knights took home $617,500 in revenue.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking, coming in at #19. Florida A&M University is a public institution located in Tallahassee, Florida. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,444 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Florida A&M University took home $626,249 in revenue.

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#20

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach Atlantic University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida list. Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 541 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Palm Beach Atlantic took home $565,085 in revenue and paid out $536,590 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $28,495, which isn’t bad at all.

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#21

Bethune - Cookman University

Daytona Beach, Florida

Bethune - Cookman University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. Daytona Beach, Florida is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 477 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Bethune - Cookman University made $713,560 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 944.

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#22

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida

The University of West Florida did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking, coming in at #22. Located in Pensacola, Florida, the fairly large public school handed out 2,410 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at UWF brought home $540,373 in revenue in a single year.

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#23

Barry University

Miami, Florida

Barry University landed the #23 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. Miami, Florida is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 697 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Barry University brought home $512,096 in revenue in a single year.

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#24

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

Saint Leo University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Florida ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Saint Leo, Florida, and it awarded 2,050 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at St. Leo University made $613,044 in revenue, while incurring $519,110 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $93,934.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 24 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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