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2021 Top North Carolina Men's Baseball Schools

33 Colleges
$29,976 Avg Tuition & Fees*
43% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 North Carolina ranking.

After analyzing 33 schools in North Carolina, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Baseball athletes in North Carolina. 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 North Carolina for Men's Baseball athletes in North Carolina

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in North Carolina. Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,431 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Wake Forest University made $2,704,062 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 978.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. Wake Forest University did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

The excellent sports programs at Duke University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in North Carolina. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Durham, North Carolina, and it awarded 2,303 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Duke made $1,797,242 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 994, 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. Duke also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#3

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A rank of #3 on our list means University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in North Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and it awarded 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.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UNC Chapel Hill not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina

Out of the 33 schools in North Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Davidson College landed the #4 spot on the list. Davidson, North Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 560 students 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.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Davidson also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#5

Elon University

Elon, North Carolina

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Elon University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Elon, North Carolina, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,666 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Elon made $1,278,178 in revenue. 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 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Elon also took the #5 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#6

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

East Carolina University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking, coming in at #6. East Carolina University is a large public school located in Greenville, North Carolina that handed out 5,140 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at ECU made $2,778,972 in revenue, while incurring $2,771,718 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $7,254 in profit. The team has a great academic progress rate of 988, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#7

High Point University

High Point, North Carolina

High Point University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking, coming in at #7. Located in High Point, North Carolina, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,103 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

High Point brought in $1,069,180 while tallying up $1,055,142 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $14,038 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 952.

High Point 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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#8

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

With a ranking of #8, University of North Carolina at Charlotte did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. Charlotte, North Carolina is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,974 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UNC Charlotte made $1,484,406 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 971.

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#9

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Western Carolina University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, and it awarded 2,288 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at WCU took home $649,824 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

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#10

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

Appalachian State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. Boone, North Carolina is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,172 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Appalachian State took home $943,623 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 971.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Appalachian State also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#11

Gardner - Webb University

Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Gardner - Webb University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking, coming in at #11. Gardner - Webb is a private not-for-profit institution located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 452 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Gardner - Webb brought home $732,910 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 982.

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#12

North Carolina Central University

Durham, North Carolina

North Carolina Central University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. Located in Durham, North Carolina, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,145 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at North Carolina Central University made $588,534 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 946.

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#12

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Asheville did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking, coming in at #12. UNCA is a small public school situated in Asheville, North Carolina. It awarded 874 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UNCA took home $946,468 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

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#14

Campbell University

Buies Creek, North Carolina

With a ranking of #14, Campbell University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. Located in Buies Creek, North Carolina, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,006 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Campbell brought home $1,455,414 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 978.

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#15

Catawba College

Salisbury, North Carolina

Catawba College ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Salisbury, North Carolina, and it awarded 300 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Catawba made $574,612 in revenue.

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#16

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina

With a ranking of #16, North Carolina A & T State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, and it awarded 1,686 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at NC A&T made $668,661 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 985, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#17

Winston - Salem State University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston - Salem State University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina list. Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,026 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at WSSU took home $263,915 in revenue.

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#18

University of Mount Olive

Mount Olive, North Carolina

University of Mount Olive came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. UMO is located in Mount Olive, North Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 590 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Baseball team at UMO made $452,347 in revenue, while incurring $435,002 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $17,345, which isn’t bad at all.

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#19

Guilford College

Greensboro, North Carolina

Guilford College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking, coming in at #19. Guilford is located in Greensboro, North Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 349 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Guilford brought in $179,624 while tallying up $173,691 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,933 for the sports team.

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#20

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pembroke, North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Pembroke ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina list. Pembroke, North Carolina is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 990 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at UNC Pembroke made $327,742 in revenue, while incurring $282,123 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $45,619.

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#21

Lenoir - Rhyne University

Hickory, North Carolina

Lenoir - Rhyne University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina list. Lenoir - Rhyne University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Hickory, North Carolina that handed out 323 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Lenoir - Rhyne University brought home $466,759 in revenue in a single year.

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#22

Barton College

Wilson, North Carolina

With a ranking of #22, Barton College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. Barton College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Wilson, North Carolina that handed out 231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Barton College took home $574,753 in revenue.

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#23

Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, North Carolina

Pfeiffer University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. Located in Misenheimer, North Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 141 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Pfeiffer University made $205,706 in revenue.

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#24

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, North Carolina

Belmont Abbey College landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina ranking. BAC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Belmont, North Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 306 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at BAC took home $598,332 in revenue.

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#25

Wingate University

Wingate, North Carolina

Wingate University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in North Carolina list. Wingate, North Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 517 students in 2018-2019.

Wingate brought in $661,370 while tallying up $564,217 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $97,153.

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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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