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2021 Top South Carolina Men's Baseball Schools

22 Colleges
$29,206 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% 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 South Carolina ranking.

Our analysis looked at 22 schools in South Carolina to determine which ones were the best for Men's Baseball athletes in South 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 South Carolina for Men's Baseball athletes in South Carolina

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

Our analysis found Clemson University to be the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in South Carolina in this year’s ranking. Located in Clemson, South Carolina, the large public school awarded 4,676 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

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 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Clemson is ranked #2 for overall quality in South Carolina.

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#2

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

The excellent sports programs at University of South Carolina - Columbia helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in South Carolina. Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the large public school handed out 6,966 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UofSC made $4,145,897 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 961.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UofSC did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

The excellent sports programs at Furman University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in South Carolina. Greenville, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 732 students in 2018-2019.

Furman brought in $1,235,881 while tallying up $1,219,449 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $16,432, which isn’t bad at all.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Furman is ranked #1 for overall quality in South Carolina.

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#4

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

A rank of #4 on our list means Wofford College is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in South Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. Spartanburg, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 476 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Wofford made $1,100,156 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 971.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Wofford did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#5

Presbyterian College

Clinton, South Carolina

A rank of #5 on our list means Presbyterian College is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in South Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. PC is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Clinton, South Carolina. It awarded 228 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at PC took home $841,789 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 967.

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

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#6

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

College of Charleston came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. C of C is a fairly large public school situated in Charleston, South Carolina. It awarded 2,399 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at C of C took home $1,516,455 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 951.

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#7

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Winthrop University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,004 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Winthrop took home $1,000,254 in revenue and paid out $977,904 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $22,350 in profit. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 982.

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#8

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina

With a ranking of #8, Coastal Carolina University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Conway, South Carolina, the fairly large public school awarded 1,920 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Coastal Carolina University made $3,092,119 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

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#9

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina

North Greenville University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Tigerville, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 486 students in 2018-2019.

The team at North Greenville took home $413,396 in revenue and paid out $346,535 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $66,861, which isn’t bad at all.

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#10

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Southern University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina list. CSU is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Charleston, South Carolina. It awarded 661 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at CSU took home $691,267 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 968.

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#11

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina

University of South Carolina - Aiken landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. UofSC Aiken is located in Aiken, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 540 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Baseball team at UofSC Aiken brought home $579,116 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina

Francis Marion University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina list. Francis Marion University is located in Florence, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 549 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Francis Marion University made $505,995 in revenue.

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#13

University of South Carolina - Upstate

Spartanburg, South Carolina

University of South Carolina - Upstate came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,275 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at USC Upstate brought home $787,835 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 955.

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#14

Erskine College

Due West, South Carolina

With a ranking of #14, Erskine College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Erskine is a private not-for-profit institution located in Due West, South Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Erskine took home $680,512 in revenue.

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#15

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina

Anderson University South Carolina came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Anderson, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 648 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Anderson University South Carolina brought in $425,141 while tallying up $422,540 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $2,601, which isn’t bad at all.

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#16

Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina

With a ranking of #16, Newberry College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Newberry, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 248 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Newberry College brought home $465,731 in revenue in a single year.

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#17

Benedict College

Columbia, South Carolina

Benedict College ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina list. Benedict College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 287 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Benedict College brought home $241,989 in revenue in a single year.

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#18

Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina

Limestone College ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina list. Limestone College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Gaffney, South Carolina that handed out 500 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Limestone College took home $525,486 in revenue.

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#19

Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina

Lander University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Greenwood, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 514 students in 2018-2019.

Lander University brought in $778,326 while tallying up $541,747 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $236,579 for the sports team.

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#20

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

With a ranking of #20, Claflin University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. Claflin is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 350 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Baseball team at Claflin brought home $271,361 in revenue in a single year.

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#21

Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

Coker College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Hartsville, South Carolina, and it awarded 200 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Coker made $423,394 in revenue.

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#22

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina

Southern Wesleyan University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in South Carolina ranking, coming in at #22. Central, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 298 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at SWU took home $354,250 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 22 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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