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2021 Top Texas Men's Baseball Schools

40 Colleges
$32,679 Avg Tuition & Fees*
42% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Men's Baseball in Texas ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 40 schools in Texas to determine which ones were the best for Men's Baseball athletes in Texas. 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 Texas for Men's Baseball athletes in Texas

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Our analysis found The University of Texas at Austin to be the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in Texas in this year’s ranking. UT Austin is a large public school situated in Austin, Texas. It awarded 10,098 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UT Austin took home $5,933,400 in revenue and paid out $4,318,053 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,615,347. The academic progress rate of the team is 973.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UT Austin is ranked #2 for overall quality in Texas.

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#2

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Texas Christian University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Fort Worth, Texas, and it awarded 2,447 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at TCU brought home $4,914,925 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 954.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. TCU also took the #5 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

Rice University

Houston, Texas

Out of the 40 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, Rice University landed the #3 spot on the list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Houston, Texas, and it awarded 1,228 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Rice made $2,436,407 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 988.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Rice not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Baylor University

Waco, Texas

A rank of #4 on our list means Baylor University is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Texas working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Waco, Texas, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 3,798 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Baylor made $3,785,926 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 985.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. Baylor 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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#5

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Texas A&M University - College Station. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball athletes in Texas list. Texas A&M University - College Station is a large public school located in College Station, Texas that handed out 13,198 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Texas A&M College Station made $3,353,061 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

With a freshman retention rate of 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Texas A&M College Station also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#6

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the large public school handed out 6,599 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Texas Tech brought home $1,851,692 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 985, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Texas Tech 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

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas list. UH is located in Houston, Texas and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,631 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UH took home $3,324,202 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

On top of its placing in this ranking, UH 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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#8

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas

Trinity University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Trinity U is a small private not-for-profit school situated in San Antonio, Texas. It awarded 617 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Trinity U took home $313,416 in revenue.

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. Trinity U also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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The University of Texas at Dallas came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Located in Richardson, Texas, the large public school awarded 4,225 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at UT Dallas took home $199,421 in revenue and paid out $156,932 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $42,489 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%. In addition to its great ranking here, UT Dallas is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Saint Edward's University

Austin, Texas

Saint Edward’s University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Austin, Texas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,015 students in 2018-2019.

The team at St. Edward’s University took home $981,605 in revenue and paid out $950,996 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $30,609 for the sports team.

St. Edward’s University 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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#11

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

With a ranking of #11, Sam Houston State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Huntsville, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,343 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at SHSU took home $1,360,883 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 979 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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Houston Baptist University

Houston, Texas

Houston Baptist University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Houston, Texas, and it awarded 467 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at HBU made $936,743 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 971.

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#13

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

With a ranking of #13, Texas State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. San Marcos, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 7,427 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Texas State brought home $1,273,244 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 969.

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#14

Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas

Southwestern University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Located in Georgetown, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 375 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Southwestern made $298,571 in revenue, while incurring $271,453 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $27,118.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Southwestern also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas list. UTSA is a large public school situated in San Antonio, Texas. It awarded 5,655 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UTSA made $1,068,447 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 979.

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St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Texas

St. Mary’s University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking, coming in at #16. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 468 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at St. Mary’s took home $729,302 in revenue and paid out $710,319 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $18,983 in profit.

St. Mary’s 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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The University of Texas at Tyler did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking, coming in at #17. Located in Tyler, Texas, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,904 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UT Tyler took home $281,786 in revenue.

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Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Texas

With a ranking of #18, Abilene Christian University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Abilene, Texas is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 844 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Abilene Christian made $899,826 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 955.

Abilene Christian 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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University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas

With a ranking of #19, University of the Incarnate Word did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. University of the Incarnate Word is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in San Antonio, Texas that handed out 1,363 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UIW made $1,056,404 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 959.

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University of Dallas

Irving, Texas

University of Dallas did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking, coming in at #20. Irving, Texas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 353 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UD took home $248,532 in revenue.

UD 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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#21

Austin College

Sherman, Texas

Austin College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking, coming in at #21. Located in Sherman, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 342 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Austin College brought home $115,529 in revenue in a single year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Austin College also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#22

Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Texas

With a ranking of #22, Texas Lutheran University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. TLU is located in Seguin, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 278 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at TLU took home $269,558 in revenue and paid out $267,447 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $2,111, which isn’t bad at all.

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West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

West Texas A&M University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Located in Canyon, Texas, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,746 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at West Texas A&M University made $520,563 in revenue.

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Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas

Angelo State University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Angelo State University is a fairly large public school located in San Angelo, Texas that handed out 1,107 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Angelo State brought in $531,618 while tallying up $482,263 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $49,355 in profit.

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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Texas ranking. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is a public institution located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,783 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Texas A&M Corpus Christi made $970,406 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 963.

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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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