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2021 Top Iowa Men's Baseball Schools

12 Colleges
$40,034 Avg Tuition & Fees*
56% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. 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 Iowa ranking.

After analyzing 12 schools in Iowa, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Baseball athletes in Iowa. 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 Iowa for Men's Baseball athletes in Iowa

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Our analysis found University of Iowa to be the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in Iowa in this year’s ranking. Iowa is a large public school situated in Iowa City, Iowa. It awarded 5,811 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Iowa brought home $455,338 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 964.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Iowa not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Grinnell College

Grinnell, Iowa

The excellent sports programs at Grinnell College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in Iowa. Located in Grinnell, Iowa, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 524 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Grinnell made $203,034 in revenue.

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. Grinnell also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

Luther College

Decorah, Iowa

Out of the 12 schools in Iowa that were part of this year’s ranking, Luther College landed the #3 spot on the list. Luther College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Decorah, Iowa that handed out 591 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Luther brought in $179,555 while tallying up $154,408 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $25,147 for the sports team.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Iowa ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Luther is ranked #5 for overall quality in Iowa.

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#4

Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa

A rank of #4 on our list means Wartburg College is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Iowa working on their bachelor’s degree. Waverly, Iowa is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 316 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Wartburg brought home $160,066 in revenue in a single year.

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#5

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Coe College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball athletes in Iowa list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and it awarded 411 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Coe took home $287,738 in revenue.

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#6

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa

With a ranking of #6, Cornell College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Iowa ranking. Located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 268 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Cornell College brought home $251,406 in revenue in a single year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Cornell 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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#7

Central College

Pella, Iowa

Central College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Iowa list. Central College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Pella, Iowa that handed out 290 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Central made $150,453 in revenue.

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#8

Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa

With a ranking of #8, Loras College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Iowa ranking. Located in Dubuque, Iowa, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 429 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Loras took home $153,686 in revenue.

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#9

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa

With a ranking of #9, Buena Vista University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Iowa ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Storm Lake, Iowa, and it awarded 643 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at BVU took home $221,167 in revenue and paid out $218,948 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $2,219, which isn’t bad at all.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools.

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#10

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

Simpson College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Iowa ranking, coming in at #10. Simpson College is located in Indianola, Iowa and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 464 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Baseball team at Simpson College brought home $167,842 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa

University of Dubuque came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Iowa ranking. UD is located in Dubuque, Iowa and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 389 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UD made $185,660 in revenue.

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#12

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa

Upper Iowa University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Iowa ranking. Located in Fayette, Iowa, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 1,155 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

UIU brought in $361,317 while tallying up $338,376 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $22,941 in profit.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 12 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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