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2021 Top Missouri Men's Baseball Schools

21 Colleges
$26,148 Avg Tuition & Fees*
40% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Men's Baseball in Missouri ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 21 colleges and universities across Missouri to determine which were the best for Men's Baseball athletes in Missouri. 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 Missouri for Men's Baseball athletes in Missouri

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Our analysis found Saint Louis University to be the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in Missouri in this year’s ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Saint Louis, Missouri, and it awarded 1,867 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at SLU brought home $1,491,729 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 966.

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. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, SLU is ranked #3 for overall quality in Missouri.

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#2

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

The excellent sports programs at University of Missouri - Columbia helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in Missouri. Located in Columbia, Missouri, the large public school awarded 6,314 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Mizzou made $2,489,005 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Mizzou not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

A rank of #3 on our list means Washington University in St Louis is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Missouri working on their bachelor’s degree. WUSTL is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Saint Louis, Missouri. It awarded 2,407 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at WUSTL made $410,861 in revenue, while incurring $389,190 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $21,671 for the sports team.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. WUSTL also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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Out of the 21 schools in Missouri that were part of this year’s ranking, Missouri State University - Springfield landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Springfield, Missouri, the large public school awarded 3,756 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Missouri State brought home $1,360,980 in revenue in a single year.

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The excellent sports programs at Missouri University of Science and Technology helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in Missouri. Missouri University of Science and Technology is located in Rolla, Missouri and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,388 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Baseball team at Missouri University of Science and Technology brought home $369,864 in revenue in a single year.

Missouri University of Science and Technology also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#6

Drury University

Springfield, Missouri

Drury University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri list. Drury University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Springfield, Missouri. The school has a small population, and it awarded 347 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Drury University took home $634,611 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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#7

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri

Rockhurst University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking. Rockhurst University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Kansas City, Missouri that handed out 463 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Rockhurst took home $541,312 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Rockhurst 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

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Webster University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking. Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 724 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Webster took home $311,673 in revenue and paid out $248,023 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $63,650 for the sports team.

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#9

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Maryville University of Saint Louis did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #9. Saint Louis, Missouri is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 616 students in 2018-2019.

Maryville U brought in $452,320 while tallying up $441,119 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $11,201.

Maryville U also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#10

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Southeast Missouri State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #10. Southeast Missouri State University is a public institution located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,711 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Southeast Missouri State University made $719,525 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 980 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#11

William Jewell College

Liberty, Missouri

With a ranking of #11, William Jewell College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking. Liberty, Missouri is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 323 students in 2018-2019.

William Jewell brought in $650,922 while tallying up $564,364 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $86,558.

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#12

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

Lindenwood University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking. Located in Saint Charles, Missouri, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,829 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Lindenwood University brought home $860,610 in revenue in a single year.

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#13

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

Truman State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #13. This medium-sized public school is located in Kirksville, Missouri, and it awarded 1,216 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Truman State made $222,961 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Truman State 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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#14

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri

Northwest Missouri State University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking. Northwest Missouri State University is a medium-sized public school located in Maryville, Missouri that handed out 1,101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Northwest took home $499,389 in revenue.

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#15

Westminster College Missouri

Fulton, Missouri

Westminster College Missouri did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #15. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Fulton, Missouri, and it awarded 194 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Westminster Fulton brought home $80,117 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

University of Central Missouri did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #16. UCM is a fairly large public school situated in Warrensburg, Missouri. It awarded 2,021 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at UCM brought home $649,451 in revenue in a single year.

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#17

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Fontbonne University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri list. Fontbonne University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Saint Louis, Missouri. It awarded 251 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Fontbonne University brought in $228,378 while tallying up $185,912 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. Thus, the team actually made $42,466, which isn’t bad at all.

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#18

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

University of Missouri - St Louis did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #18. Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, the fairly large public school handed out 1,921 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at UMSL took home $370,056 in revenue.

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#19

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, Missouri

Southwest Baptist University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri list. Located in Bolivar, Missouri, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 378 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Southwest Baptist University made $384,438 in revenue.

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#20

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Missouri Western State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #20. Missouri Western is a medium-sized public school situated in Saint Joseph, Missouri. It awarded 759 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Missouri Western took home $411,808 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 961.

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Missouri Southern State University landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Missouri ranking. Missouri Southern is a public institution located in Joplin, Missouri. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 979 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Missouri Southern took home $511,230 in revenue and paid out $495,171 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $16,059 for the sports team.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 21 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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