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2021 Top Washington Men's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$33,696 Avg Tuition & Fees*
48% 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 has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in Washington ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in Washington to determine which ones were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Washington. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in Washington for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Washington

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington

Gonzaga University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington. Spokane, Washington is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,441 students in 2018-2019.

Gonzaga brought in $16,147,924 while tallying up $10,496,251 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $5,651,673, which isn’t bad at all. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Washington ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Gonzaga is ranked #3 for overall quality in Washington.

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A rank of #2 on our list means University of Washington - Seattle Campus is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Seattle, Washington, the large public school awarded 9,269 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

UW Seattle brought in $11,409,380 while tallying up $9,224,123 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,185,257 for the sports team. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UW Seattle not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

A rank of #3 on our list means Washington State University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Pullman, Washington, the large public school awarded 5,827 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Wazzu brought in $6,171,373 while tallying up $5,483,898 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $687,475. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

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#4

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

The excellent sports programs at Eastern Washington University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington. Located in Cheney, Washington, the fairly large public school handed out 2,439 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at EWU made $1,630,809 in revenue, while incurring $1,630,808 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $1, which isn’t bad at all. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 980.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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