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2021 Top Wisconsin Men's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$29,744 Avg Tuition & Fees*
38% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Division I Men's Basketball in Wisconsin ranking is part of that endeavor.

After analyzing 4 schools in Wisconsin, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Wisconsin. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Our 2021 rankings named University of Wisconsin - Madison the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the large public school handed out 8,915 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UW - Madison brought in $21,701,868 while tallying up $8,548,485 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $13,153,383 for the sports team. 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 95%, 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 Wisconsin ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UW - Madison is ranked #1 for overall quality in Wisconsin.

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#2

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Out of the 4 schools in Wisconsin that were part of this year’s ranking, Marquette University landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,204 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Marquette brought in $21,856,683 while tallying up $14,979,149 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,877,534. The academic progress rate of the team is 968.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Marquette also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin

The excellent sports programs at University of Wisconsin - Green Bay helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin. Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,315 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at UW - Green Bay made $1,874,827 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 985.

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#4

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin list. UWM is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,641 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at UWM brought home $2,588,033 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 983, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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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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