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2021 Top District of Columbia Men's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$46,923 Avg Tuition & Fees*
70% 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in District of Columbia ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 4 schools in District of Columbia, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in District of Columbia. 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 District of Columbia for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in District of Columbia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
#2 in Quality in District of Columbia

Our 2021 rankings named George Washington University the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia working on their bachelor’s degree. George Washington University is a large private not-for-profit school located in Washington, District of Columbia that handed out 3,447 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at GWU took home $3,548,937 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 973.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. GWU also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
#1 in Quality in District of Columbia

The excellent sports programs at Georgetown University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia. Located in Washington, District of Columbia, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,169 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Georgetown brought home $13,573,946 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 950.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Georgetown did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#3

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
#3 in Quality in District of Columbia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend American University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Washington, District of Columbia, and it awarded 1,952 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at The American University made $2,072,510 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. The American University did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
#5 in Quality in District of Columbia

Out of the 4 schools in District of Columbia that were part of this year’s ranking, Howard University landed the #4 spot on the list. Washington, District of Columbia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,353 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Howard brought home $1,338,284 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 980, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Howard did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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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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