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2021 Top Maryland Men's D1 Basketball Schools

8 Colleges
$29,298 Avg Tuition & Fees*
40% 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 Division I Men's Basketball in Maryland ranking.

Our analysis looked at 8 schools in Maryland to determine which ones were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Maryland. 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 Maryland for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Maryland

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland

Our 2021 rankings named University of Maryland - College Park the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. UMCP is a public institution located in College Park, Maryland. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,390 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at UMCP made $14,059,425 in revenue, while incurring $9,163,793 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $4,895,632, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. UMCP also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

Out of the 8 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, Loyola University Maryland landed the #2 spot on the list. Loyola University Maryland is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Baltimore, Maryland that handed out 925 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Loyola Maryland took home $2,002,011 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 990 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Loyola Maryland also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

Out of the 8 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, Towson University landed the #3 spot on the list. Towson is a large public school situated in Towson, Maryland. It awarded 4,786 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Towson made $2,259,918 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 960.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Maryland - Baltimore County. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland list. University of Maryland - Baltimore County is a fairly large public school located in Baltimore, Maryland that handed out 2,722 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UMBC brought in $2,461,304 while tallying up $2,222,771 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $238,533, which isn’t bad at all. The great academic progress rate of 980 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#5

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, Maryland

Out of the 8 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, Mount St Mary’s University landed the #5 spot on the list. Mount St Mary’s University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It awarded 485 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Mount St Mary’s University brought home $1,815,414 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 949.

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#6

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, Maryland

University of Maryland Eastern Shore ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Maryland list. UMES is located in Princess Anne, Maryland and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 508 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at UMES took home $1,438,650 in revenue and paid out $1,000,683 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $437,967 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 931.

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#7

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Morgan State University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,091 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Morgan State took home $1,517,680 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 969.

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#8

Coppin State University

Baltimore, Maryland

With a ranking of #8, Coppin State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the small public school awarded 382 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Coppin took home $785,999 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 906.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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