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2021 Top Rhode Island Men's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$46,981 Avg Tuition & Fees*
71% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in Rhode Island ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 4 colleges and universities across Rhode Island to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island

Our 2021 rankings named Providence College the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 1,119 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Providence brought home $11,117,186 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 984, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%. Providence not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

The excellent sports programs at University of Rhode Island helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. URI is located in Kingston, Rhode Island and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,624 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at URI took home $4,799,098 in revenue and paid out $4,745,208 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $53,890 in profit. The great academic progress rate of 984 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

A rank of #3 on our list means Brown University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island working on their bachelor’s degree. Brown University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Providence, Rhode Island that handed out 2,097 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Brown made $1,239,495 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 996, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Brown also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island

A rank of #4 on our list means Bryant University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island working on their bachelor’s degree. Bryant is a private not-for-profit institution located in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The school has a small population, and it awarded 931 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Bryant made $1,883,381 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 960.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Rhode Island ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Bryant is ranked #4 for overall quality in Rhode Island.

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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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