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2021 Top Idaho Men's D1 Basketball Schools

3 Colleges
$25,565 Avg Tuition & Fees*
19% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Idaho ranking.

Our analysis looked at 3 schools in Idaho to determine which ones were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Idaho. 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 Idaho for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Idaho

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho

Our 2021 rankings named University of Idaho the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Idaho working on their bachelor’s degree. U of I is a fairly large public school situated in Moscow, Idaho. It awarded 1,848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at U of I brought home $1,729,001 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 937.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Idaho ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, U of I is ranked #1 for overall quality in Idaho.

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Boise State University

Boise, Idaho

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Boise State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Idaho list. Boise State is a public institution located in Boise, Idaho. The school has a large population, and it awarded 3,473 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Boise State brought in $5,146,160 while tallying up $3,678,140 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,468,020 in profit. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Boise State also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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Idaho State University

Pocatello, Idaho

Out of the 3 schools in Idaho that were part of this year’s ranking, Idaho State University landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, the fairly large public school handed out 1,286 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at ISU took home $1,461,637 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 955.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 schools only.


  • 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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