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2021 Top Utah Men's D1 Basketball Schools

6 Colleges
$18,055 Avg Tuition & Fees*
21% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in Utah ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 6 colleges and universities across Utah to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Utah. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Our analysis found University of Utah to be the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Utah in this year’s ranking. University of Utah is a large public school located in Salt Lake City, Utah that handed out 5,236 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at U of U made $10,511,632 in revenue, while incurring $8,965,613 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,546,019. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 946.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. U of U also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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Out of the 6 schools in Utah that were part of this year’s ranking, Brigham Young University - Provo landed the #2 spot on the list. Brigham Young University - Provo is a large private not-for-profit school located in Provo, Utah that handed out 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at BYU brought home $7,447,430 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. BYU also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

Utah State University

Logan, Utah

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Utah State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Utah list. Located in Logan, Utah, the large public school handed out 4,531 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at USU took home $4,250,996 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 940.

USU also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#4

Weber State University

Ogden, Utah

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Weber State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Utah list. WSU is located in Ogden, Utah and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,451 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at WSU brought home $1,913,406 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 945.

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The excellent sports programs at Utah Valley University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Utah. Orem, Utah is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,471 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at UVU made $2,006,839 in revenue, while incurring $1,866,466 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $140,373 for the sports team. The great academic progress rate of 986 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#6

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah

Southern Utah University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Utah list. Southern Utah University is a public institution located in Cedar City, Utah. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,203 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Southern Utah University made $1,274,977 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 962.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 6 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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