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2021 Top Arkansas Men's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$18,076 Avg Tuition & Fees*
22% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. 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 Arkansas ranking.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Our analysis found University of Arkansas to be the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas in this year’s ranking. This large public school is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and it awarded 5,181 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at UARK made $21,424,702 in revenue, while incurring $10,440,326 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $10,984,376.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UARK is ranked #2 for overall quality in Arkansas.

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The excellent sports programs at Arkansas State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas. Located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the fairly large public school awarded 1,850 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at A-State took home $1,578,156 in revenue.

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#3

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas

The excellent sports programs at University of Central Arkansas helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,747 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at UCA took home $1,295,287 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#4

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

The excellent sports programs at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas. Located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the small public school handed out 433 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at UAPB brought home $833,958 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 966.

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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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