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2021 Top Georgia Men's D1 Basketball Schools

6 Colleges
$24,900 Avg Tuition & Fees*
34% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in Georgia ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 6 colleges and universities across Georgia to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Georgia. 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 Georgia for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Georgia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our 2021 rankings named Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia working on their bachelor’s degree. Atlanta, Georgia is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,717 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Georgia Tech took home $6,910,271 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Georgia Tech not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Georgia. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia list. UGA is a large public school situated in Athens, Georgia. It awarded 8,022 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at UGA made $10,693,803 in revenue, while incurring $7,756,002 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,937,801 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 975.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UGA did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mercer University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia list. Located in Macon, Georgia, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,205 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Mercer brought home $2,062,738 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. Mercer also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#4

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

A rank of #4 on our list means Georgia State University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia working on their bachelor’s degree. Georgia State is located in Atlanta, Georgia and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,196 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Georgia State made $2,917,278 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 946.

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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

A rank of #5 on our list means Georgia Southern University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia working on their bachelor’s degree. GaSou is a large public school situated in Statesboro, Georgia. It awarded 4,502 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at GaSou brought home $1,505,129 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 981, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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Savannah State University

Savannah, Georgia

With a ranking of #6, Savannah State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Savannah, Georgia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 579 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Savannah State University made $629,174 in revenue, while incurring $581,988 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $47,186.

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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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