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2021 Top Mississippi Men's D1 Basketball Schools

5 Colleges
$15,227 Avg Tuition & Fees*
25% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in Mississippi ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 5 schools in Mississippi to determine which ones were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Mississippi. 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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Since one ranking on its own is not enough to give you a complete understanding of your educational options, you can refine this list by location. We've also developed a number of other tools and rankings based on other factors. These other rankings highlight colleges that excel in other factors such as value or diversity as well as schools that excel in serving different groups of students such as online students or returnings adults.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi

Our 2021 rankings named University of Mississippi the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in University, Mississippi, and it awarded 4,610 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Ole Miss took home $11,224,450 in revenue and paid out $9,432,295 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,792,155 for the sports team. The team has a great academic progress rate of 979, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Ole Miss not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi

A rank of #2 on our list means Mississippi State University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Mississippi State, Mississippi, the large public school awarded 3,923 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Mississippi State took home $8,030,614 in revenue and paid out $7,443,131 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $587,483 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 975.

Mississippi State not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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#3

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Southern Mississippi. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. University of Southern Mississippi is a fairly large public school located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi that handed out 2,470 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Southern Miss brought home $2,169,053 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 936.

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#4

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

A rank of #4 on our list means Jackson State University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. Jackson State is a medium-sized public school situated in Jackson, Mississippi. It awarded 1,155 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Jackson State made $676,673 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 944.

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#5

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, Mississippi

Out of the 5 schools in Mississippi that were part of this year’s ranking, Mississippi Valley State University landed the #5 spot on the list. Mississippi Valley State University is located in Itta Bena, Mississippi and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 287 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Mississippi Valley State University brought in $733,665 while tallying up $576,526 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $157,139 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 933.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 5 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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