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2021 Top West Virginia Men's D1 Basketball Schools

2 Colleges
$22,293 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% 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 was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in West Virginia ranking is part of that endeavor.

We analyzed 2 colleges and universities across West Virginia to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in West Virginia. 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 West Virginia for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in West Virginia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

West Virginia University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,561 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at WVU took home $8,484,584 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 995 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

WVU not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia

Out of the 2 schools in West Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Marshall University landed the #2 spot on the list. Marshall University is a fairly large public school situated in Huntington, West Virginia. It awarded 1,741 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Marshall University brought home $3,161,233 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 956.

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

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 2 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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