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2021 Top Arizona Men's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$24,763 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. 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 Arizona ranking is part of that endeavor.

After analyzing 4 schools in Arizona, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Arizona. 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 Arizona for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Arizona

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

University of Arizona tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arizona. Located in Tucson, Arizona, the large public school handed out 8,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at University of Arizona made $22,437,254 in revenue, while incurring $10,383,630 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $12,053,624 in profit. The great academic progress rate of 980 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Arizona ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, University of Arizona is ranked #4 for overall quality in Arizona.

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A rank of #2 on our list means Arizona State University - Tempe is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arizona working on their bachelor’s degree. Arizona State University - Tempe is a large public school located in Tempe, Arizona that handed out 10,401 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at ASU - Tempe took home $10,609,465 in revenue and paid out $8,349,598 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $2,259,867. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Arizona ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, ASU - Tempe is ranked #1 for overall quality in Arizona.

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#3

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Grand Canyon University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This large private for-profit school is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and it awarded 11,319 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Grand Canyon University brought home $5,331,006 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 950.

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#4

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

A rank of #4 on our list means Northern Arizona University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arizona working on their bachelor’s degree. NAU is a public institution located in Flagstaff, Arizona. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,248 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at NAU brought home $1,805,164 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 934.

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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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