Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Find Schools Near

2021 Top Texas Men's D1 Basketball Schools

19 Colleges
$31,359 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in Texas ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 19 schools in Texas, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Texas. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

Learn more about our ranking methodology.

Customizing Your List

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.

One of our other unique offerings is College Combat. This tool lets you build your own customized comparisons utilizing the factors that are most important to you. Test it out by comparing your favorite schools against others you are considering, or bookmark the tool so you can experiment with it later.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our analysis found Southern Methodist University to be the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas in this year’s ranking. Located in Dallas, Texas, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,942 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at SMU made $7,590,481 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. SMU excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

Read full report on Southern Methodist University

Request Information
#2

Baylor University

Waco, Texas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Baylor University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas list. Waco, Texas is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,798 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Baylor took home $9,860,432 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 972.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. Baylor also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

Read full report on Baylor University

Request Information
#3

Rice University

Houston, Texas

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Rice University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Rice is located in Houston, Texas and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,228 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Rice made $3,169,654 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Rice also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

Full Rice University Report

Request Information
#4

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Texas Christian University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas list. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,447 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at TCU brought home $14,852,389 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 941.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. TCU did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

Full Texas Christian University Report

Request Information

Out of the 19 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Texas at Austin landed the #5 spot on the list. UT Austin is located in Austin, Texas and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 10,098 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at UT Austin made $16,493,236 in revenue, while incurring $11,649,912 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,843,324 in profit. The academic progress rate of the team is 968.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UT Austin did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

Full The University of Texas at Austin Report

Request Information
#6

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas

With a ranking of #6, Texas A&M University - College Station did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. This large public school is located in College Station, Texas, and it awarded 13,198 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Texas A&M College Station made $12,349,705 in revenue, while incurring $11,818,860 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $530,845 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 953.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, 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 Texas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Texas A&M College Station is ranked #4 for overall quality in Texas.

Read full report on Texas A&M University - College Station

Request Information
#7

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas list. Located in Houston, Texas, the large public school handed out 7,631 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at UH took home $9,219,796 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UH also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

Read full report on University of Houston

Request Information
#8

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Texas Tech University is a large public school located in Lubbock, Texas that handed out 6,599 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Texas Tech made $12,382,899 in revenue, while incurring $12,338,645 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $44,254 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 954.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Texas Tech also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

Full Texas Tech University Report

Request Information
#9

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

Texas State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. San Marcos, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 7,427 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Texas State made $1,976,474 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 976.

Read full report on Texas State University

Request Information
#10

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #10. SHSU is located in Huntsville, Texas and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,343 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at SHSU brought home $1,194,442 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 980.

Full Sam Houston State University Report

Request Information
#11

Houston Baptist University

Houston, Texas

Houston Baptist University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #11. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Houston, Texas, and it awarded 467 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at HBU brought home $1,345,408 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 960.

Full Houston Baptist University Report

Request Information
#12

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Texas

Abilene Christian University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Abilene Christian is a private not-for-profit institution located in Abilene, Texas. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 844 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Abilene Christian took home $1,178,426 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 981, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Abilene Christian excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

Full Abilene Christian University Report

Request Information
#13

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #13. Texas A&M Corpus Christi is located in Corpus Christi, Texas and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,783 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Texas A&M Corpus Christi took home $1,901,648 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 947.

Read More…

Request Information

The University of Texas at El Paso landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. The University of Texas at El Paso is a large public school located in El Paso, Texas that handed out 3,846 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at UTEP made $5,016,121 in revenue, while incurring $4,247,850 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $768,271 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 941.

Read More…

Request Information
#15

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas

University of the Incarnate Word did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #15. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in San Antonio, Texas, and it awarded 1,363 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UIW took home $1,416,859 in revenue and paid out $1,371,582 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $45,277 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 941.

Full University of the Incarnate Word Report

Request Information
#16

Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas

Texas Southern University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas list. Located in Houston, Texas, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,120 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

TSU brought in $1,713,806 while tallying up $1,696,591 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $17,215, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 955.

Read More…

Request Information
#17

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

With a ranking of #17, University of North Texas did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Located in Denton, Texas, the large public school awarded 7,639 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at UNT made $2,847,662 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 976, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Full University of North Texas Report

Request Information

With a ranking of #18, The University of Texas at San Antonio did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. This large public school is located in San Antonio, Texas, and it awarded 5,655 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at UTSA made $2,239,480 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 958.

Read More…

Request Information
#19

Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, Texas

Prairie View A & M University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. PVAMU is a public institution located in Prairie View, Texas. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,145 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at PVAMU took home $1,184,538 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 923.

Read full report on Prairie View A & M University

Request Information

Best Colleges for D1 Men's Basketball in the Southwest Region

View Best Colleges for D1 Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region >

More Rankings >

Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 19 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%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You