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2021 Top Minnesota Men's D1 Basketball Schools

1 Colleges
$33,325 Avg Tuition & Fees*
59% 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 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 Minnesota ranking is part of that endeavor.

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Top College in Minnesota for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Minnesota

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our analysis found University of Minnesota - Twin Cities to be the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Minnesota in this year’s ranking. UMN Twin Cities is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,988 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

UMN Twin Cities brought in $18,835,871 while tallying up $9,115,817 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $9,720,054. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 977.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%. UMN Twin Cities also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 1 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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