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2021 Top Missouri Men's D1 Basketball Schools

5 Colleges
$25,956 Avg Tuition & Fees*
37% 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. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Basketball in Missouri ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 5 colleges and universities across Missouri to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Missouri. 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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Top Colleges in Missouri for D1 Men's Basketball athletes in Missouri

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Saint Louis University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Missouri. Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,867 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at SLU brought home $7,428,566 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 938.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. SLU did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Missouri - Columbia. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Columbia, Missouri, the large public school awarded 6,314 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Mizzou took home $12,586,990 in revenue and paid out $8,255,259 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $4,331,731. The academic progress rate of the team is 958.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Mizzou also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#3

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Missouri - Kansas City. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the fairly large public school handed out 1,827 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UMKC brought in $3,902,606 while tallying up $2,246,404 in expenses for its D1 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,656,202 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 957.

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The excellent sports programs at Missouri State University - Springfield helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Missouri. Missouri State is located in Springfield, Missouri and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,756 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Men’s Basketball team at Missouri State brought home $2,808,838 in revenue in a single year.

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#5

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

A rank of #5 on our list means Southeast Missouri State University is a great place for D1 Men’s Basketball athletes in Missouri working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the fairly large public school awarded 1,711 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Men’s Basketball team at Southeast Missouri State University made $1,304,144 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 939.

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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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