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2021 Top Washington Men's D2 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$33,070 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% 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. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in Washington ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in Washington to determine which ones were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Washington. 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.

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Top Colleges in Washington for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Washington

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

Western Washington University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington. Located in Bellingham, Washington, the fairly large public school handed out 3,785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at WWU made $863,277 in revenue.

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#2

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Seattle Pacific University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. SPU is located in Seattle, Washington and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 723 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at SPU made $1,022,376 in revenue, while incurring $972,368 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $50,008.

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#3

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Washington

The excellent sports programs at Saint Martin’s University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington. Saint Martin’s is a private not-for-profit institution located in Lacey, Washington. The school has a small population, and it awarded 307 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Saint Martin’s brought home $704,328 in revenue in a single year.

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#4

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Central Washington University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Ellensburg, Washington is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,789 students in 2018-2019.

CWU brought in $536,267 while tallying up $480,341 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $55,926.

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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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