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2021 Top Ohio Men's D2 Basketball Schools

10 Colleges
$27,942 Avg Tuition & Fees*
35% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. 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 II Men's Basketball in Ohio ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Ohio to determine which ones were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Ohio. 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 Ohio for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Ohio

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

The University of Findlay

Findlay, Ohio

Our analysis found The University of Findlay to be the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Ohio in this year’s ranking. The University of Findlay is a small private not-for-profit school located in Findlay, Ohio that handed out 622 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Findlay brought in $687,649 while tallying up $637,109 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $50,540.

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#2

Ashland University

Ashland, Ohio

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Ashland University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Ashland is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ashland, Ohio. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 801 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Ashland brought home $601,260 in revenue in a single year.

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#3

Cedarville University

Cedarville, Ohio

The excellent sports programs at Cedarville University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Ohio. Located in Cedarville, Ohio, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 759 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Cedarville made $610,934 in revenue.

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

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#4

Walsh University

North Canton, Ohio

The excellent sports programs at Walsh University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Ohio. Located in North Canton, Ohio, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 511 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Walsh made $769,101 in revenue, while incurring $731,648 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $37,453 for the sports team.

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#5

Malone University

Canton, Ohio

The excellent sports programs at Malone University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Ohio. Malone is a private not-for-profit institution located in Canton, Ohio. The school has a small population, and it awarded 325 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Malone took home $306,752 in revenue.

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#6

Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Dominican University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Ohio ranking, coming in at #6. ODU is located in Columbus, Ohio and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 267 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at ODU took home $560,220 in revenue and paid out $498,816 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $61,404 for the sports team.

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#7

Notre Dame College

Cleveland, Ohio

Notre Dame College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Ohio list. NDC is located in Cleveland, Ohio and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 301 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at NDC brought home $501,378 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

Tiffin University

Tiffin, Ohio

Tiffin University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Ohio ranking. Located in Tiffin, Ohio, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 535 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Tiffin University brought home $561,755 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

Central State University

Wilberforce, Ohio

Central State University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Ohio list. Central State University is a small public school located in Wilberforce, Ohio that handed out 185 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Central State University brought home $364,427 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 971.

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#10

Lake Erie College

Painesville, Ohio

Lake Erie College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Ohio list. Painesville, Ohio is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 155 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at LEC brought home $474,773 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 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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