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2021 Top Middle Atlantic Region Men's D2 Basketball Schools

42 Colleges
$28,754 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 42 colleges and universities across the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region. 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 the Middle Atlantic Region for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, New York
Top 25% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Le Moyne College tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Syracuse, New York, and it awarded 798 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at LeMoyne made $783,115 in revenue, while incurring $756,950 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $26,165, which isn’t bad at all.

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#2

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Out of the 42 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Molloy College landed the #2 spot on the list. Molloy is a private not-for-profit institution located in Rockville Centre, New York. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 811 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Molloy took home $341,461 in revenue and paid out $328,859 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $12,602, which isn’t bad at all.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Molloy is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#3

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York

Out of the 42 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Adelphi University landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Garden City, New York, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,262 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Adelphi brought home $707,147 in revenue in a single year.

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#4

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend The College of Saint Rose. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Located in Albany, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 538 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Saint Rose took home $473,152 in revenue and paid out $450,387 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $22,765 in profit.

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#5

Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania

The excellent sports programs at Gannon University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 566 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Gannon brought in $814,499 while tallying up $792,823 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $21,676 in profit.

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#6

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 1,651 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Kutztown University brought in $504,151 while tallying up $432,778 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $71,373 for the sports team.

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#7

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #7. Located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,328 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Ship brought home $446,175 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, New York

St. Thomas Aquinas College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. STAC is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Sparkill, New York. It awarded 258 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at STAC made $529,121 in revenue, while incurring $527,204 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,917 in profit.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in Indiana, Pennsylvania that handed out 2,152 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

IUP brought in $976,649 while tallying up $862,643 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $114,006, which isn’t bad at all.

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#10

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a fairly large public school located in West Chester, Pennsylvania that handed out 3,698 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at WCUPA made $702,886 in revenue, while incurring $624,255 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $78,631.

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#11

Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pennsylvania

Mercyhurst University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #11. Mercyhurst is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Erie, Pennsylvania. It awarded 526 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Mercyhurst brought home $892,555 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Johnstown, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 524 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Pitt Johnstown took home $375,898 in revenue.

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#13

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #13. SRU is located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,807 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at SRU took home $435,274 in revenue.

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#14

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a medium-sized public school located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania that handed out 1,973 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Bloomsburg took home $305,959 in revenue.

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#15

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #15, Seton Hill University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Seton Hill is a private not-for-profit institution located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 356 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Seton Hill made $505,928 in revenue, while incurring $505,927 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1 for the sports team.

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#16

Queens College

Queens, New York

Queens College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. QC is located in Queens, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,873 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at QC took home $254,550 in revenue.

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#17

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York

New York Institute of Technology came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. NYIT is located in Old Westbury, New York and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 832 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

NYIT brought in $612,555 while tallying up $606,159 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,396.

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#18

Caldwell University

Caldwell, New Jersey

Caldwell University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #18. Located in Caldwell, New Jersey, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Caldwell made $572,640 in revenue, while incurring $556,736 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $15,904.

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#19

LIU Post

Brookville, New York

LIU Post landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Brookville, New York, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,739 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at LIU Post took home $3,062,619 in revenue.

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#20

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Lock Haven University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, the small public school handed out 697 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at LHU took home $364,726 in revenue and paid out $328,564 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $36,162 for the sports team.

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#21

Pace University - New York

New York, New York

Pace University - New York landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in New York, New York, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,914 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Pace University brought in $671,445 while tallying up $670,990 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $455, which isn’t bad at all.

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#22

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #22, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. East Stroudsburg University is located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,267 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

East Stroudsburg University brought in $564,105 while tallying up $555,390 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $8,715 in profit.

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#23

Dominican College of Blauvelt

Orangeburg, New York

With a ranking of #23, Dominican College of Blauvelt did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Orangeburg, New York is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 366 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Dominican College took home $511,077 in revenue.

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#24

Holy Family University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Holy Family University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 467 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Holy Family brought home $436,624 in revenue in a single year.

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#25

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #25. University of the District of Columbia is located in Washington, District of Columbia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 387 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at University of the District of Columbia brought home $598,211 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 25 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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