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2021 Top New York Men's D2 Basketball Schools

14 Colleges
$32,494 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% 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. 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 New York ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 14 schools in New York, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in New York. 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 New York for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in New York

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, New York

Our 2021 rankings named Le Moyne College the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in New York working on their bachelor’s degree. 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. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $26,165 in profit.

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#2

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York

Out of the 14 schools in New York that were part of this year’s ranking, Molloy College landed the #2 spot on the list. Molloy College is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Rockville Centre, New York that handed out 811 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Molloy made $341,461 in revenue, while incurring $328,859 in expenses. 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.

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#3

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York

A rank of #3 on our list means Adelphi University is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in New York working on their bachelor’s degree. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Garden City, New York, and it awarded 1,262 bachelor’s degrees 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

A rank of #4 on our list means The College of Saint Rose is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in New York working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Albany, New York, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 538 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Saint Rose brought in $473,152 while tallying up $450,387 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $22,765 in profit.

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#5

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, New York

Out of the 14 schools in New York that were part of this year’s ranking, St. Thomas Aquinas College landed the #5 spot on the list. STAC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Sparkill, New York. The school has a small population, and 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. Thus, the team actually made $1,917, which isn’t bad at all.

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#6

Queens College

Queens, New York

Queens College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York list. QC is a public institution located in Queens, New York. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,873 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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

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#7

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York

New York Institute of Technology came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Old Westbury, New York, and it awarded 832 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at NYIT made $612,555 in revenue, while incurring $606,159 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,396.

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#8

LIU Post

Brookville, New York

LIU Post landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Brookville, New York, and it awarded 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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#9

Pace University - New York

New York, New York

Pace University - New York did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #9. 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.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Pace University made $671,445 in revenue, while incurring $670,990 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $455 in profit.

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#10

Dominican College of Blauvelt

Orangeburg, New York

Dominican College of Blauvelt ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York list. Dominican College of Blauvelt is a small private not-for-profit school located in Orangeburg, New York that handed out 366 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Dominican College brought home $511,077 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester, New York

With a ranking of #11, Roberts Wesleyan College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Located in Rochester, New York, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 447 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Roberts Wesleyan brought in $341,377 while tallying up $332,052 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $9,325.

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#12

Concordia College - New York

Bronxville, New York

Concordia College - New York came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Concordia College - New York is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bronxville, New York. The school has a small population, and it awarded 381 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Concordia College - New York took home $231,066 in revenue.

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#13

Nyack College

Nyack, New York

Nyack College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York ranking, coming in at #13. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Nyack, New York, and it awarded 295 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Nyack brought home $378,400 in revenue in a single year.

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#14

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, New York

With a ranking of #14, Mercy College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in New York ranking. Mercy College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Dobbs Ferry, New York that handed out 1,367 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Mercy took home $215,611 in revenue and paid out $181,069 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $34,542.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 14 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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