2021 Top Massachusetts Men's D2 Basketball Schools
With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in Massachusetts ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.
After analyzing 5 schools in Massachusetts, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Massachusetts
See which schools came out on top of our ranking:
Our analysis found Bentley University to be the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Massachusetts in this year’s ranking. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,106 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.
Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Bentley took home $1,096,176 in revenue.
The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Bentley also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.Request Information
A rank of #2 on our list means Stonehill College is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Massachusetts working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Easton, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 719 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.
The team at Stonehill took home $907,027 in revenue and paid out $902,606 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $4,421 for the sports team.
The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.Request Information
A rank of #3 on our list means Merrimack College is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Massachusetts working on their bachelor’s degree. Merrimack is a private not-for-profit institution located in North Andover, Massachusetts. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 825 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.
Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Merrimack took home $999,430 in revenue.Request Information
A rank of #4 on our list means Assumption University is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Massachusetts working on their bachelor’s degree. Worcester, Massachusetts is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 571 students in 2018-2019.
Assumption brought in $808,273 while tallying up $771,218 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $37,055.Request Information
You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend American International College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Massachusetts list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Springfield, Massachusetts, and it awarded 294 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.
On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at AIC made $639,194 in revenue.Request Information
Notes and References
*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 5 schools only.
- 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%.
More about our data sources and methodologies.