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2021 Top New Hampshire Men's D2 Basketball Schools

3 Colleges
$37,345 Avg Tuition & Fees*
52% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Hampshire ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 3 schools in New Hampshire, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in New Hampshire. 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 New Hampshire for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in New Hampshire

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

Our 2021 rankings named Saint Anselm College the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in New Hampshire working on their bachelor’s degree. Manchester, New Hampshire is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 517 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at St. Anselm College made $1,017,229 in revenue, while incurring $921,176 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $96,053, which isn’t bad at all.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%. St. Anselm College not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

The excellent sports programs at Southern New Hampshire University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in New Hampshire. SNHU is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Manchester, New Hampshire. It awarded 10,893 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at SNHU took home $751,622 in revenue.

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Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Franklin Pierce University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in New Hampshire list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Rindge, New Hampshire, and it awarded 345 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Franklin Pierce made $648,667 in revenue.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 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%.

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