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2021 Top Colorado Men's D2 Basketball Schools

8 Colleges
$23,724 Avg Tuition & Fees*
25% 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 has developed its Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in Colorado ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 8 colleges and universities across Colorado to determine which were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Colorado. 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 Colorado for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Colorado

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Regis University

Denver, Colorado

Our 2021 rankings named Regis University the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Colorado working on their bachelor’s degree. Regis U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Denver, Colorado. It awarded 952 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Regis U brought home $687,858 in revenue in a single year.

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#2

Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado

The excellent sports programs at Fort Lewis College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Colorado. Durango, Colorado is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 667 students in 2018-2019.

The team at FLC took home $633,969 in revenue and paid out $630,324 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $3,645 in profit.

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A rank of #3 on our list means Colorado State University - Pueblo is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Colorado working on their bachelor’s degree. Colorado State University - Pueblo is located in Pueblo, Colorado and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 749 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Colorado State University - Pueblo took home $447,132 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 951.

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#4

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Out of the 8 schools in Colorado that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs landed the #4 spot on the list. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is a fairly large public school located in Colorado Springs, Colorado that handed out 1,948 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at UCCS made $607,999 in revenue.

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#5

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Colorado

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Colorado Christian University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Lakewood, Colorado, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 730 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at CCU made $488,450 in revenue.

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#6

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado

Adams State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Colorado ranking. Adams State is a public institution located in Alamosa, Colorado. The school has a small population, and it awarded 349 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Adams State took home $434,534 in revenue.

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#7

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado

Western Colorado University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Colorado ranking, coming in at #7. Gunnison, Colorado is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 463 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Western made $463,884 in revenue.

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#8

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

Colorado Mesa University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Colorado ranking, coming in at #8. Grand Junction, Colorado is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,189 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Colorado Mesa took home $459,574 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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