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2021 Top Arkansas Men's D2 Basketball Schools

7 Colleges
$16,065 Avg Tuition & Fees*
26% 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. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in Arkansas ranking.

After analyzing 7 schools in Arkansas, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Arkansas. 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 Arkansas for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Arkansas

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas

Harding University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas. Harding is located in Searcy, Arkansas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 888 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Harding made $494,473 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Harding is ranked #3 for overall quality in Arkansas.

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#2

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

The excellent sports programs at Ouachita Baptist University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas. Ouachita Baptist is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 399 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Ouachita Baptist took home $486,054 in revenue.

Ouachita Baptist also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#3

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Arkansas Tech University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas list. ATU is a public institution located in Russellville, Arkansas. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,360 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at ATU took home $416,944 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 980 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#4

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas

A rank of #4 on our list means University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas working on their bachelor’s degree. UAFS is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 826 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at UAFS took home $515,919 in revenue.

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#5

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas

A rank of #5 on our list means University of Arkansas at Monticello is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas working on their bachelor’s degree. This small public school is located in Monticello, Arkansas, and it awarded 444 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at UAM made $373,342 in revenue.

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#6

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Henderson State University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. Henderson State University is a small public school situated in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. It awarded 534 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Henderson State University brought home $404,235 in revenue in a single year.

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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a small public school situated in Magnolia, Arkansas. It awarded 495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus brought home $328,340 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 7 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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