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2021 Top Florida Men's D2 Basketball Schools

11 Colleges
$34,896 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in Florida ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 11 colleges and universities across Florida to determine which were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Florida. 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 Florida for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Florida

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

Our analysis found Rollins College to be the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Florida in this year’s ranking. Rollins is located in Winter Park, Florida and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 664 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Rollins took home $948,786 in revenue.

Rollins did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, Florida

The excellent sports programs at Eckerd College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Florida. Eckerd is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Saint Petersburg, Florida. It awarded 507 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Eckerd made $627,187 in revenue.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Eckerd also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#3

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Florida Institute of Technology. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Florida Institute of Technology is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Melbourne, Florida that handed out 787 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Florida Tech made $838,004 in revenue, while incurring $766,139 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $71,865.

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#4

Barry University

Miami, Florida

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Barry University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Barry University is located in Miami, Florida and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 697 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Barry University took home $647,423 in revenue.

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#5

The University of Tampa

Tampa, Florida

The excellent sports programs at The University of Tampa helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Florida. UT is located in Tampa, Florida and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,775 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at UT made $743,593 in revenue, while incurring $740,818 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $2,775.

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#6

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida

The University of West Florida ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Florida list. UWF is a public institution located in Pensacola, Florida. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,410 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at UWF brought home $567,847 in revenue in a single year.

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#7

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, Florida

With a ranking of #7, Florida Southern College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Florida ranking. Located in Lakeland, Florida, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 737 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Florida Southern took home $1,021,863 in revenue.

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#8

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach Atlantic University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Florida ranking, coming in at #8. Palm Beach Atlantic is located in West Palm Beach, Florida and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 541 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Palm Beach Atlantic made $454,790 in revenue, while incurring $449,418 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $5,372, which isn’t bad at all.

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#9

Lynn University

Boca Raton, Florida

Lynn University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Florida list. Lynn University Fighting Knights is a private not-for-profit institution located in Boca Raton, Florida. The school has a small population, and it awarded 449 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Lynn University Fighting Knights brought home $750,639 in revenue in a single year.

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#10

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nova Southeastern University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Florida ranking. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,108 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at NUS Florida brought home $792,518 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

Saint Leo University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Florida list. Saint Leo University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Saint Leo, Florida that handed out 2,050 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at St. Leo University made $676,495 in revenue, while incurring $619,766 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $56,729.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 11 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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