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2021 Top Georgia Men's D2 Basketball Schools

12 Colleges
$19,813 Avg Tuition & Fees*
20% 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. 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 Georgia ranking.

We analyzed 12 colleges and universities across Georgia to determine which were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Georgia. 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 Georgia for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Georgia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia

Georgia College & State University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia. Milledgeville, Georgia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,304 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Georgia College brought home $334,299 in revenue in a single year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Georgia College also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#2

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Valdosta State University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia list. VSU is located in Valdosta, Georgia and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,503 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at VSU made $586,522 in revenue.

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#3

Young Harris College

Young Harris, Georgia

The excellent sports programs at Young Harris College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia. Located in Young Harris, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 198 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at YHC brought home $614,282 in revenue in a single year.

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#4

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia

The excellent sports programs at Clark Atlanta University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 483 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at CAU made $759,628 in revenue, while incurring $748,404 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $11,224 for the sports team.

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#5

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Columbus State University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Columbus, Georgia, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,050 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at CSU brought home $396,554 in revenue in a single year.

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#6

Shorter University

Rome, Georgia

Shorter University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #6. Shorter is located in Rome, Georgia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 293 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Shorter took home $369,452 in revenue.

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#7

Clayton State University

Morrow, Georgia

With a ranking of #7, Clayton State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Clayton State University is a public institution located in Morrow, Georgia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 938 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Clayton State University took home $463,259 in revenue and paid out $458,481 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,778 in profit.

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#8

Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, Georgia

Fort Valley State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Georgia list. Located in Fort Valley, Georgia, the small public school handed out 331 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Fort Valley State University took home $228,438 in revenue and paid out $215,024 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $13,414.

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#9

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

University of West Georgia landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. University of West Georgia is located in Carrollton, Georgia and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,896 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at University of West Georgia took home $536,235 in revenue.

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Georgia Southwestern State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. GSW is a public institution located in Americus, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 431 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at GSW brought home $273,271 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Albany State University

Albany, Georgia

With a ranking of #11, Albany State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Albany State is located in Albany, Georgia and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 449 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Albany State brought home $88,125 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

Paine College

Augusta, Georgia

Paine College landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Paine College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Augusta, Georgia. It awarded 29 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Paine College took home $220,468 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 12 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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