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2021 Top South Carolina Men's D2 Basketball Schools

12 Colleges
$24,536 Avg Tuition & Fees*
30% 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 South Carolina ranking.

Our analysis looked at 12 schools in South Carolina to determine which ones were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in South Carolina. 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 South Carolina for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in South Carolina

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina

Our analysis found Limestone College to be the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina in this year’s ranking. Limestone College is located in Gaffney, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 500 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Limestone College made $490,713 in revenue.

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#2

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina

The excellent sports programs at University of South Carolina - Aiken helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina. UofSC Aiken is located in Aiken, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 540 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at UofSC Aiken took home $515,976 in revenue and paid out $515,622 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $354 in profit.

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#3

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina

A rank of #3 on our list means Anderson University South Carolina is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. Anderson, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 648 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Anderson University South Carolina made $525,887 in revenue, while incurring $509,257 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $16,630 in profit.

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#4

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Out of the 12 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Claflin University landed the #4 spot on the list. Claflin is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 350 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Claflin took home $493,194 in revenue.

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#5

Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Newberry College. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Newberry College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Newberry, South Carolina. It awarded 248 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Newberry College brought home $458,320 in revenue in a single year.

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#6

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina

North Greenville University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. North Greenville is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Tigerville, South Carolina. It awarded 486 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

North Greenville brought in $548,892 while tallying up $400,132 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $148,760 in profit.

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#7

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina

Francis Marion University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Florence, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 549 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Francis Marion University brought home $460,916 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

Benedict College

Columbia, South Carolina

Benedict College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. Columbia, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 287 students in 2018-2019.

Benedict College brought in $468,207 while tallying up $463,065 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,142 for the sports team.

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#9

Erskine College

Due West, South Carolina

Erskine College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Due West, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Erskine made $418,918 in revenue.

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#10

Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina

Lander University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Lander University is located in Greenwood, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 514 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Lander University made $877,945 in revenue, while incurring $680,399 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $197,546 for the sports team. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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#11

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina

With a ranking of #11, Southern Wesleyan University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Central, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 298 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at SWU made $321,446 in revenue.

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#12

Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

With a ranking of #12, Coker College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Hartsville, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 200 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Coker brought home $493,974 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 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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