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2021 Top Virginia Men's D2 Basketball Schools

3 Colleges
$22,477 Avg Tuition & Fees*
23% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in Virginia ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 3 colleges and universities across Virginia to determine which were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Virginia. 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 Virginia for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Virginia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia

Virginia State University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Virginia. Virginia State University is a small public school located in Petersburg, Virginia that handed out 672 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Virginia State made $693,049 in revenue.

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Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Virginia Union University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Virginia list. VUU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Richmond, Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 252 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at VUU brought home $533,185 in revenue in a single year.

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The excellent sports programs at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Virginia. Wise, Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 266 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at UVa - Wise brought home $349,776 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 schools only.


  • 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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