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2021 Top Southwest Region Men's D2 Basketball Schools

23 Colleges
$17,369 Avg Tuition & Fees*
19% 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 the Southwest Region ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 23 schools in the Southwest Region to determine which ones were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in the Southwest Region. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in the Southwest Region for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in the Southwest Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Saint Edward's University

Austin, Texas
Top 20% in Quality in the Southwest Region

Our 2021 rankings named Saint Edward’s University the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Southwest Region working on their bachelor’s degree. St. Edward’s University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Austin, Texas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 1,015 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at St. Edward’s University made $901,777 in revenue, while incurring $866,461 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $35,316.

On top of its placing in this ranking, St. Edward’s University 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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The excellent sports programs at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Southwest Region. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a medium-sized public school located in Odessa, Texas that handed out 910 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at UT Permian Basin took home $340,139 in revenue.

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#3

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Texas
Top 20% in Quality in the Southwest Region

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend St. Mary’s University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. St. Mary’s University is a small private not-for-profit school located in San Antonio, Texas that handed out 468 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at St. Mary’s made $721,647 in revenue, while incurring $704,611 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $17,036.

On top of its placing in this ranking, St. Mary’s 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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#4

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Tarleton State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Southwest Region list. Tarleton State University is a fairly large public school located in Stephenville, Texas that handed out 2,530 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Tarleton brought home $848,899 in revenue in a single year.

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#5

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

Out of the 23 schools in the Southwest Region that were part of this year’s ranking, West Texas A&M University landed the #5 spot on the list. Located in Canyon, Texas, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,746 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at West Texas A&M University made $767,035 in revenue.

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Texas A&M University - Commerce ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region list. Texas A&M University - Commerce is a fairly large public school located in Commerce, Texas that handed out 1,862 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Texas A&M Commerce made $803,609 in revenue.

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#7

East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma

East Central University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. ECU is located in Ada, Oklahoma and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 613 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

ECU brought in $371,852 while tallying up $356,405 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $15,447 in profit.

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#8

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas

MSU Texas ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region list. MSU Texas is a medium-sized public school located in Wichita Falls, Texas that handed out 1,201 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at MSU Texas brought home $525,685 in revenue in a single year.

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Texas A&M International University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. Laredo, Texas is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,211 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Texas A&M International University took home $509,778 in revenue.

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#10

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, Texas

Texas A&M University - Kingsville landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. Kingsville, Texas is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,090 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Texas A&M Kingsville took home $555,966 in revenue.

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#11

Oklahoma Christian University

Edmond, Oklahoma

With a ranking of #11, Oklahoma Christian University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. OC is located in Edmond, Oklahoma and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 337 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at OC took home $703,287 in revenue and paid out $617,135 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $86,152 for the sports team.

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#12

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #12. Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, the fairly large public school handed out 2,534 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UCO brought in $482,762 while tallying up $460,360 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $22,402. The academic progress rate of the team is 954.

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#13

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas

With a ranking of #13, Angelo State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. This fairly large public school is located in San Angelo, Texas, and it awarded 1,107 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Angelo State made $612,488 in revenue, while incurring $609,943 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $2,545.

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#14

Rogers State University

Claremore, Oklahoma

Rogers State University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. Located in Claremore, Oklahoma, the small public school awarded 370 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at RSU brought home $687,401 in revenue in a single year.

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#15

Cameron University

Lawton, Oklahoma

Cameron University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region list. Cameron University is a small public school situated in Lawton, Oklahoma. It awarded 448 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Cameron University brought home $320,300 in revenue in a single year.

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Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Portales, New Mexico, and it awarded 707 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at ENMU - Main Campus took home $412,651 in revenue.

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With a ranking of #17, Northwestern Oklahoma State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. NWOSU is located in Alva, Oklahoma and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 352 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

NWOSU brought in $349,123 while tallying up $331,800 in expenses for its D2 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $17,323.

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #18. Southeastern Oklahoma State University is a medium-sized public school located in Durant, Oklahoma that handed out 583 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Southeastern Oklahoma State University made $417,379 in revenue.

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#19

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Southwestern Oklahoma State University landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. This small public school is located in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and it awarded 821 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at SWOSU brought home $372,752 in revenue in a single year.

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#20

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico

With a ranking of #20, New Mexico Highlands University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. New Mexico Highlands University is a public institution located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The school has a small population, and it awarded 489 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at New Mexico Highlands University made $433,160 in revenue.

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#21

Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Northeastern State University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region list. Located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,412 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at NSU took home $559,018 in revenue.

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#22

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Goodwell, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Panhandle State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking, coming in at #22. Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a small public school located in Goodwell, Oklahoma that handed out 269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at OPSU took home $301,939 in revenue.

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#23

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico

With a ranking of #23, Western New Mexico University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in the Southwest Region ranking. This small public school is located in Silver City, New Mexico, and it awarded 254 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Western New Mexico University made $288,009 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 23 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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