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2021 Top Oklahoma Men's D2 Basketball Schools

10 Colleges
$15,877 Avg Tuition & Fees*
15% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Oklahoma ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 10 colleges and universities across Oklahoma to determine which were the best for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Oklahoma

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma

Our 2021 rankings named East Central University the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Oklahoma working on their bachelor’s degree. ECU is a public institution located in Ada, Oklahoma. The school has a small population, and it awarded 613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at ECU took home $371,852 in revenue and paid out $356,405 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $15,447 in profit.

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#2

Oklahoma Christian University

Edmond, Oklahoma

Out of the 10 schools in Oklahoma that were part of this year’s ranking, Oklahoma Christian University landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 337 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at OC took home $703,287 in revenue and paid out $617,135 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $86,152 in profit.

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#3

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Central Oklahoma. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Oklahoma list. University of Central Oklahoma is a fairly large public school located in Edmond, Oklahoma that handed out 2,534 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UCO took home $482,762 in revenue and paid out $460,360 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $22,402 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 954.

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#4

Rogers State University

Claremore, Oklahoma

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Rogers State University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. RSU is located in Claremore, Oklahoma and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 370 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at RSU made $687,401 in revenue.

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#5

Cameron University

Lawton, Oklahoma

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Cameron University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Lawton, Oklahoma, the small public school handed out 448 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Cameron University made $320,300 in revenue.

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. This small public school is located in Alva, Oklahoma, and it awarded 352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at NWOSU took home $349,123 in revenue and paid out $331,800 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $17,323, which isn’t bad at all.

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. Southeastern Oklahoma State University is a public institution located in Durant, Oklahoma. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 583 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Southeastern Oklahoma State University brought home $417,379 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, Oklahoma

With a ranking of #8, Southwestern Oklahoma State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. Located in Weatherford, Oklahoma, the small public school handed out 821 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at SWOSU took home $372,752 in revenue.

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#9

Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Northeastern State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. NSU is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,412 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at NSU made $559,018 in revenue.

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#10

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 Oklahoma ranking, coming in at #10. OPSU is a public institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. The school has a small population, and it awarded 269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at OPSU made $301,939 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 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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