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2021 Top Texas Men's D2 Basketball Schools

10 Colleges
$20,813 Avg Tuition & Fees*
26% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in Texas ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 10 schools in Texas, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Texas. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in Texas for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Texas

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Saint Edward's University

Austin, Texas

Saint Edward’s University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas. St. Edward’s University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Austin, Texas. 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. That boils down to a yearly profit of $35,316 for the sports team.

St. Edward’s University also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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A rank of #2 on our list means The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Odessa, Texas, the medium-sized public school handed out 910 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at UT Permian Basin made $340,139 in revenue.

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#3

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Texas

Out of the 10 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, St. Mary’s University landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 468 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at St. Mary’s made $721,647 in revenue, while incurring $704,611 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $17,036 for the sports team.

St. Mary’s excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, Texas

A rank of #4 on our list means Tarleton State University is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas working on their bachelor’s degree. Stephenville, Texas is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,530 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at Tarleton took home $848,899 in revenue.

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#5

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

A rank of #5 on our list means West Texas A&M University is a great place for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Canyon, Texas, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,746 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Men’s Basketball team at West Texas A&M University took home $767,035 in revenue.

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Texas A&M University - Commerce landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Commerce, Texas is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,862 students 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

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas

With a ranking of #7, MSU Texas did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. 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 landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Texas A&M International University is a medium-sized public school situated in Laredo, Texas. It awarded 1,211 bachelor’s degrees 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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Texas A&M University - Kingsville ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Texas list. Texas A&M Kingsville is located in Kingsville, Texas and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,090 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at Texas A&M Kingsville brought home $555,966 in revenue in a single year.

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#10

Angelo State University

San Angelo, Texas

Angelo State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Angelo State University is a fairly large public school located in San Angelo, Texas that handed out 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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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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