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2021 Top Iowa Men's D2 Basketball Schools

1 Colleges
$31,685 Avg Tuition & Fees*
30% 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. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division II Men's Basketball in Iowa ranking - to help you make that decision.

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Top College in Iowa for D2 Men's Basketball athletes in Iowa

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa

Our analysis found Upper Iowa University to be the best school for D2 Men’s Basketball athletes in Iowa in this year’s ranking. Located in Fayette, Iowa, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 1,155 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Men’s Basketball team at UIU made $601,102 in revenue, while incurring $597,406 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $3,696, which isn’t bad at all.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 1 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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