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2021 Top Washington Men's D3 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$48,544 Avg Tuition & Fees*
67% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division III Men's Basketball in Washington ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 4 colleges and universities across Washington to determine which were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Washington. 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 Washington for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Washington

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Whitman College

Walla Walla, Washington

Whitman College tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington. Whitman College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Walla Walla, Washington that handed out 374 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Whitman took home $286,691 in revenue and paid out $281,738 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $4,953.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Washington ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Whitman is ranked #1 for overall quality in Washington.

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#2

Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Whitworth University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington list. Spokane, Washington is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 625 students in 2018-2019.

Whitworth brought in $325,076 while tallying up $325,026 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $50 for the sports team.

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#3

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Puget Sound. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington list. University of Puget Sound is a small private not-for-profit school located in Tacoma, Washington that handed out 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Puget Sound made $243,580 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Puget Sound also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#4

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, Washington

The excellent sports programs at Pacific Lutheran University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Washington. PLU is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Tacoma, Washington. It awarded 728 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at PLU made $258,866 in revenue, while incurring $216,765 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $42,101.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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