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2021 Top Indiana Men's D3 Basketball Schools

7 Colleges
$38,273 Avg Tuition & Fees*
55% 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. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division III Men's Basketball in Indiana ranking.

Our analysis looked at 7 schools in Indiana to determine which ones were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Indiana. 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 Indiana for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Indiana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Hanover College

Hanover, Indiana

Hanover College tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Indiana. Located in Hanover, Indiana, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 247 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Hanover took home $240,398 in revenue and paid out $234,573 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $5,825, which isn’t bad at all.

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#2

DePauw University

Greencastle, Indiana

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend DePauw University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Indiana list. Greencastle, Indiana is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 595 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at DePauw made $301,840 in revenue.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. DePauw also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#3

Trine University

Angola, Indiana

A rank of #3 on our list means Trine University is a great place for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Indiana working on their bachelor’s degree. Trine is located in Angola, Indiana and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 406 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Trine brought in $290,051 while tallying up $282,444 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $7,607 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

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#4

Anderson University Indiana

Anderson, Indiana

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Anderson University Indiana. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Indiana list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Anderson, Indiana, and it awarded 370 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Anderson University Indiana made $191,003 in revenue, while incurring $184,878 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $6,125 in profit.

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#5

Earlham College

Richmond, Indiana

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Earlham College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Indiana list. Earlham is located in Richmond, Indiana and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 229 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Earlham made $191,075 in revenue, while incurring $189,079 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,996 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#6

Manchester University

North Manchester, Indiana

Manchester University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Indiana list. Located in North Manchester, Indiana, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 325 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Manchester University brought in $105,676 while tallying up $104,055 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,621.

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#7

Franklin College

Franklin, Indiana

Franklin College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Indiana ranking, coming in at #7. Franklin College of Indiana is a private not-for-profit institution located in Franklin, Indiana. The school has a small population, and it awarded 265 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Franklin College of Indiana made $166,676 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 7 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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