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2021 Top Wisconsin Men's D3 Basketball Schools

21 Colleges
$27,505 Avg Tuition & Fees*
38% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. 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 III Men's Basketball in Wisconsin ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 21 colleges and universities across Wisconsin to determine which were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Wisconsin

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Saint Norbert College

De Pere, Wisconsin

Our analysis found Saint Norbert College to be the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin in this year’s ranking. Saint Norbert College is a small private not-for-profit school located in De Pere, Wisconsin that handed out 604 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at SNC took home $212,168 in revenue.

SNC not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Ripon College

Ripon, Wisconsin

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Ripon College. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Ripon, Wisconsin, and it awarded 197 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Ripon made $133,534 in revenue, while incurring $124,314 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $9,220.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Ripon also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#3

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin

Out of the 21 schools in Wisconsin that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Wisconsin - River Falls landed the #3 spot on the list. University of Wisconsin - River Falls is a medium-sized public school located in River Falls, Wisconsin that handed out 1,267 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at UW - River Falls made $161,839 in revenue.

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#4

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Carthage College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin list. Carthage is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It awarded 734 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Carthage made $295,845 in revenue.

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#5

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is a fairly large public school located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin that handed out 2,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at UW - Eau Claire made $203,744 in revenue, while incurring $189,959 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $13,785.

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#6

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #6, Milwaukee School of Engineering did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 549 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at MSOE took home $70,995 in revenue and paid out $69,615 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,380 for the sports team.

MSOE not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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#7

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #7, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the fairly large public school handed out 2,211 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at UW - La Crosse made $223,214 in revenue, while incurring $215,377 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $7,837, which isn’t bad at all.

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#8

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is a fairly large public school located in Whitewater, Wisconsin that handed out 2,426 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at UW - Whitewater made $201,305 in revenue.

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#9

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lutheran College landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Wisconsin Lutheran College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that handed out 260 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at WLC made $145,581 in revenue, while incurring $145,028 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $553 in profit.

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#10

Carroll University

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Carroll University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #10. Carroll U is a private not-for-profit institution located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The school has a small population, and it awarded 707 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Carroll U made $399,421 in revenue, while incurring $287,273 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $112,148, which isn’t bad at all.

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#11

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. UW Oshkosh is a public institution located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,151 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UW Oshkosh took home $406,822 in revenue and paid out $341,206 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $65,616 for the sports team.

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#12

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #12, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,927 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at UW - Stevens Point made $274,028 in revenue.

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#13

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Stout landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,625 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at UW - Stout made $185,733 in revenue.

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#14

Beloit College

Beloit, Wisconsin

Beloit College landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Beloit is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Beloit, Wisconsin. It awarded 417 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Beloit made $140,982 in revenue.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Beloit also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#15

Northland College

Ashland, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #15, Northland College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Northland is located in Ashland, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 137 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Northland brought home $145,762 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

Edgewood College

Madison, Wisconsin

Edgewood College landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Madison, Wisconsin, and it awarded 418 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Edgewood brought home $162,155 in revenue in a single year.

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.

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#17

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Platteville did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #17. UW - Platteville is a public institution located in Platteville, Wisconsin. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UW - Platteville took home $367,164 in revenue and paid out $360,639 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $6,525 for the sports team.

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#18

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, Wisconsin

Maranatha Baptist University landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Watertown, Wisconsin, and it awarded 130 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at MBU took home $83,075 in revenue and paid out $77,974 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $5,101.

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#19

University of Wisconsin - Superior

Superior, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Superior landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Superior is located in Superior, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 452 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at UW - Superior made $143,048 in revenue.

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#20

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Marian University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #20. Located in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 368 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Marian made $95,231 in revenue, while incurring $89,874 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $5,357 in profit.

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#21

Lakeland University

Plymouth, Wisconsin

Lakeland University came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Lakeland University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Plymouth, Wisconsin that handed out 446 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Lakeland made $192,707 in revenue, while incurring $174,229 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $18,478 in profit.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 21 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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