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2021 Top Maryland Men's D3 Basketball Schools

9 Colleges
$38,553 Avg Tuition & Fees*
56% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division III Men's Basketball in Maryland ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 9 colleges and universities across Maryland to determine which were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Maryland. 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 Maryland for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Maryland

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Our 2021 rankings named Johns Hopkins University the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. Johns Hopkins is a large private not-for-profit school situated in Baltimore, Maryland. It awarded 1,747 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Johns Hopkins took home $309,419 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. Johns Hopkins did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

A rank of #2 on our list means Salisbury University is a great place for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Salisbury, Maryland, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,867 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Salisbury made $129,115 in revenue, while incurring $119,647 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $9,468. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

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#3

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, Maryland

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend St Mary’s College of Maryland. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland list. SMCM is a small public school situated in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. It awarded 480 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at SMCM took home $233,423 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#4

Hood College

Frederick, Maryland

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Hood College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Frederick, Maryland, and it awarded 282 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Hood brought home $110,478 in revenue in a single year.

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#5

Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Washington College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland list. Located in Chestertown, Maryland, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 402 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Washington College took home $172,296 in revenue.

Washington College did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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#6

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland

McDaniel College landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Westminster, Maryland, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 404 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at McDaniel brought home $161,763 in revenue in a single year.

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#7

Goucher College

Baltimore, Maryland

Goucher College landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Goucher took home $142,279 in revenue.

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#8

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Maryland list. This medium-sized public school is located in Frostburg, Maryland, and it awarded 1,122 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Frostburg State took home $176,065 in revenue.

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#9

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland

Stevenson University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Stevenson, Maryland, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 804 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Stevenson took home $180,567 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 9 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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