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2021 Top New England Region Men's D3 Basketball Schools

62 Colleges
$46,455 Avg Tuition & Fees*
71% 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 the New England Region ranking.

After analyzing 62 schools in the New England Region , we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in the New England Region. 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 the New England Region for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in the New England Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
#21 in Quality in the New England Region

Our analysis found Babson College to be the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the New England Region in this year’s ranking. Wellesley, Massachusetts is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 548 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Babson College made $241,637 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Babson College excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#2

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont
#11 in Quality in the New England Region

The excellent sports programs at Middlebury College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the New England Region. Middlebury is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Middlebury, Vermont. It awarded 771 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Middlebury made $169,104 in revenue.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Middlebury also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#2 in Quality in the New England Region

The excellent sports programs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the New England Region. MIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It awarded 1,333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at MIT took home $134,961 in revenue.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, MIT is ranked #2 for overall quality in the New England Region .

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#4

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
#18 in Quality in the New England Region

Out of the 62 schools in the New England Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Tufts University landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Medford, Massachusetts, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,822 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Tufts brought home $180,793 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Tufts also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#5

Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts
#3 in Quality in the New England Region

A rank of #5 on our list means Williams College is a great place for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the New England Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Williamstown, Massachusetts is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 718 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Williams made $194,537 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Williams also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#6

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut
#12 in Quality in the New England Region

Wesleyan University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Located in Middletown, Connecticut, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 1,096 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Wesleyan U made $253,520 in revenue, while incurring $241,728 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $11,792 in profit.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Wesleyan U excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts
#7 in Quality in the New England Region

With a ranking of #7, Amherst College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Amherst is a private not-for-profit institution located in Amherst, Massachusetts. The school has a small population, and it awarded 705 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Amherst made $351,756 in revenue, while incurring $332,754 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $19,002, which isn’t bad at all.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. On top of its placing in this ranking, Amherst also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#8

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
#17 in Quality in the New England Region

Worcester Polytechnic Institute ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region list. Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Worcester, Massachusetts that handed out 1,138 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

WPI brought in $320,795 while tallying up $320,265 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $530.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. WPI also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#9

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut
#22 in Quality in the New England Region

With a ranking of #9, Trinity College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Located in Hartford, Connecticut, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Trinity Bantams brought in $274,741 while tallying up $232,804 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $41,937.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Trinity Bantams excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine
#15 in Quality in the New England Region

Bates College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region list. Bates College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Lewiston, Maine that handed out 565 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Bates took home $237,547 in revenue and paid out $227,540 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $10,007.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Bates also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#11

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island

With a ranking of #11, Roger Williams University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. RWU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bristol, Rhode Island. The school has a small population, and it awarded 935 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at RWU took home $155,074 in revenue.

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#12

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine
#9 in Quality in the New England Region

With a ranking of #12, Bowdoin College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Brunswick, Maine, and it awarded 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Bowdoin took home $203,216 in revenue and paid out $200,129 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $3,087, which isn’t bad at all.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Bowdoin excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#13

Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut
Top 25% in Quality in the New England Region

Connecticut College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #13. Conn College is a private not-for-profit institution located in New London, Connecticut. The school has a small population, and it awarded 518 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Conn College took home $145,437 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

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#14

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts

Endicott College landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Endicott is located in Beverly, Massachusetts and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 799 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Endicott brought home $140,230 in revenue in a single year.

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#15

Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

Clark University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 662 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Clark made $173,114 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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#16

Colby College

Waterville, Maine
#14 in Quality in the New England Region

Colby College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #16. Colby is located in Waterville, Maine and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 608 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Colby brought home $255,738 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Colby also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#17

Gordon College

Wenham, Massachusetts

Gordon College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Gordon College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Wenham, Massachusetts. The school has a small population, and it awarded 497 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Gordon College brought home $155,017 in revenue in a single year.

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#18

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire

With a ranking of #18, Keene State College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Keene State is located in Keene, New Hampshire and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 912 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Keene State made $220,432 in revenue.

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#19

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
#24 in Quality in the New England Region

Brandeis University landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Brandeis is located in Waltham, Massachusetts and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,430 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Brandeis made $360,561 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Brandeis is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20

Springfield College

Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield College landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Springfield, Massachusetts is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 512 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Springfield College made $243,703 in revenue.

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

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#21

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth ranked #21 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region list. Located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,469 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at UMass Dartmouth took home $112,913 in revenue and paid out $86,602 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $26,311 for the sports team.

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#22

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lesley University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #22. Lesley University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts that handed out 489 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Lesley brought home $25,110 in revenue in a single year.

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#23

Wheaton College Massachusetts

Norton, Massachusetts

Wheaton College Massachusetts did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #23. Norton, Massachusetts is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 391 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Wheaton College Massachusetts took home $153,230 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#24

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut

Eastern Connecticut State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #24. Located in Willimantic, Connecticut, the small public school awarded 1,108 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at ECSU brought home $254,757 in revenue in a single year.

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#25

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fitchburg State University landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and it awarded 815 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Fitchburg State brought home $53,991 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 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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