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2021 Top Connecticut Men's D3 Basketball Schools

7 Colleges
$41,342 Avg Tuition & Fees*
58% 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 Connecticut ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

Our analysis found Wesleyan University to be the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut in this year’s ranking. Wesleyan U is located in Middletown, Connecticut and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,096 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Wesleyan U brought in $253,520 while tallying up $241,728 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $11,792 for the sports team.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. Wesleyan U also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Trinity College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Hartford, Connecticut, and it awarded 596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Trinity Bantams took home $274,741 in revenue and paid out $232,804 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $41,937, which isn’t bad at all.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Trinity Bantams not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

A rank of #3 on our list means Connecticut College is a great place for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut working on their bachelor’s degree. 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.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Conn College made $145,437 in revenue.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Conn College not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut

The excellent sports programs at Eastern Connecticut State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut. Located in Willimantic, Connecticut, the small public school handed out 1,108 bachelor’s degrees 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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#5

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Albertus Magnus College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut list. Albertus Magnus is located in New Haven, Connecticut and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 296 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Albertus Magnus made $64,585 in revenue.

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#6

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut

Western Connecticut State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #6. Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the medium-sized public school awarded 987 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at WestConn brought home $204,066 in revenue in a single year.

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#7

Mitchell College

New London, Connecticut

With a ranking of #7, Mitchell College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. Mitchell College is a private not-for-profit institution located in New London, Connecticut. The school has a small population, and it awarded 108 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Mitchell College took home $88,726 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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