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2021 Top Rhode Island Men's D3 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$33,179 Avg Tuition & Fees*
46% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Rhode Island ranking.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in Rhode Island to determine which ones were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in Rhode Island for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island

Our 2021 rankings named Roger Williams University the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island working on their bachelor’s degree. 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.

RWU also took the #5 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Salve Regina University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Salve Regina is located in Newport, Rhode Island and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 558 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Salve Regina brought home $90,488 in revenue in a single year.

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#3

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

A rank of #3 on our list means Johnson & Wales University - Providence is a great place for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island working on their bachelor’s degree. JWU Providence is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Providence, Rhode Island. It awarded 1,570 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at JWU Providence took home $155,508 in revenue.

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#4

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island

Out of the 4 schools in Rhode Island that were part of this year’s ranking, Rhode Island College landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,402 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at RIC took home $141,112 in revenue and paid out $140,517 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $595 for the sports team.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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