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2021 Top Southeast Region Men's D3 Basketball Schools

44 Colleges
$38,490 Avg Tuition & Fees*
55% 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 the Southeast Region ranking.

Our analysis looked at 44 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in the Southeast Region. 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 the Southeast Region for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in the Southeast Region

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#1

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, Virginia
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Our 2021 rankings named Christopher Newport University the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Southeast Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Newport News, Virginia, the small public school handed out 1,172 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at CNU took home $360,914 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, CNU 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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#2

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
#5 in Quality in the Southeast Region

A rank of #2 on our list means Emory University is a great place for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Southeast Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Atlanta, Georgia is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,598 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Emory took home $412,671 in revenue and paid out $320,925 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $91,746 in profit.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%. Emory also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#3

Rhodes College

Memphis, Tennessee
#19 in Quality in the Southeast Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rhodes College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in the Southeast Region list. Memphis, Tennessee is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 561 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Rhodes College made $186,729 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, Rhodes College also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#4

Transylvania University

Lexington, Kentucky
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Out of the 44 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Transylvania University landed the #4 spot on the list. Lexington, Kentucky is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 272 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Transylvania made $377,882 in revenue.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Transylvania 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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#5

Centre College

Danville, Kentucky
#21 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Out of the 44 schools in the Southeast Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Centre College landed the #5 spot on the list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Danville, Kentucky, and it awarded 378 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Centre College of Kentucky made $147,344 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. In addition to its great ranking here, Centre College of Kentucky is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#20 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Sewanee - The University of the South came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Sewanee is located in Sewanee, Tennessee and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 432 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Sewanee made $197,403 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Sewanee is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, Virginia
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Randolph - Macon College came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Randolph - Macon College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Ashland, Virginia that handed out 386 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Randolph - Macon brought in $284,973 while tallying up $277,531 in expenses for its D3 Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $7,442, which isn’t bad at all.

Randolph - Macon 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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#8

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia
#3 in Quality in the Southeast Region

Washington and Lee University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Washington and Lee is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Lexington, Virginia. It awarded 564 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Washington and Lee took home $181,221 in revenue and paid out $171,893 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $9,328 for the sports team.

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. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Washington and Lee is ranked #3 for overall quality in the Southeast Region .

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#9

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Covenant College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and it awarded 222 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Covenant made $151,413 in revenue, while incurring $146,602 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,811 in profit.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. In addition to its great ranking here, Covenant is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Roanoke College

Salem, Virginia
Top 15% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Roanoke College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #10. Located in Salem, Virginia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 474 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Roanoke brought home $201,070 in revenue in a single year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Roanoke also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#11

Emory and Henry College

Emory, Virginia

With a ranking of #11, Emory and Henry College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Emory & Henry College is located in Emory, Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 249 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Emory & Henry College brought home $204,283 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia
Top 25% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Lynchburg came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 480 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Lynchburg took home $245,942 in revenue.

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#13

Guilford College

Greensboro, North Carolina

Guilford College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #13. Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 349 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Guilford made $327,087 in revenue, while incurring $285,763 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $41,324 for the sports team.

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#14

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Hendrix College ranked #14 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region list. Located in Conway, Arkansas, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 338 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Hendrix brought home $131,116 in revenue in a single year.

Hendrix 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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#15

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama
Top 20% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Birmingham Southern College ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region list. BSC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Birmingham, Alabama. The school has a small population, and it awarded 354 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at BSC made $218,591 in revenue.

BSC 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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#16

Berry College

Mount Berry, Georgia
Top 10% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Berry College ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region list. Berry is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Mount Berry, Georgia. It awarded 539 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Berry made $210,712 in revenue, while incurring $201,829 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $8,883.

Berry 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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#17

Maryville College

Maryville, Tennessee

Maryville College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Maryville College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Maryville, Tennessee. The school has a small population, and it awarded 266 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Maryville College brought home $237,673 in revenue in a single year.

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#18

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Wesleyan University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #18. VWU is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 288 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at VWU took home $314,266 in revenue.

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#19

Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana
Top 25% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Centenary College of Louisiana ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region list. Located in Shreveport, Louisiana, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 133 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Centenary Louisiana took home $131,014 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.

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#20

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Top 25% in Quality in the Southeast Region

University of Mary Washington ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region list. UMW is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,087 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at UMW took home $205,909 in revenue and paid out $203,565 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $2,344 in profit.

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#21

Marymount University

Arlington, Virginia

With a ranking of #21, Marymount University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Arlington, Virginia, and it awarded 551 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Marymount brought home $212,319 in revenue in a single year.

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#22

Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Thomas More College ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region list. TMC is located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 297 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at TMC took home $158,584 in revenue and paid out $116,970 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $41,614.

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#23

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
Top 25% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Shenandoah University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Winchester, Virginia, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 570 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Shenandoah brought home $208,453 in revenue in a single year.

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#24

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Top 25% in Quality in the Southeast Region

Eastern Mennonite University came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 350 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Eastern Mennonite brought home $148,905 in revenue in a single year.

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.

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#25

LaGrange College

Lagrange, Georgia

LaGrange College landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Lagrange, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 172 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at LaGrange took home $219,487 in revenue.

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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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