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2021 Top Mississippi Men's D3 Basketball Schools

2 Colleges
$25,607 Avg Tuition & Fees*
40% 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division III Men's Basketball in Mississippi ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 2 schools in Mississippi to determine which ones were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Mississippi. 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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Since one ranking on its own is not enough to give you a complete understanding of your educational options, you can refine this list by location. We've also developed a number of other tools and rankings based on other factors. These other rankings highlight colleges that excel in other factors such as value or diversity as well as schools that excel in serving different groups of students such as online students or returnings adults.

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Top Colleges in Mississippi for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Mississippi

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Millsaps College

Jackson, Mississippi

Our 2021 rankings named Millsaps College the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. Millsaps is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Jackson, Mississippi. It awarded 181 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Millsaps brought home $148,379 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. Millsaps also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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Rust College

Holly Springs, Mississippi

A rank of #2 on our list means Rust College is a great place for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. Rust College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Holly Springs, Mississippi that handed out 85 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Rust College made $193,588 in revenue.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 2 schools only.


  • 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%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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