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2021 Top Texas Men's D3 Basketball Schools

16 Colleges
$32,657 Avg Tuition & Fees*
40% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Division III Men's Basketball in Texas ranking is part of that endeavor.

We analyzed 16 colleges and universities across Texas to determine which were the best for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Texas. 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 Texas for D3 Men's Basketball athletes in Texas

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas

Our analysis found Trinity University to be the best school for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas in this year’s ranking. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 617 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Trinity U made $269,865 in revenue, while incurring $266,353 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $3,512.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Trinity U is ranked #3 for overall quality in Texas.

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#2

LeTourneau University

Longview, Texas

The excellent sports programs at LeTourneau University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas. LETU is located in Longview, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 416 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at LETU made $172,855 in revenue, while incurring $169,118 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $3,737, which isn’t bad at all.

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#3

Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southwestern University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas list. Located in Georgetown, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 375 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Southwestern made $174,096 in revenue, while incurring $163,864 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $10,232.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Southwestern 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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#4

Hardin - Simmons University

Abilene, Texas

The excellent sports programs at Hardin - Simmons University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Men’s Basketball athletes in Texas. Hardin - Simmons University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Abilene, Texas that handed out 381 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Hardin - Simmons took home $205,798 in revenue and paid out $202,072 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $3,726 for the sports team.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend The University of Texas at Dallas. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Richardson, Texas, the large public school handed out 4,225 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UT Dallas took home $210,744 in revenue and paid out $169,584 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $41,160 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%. In addition to its great ranking here, UT Dallas is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#6

Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Texas

With a ranking of #6, Texas Lutheran University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Seguin, Texas, and it awarded 278 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at TLU took home $182,187 in revenue and paid out $172,924 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $9,263 in profit.

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#7

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas

University of Dallas came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Located in Irving, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 353 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at UD brought home $185,937 in revenue in a single year.

UD excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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University of Mary Hardin - Baylor ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas list. Belton, Texas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 676 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at UMHB made $275,541 in revenue.

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#9

Austin College

Sherman, Texas

Austin College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #9. Austin College is located in Sherman, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 342 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Austin College brought home $129,617 in revenue in a single year.

Austin College also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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The University of Texas at Tyler landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. The University of Texas at Tyler is a medium-sized public school located in Tyler, Texas that handed out 1,904 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at UT Tyler made $270,287 in revenue.

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#11

Concordia University, Texas

Lakeway, Texas

Concordia University, Texas ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas list. Located in Lakeway, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 366 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Concordia University, Texas took home $229,167 in revenue.

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#12

Schreiner University

Kerrville, Texas

Schreiner University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #12. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Kerrville, Texas, and it awarded 256 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Men’s Basketball team at Schreiner University took home $178,904 in revenue.

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#13

East Texas Baptist University

Marshall, Texas

East Texas Baptist University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #13. East Texas Baptist University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Marshall, Texas that handed out 277 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at East Texas Baptist University brought home $291,564 in revenue in a single year.

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#14

Howard Payne University

Brownwood, Texas

Howard Payne University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Howard Payne is located in Brownwood, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 200 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at Howard Payne took home $190,469 in revenue and paid out $182,276 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $8,193.

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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#15

McMurry University

Abilene, Texas

McMurry University landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. McMurray University is located in Abilene, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 157 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at McMurray University took home $204,950 in revenue and paid out $204,268 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $682, which isn’t bad at all.

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#16

Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Texas

Sul Ross State University landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Men’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Located in Alpine, Texas, the small public school handed out 381 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Men’s Basketball team at Sul Ross made $160,915 in revenue, while incurring $159,355 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,560.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 16 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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