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2021 Top Wisconsin Men's Basketball Schools

26 Colleges
$27,295 Avg Tuition & Fees*
37% 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 Men's Basketball in Wisconsin ranking.

We analyzed 26 colleges and universities across Wisconsin to determine which were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin for Men's Basketball athletes in Wisconsin

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

Our analysis found University of Wisconsin - Madison to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin in this year’s ranking. This large public school is located in Madison, Wisconsin, and it awarded 8,915 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UW - Madison made $21,701,868 in revenue, while incurring $8,548,485 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $13,153,383. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UW - Madison is ranked #1 for overall quality in Wisconsin.

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#2

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The excellent sports programs at Marquette University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin. Marquette is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It awarded 2,204 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Marquette made $21,856,683 in revenue, while incurring $14,979,149 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $6,877,534, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 968.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Marquette did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Saint Norbert College

De Pere, Wisconsin

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Saint Norbert College. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Saint Norbert College is a small private not-for-profit school located in De Pere, Wisconsin that handed out 604 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at SNC brought home $212,168 in revenue in a single year.

SNC not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Ripon College

Ripon, Wisconsin

A rank of #4 on our list means Ripon College is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin working on their bachelor’s degree. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Ripon, Wisconsin, and it awarded 197 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Ripon brought in $133,534 while tallying up $124,314 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $9,220, which isn’t bad at all.

Ripon 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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#5

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - River Falls. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin list. UW - River Falls is a public institution located in River Falls, Wisconsin. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,267 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at UW - River Falls made $161,839 in revenue.

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#6

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Carthage College ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. Kenosha, Wisconsin is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 734 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Carthage made $295,845 in revenue.

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#7

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire is a fairly large public school located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin that handed out 2,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UW - Eau Claire made $203,744 in revenue, while incurring $189,959 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $13,785 for the sports team.

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#8

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #8, Milwaukee School of Engineering did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 549 students in 2018-2019.

MSOE brought in $70,995 while tallying up $69,615 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,380 in profit.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, MSOE is ranked #4 for overall quality in Wisconsin.

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#9

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. UW - La Crosse is a fairly large public school situated in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It awarded 2,211 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UW - La Crosse brought in $223,214 while tallying up $215,377 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $7,837 for the sports team.

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#10

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #10. Whitewater, Wisconsin is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,426 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UW - Whitewater brought home $201,305 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lutheran College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #11. WLC is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 260 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

WLC brought in $145,581 while tallying up $145,028 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $553.

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#12

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #12. Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,315 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at UW - Green Bay made $1,874,827 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#13

Carroll University

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Carroll University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. Carroll U is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 707 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at Carroll U made $399,421 in revenue, while incurring $287,273 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $112,148.

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#14

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #14. Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the fairly large public school handed out 2,151 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UW Oshkosh brought in $406,822 while tallying up $341,206 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $65,616.

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#15

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #15, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,927 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UW - Stevens Point brought home $274,028 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Stout did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #16. Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,625 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UW - Stout took home $185,733 in revenue.

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#17

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #17, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,641 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at UWM made $2,588,033 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 983.

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#18

Beloit College

Beloit, Wisconsin

Beloit College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #18. Located in Beloit, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 417 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Beloit made $140,982 in revenue.

Beloit 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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#19

Northland College

Ashland, Wisconsin

Northland College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. Northland is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Ashland, Wisconsin. It awarded 137 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Northland took home $145,762 in revenue.

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#20

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kenosha, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Parkside ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. Located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the small public school awarded 786 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UW - Parkside took home $471,657 in revenue.

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#21

Edgewood College

Madison, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #21, Edgewood College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 418 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Edgewood brought home $162,155 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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#22

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Platteville landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Platteville is a medium-sized public school situated in Platteville, Wisconsin. It awarded 1,613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UW - Platteville made $367,164 in revenue, while incurring $360,639 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $6,525 for the sports team.

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#23

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, Wisconsin

Maranatha Baptist University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. MBU is located in Watertown, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 130 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at MBU took home $83,075 in revenue and paid out $77,974 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $5,101.

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#24

University of Wisconsin - Superior

Superior, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Superior did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #24. UW - Superior is located in Superior, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 452 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at UW - Superior brought home $143,048 in revenue in a single year.

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#25

Marian University

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #25, Marian University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Marian University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin that handed out 368 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Marian brought in $95,231 while tallying up $89,874 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $5,357.

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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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