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2021 Top District of Columbia Men's Basketball Schools

7 Colleges
$37,883 Avg Tuition & Fees*
54% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. 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 District of Columbia ranking.

After analyzing 7 schools in District of Columbia, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Basketball athletes in District of Columbia. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in District of Columbia for Men's Basketball athletes in District of Columbia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
#2 in Quality in District of Columbia

Our 2021 rankings named George Washington University the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia working on their bachelor’s degree. George Washington University is a large private not-for-profit school located in Washington, District of Columbia that handed out 3,447 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at GWU brought home $3,548,937 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. GWU not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
#1 in Quality in District of Columbia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Georgetown University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia list. Washington, District of Columbia is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,169 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Georgetown took home $13,573,946 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 950.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Georgetown also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
#3 in Quality in District of Columbia

A rank of #3 on our list means American University is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia working on their bachelor’s degree. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Washington, District of Columbia, and it awarded 1,952 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at The American University made $2,072,510 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. The American University also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
#4 in Quality in District of Columbia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Catholic University of America. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia list. Located in Washington, District of Columbia, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 830 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at CUA took home $233,253 in revenue.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. CUA also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#5

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
#5 in Quality in District of Columbia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Howard University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia list. Washington, District of Columbia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,353 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Howard took home $1,338,284 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 980, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in District of Columbia ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Howard is ranked #5 for overall quality in District of Columbia.

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#6

Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia
#6 in Quality in District of Columbia

Gallaudet University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in District of Columbia ranking. Washington, District of Columbia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 200 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Gallaudet took home $141,389 in revenue and paid out $140,428 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $961 in profit.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors.

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#7

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
#7 in Quality in District of Columbia

With a ranking of #7, University of the District of Columbia did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in District of Columbia ranking. University of the District of Columbia is a small public school situated in Washington, District of Columbia. It awarded 387 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at University of the District of Columbia took home $598,211 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 7 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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