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2021 Top Maryland Men's Basketball Schools

18 Colleges
$33,361 Avg Tuition & Fees*
47% 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. 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 Men's Basketball in Maryland ranking is part of that endeavor.

We analyzed 18 colleges and universities across Maryland to determine which were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Maryland. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in Maryland for Men's Basketball athletes in Maryland

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland

University of Maryland - College Park tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland. This large public school is located in College Park, Maryland, and it awarded 8,390 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UMCP made $14,059,425 in revenue, while incurring $9,163,793 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $4,895,632 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 959.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UMCP is ranked #2 for overall quality in Maryland.

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#2

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Loyola University Maryland. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 925 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Loyola Maryland took home $2,002,011 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

Loyola Maryland also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#3

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Towson University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland list. Towson is a public institution located in Towson, Maryland. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,786 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Towson made $2,259,918 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 960.

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#4

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

A rank of #4 on our list means Johns Hopkins University is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. Johns Hopkins is located in Baltimore, Maryland and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,747 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at Johns Hopkins brought home $309,419 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. Johns Hopkins also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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Out of the 18 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Maryland - Baltimore County landed the #5 spot on the list. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the fairly large public school handed out 2,722 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UMBC brought in $2,461,304 while tallying up $2,222,771 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $238,533. The team has a great academic progress rate of 980, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#6

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

Salisbury University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Salisbury is a public institution located in Salisbury, Maryland. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,867 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Salisbury brought in $129,115 while tallying up $119,647 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $9,468. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 974.

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#7

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mount St Mary’s University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, coming in at #7. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and it awarded 485 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Mount St Mary’s University took home $1,815,414 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 949.

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#8

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, Maryland

With a ranking of #8, St Mary’s College of Maryland did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, the small public school awarded 480 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at SMCM brought home $233,423 in revenue in a single year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#9

Hood College

Frederick, Maryland

Hood College came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Frederick, Maryland is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 282 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Hood brought home $110,478 in revenue in a single year.

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#10

Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland

Washington College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Chestertown, Maryland, and it awarded 402 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Washington College brought home $172,296 in revenue in a single year.

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

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#11

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland

McDaniel College landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Westminster, Maryland, and it awarded 404 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at McDaniel brought home $161,763 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

Goucher College

Baltimore, Maryland

Goucher College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Goucher took home $142,279 in revenue.

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#13

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, Maryland

University of Maryland Eastern Shore did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, coming in at #13. Located in Princess Anne, Maryland, the small public school handed out 508 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UMES took home $1,438,650 in revenue and paid out $1,000,683 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $437,967 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 931.

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#14

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Morgan State University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Baltimore, Maryland is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,091 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Morgan State made $1,517,680 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 969.

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#15

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

Bowie State University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Bowie, Maryland, and it awarded 826 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Bowie State University took home $521,288 in revenue and paid out $521,283 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5 for the sports team.

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#16

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

With a ranking of #16, Frostburg State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Frostburg, Maryland, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,122 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Frostburg State made $176,065 in revenue.

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#17

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland

Stevenson University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Stevenson, Maryland, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 804 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Stevenson took home $180,567 in revenue.

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#18

Coppin State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Coppin State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, coming in at #18. Coppin is located in Baltimore, Maryland and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 382 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at Coppin brought home $785,999 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 906.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 18 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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