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2021 Top New England Region Men's Basketball Schools

97 Colleges
$50,925 Avg Tuition & Fees*
79% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Men's Basketball in the New England Region ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 97 schools in the New England Region , we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Basketball athletes in the New England Region. 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 the New England Region for Men's Basketball athletes in the New England Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

University of Vermont tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in the New England Region. UVM is a fairly large public school situated in Burlington, Vermont. It awarded 2,682 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UVM made $2,520,742 in revenue, while incurring $2,261,158 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $259,584. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#2

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island
Top 25% in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Providence College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in the New England Region list. Providence is a private not-for-profit institution located in Providence, Rhode Island. The school has a small population, and it awarded 1,119 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Providence made $11,117,186 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 984, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#3

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut
Top 20% in Quality in the New England Region

Out of the 97 schools in the New England Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Connecticut landed the #3 spot on the list. This large public school is located in Storrs, Connecticut, and it awarded 6,052 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UCONN took home $9,325,922 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, UCONN is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#4

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
#21 in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Babson College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in the New England Region list. Babson College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The school has a small population, and it awarded 548 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Babson College brought home $241,637 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Babson College also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#5

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
#16 in Quality in the New England Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Boston University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in the New England Region list. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 4,780 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Boston U took home $2,669,686 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Boston U is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#6

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont
#11 in Quality in the New England Region

Middlebury College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Middlebury College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Middlebury, Vermont that handed out 771 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Middlebury brought home $169,104 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Middlebury also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#7

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
#25 in Quality in the New England Region

Northeastern University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 4,127 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Northeastern brought home $3,207,255 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 986.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Northeastern also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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University of New Hampshire - Main Campus landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. UNH is located in Durham, New Hampshire and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,550 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UNH took home $1,601,005 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#9

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

With a ranking of #9, University of Rhode Island did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Located in Kingston, Rhode Island, the fairly large public school handed out 3,624 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at URI took home $4,799,098 in revenue and paid out $4,745,208 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $53,890 in profit. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 984.

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#10

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
#4 in Quality in the New England Region

Yale University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region list. Yale University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in New Haven, Connecticut that handed out 1,664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Yale took home $1,416,853 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 992 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Yale is ranked #4 for overall quality in the New England Region .

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#11

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#1 in Quality in the New England Region

Harvard University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region list. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,902 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Harvard made $1,474,941 in revenue. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

With a freshman retention rate of 98%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Harvard also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#12

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
#19 in Quality in the New England Region

Boston College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #12. Boston College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It awarded 3,062 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Boston College made $7,225,974 in revenue, while incurring $6,872,835 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $353,139, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 958.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Boston College also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#13

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts
#10 in Quality in the New England Region

College of the Holy Cross landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 848 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Holy Cross made $2,282,921 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 986.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Holy Cross also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#14

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts
Top 25% in Quality in the New England Region

University of Massachusetts Amherst did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #14. University of Massachusetts Amherst is a large public school located in Amherst, Massachusetts that handed out 6,878 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UMass Amherst brought home $4,025,395 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 946.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#15

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
Top 25% in Quality in the New England Region

Fairfield University ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region list. Fairfield University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Fairfield, Connecticut that handed out 1,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Fairfield U brought home $3,280,514 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 951.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#16

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#2 in Quality in the New England Region

Massachusetts Institute of Technology landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and it awarded 1,333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at MIT brought home $134,961 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 99%. MIT also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#17

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts
#18 in Quality in the New England Region

Tufts University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Tufts University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Medford, Massachusetts that handed out 1,822 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Tufts made $180,793 in revenue.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Tufts also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#18

Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts
#3 in Quality in the New England Region

Williams College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 718 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Williams made $194,537 in revenue.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Williams did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#19

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut
#12 in Quality in the New England Region

Wesleyan University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #19. Wesleyan U is a private not-for-profit institution located in Middletown, Connecticut. The school has a small population, and it awarded 1,096 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Wesleyan U brought in $253,520 while tallying up $241,728 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $11,792 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Wesleyan U also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#20

Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts
#7 in Quality in the New England Region

Amherst College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #20. Amherst is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Amherst, Massachusetts. It awarded 705 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Amherst took home $351,756 in revenue and paid out $332,754 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $19,002 in profit.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Amherst also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#21

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut

Quinnipiac University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking, coming in at #21. Quinnipiac is located in Hamden, Connecticut and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,891 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Quinnipiac made $3,203,013 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 966.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

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#22

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire
Top 25% in Quality in the New England Region

With a ranking of #22, Saint Anselm College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. St. Anselm College is located in Manchester, New Hampshire and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 517 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at St. Anselm College made $1,017,229 in revenue, while incurring $921,176 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $96,053, which isn’t bad at all.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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#23

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
#17 in Quality in the New England Region

Worcester Polytechnic Institute ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region list. WPI is located in Worcester, Massachusetts and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,138 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

WPI brought in $320,795 while tallying up $320,265 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $530.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, WPI also is in the top 15% of our overall quality ranking.

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#24

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island
#5 in Quality in the New England Region

Brown University ranked #24 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region list. Brown is located in Providence, Rhode Island and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,097 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Brown took home $1,239,495 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 996 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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. Brown also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#25

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut
#22 in Quality in the New England Region

Trinity College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in the New England Region ranking. Hartford, Connecticut is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 596 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Trinity Bantams made $274,741 in revenue, while incurring $232,804 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $41,937 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%. Trinity Bantams 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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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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