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2021 Top Connecticut Men's Basketball Schools

18 Colleges
$39,292 Avg Tuition & Fees*
53% 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Men's Basketball in Connecticut ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 18 schools in Connecticut, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Basketball athletes in Connecticut. 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 Connecticut for Men's Basketball athletes in Connecticut

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

Our 2021 rankings named University of Connecticut the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Storrs, Connecticut, the large public school awarded 6,052 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at UCONN made $9,325,922 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 990 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. UCONN also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

The excellent sports programs at Yale University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut. Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,664 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Yale took home $1,416,853 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 992.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 99%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Yale is ranked #1 for overall quality in Connecticut.

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#3

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Fairfield University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut list. Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Fairfield U took home $3,280,514 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 951.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#4

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Wesleyan University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut list. Middletown, Connecticut is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,096 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Wesleyan U made $253,520 in revenue, while incurring $241,728 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $11,792 for the sports team.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Wesleyan U also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#5

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut

Out of the 18 schools in Connecticut that were part of this year’s ranking, Quinnipiac University landed the #5 spot on the list. Quinnipiac is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Hamden, Connecticut. It awarded 1,891 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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.

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

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#6

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Trinity College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #6. Trinity Bantams is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hartford, Connecticut. The school has a small population, and it awarded 596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Trinity Bantams took home $274,741 in revenue and paid out $232,804 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $41,937.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Trinity Bantams did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#7

Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

With a ranking of #7, Connecticut College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. New London, Connecticut is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 518 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Conn College made $145,437 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. Conn College not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#8

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

Sacred Heart University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut list. Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,411 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Sacred Heart took home $1,496,346 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 954.

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#9

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

University of Hartford ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut list. Located in West Hartford, Connecticut, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,123 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UHart took home $2,303,817 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 990 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#10

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

University of New Haven ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut list. University of New Haven is located in West Haven, Connecticut and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,189 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at University of New Haven took home $710,549 in revenue and paid out $703,200 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $7,349 in profit.

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#11

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut

Eastern Connecticut State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. Eastern Connecticut State University is a small public school located in Willimantic, Connecticut that handed out 1,108 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at ECSU brought home $254,757 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut

Southern Connecticut State University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. SCSU is a medium-sized public school situated in New Haven, Connecticut. It awarded 1,676 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at SCSU made $639,658 in revenue.

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#13

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut

Albertus Magnus College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in New Haven, Connecticut, and it awarded 296 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Albertus Magnus brought home $64,585 in revenue in a single year.

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#14

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut

With a ranking of #14, University of Bridgeport did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and it awarded 621 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UBridgeport took home $703,561 in revenue.

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#15

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. CCSU is a fairly large public school situated in New Britain, Connecticut. It awarded 2,083 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at CCSU brought home $1,402,297 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 945.

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#16

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut

Western Connecticut State University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut list. Danbury, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 987 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at WestConn took home $204,066 in revenue.

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#17

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut

Post University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut list. This fairly large private for-profit school is located in Waterbury, Connecticut, and it awarded 1,043 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Post University took home $455,019 in revenue and paid out $454,721 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $298 for the sports team.

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#18

Mitchell College

New London, Connecticut

Mitchell College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #18. Mitchell College is a small private not-for-profit school located in New London, Connecticut that handed out 108 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Mitchell College brought home $88,726 in revenue in a single year.

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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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