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2021 Top Maine Men's Basketball Schools

10 Colleges
$37,364 Avg Tuition & Fees*
53% 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 Maine ranking.

After analyzing 10 schools in Maine, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Basketball athletes in Maine. 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 Maine for Men's Basketball athletes in Maine

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

Our analysis found Bates College to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Maine in this year’s ranking. Bates is located in Lewiston, Maine and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 565 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at Bates made $237,547 in revenue, while incurring $227,540 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $10,007, which isn’t bad at all.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Bates also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Bowdoin College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Maine list. Located in Brunswick, Maine, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Bowdoin brought in $203,216 while tallying up $200,129 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $3,087, which isn’t bad at all.

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. Bowdoin also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#3

Colby College

Waterville, Maine

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Colby College. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Waterville, Maine is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 608 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Colby made $255,738 in revenue.

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 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maine ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Colby is ranked #2 for overall quality in Maine.

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#4

University of Maine

Orono, Maine

A rank of #4 on our list means University of Maine is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Maine working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Maine is a fairly large public school located in Orono, Maine that handed out 1,739 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UMaine took home $1,432,766 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 956.

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#5

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Maine Maritime Academy. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Castine, Maine, the small public school handed out 207 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Maine Maritime brought home $105,536 in revenue in a single year.

Maine Maritime also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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With a ranking of #6, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maine ranking. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is a small private not-for-profit school located in Standish, Maine that handed out 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Saint Joseph’s Maine brought in $102,731 while tallying up $101,113 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,618.

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#7

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine

University of New England came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maine ranking. Located in Biddeford, Maine, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 533 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UNE took home $185,021 in revenue and paid out $173,022 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $11,999, which isn’t bad at all.

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With a ranking of #8, University of Maine at Farmington did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maine ranking. University of Maine at Farmington is a small public school located in Farmington, Maine that handed out 372 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UMaine Farmington took home $100,662 in revenue.

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#9

University of Southern Maine

Portland, Maine

University of Southern Maine landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maine ranking. Located in Portland, Maine, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,123 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at University of Southern Maine made $143,659 in revenue.

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#10

Thomas College

Waterville, Maine

With a ranking of #10, Thomas College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Maine ranking. Located in Waterville, Maine, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 202 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Thomas College brought in $81,617 while tallying up $80,233 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,384.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 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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