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2021 Top New Hampshire Men's Basketball Schools

10 Colleges
$35,420 Avg Tuition & Fees*
51% 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 New Hampshire ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

University of New Hampshire - Main Campus tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in New Hampshire. Durham, New Hampshire is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,550 students in 2018-2019.

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

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in New Hampshire ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UNH is ranked #3 for overall quality in New Hampshire.

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#2

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Saint Anselm College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in New Hampshire list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, and it awarded 517 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at St. Anselm College took home $1,017,229 in revenue and paid out $921,176 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $96,053, which isn’t bad at all.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, 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 New Hampshire ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, St. Anselm College is ranked #2 for overall quality in New Hampshire.

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Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Dartmouth College. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, and it awarded 1,249 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Dartmouth took home $1,131,199 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Dartmouth also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#4

Keene State College

Keene, New Hampshire

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Keene State College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in New Hampshire list. Keene State College is a small public school located in Keene, New Hampshire that handed out 912 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Keene State brought home $220,432 in revenue in a single year.

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

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#5

Colby - Sawyer College

New London, New Hampshire

The excellent sports programs at Colby - Sawyer College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in New Hampshire. Colby - Sawyer is located in New London, New Hampshire and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 199 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at Colby - Sawyer brought home $119,505 in revenue in a single year.

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.

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Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in New Hampshire ranking. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 10,893 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at SNHU made $751,622 in revenue.

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#7

Franklin Pierce University

Rindge, New Hampshire

Franklin Pierce University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in New Hampshire ranking. Rindge, New Hampshire is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 345 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Franklin Pierce brought home $648,667 in revenue in a single year.

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Plymouth State University

Plymouth, New Hampshire

Plymouth State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in New Hampshire ranking, coming in at #8. Located in Plymouth, New Hampshire, the small public school handed out 941 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Plymouth State brought home $78,454 in revenue in a single year.

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New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire

With a ranking of #9, New England College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in New Hampshire ranking. New England College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Henniker, New Hampshire that handed out 356 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at NEC took home $207,673 in revenue.

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Rivier University

Nashua, New Hampshire

Rivier University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in New Hampshire ranking, coming in at #10. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Nashua, New Hampshire, and it awarded 295 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Rivier brought home $66,422 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 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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