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2021 Top Rhode Island Men's Basketball Schools

8 Colleges
$40,080 Avg Tuition & Fees*
59% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Men's Basketball in Rhode Island ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 8 colleges and universities across Rhode Island to determine which were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island for Men's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence College tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. Providence is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Providence, Rhode Island. It awarded 1,119 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Providence brought home $11,117,186 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 984 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 92%. Providence also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

A rank of #2 on our list means University of Rhode Island is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island working on their bachelor’s degree. URI is a fairly large public school situated in Kingston, Rhode Island. It awarded 3,624 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at URI made $4,799,098 in revenue, while incurring $4,745,208 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $53,890 in profit. The team has a great academic progress rate of 984, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Out of the 8 schools in Rhode Island that were part of this year’s ranking, Brown University landed the #3 spot on the 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.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Brown made $1,239,495 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 996, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Brown also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#4

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island

The excellent sports programs at Bryant University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, and it awarded 931 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Bryant made $1,883,381 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 960.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Bryant did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#5

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Roger Williams University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island list. Bristol, Rhode Island is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 935 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at RWU made $155,074 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Rhode Island ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, RWU is ranked #5 for overall quality in Rhode Island.

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#6

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island

Salve Regina University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Rhode Island ranking. Located in Newport, Rhode Island, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 558 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Salve Regina made $90,488 in revenue.

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#7

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

Johnson & Wales University - Providence ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Rhode Island list. JWU Providence is a private not-for-profit institution located in Providence, Rhode Island. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,570 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at JWU Providence brought home $155,508 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island College ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Rhode Island list. RIC is located in Providence, Rhode Island and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,402 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

RIC brought in $141,112 while tallying up $140,517 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $595, which isn’t bad at all.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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