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2021 Top Montana Men's Basketball Schools

3 Colleges
$23,777 Avg Tuition & Fees*
19% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. 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 Montana ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 3 colleges and universities across Montana to determine which were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Montana. 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 Montana for Men's Basketball athletes in Montana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

Montana State University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Montana. This fairly large public school is located in Bozeman, Montana, and it awarded 2,551 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at MSU Bozeman took home $1,833,808 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 942.

MSU Bozeman also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#2

The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend The University of Montana. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Montana list. Missoula, Montana is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,614 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UM took home $1,974,451 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

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A rank of #3 on our list means Montana State University - Billings is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Montana working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Billings, Montana, the small public school handed out 439 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Montana State University - Billings brought in $648,209 while tallying up $642,067 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $6,142 for the sports team.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 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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