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2021 Top Arkansas Men's Basketball Schools

13 Colleges
$19,870 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Arkansas ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 13 schools in Arkansas to determine which ones were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Arkansas. 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 Arkansas for Men's Basketball athletes in Arkansas

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Our 2021 rankings named University of Arkansas the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the large public school awarded 5,181 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

UARK brought in $21,424,702 while tallying up $10,440,326 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $10,984,376.

UARK did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas

Out of the 13 schools in Arkansas that were part of this year’s ranking, Harding University landed the #2 spot on the list. Harding is located in Searcy, Arkansas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 888 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Harding made $494,473 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Harding is ranked #3 for overall quality in Arkansas.

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Out of the 13 schools in Arkansas that were part of this year’s ranking, Arkansas State University - Main Campus landed the #3 spot on the list. A-State is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,850 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at A-State took home $1,578,156 in revenue.

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#4

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Hendrix College. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Hendrix is located in Conway, Arkansas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 338 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Hendrix took home $131,116 in revenue.

Hendrix also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#5

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ouachita Baptist University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and it awarded 399 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Ouachita Baptist made $486,054 in revenue.

Ouachita Baptist did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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#6

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas

Arkansas Tech University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. Russellville, Arkansas is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,360 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at ATU brought home $416,944 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 980, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#7

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking, coming in at #7. This medium-sized public school is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and it awarded 826 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UAFS took home $515,919 in revenue.

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#8

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas

With a ranking of #8, University of Arkansas at Monticello did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. UAM is a small public school situated in Monticello, Arkansas. It awarded 444 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UAM took home $373,342 in revenue.

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#9

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Henderson State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. Henderson State University is a public institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 534 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Henderson State University took home $404,235 in revenue.

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#10

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking, coming in at #10. University of Central Arkansas is a fairly large public school located in Conway, Arkansas that handed out 1,747 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UCA brought home $1,295,287 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 995.

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#11

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, Arkansas

University of the Ozarks came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Clarksville, Arkansas, and it awarded 166 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Ozarks brought home $135,949 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas list. Located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the small public school handed out 433 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UAPB brought home $833,958 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 966.

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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is a small public school located in Magnolia, Arkansas that handed out 495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus took home $328,340 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 13 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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