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2021 Top Georgia Men's Basketball Schools

25 Colleges
$25,295 Avg Tuition & Fees*
31% 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 Georgia ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 25 schools in Georgia to determine which ones were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Georgia. 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 Georgia for Men's Basketball athletes in Georgia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our analysis found Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia in this year’s ranking. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the large public school awarded 3,717 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Georgia Tech brought home $6,910,271 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Georgia Tech not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

The excellent sports programs at University of Georgia helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia. This large public school is located in Athens, Georgia, and it awarded 8,022 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UGA took home $10,693,803 in revenue and paid out $7,756,002 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $2,937,801. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UGA did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

The excellent sports programs at Emory University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,598 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Emory brought in $412,671 while tallying up $320,925 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $91,746.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Emory not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

Out of the 25 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, Mercer University landed the #4 spot on the list. Mercer University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Macon, Georgia that handed out 1,205 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Mercer made $2,062,738 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Mercer also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Georgia State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Georgia list. This large public school is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and it awarded 5,196 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Georgia State made $2,917,278 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 946.

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#6

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Covenant College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #6. Covenant College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia that handed out 222 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Covenant took home $151,413 in revenue and paid out $146,602 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $4,811, which isn’t bad at all.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. On top of its placing in this ranking, Covenant also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#7

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia

Georgia College & State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #7. Located in Milledgeville, Georgia, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,304 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Georgia College brought home $334,299 in revenue in a single year.

In addition to its great ranking here, Georgia College is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

With a ranking of #8, Georgia Southern University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Located in Statesboro, Georgia, the large public school awarded 4,502 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at GaSou brought home $1,505,129 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 981, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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Berry College

Mount Berry, Georgia

Berry College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia list. Berry is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Mount Berry, Georgia. It awarded 539 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Berry made $210,712 in revenue, while incurring $201,829 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $8,883, which isn’t bad at all.

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

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Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta State University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Valdosta State University is a fairly large public school located in Valdosta, Georgia that handed out 1,503 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at VSU brought home $586,522 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Young Harris College

Young Harris, Georgia

Young Harris College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #11. Located in Young Harris, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 198 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at YHC brought home $614,282 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

LaGrange College

Lagrange, Georgia

With a ranking of #12, LaGrange College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Lagrange, Georgia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 172 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at LaGrange brought home $219,487 in revenue in a single year.

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Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia

Clark Atlanta University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #13. CAU is located in Atlanta, Georgia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 483 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at CAU took home $759,628 in revenue and paid out $748,404 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $11,224 for the sports team.

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Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia

Columbus State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #14. CSU is a public institution located in Columbus, Georgia. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,050 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at CSU took home $396,554 in revenue.

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Piedmont College

Demorest, Georgia

With a ranking of #15, Piedmont College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Piedmont College is located in Demorest, Georgia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 272 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at Piedmont College made $195,898 in revenue, while incurring $178,582 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $17,316 in profit.

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Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, Georgia

With a ranking of #16, Oglethorpe University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 230 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Oglethorpe made $208,905 in revenue.

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Shorter University

Rome, Georgia

Shorter University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #17. Located in Rome, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 293 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Shorter made $369,452 in revenue.

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Savannah State University

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #18. Savannah, Georgia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 579 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Savannah State University made $629,174 in revenue, while incurring $581,988 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $47,186, which isn’t bad at all.

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Clayton State University

Morrow, Georgia

Clayton State University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Morrow, Georgia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 938 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Clayton State University made $463,259 in revenue, while incurring $458,481 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $4,778.

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Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, Georgia

Fort Valley State University landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Fort Valley, Georgia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 331 students in 2018-2019.

Fort Valley State University brought in $228,438 while tallying up $215,024 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $13,414 for the sports team.

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University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

University of West Georgia landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. University of West Georgia is a fairly large public school located in Carrollton, Georgia that handed out 1,896 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at University of West Georgia brought home $536,235 in revenue in a single year.

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Georgia Southwestern State University landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Located in Americus, Georgia, the small public school handed out 431 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at GSW made $273,271 in revenue.

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#23

Emmanuel College Georgia

Franklin Springs, Georgia

Emmanuel College Georgia did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking, coming in at #23. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Franklin Springs, Georgia, and it awarded 130 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Emmanuel College Georgia made $524,052 in revenue.

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Albany State University

Albany, Georgia

Albany State University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Albany, Georgia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 449 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Albany State took home $88,125 in revenue.

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#25

Paine College

Augusta, Georgia

Paine College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Georgia ranking. Paine College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Augusta, Georgia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 29 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Paine College brought home $220,468 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 25 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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