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2021 Top Louisiana Men's Basketball Schools

12 Colleges
$22,845 Avg Tuition & Fees*
27% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Louisiana ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 12 colleges and universities across Louisiana to determine which were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Louisiana. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in Louisiana for Men's Basketball athletes in Louisiana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Our analysis found Tulane University of Louisiana to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Louisiana in this year’s ranking. Tulane University of Louisiana is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in New Orleans, Louisiana that handed out 2,417 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Tulane made $4,984,520 in revenue.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Tulane also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in Louisiana list. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is a large public school located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that handed out 5,129 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Louisiana State University made $9,965,537 in revenue, while incurring $9,512,515 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $453,022 in profit.

Louisiana State University also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#3

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

The excellent sports programs at Louisiana Tech University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Louisiana. Located in Ruston, Louisiana, the fairly large public school handed out 1,495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Louisiana Tech brought in $2,566,614 while tallying up $2,556,193 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $10,421, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 967.

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#4

Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

Out of the 12 schools in Louisiana that were part of this year’s ranking, Centenary College of Louisiana landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Shreveport, Louisiana, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 133 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Centenary Louisiana took home $131,014 in revenue.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Centenary Louisiana is ranked #4 for overall quality in Louisiana.

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#5

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

The excellent sports programs at Southeastern Louisiana University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Louisiana. This fairly large public school is located in Hammond, Louisiana, and it awarded 1,763 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Southeastern took home $1,172,241 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 980, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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With a ranking of #6, University of Louisiana at Monroe did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. ULM is located in Monroe, Louisiana and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,235 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at ULM brought home $1,469,020 in revenue in a single year. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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Northwestern State University of Louisiana did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking, coming in at #7. Natchitoches, Louisiana is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,229 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at NSU took home $1,132,840 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 967.

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#8

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

University of New Orleans landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. UNO is a medium-sized public school situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. It awarded 1,087 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UNO brought home $1,052,459 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 960.

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#9

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Nicholls State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. Thibodaux, Louisiana is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 979 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Nicholls State University made $821,452 in revenue, while incurring $798,687 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $22,765, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 937.

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#10

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana

Grambling State University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Louisiana list. Grambling, Louisiana is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 569 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at GSU took home $913,266 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 931.

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#11

Louisiana College

Pineville, Louisiana

Louisiana College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. Louisiana College is located in Pineville, Louisiana and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 127 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Louisiana College made $200,899 in revenue.

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#12

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Southern University and A & M College landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the medium-sized public school awarded 730 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Southern University and A & M College made $596,992 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 12 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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