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2021 Top Mississippi Men's Basketball Schools

9 Colleges
$17,091 Avg Tuition & Fees*
29% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Men's Basketball in Mississippi ranking is part of that endeavor.

We analyzed 9 colleges and universities across Mississippi to determine which were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Mississippi. 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 Mississippi for Men's Basketball athletes in Mississippi

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi

Our analysis found University of Mississippi to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi in this year’s ranking. Located in University, Mississippi, the large public school handed out 4,610 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Ole Miss took home $11,224,450 in revenue and paid out $9,432,295 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $1,792,155 in profit. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 979.

Ole Miss not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi

The excellent sports programs at Mississippi State University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi. Located in Mississippi State, Mississippi, the large public school awarded 3,923 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Mississippi State took home $8,030,614 in revenue and paid out $7,443,131 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $587,483 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

Mississippi State also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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#3

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

A rank of #3 on our list means University of Southern Mississippi is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,470 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Southern Miss took home $2,169,053 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 936.

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#4

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi

The excellent sports programs at Delta State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi. Delta State University is a small public school located in Cleveland, Mississippi that handed out 596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Delta State University took home $294,784 in revenue.

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#5

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

A rank of #5 on our list means Jackson State University is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. This medium-sized public school is located in Jackson, Mississippi, and it awarded 1,155 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Jackson State made $676,673 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 944.

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#6

Millsaps College

Jackson, Mississippi

With a ranking of #6, Millsaps College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Mississippi ranking. Millsaps is a private not-for-profit institution located in Jackson, Mississippi. The school has a small population, and it awarded 181 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Millsaps brought home $148,379 in revenue in a single year.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Millsaps also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#7

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi

Mississippi College landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Mississippi ranking. MC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Clinton, Mississippi. The school has a small population, and it awarded 750 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at MC took home $616,888 in revenue and paid out $566,771 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $50,117, which isn’t bad at all.

MC also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#8

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, Mississippi

Mississippi Valley State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Mississippi list. Itta Bena, Mississippi is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 287 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Mississippi Valley State University took home $733,665 in revenue and paid out $576,526 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $157,139. The academic progress rate of the team is 933.

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#9

Rust College

Holly Springs, Mississippi

Rust College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Mississippi ranking, coming in at #9. Holly Springs, Mississippi is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 85 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Rust College made $193,588 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 9 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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