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2021 Top South Carolina Men's Basketball Schools

23 Colleges
$28,881 Avg Tuition & Fees*
38% 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 South Carolina ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 23 schools in South Carolina to determine which ones were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in South Carolina. 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 South Carolina for Men's Basketball athletes in South Carolina

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#1

University of South Carolina - Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina

Our 2021 rankings named University of South Carolina - Columbia the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. UofSC is a public institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,966 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UofSC made $11,093,661 in revenue, while incurring $8,561,964 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,531,697 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 966.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UofSC also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#2

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

The excellent sports programs at Clemson University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina. Clemson is a large public school situated in Clemson, South Carolina. It awarded 4,676 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Clemson brought in $9,224,524 while tallying up $8,229,736 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $994,788, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 975.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Clemson also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Furman University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina list. Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 732 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at Furman made $2,576,740 in revenue, while incurring $2,293,070 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $283,670 for the sports team.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%. Furman also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#4

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

A rank of #4 on our list means College of Charleston is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. C of C is located in Charleston, South Carolina and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,399 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at C of C made $3,289,426 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

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#5

Wofford College

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Out of the 23 schools in South Carolina that were part of this year’s ranking, Wofford College landed the #5 spot on the list. Spartanburg, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 476 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Wofford brought home $1,965,358 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Wofford is ranked #3 for overall quality in South Carolina.

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#6

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina

With a ranking of #6, Winthrop University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Winthrop is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,004 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at Winthrop made $2,101,706 in revenue, while incurring $1,780,882 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $320,824 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 971.

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#7

Presbyterian College

Clinton, South Carolina

Presbyterian College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. Located in Clinton, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 228 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at PC brought home $1,330,762 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 950.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, PC also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#8

Coastal Carolina University

Conway, South Carolina

Coastal Carolina University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. Coastal Carolina University is a fairly large public school located in Conway, South Carolina that handed out 1,920 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Coastal Carolina University made $2,243,214 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 974.

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#9

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Southern University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. CSU is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Charleston, South Carolina. It awarded 661 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at CSU brought home $1,243,917 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 972.

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#10

Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina

Limestone College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking, coming in at #10. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Gaffney, South Carolina, and it awarded 500 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Limestone College made $490,713 in revenue.

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#11

University of South Carolina - Upstate

Spartanburg, South Carolina

With a ranking of #11, University of South Carolina - Upstate did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,275 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at USC Upstate brought home $1,167,592 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 974.

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#12

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina

University of South Carolina - Aiken came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Aiken, South Carolina, the small public school awarded 540 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UofSC Aiken made $515,976 in revenue, while incurring $515,622 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $354 in profit.

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#13

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina

Anderson University South Carolina ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. Anderson University South Carolina is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Anderson, South Carolina. It awarded 648 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Anderson University South Carolina brought in $525,887 while tallying up $509,257 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $16,630, which isn’t bad at all.

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#14

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Claflin University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking, coming in at #14. Claflin is a private not-for-profit institution located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 350 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Claflin brought home $493,194 in revenue in a single year.

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#15

Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina

Newberry College ranked #15 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Newberry, South Carolina, and it awarded 248 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Newberry College took home $458,320 in revenue.

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#16

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina

North Greenville University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking, coming in at #16. North Greenville is a private not-for-profit institution located in Tigerville, South Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 486 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

North Greenville brought in $548,892 while tallying up $400,132 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $148,760.

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#17

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

South Carolina State University landed the #17 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. This small public school is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and it awarded 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at South Carolina State University made $785,619 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 966.

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#18

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina

Francis Marion University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Francis Marion University is located in Florence, South Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 549 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Francis Marion University made $460,916 in revenue.

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#19

Benedict College

Columbia, South Carolina

Benedict College landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Columbia, South Carolina, and it awarded 287 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Benedict College brought in $468,207 while tallying up $463,065 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,142 for the sports team.

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#20

Erskine College

Due West, South Carolina

Erskine College ranked #20 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. Due West, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 101 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Erskine took home $418,918 in revenue.

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#21

Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina

With a ranking of #21, Lander University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. This small public school is located in Greenwood, South Carolina, and it awarded 514 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Lander University brought in $877,945 while tallying up $680,399 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $197,546 for the sports team. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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#22

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina

With a ranking of #22, Southern Wesleyan University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. SWU is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Central, South Carolina. It awarded 298 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at SWU brought home $321,446 in revenue in a single year.

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#23

Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

Coker College ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in South Carolina list. Located in Hartsville, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 200 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Coker made $493,974 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 23 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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