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2021 Top West Virginia Men's Basketball Schools

17 Colleges
$21,599 Avg Tuition & Fees*
24% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Men's Basketball in West Virginia ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 17 schools in West Virginia, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Basketball athletes in West Virginia. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in West Virginia for Men's Basketball athletes in West Virginia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

Our analysis found West Virginia University to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia in this year’s ranking. WVU is a public institution located in Morgantown, West Virginia. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,561 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at WVU brought home $8,484,584 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 995 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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

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#2

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Marshall University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia list. Located in Huntington, West Virginia, the fairly large public school awarded 1,741 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Marshall University took home $3,161,233 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 956.

Marshall University also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, West Virginia

The excellent sports programs at Wheeling Jesuit University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia. Wheeling, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 164 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Wheeling Jesuit took home $376,821 in revenue and paid out $363,266 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $13,555, which isn’t bad at all.

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

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#4

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia

Out of the 17 schools in West Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, West Liberty University landed the #4 spot on the list. West Liberty University is located in West Liberty, West Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 423 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at West Liberty University took home $375,397 in revenue.

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#5

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia

The excellent sports programs at Fairmont State University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia. Fairmont State is a public institution located in Fairmont, West Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 683 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Fairmont State brought home $747,649 in revenue in a single year.

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#6

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherd University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Shepherdstown, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 652 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Shepherd University made $373,181 in revenue, while incurring $369,461 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $3,720 in profit.

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#7

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia

University of Charleston came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. UC is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Charleston, West Virginia. It awarded 422 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at UC made $565,523 in revenue, while incurring $545,530 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $19,993, which isn’t bad at all.

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#8

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia

West Virginia Wesleyan College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. West Virginia Wesleyan is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Buckhannon, West Virginia. It awarded 258 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at West Virginia Wesleyan took home $500,431 in revenue.

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#9

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, West Virginia

Alderson Broaddus University landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Alderson Broaddus University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Philippi, West Virginia. It awarded 190 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Alderson Broaddus University took home $407,537 in revenue.

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#10

Bethany College West Virginia

Bethany, West Virginia

With a ranking of #10, Bethany College West Virginia did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Bethany College West Virginia is a small private not-for-profit school located in Bethany, West Virginia that handed out 128 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Bethany College West Virginia took home $114,541 in revenue.

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#11

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia

Davis & Elkins College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #11. D&E is located in Elkins, West Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 141 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Basketball team at D&E made $325,144 in revenue, while incurring $324,700 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $444.

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#12

Concord University

Athens, West Virginia

With a ranking of #12, Concord University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Concord University is a small public school located in Athens, West Virginia that handed out 386 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Concord University made $363,899 in revenue.

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#13

Glenville State College

Glenville, West Virginia

Glenville State College ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia list. Glenville State College is a small public school situated in Glenville, West Virginia. It awarded 184 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Glenville State College took home $587,256 in revenue and paid out $586,770 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $486, which isn’t bad at all.

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#14

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia

Bluefield State College ranked #14 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia list. Bluefield State College is a public institution located in Bluefield, West Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 183 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Bluefield State College made $210,669 in revenue, while incurring $197,779 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $12,890 in profit.

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#15

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia

With a ranking of #15, West Virginia State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Located in Institute, West Virginia, the small public school awarded 360 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at WVSU made $408,551 in revenue.

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#16

Ohio Valley University

Vienna, West Virginia

Ohio Valley University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia list. Ohio Valley University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Vienna, West Virginia that handed out 69 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Ohio Valley made $350,890 in revenue.

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#17

Salem International University

Salem, West Virginia

With a ranking of #17, Salem International University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Salem, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 124 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Salem International University took home $499,194 in revenue and paid out $475,538 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $23,656 for the sports team.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 17 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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