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2021 Top Arizona Men's Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$24,763 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% 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. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Men's Basketball in Arizona ranking.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in Arizona to determine which ones were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Arizona. 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 Arizona for Men's Basketball athletes in Arizona

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Our analysis found University of Arizona to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Arizona in this year’s ranking. Located in Tucson, Arizona, the large public school awarded 8,231 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at University of Arizona made $22,437,254 in revenue, while incurring $10,383,630 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $12,053,624. The team has a great academic progress rate of 980, signifying that team members care about their grades.

University of Arizona also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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The excellent sports programs at Arizona State University - Tempe helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Arizona. This large public school is located in Tempe, Arizona, and it awarded 10,401 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

ASU - Tempe brought in $10,609,465 while tallying up $8,349,598 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $2,259,867, which isn’t bad at all. The great academic progress rate of 995 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. ASU - Tempe also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#3

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Grand Canyon University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 11,319 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Grand Canyon University made $5,331,006 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 950.

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#4

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

The excellent sports programs at Northern Arizona University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Arizona. NAU is located in Flagstaff, Arizona and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 6,248 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at NAU made $1,805,164 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 934.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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