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2021 Top New Mexico Men's Basketball Schools

5 Colleges
$15,789 Avg Tuition & Fees*
11% 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. 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 New Mexico ranking.

Our analysis looked at 5 schools in New Mexico to determine which ones were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in New Mexico. 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 New Mexico for Men's Basketball athletes in New Mexico

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our analysis found New Mexico State University - Main Campus to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in New Mexico in this year’s ranking. Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the fairly large public school awarded 2,465 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at NMSU Main Campus took home $3,077,862 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 972.

NMSU Main Campus not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Albuquerque, New Mexico

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of New Mexico - Main Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball athletes in New Mexico list. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the large public school awarded 4,321 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at UNM took home $4,206,654 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 995.

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

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The excellent sports programs at Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in New Mexico. ENMU - Main Campus is a public institution located in Portales, New Mexico. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 707 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at ENMU - Main Campus took home $412,651 in revenue.

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#4

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, New Mexico

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend New Mexico Highlands University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. New Mexico Highlands University is a small public school situated in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It awarded 489 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at New Mexico Highlands University took home $433,160 in revenue.

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#5

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico

The excellent sports programs at Western New Mexico University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in New Mexico. Silver City, New Mexico is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 254 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Western New Mexico University brought home $288,009 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 5 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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