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2021 Top Oklahoma Men's Basketball Schools

14 Colleges
$20,001 Avg Tuition & Fees*
22% 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 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 Oklahoma ranking is part of that endeavor.

We analyzed 14 colleges and universities across Oklahoma to determine which were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma for Men's Basketball athletes in Oklahoma

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our analysis found Oklahoma State University - Main Campus to be the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Oklahoma in this year’s ranking. Stillwater, Oklahoma is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,899 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at OSU made $12,659,706 in revenue, while incurring $6,700,510 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $5,959,196, which isn’t bad at all.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, OSU is ranked #4 for overall quality in Oklahoma.

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#2

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Out of the 14 schools in Oklahoma that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Tulsa landed the #2 spot on the list. University of Tulsa is a small private not-for-profit school located in Tulsa, Oklahoma that handed out 820 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at University of Tulsa brought home $6,196,308 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 971.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. University of Tulsa did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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A rank of #3 on our list means University of Oklahoma Norman Campus is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Oklahoma working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Norman, Oklahoma, the large public school handed out 4,805 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at University of Oklahoma took home $12,355,263 in revenue and paid out $10,072,404 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $2,282,859, which isn’t bad at all.

With a freshman retention rate of 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. University of Oklahoma also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#4

Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Out of the 14 schools in Oklahoma that were part of this year’s ranking, Oral Roberts University landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at ORU made $2,300,880 in revenue, while incurring $2,085,974 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $214,906, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 964.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, ORU is ranked #5 for overall quality in Oklahoma.

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#5

East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma

Out of the 14 schools in Oklahoma that were part of this year’s ranking, East Central University landed the #5 spot on the list. This small public school is located in Ada, Oklahoma, and it awarded 613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at ECU took home $371,852 in revenue and paid out $356,405 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $15,447 in profit.

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#6

Oklahoma Christian University

Edmond, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Christian University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 337 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at OC took home $703,287 in revenue and paid out $617,135 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $86,152 in profit.

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#7

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. UCO is located in Edmond, Oklahoma and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,534 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

UCO brought in $482,762 while tallying up $460,360 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $22,402 for the sports team. The academic progress rate of the team is 954.

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#8

Rogers State University

Claremore, Oklahoma

Rogers State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma list. Located in Claremore, Oklahoma, the small public school awarded 370 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at RSU made $687,401 in revenue.

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#9

Cameron University

Lawton, Oklahoma

Cameron University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking, coming in at #9. Cameron University is a public institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma. The school has a small population, and it awarded 448 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Cameron University took home $320,300 in revenue.

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. This small public school is located in Alva, Oklahoma, and it awarded 352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

NWOSU brought in $349,123 while tallying up $331,800 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $17,323.

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. Southeastern Oklahoma State University is a medium-sized public school situated in Durant, Oklahoma. It awarded 583 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at Southeastern Oklahoma State University brought home $417,379 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Southwestern Oklahoma State University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma list. Located in Weatherford, Oklahoma, the small public school awarded 821 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at SWOSU took home $372,752 in revenue.

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#13

Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

With a ranking of #13, Northeastern State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. Tahlequah, Oklahoma is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,412 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at NSU took home $559,018 in revenue.

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Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Goodwell, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Panhandle State University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Oklahoma ranking. Goodwell, Oklahoma is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 269 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at OPSU took home $301,939 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 14 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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