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2021 Top Kansas Men's Basketball Schools

8 Colleges
$22,244 Avg Tuition & Fees*
24% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. 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 Kansas ranking is part of that endeavor.

We analyzed 8 colleges and universities across Kansas to determine which were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Kansas. 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 Kansas for Men's Basketball athletes in Kansas

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

University of Kansas tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Kansas. KU is a public institution located in Lawrence, Kansas. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,536 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at KU made $18,974,009 in revenue, while incurring $12,547,439 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,426,570. The great academic progress rate of 984 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

KU did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

Out of the 8 schools in Kansas that were part of this year’s ranking, Kansas State University landed the #2 spot on the list. K -State is a large public school situated in Manhattan, Kansas. It awarded 4,048 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at K -State took home $10,733,840 in revenue and paid out $8,028,533 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $2,705,307 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 956.

K -State did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

A rank of #3 on our list means Wichita State University is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Kansas working on their bachelor’s degree. Wichita, Kansas is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,231 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Basketball team at WSU brought home $8,182,863 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 965.

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#4

Washburn University

Topeka, Kansas

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Washburn University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Washburn University is a medium-sized public school situated in Topeka, Kansas. It awarded 896 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Washburn University made $703,633 in revenue.

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A rank of #5 on our list means Fort Hays State University is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Kansas working on their bachelor’s degree. This fairly large public school is located in Hays, Kansas, and it awarded 2,888 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at FHSU took home $551,942 in revenue and paid out $478,626 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $73,316 for the sports team.

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#6

Emporia State University

Emporia, Kansas

Emporia State University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Kansas ranking. Located in Emporia, Kansas, the medium-sized public school awarded 822 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at ESU took home $568,563 in revenue.

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#7

Newman University

Wichita, Kansas

Newman University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Kansas ranking. Newman University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Wichita, Kansas that handed out 308 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Newman University made $620,182 in revenue.

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#8

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas

Pittsburg State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Kansas ranking, coming in at #8. Pitt State is located in Pittsburg, Kansas and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,099 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at Pitt State made $624,073 in revenue.

Pitt State did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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