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2021 Top Nebraska Men's Basketball Schools

6 Colleges
$22,883 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Men's Basketball in Nebraska ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 6 schools in Nebraska to determine which ones were the best for Men's Basketball athletes in Nebraska. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in Nebraska for Men's Basketball athletes in Nebraska

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

Our 2021 rankings named Creighton University the best school for Men’s Basketball athletes in Nebraska working on their bachelor’s degree. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Omaha, Nebraska, and it awarded 1,243 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Creighton took home $8,590,055 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 966.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Creighton not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

Out of the 6 schools in Nebraska that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Nebraska - Lincoln landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the large public school awarded 4,859 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

UNL brought in $15,042,854 while tallying up $9,180,631 in expenses for its Men’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $5,862,223 in profit. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 964.

UNL also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#3

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska

A rank of #3 on our list means Nebraska Wesleyan University is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Nebraska working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 480 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at NWU took home $164,353 in revenue.

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

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The excellent sports programs at University of Nebraska at Kearney helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Basketball athletes in Nebraska. UNK is a medium-sized public school situated in Kearney, Nebraska. It awarded 850 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at UNK made $514,456 in revenue.

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#5

Wayne State College

Wayne, Nebraska

A rank of #5 on our list means Wayne State College is a great place for Men’s Basketball athletes in Nebraska working on their bachelor’s degree. Wayne State College is a small public school located in Wayne, Nebraska that handed out 592 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Basketball team at WSC made $453,887 in revenue.

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#6

Chadron State College

Chadron, Nebraska

Chadron State College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Basketball in Nebraska ranking. Chadron State College is located in Chadron, Nebraska and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 415 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Basketball team at Chadron State College took home $417,647 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 6 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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