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2021 Top Men's Volleyball Schools

92 Colleges
$42,007 Avg Tuition & Fees*
58% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Men's Volleyball BadgeStudent athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Volleyball ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 92 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for Men's Volleyball athletes. 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 the U.S. for Men's Volleyball athletes

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Top 15% in Quality in the United States

Our 2021 rankings named Ohio State University - Main Campus the best school for Men’s Volleyball athletes working on their bachelor’s degree. Ohio State is a public institution located in Columbus, Ohio. The school has a large population, and it awarded 11,596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at Ohio State made $124,078 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Ohio State excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

The excellent sports programs at University of Southern California helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Volleyball athletes. University of Southern California is a large private not-for-profit school located in Los Angeles, California that handed out 5,337 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at USC took home $925,971 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. USC also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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Top 10% in Quality in the United States

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Brigham Young University - Provo. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Provo, Utah, and it awarded 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at BYU took home $1,338,961 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 978, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, BYU also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of California - Los Angeles. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball athletes list. This large public school is located in Los Angeles, California, and it awarded 9,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Volleyball team at UCLA brought home $505,075 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 986 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 97%. UCLA also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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University of California - Irvine

Irvine, California
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of California - Irvine. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball athletes list. Located in Irvine, California, the large public school awarded 8,394 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at UC Irvine made $767,854 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 979, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, UC Irvine also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#6

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Pepperdine University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball list. Pepperdine is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Malibu, California. It awarded 943 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Volleyball team at Pepperdine brought home $1,114,694 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 979.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Pepperdine is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. Penn State University Park is a public institution located in University Park, Pennsylvania. The school has a large population, and it awarded 10,893 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at Penn State University Park took home $353,470 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 984 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Penn State University Park also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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Stanford University

Stanford, California
#6 in Quality in the United States

Stanford University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Stanford, California, and it awarded 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Volleyball team at Stanford brought home $83,659 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 991.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Stanford excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 1% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

With a ranking of #9, University of Hawaii at Manoa did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. UH Manoa is located in Honolulu, Hawaii and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,245 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at UH Manoa took home $1,106,731 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 995.

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#10

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California

California State University - Long Beach came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. Located in Long Beach, California, the large public school handed out 8,950 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at CSULB made $1,246,432 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#11

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Top 15% in Quality in the United States

Loyola University Chicago ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball list. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Chicago, Illinois, and it awarded 2,792 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at Loyola Chicago made $741,923 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 985.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Loyola Chicago also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#12

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

With a ranking of #12, Ball State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. Located in Muncie, Indiana, the large public school awarded 3,621 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at Ball State made $502,919 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 996 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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University of California - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #13, University of California - Santa Barbara did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. Located in Santa Barbara, California, the large public school handed out 6,327 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Volleyball team at UCSB brought home $732,549 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, UCSB is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
Top 10% in Quality in the United States

Stevens Institute of Technology did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking, coming in at #14. Located in Hoboken, New Jersey, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 766 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Volleyball team at Stevens brought home $160,954 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Stevens also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#15

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York
Top 5% in Quality in the United States

Vassar College landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. Vassar College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Poughkeepsie, New York that handed out 761 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Vassar brought in $126,018 while tallying up $120,217 in expenses for its Men’s Volleyball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $5,801 in profit.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Vassar also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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#16

Springfield College

Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. Springfield College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The school has a small population, and it awarded 512 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at Springfield College made $190,826 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

George Mason University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. George Mason University is a large public school located in Fairfax, Virginia that handed out 5,866 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Volleyball team at GMU made $427,466 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 989.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, GMU also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#18

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
#1 in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #18, Princeton University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. Princeton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Princeton, New Jersey. It awarded 1,297 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at Princeton took home $302,239 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Princeton not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#19

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
#5 in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #19, Massachusetts Institute of Technology did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and it awarded 1,333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at MIT took home $74,602 in revenue.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. MIT did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

With a ranking of #20, New Jersey Institute of Technology did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. Newark, New Jersey is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,646 students in 2018-2019.

The team at NJIT took home $360,504 in revenue and paid out $360,068 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $436 for the sports team. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 992.

In addition to its great ranking here, NJIT is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#21

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking, coming in at #21. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 2,902 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Harvard brought in $237,041 while tallying up $237,040 in expenses for its Men’s Volleyball team. Thus, the team actually made $1, which isn’t bad at all. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Harvard did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

Sacred Heart University ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball list. Sacred Heart University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Fairfield, Connecticut that handed out 1,411 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Volleyball team at Sacred Heart brought home $168,335 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#23

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

Milwaukee School of Engineering ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball list. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 549 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at MSOE took home $42,453 in revenue and paid out $41,453 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,000 for the sports team.

In addition to its great ranking here, MSOE is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#24

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Carthage College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking, coming in at #24. Carthage is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It awarded 734 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Volleyball team at Carthage took home $129,576 in revenue.

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University of California - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Top 20% in Quality in the United States

University of California - Santa Cruz landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Volleyball ranking. UC Santa Cruz is a public institution located in Santa Cruz, California. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 4,713 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Volleyball team at UC Santa Cruz brought home $236,325 in revenue in a single year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. UC Santa Cruz also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 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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