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2021 Top Washington Women's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$33,696 Avg Tuition & Fees*
48% 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. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division I Women's Basketball in Washington ranking.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in Washington to determine which ones were the best for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Washington. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in Washington for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Washington

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Gonzaga University

Spokane, Washington

Our 2021 rankings named Gonzaga University the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Washington working on their bachelor’s degree. Gonzaga University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Spokane, Washington that handed out 1,441 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Gonzaga brought home $3,939,901 in revenue in a single year. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Washington ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Gonzaga is ranked #3 for overall quality in Washington.

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Out of the 4 schools in Washington that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #2 spot on the list. Seattle, Washington is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 9,269 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at UW Seattle made $1,080,083 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 986, 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%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Washington ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UW Seattle is ranked #2 for overall quality in Washington.

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#3

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Washington State University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Wazzu is a public institution located in Pullman, Washington. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,827 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Wazzu brought home $1,116,662 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.

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#4

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Eastern Washington University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Eastern Washington University is a fairly large public school located in Cheney, Washington that handed out 2,439 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at EWU made $1,441,384 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 996 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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