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2021 Top Michigan Women's D1 Basketball Schools

6 Colleges
$28,541 Avg Tuition & Fees*
34% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division I Women's Basketball in Michigan ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 6 schools in Michigan, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Michigan. 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 Michigan for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Michigan

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Our analysis found University of Michigan - Ann Arbor to be the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Michigan in this year’s ranking. Ann Arbor, Michigan is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 7,815 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at U-M took home $466,499 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 97%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Michigan ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, U-M is ranked #1 for overall quality in Michigan.

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#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

The excellent sports programs at Michigan State University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Michigan. Michigan State University is a large public school located in East Lansing, Michigan that handed out 8,997 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Michigan State took home $668,938 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 953.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Michigan State did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

A rank of #3 on our list means Central Michigan University is a great place for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Michigan working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, the fairly large public school awarded 4,343 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Central Michigan took home $1,833,286 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 996.

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#4

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Out of the 6 schools in Michigan that were part of this year’s ranking, Western Michigan University landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the large public school handed out 3,824 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at WMU made $1,628,534 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#5

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Oakland University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Michigan list. Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, the fairly large public school awarded 3,500 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Oakland made $1,191,636 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 973.

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#6

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Eastern Michigan University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Michigan list. Eastern Michigan University is a fairly large public school located in Ypsilanti, Michigan that handed out 3,635 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Eastern Michigan took home $1,543,861 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 982, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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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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