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2021 Top Ohio Women's D1 Basketball Schools

13 Colleges
$24,527 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. 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 Ohio ranking.

After analyzing 13 schools in Ohio, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Ohio. 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 Ohio for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Ohio

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Ohio State University - Main Campus tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Ohio. Ohio State is located in Columbus, Ohio and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 11,596 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Ohio State made $794,802 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 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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University of Dayton

Dayton, Ohio

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Dayton. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Ohio list. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,167 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at UDayton brought home $1,428,038 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 996.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UDayton not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Ohio University - Athens Campus. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. OHIO Athens is located in Athens, Ohio and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,349 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at OHIO Athens brought home $1,702,432 in revenue in a single year.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Cincinnati, Ohio is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,175 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at UC made $2,790,939 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Toledo. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Ohio list. University of Toledo is a public institution located in Toledo, Ohio. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,077 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at University of Toledo brought home $2,299,814 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 996 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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Miami University - Oxford ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Ohio list. Located in Oxford, Ohio, the fairly large public school handed out 5,139 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Miami University - Oxford brought home $1,675,889 in revenue in a single year. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Miami University - Oxford 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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Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio

Xavier University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Ohio ranking. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,253 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Xavier took home $1,160,640 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 969.

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

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Kent State University at Kent came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Ohio ranking. Kent State is located in Kent, Ohio and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,465 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Kent State took home $1,483,140 in revenue.

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Wright State University - Main Campus ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Ohio list. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the fairly large public school handed out 2,315 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Wright State University - Main Campus brought home $1,779,657 in revenue in a single year.

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland State University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Ohio ranking. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the fairly large public school awarded 2,879 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Cleveland State University made $1,352,167 in revenue, while incurring $1,304,541 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $47,626. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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University of Akron Main Campus ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Ohio list. University of Akron Main Campus is located in Akron, Ohio and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,925 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at University of Akron Main Campus brought home $1,528,158 in revenue in a single year.

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Bowling Green State University - Main Campus landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Ohio ranking. BGSU is a public institution located in Bowling Green, Ohio. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,167 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at BGSU made $1,565,369 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown State University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Ohio ranking. Youngstown State University is a public institution located in Youngstown, Ohio. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,645 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Youngstown State University took home $1,158,692 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 990, 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 13 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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