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2021 Top Maryland Women's D1 Basketball Schools

8 Colleges
$29,298 Avg Tuition & Fees*
40% 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. 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 Division I Women's Basketball in Maryland ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 8 schools in Maryland, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Maryland. 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 Maryland for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Maryland

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland

Our analysis found University of Maryland - College Park to be the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland in this year’s ranking. UMCP is a large public school situated in College Park, Maryland. It awarded 8,390 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at UMCP made $677,530 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 963.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UMCP not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Maryland - Baltimore County. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. UMBC is located in Baltimore, Maryland and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,722 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at UMBC took home $1,474,287 in revenue and paid out $1,445,287 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $29,000. The team has a great academic progress rate of 988, 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 88%.

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#3

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

A rank of #3 on our list means Loyola University Maryland is a great place for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 925 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Loyola Maryland brought home $1,603,076 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Loyola Maryland not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

Out of the 8 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, Towson University landed the #4 spot on the list. Towson is located in Towson, Maryland and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,786 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Towson brought home $1,791,891 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 970.

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#5

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, Maryland

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mount St Mary’s University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland list. Located in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 485 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Mount St Mary’s University took home $1,161,269 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 986.

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#6

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, Maryland

University of Maryland Eastern Shore came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. UMES is a small public school situated in Princess Anne, Maryland. It awarded 508 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at UMES made $880,000 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 987, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#7

Coppin State University

Baltimore, Maryland

With a ranking of #7, Coppin State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Coppin is a public institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school has a small population, and it awarded 382 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Coppin brought home $675,364 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 964.

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#8

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Morgan State University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Maryland list. Morgan State is a medium-sized public school situated in Baltimore, Maryland. It awarded 1,091 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Morgan State took home $1,034,188 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 959.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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