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2021 Top Rhode Island Women's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$46,981 Avg Tuition & Fees*
71% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Women's Basketball in Rhode Island ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 4 schools in Rhode Island to determine which ones were the best for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island

Our analysis found Providence College to be the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island in this year’s ranking. Providence is located in Providence, Rhode Island and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,119 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Providence brought home $3,109,357 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 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Providence also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#2

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island

A rank of #2 on our list means Bryant University is a great place for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Smithfield, Rhode Island, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 931 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Bryant made $1,523,225 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 991 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Bryant did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Out of the 4 schools in Rhode Island that were part of this year’s ranking, Brown University landed the #3 spot on the list. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Providence, Rhode Island. It awarded 2,097 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Brown made $812,289 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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

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#4

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

A rank of #4 on our list means University of Rhode Island is a great place for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island working on their bachelor’s degree. University of Rhode Island is a fairly large public school located in Kingston, Rhode Island that handed out 3,624 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at URI took home $2,710,476 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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