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2021 Top Colorado Women's D1 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$35,521 Avg Tuition & Fees*
46% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Women's Basketball in Colorado ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 4 schools in Colorado, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Colorado. 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 Colorado for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Colorado

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our analysis found Colorado State University - Fort Collins to be the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Colorado in this year’s ranking. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, the large public school awarded 5,498 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Colorado State made $2,714,026 in revenue.

Colorado State not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#2

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

Out of the 4 schools in Colorado that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Colorado Boulder landed the #2 spot on the list. Boulder, Colorado is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,744 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at CU - Boulder took home $841,178 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 985, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. CU - Boulder not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Out of the 4 schools in Colorado that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Denver landed the #3 spot on the list. DU is located in Denver, Colorado and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,626 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at DU took home $2,002,365 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 979.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. DU not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Northern Colorado. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Colorado list. University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public school located in Greeley, Colorado that handed out 2,026 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at University of Northern Colorado brought home $1,251,349 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 968.

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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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