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2021 Top Montana Women's D1 Basketball Schools

2 Colleges
$26,036 Avg Tuition & Fees*
23% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Women's Basketball in Montana ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 2 schools in Montana, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Montana. 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 Montana for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Montana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

Our analysis found Montana State University to be the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Montana in this year’s ranking. MSU Bozeman is located in Bozeman, Montana and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,551 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at MSU Bozeman brought home $1,299,991 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, signifying that team members care about their grades.

MSU Bozeman not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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The University of Montana

Missoula, Montana

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend The University of Montana. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. UM is a public institution located in Missoula, Montana. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,614 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at UM made $1,413,133 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 968.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 2 schools only.


  • 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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