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2021 Top Utah Women's D1 Basketball Schools

6 Colleges
$18,055 Avg Tuition & Fees*
21% 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 Utah ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 6 schools in Utah to determine which ones were the best for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Utah. 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 Utah for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Utah

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Brigham Young University - Provo tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Utah. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Provo, Utah, and it awarded 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at BYU took home $2,168,100 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 983, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. BYU also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

The excellent sports programs at University of Utah helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Utah. U of U is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,236 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at U of U made $214,491 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 986 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Utah ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, U of U is ranked #2 for overall quality in Utah.

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Utah State University

Logan, Utah

A rank of #3 on our list means Utah State University is a great place for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Utah working on their bachelor’s degree. USU is located in Logan, Utah and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,531 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at USU made $1,879,589 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

USU also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Southern Utah University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Cedar City, Utah, and it awarded 1,203 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Southern Utah University made $766,798 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 984 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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Weber State University

Ogden, Utah

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Weber State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Utah list. WSU is a public institution located in Ogden, Utah. The school has a large population, and it awarded 2,451 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at WSU made $975,884 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 949.

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Utah Valley University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Utah list. This large public school is located in Orem, Utah, and it awarded 3,471 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at UVU made $1,052,836 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 6 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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