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2021 Top Kentucky Women's D1 Basketball Schools

7 Colleges
$23,429 Avg Tuition & Fees*
24% 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 Kentucky ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 7 colleges and universities across Kentucky to determine which were the best for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Kentucky. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in Kentucky for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Kentucky

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

University of Louisville tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the large public school awarded 3,155 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at UofL made $5,800,173 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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#2

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

A rank of #2 on our list means University of Kentucky is a great place for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. Lexington, Kentucky is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,535 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at UK made $469,223 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

UK not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Western Kentucky University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and it awarded 3,158 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at WKU brought home $1,625,601 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 981.

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#4

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

Out of the 7 schools in Kentucky that were part of this year’s ranking, Murray State University landed the #4 spot on the list. This medium-sized public school is located in Murray, Kentucky, and it awarded 1,611 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Murray State brought in $1,316,900 while tallying up $1,131,187 in expenses for its D1 Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $185,713 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

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#5

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Morehead State University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in Morehead, Kentucky, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,289 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Morehead State University made $1,153,611 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 977.

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#6

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking, coming in at #6. Eastern is a public institution located in Richmond, Kentucky. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,737 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Eastern made $975,215 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 978.

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#7

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and it awarded 2,197 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at NKU made $1,328,541 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 990 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 7 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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