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2021 Top Louisiana Women's D1 Basketball Schools

10 Colleges
$21,933 Avg Tuition & Fees*
26% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division I Women's Basketball in Louisiana ranking.

Our analysis looked at 10 schools in Louisiana to determine which ones were the best for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Louisiana. 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 Louisiana for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Louisiana

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tulane University of Louisiana tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Louisiana. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,417 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Tulane brought home $2,741,125 in revenue in a single year.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Tulane did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Louisiana list. Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,129 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Louisiana State University brought home $248,005 in revenue in a single year.

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

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#3

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Louisiana Tech University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Louisiana list. Located in Ruston, Louisiana, the fairly large public school handed out 1,495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Louisiana Tech made $1,712,193 in revenue, while incurring $1,699,056 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $13,137. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 974.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Northwestern State University of Louisiana. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. NSU is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,229 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at NSU brought home $944,780 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 976 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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A rank of #5 on our list means University of Louisiana at Monroe is a great place for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Louisiana working on their bachelor’s degree. This medium-sized public school is located in Monroe, Louisiana, and it awarded 1,235 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at ULM made $1,307,398 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 958.

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#6

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Nicholls State University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Louisiana list. Nicholls State University is located in Thibodaux, Louisiana and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 979 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Nicholls State University brought in $774,491 while tallying up $733,322 in expenses for its D1 Women’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $41,169. The academic progress rate of the team is 957.

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#7

Grambling State University

Grambling, Louisiana

With a ranking of #7, Grambling State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. GSU is a medium-sized public school situated in Grambling, Louisiana. It awarded 569 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at GSU took home $784,152 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 942.

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#8

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

University of New Orleans landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. New Orleans, Louisiana is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,087 students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at UNO brought home $847,651 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 968.

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#9

Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, Louisiana

With a ranking of #9, Southeastern Louisiana University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. Southeastern is a fairly large public school situated in Hammond, Louisiana. It awarded 1,763 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Southeastern brought home $912,977 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 986, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#10

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Southern University and A & M College landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Louisiana ranking. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the medium-sized public school awarded 730 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Southern University and A & M College took home $344,407 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 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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