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2021 Top Mississippi Women's D1 Basketball Schools

6 Colleges
$13,904 Avg Tuition & Fees*
24% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Mississippi ranking.

After analyzing 6 schools in Mississippi, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Mississippi. 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 Mississippi for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Mississippi

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi

Mississippi State University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi. This large public school is located in Mississippi State, Mississippi, and it awarded 3,923 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Mississippi State took home $6,115,465 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 978 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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

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#2

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi

The excellent sports programs at University of Mississippi helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi. University of Mississippi is a large public school located in University, Mississippi that handed out 4,610 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Ole Miss made $4,681,389 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 965.

Ole Miss also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

A rank of #3 on our list means University of Southern Mississippi is a great place for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi working on their bachelor’s degree. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,470 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Southern Miss made $1,456,454 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 962.

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#4

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Jackson State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi list. Jackson State is a medium-sized public school situated in Jackson, Mississippi. It awarded 1,155 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Jackson State made $693,509 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

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#5

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, Mississippi

The excellent sports programs at Alcorn State University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi. Alcorn State is a public institution located in Alcorn State, Mississippi. The school has a small population, and it awarded 503 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Alcorn State took home $561,782 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 967.

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#6

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, Mississippi

Mississippi Valley State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball in Mississippi ranking. Mississippi Valley State University is located in Itta Bena, Mississippi and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 287 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Mississippi Valley State University brought home $394,267 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 944.

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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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