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2021 Top West Virginia Women's D1 Basketball Schools

2 Colleges
$22,293 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division I Women's Basketball in West Virginia ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 2 schools in West Virginia to determine which ones were the best for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in West Virginia. 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 West Virginia for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in West Virginia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

Our analysis found West Virginia University to be the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia in this year’s ranking. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,561 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at WVU made $3,091,144 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 996 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

WVU also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia

Out of the 2 schools in West Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Marshall University landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Huntington, West Virginia, the fairly large public school awarded 1,741 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Marshall University brought home $1,491,852 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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

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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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