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2021 Top Missouri Women's D1 Basketball Schools

5 Colleges
$25,956 Avg Tuition & Fees*
37% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women's Basketball in Missouri ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 5 colleges and universities across Missouri to determine which were the best for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Missouri. 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 Missouri for D1 Women's Basketball athletes in Missouri

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

University of Missouri - Columbia tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri. Located in Columbia, Missouri, the large public school awarded 6,314 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Mizzou took home $4,416,682 in revenue. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Mizzou also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#2

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Saint Louis University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in Saint Louis, Missouri, and it awarded 1,867 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at SLU made $2,640,557 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. SLU did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Missouri State University - Springfield. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This large public school is located in Springfield, Missouri, and it awarded 3,756 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D1 Women’s Basketball team at Missouri State made $2,053,071 in revenue.

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#4

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

Out of the 5 schools in Missouri that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Missouri - Kansas City landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the fairly large public school handed out 1,827 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UMKC took home $1,366,828 in revenue and paid out $1,296,062 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $70,766, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#5

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southeast Missouri State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D1 Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri list. Located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the fairly large public school handed out 1,711 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D1 Women’s Basketball team at Southeast Missouri State University brought home $968,718 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 978.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 5 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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