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2021 Top Washington Women's D2 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$33,070 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% 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. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Division II Women's Basketball in Washington ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 4 schools in Washington, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Washington. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in Washington for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Washington

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

Western Washington University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Washington. WWU is a fairly large public school situated in Bellingham, Washington. It awarded 3,785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at WWU made $782,732 in revenue.

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#2

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, Washington

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Seattle Pacific University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Washington list. Located in Seattle, Washington, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 723 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at SPU made $833,395 in revenue.

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#3

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Central Washington University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Washington list. CWU is located in Ellensburg, Washington and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,789 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at CWU took home $421,781 in revenue and paid out $421,537 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $244, which isn’t bad at all.

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#4

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, Washington

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Saint Martin’s University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Lacey, Washington is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 307 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Saint Martin’s made $622,810 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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