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2021 Top Michigan Women's D2 Basketball Schools

7 Colleges
$22,039 Avg Tuition & Fees*
20% 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. 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 Michigan ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 7 schools in Michigan to determine which ones were the best for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Michigan. 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 Michigan for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Michigan

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan

Michigan Technological University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Michigan. Located in Houghton, Michigan, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,197 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Michigan Tech took home $771,208 in revenue and paid out $681,317 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $89,891 in profit.

Michigan Tech also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#2

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan

Out of the 7 schools in Michigan that were part of this year’s ranking, Grand Valley State University landed the #2 spot on the list. This large public school is located in Allendale, Michigan, and it awarded 5,421 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at GVSU took home $840,100 in revenue.

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#3

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Saginaw Valley State University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Michigan list. Located in University Center, Michigan, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,527 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Saginaw Valley State University made $622,916 in revenue.

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#4

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

A rank of #4 on our list means Wayne State University is a great place for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Michigan working on their bachelor’s degree. Detroit, Michigan is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,652 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Wayne State brought home $716,549 in revenue in a single year.

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#5

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Northern Michigan University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Marquette, Michigan, and it awarded 1,219 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Northern Michigan University took home $708,466 in revenue and paid out $687,557 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $20,909 in profit.

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#6

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan

With a ranking of #6, Ferris State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in Michigan ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Big Rapids, Michigan, and it awarded 2,493 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Ferris took home $533,499 in revenue and paid out $473,612 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $59,887.

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#7

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Lake Superior State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in Michigan list. Lake Superior State University is a public institution located in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. The school has a small population, and it awarded 393 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Lake Superior State University took home $329,378 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 7 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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