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2021 Top Middle Atlantic Region Women's D2 Basketball Schools

42 Colleges
$27,895 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. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Division II Women's Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 42 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which ones were the best for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region. 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 the Middle Atlantic Region for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York

Our analysis found Adelphi University to be the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region in this year’s ranking. Adelphi is located in Garden City, New York and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,262 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Adelphi brought home $657,449 in revenue in a single year.

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#2

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
Top 20% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

The excellent sports programs at Molloy College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region. Molloy is located in Rockville Centre, New York and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 811 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Molloy made $276,361 in revenue, while incurring $267,588 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $8,773, which isn’t bad at all.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Molloy also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#3

Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pennsylvania

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Mercyhurst University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 526 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Mercyhurst made $757,295 in revenue.

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#4

Queens College

Queens, New York

A rank of #4 on our list means Queens College is a great place for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Middle Atlantic Region working on their bachelor’s degree. QC is a public institution located in Queens, New York. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,873 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at QC made $244,868 in revenue, while incurring $235,944 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $8,924 in profit.

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#5

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend California University of Pennsylvania. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Cal U is located in California, Pennsylvania and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,345 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Cal U brought home $528,144 in revenue in a single year.

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#6

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, New York

New York Institute of Technology landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Old Westbury, New York, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 832 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at NYIT took home $542,099 in revenue.

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#7

Le Moyne College

Syracuse, New York
Top 25% in Quality in the Middle Atlantic Region

Le Moyne College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. LeMoyne is a private not-for-profit institution located in Syracuse, New York. The school has a small population, and it awarded 798 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at LeMoyne took home $763,355 in revenue and paid out $757,604 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,751 for the sports team.

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#8

Roberts Wesleyan College

Rochester, New York

Roberts Wesleyan College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Rochester, New York, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 447 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Roberts Wesleyan took home $270,321 in revenue and paid out $265,409 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,912 in profit.

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#9

Pace University - New York

New York, New York

Pace University - New York came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. This fairly large private not-for-profit school is located in New York, New York, and it awarded 1,914 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Pace University made $698,364 in revenue, while incurring $681,931 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $16,433 in profit.

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#10

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,328 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Ship made $470,323 in revenue.

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#11

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Seton Hill University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 356 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Seton Hill took home $493,566 in revenue.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the fairly large public school awarded 2,152 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at IUP brought home $681,086 in revenue in a single year.

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#13

Caldwell University

Caldwell, New Jersey

Caldwell University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #13. Caldwell is a private not-for-profit institution located in Caldwell, New Jersey. The school has a small population, and it awarded 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Caldwell made $396,289 in revenue, while incurring $389,053 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $7,236, which isn’t bad at all.

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#14

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, New York

With a ranking of #14, St. Thomas Aquinas College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. STAC is located in Sparkill, New York and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 258 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at STAC took home $509,608 in revenue.

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#15

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York

The College of Saint Rose landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Albany, New York, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 538 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Saint Rose took home $492,074 in revenue and paid out $482,594 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $9,480 for the sports team.

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#16

Gannon University

Erie, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #16, Gannon University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Gannon is a private not-for-profit institution located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 566 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Gannon took home $737,201 in revenue and paid out $705,932 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $31,269 in profit.

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#17

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. West Chester, Pennsylvania is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,698 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at WCUPA made $518,152 in revenue, while incurring $498,004 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $20,148, which isn’t bad at all.

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#18

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Edinboro is a public institution located in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 798 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Edinboro made $413,637 in revenue.

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#19

LIU Post

Brookville, New York

LIU Post did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #19. LIU Post is located in Brookville, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,739 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at LIU Post brought home $2,356,891 in revenue in a single year.

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#20

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,807 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at SRU took home $488,859 in revenue and paid out $455,845 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $33,014.

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#21

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #21, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. East Stroudsburg University is located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,267 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at East Stroudsburg University took home $382,295 in revenue and paid out $373,683 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $8,612, which isn’t bad at all.

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#22

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

Bowie State University ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region list. Bowie State University is a medium-sized public school situated in Bowie, Maryland. It awarded 826 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Bowie State University made $442,206 in revenue, while incurring $442,159 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $47.

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#23

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania landed the #23 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 1,651 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Kutztown University brought in $504,075 while tallying up $389,132 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $114,943, which isn’t bad at all.

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#24

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #24, Clarion University of Pennsylvania did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. Located in Clarion, Pennsylvania, the small public school awarded 895 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Clarion University took home $401,820 in revenue and paid out $396,470 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $5,350, which isn’t bad at all.

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#25

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, coming in at #25. Bloomsburg is a medium-sized public school situated in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. It awarded 1,973 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Bloomsburg took home $285,596 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 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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