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2021 Top Connecticut Women's D2 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$28,520 Avg Tuition & Fees*
27% 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 II Women's Basketball in Connecticut ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 4 colleges and universities across Connecticut to determine which were the best for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Connecticut. 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 Connecticut for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Connecticut

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

University of New Haven tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut. University of New Haven is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in West Haven, Connecticut that handed out 1,189 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

University of New Haven brought in $744,515 while tallying up $741,495 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $3,020 for the sports team.

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#2

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Out of the 4 schools in Connecticut that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Bridgeport landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 621 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at UBridgeport took home $702,547 in revenue.

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#3

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut

The excellent sports programs at Southern Connecticut State University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut. Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,676 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at SCSU brought home $622,501 in revenue in a single year.

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#4

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Post University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, the fairly large private for-profit school awarded 1,043 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Post University made $284,900 in revenue, while incurring $283,026 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,874.

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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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