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2021 Top Rocky Mountains Region Women's D2 Basketball Schools

11 Colleges
$23,263 Avg Tuition & Fees*
23% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division II Women's Basketball in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 11 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to determine which ones were the best for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in the Rocky Mountains 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 Rocky Mountains Region for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
#13 in Quality in the Rocky Mountains Region

Our analysis found Regis University to be the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region in this year’s ranking. Regis U is a private not-for-profit institution located in Denver, Colorado. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 952 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Regis U made $617,501 in revenue.

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#2

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Out of the 11 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs landed the #2 spot on the list. This fairly large public school is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and it awarded 1,948 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at UCCS made $443,269 in revenue, while incurring $442,356 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $913.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Colorado State University - Pueblo. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Located in Pueblo, Colorado, the medium-sized public school awarded 749 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Colorado State University - Pueblo took home $476,957 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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#4

Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado

Out of the 11 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Fort Lewis College landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Durango, Colorado, the small public school awarded 667 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at FLC took home $430,523 in revenue and paid out $422,272 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $8,251 for the sports team.

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#18 in Quality in the Rocky Mountains Region

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northwest Nazarene University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Located in Nampa, Idaho, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 340 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at NNU brought home $609,760 in revenue in a single year.

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#6

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

Colorado Mesa University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, coming in at #6. Colorado Mesa University is a medium-sized public school located in Grand Junction, Colorado that handed out 1,189 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Colorado Mesa made $492,204 in revenue, while incurring $490,152 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $2,052 in profit.

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#7

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Colorado

With a ranking of #7, Colorado Christian University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Lakewood, Colorado, and it awarded 730 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at CCU brought home $446,541 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado

Western Colorado University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Located in Gunnison, Colorado, the small public school awarded 463 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Western took home $509,753 in revenue.

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Montana State University - Billings landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. Billings, Montana is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 439 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Montana State University - Billings made $486,534 in revenue, while incurring $481,958 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $4,576.

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#10

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado

Adams State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, coming in at #10. Adams State is a small public school situated in Alamosa, Colorado. It awarded 349 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Adams State made $478,583 in revenue.

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#11

Dixie State University

Saint George, Utah

Dixie State University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. Dixie State College is a fairly large public school situated in Saint George, Utah. It awarded 814 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Dixie State College brought home $599,976 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 11 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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