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2021 Top Colorado Women's D2 Basketball Schools

8 Colleges
$23,724 Avg Tuition & Fees*
25% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Colorado ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 8 schools in Colorado to determine which ones were the best for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Colorado. 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 Colorado for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Colorado

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Regis University

Denver, Colorado

Our analysis found Regis University to be the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Colorado 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.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Regis U took home $617,501 in revenue.

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#2

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Out of the 8 schools in Colorado that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs landed the #2 spot on the list. UCCS is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,948 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at UCCS took home $443,269 in revenue and paid out $442,356 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $913.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Colorado State University - Pueblo. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Colorado list. Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public institution located in Pueblo, Colorado. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 749 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Colorado State University - Pueblo made $476,957 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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#4

Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado

A rank of #4 on our list means Fort Lewis College is a great place for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Colorado working on their bachelor’s degree. This small public school is located in Durango, Colorado, and it awarded 667 bachelor’s degrees 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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#5

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Colorado Mesa University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Colorado list. Located in Grand Junction, Colorado, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,189 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Colorado Mesa took home $492,204 in revenue and paid out $490,152 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $2,052 in profit.

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#6

Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, Colorado

Colorado Christian University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in Colorado ranking. CCU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Lakewood, Colorado. It awarded 730 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at CCU made $446,541 in revenue.

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#7

Western Colorado University

Gunnison, Colorado

With a ranking of #7, Western Colorado University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in Colorado ranking. Western Colorado University is a small public school located in Gunnison, Colorado that handed out 463 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Western made $509,753 in revenue.

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#8

Adams State University

Alamosa, Colorado

With a ranking of #8, Adams State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in Colorado ranking. This small public school is located in Alamosa, Colorado, and 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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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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