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2021 Top Kentucky Women's D2 Basketball Schools

3 Colleges
$27,190 Avg Tuition & Fees*
30% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Kentucky ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 3 colleges and universities across Kentucky to determine which were the best for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Kentucky

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky

Our analysis found Bellarmine University to be the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky in this year’s ranking. Louisville, Kentucky is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 690 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Bellarmine U brought home $837,777 in revenue in a single year.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Bellarmine U is ranked #5 for overall quality in Kentucky.

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Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, Kentucky

The excellent sports programs at Kentucky Wesleyan College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Owensboro, Kentucky, and it awarded 137 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Wesleyan made $497,069 in revenue.

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Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Kentucky

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Kentucky State University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Kentucky State University is a small public school located in Frankfort, Kentucky that handed out 212 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at KY State took home $476,754 in revenue.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 schools only.


  • 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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