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2021 Top South Carolina Women's D2 Basketball Schools

12 Colleges
$24,536 Avg Tuition & Fees*
30% 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. 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 South Carolina ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 12 colleges and universities across South Carolina to determine which were the best for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in South Carolina. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in South Carolina for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in South Carolina

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina

Our analysis found Anderson University South Carolina to be the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina in this year’s ranking. Located in Anderson, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 648 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Anderson University South Carolina brought in $560,061 while tallying up $543,447 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $16,614, which isn’t bad at all.

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#2

Limestone College

Gaffney, South Carolina

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Limestone College. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Gaffney, South Carolina, and it awarded 500 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Limestone College made $481,485 in revenue.

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#3

Lander University

Greenwood, South Carolina

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Lander University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This small public school is located in Greenwood, South Carolina, and it awarded 514 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Lander University took home $851,941 in revenue and paid out $686,913 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $165,028. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 975.

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#4

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina

The excellent sports programs at Francis Marion University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in South Carolina. Francis Marion University is a public institution located in Florence, South Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 549 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Francis Marion University took home $436,555 in revenue and paid out $436,151 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $404.

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#5

Newberry College

Newberry, South Carolina

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Newberry College. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Newberry, South Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 248 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Newberry College took home $467,377 in revenue.

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#6

North Greenville University

Tigerville, South Carolina

North Greenville University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in South Carolina list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Tigerville, South Carolina, and it awarded 486 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

North Greenville brought in $351,043 while tallying up $331,898 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $19,145 in profit.

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#7

Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Claflin University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Claflin is a private not-for-profit institution located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 350 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Claflin brought home $365,490 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

University of South Carolina - Aiken

Aiken, South Carolina

University of South Carolina - Aiken ranked #8 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in South Carolina list. Located in Aiken, South Carolina, the small public school handed out 540 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at UofSC Aiken took home $462,157 in revenue.

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#9

Benedict College

Columbia, South Carolina

Benedict College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in South Carolina list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Columbia, South Carolina, and it awarded 287 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Benedict College took home $328,636 in revenue and paid out $325,617 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $3,019, which isn’t bad at all.

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#10

Erskine College

Due West, South Carolina

Erskine College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Located in Due West, South Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Erskine brought home $190,512 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, South Carolina

Southern Wesleyan University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in South Carolina list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Central, South Carolina, and it awarded 298 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at SWU made $302,206 in revenue.

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#12

Coker College

Hartsville, South Carolina

Coker College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in South Carolina ranking. Coker College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Hartsville, South Carolina that handed out 200 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Coker made $450,676 in revenue, while incurring $450,479 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $197 for the sports team.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 12 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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