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2021 Top West Virginia Women's D2 Basketball Schools

14 Colleges
$20,853 Avg Tuition & Fees*
23% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. 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 West Virginia ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 14 schools in West Virginia, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in West Virginia. 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 West Virginia for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in West Virginia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, West Virginia

Our 2021 rankings named Wheeling Jesuit University the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia working on their bachelor’s degree. Wheeling, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 164 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Wheeling Jesuit made $267,012 in revenue, while incurring $262,532 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,480 in profit.

Wheeling Jesuit also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Glenville State College

Glenville, West Virginia

The excellent sports programs at Glenville State College helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia. Glenville State College is a public institution located in Glenville, West Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 184 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Glenville State College made $486,141 in revenue, while incurring $470,865 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $15,276, which isn’t bad at all.

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#3

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Davis & Elkins College. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. D&E is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Elkins, West Virginia. It awarded 141 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at D&E made $306,328 in revenue, while incurring $300,856 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $5,472 in profit.

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#4

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The excellent sports programs at Shepherd University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia. Located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the small public school handed out 652 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Shepherd University made $335,754 in revenue, while incurring $331,978 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $3,776 for the sports team.

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#5

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia

A rank of #5 on our list means Fairmont State University is a great place for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, the small public school awarded 683 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Fairmont State brought home $607,209 in revenue in a single year.

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#6

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia

With a ranking of #6, University of Charleston did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. UC is a private not-for-profit institution located in Charleston, West Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 422 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UC brought in $500,622 while tallying up $477,253 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $23,369, which isn’t bad at all.

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#7

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia

West Virginia Wesleyan College landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Buckhannon, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 258 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at West Virginia Wesleyan took home $414,218 in revenue.

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#8

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia

With a ranking of #8, West Liberty University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. West Liberty, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 423 students in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at West Liberty University brought home $376,062 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia

West Virginia State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. WVSU is a public institution located in Institute, West Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 360 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at WVSU took home $363,101 in revenue.

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#10

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, West Virginia

Alderson Broaddus University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #10. Alderson Broaddus University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Philippi, West Virginia that handed out 190 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Alderson Broaddus University made $407,970 in revenue, while incurring $399,759 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $8,211, which isn’t bad at all.

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#11

Ohio Valley University

Vienna, West Virginia

Ohio Valley University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Ohio Valley University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Vienna, West Virginia that handed out 69 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Ohio Valley made $311,863 in revenue.

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#12

Concord University

Athens, West Virginia

Concord University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #12. Located in Athens, West Virginia, the small public school handed out 386 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Concord University made $371,253 in revenue.

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#13

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia

Bluefield State College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #13. Bluefield State College is a public institution located in Bluefield, West Virginia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 183 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Bluefield State College made $162,401 in revenue, while incurring $151,587 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $10,814 for the sports team.

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#14

Salem International University

Salem, West Virginia

Salem International University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Salem, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 124 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Salem International University made $408,315 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 14 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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