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2021 Top Minnesota Women's D2 Basketball Schools

7 Colleges
$14,903 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Division II Women's Basketball in Minnesota ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 7 schools in Minnesota to determine which ones were the best for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Minnesota. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in Minnesota for D2 Women's Basketball athletes in Minnesota

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

Our 2021 rankings named Winona State University the best school for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Minnesota working on their bachelor’s degree. Winona State University is a medium-sized public school located in Winona, Minnesota that handed out 1,822 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Winona State made $467,754 in revenue.

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#2

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota

Out of the 7 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Minnesota - Duluth landed the #2 spot on the list. This fairly large public school is located in Duluth, Minnesota, and it awarded 2,162 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at UMN Duluth took home $529,130 in revenue.

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#3

Concordia University, Saint Paul

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Out of the 7 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, Concordia University, Saint Paul landed the #3 spot on the list. Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 752 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D2 Women’s Basketball team at Concordia University, Saint Paul brought home $511,481 in revenue in a single year.

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#4

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Saint Cloud State University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D2 Women’s Basketball athletes in Minnesota list. Saint Cloud, Minnesota is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,065 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at St. Cloud State University made $433,838 in revenue.

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#5

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Minnesota

Out of the 7 schools in Minnesota that were part of this year’s ranking, Bemidji State University landed the #5 spot on the list. Bemidji State University is a public institution located in Bemidji, Minnesota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 1,036 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Bemidji State University made $382,510 in revenue.

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#6

University of Minnesota - Crookston

Crookston, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Crookston came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in Minnesota ranking. UMN Crookston is a public institution located in Crookston, Minnesota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 448 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UMN Crookston brought in $544,025 while tallying up $523,669 in expenses for its D2 Women’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $20,356.

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Southwest Minnesota State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division II Women’s Basketball in Minnesota list. Marshall, Minnesota is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 484 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D2 Women’s Basketball team at Southwest Minnesota State University took home $349,964 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 7 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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