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2021 Top Oregon Women's D3 Basketball Schools

5 Colleges
$46,577 Avg Tuition & Fees*
63% 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 III Women's Basketball in Oregon ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 5 schools in Oregon to determine which ones were the best for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in Oregon. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in Oregon for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in Oregon

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon

George Fox University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Oregon. Located in Newberg, Oregon, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 718 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

GFU brought in $269,260 while tallying up $264,796 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $4,464, which isn’t bad at all.

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#2

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon

Out of the 5 schools in Oregon that were part of this year’s ranking, Lewis & Clark College landed the #2 spot on the list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Portland, Oregon, and it awarded 567 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Lewis and Clark College took home $160,975 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in Oregon ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Lewis and Clark College is ranked #5 for overall quality in Oregon.

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#3

Willamette University

Salem, Oregon

Out of the 5 schools in Oregon that were part of this year’s ranking, Willamette University landed the #3 spot on the list. Salem, Oregon is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 513 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Willamette made $208,152 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in Oregon ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Willamette is ranked #3 for overall quality in Oregon.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Linfield University - McMinnville Campus. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Linfield is a private not-for-profit institution located in McMinnville, Oregon. The school has a small population, and it awarded 338 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Linfield made $188,267 in revenue, while incurring $163,219 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $25,048 for the sports team.

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#5

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Pacific University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Forest Grove, Oregon, and it awarded 519 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Pacific brought home $228,306 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 5 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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