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2021 Top Maryland Women's D3 Basketball Schools

10 Colleges
$38,532 Avg Tuition & Fees*
55% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Maryland ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 10 colleges and universities across Maryland to determine which were the best for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in Maryland. 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 Maryland for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in Maryland

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Johns Hopkins University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland. Baltimore, Maryland is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,747 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Johns Hopkins made $281,147 in revenue.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Johns Hopkins also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#2

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Salisbury University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Salisbury, Maryland, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,867 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Salisbury took home $179,541 in revenue and paid out $166,420 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $13,121. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 983.

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#3

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland

Out of the 10 schools in Maryland that were part of this year’s ranking, Stevenson University landed the #3 spot on the list. Stevenson is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Stevenson, Maryland. It awarded 804 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Stevenson brought home $188,418 in revenue in a single year.

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#4

Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland

A rank of #4 on our list means Washington College is a great place for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. Washington College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chestertown, Maryland. The school has a small population, and it awarded 402 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Washington College brought home $147,580 in revenue in a single year.

Washington College also took the #5 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#5

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, Maryland

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend St Mary’s College of Maryland. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. St Mary’s College of Maryland is a small public school located in St. Mary’s City, Maryland that handed out 480 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at SMCM brought home $121,071 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#6

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland

McDaniel College landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. McDaniel is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Westminster, Maryland. It awarded 404 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at McDaniel made $224,245 in revenue, while incurring $130,309 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $93,936.

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#7

Goucher College

Baltimore, Maryland

With a ranking of #7, Goucher College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Goucher is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Baltimore, Maryland. It awarded 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Goucher made $130,206 in revenue.

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#8

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg State University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Frostburg, Maryland, and it awarded 1,122 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Frostburg State made $137,326 in revenue.

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#9

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, Maryland

Notre Dame of Maryland University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in Maryland list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and it awarded 205 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at NDMU brought home $33,975 in revenue in a single year.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one.

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#10

Hood College

Frederick, Maryland

With a ranking of #10, Hood College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Hood College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Frederick, Maryland that handed out 282 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Hood brought home $92,953 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 10 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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