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2021 Top Kentucky Women's D3 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$35,125 Avg Tuition & Fees*
48% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Division III Women's Basketball in Kentucky ranking.

After analyzing 4 schools in Kentucky, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in Kentucky

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Transylvania University

Lexington, Kentucky

Transylvania University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 272 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Transylvania took home $303,773 in revenue.

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

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#2

Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Out of the 4 schools in Kentucky that were part of this year’s ranking, Thomas More College landed the #2 spot on the list. TMC is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. It awarded 297 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at TMC took home $155,391 in revenue and paid out $130,962 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $24,429 for the sports team.

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#3

Centre College

Danville, Kentucky

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Centre College. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Centre College of Kentucky is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Danville, Kentucky. It awarded 378 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Centre College of Kentucky took home $124,367 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. Centre College of Kentucky also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky

The excellent sports programs at Spalding University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 270 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Spalding took home $140,959 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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