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2021 Top Mississippi Women's D3 Basketball Schools

3 Colleges
$25,805 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Division III Women's Basketball in Mississippi ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 3 schools in Mississippi to determine which ones were the best for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in Mississippi. 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 Mississippi for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in Mississippi

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Millsaps College

Jackson, Mississippi

Our analysis found Millsaps College to be the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi in this year’s ranking. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 181 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Millsaps took home $138,573 in revenue.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Millsaps also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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Belhaven University

Jackson, Mississippi

Out of the 3 schools in Mississippi that were part of this year’s ranking, Belhaven University landed the #2 spot on the list. Belhaven is located in Jackson, Mississippi and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 523 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Belhaven took home $165,093 in revenue.

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Rust College

Holly Springs, Mississippi

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Rust College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Mississippi list. Rust College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Holly Springs, Mississippi. It awarded 85 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Rust College made $120,524 in revenue.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 3 schools only.


  • 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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