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2021 Top North Carolina Women's D3 Basketball Schools

6 Colleges
$30,861 Avg Tuition & Fees*
30% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division III Women's Basketball in North Carolina ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 6 schools in North Carolina to determine which ones were the best for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in North Carolina. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in North Carolina for D3 Women's Basketball athletes in North Carolina

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Guilford College

Greensboro, North Carolina

Our analysis found Guilford College to be the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in North Carolina in this year’s ranking. Guilford is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Greensboro, North Carolina. It awarded 349 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Guilford brought in $199,545 while tallying up $187,392 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $12,153, which isn’t bad at all.

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#2

Salem College

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Salem College. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in North Carolina list. Salem is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 217 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at Salem made $47,730 in revenue.

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#3

William Peace University

Raleigh, North Carolina

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend William Peace University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in North Carolina list. WPU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The school has a small population, and it awarded 213 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at WPU took home $100,941 in revenue.

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#4

Greensboro College

Greensboro, North Carolina

A rank of #4 on our list means Greensboro College is a great place for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in North Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. Greensboro, North Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 148 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Greensboro College took home $100,242 in revenue and paid out $94,067 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $6,175 in profit.

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#5

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

A rank of #5 on our list means North Carolina Wesleyan College is a great place for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in North Carolina working on their bachelor’s degree. Rocky Mount, North Carolina is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 591 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the D3 Women’s Basketball team at North Carolina Wesleyan College took home $116,890 in revenue.

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#6

Methodist University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Methodist University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Division III Women’s Basketball in North Carolina ranking. Located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 383 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Methodist made $121,462 in revenue, while incurring $117,886 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $3,576 for the sports team.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 6 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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