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2021 Top Missouri Women's D3 Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$35,186 Avg Tuition & Fees*
54% 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 Missouri ranking is part of that endeavor.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Our 2021 rankings named Washington University in St Louis the best school for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri working on their bachelor’s degree. WUSTL is located in Saint Louis, Missouri and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,407 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at WUSTL took home $465,485 in revenue and paid out $435,273 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $30,212 for the sports team.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. WUSTL also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri

A rank of #2 on our list means Webster University is a great place for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri working on their bachelor’s degree. Webster is located in Saint Louis, Missouri and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 724 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Webster brought in $190,026 while tallying up $150,759 in expenses for its D3 Women’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $39,267.

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#3

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Out of the 4 schools in Missouri that were part of this year’s ranking, Fontbonne University landed the #3 spot on the list. Saint Louis, Missouri is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 251 students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Fontbonne University made $113,206 in revenue, while incurring $106,434 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $6,772, which isn’t bad at all.

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#4

Westminster College Missouri

Fulton, Missouri

A rank of #4 on our list means Westminster College Missouri is a great place for D3 Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri working on their bachelor’s degree. Fulton, Missouri is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 194 students in 2018-2019.

The D3 Women’s Basketball team at Westminster Fulton brought home $61,939 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 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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