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2021 Top Wisconsin Women's Basketball Schools

26 Colleges
$27,373 Avg Tuition & Fees*
37% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in Wisconsin ranking.

After analyzing 26 schools in Wisconsin, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Women's Basketball athletes in Wisconsin. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in Wisconsin for Women's Basketball athletes in Wisconsin

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Our analysis found Marquette University to be the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin in this year’s ranking. Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,204 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Marquette took home $4,572,038 in revenue and paid out $4,427,322 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $144,716, which isn’t bad at all. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Marquette also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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#2

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - Madison. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin list. UW - Madison is a public institution located in Madison, Wisconsin. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,915 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UW - Madison made $2,070,214 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 987, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UW - Madison did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Saint Norbert College

De Pere, Wisconsin

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Saint Norbert College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in De Pere, Wisconsin, and it awarded 604 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at SNC made $164,693 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, SNC is ranked #5 for overall quality in Wisconsin.

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#4

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Green Bay, Wisconsin

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin list. UW - Green Bay is a public institution located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,315 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at UW - Green Bay took home $1,299,890 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 996 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#5

Ripon College

Ripon, Wisconsin

The excellent sports programs at Ripon College helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Wisconsin. Located in Ripon, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 197 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Ripon brought in $123,911 while tallying up $123,311 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $600 for the sports team.

Ripon excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#6

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the large public school awarded 3,641 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UWM brought home $1,538,099 in revenue in a single year. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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#7

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. UW Oshkosh is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,151 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at UW Oshkosh brought home $269,558 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

La Crosse, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #8, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the fairly large public school handed out 2,211 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UW - La Crosse took home $226,112 in revenue and paid out $208,315 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $17,797 in profit.

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#9

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee School of Engineering ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin list. MSOE is a private not-for-profit institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The school has a small population, and it awarded 549 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

MSOE brought in $74,634 while tallying up $70,624 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,010 in profit.

MSOE also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#10

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Whitewater, Wisconsin, the fairly large public school handed out 2,426 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UW - Whitewater made $183,268 in revenue, while incurring $177,626 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $5,642.

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#11

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Carthage College landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Carthage is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 734 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Carthage took home $224,696 in revenue.

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#12

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Stevens Point is a public institution located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,927 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UW - Stevens Point made $201,178 in revenue.

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#13

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lutheran College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 260 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at WLC brought home $184,645 in revenue in a single year.

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#14

University of Wisconsin - Superior

Superior, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #14, University of Wisconsin - Superior did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Superior is a small public school situated in Superior, Wisconsin. It awarded 452 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UW - Superior made $111,674 in revenue.

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#15

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Eau Claire is a public institution located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UW - Eau Claire made $199,521 in revenue, while incurring $195,114 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $4,407.

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#16

Beloit College

Beloit, Wisconsin

Beloit College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Beloit, Wisconsin, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 417 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Beloit made $115,005 in revenue.

Beloit also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#17

Lakeland University

Plymouth, Wisconsin

Lakeland University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Lakeland University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Plymouth, Wisconsin that handed out 446 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Lakeland took home $231,479 in revenue and paid out $192,479 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $39,000.

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#18

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, Wisconsin

Maranatha Baptist University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. MBU is located in Watertown, Wisconsin and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 130 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at MBU made $60,655 in revenue, while incurring $55,193 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,462 for the sports team.

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#19

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - River Falls landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. UW - River Falls is located in River Falls, Wisconsin and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,267 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UW - River Falls made $125,186 in revenue.

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#20

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #20, University of Wisconsin - Stout did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. UW - Stout is a public institution located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,625 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UW - Stout made $184,230 in revenue, while incurring $176,115 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $8,115 for the sports team.

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#21

Northland College

Ashland, Wisconsin

Northland College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking, coming in at #21. Ashland, Wisconsin is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 137 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Northland took home $140,269 in revenue.

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#22

Edgewood College

Madison, Wisconsin

Edgewood College came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Edgewood College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Madison, Wisconsin that handed out 418 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Edgewood brought home $147,147 in revenue in a single year.

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.

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#23

Carroll University

Waukesha, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #23, Carroll University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Carroll U is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It awarded 707 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Carroll U brought in $168,537 while tallying up $166,891 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,646 for the sports team.

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#24

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #24, University of Wisconsin - Platteville did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Platteville, Wisconsin, and it awarded 1,613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UW - Platteville brought in $196,864 while tallying up $194,940 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $1,924, which isn’t bad at all.

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#25

University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Kenosha, Wisconsin

With a ranking of #25, University of Wisconsin - Parkside did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Wisconsin ranking. Located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the small public school handed out 786 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UW - Parkside made $398,366 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 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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