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2021 Top District of Columbia Women's Basketball Schools

8 Colleges
$36,226 Avg Tuition & Fees*
50% 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. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in District of Columbia ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 8 schools in District of Columbia, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Women's Basketball athletes in District of Columbia. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in District of Columbia for Women's Basketball athletes in District of Columbia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
#2 in Quality in District of Columbia

George Washington University tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia. GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,447 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at GWU made $2,518,181 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. GWU also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
#1 in Quality in District of Columbia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Georgetown University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia list. Georgetown is a private not-for-profit institution located in Washington, District of Columbia. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,169 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Georgetown took home $3,083,397 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. Georgetown also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#3

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
#3 in Quality in District of Columbia

Out of the 8 schools in District of Columbia that were part of this year’s ranking, American University landed the #3 spot on the list. Washington, District of Columbia is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,952 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at The American University made $1,682,790 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 985.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. The American University also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
#5 in Quality in District of Columbia

A rank of #4 on our list means Howard University is a great place for Women’s Basketball athletes in District of Columbia working on their bachelor’s degree. Howard is located in Washington, District of Columbia and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,353 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Howard took home $1,133,820 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 981.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in District of Columbia ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Howard is ranked #5 for overall quality in District of Columbia.

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#5

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
#4 in Quality in District of Columbia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Catholic University of America. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. CUA is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Washington, District of Columbia. It awarded 830 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

CUA brought in $250,727 while tallying up $247,577 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $3,150 in profit.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. CUA also took the #4 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#6

Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia
#6 in Quality in District of Columbia

Gallaudet University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in District of Columbia list. Located in Washington, District of Columbia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 200 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Gallaudet brought home $133,087 in revenue in a single year.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors.

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#7

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
#7 in Quality in District of Columbia

With a ranking of #7, University of the District of Columbia did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in District of Columbia ranking. University of the District of Columbia is located in Washington, District of Columbia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 387 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at University of the District of Columbia brought home $548,581 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

Trinity Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
#8 in Quality in District of Columbia

With a ranking of #8, Trinity Washington University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in District of Columbia ranking. Trinity College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Washington, District of Columbia. The school has a small population, and it awarded 276 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Trinity College brought home $49,323 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 8 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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