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2021 Top Maryland Women's Basketball Schools

19 Colleges
$33,623 Avg Tuition & Fees*
46% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Women's Basketball in Maryland ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 19 schools in Maryland, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Women's Basketball athletes in Maryland. 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 Maryland for Women's Basketball athletes in Maryland

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland

Our 2021 rankings named University of Maryland - College Park the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in College Park, Maryland, and it awarded 8,390 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UMCP made $677,530 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 963.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UMCP not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall quality list.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Maryland - Baltimore County. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. University of Maryland - Baltimore County is a fairly large public school located in Baltimore, Maryland that handed out 2,722 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UMBC made $1,474,287 in revenue, while incurring $1,445,287 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $29,000, which isn’t bad at all. The team has a great academic progress rate of 988, signifying that team members care about their grades.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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#3

Loyola University Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

A rank of #3 on our list means Loyola University Maryland is a great place for Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland working on their bachelor’s degree. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and it awarded 925 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Loyola Maryland brought home $1,603,076 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 995.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Loyola Maryland is ranked #4 for overall quality in Maryland.

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#4

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

The excellent sports programs at Johns Hopkins University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland. Johns Hopkins is a private not-for-profit institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school has a large population, and it awarded 1,747 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Johns Hopkins made $281,147 in revenue.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. Johns Hopkins did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall quality list.

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#5

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Towson University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Maryland list. Towson is a large public school situated in Towson, Maryland. It awarded 4,786 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Towson brought home $1,791,891 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 970.

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#6

Mount St Mary's University

Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mount St Mary’s University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, coming in at #6. Mount St Mary’s University is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Emmitsburg, Maryland. It awarded 485 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Mount St Mary’s University took home $1,161,269 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 986 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#7

Salisbury University

Salisbury, Maryland

Salisbury University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Located in Salisbury, Maryland, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,867 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Salisbury took home $179,541 in revenue and paid out $166,420 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $13,121, which isn’t bad at all. The great academic progress rate of 983 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#8

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland

Stevenson University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, coming in at #8. Stevenson is located in Stevenson, Maryland and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 804 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at Stevenson brought home $188,418 in revenue in a single year.

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#9

Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland

Washington College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, coming in at #9. Washington College is located in Chestertown, Maryland and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 402 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Washington College took home $147,580 in revenue.

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

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#10

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, Maryland

With a ranking of #10, University of Maryland Eastern Shore did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. UMES is located in Princess Anne, Maryland and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 508 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at UMES brought home $880,000 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 987.

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#11

St Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, Maryland

St Mary’s College of Maryland landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. SMCM is a small public school situated in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. It awarded 480 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at SMCM took home $121,071 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#12

McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland

McDaniel College ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Westminster, Maryland, and it awarded 404 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at McDaniel made $224,245 in revenue, while incurring $130,309 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $93,936, which isn’t bad at all.

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#13

Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

Bowie State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking, coming in at #13. Located in Bowie, Maryland, the medium-sized public school awarded 826 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Bowie State University made $442,206 in revenue, while incurring $442,159 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $47.

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#14

Goucher College

Baltimore, Maryland

With a ranking of #14, Goucher College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and it awarded 333 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Goucher brought home $130,206 in revenue in a single year.

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#15

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

Frostburg State University landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Frostburg State is located in Frostburg, Maryland and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,122 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Frostburg State took home $137,326 in revenue.

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#16

Coppin State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Coppin State University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. This small public school is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and it awarded 382 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Coppin made $675,364 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 964.

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#17

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, Maryland

Notre Dame of Maryland University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland list. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 205 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at NDMU brought home $33,975 in revenue in a single year.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools.

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#18

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Morgan State University ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland list. Morgan State is a public institution located in Baltimore, Maryland. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,091 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Morgan State made $1,034,188 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 959.

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#19

Hood College

Frederick, Maryland

With a ranking of #19, Hood College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Maryland ranking. Hood is located in Frederick, Maryland and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 282 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Hood made $92,953 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 19 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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