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2021 Top Connecticut Women's Basketball Schools

19 Colleges
$39,344 Avg Tuition & Fees*
52% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for student athletes. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in Connecticut ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 19 colleges and universities across Connecticut to determine which were the best for Women's Basketball athletes in Connecticut. 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 Connecticut for Women's Basketball athletes in Connecticut

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

University of Connecticut tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut. UCONN is a large public school situated in Storrs, Connecticut. It awarded 6,052 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UCONN brought home $7,853,769 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 989.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UCONN not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Quinnipiac University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Hamden, Connecticut, and it awarded 1,891 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Quinnipiac took home $2,735,931 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 86%.

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#3

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut

The excellent sports programs at Fairfield University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut. Fairfield, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,069 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Fairfield U took home $1,956,064 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 90%.

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#4

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

A rank of #4 on our list means Yale University is a great place for Women’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut working on their bachelor’s degree. Yale University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in New Haven, Connecticut that handed out 1,664 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Yale took home $728,521 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 99%. Yale also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#5

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, Connecticut

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Sacred Heart University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Connecticut list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Fairfield, Connecticut, and it awarded 1,411 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Sacred Heart brought home $1,393,337 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.

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#6

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

University of Hartford did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #6. UHart is located in West Hartford, Connecticut and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,123 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at UHart brought home $2,045,795 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 981, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#7

Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

With a ranking of #7, Connecticut College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. Conn College is a private not-for-profit institution located in New London, Connecticut. The school has a small population, and it awarded 518 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Conn College brought home $140,271 in revenue in a single year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Conn College also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#8

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Trinity College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #8. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Hartford, Connecticut, and it awarded 596 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Trinity Bantams made $193,202 in revenue.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Trinity Bantams is ranked #3 for overall quality in Connecticut.

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#9

Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. CCSU is a fairly large public school situated in New Britain, Connecticut. It awarded 2,083 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at CCSU took home $1,191,504 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 995.

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#10

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

Wesleyan University ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut list. Wesleyan U is located in Middletown, Connecticut and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,096 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Wesleyan U brought in $227,904 while tallying up $225,958 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,946 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Wesleyan U also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#11

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, Connecticut

Eastern Connecticut State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #11. Willimantic, Connecticut is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,108 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at ECSU made $286,103 in revenue.

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#12

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, Connecticut

University of Saint Joseph ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in West Hartford, Connecticut, and it awarded 202 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at USJ took home $124,699 in revenue.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed.

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#13

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

University of New Haven did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #13. West Haven, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,189 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at University of New Haven made $744,515 in revenue, while incurring $741,495 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $3,020 in profit.

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#14

University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, Connecticut

University of Bridgeport landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. Bridgeport, Connecticut is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 621 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UBridgeport brought home $702,547 in revenue in a single year.

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#15

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, Connecticut

Southern Connecticut State University landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,676 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at SCSU took home $622,501 in revenue.

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#16

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, Connecticut

Western Connecticut State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #16. Western Connecticut State University is a medium-sized public school located in Danbury, Connecticut that handed out 987 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at WestConn made $257,509 in revenue.

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#17

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut

Albertus Magnus College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking, coming in at #17. Located in New Haven, Connecticut, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 296 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Albertus Magnus made $54,143 in revenue.

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#18

Mitchell College

New London, Connecticut

With a ranking of #18, Mitchell College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut ranking. Mitchell College is located in New London, Connecticut and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 108 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Mitchell College took home $77,370 in revenue.

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#19

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut

Post University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Connecticut list. Post University is located in Waterbury, Connecticut and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,043 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Post University brought in $284,900 while tallying up $283,026 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,874.

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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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