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2021 Top Rhode Island Women's Basketball Schools

8 Colleges
$40,080 Avg Tuition & Fees*
59% 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. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in Rhode Island ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 8 schools in Rhode Island, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Women's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island for Women's Basketball athletes in Rhode Island

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Providence College

Providence, Rhode Island

Our analysis found Providence College to be the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island in this year’s ranking. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 1,119 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Providence made $3,109,357 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Providence also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#2

Bryant University

Smithfield, Rhode Island

Out of the 8 schools in Rhode Island that were part of this year’s ranking, Bryant University landed the #2 spot on the list. Bryant University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Smithfield, Rhode Island that handed out 931 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Bryant took home $1,523,225 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 991.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. Bryant did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

The excellent sports programs at Brown University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. Brown University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Providence, Rhode Island that handed out 2,097 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Brown made $812,289 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

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. Brown also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#4

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island

The excellent sports programs at Roger Williams University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Rhode Island. RWU is located in Bristol, Rhode Island and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 935 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at RWU took home $116,156 in revenue.

RWU did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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#5

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Rhode Island. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. URI is a public institution located in Kingston, Rhode Island. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,624 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at URI took home $2,710,476 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 996.

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#6

Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

Johnson & Wales University - Providence ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Rhode Island list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Providence, Rhode Island, and it awarded 1,570 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at JWU Providence brought home $111,009 in revenue in a single year.

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#7

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island

Salve Regina University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Rhode Island ranking. Newport, Rhode Island is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 558 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Salve Regina brought home $101,350 in revenue in a single year.

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#8

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island College landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Rhode Island ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Providence, Rhode Island, and it awarded 1,402 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

RIC brought in $146,665 while tallying up $145,665 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $1,000, which isn’t bad at all.

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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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