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2021 Top Vermont Women's Basketball Schools

6 Colleges
$40,620 Avg Tuition & Fees*
54% 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 Vermont ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 6 schools in Vermont, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Women's Basketball athletes in Vermont. 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 Vermont for Women's Basketball athletes in Vermont

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont

Our analysis found Middlebury College to be the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Vermont in this year’s ranking. Located in Middlebury, Vermont, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 771 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Middlebury made $139,499 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Vermont ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Middlebury is ranked #1 for overall quality in Vermont.

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#2

University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Vermont. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the fairly large public school handed out 2,682 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UVM made $1,243,439 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, 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 86%. UVM also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#3

Saint Michael's College

Colchester, Vermont

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Saint Michael’s College. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Vermont list. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Colchester, Vermont, and it awarded 516 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Saint Michael’s brought home $796,844 in revenue in a single year.

Saint Michael’s also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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#4

Norwich University

Northfield, Vermont

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Norwich University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Vermont list. Located in Northfield, Vermont, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 715 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Norwich took home $165,669 in revenue.

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#5

Castleton University

Castleton, Vermont

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Castleton University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Castleton is a small public school situated in Castleton, Vermont. It awarded 378 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Castleton made $171,816 in revenue, while incurring $161,245 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $10,571.

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#6

Johnson State College

Johnson, Vermont

Johnson State College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Vermont ranking, coming in at #6. Johnson State College is a small public school located in Johnson, Vermont that handed out 430 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Johnson State College brought in $138,093 while tallying up $135,380 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $2,713, 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 6 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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