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2021 Top Utah Women's Basketball Schools

7 Colleges
$17,732 Avg Tuition & Fees*
19% 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 Utah ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 7 colleges and universities across Utah to determine which were the best for Women's Basketball athletes in Utah. 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 Utah for Women's Basketball athletes in Utah

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Our 2021 rankings named Brigham Young University - Provo the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Utah working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Provo, Utah, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 7,007 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at BYU made $2,168,100 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 983.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Utah ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, BYU is ranked #1 for overall quality in Utah.

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#2

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

A rank of #2 on our list means University of Utah is a great place for Women’s Basketball athletes in Utah working on their bachelor’s degree. Salt Lake City, Utah is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,236 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at U of U took home $214,491 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 986, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. U of U also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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Utah State University

Logan, Utah

Out of the 7 schools in Utah that were part of this year’s ranking, Utah State University landed the #3 spot on the list. Logan, Utah is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,531 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at USU took home $1,879,589 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 973.

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

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Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern Utah University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Utah list. Southern Utah University is a fairly large public school located in Cedar City, Utah that handed out 1,203 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Southern Utah University brought home $766,798 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 984, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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Weber State University

Ogden, Utah

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Weber State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Utah list. WSU is a public institution located in Ogden, Utah. The school has a large population, and it awarded 2,451 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at WSU took home $975,884 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 949.

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Utah Valley University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Utah ranking. Located in Orem, Utah, the large public school awarded 3,471 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UVU made $1,052,836 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

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Dixie State University

Saint George, Utah

Dixie State University came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Utah ranking. Located in Saint George, Utah, the fairly large public school handed out 814 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Dixie State College made $599,976 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 7 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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