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2021 Top Arkansas Women's Basketball Schools

13 Colleges
$19,870 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in Arkansas ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 13 schools in Arkansas to determine which ones were the best for Women's Basketball athletes in Arkansas. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the athletic competitiveness of the school and the school's overall quality. This means that a school must provide students with a great education in addition to having a good sports team if it wants to rank well.

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Top Colleges in Arkansas for Women's Basketball athletes in Arkansas

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas

Our 2021 rankings named Harding University the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas working on their bachelor’s degree. Harding is located in Searcy, Arkansas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 888 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Harding made $431,915 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Harding is ranked #3 for overall quality in Arkansas.

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#2

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

A rank of #2 on our list means University of Arkansas is a great place for Women’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas working on their bachelor’s degree. UARK is a public institution located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,181 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UARK brought home $497,775 in revenue in a single year.

UARK also took the #2 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend University of Central Arkansas. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. UCA is a public institution located in Conway, Arkansas. The school has a fairly 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 UCA made $1,008,010 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 971.

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#4

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Hendrix College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Arkansas list. Located in Conway, Arkansas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 338 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Hendrix made $124,132 in revenue.

Hendrix not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#5

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Out of the 13 schools in Arkansas that were part of this year’s ranking, Ouachita Baptist University landed the #5 spot on the list. Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 399 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Ouachita Baptist made $410,032 in revenue, while incurring $409,205 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $827 in profit.

Ouachita Baptist also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas list. A-State is a fairly large public school situated in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It awarded 1,850 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at A-State took home $1,280,194 in revenue.

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#7

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, Arkansas

Arkansas Tech University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. ATU is a public institution located in Russellville, Arkansas. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 1,360 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at ATU took home $444,419 in revenue and paid out $438,595 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $5,824, which isn’t bad at all. The academic progress rate of the team is 957.

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#8

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

With a ranking of #8, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. UAPB is located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 433 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at UAPB took home $574,850 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

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#9

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. Fort Smith, Arkansas is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 826 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UAFS made $460,486 in revenue.

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#10

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, Arkansas

With a ranking of #10, University of the Ozarks did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. Located in Clarksville, Arkansas, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 166 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Ozarks took home $113,149 in revenue.

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#11

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Henderson State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking, coming in at #11. Henderson State University is a public institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The school has a small population, and it awarded 534 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Henderson State University made $363,365 in revenue.

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#12

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Monticello came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas ranking. UAM is a small public school situated in Monticello, Arkansas. It awarded 444 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UAM made $280,294 in revenue.

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Southern Arkansas University Main Campus ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Arkansas list. This small public school is located in Magnolia, Arkansas, and it awarded 495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus brought home $300,353 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 13 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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