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2021 Top Kentucky Women's Basketball Schools

14 Colleges
$27,577 Avg Tuition & Fees*
32% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in Kentucky ranking.

We analyzed 14 colleges and universities across Kentucky to determine which were the best for Women's Basketball athletes in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky for Women's Basketball athletes in Kentucky

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

Our 2021 rankings named University of Louisville the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. Louisville, Kentucky is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,155 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at UofL took home $5,800,173 in revenue. The team had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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#2

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

The excellent sports programs at University of Kentucky helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the large public school awarded 5,535 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at UK took home $469,223 in revenue. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

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

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#3

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Bellarmine University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Bellarmine U is a private not-for-profit institution located in Louisville, Kentucky. The school has a small population, and it awarded 690 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Bellarmine U took home $837,777 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Bellarmine U is ranked #5 for overall quality in Kentucky.

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#4

Transylvania University

Lexington, Kentucky

Out of the 14 schools in Kentucky that were part of this year’s ranking, Transylvania University landed the #4 spot on the list. Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 272 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Transylvania took home $303,773 in revenue.

In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Transylvania is ranked #2 for overall quality in Kentucky.

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#5

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

A rank of #5 on our list means Western Kentucky University is a great place for Women’s Basketball athletes in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. WKU is a fairly large public school situated in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It awarded 3,158 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at WKU made $1,625,601 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 981, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#6

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

Murray State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking, coming in at #6. Murray State University is a medium-sized public school located in Murray, Kentucky that handed out 1,611 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Murray State made $1,316,900 in revenue, while incurring $1,131,187 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $185,713 for the sports team. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 973.

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#7

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky

Morehead State University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking. Morehead State University is a public institution located in Morehead, Kentucky. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,289 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Morehead State University took home $1,153,611 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 977 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#8

Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Thomas More College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking. Located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 297 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

TMC brought in $155,391 while tallying up $130,962 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $24,429, which isn’t bad at all.

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#9

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

With a ranking of #9, Eastern Kentucky University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking. Richmond, Kentucky is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,737 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Eastern took home $975,215 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 978 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#10

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky

With a ranking of #10, Northern Kentucky University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking. Located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, the fairly large public school awarded 2,197 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at NKU took home $1,328,541 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 990, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#11

Centre College

Danville, Kentucky

Centre College came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking. Located in Danville, Kentucky, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 378 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Centre College of Kentucky brought home $124,367 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. Centre College of Kentucky not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#12

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, Kentucky

Kentucky Wesleyan College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking, coming in at #12. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Owensboro, Kentucky, and it awarded 137 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Wesleyan brought home $497,069 in revenue in a single year.

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#13

Spalding University

Louisville, Kentucky

With a ranking of #13, Spalding University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking. Spalding University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Louisville, Kentucky that handed out 270 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Spalding made $140,959 in revenue.

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#14

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, Kentucky

With a ranking of #14, Kentucky State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Kentucky ranking. KY State is a small public school situated in Frankfort, Kentucky. It awarded 212 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at KY State made $476,754 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 14 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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