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2021 Top West Virginia Women's Basketball Schools

17 Colleges
$21,599 Avg Tuition & Fees*
24% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Student athletes have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in West Virginia ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 17 schools in West Virginia, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Women's Basketball athletes in West Virginia. 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 West Virginia for Women's Basketball athletes in West Virginia

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

Our 2021 rankings named West Virginia University the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, and it awarded 4,561 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at WVU made $3,091,144 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 996 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

WVU also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, West Virginia

Out of the 17 schools in West Virginia that were part of this year’s ranking, Wheeling Jesuit University landed the #2 spot on the list. Wheeling Jesuit is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Wheeling, West Virginia. It awarded 164 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Wheeling Jesuit took home $267,012 in revenue and paid out $262,532 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $4,480 in profit.

Wheeling Jesuit did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Marshall University. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Huntington, West Virginia, and it awarded 1,741 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Marshall University made $1,491,852 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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

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#4

Glenville State College

Glenville, West Virginia

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Glenville State College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia list. This small public school is located in Glenville, West Virginia, and it awarded 184 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Glenville State College made $486,141 in revenue, while incurring $470,865 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $15,276 for the sports team.

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#5

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, West Virginia

A rank of #5 on our list means Davis & Elkins College is a great place for Women’s Basketball athletes in West Virginia working on their bachelor’s degree. D&E is located in Elkins, West Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 141 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

D&E brought in $306,328 while tallying up $300,856 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $5,472 for the sports team.

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#6

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherd University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #6. Shepherdstown, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 652 students in 2018-2019.

Shepherd University brought in $335,754 while tallying up $331,978 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $3,776, which isn’t bad at all.

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#7

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia list. Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, the small public school awarded 683 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Fairmont State made $607,209 in revenue.

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#8

University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia

University of Charleston did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #8. Located in Charleston, West Virginia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 422 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UC made $500,622 in revenue, while incurring $477,253 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $23,369, which isn’t bad at all.

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#9

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, West Virginia

West Virginia Wesleyan College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #9. West Virginia Wesleyan College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Buckhannon, West Virginia that handed out 258 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at West Virginia Wesleyan took home $414,218 in revenue.

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#10

West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia

West Liberty University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #10. West Liberty, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 423 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at West Liberty University brought home $376,062 in revenue in a single year.

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#11

Bethany College West Virginia

Bethany, West Virginia

Bethany College West Virginia ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia list. Bethany, West Virginia is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 128 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Bethany College West Virginia brought home $80,410 in revenue in a single year.

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#12

West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia

West Virginia State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking, coming in at #12. WVSU is located in Institute, West Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 360 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at WVSU made $363,101 in revenue.

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#13

Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, West Virginia

Alderson Broaddus University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia list. Alderson Broaddus University is located in Philippi, West Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 190 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at Alderson Broaddus University took home $407,970 in revenue and paid out $399,759 in expenses in recent times. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $8,211 in profit.

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#14

Ohio Valley University

Vienna, West Virginia

Ohio Valley University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Located in Vienna, West Virginia, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 69 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Ohio Valley brought home $311,863 in revenue in a single year.

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#15

Concord University

Athens, West Virginia

Concord University landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Concord University is a small public school situated in Athens, West Virginia. It awarded 386 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Concord University brought home $371,253 in revenue in a single year.

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#16

Bluefield State College

Bluefield, West Virginia

Bluefield State College landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Bluefield State College is located in Bluefield, West Virginia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 183 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at Bluefield State College made $162,401 in revenue, while incurring $151,587 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $10,814 for the sports team.

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#17

Salem International University

Salem, West Virginia

With a ranking of #17, Salem International University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in West Virginia ranking. Located in Salem, West Virginia, the small private for-profit school handed out 124 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Salem International University took home $408,315 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 17 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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