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2021 Top Arizona Women's Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$24,763 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% 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 Arizona ranking.

After analyzing 4 schools in Arizona, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Women's Basketball athletes in Arizona. 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 Arizona for Women's Basketball athletes in Arizona

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

Arizona State University - Tempe tops this year’s ranking as the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Arizona. ASU - Tempe is a large public school situated in Tempe, Arizona. It awarded 10,401 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at ASU - Tempe made $938,604 in revenue. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. ASU - Tempe also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#2

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Arizona. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Arizona list. Located in Tucson, Arizona, the large public school awarded 8,231 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at University of Arizona took home $1,051,972 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, signifying that team members care about their grades.

University of Arizona also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#3

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

The excellent sports programs at Northern Arizona University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Arizona. Northern Arizona University is a large public school located in Flagstaff, Arizona that handed out 6,248 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at NAU took home $1,447,056 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

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#4

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Grand Canyon University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Arizona list. Grand Canyon University is located in Phoenix, Arizona and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 11,319 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Grand Canyon University took home $1,444,309 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 978 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

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