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2021 Top Texas Women's Basketball Schools

46 Colleges
$34,401 Avg Tuition & Fees*
43% 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 Texas ranking.

We analyzed 46 colleges and universities across Texas to determine which were the best for Women's Basketball athletes in Texas. 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 Texas for Women's Basketball athletes in Texas

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#1

Baylor University

Waco, Texas

Our 2021 rankings named Baylor University the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Texas working on their bachelor’s degree. Baylor University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Waco, Texas that handed out 3,798 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Baylor took home $9,485,162 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 981.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. Baylor excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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A rank of #2 on our list means The University of Texas at Austin is a great place for Women’s Basketball athletes in Texas working on their bachelor’s degree. UT Austin is a large public school situated in Austin, Texas. It awarded 10,098 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UT Austin made $2,305,200 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 991, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UT Austin did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Rice University

Houston, Texas

The excellent sports programs at Rice University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Texas. Located in Houston, Texas, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,228 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Rice brought home $2,944,961 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 996.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Rice is ranked #1 for overall quality in Texas.

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You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Southern Methodist University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Located in Dallas, Texas, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 1,942 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at SMU brought home $3,715,222 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 967.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 91%. SMU excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#5

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas

Out of the 46 schools in Texas that were part of this year’s ranking, Texas A&M University - College Station landed the #5 spot on the list. College Station, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 13,198 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Texas A&M College Station made $3,941,753 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 92%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Texas A&M College Station also made our overall quality list, coming in at #4.

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#6

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

Texas Christian University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas list. TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,447 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at TCU made $6,441,739 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 995 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. TCU also made our overall quality list, coming in at #5.

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#7

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas

Trinity University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas list. San Antonio, Texas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 617 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Trinity U brought home $257,921 in revenue in a single year.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Trinity U did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our overall quality list.

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Abilene Christian University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Abilene Christian is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Abilene, Texas. It awarded 844 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Abilene Christian took home $1,247,975 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 995 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Abilene Christian also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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The University of Texas at Dallas ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas list. Richardson, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,225 students in 2018-2019.

The team at UT Dallas took home $194,490 in revenue and paid out $152,457 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $42,033.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%. On top of its placing in this ranking, UT Dallas also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#10

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

With a ranking of #10, Texas Tech University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Texas Tech is a large public school situated in Lubbock, Texas. It awarded 6,599 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Texas Tech brought home $1,110,694 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 985 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Texas Tech also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#11

Saint Edward's University

Austin, Texas

With a ranking of #11, Saint Edward’s University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. St. Edward’s University is located in Austin, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,015 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

St. Edward’s University brought in $943,704 while tallying up $859,575 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. Thus, the team actually made $84,129, which isn’t bad at all.

St. Edward’s University excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#12

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Texas

St. Mary’s University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. St. Mary’s is a small private not-for-profit school situated in San Antonio, Texas. It awarded 468 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

St. Mary’s brought in $594,493 while tallying up $583,498 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $10,995 for the sports team.

In addition to its great ranking here, St. Mary’s is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#13

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #13. UH is a large public school situated in Houston, Texas. It awarded 7,631 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UH made $2,404,717 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 978, signifying that team members care about their grades.

In addition to its great ranking here, UH is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#14

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

With a ranking of #14, Texas State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Texas State is a large public school situated in San Marcos, Texas. It awarded 7,427 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Texas State brought home $1,350,513 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 985, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#15

Austin College

Sherman, Texas

Austin College landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Located in Sherman, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 342 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Austin College brought home $130,208 in revenue in a single year.

In addition to its great ranking here, Austin College is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio ranked #16 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas list. Located in San Antonio, Texas, the large public school awarded 5,655 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UTSA made $1,342,046 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 986 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#17

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

University of North Texas did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #17. Denton, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 7,639 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UNT brought home $1,819,974 in revenue in a single year. The academic progress rate of the team is 974.

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#18

Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Texas

Texas Lutheran University ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas list. Texas Lutheran University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Seguin, Texas that handed out 278 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at TLU made $164,340 in revenue, while incurring $164,212 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $128 for the sports team.

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#19

Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas

Texas Southern University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking, coming in at #19. TSU is located in Houston, Texas and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,120 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at TSU took home $960,697 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 974.

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#20

Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas

With a ranking of #20, Southwestern University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. Georgetown, Texas is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 375 students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Southwestern made $165,977 in revenue, while incurring $159,240 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $6,737 in profit.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. In addition to its great ranking here, Southwestern is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#21

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas

University of the Incarnate Word landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in San Antonio, Texas, and it awarded 1,363 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at UIW took home $1,201,507 in revenue and paid out $1,199,662 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,845. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 963.

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#22

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas

University of Dallas ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas list. Located in Irving, Texas, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 353 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at UD took home $144,917 in revenue.

In addition to its great ranking here, UD is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#23

Houston Baptist University

Houston, Texas

Houston Baptist University landed the #23 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. HBU is located in Houston, Texas and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 467 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at HBU took home $1,050,068 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 988, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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The University of Texas at Tyler ranked #24 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas list. Located in Tyler, Texas, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,904 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at UT Tyler took home $219,089 in revenue.

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#25

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

With a ranking of #25, West Texas A&M University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Texas ranking. West Texas A&M University is a medium-sized public school located in Canyon, Texas that handed out 1,746 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at West Texas A&M University made $683,028 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 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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