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2021 Top Missouri Women's Basketball Schools

22 Colleges
$26,154 Avg Tuition & Fees*
39% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When it comes to choosing a college, student athletes have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in Missouri ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 22 schools in Missouri to determine which ones were the best for Women's Basketball athletes in Missouri. 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 Missouri for Women's Basketball athletes in Missouri

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

Our analysis found University of Missouri - Columbia to be the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri in this year’s ranking. This large public school is located in Columbia, Missouri, and it awarded 6,314 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Mizzou took home $4,416,682 in revenue. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Mizzou not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#2

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri

The excellent sports programs at Saint Louis University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri. Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,867 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at SLU brought home $2,640,557 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 995.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. In addition to its Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, SLU is ranked #3 for overall quality in Missouri.

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#3

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Washington University in St Louis. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Saint Louis, Missouri is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,407 students in 2018-2019.

The team at WUSTL took home $465,485 in revenue and paid out $435,273 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $30,212 for the sports team.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. WUSTL not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #1 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Drury University

Springfield, Missouri

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Drury University. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri list. Drury University is located in Springfield, Missouri and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 347 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Drury University made $730,316 in revenue.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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#5

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri

The excellent sports programs at Rockhurst University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in Missouri. Kansas City, Missouri is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 463 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Rockhurst took home $644,042 in revenue.

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, Rockhurst is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Missouri State University - Springfield did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #6. Springfield, Missouri is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,756 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Missouri State took home $2,053,071 in revenue.

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#7

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

University of Missouri - Kansas City landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. University of Missouri - Kansas City is a fairly large public school located in Kansas City, Missouri that handed out 1,827 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

UMKC brought in $1,366,828 while tallying up $1,296,062 in expenses for its Women’s Basketball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $70,766 for the sports team. The team has a great academic progress rate of 995, signifying that team members care about their grades.

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#8

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

Truman State University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. Truman State University is a medium-sized public school located in Kirksville, Missouri that handed out 1,216 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Truman State took home $475,600 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Truman State also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#9

William Jewell College

Liberty, Missouri

William Jewell College landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. William Jewell College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Liberty, Missouri that handed out 323 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at William Jewell took home $537,672 in revenue and paid out $534,947 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $2,725 for the sports team.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #10. Rolla, Missouri is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,388 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Missouri University of Science and Technology made $572,857 in revenue.

Missouri University of Science and Technology did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#11

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Webster University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. Webster is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Saint Louis, Missouri. It awarded 724 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Webster took home $190,026 in revenue and paid out $150,759 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $39,267, which isn’t bad at all.

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#12

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

With a ranking of #12, University of Missouri - St Louis did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, the fairly large public school awarded 1,921 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UMSL brought home $595,188 in revenue in a single year.

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#13

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

University of Central Missouri came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Warrensburg, Missouri, and it awarded 2,021 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at UCM brought home $708,627 in revenue in a single year.

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#14

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

With a ranking of #14, Maryville University of Saint Louis did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. Maryville University of Saint Louis is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Saint Louis, Missouri that handed out 616 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Maryville U took home $669,305 in revenue.

Maryville U also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#15

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

With a ranking of #15, Southeast Missouri State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. Located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the fairly large public school awarded 1,711 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Southeast Missouri State University took home $968,718 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 978 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

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#16

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri

With a ranking of #16, Fontbonne University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. Fontbonne University is located in Saint Louis, Missouri and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 251 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Women’s Basketball team at Fontbonne University made $113,206 in revenue, while incurring $106,434 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,772.

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#17

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Missouri Western State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #17. Saint Joseph, Missouri is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 759 students in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Missouri Western made $631,185 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 976.

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#18

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

Lindenwood University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #18. Lindenwood University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saint Charles, Missouri. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,829 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Lindenwood University made $766,475 in revenue.

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#19

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, Missouri

Southwest Baptist University ranked #19 on this year’s Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri list. Located in Bolivar, Missouri, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 378 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at Southwest Baptist University took home $520,106 in revenue.

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#20

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri

Northwest Missouri State University landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. Northwest Missouri State University is a medium-sized public school located in Maryville, Missouri that handed out 1,101 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Northwest brought home $639,527 in revenue in a single year.

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#21

Westminster College Missouri

Fulton, Missouri

Westminster College Missouri did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking, coming in at #21. Westminster College Missouri is a small private not-for-profit school located in Fulton, Missouri that handed out 194 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at Westminster Fulton made $61,939 in revenue.

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Missouri Southern State University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball in Missouri ranking. Missouri Southern is a public institution located in Joplin, Missouri. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 979 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Women’s Basketball team at Missouri Southern made $598,038 in revenue, while incurring $538,408 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $59,630, which isn’t bad at all.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 22 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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