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2021 Top North Dakota Women's Basketball Schools

4 Colleges
$14,080 Avg Tuition & Fees*
26% 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. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Colleges for Women's Basketball in North Dakota ranking is part of that endeavor.

We analyzed 4 colleges and universities across North Dakota to determine which were the best for Women's Basketball athletes in North Dakota. Our ranking methodology focuses a number of different objective factors - such as the overall quality of the school, the school's athletic competitiveness, and the amount of athletic aid per student - to make this determination. Having a great sports team is not enough - the school must also focus on academic excellence.

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Top Colleges in North Dakota for Women's Basketball athletes in North Dakota

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Our analysis found University of North Dakota to be the best school for Women’s Basketball athletes in North Dakota in this year’s ranking. UND is a public institution located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Women’s Basketball team at UND took home $1,860,378 in revenue. The team has a great academic progress rate of 987, signifying that team members care about their grades.

UND also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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The excellent sports programs at North Dakota State University - Main Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Women’s Basketball athletes in North Dakota. North Dakota State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in Fargo, North Dakota that handed out 2,588 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at North Dakota State University made $1,439,776 in revenue. Sports aren’t the only thing that the team excels at - they had a perfect academic progress rate of 1000.

North Dakota State University also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#3

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Mary. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Women’s Basketball athletes in North Dakota list. University of Mary is a small private not-for-profit school located in Bismarck, North Dakota that handed out 532 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at UMary made $520,370 in revenue.

UMary also took the #3 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#4

Minot State University

Minot, North Dakota

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Minot State University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Minot State University is a small public school located in Minot, North Dakota that handed out 607 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Women’s Basketball team at MSU made $434,324 in revenue.

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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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