Adams State University fields most volleyball players in Colorado


Adams State University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education collects athletics data annually from all institutions with intercollegiate athletics programs that receive funding through federal financial aid programs. Data for 2016 – the latest year available – includes more than 2,000 schools nationwide.

Adams State University‘s volleyball team consisted of 36 members, the highest student popularity number in Colorado.

In all, there are 372 students playing on 21 college and university volleyball teams in the state.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1Adams State UniversityNCAA Division II with football1,62336
2Lamar Community CollegeNJCAA Division I35721
3Western State Colorado UniversityNCAA Division II with football1,90021
4Colorado Mesa UniversityNCAA Division II with football7,25219
5University of Northern ColoradoNCAA Division I-FCS8,24219
6Colorado CollegeNCAA Division III without football2,08418
7Northeastern Junior CollegeNJCAA Division I89918
8Otero Junior CollegeNJCAA Division I54818
9Regis UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,35918
10University of Colorado BoulderNCAA Division I-FBS25,69218
11Fort Lewis CollegeNCAA Division II with football3,13717
12University of DenverNCAA Division I without football5,47817
13Colorado Christian UniversityNCAA Division II without football1,73416
14Johnson & Wales University-DenverNAIA Division II1,14116
15Trinidad State Junior CollegeNJCAA Division I70916
16Colorado School of MinesNCAA Division II with football4,35915
17Colorado State University-

Fort Collins

NCAA Division I-FBS21,21115
18Colorado State University-PuebloNCAA Division II with football3,39115
19University of Colorado Colorado SpringsNCAA Division II without football7,93214
20Metropolitan State University

of Denver

NCAA Division II without football12,35213
21Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeNJCAA Division I47712
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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