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
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Volleyball Total Participation|
|1||Adams State University||NCAA Division II with football||1,623||36|
|2||Lamar Community College||NJCAA Division I||357||21|
|3||Western State Colorado University||NCAA Division II with football||1,900||21|
|4||Colorado Mesa University||NCAA Division II with football||7,252||19|
|5||University of Northern Colorado||NCAA Division I-FCS||8,242||19|
|6||Colorado College||NCAA Division III without football||2,084||18|
|7||Northeastern Junior College||NJCAA Division I||899||18|
|8||Otero Junior College||NJCAA Division I||548||18|
|9||Regis University||NCAA Division II without football||2,359||18|
|10||University of Colorado Boulder||NCAA Division I-FBS||25,692||18|
|11||Fort Lewis College||NCAA Division II with football||3,137||17|
|12||University of Denver||NCAA Division I without football||5,478||17|
|13||Colorado Christian University||NCAA Division II without football||1,734||16|
|14||Johnson & Wales University-Denver||NAIA Division II||1,141||16|
|15||Trinidad State Junior College||NJCAA Division I||709||16|
|16||Colorado School of Mines||NCAA Division II with football||4,359||15|
|17||Colorado State University-
|NCAA Division I-FBS||21,211||15|
|18||Colorado State University-Pueblo||NCAA Division II with football||3,391||15|
|19||University of Colorado Colorado Springs||NCAA Division II without football||7,932||14|
|20||Metropolitan State University
|NCAA Division II without football||12,352||13|
|21||Colorado Northwestern Community College||NJCAA Division I||477||12|