University of Wisconsin Colleges fields most volleyball players in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Colleges 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.

University of Wisconsin Colleges‘s volleyball team consisted of 121 members, the highest student popularity number in Wisconsin.

In all, there are 809 students playing on 35 college and university volleyball teams in the state.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1University of Wisconsin CollegesOther5,707121
2Lakeland UniversityNCAA Division III with football80844
3Carthage CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,64443
4Milwaukee School of EngineeringNCAA Division III without football2,52534
5Viterbo UniversityNAIA Division II1,48233
6Marian UniversityNCAA Division III without football1,18431
7Cardinal Stritch UniversityNAIA Division II1,20127
8Concordia University-WisconsinNCAA Division III with football2,69125
9Maranatha Baptist UniversityNCAA Division III with football66925
10Marquette UniversityNCAA Division I without


11University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointNCAA Division III with


12Carroll UniversityNCAA Division III with football2,71523
13University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterNCAA Division III with football10,04622
14University of Wisconsin-StoutNCAA Division III with football6,80420
15University of Wisconsin-SuperiorNCCAA Division II1,80619
16University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeNCAA Division I without football17,37318
17University of Wisconsin-OshkoshNCAA Division III with football8,26418
18University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireNCAA Division III with football9,35017
19Edgewood CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,44616
20University of Wisconsin-ParksideNCAA Division II without


21University of Wisconsin-River FallsNCAA Division III with football4,78016
22Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeNCAA Division III with football91516
23Beloit CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,31015
24Lawrence UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,49215
25Saint Norbert CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,04815
26University of Wisconsin-Green BayNCAA Division I without


27University of Wisconsin-La CrosseNCAA Division III with football9,14215
28University of Wisconsin-MadisonNCAA Division I-FBS28,20115
29University of Wisconsin-PlattevilleNCAA Division III with football6,95015
30Northland CollegeNCAA Division III without football55714
31Madison Area Technical CollegeNJCAA Division III4,12013
32Ripon CollegeNCAA Division III with football77613
33Western Technical CollegeNJCAA Division III2,35712
34Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeNJCAA Division III4,52311
35Silver Lake College of the Holy FamilyNAIA Division II2149
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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