University of Jamestown fields most volleyball players in North Dakota


University of Jamestown 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 Jamestown‘s volleyball team consisted of 28 members, the highest student popularity number in North Dakota.

In all, there are 216 students playing on 14 college and university volleyball teams in the state.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1University of JamestownNAIA Division II91228
2Dickinson State UniversityNAIA Division I90420
3North Dakota State University-Main CampusNCAA Division I-FCS10,63119
4Mayville State UniversityNAIA Division II60917
5University of North DakotaNCAA Division I-FCS8,78717
6North Dakota State College of ScienceNJCAA Division I1,73715
7University of MaryNCAA Division II with football1,73115
8Valley City State UniversityNAIA Division II72515
9Lake Region State CollegeNJCAA Division I48114
10Dakota College at BottineauNJCAA Division II34313
11Bismarck State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,21212
12Minot State UniversityNCAA Division II with football2,01912
13Williston State CollegeNJCAA Division I61812
14Trinity Bible College and Graduate SchoolNCCAA Division II1627
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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