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
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Volleyball Total Participation|
|1||University of Jamestown||NAIA Division II||912||28|
|2||Dickinson State University||NAIA Division I||904||20|
|3||North Dakota State University-Main Campus||NCAA Division I-FCS||10,631||19|
|4||Mayville State University||NAIA Division II||609||17|
|5||University of North Dakota||NCAA Division I-FCS||8,787||17|
|6||North Dakota State College of Science||NJCAA Division I||1,737||15|
|7||University of Mary||NCAA Division II with football||1,731||15|
|8||Valley City State University||NAIA Division II||725||15|
|9||Lake Region State College||NJCAA Division I||481||14|
|10||Dakota College at Bottineau||NJCAA Division II||343||13|
|11||Bismarck State College||NJCAA Division I||2,212||12|
|12||Minot State University||NCAA Division II with football||2,019||12|
|13||Williston State College||NJCAA Division I||618||12|
|14||Trinity Bible College and Graduate School||NCCAA Division II||162||7|