Baylor University fields most volleyball players in Texas

Baylor 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.

Baylor University‘s volleyball team consisted of 29 members, the highest student popularity number in Texas.

In all, there are 1,491 students playing on 92 college and university volleyball teams in the state.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1Baylor UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS14,08729
2Texas A & M University-

College Station

NCAA Division I-FBS44,97527
3Texas A & M University-CommerceNCAA Division II with football6,00724
4Texas Tech UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS26,58824
5Angelo State UniversityNCAA Division II with football4,97622
6Cisco CollegeNJCAA Division I1,31122
7Sul Ross State UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,37722
8Texas Christian UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS8,59122
9The University of Texas at TylerNCAA Division III without football4,79022
10University of HoustonNCAA Division I-FBS25,39922
11Austin CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,25821
12Texas State UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS28,18021
13Texas Lutheran UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,21220
14Texas Southern UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS5,77620
15West Texas A & M UniversityNCAA Division II with football5,65020
16Tarleton State UniversityNCAA Division II with football8,05919
17The University of Texas at DallasNCAA Division III without football14,31219
18The University of Texas of the Permian BasinNCAA Division II with football2,16619
19Trinity UniversityNCAA Division III with football2,24419
20Trinity Valley Community CollegeNJCAA Division I2,04719
21Blinn CollegeNJCAA Division I9,37418
22Cedar Valley CollegeNJCAA Division III1,26318
23Concordia University-TexasNCAA Division III without football1,29118
24East Texas Baptist UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,17718
25Lamar UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,16118
26Navarro CollegeNJCAA Division I3,18118
27Texas Woman's UniversityNCAA Division II without football7,00618
28Dallas Baptist UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,37417
29LeTourneau UniversityNCAA Division III without football1,24517
30Prairie View A & M UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,81717
31Saint Edward's UniversityNCAA Division II without football3,60817
32Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityNAIA Division I1,50617
33Southwestern UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,46417
34Texas A & M University-

Corpus Christi

NCAA Division I without football8,25117
35The University of Texas at ArlingtonNCAA Division I without football16,66317
36The University of Texas at AustinNCAA Division I-FBS37,02617
37University of North TexasNCAA Division I-FBS25,48617
38Wharton County Junior CollegeNJCAA Division I2,84917
39Eastfield CollegeNJCAA Division III2,62016
40McMurry UniversityNCAA Division III with football93216
41Midwestern State UniversityNCAA Division II with football4,12216
42Ranger CollegeNJCAA Division I96416
43Rice UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS3,82416
44Sam Houston State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS14,49716
45Schreiner UniversityNCAA Division III without football1,02916
46St. Mary's UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,18016
47Stephen F Austin State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS9,57116
48Texas A & M International UniversityNCAA Division II without football4,84916
49Texas Wesleyan UniversityNAIA Division I1,48716
50University of DallasNCAA Division III without football1,37116
51Vernon CollegeNJCAA Division I1,00016
52Abilene Christian UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,55015
53Houston Baptist UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS2,16015
54Howard Payne UniversityNCAA Division III with football95915
55Laredo Community CollegeNJCAA Division I2,35215
56Lee CollegeNJCAA Division I1,37015
57Panola CollegeOther1,34815
58San Jacinto Community CollegeNJCAA Division I6,05415
59The University of Texas at El PasoNCAA Division I-FBS13,32115
60The University of Texas at San AntonioNCAA Division I-FBS19,99515
61The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyNCAA Division I without football17,84415
62Tyler Junior CollegeNJCAA Division I5,90915
63University of St ThomasNAIA Division I1,38115
64Wiley CollegeNAIA Division I1,15215
65Hardin-Simmons UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,52014
66Hill CollegeNJCAA Division I1,22514
67Lubbock Christian UniversityNCAA Division II without football1,26714
68North Central Texas CollegeNJCAA Division I2,52014
69Odessa CollegeNJCAA Division I1,96014
70Southern Methodist UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS6,29414
71Texas A & M University-KingsvilleNCAA Division II with football5,09414
72University of the Incarnate WordNCAA Division I-FCS4,48814
73Wayland Baptist UniversityNAIA Division I1,07314
74Coastal Bend CollegeNJCAA Division I1,22013
75Midland CollegeNJCAA Division I1,55313
76Mountain View CollegeNJCAA Division III1,62213
77Our Lady of the Lake UniversityNAIA Division I1,17613
78Temple CollegeNJCAA Division I1,51713
79Western Texas CollegeNJCAA Division I47613
80Frank Phillips CollegeNJCAA Division I44912
81Jarvis Christian CollegeNAIA Division I82912
82Richland CollegeNJCAA Division III4,14112
83University of Mary Hardin-BaylorNCAA Division III with football2,99412
84Brookhaven CollegeNJCAA Division III2,05311
85Clarendon CollegeNJCAA Division I50711
86Huston-Tillotson UniversityNAIA Division I91711
87North Lake CollegeNJCAA Division III2,25211
88Arlington Baptist CollegeNCCAA Division II15410
89Southwestern Adventist UniversityUSCAA66910
90Southwestern Christian CollegeNJCAA Division I13710
91Dallas Christian CollegeNCCAA Division II1878
92Texas CollegeNAIA Division I9208
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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