Brigham Young University-Provo fields most volleyball players in Utah

Brigham Young University-Provo 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.

Brigham Young University-Provo‘s volleyball team consisted of 46) members, the highest student popularity number in Utah.

In all, there are 205 students playing on 10 college and university volleyball teams in the state.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1Brigham Young University-


NCAA Division I-FBS28,01246
2Utah State UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS16,88831
3Dixie State UniversityNCAA Division II with football5,52920
4University of UtahNCAA Division I-FBS17,08119
5Utah Valley UniversityNCAA Division I without football16,97518
6Westminster CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,00316
7Snow CollegeNJCAA Division I3,11015
8Weber State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS10,26515
9Salt Lake Community CollegeNJCAA Division I7,23114
10Southern Utah UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS5,60111
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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