Stevenson University fields most volleyball players in Maryland

Stevenson 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.

Stevenson University‘s volleyball team consisted of 34 members, the highest student popularity number in Maryland.

In all, there are 411 students playing on 31 college and university volleyball teams in the state.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1Stevenson UniversityNCAA Division III with football3,06534
2Towson UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS16,82721
3University of Maryland-Baltimore CountyNCAA Division I without football9,47418
4Morgan State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS5,73817
5Frostburg State UniversityNCAA Division III with football4,08716
6Loyola University MarylandNCAA Division I without football4,03016
7McDaniel CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,52316
8Salisbury UniversityNCAA Division III with football7,23616
9Washington CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,43716
10Johns Hopkins UniversityOther5,58915
11Hood CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,08614
12University of Maryland Eastern ShoreNCAA Division I without football2,91714
13University of Maryland-College ParkNCAA Division I-FBS26,17414
14Howard Community CollegeNJCAA Division III3,51113
15Coppin State UniversityNCAA Division I without football1,88712
16Montgomery CollegeNJCAA Division III7,46912
17Notre Dame of Maryland UniversityNCAA Division III without football51512
18St Mary's College of MarylandNCAA Division III without football1,54012
19Anne Arundel Community CollegeNJCAA Division III3,87811
20Baltimore City Community CollegeNJCAA Division I1,29311
21Hagerstown Community CollegeNJCAA Division I96811
22Cecil CollegeNJCAA Division II93910
23Garrett CollegeOther44410
24Harford Community CollegeNJCAA Division I2,08710
25Bowie State UniversityNCAA Division II with football3,9319
26Chesapeake CollegeNJCAA Division II6549
27The Community College of Baltimore CountyNJCAA Division II5,9239
28Washington Adventist UniversityNAIA Division II6979
29Allegany College of MarylandNJCAA Division II1,4158
30College of Southern MarylandNJCAA Division II2,9088
31Goucher CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,4368
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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