American University fields most volleyball players in Washington, D.C.


American University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in Washington, D.C., 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.

American University‘s volleyball team consisted of 16 members, the highest student popularity number in the district.

In all, there are 104 students playing on seven college and university volleyball teams in Washington, D.C.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1American UniversityNCAA Division I without football6,98116
2Catholic University of AmericaNCAA Division III with football3,08816
3George Washington UniversityNCAA Division I without football10,34316
4Georgetown UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,87416
5Howard UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS5,55315
6Gallaudet UniversityNCAA Division III with football1,08213
7Trinity Washington UniversityNCAA Division III without football1,07112
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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