Georgetown University ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the district, according to a Washington D.C. Business Daily 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.
The number of Georgetown University students taking part in athletic programs was 659 – 384 men and 275 women – representing the largest contingent of student athletes in district.
In all, there are 2,721 students – 1,469 men and 1,252 women – playing on athletic teams at 97 colleges and universities in the district.
Colleges with the most student athletes
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Male Student Athletes||Female Student Athletes||Total Number of Student Athletes|
|1||Georgetown University||NCAA Division I-FCS||6,874||384||275||659|
|2||Catholic University of America||NCAA Division III with football||3,088||309||208||517|
|3||George Washington University||NCAA Division I without football||10,343||238||271||509|
|4||Howard University||NCAA Division I-FCS||5,553||201||168||369|
|5||Gallaudet University||NCAA Division III with football||1,082||163||89||252|
|6||American University||NCAA Division I without football||6,981||110||135||245|
|7||University of the District of Columbia||NCAA Division II without football||1,786||64||46||110|
|8||Trinity Washington University||NCAA Division III without football||1,071||60||60|