Endicott College fields most volleyball players in Massachusetts

Endicott College 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.

Endicott College‘s volleyball team consisted of 37 members, the highest student popularity number in Massachusetts.

In all, there are 967 students playing on 52 college and university volleyball teams in the state.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1Endicott CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,78337
2Springfield CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,08235
3Wentworth Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division III without football3,91634
4Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division III with football4,44432
5Regis CollegeNCAA Division III without football96431
6Harvard UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,93129
7Emerson CollegeNCAA Division III without football3,73327
8Emmanuel CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,83327
9Lasell CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,74726
10Lesley UniversityNCAA Division III without football1,53225
11Mount Ida CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,29425
12Eastern Nazarene CollegeNCAA Division III without football65623
13Newbury CollegeNCAA Division III without football67523
14Dean CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,13222
15College of Our Lady of the ElmsNCAA Division III without football95321
16Pine Manor CollegeNCAA Division III without football28020
17University of Massachusetts-


NCAA Division III without football9,13920
18Becker CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,56418
19Worcester Polytechnic InstituteNCAA Division III with football4,21418
20American International CollegeNCAA Division II with football1,34717
21Boston CollegeNCAA Division I-FBS9,48617
22Massachusetts College of Liberal ArtsNCAA Division III without football1,25617
23Salem State UniversityNCAA Division III without football5,82817
24Bunker Hill Community CollegeNJCAA Division III4,20916
25Merrimack CollegeNCAA Division II with football3,29516
26Northeastern UniversityNCAA Division I without football13,34516
27University of Massachusetts-DartmouthNCAA Division III with football5,95316
28University of Massachusetts-LowellNCAA Division I without football9,90616
29Western New England UniversityNCAA Division III with football2,58016
30Worcester State UniversityNCAA Division III with football4,02116
31Amherst CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,84615
32Babson CollegeNCAA Division III without football2,28315
33Bentley UniversityNCAA Division II with football4,07615
34Bridgewater State UniversityNCAA Division III with football7,78915
35Clark UniversityNCAA Division III without football2,21915
36College of the Holy CrossNCAA Division I-FCS2,68915
37Tufts UniversityNCAA Division III with football5,41415
38Westfield State UniversityNCAA Division III with football4,95615
39Curry CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,10914
40Framingham State UniversityNCAA Division III with football3,67014
41Holyoke Community CollegeNJCAA Division III2,53814
42Suffolk UniversityNCAA Division III without football4,89914
43Brandeis UniversityNCAA Division III without football3,59113
44Gordon CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,55913
45Massachusetts Maritime AcademyNCAA Division III with football1,60513
46Anna Maria CollegeNCAA Division III with football78012
47Assumption CollegeNCAA Division II with football1,98212
48Stonehill CollegeNCAA Division II with football2,45512
49Williams CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,04412
50Nichols CollegeNCAA Division III with football1,15911
51Wheaton CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,63511
52Northern Essex Community CollegeNJCAA Division III2,0569
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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