Emmanuel College fields most volleyball players in Georgia


Emmanuel 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.

Emmanuel College‘s volleyball team consisted of 27 members, the highest student popularity number in Georgia.

In all, there are 558 students playing on 36 college and university volleyball teams in the state.

College volleyball participation rankings

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesVolleyball Total Participation
1Emmanuel CollegeNCAA Division II without football74327
2Point UniversityNAIA Division II1,21926
3Emory UniversityNCAA Division III without football6,63922
4Oglethorpe UniversityNCAA Division III without football1,11221
5Shorter UniversityNCAA Division II with football1,21221
6Georgia Southern UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS15,91219
7College of Coastal GeorgiaNAIA Division I2,11117
8Middle Georgia State UniversityNAIA Division I4,65717
9Reinhardt UniversityNAIA Division II1,22317
10Augusta UniversityNCAA Division II without football4,07816
11Berry CollegeNCAA Division III with football2,04616
12Columbus State UniversityNCAA Division II without football4,75316
13Georgia College and State UniversityNCAA Division II without football5,51916
14Georgia State UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS19,06216
15Life UniversityNAIA Division I53116
16Piedmont CollegeNCAA Division III without football1,17716
17Kennesaw State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS24,17115
18LaGrange CollegeNCAA Division III with football85415
19Mercer UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS4,01215
20Savannah State UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS4,10815
21University of GeorgiaNCAA Division I-FBS26,25215
22Valdosta State UniversityNCAA Division II with football7,14815
23Andrew CollegeNJCAA Division I26614
24Clark Atlanta UniversityNCAA Division II with football2,98614
25Covenant CollegeNCAA Division III without football97314
26Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusNCAA Division I-FBS13,69814
27Truett McConnell UniversityNAIA Division II69214
28University of West GeorgiaNCAA Division II with football8,95814
29Albany State UniversityNCAA Division II with football2,18712
30Brenau UniversityNAIA Division I1,03812
31Brewton-Parker CollegeNAIA Division I40412
32Dalton State CollegeNAIA Division I3,20912
33Toccoa Falls CollegeNCCAA Division II72911
34Fort Valley State UniversityNCAA Division II with football1,99310
35Georgia Northwestern Technical

College

USCAA1,5228
36Paine CollegeNCAA Division II without football3898
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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