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College Sports - Volleyball

Schools sponsored varsity Volleyball teams in 2021:

# of ScholarshipsAverage Athletic
# of# of teamsTotal AthletesAverage team sizelimit per teamScholarship
DivisionSchoolsMen'sWomen'sMenWomenMen'sWomen'sMenWomenMenWomen
NCAA I336233364765,58321174.51215,60418,990
NCAA II294282934904,89518174.586,1537,950
NCAA III4381154371,6697,2321517----
NAIA225592259934,1491718888,2777,303
Other 4 year73373418621412---366
NJCAA344-344-4,420-13-14-2,838
Other 2 year126161262601,6541613---412
Totals1,8362441,8343,92928,7961616----

Women's NCAA I Volleyball is a headcount sport so there is a limit of 12 players per school that can be under scholarship annually. All other NCAA Volleyball programs are equivalency sports for scholarship purposes, so partial awards can be awarded to meet the annual limit. For example, an NCAA Division II school can award 16 female players each a 1/2 scholarship and still meet the limit of 8 per team. See our page on scholarship limits for more information.

* Average Athletic Scholarship is the average annual amount of athletically related student aid per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.

Odds of a High School Volleyball Player competing in College 2021:

MaleFemale
Number of US High School Volleyball Players 2019-2067,243477,117
Number of College Volleyball Players3,92928,796
% of US High School Volleyball Players competing at any College Level5.60%5.80%
% of US High School Volleyball Players Competing at NCAA I Schools0.70%1.10%
Odds of a US High School Volleyball Player making any College Roster18:117:1
Odds of a US High School Volleyball Player making an NCAA I Roster147:189:1