Middlebury College ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Vermont 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 Middlebury College students taking part in athletic programs was 698 – 384 men and 314 women – representing the largest contingent of student athletes in Vermont.
In all, there are 3,389 students – 1,894 men and 1,495 women – playing on athletic teams at 12 colleges and universities in the state.
Colleges with the most student athletes
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Male Student Athletes||Female Student Athletes||Total Number of Student Athletes|
|1||Middlebury College||NCAA Division III with football||2,496||384||314||698|
|2||Norwich University||NCAA Division III with football||2,445||413||182||595|
|3||Castleton University||NCAA Division III with football||1,730||354||228||582|
|4||University of Vermont||NCAA Division I without football||9,940||186||231||417|
|5||Saint Michael's College||NCAA Division II without football||1,839||166||204||370|
|6||Lyndon State College||NCAA Division III without football||961||98||73||171|
|7||Johnson State College||NCAA Division III without football||881||72||81||153|
|8||Southern Vermont College||NCAA Division III without football||351||67||66||133|
|9||Green Mountain College||NCAA Division III without football||472||61||45||106|
|10||College of St.
|11||Vermont Technical College||USCAA||1,020||34||20||54|