University of Wyoming has most student athletes in state

University of Wyoming ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Wyoming 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 University of Wyoming students taking part in athletic programs was 396 –  231 men and 165 women – representing the largest contingent of student athletes in Wyoming.

In all, there are 1,160 students – 624 men and 536 women – playing on athletic teams at eight colleges and universities in the state.


Colleges with the most student athletes

RankSchoolDivisionTotal UndergraduatesMale Student AthletesFemale Student AthletesTotal Number of Student Athletes
1University of WyomingNCAA Division I-FBS8,099231165396
2Sheridan CollegeNJCAA Division I1,3218684170
3Northwest CollegeNJCAA Division I9767557132
4Laramie County Community CollegeNJCAA Division I1,7056560125
5Western Wyoming Community CollegeNJCAA Division I9216249111
6Eastern Wyoming CollegeNJCAA Division I445473582
7Central Wyoming CollegeNJCAA Division I612334073
8Casper CollegeNJCAA Division I1,694254671
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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Casper College Central Wyoming College Eastern Wyoming College Laramie County Community College Northwest College Sheridan College The University of Wyoming University of Wyoming Western Wyoming Community College Wyoming

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