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
|Rank||School||Division||Total Undergraduates||Male Student Athletes||Female Student Athletes||Total Number of Student Athletes|
|1||University of Wyoming||NCAA Division I-FBS||8,099||231||165||396|
|2||Sheridan College||NJCAA Division I||1,321||86||84||170|
|3||Northwest College||NJCAA Division I||976||75||57||132|
|4||Laramie County Community College||NJCAA Division I||1,705||65||60||125|
|5||Western Wyoming Community College||NJCAA Division I||921||62||49||111|
|6||Eastern Wyoming College||NJCAA Division I||445||47||35||82|
|7||Central Wyoming College||NJCAA Division I||612||33||40||73|
|8||Casper College||NJCAA Division I||1,694||25||46||71|