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Complete List of Colleges with Men’s Volleyball Teams

To find their best college fit, each student-athlete needs to consider their needs athletically, academically, socially and financially. In this section, we’ve broken down some of the main features of each division level to give student-athletes a better understanding of what they have to offer, which will help student-athletes create their target list of schools

How many men’s volleyball colleges are there?

There are 239 men’s volleyball colleges. Potential recruits need to consider what kind of playing time they’re likely to get at each division level, what kind of financial aid they’ll be able to secure and what academic standards their college will have. Here is a breakdown of college men’s volleyball teams:

For student-athletes considering which region has the most men’s volleyball teams, California leads all states with 33 teams. However, the Northeast region of the country is where you will find the most teams, with 72 teams found across Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. After that, you’ll find the most teams scattered across the Midwest region, with 47 teams found in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.

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Division 1 men’s volleyball colleges

Offering the highest level of college competition, NCAA Division 1 men’s volleyball colleges are known for their athletic rigor and increased exposure. Here are some ways Division 1 volleyball colleges stand out from the rest:  

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Division 2 men’s volleyball colleges

Men’s volleyball teams at this level have much of the athletic talent seen at the NCAA Division 1 level, and in some cases will even be ranked higher than D1 colleges. Here are some ways Division 2 volleyball colleges stand out from the rest:  

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Division 3 men’s volleyball colleges

Many people are surprised by this, but potential recruits will find the most men’s volleyball teams at the NCAA Division 3 level, which is also the division level that has the most college athletes across all sports. Here’s how Division 3 volleyball colleges stand out:

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NAIA men’s volleyball colleges

The NAIA has the second-most men’s volleyball teams with 43. Here’s how the NAIA stands out:

Student life balance. NAIA men’s volleyball teams are better at accommodating student-athletes’ personal and academic interests.

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JUCO men’s volleyball colleges

Joining a junior college men’s volleyball team may actually be the perfect fit for you and your family. Most JUCO volleyball teams are found in California and compete as part of the California Community College Athletic Association. Here are some benefits of joining a junior college men’s volleyball team:

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Men’s college volleyball rankings and the best men’s volleyball colleges

To see men’s college volleyball rankings that take into consideration social, financial and academic fit, you can check out NCSA Power Rankings of the best men’s volleyball colleges. These rankings are based on a proprietary analysis using US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, IPEDS graduation rates, average college cost after aid and NCSA Favorites activity to identify the best colleges that offer men’s volleyball. 

  1. UCLA
  2. Stanford
  3. Princeton
  4. UC Irvine
  5. Harvard
  6. UC San Diego
  7. UC Santa Barbara
  8. Ohio State
  9. Brigham Young
  10. USC 

To see men’s college volleyball rankings based purely on athletic performance, you can check out various AVCA polls, which include the DI–II Men Top 15 poll, the DIII Men Top 15 poll, and NAIA Men Top 10 poll.

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Future men’s volleyball programs

New men’s volleyball programs present a great opportunity for student-athletes looking to earn a roster spot in college. When a new college men’s volleyball team pops up, the coaching staff needs to recruit an entire team from scratch, presenting more roster openings for those looking to earn a difficult-to-secure spot. Besides the obvious draw of available roster spots, new programs also can offer more playing time for underclassmen and a rewarding college experience for those that take pride in building something new.

Check out the list of future men’s volleyball programs.

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Full list of men's volleyball colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Adrian, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Philippi, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Springfield, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Northeast-10 Conference
NCAA II
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Glenside, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Phoenix, ARIZONA
South West
Central States Football League
NAIA
Tempe, ARIZONA
South West
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA I
Rock Island, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Aurora, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Berea, OHIO
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Muncie, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA I
Annandale-On-Hudson, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
Wilson, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Belmont, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Lisle, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Mesa, ARIZONA
South West
NAIA DII
NAIA
Bluefield, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Mount Vernon, GEORGIA
South East
Southern States Athletic Conference
NAIA
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Provo, UTAH
South West
Other
NCAA I
Langhorne, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Division III Independents
NCAA III
Thousand Oaks, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Long Beach, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA I
Northridge, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA I
Whiting, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Campbellsville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Milwaukee, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
River States Conference
NAIA
Kenosha, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
McPherson, KANSAS
Mid West
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Dubuque, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Hartsville, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
New London, NEW HAMPSHIRE
New England
North Atlantic Conference
NCAA III
Bronx, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
River Forest, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Irvine, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Pacific West Conference
NCAA II
Mequon, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Spartanburg, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Hyde Park, NEW YORK
North East
Hudson Valley Men's Athletic Conference, Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Canton, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Lebanon, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Buffalo, NEW YORK
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA II
Amherst, NEW YORK
North East
East Coast Conference
NCAA II
Franklin, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
NCAA III
River Forest, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Sioux Center, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Madison, NEW JERSEY
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA III
Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Quincy, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Commonwealth Coast Conference
NCAA III
Saint Davids, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Madison, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Elizabethtown, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA III
Elmira, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Chicopee, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Franklin Springs, GEORGIA
South East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Beverly, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Commonwealth Coast Football
NCAA III
Due West, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
St. Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Fort Valley, GEORGIA
South East
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Beaver Falls, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Fairfax, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA I
Georgetown, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Goshen, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League
NAIA
Lamoni, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Phoenix, ARIZONA
South West
Western Athletic Conference
NCAA I
Des Moines, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Ivy League
NCAA I
Hamburg, NEW YORK
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Hiram, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Fullerton, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Division III Independents
NCAA III
PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Fort Wayne, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Elgin, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA III
Union, NEW JERSEY
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Frankfort, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Bristol, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Wilkes-Barre, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Division III Independents
NCAA III
Plymouth, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Lancaster, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Other
NCAA III
Newton, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Southfield, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Banner Elk, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Schnecksville, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference, NJCAA
JC
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Romeoville, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA I
Marietta, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Gaffney, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
Lincoln, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
NAIA
NAIA
Harrogate, TENNESSEE
Mid East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
Saint Charles, MISSOURI
Mid West
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
NCAA II
Dubuque, IOWA
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Wilmington, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
South Coast Conference of the California Association of Community Colleges, Western State Conference
JC
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
South Coast
JC
Sylvania, OHIO
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Missouri Valley Conference
NCAA I
Fond du Lac, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Arlington, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Maryville, TENNESSEE
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lebanon, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II
Buffalo, NEW YORK
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Atherton, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Mechanicsburg, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Midway, KENTUCKY
Mid East
River States Conference
NAIA
Milligan University, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Decatur, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Milwaukee, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
NJCAA
JC
Milwaukee, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Dallas, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Marshall, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Moorpark, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
WSC
JC
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cedar Rapids, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cincinnati, OHIO
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Mount Vernon, OHIO
Great Lakes
Crossroads League
NAIA
Rochester, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Aston, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Jersey City, NEW JERSEY
North East
Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Newark, NEW JERSEY
North East
Atlantic Sun Conference
NCAA I
New York, NEW YORK
North East
University Athletic Association
NCAA III
Dudley, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Commonwealth Coast Football
NCAA III
Naperville, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Tigerville, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Gulf South Conference
NCAA II
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA III
Johnson, VERMONT
New England
North Atlantic Conference
NCAA III
Columbus, OHIO
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Olivet, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Bourbonnais, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Bremerton, WASHINGTON
West Coast
Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges
JC
Costa Mesa, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Orange Empire Conference, Mission Conference for football
JC
Ottawa, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Phoenix, ARIZONA
South West
(NAIA) (NCWA – Wrestling)
NAIA
Parkville, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
University Park, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA I
Altoona, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Erie, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Malibu, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
West Coast Conference
NCAA I
Demorest, GEORGIA
South East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Claremont, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Princeton, NEW JERSEY
North East
Ivy League
NCAA I
Fort Wayne, INDIANA
Great Lakes
The Summit League
NCAA I
Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
Quincy, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II
Mahwah, NEW JERSEY
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Ashland, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Weston, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Waleska, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Nashua, NEW HAMPSHIRE
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Rochester, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
Rockford, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA III
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Rosemont, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Newark, NEW JERSEY
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Fairfield, CONNECTICUT
New England
Northeast Conference
NCAA I
Morristown, NEW JERSEY
North East
North Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Loretto, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA I
Latrobe, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
San Diego, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Pacific Coast Conference
JC
San Diego, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (CCCAA)
JC
Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Western States Conference
JC
Orange, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Orange Empire Conference
JC
Bronxville, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
Adrian, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Redding, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
Olympia, WASHINGTON
West Coast
NJCAA, Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges
JC
Buena Vista, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Mobile, ALABAMA
South East
Southern States Athletic Conference
NAIA
Springfield, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Davenport, IOWA
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Laurinburg, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Brooklyn Heights, NEW YORK
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA I
Rochester, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Brooklyn, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
Patchogue, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
De Pere, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA III
Bradenton, FLORIDA
South East
NJCAA
JC
Hoboken, NEW JERSEY
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Stevenson, MARYLAND
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
New Paltz, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Sanborn, NEW YORK
North East
NJCAA, Western New York Conference
JC
Potsdam, NEW YORK
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Purchase, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
Santa Clarita, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NCAA I
Troy, NEW YORK
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Greenville, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Crestview Hills, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NAIA
Angola, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA III
Palos Heights, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Deerfield, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Greeneville, TENNESSEE
Mid East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
Irvine, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA I
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA I
Merced, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
La Jolla, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Division II Independents
NCAA I
Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA I
Santa Cruz, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Division III Independents
NCAA III
Charleston, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Mountain East Conference
NCAA II
Honolulu, HAWAII
West Coast
Mountain West Conference
NCAA I
Jamestown, NORTH DAKOTA
North West
North Star Athletic Association
NAIA
La Verne, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Mount Olive, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Alliance, OHIO
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA III
San Marcos, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
NAIA
NAIA
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA I
Phoenixville, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Division III Independents
NCAA III
West Bend, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Collegiate Conference, Wisconsin Junior Collegiate Conference Association
NCAA III
Costa Mesa, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Poughkeepsie, NEW YORK
North East
Liberty League
NCAA III
La Crosse, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
North Star Athletic Association
NAIA
Crawfordsville, INDIANA
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Lake Wales, FLORIDA
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Babson Park, FLORIDA
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Aurora, NEW YORK
North East
North Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Commonwealth Coast Conference
NCAA III
Walla Walla, WASHINGTON
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA III
Chester, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Wilkes-Barre, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA III
Oskaloosa, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Walnut Ridge, ARKANSAS
Mid South
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
Williamstown, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Chambersburg, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA III
Springfield, OHIO
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA III
New York, NEW YORK
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA III
York, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA III

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