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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.

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:  

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:  

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:

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.

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:

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.

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.

 

Full list of men's volleyball colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Adrian, Michigan
Great Lakes
Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League (MCVL) Conference
NCAA D3
Philippi, West Virginia
Mid East
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Reading, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Confernece
NCAA D3
Springfield, Massachusetts
New England
Independent
NCAA D2
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Glenside, Pennsylvania
North East
Great Northeast Atlantic Conference 
NCAA D3
Phoenix, Arizona
South West
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Rock Island, Illinois
Great Lakes
Southern Athletic Association 
NCAA D3
Aurora, Illinois
Great Lakes
Southern Athletic Association 
NCAA D3
Berea, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Muncie, Indiana
Great Lakes
Mid-American Conference
NCAA D1
Annandale-On-Hudson, New York
North East
Middle Atlantic Conference 
NCAA D3
Wilson, North Carolina
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Belmont, North Carolina
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Columbia, South Carolina
South East
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Lisle, Illinois
Great Lakes
New England Collegiate Conference 
NCAA D3
Mesa, Arizona
South West
NAIA DII
NAIA
Bluefield, Virginia
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Provo, Utah
South West
West Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conference
NCAA D3
Long Beach, California
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Northridge, California
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
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
Landmark Conference 
NCAA D3
McPherson, Kansas
Mid West
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Wilberforce, Ohio
Great Lakes
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Dubuque, Iowa
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
New London, New Hampshire
New England
North Atlantic Conference
NCAA D3
Bronx, New York
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA D3
Santa Clarita, California
West Coast
California Community College Athletic Association, Western States Conference
JC
Columbia, South Carolina
South East
NCCAA / Appalachian Athletic Conference (NAIA)
NAIA
River Forest, Illinois
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Irvine, California
West Coast
Pacific West Conference
NCAA D2
Mequon, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Spartanburg, South Carolina
South East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Canton, Missouri
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Lebanon, Tennessee
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Buffalo, New York
North East
Independent
NCAA D2
Amherst, New York
North East
East Coast Conference
NCAA D2
Franklin, Massachusetts
New England
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
NCAA D3
River Forest, Illinois
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Sioux Center, Iowa
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Madison, New Jersey
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA D3
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Quincy, Massachusetts
New England
Commonwealth Coast Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Madison, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Jacksonville, Florida
South East
Mid-South Conference
NCAA D2
Torrance, California
West Coast
CCCAA, South Coast Conference
JC
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA D3
Elmira, New York
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Chicopee, Massachusetts
New England
New England Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Boston, Massachusetts
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Franklin Springs, Georgia
South East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Beverly, Massachusetts
New England
Commonwealth Coast Football
NCAA D3
Due West, South Carolina
South East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Teaneck, New Jersey
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Canandaigua, New York
North East
Mid-State Athletic Conference (NJCAA; Region III)
JC
Boston, Massachusetts
New England
Independent Northeast Region
NAIA
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid West
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Fort Valley, Georgia
South East
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Fairfax, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic 10 Conference
NCAA D1
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 D1
Des Moines, Iowa
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New England
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Hamburg, New York
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Hiram, Ohio
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Frederick, Maryland
North East
MAC Commonwealth Conference
NCAA D3
Fullerton, California
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Chicago, Illinois
Great Lakes
Division III Independents
NCAA D3
Bloomington, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA D3
Salina, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Union, New Jersey
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Frankfort, Kentucky
Mid East
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Bristol, Tennessee
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
North East
Division III Independents
NCAA D3
Plymouth, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
North East
United East Conference 
NCAA D3
Newton, Massachusetts
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Southfield, Michigan
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Banner Elk, North Carolina
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New England
New England Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Marietta, Georgia
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Gaffney, South Carolina
South East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA D2
Lincoln, Illinois
Great Lakes
NAIA, American Midwest Conference
NAIA
Harrogate, Tennessee
Mid East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA D2
Saint Charles, Missouri
Mid West
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
NCAA D2
Brooklyn, New York
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Dubuque, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
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 D1
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Arlington, Virginia
Mid East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Louis, Missouri
Mid West
Independent
NCAA D2
Cambridge, Massachusetts
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lebanon, Illinois
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA D2
Buffalo, New York
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Atherton, California
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conference
NCAA D3
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 D3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
North Central Community College Conference
JC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Dallas, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Saint Louis, Missouri
Mid West
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
Rolla, Missouri
Mid West
Independent
NCAA D2
Marshall, Missouri
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
New Rochelle, New York
North East
NJCAA
JC
Moorpark, California
West Coast
WSC
JC
Atlanta, Georgia
South East
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
Sioux City, Iowa
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cresson, Pennsylvania
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cincinnati, Ohio
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Great Lakes
Crossroads League
NAIA
Rochester, New York
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Aston, Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Jersey City, New Jersey
North East
Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Newark, New Jersey
North East
America East Conference
NCAA D1
New York, New York
North East
University Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Dudley, Massachusetts
New England
Commonwealth Coast Football
NCAA D3
Naperville, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Tigerville, South Carolina
South East
Gulf South Conference
NCAA D2
Chicago, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Johnson, Vermont
New England
North Atlantic Conference
NCAA D3
Columbus, Ohio
Great Lakes
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Olivet, Michigan
Great Lakes
Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League
NCAA D3
Bourbonnais, Illinois
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
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
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Angwin, California
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
Augusta, Georgia
South East
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D2
San Marcos, California
West Coast
CCCAA, SCFA (National Central League)
JC
Parkville, Missouri
Mid West
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
University Park, Pennsylvania
North East
Big Ten Conference
NCAA D1
Altoona, Pennsylvania
North East
ECAC
NCAA D3
Erie, Pennsylvania
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Malibu, California
West Coast
West Coast Conference
NCAA D1
Princeton, New Jersey
North East
Ivy League
NCAA D1
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Great Lakes
Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
NCAA D1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mid East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA D2
Quincy, Illinois
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA D2
Mahwah, New Jersey
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Ashland, Virginia
Mid East
CVC
NCAA D3
Weston, Massachusetts
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Waleska, Georgia
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
South Prince George, Virginia
Mid East
NJCAA (DII)
JC
Nashua, New Hampshire
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Salem, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Rochester, New York
North East
Liberty League
NCAA D3
Rockford, Illinois
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Chicago, Illinois
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Rosemont, Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Troy, New York
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Newark, New Jersey
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference; Eastern College Athletic Conference; Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
NCAA D3
Fairfield, Connecticut
New England
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA D1
Morristown, New Jersey
North East
North Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Loretto, Pennsylvania
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
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
Santa Monica, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Orange, California
West Coast
Orange Empire Conference
JC
Bronxville, New York
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA D3
Adrian, Michigan
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Redding, California
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
Phoenix, Arizona
South West
Arizona Community College Athletic Association
JC
Buena Vista, Virginia
Mid East
USA South
NCAA D3
Springfield, Massachusetts
New England
ECAC (Division III, Football I-AA), Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division III), Empire Eight (Division III), New England College Wrestling Association (Division III), New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (Division III), Pilgrim League (Division III)
NCAA D3
Davenport, Iowa
Mid West
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Brooklyn Heights, New York
North East
Northeast Conference
NCAA D1
Rochester, New York
North East
Empire 8
NCAA D3
Brooklyn, New York
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA D3
Patchogue, New York
North East
Skyline Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
De Pere, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Conference 
NCAA D3
Stanford, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Hoboken, New Jersey
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Stevenson, Maryland
North East
Middle Atlantic Conference
NCAA D3
New Paltz, New York
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Potsdam, New York
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Purchase, New York
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA D3
Athens, Tennessee
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Santa Clarita, California
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Greenville, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Mid East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NAIA
Angola, Indiana
Great Lakes
MCVL
NCAA D3
Palos Heights, Illinois
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Deerfield, Illinois
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cleveland, Georgia
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Greeneville, Tennessee
Mid East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA D2
Irvine, California
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Los Angeles, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Merced, California
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
La Jolla, California
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Santa Barbara, California
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Santa Cruz, California
West Coast
Division III Independents
NCAA D3
Charleston, West Virginia
Mid East
Mountain East Conference
NCAA D2
Honolulu, Hawaii
West Coast
Big West Conference
NCAA D1
Saint Louis, Missouri
Mid West
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
Jamestown, North Dakota
North West
North Star Athletic Association
NAIA
Mount Olive, North Carolina
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA D2
Alliance, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Rio Grande, Ohio
Great Lakes
River States Conference
NAIA
San Marcos, California
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
Los Angeles, California
West Coast
Pacific-12 Conference
NCAA D1
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
North East
CSAC
NCAA D3
Costa Mesa, California
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Poughkeepsie, New York
North East
Liberty League
NCAA D3
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
North Star Athletic Association
NAIA
Crawfordsville, Indiana
Great Lakes
MCVL
NCAA D3
Lake Wales, Florida
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Babson Park, Florida
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Aurora, New York
North East
United East 
NCAA D3
Boston, Massachusetts
New England
GNAC
NCAA D3
Irvine, California
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
Walla Walla, Washington
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Chester, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Springfield, Ohio
Great Lakes
MCVL
NCAA D3
New York, New York
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA D3
York, Pennsylvania
North East
MAC
NCAA D3

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