1,814 Schools sponsored varsity Volleyball teams during 2017-18:
Women’s NCAA I Volleyball is a headcount sport so there is a limit of 12 players per school that can be under scholarship annually. All other NCAA Volleyball programs are equivalency sports for scholarship purposes, so partial awards can be awarded to meet the annual limit. For example, an NCAA Division II school can award 16 female players each a 1/2 scholarship and still meet the limit of 8 per team. Men’s volleyball is an emerging sport of the NAIA.