8.1 percent of Eastern Illinois University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017


In 2016-2017, 8.1 percentage of Eastern Illinois University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Eastern Illinois University has 5,568 undergraduate students, of which 60 percent are women and 40 percent are men, and a total student body of 7,030 students. Of these students, 347 men and 220 women represented the school by participating in one or more of the sports with teams at the school.

This total does not include students playing intramural sports.

According to NCES, 4.3 percent of students enrolled at institutions of higher education with sports teams were on teams.

The sports at Eastern Illinois University with the most participants are all track combined (227), football (100) and soccer (65).

Sports popularity
Type of sport
Men
Women
Total
All Track Combined
129
98
227
Football
100
0
100
Soccer
33
32
65
Swimming
18
19
37
Baseball
35
0
35
Basketball
14
19
33
Softball
0
21
21
Tennis
10
9
19
Volleyball
0
15
15
Golf
8
7
15

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