5 percent of Western Illinois University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017


In 2016-2017, 5 percentage of Western Illinois University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Western Illinois University has 7,599 undergraduate students, of which 51 percent are women and 49 percent are men, and a total student body of 9,441 students. Of these students, 273 men and 196 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 Western Illinois University with the most participants are all track combined (139), football (105) and soccer (57).

Sports popularity
Type of sport
Men
Women
Total
All Track Combined
69
70
139
Football
105
0
105
Soccer
28
29
57
Basketball
15
21
36
Swimming and Diving
14
19
33
Baseball
32
0
32
Softball
0
20
20
Golf
10
10
20
Volleyball
0
19
19
Tennis
0
8
8

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