• Top 38% for retention in women's volleyball in Division II
  • Top 2% in women's volleyball in Division II for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 24% tallest athletes in women's volleyball
  • Top 22% tallest setters in women's volleyball
  • Top 40% tallest outside hitters / rights in women's volleyball in Division II
  • Top 24% tallest defensive specialists / liberos in women's volleyball
  • Top 51% for spending per athlete in women's volleyball in Division II
  • Top 30% for international students in women's volleyball in Division II

Team Information - Women

Division II
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Small
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
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Testing Required:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 4
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 40
Biotechnology 0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 28
Business Administration and Management, General 36
Finance, General 17
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 12
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 5
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 19
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 13
Information Technology 7
Art Teacher Education 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 26
Elementary Education and Teaching 54
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 5
French Language Teacher Education 0
Music Teacher Education 5
Spanish Language Teacher Education 0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 2
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 11
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 5
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 14
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1
French Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 3
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 12
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 0
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 0
Public Health, General 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 102
History, General 7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science 0
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 70
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 5
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 25
Natural Resources and Conservation
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 9
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 43
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 16
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 3
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 5
Psychology, General 32
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work 25
Social Sciences
Economics, General 7
Political Science and Government, General 5
Sociology 8
Visual and Performing Arts
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1
Fine/Studio Arts, General 8
Graphic Design 17
Music, General 6
Music, Other 0

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