Analysis: 58,361 college athletes play baseball

California, Texas and New York are the most popular states for college baseball, federal data shows.

Colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs report athletics data to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. The latest data includes more than 2,000 schools reporting participation numbers for 2016.

In the U.S., District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, there are 58,361 college baseball players.

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Most popular states for college baseball


StatePlayers
1California5,207
2Texas3,541
3New York3,468
4Pennsylvania3,334
5Illinois2,973
6Ohio2,255
7Florida1,903
8Missouri1,829
9North Carolina1,805
10Massachusetts1,629
11Kansas1,561
12Georgia1,537
13Tennessee1,528
14Michigan1,462
15Alabama1,455
16Iowa1,399
17Minnesota1,370
18Virginia1,329
19South Carolina1,323
20Indiana1,301
21Oklahoma1,294
22New Jersey1,262
23Kentucky979
24Washington935
25Wisconsin890
26Mississippi879
27Arkansas861
28Maryland837
29Louisiana810
30Oregon742
31Nebraska712
32West Virginia702
33Connecticut624
34Arizona598
35Colorado543
36North Dakota388
37Maine358
38New Hampshire348
39New Mexico347
40South Dakota341
41Puerto Rico259
42Rhode Island251
43Vermont212
44Utah208
45Delaware175
46Idaho141
47Hawaii128
48Washington D.C.121
49Montana104
50Nevada103
51Alaska0
51Wyoming0

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