List of NCAA Division I institutions

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This is a list of colleges and universities that are members of Division I, the highest level of competition sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Currently, there are 362 institutions classified as Division I (including those in the process of transitioning from other divisions).[1] An additional 204 institutions in one of the NCAA's other two divisions compete or will compete in Division I in at least one sport. All colleges and universities on this list are located in the United States; all states (except Alaska) plus the District of Columbia are represented by full members. Information in this list represents the current 2023–24 seasons.

Full members[edit]

These schools are full members of Division I, meaning they either have finished the process of joining Division I or were members of its predecessor, the University Division.

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School Common name Nickname City State Type Subdivision Primary conference
Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian Wildcats Abilene TX Private FCS Western Athletic Conference[a]
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Alabama A&M Bulldogs[h] Normal AL Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Alabama State University Alabama State Hornets[i] Montgomery AL Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Alcorn State University Alcorn State Braves[j] Lorman MS Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
American University American Eagles Washington DC Private Non-football Patriot League
Appalachian State University Appalachian State Mountaineers Boone NC Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Arizona State University Arizona State Sun Devils Tempe[b] AZ Public FBS Pac-12 Conference[c]
Arkansas State University Arkansas State Red Wolves Jonesboro AR Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Auburn University Auburn Tigers Auburn AL Public FBS Southeastern Conference
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay Governors Clarksville TN Public FCS Atlantic Sun Conference[a]
Ball State University Ball State Cardinals Muncie IN Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Baylor University Baylor Bears Waco TX Private FBS Big 12 Conference
Belmont University Belmont Bruins Nashville TN Private Non-football Missouri Valley Conference
Bethune–Cookman University Bethune–Cookman Wildcats Daytona Beach FL Private FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Boise State University Boise State Broncos Boise ID Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Boston College Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill MA Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Boston University Boston University Terriers Boston MA Private Non-football Patriot League
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Bradley University Bradley Braves Peoria IL Private Non-football Missouri Valley Conference
Brigham Young University BYU Cougars Provo UT Private FBS Big 12 Conference
Brown University Brown Bears Providence RI Private FCS Ivy League
Bryant University Bryant Bulldogs Smithfield RI Private FCS America East Conference[d]
Bucknell University Bucknell Bison Lewisburg PA Private FCS Patriot League
Butler University Butler Bulldogs Indianapolis IN Private FCS Big East Conference[e]
California Baptist University Cal Baptist Lancers Riverside CA Private Non-football Western Athletic Conference
California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly Mustangs San Luis Obispo CA Public FCS Big West Conference[f]
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield[g] Roadrunners Bakersfield CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
California State University, Fresno Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno CA Public FBS Mountain West Conference
California State University, Fullerton Cal State Fullerton Titans Fullerton CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach State Beach Long Beach CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
California State University, Northridge Cal State Northridge Matadors Northridge CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento State Hornets Sacramento CA Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Campbell University Campbell Fighting Camels Buies Creek NC Private FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h]
Canisius University Canisius Golden Griffins Buffalo NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Central Connecticut State University Central Connecticut Blue Devils New Britain CT Public FCS Northeast Conference
Central Michigan University Central Michigan Chippewas Mount Pleasant MI Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Charleston Southern University Charleston Southern Buccaneers North Charleston SC Private FCS Big South Conference
Chicago State University Chicago State Cougars Chicago IL Public Non-football Independent[i]
Clemson University Clemson Tigers Clemson SC Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Cleveland State University Cleveland State Vikings Cleveland OH Public Non-football Horizon League
Coastal Carolina University Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Conway SC Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Colgate University Colgate Raiders Hamilton NY Private FCS Patriot League
College of Charleston Charleston[j] Cougars Charleston SC Public Non-football Coastal Athletic Association
College of the Holy Cross Holy Cross Crusaders Worcester MA Private FCS Patriot League
Colorado State University Colorado State Rams Fort Collins CO Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia Lions New York NY Private FCS Ivy League
Coppin State University Coppin State Eagles Baltimore MD Public Non-football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Cornell University Cornell Big Red Ithaca NY Private FCS Ivy League
Creighton University Creighton Bluejays Omaha NE Private Non-football Big East Conference
Dartmouth College Dartmouth Big Green Hanover NH Private FCS Ivy League
Davidson College Davidson Wildcats Davidson NC Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[k]
Delaware State University Delaware State Hornets[i] Dover DE Public[l] FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
DePaul University DePaul Blue Demons Chicago IL Private Non-football Big East Conference
Drake University Drake Bulldogs Des Moines IA Private FCS Missouri Valley Conference[m]
Drexel University Drexel Dragons Philadelphia PA Private Non-football Coastal Athletic Association
Duke University Duke Blue Devils Durham NC Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit Duquesne Dukes Pittsburgh PA Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[k]
East Carolina University East Carolina Pirates[q] Greenville NC Public FBS American Athletic Conference
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois Panthers Charleston IL Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Kentucky University Eastern Kentucky Colonels Richmond KY Public FCS Atlantic Sun Conference[a]
Eastern Michigan University Eastern Michigan Eagles Ypsilanti MI Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Eastern Washington University Eastern Washington Eagles Cheney WA Public FCS Big Sky Conference
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State Buccaneers Johnson City TN Public FCS Southern Conference
Elon University Elon Phoenix Elon NC Private FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h]
Fairfield University Fairfield Stags Fairfield CT Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Fairleigh Dickinson University Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Hackensack NJ Private Non-football Northeast Conference
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida A&M Rattlers[s] Tallahassee FL Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Florida Atlantic University Florida Atlantic Owls Boca Raton FL Public FBS American Athletic Conference
Florida Gulf Coast University FGCU Eagles Fort Myers[n] FL Public Non-football Atlantic Sun Conference
Florida International University FIU Panthers Miami FL Public FBS Conference USA
Florida State University Florida State Seminoles Tallahassee FL Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Fordham University Fordham Rams Bronx NY Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[k]
Furman University Furman Paladins[t] Greenville SC Private FCS Southern Conference
Gardner–Webb University Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Boiling Springs NC Private FCS Big South Conference
George Mason University George Mason Patriots Fairfax[o] VA Public Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Georgetown University Georgetown Hoyas Washington DC Private FCS Big East Conference[e]
Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Atlanta GA Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern Eagles[u] Statesboro GA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Georgia State University Georgia State Panthers Atlanta GA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Gonzaga University Gonzaga Bulldogs[p] Spokane WA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Grambling State University Grambling State Tigers[v] Grambling LA Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Grand Canyon University Grand Canyon Antelopes Phoenix AZ Private Non-football Western Athletic Conference
Hampton University Hampton Pirates[q] Hampton VA Private FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h]
Harvard University Harvard Crimson Cambridge[q] MA Private FCS Ivy League
High Point University High Point Panthers High Point NC Private Non-football Big South Conference
Hofstra University Hofstra Pride Hempstead NY Private Non-football Coastal Athletic Association
Houston Christian University Houston Christian Huskies Houston TX Private FCS Southland Conference
Howard University Howard Bison[x] Washington DC Private FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Idaho State University Idaho State Bengals Pocatello ID Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Illinois State University Illinois State Redbirds Normal IL Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[m]
Indiana State University Indiana State Sycamores Terre Haute IN Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[m]
Indiana University Bloomington Indiana Hoosiers Bloomington IN Public FBS Big Ten Conference
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis[r] IUPUI Jaguars Indianapolis IN Public Non-football Horizon League
Iona University Iona Gaels New Rochelle NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Iowa State University of Science and Technology[s] Iowa State Cyclones Ames IA Public FBS Big 12 Conference
Jackson State University Jackson State Tigers[v] Jackson MS Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville State Gamecocks Jacksonville AL Public FBS Conference USA
Jacksonville University Jacksonville Dolphins Jacksonville FL Private Non-football Atlantic Sun Conference
James Madison University James Madison Dukes Harrisonburg VA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Kansas State University Kansas State Wildcats Manhattan KS Public FBS Big 12 Conference
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State Owls Kennesaw[t] GA Public FCS Atlantic Sun Conference[u][a]
Kent State University Kent State Golden Flashes Kent OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Lafayette College Lafayette Leopards Easton PA Private FCS Patriot League
Lamar University Lamar Cardinals[ab] Beaumont TX Public FCS Southland Conference
La Salle University La Salle Explorers Philadelphia PA Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Lehigh University Lehigh Mountain Hawks Bethlehem PA Private FCS Patriot League
Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Cardinal Stanford CA Private FBS Pac-12 Conference[v]
Liberty University Liberty Flames[ac] Lynchburg VA Private FBS Conference USA
Lipscomb University Lipscomb Bisons[ad] Nashville TN Private Non-football Atlantic Sun Conference
Long Island University LIU Sharks Brooklyn & Brookville[w] NY Private FCS Northeast Conference
Longwood University Longwood Lancers Farmville VA Public Non-football Big South Conference
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College LSU Tigers[v] Baton Rouge LA Public FBS Southeastern Conference
Louisiana Tech University Louisiana Tech Bulldogs[ae] Ruston LA Public FBS Conference USA
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount Lions Los Angeles CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Loyola University Chicago Loyola Chicago Ramblers Chicago IL Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Loyola University Maryland Loyola Greyhounds Baltimore MD Private Non-football Patriot League
Manhattan College Manhattan Jaspers[af] Riverdale NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marist College Marist Red Foxes Poughkeepsie NY Private FCS Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference[x]
Marquette University Marquette Golden Eagles Milwaukee WI Private Non-football Big East Conference
Marshall University Marshall Thundering Herd Huntington WV Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
McNeese State University McNeese Cowboys[ah] Lake Charles LA Public FCS Southland Conference
Mercer University Mercer Bears Macon GA Private FCS Southern Conference
Merrimack College Merrimack Warriors North Andover MA Private FCS Northeast Conference[y]
Miami University Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Oxford OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Michigan State University Michigan State Spartans East Lansing MI Public FBS Big Ten Conference
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Murfreesboro TN Public FBS Conference USA
Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Science[z] Mississippi State Bulldogs Mississippi State MS Public FBS Southeastern Conference
Mississippi Valley State University Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils[ai] Itta Bena[aa] MS Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Missouri State University Missouri State Bears[aj] Springfield MO Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[m]
Monmouth University Monmouth Hawks West Long Branch NJ Private FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h]
Montana State University Montana State Bobcats Bozeman MT Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Morehead State University Morehead State Eagles Morehead KY Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference[ab]
Morgan State University Morgan State Bears[aj] Baltimore MD Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mount Saint Mary's University Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Emmitsburg[ac] MD Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Murray State University Murray State Racers Murray KY Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[m]
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJIT Highlanders Newark NJ Public Non-football America East Conference
New Mexico State University New Mexico State Aggies Las Cruces NM Public FBS Conference USA
Niagara University Niagara Purple Eagles Niagara University[ad] NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Nicholls State University Nicholls Colonels Thibodaux LA Public FCS Southland Conference
Norfolk State University Norfolk State Spartans Norfolk VA Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University North Carolina A&T Aggies Greensboro NC Public FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h]
North Carolina Central University North Carolina Central Eagles Durham NC Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina State University NC State Wolfpack Raleigh NC Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences North Dakota State Bison Fargo ND Public FCS Summit League[ae]
Northeastern University Northeastern Huskies Boston MA Private Non-football Coastal Athletic Association
Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Flagstaff AZ Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois Huskies DeKalb IL Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Northern Kentucky University Northern Kentucky Norse Highland Heights KY Public Non-football Horizon League
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Northwestern State Demons[al] Natchitoches LA Public FCS Southland Conference
Northwestern University Northwestern Wildcats Evanston IL Private FBS Big Ten Conference
Oakland University Oakland Golden Grizzlies Rochester[af] MI Public Non-football Horizon League
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Oklahoma State Cowboys[ah] Stillwater OK Public FBS Big 12 Conference
Old Dominion University Old Dominion Monarchs[am] Norfolk VA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Oral Roberts University Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Tulsa OK Private Non-football Summit League
Oregon State University Oregon State Beavers Corvallis OR Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
Pepperdine University Pepperdine Waves Malibu[ag] CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Portland State University Portland State Vikings Portland OR Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View A&M Panthers[an] Prairie View TX Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Presbyterian College Presbyterian Blue Hose Clinton SC Private FCS Big South Conference[ah]
Princeton University Princeton Tigers Princeton NJ Private FCS Ivy League
Providence College Providence Friars Providence RI Private Non-football Big East Conference
Purdue University Purdue Boilermakers West Lafayette IN Public FBS Big Ten Conference
Purdue University Fort Wayne Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Fort Wayne IN Public Non-football Horizon League
Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac Bobcats Hamden CT Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Radford University Radford Highlanders Radford VA Public Non-football Big South Conference
Rider University Rider Broncs Lawrenceville NJ Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Robert Morris University Robert Morris Colonials Moon PA Private FCS Horizon League[ai]
Rutgers University–New Brunswick Rutgers Scarlet Knights New Brunswick[aj] NJ Public FBS Big Ten Conference
Sacred Heart University Sacred Heart Pioneers Fairfield CT Private FCS Northeast Conference[y]
Saint Bonaventure University St. Bonaventure Bonnies Saint Bonaventure NY Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Francis University Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash Loretto PA Private FCS Northeast Conference
Saint John's University St. John's Red Storm Queens NY Private Non-football Big East Conference
Saint Joseph's University Saint Joseph's Hawks Philadelphia[ak] PA Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Louis University Saint Louis Billikens Saint Louis MO Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Mary's College of California Saint Mary's Gaels Moraga CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Saint Peter's University Saint Peter's Peacocks Jersey City NJ Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Sam Houston State University Sam Houston Bearkats Huntsville TX Public FBS Conference USA
Samford University Samford Bulldogs Homewood AL Private FCS Southern Conference
San Diego State University San Diego State Aztecs San Diego CA Public FBS Mountain West Conference
San Jose State University San Jose State Spartans San Jose CA Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Santa Clara University Santa Clara Broncos Santa Clara CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Seattle University Seattle Redhawks Seattle WA Private Non-football Western Athletic Conference
Seton Hall University Seton Hall Pirates South Orange NJ Private Non-football Big East Conference
Siena College Siena Saints Loudonville NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
South Carolina State University South Carolina State Bulldogs[h] Orangeburg SC Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
South Dakota State University South Dakota State Jackrabbits Brookings SD Public FCS Summit League[ae]
Southeast Missouri State University SEMO[al] Redhawks Cape Girardeau MO Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana Lions[ap] Hammond LA Public FCS Southland Conference
Southern University and A&M College Southern Jaguars[aq] Baton Rouge LA Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Southern Illinois Salukis Carbondale IL Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[m]
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SIUE[am] Cougars Edwardsville IL Public Non-football Ohio Valley Conference
Southern Methodist University SMU Mustangs Dallas[an] TX Private FBS American Athletic Conference[v]
Southern Utah University Southern Utah Thunderbirds Cedar City UT Public FCS Western Athletic Conference[a]
State University of Iowa[ao] Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa City IA Public FBS Big Ten Conference
State University of New York at Albany[ap] Albany[aq] Great Danes Albany NY Public FCS America East Conference[d]
State University of New York at Binghamton[ar] Binghamton Bearcats Binghamton[as] NY Public Non-football America East Conference
State University of New York at Buffalo[at] Buffalo Bulls Buffalo[au] NY Public FBS Mid-American Conference
State University of New York at Stony Brook[av] Stony Brook Seawolves Stony Brook NY Public FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h]
Stephen F. Austin State University[aw] Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks[ar] Nacogdoches TX Public FCS Western Athletic Conference[a]
Stetson University Stetson Hatters DeLand FL Private FCS Atlantic Sun Conference[a]
Syracuse University Syracuse Orange Syracuse NY Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Temple University Temple Owls Philadelphia PA Public[ax] FBS American Athletic Conference
Tennessee State University Tennessee State Tigers[v] Nashville TN Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Cookeville TN Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
Texas A&M University Texas A&M Aggies College Station TX Public FBS Southeastern Conference
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders Corpus Christi TX Public Non-football Southland Conference
Texas Christian University TCU Horned Frogs Fort Worth TX Private FBS Big 12 Conference
Texas Southern University Texas Southern Tigers[v] Houston TX Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Texas State University Texas State Bobcats San Marcos TX Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Texas Tech University Texas Tech Red Raiders[at] Lubbock TX Public FBS Big 12 Conference
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina[be] The Citadel Bulldogs Charleston SC Public FCS Southern Conference
The College of William and Mary in Virginia William & Mary Tribe Williamsburg VA Public FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h]
The George Washington University George Washington Revolutionaries Washington DC Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
The Ohio State University Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus OH Public FBS Big Ten Conference
The Ohio University Ohio Bobcats Athens OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
The Pennsylvania State University Penn State Nittany Lions[ap] University Park[ay] PA Public[ax] FBS Big Ten Conference
The University of Akron Akron Zips Akron OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
The University of Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide Tuscaloosa AL Public FBS Southeastern Conference
The University of Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels University MS Public FBS Southeastern Conference
The University of New Mexico New Mexico Lobos Albuquerque NM Public FBS Mountain West Conference
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga Mocs Chattanooga TN Public FCS Southern Conference
The University of Tennessee at Martin UT Martin Skyhawks Martin TN Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tennessee Volunteers[as] Knoxville TN Public FBS Southeastern Conference
The University of Texas at Arlington UT Arlington Mavericks Arlington TX Public Non-football Western Athletic Conference
The University of Texas at Austin Texas Longhorns Austin TX Public FBS Big 12 Conference[az]
The University of Texas at El Paso UTEP Miners El Paso TX Public FBS Conference USA
The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA Roadrunners San Antonio TX Public FBS American Athletic Conference
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV Vaqueros Edinburg[ba] TX Public Non-football[bb] Western Athletic Conference
The University of Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane Tulsa OK Private FBS American Athletic Conference
The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Vermont Catamounts Burlington VT Public Non-football America East Conference
Towson University Towson Tigers Towson MD Public FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h]
Troy University Troy Trojans Troy AL Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Tulane University of Louisiana Tulane Green Wave New Orleans LA Private FBS American Athletic Conference
United States Air Force Academy Air Force Falcons USAF Academy[bc] CO Federal FBS Mountain West Conference
United States Military Academy Army Black Knights West Point NY Federal FBS Patriot League[bd]
United States Naval Academy Navy Midshipmen Annapolis MD Federal FBS Patriot League[be]
University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB Blazers Birmingham AL Public FBS American Athletic Conference
University of Arizona Arizona Wildcats Tucson AZ Public FBS Pac-12 Conference[c]
University of Arkansas Arkansas Razorbacks Fayetteville AR Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock Trojans Little Rock AR Public Non-football Ohio Valley Conference
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions[k] Pine Bluff AR Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of California, Berkeley California Golden Bears Berkeley CA Public FBS Pac-12 Conference[v]
University of California, Davis UC Davis Aggies Davis CA Public FCS Big West Conference[f]
University of California, Irvine UC Irvine Anteaters Irvine CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Bruins Los Angeles CA Public FBS Pac-12 Conference[bf]
University of California, Riverside UC Riverside Highlanders Riverside CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Santa Barbara[bg] CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
University of Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Bears[n] Conway AR Public FCS Atlantic Sun Conference[a]
University of Central Florida UCF Knights Orlando[bh] FL Public FBS Big 12 Conference
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati OH Public FBS Big 12 Conference
University of Colorado Boulder Colorado Buffaloes Boulder CO Public FBS Pac-12 Conference[c]
University of Connecticut UConn Huskies Storrs CT Public FBS Big East Conference[e]
University of Dayton Dayton Flyers Dayton OH Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[k]
University of Delaware Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Newark DE Public[l] FCS Coastal Athletic Association[h][bi]
University of Denver Denver Pioneers Denver CO Private Non-football Summit League
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Mercy Titans Detroit MI Private Non-football Horizon League
University of Evansville Evansville Purple Aces Evansville IN Private Non-football Missouri Valley Conference
University of Florida Florida Gators Gainesville FL Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Georgia Georgia Bulldogs[h] Athens GA Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors[w] Honolulu HI Public FBS Big West Conference[f]
University of Houston Houston Cougars Houston TX Public FBS Big 12 Conference
University of Idaho Idaho Vandals Moscow ID Public FCS Big Sky Conference
University of Illinois Chicago UIC Flames Chicago IL Public Non-football Missouri Valley Conference
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Illinois Fighting Illini Urbana[bj] IL Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Kansas Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence KS Public FBS Big 12 Conference
University of Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats Lexington KY Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette LA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
University of Louisiana at Monroe ULM[bk] Warhawks Monroe LA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
University of Louisville Louisville Cardinals Louisville KY Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Maine Maine Black Bears Orono ME Public FCS America East Conference[d]
University of Maryland, Baltimore County UMBC Retrievers Catonsville MD Public Non-football America East Conference
University of Maryland, College Park Maryland Terrapins College Park MD Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks Princess Anne[bl] MD Public Non-football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass Minutemen[au] Amherst MA Public FBS Atlantic 10 Conference[k]
University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass Lowell River Hawks Lowell MA Public Non-football America East Conference
University of Memphis Memphis Tigers Memphis TN Public FBS American Athletic Conference
University of Miami Miami (Florida) Hurricanes Coral Gables FL Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Michigan Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor MI Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Minnesota Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis MN Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Missouri–Columbia[bm] Missouri Tigers Columbia MO Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Missouri–Kansas City Kansas City Roos Kansas City MO Public Non-football Summit League
University of Montana Montana Grizzlies[ak] Missoula MT Public FCS Big Sky Conference
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska Cornhuskers Lincoln NE Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha Mavericks Omaha NE Public Non-football Summit League
University of Nevada, Las Vegas UNLV Rebels[aw] Paradise[bn] NV Public FBS Mountain West Conference
University of Nevada, Reno Nevada Wolf Pack Reno NV Public FBS Mountain West Conference
University of New Hampshire New Hampshire Wildcats Durham NH Public FCS America East Conference[d]
University of New Orleans New Orleans Privateers New Orleans LA Public Non-football Southland Conference
University of North Alabama North Alabama Lions Florence AL Public FCS Atlantic Sun Conference[a]
University of North Carolina at Asheville UNC Asheville Bulldogs Asheville NC Public Non-football Big South Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Tar Heels Chapel Hill NC Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte 49ers Charlotte NC Public FBS American Athletic Conference
University of North Carolina at Greensboro UNC Greensboro Spartans Greensboro NC Public Non-football Southern Conference
University of North Carolina at Wilmington UNC Wilmington Seahawks Wilmington NC Public Non-football Coastal Athletic Association
University of North Dakota North Dakota Fighting Hawks Grand Forks ND Public FCS Summit League[ae]
University of Northern Colorado Northern Colorado Bears Greeley CO Public FCS Big Sky Conference
University of Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Panthers Cedar Falls IA Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[m]
University of North Florida North Florida Ospreys Jacksonville FL Public Non-football Atlantic Sun Conference
University of North Texas North Texas Mean Green Denton TX Public FBS American Athletic Conference
University of Notre Dame du Lac Notre Dame Fighting Irish Notre Dame IN Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference[bo]
University of Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners Norman OK Public FBS Big 12 Conference[az]
University of Oregon Oregon Ducks Eugene OR Public FBS Pac-12 Conference[bf]
University of Pennsylvania Penn Quakers Philadelphia PA Private FCS Ivy League
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Panthers Pittsburgh PA Public[ax] FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Portland Portland Pilots Portland OR Private Non-football West Coast Conference
University of Rhode Island Rhode Island Rams Kingston RI Public FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[k]
University of Richmond Richmond Spiders Richmond VA Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[k]
University of San Diego San Diego Toreros San Diego CA Private FCS West Coast Conference[bp]
University of San Francisco San Francisco Dons San Francisco CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
University of South Alabama South Alabama Jaguars Mobile AL Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
University of South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks Columbia SC Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of South Carolina Upstate USC Upstate[bq] Spartans Spartanburg SC Public Non-football Big South Conference
University of South Dakota South Dakota Coyotes Vermillion SD Public FCS Summit League[ae]
University of Southern California USC[br] Trojans[ax] Los Angeles CA Private FBS Pac-12 Conference[bf]
University of Southern Mississippi Southern Miss Golden Eagles[u] Hattiesburg MS Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
University of South Florida South Florida Bulls Tampa FL Public FBS American Athletic Conference
University of the Incarnate Word Incarnate Word[bs] Cardinals San Antonio TX Private FCS Southland Conference
University of the Pacific Pacific Tigers Stockton CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
University of Toledo Toledo Rockets Toledo OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
University of Utah Utah Utes[ay] Salt Lake City UT Public FBS Pac-12 Conference[c]
University of Virginia Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville[bt] VA Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Washington Washington Huskies Seattle WA Public FBS Pac-12 Conference[bf]
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Green Bay Phoenix Green Bay WI Public Non-football Horizon League
University of Wisconsin–Madison Wisconsin Badgers Madison WI Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Milwaukee Panthers Milwaukee WI Public Non-football Horizon League
University of Wyoming Wyoming Cowboys[ai] Laramie WY Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Utah State University Utah State Aggies Logan UT Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Utah Valley University Utah Valley Wolverines Orem UT Public Non-football Western Athletic Conference
Valparaiso University Valparaiso Beacons Valparaiso IN Private FCS Missouri Valley Conference[m]
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Commodores Nashville TN Private FBS Southeastern Conference
Villanova University Villanova Wildcats Villanova[bu] PA Private FCS Big East Conference[e]
Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Rams Richmond VA Public Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Military Institute[be] VMI Keydets Lexington VA Public FCS Southern Conference
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg VA Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Wagner College Wagner Seahawks Staten Island NY Private FCS Northeast Conference
Wake Forest University Wake Forest Demon Deacons Winston-Salem NC Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Washington State University Washington State Cougars Pullman WA Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
Weber State University Weber State Wildcats Ogden UT Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Western Carolina University Western Carolina Catamounts Cullowhee NC Public FCS Southern Conference
Western Illinois University Western Illinois Leathernecks Macomb IL Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference[bv]
Western Kentucky University Western Kentucky Hilltoppers[az] Bowling Green KY Public FBS Conference USA
Western Michigan University Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo MI Public FBS Mid-American Conference
West Virginia University West Virginia Mountaineers Morgantown WV Public FBS Big 12 Conference
Wichita State University Wichita State Shockers Wichita KS Public Non-football American Athletic Conference
William Marsh Rice University Rice Owls Houston TX Private FBS American Athletic Conference
Winthrop University Winthrop Eagles Rock Hill SC Public Non-football Big South Conference
Wofford College Wofford Terriers Spartanburg SC Private FCS Southern Conference
Wright State University Wright State Raiders Dayton[bw] OH Public Non-football Horizon League
Xavier University Xavier Musketeers Cincinnati OH Private Non-football Big East Conference
Yale University Yale Bulldogs New Haven CT Private FCS Ivy League
Youngstown State University Youngstown State Penguins Youngstown OH Public FCS Horizon League[ai]
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Starting in the 2023 season, most football-sponsoring members of the Atlantic Sun Conference and Western Athletic Conference play that sport in the United Athletic Conference (UAC), a football-only merger of the two all-sports conferences. Exceptions:
  2. ^ Arizona State has four physical campuses in the Phoenix area. The overall and athletic administration, as well as the vast majority of the on-campus enrollment, are at the Tempe campus.
  3. ^ a b c d Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Utah will join the Big 12 Conference in 2024.
  4. ^ a b c d The America East Conference does not sponsor football. Its four football-sponsoring schools are aligned as follows:
    • Albany, Maine, and New Hampshire play in CAA Football, the legally separate football league administered by the all-sports Coastal Athletic Association. Bryant, which played the 2023 season in the Big South–OVC Football Association, a single-sport alliance between the Big South Conference and Ohio Valley Conference that shares a single automatic bid to the FCS playoffs, joins CAA Football in 2024.
  5. ^ a b c d The Big East Conference does not sponsor football. Its football-sponsoring schools are aligned as follows:
    • Butler plays in the Pioneer Football League.
    • Georgetown plays in the Patriot League.
    • UConn plays as an FBS independent.
    • Villanova plays in CAA Football.
  6. ^ a b c The Big West Conference does not sponsor football. Its football-playing members are aligned as follows:
    • Cal Poly and UC Davis play in the Big Sky Conference.
    • Hawaiʻi plays in the Mountain West Conference.
  7. ^ The university began the process of rebranding its athletic program as "Bakersfield" in the 2023–24 school year.[2] Most national media outlets use "Cal State Bakersfield", and the NCAA uses "CSU Bakersfield".
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i The Coastal Athletic Association's football league, branded as CAA Football, is a legally separate entity from the all-sports CAA, though both share the same administration.
  9. ^ Chicago State will join the Northeast Conference in 2024.
  10. ^ While "Charleston" is the preferred description for the athletic program, it can also be referred to by the full school name or "Charleston (SC)" due to the existence of the University of Charleston, a Division II institution in West Virginia's state capital. However, the West Virginia school plays only one sport in Division I—men's volleyball, a sport not sponsored by the South Carolina school.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g The Atlantic 10 Conference does not sponsor football. Its football-playing members are aligned as follows:
    • Davidson and Dayton play in the Pioneer Football League.
    • Duquesne plays in the Northeast Conference.
    • Fordham plays in the Patriot League.
    • Rhode Island and Richmond play in CAA Football.
    • UMass plays as an FBS independent.
  12. ^ a b Both Delaware and Delaware State are legally chartered as "privately governed, state-assisted" institutions. This status is similar to that of New York State's statutory colleges, most of which are housed at Cornell University, or institutions in Pennsylvania's Commonwealth System of Higher Education.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h The Missouri Valley Conference does not sponsor football. Its football-playing schools are aligned as follows:
    • Drake and Valparaiso play in the Pioneer Football League.
    • Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Murray State, Northern Iowa, and Southern Illinois play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, a legally separate entity from the MVC.
  14. ^ The FGCU campus has a Fort Myers mailing address, but is in unincorporated Lee County.
  15. ^ The main George Mason campus has a Fairfax mailing address, but the U.S. Census Bureau treats it as George Mason, Virginia, a census-designated place in unincorporated Fairfax County.
  16. ^ While "Bulldogs" is the official nickname, the school widely uses "Zags" as an alternate nickname.
  17. ^ While Harvard's overall administration and undergraduate campus are in Cambridge, the athletic department offices and most athletic venues are within the Boston city limits and have a Boston mailing address.
  18. ^ The Indiana University and Purdue University systems will dissolve IUPUI at the end of the 2023–24 academic year and establish separate IU- and Purdue-affiliated institutions. The IUPUI athletic program will transfer to the new IU Indianapolis, whose athletic brand name has yet to be determined.
  19. ^ While this is the legal school name, "Iowa State University" is used on many official school documents, such as diplomas.
  20. ^ The KSU campus has a Kennesaw mailing address, but is in unincorporated Cobb County.
  21. ^ Kennesaw State joins Conference USA in 2024.
  22. ^ a b c California, SMU and Stanford will join the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2024.
  23. ^ Long Island University has two main campuses, both of which had separate athletic programs before 2019–20—LIU Brooklyn in the New York City borough of that name, and LIU Post in Brookville. The overall athletic administration is at Post, but multiple teams operate from each campus. All of LIU's current NCAA teams are open to undergraduates at both campuses who meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
  24. ^ The MAAC does not sponsor football. Its only football-playing member, Marist, plays that sport in the Pioneer Football League.
  25. ^ a b Merrimack and Sacred Heart will join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 2024.
  26. ^ While this is the legal school name, it only appears in Mississippi state statutes. The university uses the short form of "Mississippi State University" for virtually all purposes.
  27. ^ The MVSU campus has an Itta Bena mailing address, but lies in unincorporated Leflore County and is designated by the U.S. Census Bureau as Mississippi Valley State, Mississippi.
  28. ^ Morehead State plays football in the Pioneer Football League instead of the Big South–OVC alliance.
  29. ^ The Mount St. Mary's campus has an Emmitsburg mailing address, but lies in unincorporated Frederick County.
  30. ^ The Niagara campus is its own census-designated place and postal entity within the town of Lewiston.
  31. ^ a b c d The Summit League does not sponsor football. As of the 2023 season, its football-playing members are aligned as follows:
    • North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota, and South Dakota State play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
    • Transitional D-I member St. Thomas plays in the Pioneer Football League.
  32. ^ The main Oakland campus has a Rochester mailing address, but lies entirely within the separate cities of Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills.
  33. ^ The Pepperdine campus has a Malibu mailing address, but is in unincorporated Los Angeles County.
  34. ^ Presbyterian football plays in the Pioneer Football League.
  35. ^ a b The Horizon League does not sponsor football. Robert Morris will move football from the Big South–OVC football alliance to the Northeast Conference in 2024, and Youngstown State plays in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
  36. ^ The Rutgers campus is split between New Brunswick and Piscataway. The university administration is in New Brunswick; the athletic program offices and all athletic facilities are in Piscataway and have a Piscataway mailing address.
  37. ^ Saint Joseph's campus is split by the boundary between Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township. The entire campus has a Philadelphia mailing address.
  38. ^ While this is the school's preferred athletic identity, the OVC uses "Southeast Missouri", and the NCAA and national media use "Southeast Missouri State".
  39. ^ While national sports media generally use "SIU Edwardsville", the school, the Ohio Valley Conference, and the NCAA all use "SIUE".
  40. ^ The SMU campus has a Dallas mailing address, but almost entirely lies within University Park, a separate city within the Dallas city limits.
  41. ^ While this is the legal name, "The University of Iowa" has been used for all official purposes since 1964.
  42. ^ While this is the legal name, "University at Albany" is used in most non-formal contexts.
  43. ^ Alternately "UAlbany".
  44. ^ While this is the legal name used on official documents such as diplomas, "Binghamton University" is used for all other purposes. The university actively discourages media use of the full name, or of any formulation in which "Binghamton" is preceded by "SUNY" (whether spelled out or abbreviated).
  45. ^ The Binghamton campus has a Binghamton mailing address, but mostly lies in the adjacent town of Vestal.
  46. ^ While this is the legal name, "University at Buffalo" is used in all but the most formal contexts.
  47. ^ The UB campus has a Buffalo mailing address, but mostly lies in the adjacent town of Amherst.
  48. ^ While this is the legal name, "Stony Brook University" is used in all but the most formal contexts.
  49. ^ The statute that added Stephen F. Austin (SFA) to the University of Texas System specified the university's legal name as "Stephen F. Austin State University, a member of The University of Texas System". SFA continues to use its previous name, without the added phrase, for most purposes.
  50. ^ a b c As members of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Penn State, Pitt, and Temple are privately governed, but receive financial support from the Pennsylvania state government.
  51. ^ The entire Penn State campus is designated by the U.S. Postal Service as "University Park, Pennsylvania". It straddles the boundary between State College, which hosts the core of the academic campus, and College Township, where most athletic facilities are located.
  52. ^ a b Oklahoma and Texas will join the Southeastern Conference in 2024.
  53. ^ While UTRGV has multiple campuses within its service area, its overall and athletic administration are at the Edinburg campus.
  54. ^ UTRGV has committed to adding a football program at the FCS level in 2025. Barring future conference realignment, it will play that sport in the United Athletic Conference.
  55. ^ Virtually all of the Air Force Academy, including the cadet area and all athletic venues, is outside the city limits of Colorado Springs. The U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Postal Service respectively designate the Academy as "Air Force Academy" and "USAF Academy".
  56. ^ Army football currently plays as an FBS independent, but will join the American Athletic Conference in 2024.
  57. ^ Navy football plays in the American Athletic Conference.
  58. ^ a b c d Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington will join the Big Ten Conference in 2024.
  59. ^ The UCSB campus has a Santa Barbara mailing address, but lies in the nearby census-designated place of Isla Vista.
  60. ^ The UCF campus has an Orlando mailing address, but is in unincorporated Orange County.
  61. ^ Delaware will join Conference USA in 2025.
  62. ^ The university administration and most of the undergraduate campus are located in Urbana. The athletic department offices and most of the athletic venues are in Champaign and have a Champaign mailing address.
  63. ^ National media typically use "Louisiana–Monroe", but the school, the Sun Belt Conference, and the NCAA all primarily use "ULM".
  64. ^ The UMES campus has a Princess Anne mailing address, but lies in unincorporated Somerset County.
  65. ^ While this is the legal name, it is only used in documents internal to the University of Missouri System. For all other formal purposes, "University of Missouri" is used.
  66. ^ The U.S. Postal Service considers all unincorporated communities in the Las Vegas Valley, including Paradise, to have a Las Vegas address.
  67. ^ Notre Dame football plays as an FBS independent, although it has an extensive cross-scheduling agreement with the ACC in that sport.
  68. ^ The West Coast Conference does not sponsor football. San Diego, the conference's only football school, plays in the Pioneer Football League.
  69. ^ This is the school's preferred usage, although national media will generally use "South Carolina Upstate".
  70. ^ This is the school's preferred athletic usage, and is generally used by national media. The NCAA, however, uses "Southern California" (a use accepted by the athletic program) because "USC" can also refer to the University of South Carolina.
  71. ^ While national media typically use "Incarnate Word", the school generally uses "UIW", with the NCAA using the latter.
  72. ^ The entire Virginia campus has a Charlottesville mailing address. The university straddles the boundary between Charlottesville and Albemarle County, which encloses but does not include the city of Charlottesville.
  73. ^ The campus has a Villanova mailing address; that community is a census-designated place that straddles the boundary between Lower Merion and Radnor Townships.
  74. ^ Western Illinois is playing the 2023 season in the Missouri Valley Football Conference before joining the Big South–OVC football alliance in 2024.
  75. ^ The Wright State campus has a Dayton mailing address but lies well to the east of the city limits in Fairborn.

Transitioning members[edit]

These schools are at some point in the process of joining Division I, but as of 2023, have not yet finished the process and thus aren't yet full members. Unless stated otherwise, all transitions begin and end on July 1 of a given year.

Approved reclassifications[edit]

All moves between divisions require NCAA approval before commencing. These schools gained this approval and as such have begun their transitions.

School Common name Nickname City State Type Subdivision Former Div. Conference Reclassified Full member
Bellarmine University Bellarmine Knights Louisville KY Private Non-football[a] II Atlantic Sun Conference 2020[3] 2024
Le Moyne College Le Moyne Dolphins Syracuse[b] NY Private AJCU Non-football II Northeast Conference 2023[4] 2027
Lindenwood University Lindenwood Lions and Lady Lions Saint Charles MO Private FCS II Ohio Valley Conference[c] 2022[5] 2026
Queens University of Charlotte Queens (NC) Royals Charlotte NC Private Non-football II Atlantic Sun Conference 2022[6] 2026
Stonehill College Stonehill Skyhawks Easton MA Private FCS II Northeast Conference 2022[7] 2026
Tarleton State University Tarleton[d] Texans Stephenville TX Public FCS II Western Athletic Conference[e] 2020[8] 2024
Texas A&M University–Commerce Texas A&M–Commerce Lions Commerce TX Public FCS II Southland Conference 2022[9] 2026
University of California, San Diego UC San Diego Tritons La Jolla CA Public Non-football II Big West Conference 2020[10] 2024
University of Saint Thomas St. Thomas Tommies Saint Paul MN Private FCS III Summit League 2021[11] 2026
University of Southern Indiana Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles Evansville[f] IN Public Non-football II Ohio Valley Conference 2022[12] 2026
Utah Tech University Utah Tech Trailblazers Saint George UT Public FCS II Western Athletic Conference[e] 2020[13] 2024
  1. ^ While Bellarmine remains non-football by NCAA criteria, it began playing sprint football, a weight-restricted form of American football governed outside the NCAA, in 2022.
  2. ^ Le Moyne's campus has a Syracuse mailing address, but is almost entirely located in the adjacent town of DeWitt.
  3. ^ Lindenwood football plays in the Big South–OVC Football Association, a single-sport alliance between the OVC and the Big South Conference.
  4. ^ The school brands its athletic program as simply "Tarleton", but the NCAA and national media outlets generally append "State".
  5. ^ a b Tarleton and Utah Tech play football in the United Athletic Conference.
  6. ^ While Southern Indiana has an Evansville mailing address, it is actually located outside of the Evansville city limits in Perry Township, a subdivision of Vanderburgh County that includes a small part of Evansville proper.

Pending reclassifications[edit]

These Division II schools have announced their intentions to join Division I and have received invitations from Division I conferences, but their transitions have yet be approved by the NCAA.

School Common name Nickname City State Type Subdivision Former Div. New conference Reclassifying Full member
University of West Georgia West Georgia Wolves Carrollton GA Public FCS II Atlantic Sun Conference[a] 2024[14] 2028
  1. ^ West Georgia football will join the single-sport United Athletic Conference.

Partial members[edit]

These schools are not members of Division I, but rather are members of Division II or Division III that compete in one or more sports at the Division I level. In many cases, these institutions play in Division I because their divisions do not have championships for a particular sport. Eight institutions, all Division II members, are fielding teams in a Division I sport for the first time in the 2023–24 school year. Assumption is adding women's ice hockey; Augustana (South Dakota) is adding men's ice hockey; Bluefield State is adding bowling; Dominican (NY), Roberts Wesleyan, and St. Thomas Aquinas are adding men's volleyball; Oklahoma Christian is elevating its preexisting club team in bowling to varsity status; and Thomas More, which had played men's volleyball in the NAIA in 2022–23, is aligning fully with the NCAA.

Current partial members[edit]

Returning Departing Joining
School Common name Teams Location State Type Division D-I Sports
Adelphi University Adelphi Panthers Garden City NY Private II 1
Adrian College Adrian Bulldogs Adrian MI Private III 1
Alma College Alma Scots Alma MI Private III 1
American International College American International Yellow Jackets Springfield MA Private II 2
Assumption University Assumption Greyhounds Worcester MA Private II 1
Augusta University Augusta Jaguars Augusta GA Public II 2
Augustana College Augustana (IL) Vikings Rock Island IL Private III 3
Augustana University Augustana (SD) Vikings Sioux Falls SD Private II 1
Aurora University Aurora Spartans Aurora IL Private III 1
Austin College Austin Kangaroos Sherman TX Private III 2
Azusa Pacific University Azusa Pacific Cougars Azusa CA Private II 1
Babson College Babson Beavers Wellesley MA Private III 1
Barton College Barton Bulldogs Wilson NC Private II 1
Bates College Bates Bobcats Lewiston ME Private III 1
Belmont Abbey College Belmont Abbey Crusaders Belmont NC Private II 2
Bemidji State University Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji MN Public II 2
Benedict College Benedict Tigers Columbia SC Private II 1
Bentley University Bentley Falcons Waltham MA Private II 1
Biola University Biola Eagles La Mirada CA Private II 2
Bloomfield College Bloomfield Bears Bloomfield NJ Private II 1
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg Huskies Bloomsburg PA Public II 1
Bowdoin College Bowdoin Polar Bears Brunswick ME Private III 1
Bowie State University Bowie State Bulldogs Bowie MD Public II 1
Brandeis University Brandeis Judges Waltham MA Private III 1
Caldwell University Caldwell Cougars Caldwell NJ Private II 1
California Institute of Technology Caltech Beavers Pasadena CA Private III 3
California Lutheran University Cal Lutheran Kingsmen[ba] Thousand Oaks CA Private III 2
California State University, East Bay Cal State East Bay Pioneers Hayward CA Public II 1
California State University, Los Angeles Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles Los Angeles CA Public II 1
California State University, Monterey Bay Cal State Monterey Bay Otters Seaside CA Public II 1
Carson–Newman University Carson–Newman Eagles Jefferson City TN Private II 1
Carthage College Carthage Firebirds Kenosha WI Private III 1
Catawba College Catawba Indians Salisbury NC Private II 1
Centenary College of Louisiana Centenary Gentlemen[m] Shreveport LA Private III 1
Central State University Central State Marauders[p] Wilberforce OH Public II 1
Chapman University Chapman Panthers Orange CA Private III 2
Chestnut Hill College Chestnut Hill Griffins Philadelphia PA Private II 1
Chowan University Chowan Hawks Murfreesboro NC Private II 1
City College of the City University of New York CCNY Beavers New York NY Public III 2
Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College and Scripps College[bb] Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags[bc] Claremont CA Private III 2
Clarkson University Clarkson Golden Knights Potsdam NY Private III 1
Coker University Coker Cobras Hartsville SC Private II 1
Colby–Sawyer College Colby–Sawyer Chargers New London NH Private III 1
Colby College Colby Mules Waterville ME Private III 1
Colorado College Colorado College Tigers Colorado Springs CO Private III 2
Colorado Mesa University Colorado Mesa Mavericks Grand Junction CO Public II 1
Concordia University Irvine Concordia Eagles Irvine CA Private II 4
Connecticut College Connecticut College Camels New London CT Private III 2
D'Youville University D'Youville Saints Buffalo NY Private II 1
Daemen University Daemen Wildcats Amherst NY Private II 2
Dallas Baptist University Dallas Baptist Patriots Dallas TX Private II 1
Delaware Valley University Delaware Valley Aggies Doylestown PA Private III 1
Drew University Drew Rangers Madison NJ Private III 2
Drury University Drury Panthers Springfield MO Private II 1
Eckerd College Eckerd Tritons Saint Petersburg FL Private II 1
Edward Waters University Edward Waters Tigers Jacksonville FL Private II 1
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City State Vikings Elizabeth City NC Public II 1
Elmhurst University Elmhurst Bluejays Elmhurst IL Private III 1
Emmanuel University Emmanuel Lions Franklin Springs GA Private II 2
Erskine College Erskine Flying Fleet Due West SC Private II 2
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville State Broncos[r] Fayetteville NC Public II 1
Felician University Felician Golden Falcons Rutherford NJ Private II 1
Ferris State University Ferris State Bulldogs Big Rapids MI Public II 1
Florida Southern College Florida Southern Moccasins Lakeland FL Private II 1
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley State Wildcats Fort Valley GA Public II 1
Francis Marion University Francis Marion Patriots Florence SC Public II 1
Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall Diplomats Lancaster PA Private III 1
Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce Ravens Rindge NH Private II 2
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Pacific Sunbirds Fresno CA Private II 2
Gannon University Gannon Golden Knights Erie PA Private II 2
Grove City College Grove City Wolverines Grove City PA Private III 1
Gustavus Adolphus College Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Saint Peter MN Private III 2
Hamline University Hamline Pipers Saint Paul MN Private III 1
Haverford College Haverford Fords Haverford PA Private III 2
Hilbert College Hilbert Hawks Hamburg NY Private III 1
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hobart Statesmen Geneva NY Private III 1
Hunter College Hunter Hawks New York NY Public III 2
Huntingdon College Huntingdon Hawks Montgomery AL Private III 1
Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan Titans Bloomington IL Private III 1
Ithaca College Ithaca Bombers Ithaca NY Private III 1
John Jay College of Criminal Justice John Jay Bloodhounds New York NY Public III 1
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Baltimore MD Private III 5
Johnson C. Smith University Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls[y] Charlotte NC Private II 1
Kentucky State University Kentucky State Thorobreds[aa] Frankfort KY Public II 1
Kentucky Wesleyan College Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers Owensboro KY Private II 1
King University King Tornado Bristol TN Private II 1
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown Golden Bears Kutztown PA Public II 1
Lakeland University Lakeland Muskies Plymouth WI Private III 1
Lake Superior State University Lake Superior State Lakers Sault Sainte Marie MI Public II 1
Lawrence University Lawrence Vikings Appleton WI Private III 1
Lees–McRae College Lees–McRae Bobcats Banner Elk NC Private II 1
Lewis University Lewis Flyers Romeoville IL Private II 2
Limestone University Limestone Saints Gaffney SC Private II 1
Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters Harrogate TN Private II 3
Livingstone College Livingstone Blue Bears Salisbury NC Private II 1
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Lock Haven Bald Eagles Lock Haven PA Public II 2
Macalester College Macalester Scots Saint Paul MN Private III 1
Marian University Marian Sabres Fond du Lac WI Private III 1
Maryville University of Saint Louis Maryville Saints Town and Country MO Private II 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Engineers Cambridge MA Private III 4
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Mass Maritime Buccaneers Buzzards Bay MA Public III 1
McKendree University McKendree Bearcats Lebanon IL Private II 5
Medaille College Medaille Mavericks Buffalo NY Private III 1
Mercyhurst University Mercyhurst Lakers Erie PA Private II 5
Michigan Technological University Michigan Tech Huskies Houghton MI Public II 2
Middlebury College Middlebury Panthers Middlebury VT Private III 1
Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota State Mavericks Mankato MN Public II 2
Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri S&T Miners Rolla MO Public II 1
Molloy University Molloy Lions Rockville Centre NY Private II 1
Morehouse College Morehouse Maroon Tigers Atlanta GA Private II 1
Mount Aloysius College Mount Aloysius Mounties Cresson PA Private III 1
New Jersey City University NJCU Gothic Knights Jersey City NJ Public III 1
New York University NYU Violets New York NY Private III 1
North Central College North Central Cardinals Naperville IL Private III 1
Northern Michigan University Northern Michigan Wildcats Marquette MI Public II 2
North Greenville University North Greenville Crusaders Tigerville SC Private II 1
Occidental College Occidental Tigers Los Angeles CA Private III 2
Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma Christian Eagles[bf] Oklahoma City OK Private II 1
Palm Beach Atlantic University Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish West Palm Beach FL Private II 1
Pennsylvania State University Altoona Penn State Altoona Nittany Lions Altoona PA Public III 1
Pennsylvania State University Erie, The Behrend College Penn State Erie Lions Erie PA Public III 3
Pennsylvania Western University Clarion Clarion Golden Eagles Clarion PA Public II 1
Pennsylvania Western University Edinboro Edinboro Fighting Scots Edinboro PA Public II 1
Pomona College and Pitzer College[bd] Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens Claremont CA Private III 2
Plymouth State University Plymouth State Panthers Plymouth NH Public III 1
Post University Post Eagles Waterbury CT Private II 2
Principia College Principia Panthers Elsah IL Private III 1
Queens College, City University of New York Queens (New York) Knights New York NY Public II 2
Quincy University Quincy Hawks Quincy IL Private II 2
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI Engineers Troy NY Private III 2
Rhode Island College Rhode Island College Anchormen[ao] Providence RI Public III 1
Roberts Wesleyan University Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks North Chili NY Private II 1
Rochester Institute of Technology RIT Tigers Henrietta NY Private III 2
Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology RHIT Fightin' Engineers Terre Haute IN Private III 1
Saint Anselm College Saint Anselm Hawks Goffstown NH Private II 2
Saint Augustine's University St. Augustine's Falcons Raleigh NC Private II 1
Saint Cloud State University St. Cloud State Huskies Saint Cloud MN Public II 3
Saint Lawrence University St. Lawrence Saints Canton NY Private III 3
Saint Leo University Saint Leo Lions Saint Leo FL Private II 1
Saint Michael's College Saint Michael's Purple Knights Colchester VT Private II 2
Saint Olaf College St. Olaf Oles Northfield MN Private III 1
Saint Thomas Aquinas College St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans Sparkill NY Private II 1
Saint Vincent College Saint Vincent Bearcats Unity PA Private III 1
Salem University Salem Tigers Salem WV Private II 2
Shaw University Shaw Bears Raleigh NC Private II 1
Simpson College Simpson Storm Indianola IA Private III 2
Smith College Smith Pioneers Northampton MA Private III 1
Southern Connecticut State University Southern Connecticut Owls New Haven CT Public II 1
Southern New Hampshire University SNHU Penmen Manchester NH Private II 1
Springfield College Springfield Pride Springfield MA Private III 2
Spring Hill College Spring Hill Badgers Mobile AL Private II 1
State University of New York College at Brockport Brockport Golden Eagles Brockport NY Public III 1
State University of New York College at Cortland Cortland Red Dragons Cortland NY Public III 1
State University of New York Maritime College Maritime Privateers New York NY Public III 1
Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens Ducks Hoboken NJ Private III 2
Stevenson University Stevenson Mustangs Owings Mills MD Private III 1
Texas A&M University–Kingsville Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas Kingsville TX Public II 1
Texas Woman's University Texas Woman's Pioneers Denton TX Public II 1
Thomas More University Thomas More Saints Crestview Hills KY Private II 1
The College of Saint Scholastica St. Scholastica Saints Duluth MN Private III 1
The University of Maine at Presque Isle UMPI Owls Presque Isle ME Public III 1
The University of Tampa Tampa Spartans Tampa FL Private II 1
Tufts University Tufts Jumbos Medford MA Private III 1
Tusculum University Tusculum Pioneers Tusculum TN Private II 2
Union College Union College Garnet Chargers Schenectady NY Private III 2
United States Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Bears New London CT Federal III 1
University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Anchorage AK Public II 1
University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Nanooks Fairbanks AK Public II 3
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport Purple Knights Bridgeport CT Private II 1
University of Central Missouri Central Missouri Mules[o] Warrensburg MO Public II 1
University of Charleston Charleston (West Virginia) Golden Eagles Charleston WV Private II 1
University of La Verne La Verne Leopards La Verne CA Private III 2
University of Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Duluth MN Public II 2
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive Trojans Mount Olive NC Private II 1
University of North Georgia North Georgia Nighthawks Dahlonega GA Public II 1
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Pitt–Bradford Panthers Bradford PA Public III 1
University of Redlands Redlands Bulldogs Redlands CA Private III 2
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugolds Eau Claire WI Public III 1
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Wisconsin–La Crosse Eagles La Crosse WI Public III 1
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Wisconsin–Oshkosh Titans Oshkosh WI Public III 1
University of Wisconsin–Stout Wisconsin–Stout Blue Devils Menomonie WI Public III 1
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks Whitewater WI Public III 2
Upper Iowa University Upper Iowa Peacocks Fayette IA Private II 1
Ursinus College Ursinus Bears Collegeville PA Private III 1
Ursuline College Ursuline Arrows Pepper Pike OH Private II 1
Utica University Utica Pioneers Utica NY Private III 1
Vassar College Vassar Brewers Poughkeepsie NY Private III 1
Vermont State University Castleton Castleton Spartans Castleton VT Public III 1
Virginia State University Virginia State Trojans Ettrick VA Public II 1
Virginia Union University Virginia Union Panthers Richmond VA Private II 1
Walsh University Walsh Cavaliers North Canton OH Private II 1
Washington & Jefferson College Washington & Jefferson Presidents Washington PA Private III 2
Wayne State College Wayne State (Nebraska) Wildcats Wayne NE Public II 1
Wayne State University Wayne State (Michigan) Warriors Detroit MI Public II 1
Wellesley College Wellesley Blue Wellesley MA Private III 2
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester Golden Rams West Chester PA Public II 1
Westminster University Westminster Griffins Salt Lake City UT Private II 1
Whittier College Whittier Poets Whittier CA Private III 2
Williams College Williams Ephs Williamstown MA Private III 1
Wilmington University Wilmington Wildcats New Castle DE Private II 1
Wilson College Wilson Phoenix Chambersburg PA Private III 1
Winona State University Winona State Warriors Winona MN Public II 1
Wittenberg University Wittenberg Tigers Springfield OH Private III 1
Yeshiva University Yeshiva Maccabees New York NY Private III 2

Future partial members[edit]

These schools that are members of other divisions, or of the NAIA, have announced their intentions to field one team at the Division I level sometime after the 2023–24 school year. NAIA members listed here have either started transitions to the NCAA or have announced plans to do so.

Years of joining reflect calendar years. For schools that will play only spring sports at the D-I level, the calendar year of joining is the year before the first season of competition.

School Common name Teams Location State Type Division Joining Future D-I sport(s)
Rockhurst University Rockhurst Hawks Kansas City MO Private II 2024 Men's volleyball
Menlo College Menlo Oaks Atherton CA Private II 2024 Men's volleyball
Vanguard University Vanguard Lions Costa Mesa CA Private II 2024 Men's volleyball
University of California, Merced UC Merced Golden Bobcats Merced CA Public II 2025 Men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo
University of Jamestown Jamestown Jimmies Jamestown ND Private II 2025 Men's volleyball

Former full members[edit]

This list includes institutions that sponsored athletic programs that competed at the highest level in the NCAA (Division I 1973-present, University Division 1957-1973). Schools that were deemed major schools in athletics before 1957 are not included in this list.

School Common name Teams Location State Type Last Season Current affiliation Primary conference
Armstrong State University[a] Armstrong Pirates Savannah GA Public 1987 N/A None[b]
Augusta University[c][d] Augusta Jaguars Augusta GA Public 1990 II Peach Belt Conference
Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham-Southern Panthers Birmingham AL Private 2006 III Southern Athletic Association
Brooklyn College Brooklyn Bulldogs New York NY Public 1992 III City University of New York Athletic Conference
California State University, Los Angeles Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles Los Angeles CA Public 1975 II California Collegiate Athletic Association
Catholic University of America Catholic (DC) Cardinals Washington DC Private 1981 III Landmark Conference
Centenary College of Louisiana Centenary (LA) Gentlemen and Ladies Shreveport LA Private 2011 III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Gettysburg College Gettysburg Bullets Gettysburg PA Private 1973 III Centennial Conference
Hardin–Simmons University Hardin–Simmons Cowboys and Cowgirls Abilene TX Private 1990 III American Southwest Conference
Kentucky Wesleyan College Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers Owensboro KY Private 1958 II Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Long Island University Brooklyn LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Brooklyn NY Private 2019 N/A None[e]
Loyola University New Orleans Loyola (LA) Wolf Pack New Orleans LA Private 1972 NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference
Morris Brown College Morris Brown Wolverines and Lady Wolverines Atlanta GA Private 2003 N/A None[f]
Muhlenberg College Muhlenberg Mules Allentown PA Private 1963 III Centennial Conference
Northeastern Illinois University Northeastern Illinois Golden Eagles Chicago IL Public 1998 N/A None[g]
New York University NYU Violets New York NY Private 1984 III University Athletic Association
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City Stars Oklahoma City OK Private 1985 NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference
Regis University Regis (CO) Rangers Denver CO Private 1964 II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Saint Francis College St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Brooklyn NY Private 2023 N/A None[h]
Savannah State University Savannah State Tigers and Lady Tigers Savannah GA Public 2019 II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Trinity University Trinity (TX) Tigers San Antonio TX Private 1973 III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
United States International University[i] USIU Gulls San Diego[j] CA Private 1991 N/A None[k]
University of Baltimore Baltimore Super Bees Baltimore MD Public 1983 N/A None[l]
University of Hartford Hartford Hawks Hartford CT Private 2023 III Commonwealth Coast Conference
University of Texas–Pan American UTPA Broncs Edibnurg TX Public 2015 N/A None[m]
Utica University Utica Pioneers Utica NY Private 1987 III Empire 8
Washington and Lee University Washington and Lee Generals Lexington VA Private 1959 III Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Washington University in St. Louis WashU Bears St. Louis MO Private 1960 III University Athletic Association
West Chester University West Chester Golden Rams West Chester PA Public 1982 II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
West Texas A&M University West Texas A&M Buffaloes Canyon TX Public 1986 II Lone Star Conference
  1. ^ In 2017, Armstrong State University was consolidated with Georgia Southern University.
  2. ^ Discontinued all athletics in 2017.
  3. ^ Formerly known as Augusta State University until January 2013, when it merged with another Augusta institution (Georgia Health Sciences University) to create Georgia Regents University. At the time of the merger, only GRU (as Augusta State) had an athletic program, and GRU's sports teams continued to compete as Augusta State through the end of the 2012–13 school year. The school changed its name again to the current Augusta University in 2015.
  4. ^ Currently competes in Division I in men's and women's golf.
  5. ^ After the 2019–20 season, Long Island University merged the athletic programs of its two campuses—the Division I LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds and Division II LIU Post Pioneers—into a single athletic program, the LIU Sharks. The Sharks inherited the athletic legacy of the Brooklyn campus, including its Division I membership, and continues to compete in Division I under the unified LIU name.
  6. ^ Discontinued all athletics in 2003.
  7. ^ Discontinued all athletics in 1998.
  8. ^ Discontinued all athletics in 2023.
  9. ^ In 2001, United States International University (USIU) merged with California School of Professional Psychology to form the current Alliant International University. USIU sponsored Division I Sports.
  10. ^ United States International University was located in San Diego but after the merger with California School of Professional Psychology the school also has locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine, Sacramento, and Fresno.
  11. ^ Discontinued all athletics in 2007.
  12. ^ Discontinued all athletics in 1983.
  13. ^ In 2015, UTPA merged with the University of Texas at Brownsville to create the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The merged university inherited UTPA's Division I membership, and continues to compete in Division I under the UTRGV Vaqueros name.

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Notes[edit]

  • h Alabama A&M, Georgia, and South Carolina State use the name Lady Bulldogs for their women's teams.
  • i Alabama State and Delaware State use the name Lady Hornets for their women's teams.
  • j Alcorn State uses the name Lady Braves for its women's teams.
  • k Arkansas–Pine Bluff uses the name Golden Lady Lions for its women's teams.
  • m Centenary uses the name Ladies for its women's teams.
  • n Central Arkansas uses the name Sugar Bears for its women's teams.
  • o Central Missouri uses the name Jennies for its women's teams.
  • p Central State uses the name Lady Marauders for its women's teams.
  • q Hampton use the name Lady Pirates for their women's teams.
  • r Fayetteville State uses the name Lady Broncos for its women's teams.
  • s Florida A&M uses the name Lady Rattlers for its women's teams.
  • u Georgia Southern and Southern Miss use the name Lady Eagles for their women's teams.
  • v Grambling, Jackson State, Tennessee State, and Texas Southern use the name Lady Tigers for their women's teams, while LSU uses it for select women's teams.
  • w Hawaiʻi uses the name Rainbow Wāhine for its women's teams. The women's beach volleyball team, while officially Rainbow Wāhine, more commonly uses BeachBows.
  • x Howard uses the name Lady Bison for its women's teams.
  • y Johnson C. Smith uses the name Lady Golden Bulls for its women's teams.
  • aa Kentucky State uses the name Thorobrettes for its women's teams.
  • ab Lamar uses the name Lady Cardinals for its women's teams.
  • ac Liberty uses the name Lady Flames for its women's teams.
  • ad Lipscomb uses the name Lady Bisons for its women's teams.
  • ae Louisiana Tech uses the name Lady Techsters for its women's teams.
  • af Manhattan uses the name Lady Jaspers for its women's teams.
  • ah McNeese, Oklahoma State, and Wyoming use the name Cowgirls for their women's teams.
  • ai Mississippi Valley State uses the name Devilettes for its women's teams.
  • aj Morgan State uses the name Lady Bears for their women's teams, while Missouri State uses it for its women's basketball team. Missouri State uses Beach Bears for its women's beach volleyball team.
  • ak Montana uses the name Lady Griz for its women's basketball team.
  • al Northwestern State uses the name Lady Demons for its women's teams.
  • am Old Dominion uses the name Lady Monarchs for its women's teams but not its volleyball team.
  • an Prairie View A&M uses the name Lady Panthers for its women's teams.
  • ao Rhode Island College uses the name Anchorwomen for its women's teams.
  • ap Southeastern Louisiana uses the name Lady Lions for their women's teams, while Penn State uses it for its women's basketball team.
  • aq Southern uses the name Lady Jaguars for its women's teams.
  • ar Stephen F. Austin uses the name Ladyjacks for its women's teams.
  • as Tennessee uses the name Lady Volunteers for select women's teams.
  • at Texas Tech uses the name Lady Raiders for select women's teams.
  • au UMass uses the name Minutewomen for its women's teams.
  • av Union College uses the name Dutchwomen for its women's teams.
  • aw UNLV uses the names Lady Rebels and Runnin' Rebels for its women's basketball team and its men's basketball team, respectively.
  • ax USC uses the name Women of Troy in addition to the name Trojans for its women's teams.
  • ay Utah uses the names Red Rocks and Runnin' Utes in addition to the name Utes for its women's gymnastics team and its men's basketball team, respectively.
  • az Western Kentucky uses the name Lady Toppers for its women's teams.
  • ba Cal Lutheran uses the name Regals for its women's teams.
  • bb A combined team of Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College.
  • bc The combined team of Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College uses the name Athenas for its women's teams.
  • bd A combined team of Pomona College and Pitzer College.
  • be The school does not sponsor women's basketball.
  • bf Oklahoma Christian uses the name Lady Eagles for its women's teams.

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