List of NCAA Division I institutions

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In the 2013-14 school year, there are 351 American colleges and universities classified as Division I for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. 49 of the 50 states (all except Alaska) are represented. Schools that are in transition to or from Division I are listed below the main listing. This list does not include affiliate members who may play Division I in only one or two sports.

Division I Institutions[edit]

Full Member Institutions[edit]

List of NCAA Division I Institutions[1]
SchoolTeamCityStatePrimary Conference
University of AkronZipsAkronOhioMid-American Conference
University of AlabamaCrimson TideTuscaloosaAlabamaSoutheastern Conference
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityBulldogs and Lady BulldogsHuntsvilleAlabamaSouthwestern Athletic Conference
University of Alabama at BirminghamBlazersBirminghamAlabamaConference USA
Alabama State UniversityHornets and Lady HornetsMontgomeryAlabamaSouthwestern Athletic Conference
University at Albany, SUNYGreat DanesAlbanyNew YorkAmerica East Conference
Alcorn State UniversityBraves and Lady BravesLormanMississippiSouthwestern Athletic Conference
American UniversityEaglesWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaPatriot League
Appalachian State UniversityMountaineersBooneNorth CarolinaSun Belt Conference
University of ArizonaWildcatsTucsonArizonaPacific-12 Conference
Arizona State UniversitySun DevilsTempeArizonaPacific-12 Conference
University of ArkansasRazorbacks and Razorback women[A 1]FayettevilleArkansasSoutheastern Conference
University of Arkansas at Little RockTrojansLittle RockArkansasSun Belt Conference
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffGolden LionsPine BluffArkansasSouthwestern Athletic Conference
Arkansas State UniversityRed WolvesJonesboroArkansasSun Belt Conference
Auburn UniversityTigersAuburnAlabamaSoutheastern Conference
Austin Peay State UniversityGovernors and Lady GovsClarksvilleTennesseeOhio Valley Conference
Ball State UniversityCardinalsMuncieIndianaMid-American Conference
Baylor UniversityBears and Lady BearsWacoTexasBig 12 Conference
Belmont UniversityBruinsNashvilleTennesseeOhio Valley Conference
Bethune-Cookman UniversityWildcatsDaytona BeachFloridaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Binghamton UniversityBearcatsVestalNew YorkAmerica East Conference
Boise State UniversityBroncosBoiseIdahoMountain West Conference
Boston CollegeEaglesChestnut HillMassachusettsAtlantic Coast Conference
Boston UniversityTerriersBostonMassachusettsPatriot League
Bowling Green State UniversityFalconsBowling GreenOhioMid-American Conference
Bradley UniversityBravesPeoriaIllinoisMissouri Valley Conference
Brigham Young UniversityCougarsProvoUtahWest Coast Conference
Brown UniversityBearsProvidenceRhode IslandIvy League
Bryant UniversityBulldogsSmithfieldRhode IslandNortheast Conference
Bucknell UniversityBisonLewisburgPennsylvaniaPatriot League
University at Buffalo, SUNYBullsBuffaloNew YorkMid-American Conference
Butler UniversityBulldogsIndianapolisIndianaBig East Conference
University of California, BerkeleyGolden BearsBerkeleyCaliforniaPacific-12 Conference
University of California, DavisAggiesDavisCaliforniaBig West Conference
University of California, IrvineAnteatersIrvineCaliforniaBig West Conference
University of California, Los AngelesBruinsLos AngelesCaliforniaPacific-12 Conference
California Polytechnic State UniversityMustangsSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaBig West Conference
University of California, RiversideHighlandersRiversideCaliforniaBig West Conference
University of California, Santa BarbaraGauchosSanta BarbaraCaliforniaBig West Conference
California State University, BakersfieldRoadrunnersBakersfieldCaliforniaWestern Athletic Conference
California State University, FresnoBulldogsFresnoCaliforniaMountain West Conference
California State University, FullertonTitansFullertonCaliforniaBig West Conference
California State University, Long Beach49ers[A 2]Long BeachCaliforniaBig West Conference
California State University, NorthridgeMatadorsNorthridgeCaliforniaBig West Conference
California State University, SacramentoHornetsSacramentoCaliforniaBig Sky Conference
Campbell UniversityFighting Camels and Lady CamelsBuies CreekNorth CarolinaBig South Conference
Canisius CollegeGolden GriffinsBuffaloNew YorkMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Central ArkansasBears and Sugar BearsConwayArkansasSouthland Conference
Central Connecticut State UniversityBlue DevilsNew BritainConnecticutNortheast Conference
University of Central FloridaKnightsOrlandoFloridaAmerican Athletic Conference
Central Michigan UniversityChippewasMount PleasantMichiganMid-American Conference
College of Charleston[A 3]CougarsCharlestonSouth CarolinaColonial Athletic Association
Charleston Southern UniversityBuccaneers[A 4]CharlestonSouth CarolinaBig South Conference
Chicago State UniversityCougarsChicagoIllinoisWestern Athletic Conference
University of CincinnatiBearcatsCincinnatiOhioAmerican Athletic Conference
The CitadelBulldogsCharlestonSouth CarolinaSouthern Conference
Clemson UniversityTigersClemsonSouth CarolinaAtlantic Coast Conference
Cleveland State UniversityVikingsClevelandOhioHorizon League
Coastal Carolina UniversityChanticleersConwaySouth CarolinaBig South Conference
Colgate UniversityRaidersHamiltonNew YorkPatriot League
University of Colorado BoulderBuffaloesBoulderColoradoPacific-12 Conference
Colorado State UniversityRamsFort CollinsColoradoMountain West Conference
Columbia UniversityLionsManhattanNew YorkIvy League
University of ConnecticutHuskiesStorrsConnecticutAmerican Athletic Conference
Coppin State UniversityEaglesBaltimoreMarylandMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Cornell UniversityBig RedIthacaNew YorkIvy League
Creighton UniversityBluejaysOmahaNebraskaBig East Conference
Dartmouth CollegeBig GreenHanoverNew HampshireIvy League
Davidson CollegeWildcatsDavidsonNorth CarolinaAtlantic 10 Conference
University of DaytonFlyersDaytonOhioAtlantic 10 Conference
University of DelawareFightin' Blue HensNewarkDelawareColonial Athletic Association
Delaware State UniversityHornets and Lady HornetsDoverDelawareMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of DenverPioneersDenverColoradoThe Summit League
DePaul UniversityBlue DemonsChicagoIllinoisBig East Conference
University of Detroit MercyTitansDetroitMichiganHorizon League
Drake UniversityBulldogsDes MoinesIowaMissouri Valley Conference
Drexel UniversityDragonsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaColonial Athletic Association
Duke UniversityBlue DevilsDurhamNorth CarolinaAtlantic Coast Conference
Duquesne UniversityDukesPittsburghPennsylvaniaAtlantic 10 Conference
East Carolina UniversityPirates and Lady PiratesGreenvilleNorth CarolinaAmerican Athletic Conference
East Tennessee State UniversityBuccaneers and Lady BuccaneersJohnson CityTennesseeSouthern Conference
Eastern Illinois UniversityPanthersCharlestonIllinoisOhio Valley Conference
Eastern Kentucky UniversityColonels and Lady Colonels[A 5]RichmondKentuckyOhio Valley Conference
Eastern Michigan UniversityEaglesYpsilantiMichiganMid-American Conference
Eastern Washington UniversityEaglesCheneyWashingtonBig Sky Conference
Elon UniversityPhoenixElonNorth CarolinaColonial Athletic Association
University of EvansvillePurple AcesEvansvilleIndianaMissouri Valley Conference
Fairfield UniversityStagsFairfieldConnecticutMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityKnightsHackensackNew JerseyNortheast Conference
University of FloridaGatorsGainesvilleFloridaSoutheastern Conference
Florida A&M UniversityRattlers and Lady RattlersTallahasseeFloridaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Florida Atlantic UniversityOwlsBoca RatonFloridaConference USA
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityEaglesFort MyersFloridaAtlantic Sun Conference
Florida International UniversityPanthersMiamiFloridaConference USA
Florida State UniversitySeminolesTallahasseeFloridaAtlantic Coast Conference
Fordham UniversityRamsBronxNew YorkAtlantic 10 Conference
Furman UniversityPaladins and Lady PaladinsGreenvilleSouth CarolinaSouthern Conference
Gardner–Webb UniversityRunnin' BulldogsBoiling SpringsNorth CarolinaBig South Conference
George Mason UniversityPatriotsFairfaxVirginiaAtlantic 10 Conference
George Washington UniversityColonialsWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaAtlantic 10 Conference
Georgetown UniversityHoyasWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaBig East Conference
University of GeorgiaBulldogs and Lady Bulldogs[A 6]AthensGeorgiaSoutheastern Conference
Georgia Institute of TechnologyYellow JacketsAtlantaGeorgiaAtlantic Coast Conference
Georgia Southern UniversityEagles and Lady EaglesStatesboroGeorgiaSun Belt Conference
Georgia State UniversityPanthersAtlantaGeorgiaSun Belt Conference
Gonzaga UniversityBulldogsSpokaneWashingtonWest Coast Conference
Grambling State UniversityTigers and Lady TigersGramblingLouisianaSouthwestern Athletic Conference
Hampton UniversityPirates and Lady PiratesHamptonVirginiaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of HartfordHawksWest HartfordConnecticutAmerica East Conference
Harvard UniversityCrimsonCambridge[A 7]MassachusettsIvy League
University of Hawaii at ManoaRainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine[A 8]HonoluluHawaiiBig West Conference
High Point UniversityPanthersHigh PointNorth CarolinaBig South Conference
Hofstra UniversityPrideHempsteadNew YorkColonial Athletic Association
College of the Holy CrossCrusadersWorcesterMassachusettsPatriot League
University of HoustonCougarsHoustonTexasAmerican Athletic Conference
Houston Baptist UniversityHuskiesHoustonTexasSouthland Conference
Howard UniversityBison and Lady BisonWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of IdahoVandalsMoscowIdahoBig Sky Conference
Idaho State UniversityBengalsPocatelloIdahoBig Sky Conference
University of Illinois at ChicagoFlames[A 9]ChicagoIllinoisHorizon League
Illinois State UniversityRedbirdsNormalIllinoisMissouri Valley Conference
University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignFighting IlliniUrbanaChampaignIllinoisBig Ten Conference
Indiana State UniversitySycamoresTerre HauteIndianaMissouri Valley Conference
Indiana UniversityHoosiersBloomingtonIndianaBig Ten Conference
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort WayneMastodonsFort WayneIndianaThe Summit League
Indiana University – Purdue University IndianapolisJaguarsIndianapolisIndianaThe Summit League
Iona CollegeGaelsNew RochelleNew YorkMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of IowaHawkeyesIowa CityIowaBig Ten Conference
Iowa State UniversityCyclonesAmesIowaBig 12 Conference
Jackson State UniversityTigers and Lady TigersJacksonMississippiSouthwestern Athletic Conference
Jacksonville UniversityDolphinsJacksonvilleFloridaAtlantic Sun Conference
Jacksonville State UniversityGamecocksJacksonvilleAlabamaOhio Valley Conference
James Madison UniversityDukesHarrisonburgVirginiaColonial Athletic Association
University of KansasJayhawksLawrenceKansasBig 12 Conference
Kansas State UniversityWildcatsManhattanKansasBig 12 Conference
Kennesaw State UniversityOwls and Lady OwlsKennesawGeorgiaAtlantic Sun Conference
Kent State UniversityGolden FlashesKentOhioMid-American Conference
University of KentuckyWildcatsLexingtonKentuckySoutheastern Conference
La Salle UniversityExplorersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaAtlantic 10 Conference
Lafayette CollegeLeopardsEastonPennsylvaniaPatriot League
Lamar UniversityCardinals and Lady CardinalsBeaumontTexasSouthland Conference
Lehigh UniversityMountain HawksBethlehemPennsylvaniaPatriot League
Liberty UniversityFlames and Lady FlamesLynchburgVirginiaBig South Conference
Lipscomb UniversityBisons and Lady BisonsNashvilleTennesseeAtlantic Sun Conference
Long Island University–BrooklynBlackbirdsBrooklynNew YorkNortheast Conference
Longwood UniversityLancersFarmvilleVirginiaBig South Conference
University of Louisiana at LafayetteRagin' CajunsLafayetteLouisianaSun Belt Conference
University of Louisiana at MonroeWarhawksMonroeLouisianaSun Belt Conference
Louisiana State UniversityTigers and Lady TigersBaton RougeLouisianaSoutheastern Conference
Louisiana Tech UniversityBulldogs and Lady TechstersRustonLouisianaConference USA
University of LouisvilleCardinalsLouisvilleKentuckyAtlantic Coast Conference
Loyola Marymount UniversityLionsLos AngelesCaliforniaWest Coast Conference
Loyola University ChicagoRamblers[A 10]ChicagoIllinoisMissouri Valley Conference
Loyola University MarylandGreyhoundsBaltimoreMarylandPatriot League
University of MaineBlack BearsOronoMaineAmerica East Conference
Manhattan CollegeJaspers and Lady JaspersRiverdaleNew YorkMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marist CollegeRed FoxesPoughkeepsieNew YorkMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marquette UniversityGolden EaglesMilwaukeeWisconsinBig East Conference
Marshall UniversityThundering HerdHuntingtonWest VirginiaConference USA
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyRetrieversCatonsvilleMarylandAmerica East Conference
University of Maryland, College ParkTerrapinsCollege ParkMarylandBig Ten Conference
University of Maryland Eastern ShoreHawks and Lady HawksPrincess AnneMarylandMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Massachusetts AmherstMinutemen and Minutewomen[A 11]AmherstMassachusettsAtlantic 10 Conference
McNeese State UniversityCowboys and CowgirlsLake CharlesLouisianaSouthland Conference
University of MemphisTigersMemphisTennesseeAmerican Athletic Conference
Mercer UniversityBearsMaconGeorgiaSouthern Conference
University of MiamiHurricanes[A 12]Coral GablesFloridaAtlantic Coast Conference
Miami UniversityRedhawks[A 13]OxfordOhioMid-American Conference
University of MichiganWolverinesAnn ArborMichiganBig Ten Conference
Michigan State UniversitySpartansEast LansingMichiganBig Ten Conference
Middle Tennessee State UniversityBlue RaidersMurfreesboroTennesseeConference USA
University of MinnesotaGolden GophersMinneapolis–Saint PaulMinnesotaBig Ten Conference
University of MississippiRebels[A 14]OxfordMississippiSoutheastern Conference
Mississippi State UniversityBulldogsStarkvilleMississippiSoutheastern Conference
Mississippi Valley State UniversityDelta Devils and DevilettesItta BenaMississippiSouthwestern Athletic Conference
University of MissouriTigersColumbiaMissouriSoutheastern Conference
University of Missouri–Kansas CityKangaroosKansas CityMissouriWestern Athletic Conference
Missouri State UniversityBears and Lady BearsSpringfieldMissouriMissouri Valley Conference
Monmouth UniversityHawksWest Long BranchNew JerseyMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of MontanaGrizzlies[A 15]MissoulaMontanaBig Sky Conference
Montana State UniversityBobcatsBozemanMontanaBig Sky Conference
Morehead State UniversityEaglesMoreheadKentuckyOhio Valley Conference
Morgan State UniversityBears and Lady BearsBaltimoreMarylandMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mount St. Mary's UniversityMountaineersEmmitsburgMarylandNortheast Conference
Murray State UniversityRacers[A 16]MurrayKentuckyOhio Valley Conference
University of Nebraska–LincolnCornhuskersLincolnNebraskaBig Ten Conference
University of Nevada, Las VegasRebels[A 17]ParadiseNevadaMountain West Conference
University of Nevada, RenoWolf PackRenoNevadaMountain West Conference
University of New HampshireWildcatsDurhamNew HampshireAmerica East Conference
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyHighlandersNewarkNew JerseyIndependent[A 18]
University of New MexicoLobosAlbuquerqueNew MexicoMountain West Conference
New Mexico State UniversityAggiesLas CrucesNew MexicoWestern Athletic Conference
University of New OrleansPrivateersNew OrleansLouisianaSouthland Conference
Niagara UniversityPurple EaglesLewistonNew YorkMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Nicholls State UniversityColonelsThibodauxLouisianaSouthland Conference
Norfolk State UniversitySpartansNorfolkVirginiaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityAggiesGreensboroNorth CarolinaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of North Carolina at AshevilleBulldogsAshevilleNorth CarolinaBig South Conference
North Carolina Central UniversityEaglesDurhamNorth CarolinaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillTar HeelsChapel HillNorth CarolinaAtlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Charlotte49ersCharlotteNorth CarolinaConference USA
University of North Carolina at GreensboroSpartansGreensboroNorth CarolinaSouthern Conference
North Carolina State UniversityWolfpackRaleighNorth CarolinaAtlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina WilmingtonSeahawksWilmingtonNorth CarolinaColonial Athletic Association
University of North DakotaNorth Dakota[A 19]Grand ForksNorth DakotaBig Sky Conference
North Dakota State UniversityBisonFargoNorth DakotaThe Summit League
University of North FloridaOspreys and Lady OspreysJacksonvilleFloridaAtlantic Sun Conference
University of North TexasMean GreenDentonTexasConference USA
Northeastern UniversityHuskiesBostonMassachusettsColonial Athletic Association
Northern Arizona UniversityLumberjacksFlagstaffArizonaBig Sky Conference
University of Northern ColoradoBearsGreeleyColoradoBig Sky Conference
Northern Illinois UniversityHuskiesDeKalbIllinoisMid-American Conference
University of Northern IowaPanthersCedar FallsIowaMissouri Valley Conference
Northwestern State UniversityDemons and Lady DemonsNatchitochesLouisianaSouthland Conference
Northwestern UniversityWildcatsEvanstonIllinoisBig Ten Conference
University of Notre DameFighting IrishSouth BendIndianaAtlantic Coast Conference
Oakland UniversityGolden GrizzliesRochesterMichiganHorizon League
Ohio UniversityBobcatsAthensOhioMid-American Conference
Ohio State UniversityBuckeyesColumbusOhioBig Ten Conference
University of OklahomaSoonersNormanOklahomaBig 12 Conference
Oklahoma State University–StillwaterCowboys and CowgirlsStillwaterOklahomaBig 12 Conference
Old Dominion UniversityMonarchs and Lady MonarchsNorfolkVirginiaConference USA
Oral Roberts UniversityGolden EaglesTulsaOklahomaThe Summit League
University of OregonDucksEugeneOregonPacific-12 Conference
Oregon State UniversityBeaversCorvallisOregonPacific-12 Conference
University of the PacificTigersStocktonCaliforniaWest Coast Conference
University of PennsylvaniaQuakersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaIvy League
Pennsylvania State UniversityNittany Lions[A 20]State CollegePennsylvaniaBig Ten Conference
Pepperdine UniversityWavesMalibuCaliforniaWest Coast Conference
University of PittsburghPanthers[A 21]PittsburghPennsylvaniaAtlantic Coast Conference
University of PortlandPilotsPortlandOregonWest Coast Conference
Portland State UniversityVikingsPortlandOregonBig Sky Conference
Prairie View A&M UniversityPanthers and Lady PanthersPrairie ViewTexasSouthwestern Athletic Conference
Presbyterian CollegeBlue HoseClintonSouth CarolinaBig South Conference
Princeton UniversityTigersPrincetonNew JerseyIvy League
Providence CollegeFriarsProvidenceRhode IslandBig East Conference
Purdue UniversityBoilermakersWest LafayetteIndianaBig Ten Conference
Quinnipiac UniversityBobcatsHamdenConnecticutMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Radford UniversityHighlandersRadfordVirginiaBig South Conference
University of Rhode IslandRamsKingstonRhode IslandAtlantic 10 Conference
Rice UniversityOwlsHoustonTexasConference USA
University of RichmondSpidersRichmondVirginiaAtlantic 10 Conference
Rider UniversityBroncsLawrencevilleNew JerseyMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Robert Morris UniversityColonialsMoon TownshipPennsylvaniaNortheast Conference
Rutgers UniversityScarlet KnightsNew BrunswickNew JerseyBig Ten Conference
Sacred Heart UniversityPioneersFairfieldConnecticutNortheast Conference
St. Bonaventure UniversityBonniesSt. BonaventureNew YorkAtlantic 10 Conference
St. Francis CollegeTerriers[A 22]BrooklynNew YorkNortheast Conference
Saint Francis UniversityRed Flash[A 23]LorettoPennsylvaniaNortheast Conference
St. John's UniversityRed Storm[A 24]JamaicaNew YorkBig East Conference
Saint Joseph's UniversityHawks[A 25]PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaAtlantic 10 Conference
Saint Louis UniversityBillikensSt. LouisMissouriAtlantic 10 Conference
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaGaelsMoragaCaliforniaWest Coast Conference
Saint Peter's UniversityPeacocks and PeahensJersey CityNew JerseyMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Sam Houston State UniversityBearkatsHuntsvilleTexasSouthland Conference
Samford UniversityBulldogsHomewoodAlabamaSouthern Conference
University of San DiegoTorrerosSan DiegoCaliforniaWest Coast Conference
San Diego State UniversityAztecsSan DiegoCaliforniaMountain West Conference
University of San FranciscoDonsSan FranciscoCaliforniaWest Coast Conference
San Jose State UniversitySpartansSan JoseCaliforniaMountain West Conference
Santa Clara UniversityBroncosSanta ClaraCaliforniaWest Coast Conference
Savannah State UniversityTigers and Lady TigersSavannahGeorgiaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Seattle UniversityRedhawksSeattleWashingtonWestern Athletic Conference
Seton Hall UniversityPiratesSouth OrangeNew JerseyBig East Conference
Siena CollegeSaintsLoudonvilleNew YorkMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of South AlabamaJaguarsMobileAlabamaSun Belt Conference
University of South CarolinaGamecocksColumbiaSouth CarolinaSoutheastern Conference
South Carolina State UniversityBulldogs and Lady BulldogsOrangeburgSouth CarolinaMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of South Carolina UpstateSpartans[A 26]SpartanburgSouth CarolinaAtlantic Sun Conference
University of South DakotaCoyotesVermillionSouth DakotaThe Summit League
South Dakota State UniversityJackrabbitsBrookingsSouth DakotaThe Summit League
University of South FloridaBullsTampaFloridaAmerican Athletic Conference
Southeast Missouri State UniversityRedhawksCape GirardeauMissouriOhio Valley Conference
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityLions and Lady LionsHammondLouisianaSouthland Conference
University of Southern CaliforniaTrojans[A 27][A 28]Los AngelesCaliforniaPacific-12 Conference
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleSalukisCarbondaleIllinoisMissouri Valley Conference
Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleCougars[A 29]EdwardsvilleIllinoisOhio Valley Conference
Southern Methodist UniversityMustangsUniversity ParkTexasAmerican Athletic Conference
University of Southern MississippiGolden EaglesHattiesburgMississippiConference USA
Southern UniversityJaguars and Lady JaguarsBaton RougeLouisianaSouthwestern Athletic Conference
Southern Utah UniversityThunderbirdsCedar CityUtahBig Sky Conference
Stanford UniversityCardinalPalo AltoCaliforniaPacific-12 Conference
Stephen F. Austin State UniversityLumberjacks and LadyjacksNacogdochesTexasSouthland Conference
Stetson UniversityHattersDeLandFloridaAtlantic Sun Conference
Stony Brook UniversitySeawolvesStony BrookNew YorkAmerica East Conference
Syracuse UniversityOrangeSyracuseNew YorkAtlantic Coast Conference
Temple UniversityOwlsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaAmerican Athletic Conference
University of TennesseeVolunteers and Lady Vols[A 30]KnoxvilleTennesseeSoutheastern Conference
University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaMocs and Lady MocsChattanoogaTennesseeSouthern Conference
University of Tennessee at MartinSkyhawksMartinTennesseeOhio Valley Conference
Tennessee State UniversityTigers and Lady TigersNashvilleTennesseeOhio Valley Conference
Tennessee Technological UniversityGolden EaglesCookevilleTennesseeOhio Valley Conference
Texas A&M UniversityAggiesCollege StationTexasSoutheastern Conference
Texas A&M University–Corpus ChristiIslandersCorpus ChristiTexasSouthland Conference
University of Texas at ArlingtonMavericksArlingtonTexasSun Belt Conference
University of Texas at AustinLonghornsAustinTexasBig 12 Conference
Texas Christian UniversityHorned Frogs and Lady FrogsFort WorthTexasBig 12 Conference
University of Texas at El PasoMinersEl PasoTexasConference USA
University of Texas–Pan American[A 31]BroncsEdinburgTexasWestern Athletic Conference
University of Texas at San AntonioRoadrunnersSan AntonioTexasConference USA
Texas Southern UniversityTigers and Lady TigersHoustonTexasSouthwestern Athletic Conference
Texas State UniversityBobcatsSan MarcosTexasSun Belt Conference
Texas Tech UniversityRed Raiders[A 32]LubbockTexasBig 12 Conference
University of ToledoRocketsToledoOhioMid-American Conference
Towson UniversityTigersTowsonMarylandColonial Athletic Association
Troy UniversityTrojansTroyAlabamaSun Belt Conference
Tulane UniversityGreen WaveNew OrleansLouisianaAmerican Athletic Conference
University of TulsaGolden HurricaneTulsaOklahomaAmerican Athletic Conference
United States Air Force Academy (Air Force)FalconsColorado SpringsColoradoMountain West Conference
United States Military Academy (Army)Black KnightsWest PointNew YorkPatriot League
United States Naval Academy (Navy)MidshipmenAnnapolisMarylandPatriot League
University of UtahUtes[A 33]Salt Lake CityUtahPacific-12 Conference
Utah State UniversityAggiesLoganUtahMountain West Conference
Utah Valley UniversityWolverinesOremUtahWestern Athletic Conference
Valparaiso UniversityCrusadersValparaisoIndianaHorizon League
Vanderbilt UniversityCommodoresNashvilleTennesseeSoutheastern Conference
University of VermontCatamountsBurlingtonVermontAmerica East Conference
Villanova UniversityWildcatsRadnor TownshipPennsylvaniaBig East Conference
University of VirginiaCavaliersCharlottesvilleVirginiaAtlantic Coast Conference
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRamsRichmondVirginiaAtlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Military InstituteKeydetsLexingtonVirginiaSouthern Conference
Virginia Tech[A 34]HokiesBlacksburgVirginiaAtlantic Coast Conference
Wagner CollegeSeahawksStaten IslandNew YorkNortheast Conference
Wake Forest UniversityDemon DeaconsWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaAtlantic Coast Conference
University of WashingtonHuskiesSeattleWashingtonPacific-12 Conference
Washington State UniversityCougarsPullmanWashingtonPacific-12 Conference
Weber State UniversityWildcatsOgdenUtahBig Sky Conference
West Virginia UniversityMountaineersMorgantownWest VirginiaBig 12 Conference
Western Carolina UniversityCatamountsCullowheeNorth CarolinaSouthern Conference
Western Illinois UniversityLeathernecksMacombIllinoisThe Summit League
Western Kentucky UniversityHilltoppers and Lady ToppersBowling GreenKentuckyConference USA
Western Michigan UniversityBroncosKalamazooMichiganMid-American Conference
Wichita State UniversityShockersWichitaKansasMissouri Valley Conference
College of William & MaryTribeWilliamsburgVirginiaColonial Athletic Association
Winthrop UniversityEaglesRock HillSouth CarolinaBig South Conference
University of Wisconsin–Green BayPhoenix[A 35]Green BayWisconsinHorizon League
University of Wisconsin–MadisonBadgersMadisonWisconsinBig Ten Conference
University of Wisconsin–MilwaukeePanthers[A 36]MilwaukeeWisconsinHorizon League
Wofford CollegeTerriersSpartanburgSouth CarolinaSouthern Conference
Wright State UniversityRaidersFairbornOhioHorizon League
University of WyomingCowboys and CowgirlsLaramieWyomingMountain West Conference
Xavier UniversityMusketeersCincinnatiOhioBig East Conference
Yale UniversityBulldogsNew HavenConnecticutIvy League
Youngstown State UniversityPenguinsYoungstownOhioHorizon League

In transition[edit]

These schools are in transition to Division I. They are considered by the NCAA to be Division I schools, but they are full members only for scheduling purposes.

List of NCAA Division I Institutions in Upward Transition[1]
SchoolTeamCityStatePrimary ConferenceMaking TransitionFull Membership
Abilene Christian UniversityWildcatsAbileneTexasSouthland Conference[A 37]From DII to DIJuly, 2017[3]
Grand Canyon UniversityAntelopesPhoenixArizonaWestern Athletic Conference[A 38]From DII to DIJuly, 2017[4]
University of the Incarnate WordCardinalsSan AntonioTexasSouthland Conference[A 37]From DII to DIJuly, 2017[5]
University of Massachusetts LowellRiver HawksLowellMassachusettsAmerica East Conference[A 39]From DII to DIJuly, 2017[6]
University of Nebraska Omaha[A 40]Mavericks[A 41]OmahaNebraskaThe Summit LeagueFrom DII to DIJuly, 2015
Northern Kentucky University[A 42]NorseHighland HeightsKentuckyAtlantic Sun ConferenceFrom DII to DIJuly, 2016


  1. ^ The formal nickname for women's teams is "Razorbacks", and the university consistently refers to the women's teams as the Razorbacks or Razorback women. The terms "Lady Razorbacks" and "Lady'Backs" have been abandoned by the university.
  2. ^ The Long Beach State baseball team is unofficially called "Dirtbags", and the school recognizes the nickname.
  3. ^ The school is increasingly branding its athletic program as simply "Charleston". The NCAA and national sports media are inconsistent, using "Charleston" for basketball but "College of Charleston" for other sports.
  4. ^ Charleston Southern's women's golf team is known as the Lady Bucs
  5. ^ The women's basketball team is now the only EKU team using "Lady Colonels". All other women's teams use "Colonels".
  6. ^ The women's gymnastics team is known as "Gym Dogs".
  7. ^ Most of the university is in Cambridge, but some academic buildings and athletic facilities, including the football stadium, lie in Boston.
  8. ^ In July 2013, ,all Hawaiʻi men's teams adopted the nickname of "Rainbow Warriors". This reversed a 2000 policy that resulted in different men's teams using "Rainbow Warriors", "Warriors", and "Rainbows". All women's teams continue to use "Rainbow Wahine".
  9. ^ Although UIC is the school's preferred athletic name, national sports media generally use "Illinois-Chicago" in score listings and on first reference.
  10. ^ National sports media generally use "Loyola-Chicago", "Loyola (Chicago)", or "Loyola (Illinois)" to distinguish this school from others with the Loyola name.
  11. ^ While national media generally use "Massachusetts", the shortened "UMass" is in wide usage, especially in Massachusetts itself.
  12. ^ National media sometimes use "Miami (Florida)" or "Miami (FL)" to distinguish it from Miami University in Ohio.
  13. ^ National media usually use "Miami (Ohio)" or "Miami (OH)" to distinguish it from the University of Miami in Florida.
  14. ^ National media generally use "Mississippi" in score listings and on first reference, but will frequently use "Ole Miss" on later reference. The school athletic department prefers "Ole Miss".
  15. ^ The women's basketball team is known as the "Lady Griz", but all other women's teams use the "Grizzlies" nickname.
  16. ^ The baseball team is nicknamed "Thoroughbreds" instead of "Racers".
  17. ^ The men's basketball team is nicknamed "Runnin' Rebels", while all other teams are known as "Rebels".
  18. ^ Since the 2013 demise of the Great West Conference, NJIT has been the only Division I basketball independent.
  19. ^ As of November 9, 2011, North Dakota has no athletic nickname. On that day, the state's governor Jack Dalrymple signed a bill into law that allowed the school to drop its former nickname of Fighting Sioux, ending a long-standing controversy over its use. Under the law, UND cannot adopt a new nickname until January 2015.[2]
  20. ^ The Penn State women's basketball team is nicknamed "Lady Lions", but all other women's teams use "Nittany Lions".
  21. ^ The school also widely uses its historic short form of "Pitt".
  22. ^ In 2013, the school changed its athletic brand to "St. Francis Brooklyn" in an attempt to distinguish itself from other schools of that name, notably the fellow Northeast Conference member in Pennsylvania. National media usually use "St. Francis (New York)" instead.
  23. ^ National media usually use "St. Francis (Pennsylvania)" to distinguish it from other schools of that name, notably the fellow Northeast Conference school of the same name in Brooklyn.
  24. ^ Other schools in the U.S. have this name, but national media do not add a location identifier to it, since it is the only "St. John's" whose athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I.
  25. ^ Although there are other schools with this name in the U.S., none of the others are members of Division I. Therefore, national media refer to it as "Saint Joseph's" (preferred usage) or "St. Joseph's", without a regional identifier, or just St. Joe's/Saint Joe's.
  26. ^ Although the school prefers to use "USC Upstate", national media often use "South Carolina Upstate".
  27. ^ The school accepts either "Southern California" or "USC" for athletics purposes; national news media generally use "USC".
  28. ^ Historically, USC women's teams were known as the "Women of Troy". The school now accepts either "Trojans" or "Women of Troy" for use with women's teams.
  29. ^ Although the school prefers to use "SIUE", national media usually use "SIU Edwardsvile".
  30. ^ The formal nickname for women's teams is "Lady Volunteers". However, the school considers the use of "Lady Vols" acceptable, and the shortened form is widely popular in Tennessee and in much wider usage among national media than the longer form.
  31. ^ Texas–Pan American will merge with the University of Texas at Brownsville in July 2015 to create the new University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). The University of Texas System has confirmed that UTRGV will inherit the UTPA athletic program, but the future athletic nickname has yet to be determined.
  32. ^ The women's basketball team is known as "Lady Raiders". All other women's teams use "Red Raiders".
  33. ^ The men's basketball team is nicknamed "Runnin' Utes", and the women's gymnastics team is nicknamed "Red Rocks".
  34. ^ The school's formal name is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, but it uses "Virginia Tech" in all but the most formal contexts.
  35. ^ The school prefers "Green Bay" for its athletic program, and accepts "GB". National sports media were slow to adopt this, generally using "Wisconsin-Green Bay", but the school's preferred usage has become generally accepted since 2011.
  36. ^ The school officially uses "Milwaukee" for its athletic program, and accepts "UWM". As with Green Bay, national media were slow to accept this, preferring "Wisconsin–Milwaukee", but "Milwaukee" is now seeing wide media use.
  37. ^ a b Joined the Southland Conference in July, 2013.
  38. ^ Joined the WAC in July, 2013.
  39. ^ Joined the America East Conference in July 2013.
  40. ^ Began transitioning to Division I in July 2011; full membership in July 2015.[7]
  41. ^ The school has rebranded its athletic program as "Omaha". its all-sports league, The Summit League, has followed this usage since UNO became a member in 2012. UNO's ice hockey league, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, used "Nebraska-Omaha" in the league's inaugural season in 2013–14, but now uses "Omaha". National media still use "Nebraska-Omaha".
  42. ^ Began transitioning to Division I in July 2012; full membership in July 2016[8]

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