List of college athletic conferences in the United States

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In college athletics in the United States, institutions typically join together in conferences for regular play under different governing bodies.

Varsity sports[edit]

There are several national and regional associations governing the varsity teams of colleges and universities. Varsity teams are typically funded by an institution's athletic department, and under some governing bodies players are eligible for athletic scholarships.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)[edit]

Division I

Multi-sport conferences
Ice hockey conferences
Other single-sport conferences

This list also includes conferences in sports that the NCAA does not split into divisions.

Division II

Single sport conferences

Division III

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)[edit]

United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)[edit]

National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)[edit]

Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA)[edit]

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)[edit]

California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA)[edit]

Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC)[edit]

Independent conferences[edit]

Other collegiate sports associations[edit]






See: Category:College lacrosse leagues in the United States



Sprint football[edit]


Water polo[edit]