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As of August 2012, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has 257 member colleges and universities for athletic competition. [1]

List of NAIA institutions[edit]

List of NAIA institutions
School Nickname City State/
Province
Conference Division [A 1]
AIB College of Business Eagles Des Moines Iowa Midwest Collegiate Conference II
Alice Lloyd College Eagles Pippa Passes Kentucky Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Allen University Yellow Jackets Columbia South Carolina Independent I
University of Antelope Valley Pioneers Lancaster California Independent
Aquinas College Saints Grand Rapids Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Arizona Christian University Firestorm Phoenix Arizona Golden State Athletic Conference I
Asbury University Eagles Wilmore Kentucky Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Ashford University Saints Clinton Iowa Independent II
Auburn University at Montgomery [A 2] Warhawks Montgomery Alabama Southern States Athletic Conference I
Ave Maria University Gyrenes Ave Maria Florida The Sun Conference II
Avila University Eagles Kansas City Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Bacone College [A 3] Warriors Muskogee Oklahoma Red River Athletic Conference I
Baker University Wildcats Baldwin City Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Belhaven University [A 4] Blazers Jackson Mississippi Southern States Athletic Conference I
Bellevue University Bruins Bellevue Nebraska Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Benedictine College Ravens Atchison Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Benedictine University at Springfield Bulldogs Springfield Illinois American Midwest Conference I
Bethany College Terrible Swedes Lindsborg Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Bethel University Wildcats McKenzie Tennessee Southern States Athletic Conference I
Bethel College Pilots Mishawaka Indiana Crossroads League II
Bethel College Threshers North Newton Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Biola University Eagles La Mirada California Golden State Athletic Conference I
Blue Mountain College Toppers Blue Mountain Mississippi Southern States Athletic Conference I
Bluefield College Rams Bluefield Virginia Appalachian Athletic Conference II
Brenau University Golden Tigers Gainesville Georgia Southern States Athletic Conference I
Brescia University Bearcats Owensboro Kentucky Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Brewton–Parker College Barons Mount Vernon Georgia Southern States Athletic Conference I
Briar Cliff University Chargers Sioux City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference II
University of British Columbia [A 5] Thunderbirds Vancouver British Columbia Independent
Bryan College Lions Dayton Tennessee Appalachian Athletic Conference II
California Maritime Academy Keelhaulers Vallejo California California Pacific Conference II
California State University San Marcos [A 2] Cougars San Marcos California Independent I [A 6]
University of California, Merced Golden Bobcats Merced California California Pacific Conference II
Calumet College of St. Joseph Crimson Wave Whiting Indiana Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Campbellsville University Tigers Campbellsville Kentucky Mid-South Conference I
Cardinal Stritch University Wolves Milwaukee Wisconsin Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Carlow University Celtics Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Carroll College Fighting Saints Helena Montana Frontier Conference I
Central Baptist College Mustangs Conway Arkansas Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Central Christian College of Kansas Tigers McPherson Kansas Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Central Methodist University Eagles Fayette Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Cincinnati Christian University Eagles Cincinnati Ohio Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Clarke University Crusaders Dubuque Iowa Midwest Collegiate Conference II
College of Coastal Georgia Mariners Brunswick Georgia Southern States Athletic Conference I
Columbia College (MO) Cougars Columbia Missouri American Midwest Conference I
Columbia College (SC) Fighting Koalas Columbia South Carolina Appalachian Athletic Conference II
Concordia University–Irvine [A 2] Eagles Irvine California Golden State Athletic Conference I
Concordia University–Michigan Cardinals Ann Arbor Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Concordia University–Nebraska Bulldogs Seward Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Concordia University–Portland [A 2] Cavaliers Portland Oregon Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Corban University Warriors Salem Oregon Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Cornerstone University Golden Eagles Grand Rapids Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Culver–Stockton College Wildcats Canton Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Cumberland University [A 2] Bulldogs Lebanon Tennessee Mid-South Conference I
University of the Cumberlands Patriots Williamsburg Kentucky Mid-South Conference I
Dakota State University Trojans Madison South Dakota North Star Athletic Association II
Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers Mitchell South Dakota Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Dalton State College Roadrunners Dalton Georgia Southern States Athletic Conference I
Davenport University Panthers Grand Rapids Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
State University of New York at Delhi Broncos Delhi New York Independent
Dickinson State University Blue Hawks Dickinson North Dakota North Star Athletic Association II
Dillard University Blue Devils New Orleans Louisiana Gulf Coast Athletic Conference I
Doane College Tigers Crete Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Dordt College Defenders Sioux Center Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Eastern Oregon University Mountaineers La Grande Oregon Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Edward Waters College Tigers Jacksonville Florida Gulf Coast Athletic Conference I
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach [A 2] Eagles Daytona Beach Florida The Sun Conference II
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Eagles Prescott Arizona California Pacific Conference
Evangel University Crusaders Springfield Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Evergreen State College Geoducks Olympia Washington Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Faulkner University Eagles Montgomery Alabama Southern States Athletic Conference I
Fisher College Falcons Boston Massachusetts Independent II
Fisk University Bulldogs Nashville Tennessee Independent I
Florida Memorial University Lions Miami Gardens Florida The Sun Conference II
Freed–Hardeman University Lions Henderson Tennessee American Midwest Conference I
Friends University Falcons Wichita Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Georgetown College [A 2] Tigers Georgetown Kentucky Mid-South Conference I
Georgia Gwinnett College Grizzlies Lawrenceville Georgia Independent
Goshen College Maple Leafs Goshen Indiana Crossroads League II
Grace College Lancers Winona Lake Indiana Crossroads League II
Graceland University Yellow Jackets Lamoni Iowa Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Grand View University [A 7] Vikings Des Moines Iowa Midwest Collegiate Conference II
University of Great Falls Argonauts Great Falls Montana Frontier Conference I
Hannibal–LaGrange University Trojans Hannibal Missouri American Midwest Conference I
Harris–Stowe State University Hornets St. Louis Missouri American Midwest Conference I
Haskell Indian Nations University Indians Lawrence Kansas Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Hastings College Broncos Hastings Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Holy Cross College Saints Notre Dame Indiana Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Hope International University Royals Fullerton California Golden State Athletic Conference I
University of Houston–Victoria [A 8] Jaguars Victoria Texas Independent
Huntington University Foresters Huntington Indiana Crossroads League II
Huston–Tillotson University Rams Austin Texas Red River Athletic Conference I
College of Idaho Coyotes Caldwell Idaho Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Indiana Institute of Technology Warriors Fort Wayne Indiana Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats Marion Indiana Crossroads League II
Indiana University East Red Wolves Richmond Indiana Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Indiana University Kokomo Cougars Kokomo Indiana Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Indiana University Northwest Redhawks Gary Indiana Independent II
Indiana University South Bend Titans South Bend Indiana Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers New Albany Indiana Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
University of Jamestown Jimmies Jamestown North Dakota North Star Athletic Association II
Jarvis Christian College Bulldogs Hawkins Texas Red River Athletic Conference I
John Brown University Golden Eagles Siloam Springs Arkansas Sooner Athletic Conference I
Johnson & Wales University–Denver Wildcats Denver Colorado Independent II
Johnson & Wales University–North Miami Wildcats North Miami Florida The Sun Conference II
Judson University Eagles Elgin Illinois Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes Salina Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Kentucky Christian University Knights Grayson Kentucky Independent II
La Sierra University Golden Eagles Riverside California California Pacific Conference II
Langston University Lions Langston Oklahoma Red River Athletic Conference I
Lawrence Technological University Blue Devils Southfield Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Lewis–Clark State College Warriors Lewiston Idaho Frontier Conference I
Life University Eagles Marietta Georgia Mid-South Conference I
Lincoln Christian University Red Lions Lincoln Illinois Independent II
Lindenwood University–Belleville Lynx Belleville Illinois American Midwest Conference I
Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders Columbia Kentucky Mid-South Conference I
Louisiana State University at Alexandria Generals Alexandria Louisiana Red River Athletic Conference
Louisiana State University in Shreveport Pilots & Lady Pilots Shreveport Louisiana Red River Athletic Conference I
Lourdes College Gray Wolves Sylvania Ohio Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Loyola University New Orleans Wolfpack New Orleans Louisiana Southern States Athletic Conference I
Lyon College Scots Batesville Arkansas American Midwest Conference I
Madonna University Crusaders Livonia Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Marian University Knights Indianapolis Indiana Crossroads League II
Martin Methodist College Red Hawks Pulaski Tennessee Southern States Athletic Conference I
Marygrove College Mustangs Detroit Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Marymount University Mariners Rancho Palos Verdes California California Pacific Conference
The Master's College Mustangs Santa Clarita California Golden State Athletic Conference I
Mayville State University Comets Mayville North Dakota North Star Athletic Association II
McPherson College Bulldogs McPherson Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Menlo College Oaks Atherton California California Pacific Conference II
University of Michigan–Dearborn Wolverines Dearborn Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers Olathe Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Middle Georgia State College Knights Cochran Georgia Southern States Athletic Conference I
Midland University Warriors Fremont Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Midway College Eagles Midway Kentucky Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Mid–America Christian University Evangels Oklahoma City Oklahoma Sooner Athletic Conference I
Milligan College Buffaloes Elizabethton Tennessee Appalachian Athletic Conference II
Missouri Baptist University Spartans St. Louis Missouri American Midwest Conference I
Missouri Valley College Vikings Marshall Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference I
University of Mobile Rams Prichard Alabama Southern States Athletic Conference I
Montana State University–Northern Lights Havre Montana Frontier Conference I
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Orediggers Butte Montana Frontier Conference I
University of Montana–Western Bulldogs Dillon Montana Frontier Conference I
Montreat College Cavaliers Montreat North Carolina Appalachian Athletic Conference II
Morningside College Mustangs Sioux City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Morris College Hornets Sumter South Carolina Independent I
Mount Marty College Lancers Yankton South Dakota Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Mount Mercy College Mustangs Cedar Rapids Iowa Midwest Collegiate Conference II
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Cougars Mount Vernon Ohio Crossroads League II
Nebraska Wesleyan University [A 9] Prairie Wolves Lincoln Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference II
Northern New Mexico College Eagles Española New Mexico Independent II
Northwest Christian University Beacons Eugene Oregon Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Northwest University Eagles Kirkland Washington Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Northwestern College Red Raiders Orange City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference II
University of Northwestern Ohio Racers Lima Ohio Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Northwood University–Florida Seahawks West Palm Beach Florida The Sun Conference II
Oklahoma Baptist University [A 2] Bison Shawnee Oklahoma Sooner Athletic Conference I
Oklahoma City University Stars Oklahoma City Oklahoma Sooner Athletic Conference I
Oklahoma Wesleyan University [A 10] Eagles Bartlesville Oklahoma Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Olivet Nazarene University Tigers Bourbonnais Illinois Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Oregon Institute of Technology Owls Klamath Falls Oregon Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Ottawa University Braves Ottawa Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Our Lady of the Lake University Saints San Antonio Texas Red River Athletic Conference I
College of the Ozarks Bobcats Point Lookout Missouri Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Pacific Union College Pioneers Angwin California California Pacific Conference II
Park University Pirates Parkville Missouri American Midwest Conference I
Paul Quinn College Tigers Dallas Texas Red River Athletic Conference I
Peru State College Bobcats Peru Nebraska Heart of America Athletic Conference I
Philander Smith College Panthers Little Rock Arkansas Gulf Coast Athletic Conference I
University of Pikeville Bears Pikeville Kentucky Mid-South Conference I
Point Park University Pioneers Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Point University Skyhawks East Point Georgia Appalachian Athletic Conference II
Presentation College Saints Aberdeen South Dakota North Star Athletic Association II
Purdue University Calumet Peregrines Hammond Indiana Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Purdue University North Central Panthers Westville Indiana Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Reinhardt University Eagles Waleska Georgia Appalachian Athletic Conference II
University of Rio Grande Red Storm Rio Grande Ohio Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference II
Robert Morris University Eagles Chicago Illinois Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Rochester College Warriors Rochester Michigan Independent II
Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears Billings Montana Frontier Conference I
Roosevelt University Lakers Chicago Illinois Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Saint Ambrose University [A 11] Fighting Bees & Queen Bees Davenport Iowa Midwest Collegiate Conference II
St. Andrews University Knights Laurinburg North Carolina Appalachian Athletic Conference II
St. Catharine College Patriots St. Catharine Kentucky Mid-South Conference I
University of St. Francis Fighting Saints Joliet Illinois Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
University of Saint Francis Cougars Fort Wayne Indiana Crossroads League II
St. Gregory's University Cavaliers Shawnee Oklahoma Sooner Athletic Conference I
St. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics St. Louis Missouri American Midwest Conference I
University of Saint Mary Spires Leavenworth Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
College of Saint Mary [A 12] Flames Omaha Nebraska Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
St. Thomas University Bobcats Miami Gardens Florida The Sun Conference II
University of St. Thomas Celts Houston Texas Red River Athletic Conference I
Saint Xavier University Cougars Chicago Illinois Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
San Diego Christian College Hawks El Cajon California Golden State Athletic Conference I
Savannah College of Art & Design Bees Savannah Georgia The Sun Conference
Savannah College of Art & Design–Atlanta Bees Atlanta Georgia Appalachian Athletic Conference
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drover Chickasha Oklahoma Sooner Athletic Conference I
Shawnee State University Bears Portsmouth Ohio Mid-South Conference I
Siena Heights University Saints Adrian Michigan Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference II
Simpson University Red Hawks Redding California California Pacific Conference II
Soka University of America Lions Aliso Viejo California California Pacific Conference
University of South Carolina at Beaufort Sand Sharks Beaufort South Carolina The Sun Conference
Southeastern University Fire Lakeland Florida The Sun Conference II
Southern Oregon University Raiders Ashland Oregon Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Southern University at New Orleans Black Knights New Orleans Louisiana Gulf Coast Athletic Conference I
University of the Southwest Mustangs Hobbs New Mexico Red River Athletic Conference I
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Lions Waxahachie Texas Sooner Athletic Conference I
Southwestern Christian University Eagles Bethany Oklahoma Sooner Athletic Conference I
Southwestern College Moundbuilders Winfield Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Spring Arbor University Cougars Spring Arbor Michigan Crossroads League II
Stephens College Stars Columbia Missouri American Midwest Conference I
Sterling College Warriors Sterling Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Tabor College Tabor Hillsboro Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Talladega College Tornadoes Talladega Alabama Gulf Coast Athletic Conference I
Taylor University Trojans Upland Indiana Crossroads League II
Tennessee Wesleyan College Bulldogs Athens Tennessee Appalachian Athletic Conference II
Texas A&M University-Texarkana Eagles Texarkana Texas Independent
Texas College Steers Tyler Texas Red River Athletic Conference I
Texas Wesleyan University Rams Fort Worth Texas Sooner Athletic Conference I
University of Texas at Brownsville Scorpions Brownsville Texas Red River Athletic Conference
Thomas University Night Hawks Thomasville Georgia The Sun Conference II
Tougaloo College Bulldogs Tougaloo Mississippi Gulf Coast Athletic Conference I
Trinity Christian College Trolls Palos Heights Illinois Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Trinity International University Trojans Deerfield Illinois Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Trinity Lutheran College Eagles Everett Washington Independent
Truett–McConnell College Bears Cleveland Georgia Appalachian Athletic Conference II
Union College Bulldogs Barbourville Kentucky Appalachian Athletic Conference II
Valley City State University Vikings Valley City North Dakota North Star Athletic Association II
Vanguard University Lions Costa Mesa California Golden State Athletic Conference I
University of Victoria [A 5] Vikes Victoria British Columbia Independent
Viterbo University V-Hawks La Crosse Wisconsin Midwest Collegiate Conference II
Voorhees College Tigers Denmark South Carolina Gulf Coast Athletic Conference I
Waldorf College Warriors Forest City Iowa Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Walla Walla University [A 13] Wolves College Place Washington Independent II
Warner Pacific College Knights Portland Oregon Cascade Collegiate Conference II
Warner University Royals Lake Wales Florida The Sun Conference II
Washington Adventist University Shock Takoma Park Maryland Independent I
Wayland Baptist University Pioneers Plainview Texas Sooner Athletic Conference I
Webber International University Warriors Babson Park Florida The Sun Conference II
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Golden Bears Montgomery West Virginia Independent I
Westminster College [A 2] Griffins Salt Lake City Utah Frontier Conference I
Westmont College Warriors Santa Barbara California Golden State Athletic Conference I
Wilberforce University Bulldogs Wilberforce Ohio Independent II
Wiley College Wildcats Marshall Texas Red River Athletic Conference I
William Carey College Crusaders Hattiesburg Mississippi Southern States Athletic Conference I
William Jessup University Warriors Rocklin California Golden State Athletic Conference I
William Penn University [A 14] Statesmen & Lady Statesmen Oskaloosa Iowa Midwest Collegiate Conference II
William Woods University Owls Fulton Missouri American Midwest Conference I
Williams Baptist College Eagles Walnut Ridge Arkansas American Midwest Conference I
University of Winnipeg [A 5] Wesmen Winnipeg Manitoba Independent
Xavier University of Louisiana Gold Rush & Gold Nuggets New Orleans Louisiana Gulf Coast Athletic Conference I
York College Panthers York Nebraska Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference II
Notes
  1. ^ The NAIA splits basketball teams into two divisions. Non-basketball playing institutions are denoted by "–".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Is in the process of transitioning to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA D-II).
  3. ^ Bacone College will join the Sooner Athletic Conference in 2015.
  4. ^ Is in the process of transitioning to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA D-III).
  5. ^ a b c Holds concurrent membership in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
  6. ^ Competes in Division I for men and Division II for women.
  7. ^ Grand View University will join the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2015.
  8. ^ University of Houston–Victoria will join the Red River Athletic Conference in 2015.
  9. ^ Holds concurrent membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA D-II).
  10. ^ Oklahoma Wesleyan University will join the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2015.
  11. ^ Saint Ambrose University will join the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2015.
  12. ^ College of Saint Mary will join the Great Plains Athletic Conference in 2015.
  13. ^ Walla Walla University will join the Cascade Collegiate Conference in 2015.
  14. ^ William Penn University will join the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2015.

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