List of NAIA conferences

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The following is a list of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics's conferences.

Football conferences[edit]

Conference Nickname Founded Members Sports Headquarters Map Region
Central States Football League CSFL 2000 6[FB 1] 1 Waco, Texas CSFL-USA-states.PNG n/a
Frontier Conference Frontier 1952 9[FB 2] 16 Billings, Montana Frontier Conference-USA-states.PNG Region I
Great Plains Athletic Conference GPAC 1969 11[FB 3] 19 Sioux City, Iowa GPAC-USA-states.PNG Region III
Heart of America Athletic Conference HAAC 1971 10[FB 4] 20 Kansas City, Kansas HAAC-USA-states.PNG Region V
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference KCAC 1928 10 19 Wichita, Kansas KCAC-USA-states.PNG Region IV
Mid-South Conference MSC 1995 10[FB 5] 18 Louisville, Kentucky MSC-USA-states.PNG Region XI
Mid-States Football Association MSFA 1993 14[FB 6] 1 Findlay, Ohio MSFA-USA-states.PNG n/a
North Star Athletic Association NSAA 2013 5[FB 7] 18 Jamestown, North Dakota Region III
NAIA independent football schools 8[FB 8] 1 NAIA Ind football only-USA-states.PNG various
Notes
  1. ^ 7 members including alliance member Oklahoma Panhandle State, an NCAA Division II school
    • 7 full members (8 with OPSU) with addition of Lyon as a provisional member in 2014 and a full member in 2015
  2. ^ 9 full members; 8 football-playing members with Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon as football-playing affiliates
    • 8 full members in 2014 with loss of Dickinson State
    • 8 football-playing members in 2014 with addition of College of Idaho as a football-only affiliate
  3. ^ 11 full members; 10 football-playing members (Mount Marty does not play football)
  4. ^ 12 members in 2015 with addition of Grand View and William Penn
  5. ^ 10 full members; 13 football-playing members with Belhaven, Bethel, Faulkner, Kentucky Christian, Reinhardt, and Union as football-playing affiliates
    • 8 full members; 13 football-playing members in 2014 with loss of Rio Grande as a full member and transition of Bluefield from a full member to a football-playing affiliate
  6. ^ 13 members in 2014 with loss of Waldorf
    • 13 members in 2015 with addition of Lindenwood-Belleville and Missouri Baptist and loss of Grand View and William Penn
  7. ^ 6 members in 2014 with addition of Dickinson State
    • 7 football members in 2014 with addition of Waldorf as a football-only affiliate
  8. ^ 5 members in 2014 with addition of Arizona Christian and Missouri Baptist, and loss of Ave Maria, Edward Waters, Point, Warner, and Webber International
    • 3 members in 2015 with loss of Lindenwood-Belleville and Missouri Baptist

Non-football conferences[edit]

Conference Nickname Founded Members Sports Headquarters Map Region
American Midwest Conference AMC 1998 12[NF 1] 15 St. Louis, Missouri AMWC conference map.png Region V
Appalachian Athletic Conference AAC 1985 12[NF 2] 15 Asheville, North Carolina AppAC conference map.png Region XII
California Pacific Conference CalPac 1996 10[NF 3] 9 Oakland, California CalPac conference map.png Region II
Cascade Collegiate Conference CCC 1988 10 13 Clackamas, Oregon Cascade conference map.png Region I
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference CCAC 1949 14 9 Milwaukee, Wisconsin CACC conference map.png Region VII
Crossroads League CL 1959 10 15 Hartford City, Indiana MCCC conference map.png Region VIII
Golden State Athletic Conference GSAC 1986 8[NF 4] 13 Azusa, California GSAC conference map.png Region II
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference GCAC 1981 9 10 Liberty, Missouri GCAC conference map.png Region XIII
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference KIAC 1916 12[NF 5] 15 Berea, Kentucky KIAC conference map.png Region XII
Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference MCAC 1994 9 11 Point Lookout, Missouri MCAC USA-states.PNG Region IV
Midwest Collegiate Conference MCC 1988 7[NF 6] 17 Ames, Iowa MCC conference map.png Region VII
Red River Athletic Conference RRAC 1998 12[NF 7] 13 Dallas, Texas RRAC conference map.png Region VI
Sooner Athletic Conference SAC 1978 11[NF 8] 15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma SAC conference map.png Region VI
Southern States Athletic Conference SSAC 1999 16[NF 9] 13 Atlanta, Georgia SSAC-map.png Region XIII
The Sun Conference The Sun 1990 12[NF 10] 15[NF 11] Daytona Beach, Florida FSC-USA-states.PNG Region XIV
Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference WHAC 1992 12 21 Livonia, Michigan WHAC conference map.png Region VIII
NAIA independent schools 23[NF 12] 21 NAIA Independent conference map.png various
Notes
  1. ^ 13 members in 2014 with addition of Lindenwood-Belleville and St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and loss of Mid-Continent (school is closing)
  2. ^ 12 members in 2014 with addition of Bluefield and loss of Virginia Intermont (dropping athletics)
  3. ^ 9 members in 2014 with loss of William Jessup
  4. ^ 9 members in 2014 with addition of William Jessup
  5. ^ 12 members in 2014 with loss of St. Louis College of Pharmacy and addition of Rio Grande
  6. ^ 5 members in 2015 with loss of Grand View and William Penn
  7. ^ 13 members in 2014 with addition of LSU-Alexandria
    • 14 members in 2015 with addition of Houston-Victoria
  8. ^ 10 members in 2014 with loss of Northwood (dropping athletics)
  9. ^ 14 members in 2014 with addition of Dalton State and loss of Emmanuel, Southern Wesleyan, and Spring Hill
  10. ^ 6 football-playing members in 2014, including Edward Waters and Point as football-playing-only affiliates
  11. ^ 16 sports in 2014 with the addition of football
  12. ^ 26 members in 2014 with Dalton State, Lindenwood-Belleville, and LSU-Alexandria all joining conferences, and 6 new institutions joining the NAIA
    • 25 members in 2015 when Houston-Victoria joins the RRAC

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