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 8[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[FB 5] 19 Wichita, Kansas KCAC-USA-states.PNG Region IV
Mid-South Conference MSC 1995 9[FB 6] 18 Louisville, Kentucky MSC-USA-states.PNG Region XI
Mid-States Football Association MSFA 1993 13[FB 7] 1 Findlay, Ohio MSFA-USA-states.PNG n/a
North Star Athletic Association NSAA 2013 6[FB 8] 18 Jamestown, North Dakota Region III
The Sun Conference The Sun 1990 12[FB 9] 16 Daytona Beach, Florida FSC-USA-states.PNG Region XIV
NAIA independent football schools 5[FB 10] 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) in 2015 with addition of Arizona Christian and Lyon and loss of Oklahoma Baptist
  2. ^ 8 full members; 8 football-playing members with College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon, and Southern Oregon as football-playing affiliates
  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. ^ 11 members in 2015 with addition of Oklahoma Wesleyan (non-football member)
  6. ^ 9 full members; 13 football-playing members with Belhaven, Bethel, Bluefield, Faulkner, Kentucky Christian, Reinhardt, and Union as football-playing affiliates
    • 9 full members, 12 football-playing members in 2015 with loss of Belhaven
  7. ^ 13 members in 2015 with addition of Lindenwood-Belleville and Missouri Baptist and loss of Grand View and William Penn
  8. ^ 6 full members; 7 football-playing members with Waldorf as a football-playing affiliate
  9. ^ 12 full members; 6 football-playing members with Edward Waters and Point as football-playing affiliates
    • 11 full members (6 football-playing members) in 2015 with loss of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
  10. ^ 2 members in 2015 with loss of Arizona Christian, Lindenwood-Belleville, and Missouri Baptist
    • 3 members in 2016 with addition of Davenport

Non-football conferences[edit]

Conference Nickname Founded Members Sports Headquarters Map Region
American Midwest Conference AMC 1998 13 15 St. Louis, Missouri AMWC conference map.png Region V
Appalachian Athletic Conference AAC 1985 12 17 Asheville, North Carolina AppAC conference map.png Region XII
California Pacific Conference CalPac 1996 9 9 Oakland, California CalPac conference map.png Region II
Cascade Collegiate Conference CCC 1988 10[NF 1] 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 9[NF 2] 13 Azusa, California GSAC conference map.png Region II
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference GCAC 1981 8 10 Liberty, Missouri GCAC conference map.png Region XIII
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference KIAC 1916 11 15 Berea, Kentucky KIAC conference map.png Region XII
Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference MCAC 1994 9[NF 3] 11 Point Lookout, Missouri MCAC USA-states.PNG Region IV
Midwest Collegiate Conference MCC 1988 7[NF 4] 17 Ames, Iowa MCC conference map.png Region VII
Red River Athletic Conference RRAC 1998 13[NF 5] 15 Dallas, Texas RRAC conference map.png Region VI
Sooner Athletic Conference SAC 1978 10[NF 6] 15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma SAC conference map.png Region VI
Southern States Athletic Conference SSAC 1999 14[NF 7] 13 Atlanta, Georgia SSAC-map.png Region XIII
Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference WHAC 1992 12 21 Livonia, Michigan WHAC conference map.png Region VIII
NAIA independent schools 25[NF 8] 21 NAIA Independent conference map.png various
Notes
  1. ^ 11 members in 2015 with loss of Concordia-Portland and addition of Multnomah (not yet an NAIA member) and Walla Walla
  2. ^ 8 members in 2015 with loss of Concordia-Irvine
  3. ^ 8 members in 2015 with loss of Oklahoma Wesleyan
  4. ^ 5 members in 2015 with loss of Grand View and William Penn
  5. ^ 13 members in 2015 with addition of Houston-Victoria and loss of UT-Brownsville
  6. ^ 9 members in 2015 with loss of Oklahoma Baptist
  7. ^ 13 members in 2015 with loss of Belhaven
  8. ^ 22 members in 2015 when CSU-San Marcos joins the CCAA (in the NCAA), Houston-Victoria joins the RRAC, and Walla Walla joins the CCC

Defunct conferences[edit]

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