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
NAIA Independents 5 [FB 5] 1 NAIA Ind football only-USA-states.PNG various
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference KCAC 1928 10 [FB 6] 19 Wichita, Kansas KCAC-USA-states.PNG Region IV
Mid-South Conference MSC 1995 9 [FB 7] 18 Louisville, Kentucky MSC-USA-states.PNG Region XI
Mid-States Football Association MSFA 1993 13 [FB 8] 1 Findlay, Ohio MSFA-USA-states.PNG n/a
North Star Athletic Association NSAA 2013 6 [FB 9] 18 Jamestown, North Dakota Region III
The Sun Conference The Sun 1990 12 [FB 10] 16 Daytona Beach, Florida FSC-USA-states.PNG Region XIV
Notes
  1. ^ 7 members with alliance member Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
  2. ^ 8 members; 8 football members with football-only affiliates Eastern Oregon University, College of Idaho, and Southern Oregon University.
  3. ^ 11 members; 10 football members.
  4. ^ 12 members in 2015 with addition of Grand View University and William Penn University.
  5. ^ 2 members in 2015 with loss of Arizona Christian University, Lindenwood University–Belleville, and Missouri Baptist University.
  6. ^ 11 members; 10 football members in 2015 with addition of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
  7. ^ 9 members; 13 football members with football-only affiliates Belhaven University, Bethel University, Bluefield College, Faulkner University, Kentucky Christian University, Reinhardt University, and Union College.
  8. ^ 13 members in 2015 with addition of Lindenwood University–Belleville, and Missouri Baptist University; and loss of Grand View University and William Penn University.
  9. ^ 6 members; 7 football members with football-only affiliate Waldorf College.
    • 7 members in 2015 with addition of all-sports Waldorf College.
  10. ^ 12 members; 6 football members with football-only affiliates Edward Waters College and Point University.

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 [NF 1] 9 Oakland, California CalPac conference map.png Region II
Cascade Collegiate Conference CCC 1988 10 [NF 2] 13 Clackamas, Oregon Cascade conference map.png Region I
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference CCAC 1949 14 [NF 3] 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 4] 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
NAIA Independents 25 [NF 5] 21 NAIA Independent conference map.png various
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference KIAC 1916 11 [NF 6] 15 Berea, Kentucky KIAC conference map.png Region XII
Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference MCAC 1994 9 [NF 7] 11 Point Lookout, Missouri MCAC USA-states.PNG Region IV
Midwest Collegiate Conference MCC 1988 7 [NF 8] 17 Ames, Iowa MCC conference map.png Region VII
Red River Athletic Conference RRAC 1998 13 [NF 9] 15 Dallas, Texas RRAC conference map.png Region VI
Sooner Athletic Conference SAC 1978 10 [NF 10] 15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma SAC conference map.png Region VI
Southern States Athletic Conference SSAC 1999 14 [NF 11] 13 Atlanta, Georgia SSAC-map.png Region XIII
Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference WHAC 1992 12 21 Livonia, Michigan WHAC conference map.png Region VIII
Notes
  1. ^ 10 members in 2015 with addition of University of Antelope Valley
  2. ^ 11 members in 2015 with addition of Multnomah University and Walla Walla University; and loss of Concordia University–Portland.
  3. ^ 15 members in 2015 with addition of St. Ambrose University
  4. ^ 8 members in 2015 with loss of Concordia University–Irvine.
  5. ^ 20 members in 2015 with loss of University of Antelope Valley, California State University San Marcos, University of Houston–Victoria, Walla Walla University, and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.
  6. ^ 13 members in 2015 with addition of Ohio Christian University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  7. ^ 6 members in 2015 with loss of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, College of Saint Mary, and Waldorf College.
  8. ^ 4 members in 2015 with loss of Grand View University, St. Ambrose University, and William Penn University.
  9. ^ 12 members in 2015 with addition of University of Houston–Victoria; and loss of Bacone College and University of Texas at Brownsville.
  10. ^ 10 members in 2015 with addition of Bacone College; and loss of Oklahoma Baptist University.
  11. ^ 13 members in 2015 with loss of Belhaven University.

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