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
Central States Football League CSFL 2000 6 [FB 1] 1 Waco, Texas CSFL-USA-states.PNG
Frontier Conference Frontier 1952 8 [FB 2] 16 Billings, Montana Frontier Conference-USA-states.PNG
Great Plains Athletic Conference GPAC 1969 11 [FB 3] 19 Sioux City, Iowa GPAC-USA-states.PNG
Heart of America Athletic Conference HAAC 1971 10 [FB 4] 20 Overland Park, Kansas HAAC-USA-states.PNG
NAIA Independents 5 [FB 5] 1 NAIA Ind football only-USA-states.PNG
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference KCAC 1928 10 [FB 6] 19 Wichita, Kansas KCAC-USA-states.PNG
Mid-South Conference MSC 1995 9 [FB 7] 18 Louisville, Kentucky MSC-USA-states.PNG
Mid-States Football Association MSFA 1993 13 [FB 8] 1 Findlay, Ohio MSFA-USA-states.PNG
North Star Athletic Association NSAA 2013 6 [FB 9] 18 Jamestown, North Dakota NSAA Conference map.svg
The Sun Conference The Sun 1990 12 [FB 10] 16 Daytona Beach, Florida FSC-USA-states.PNG
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.
    • 12 members; 10 football members in 2016 with addition of York College.
  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.
  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
American Midwest Conference AMC 1998 13 [NF 1] 15 St. Louis, Missouri AMWC conference map.png
Appalachian Athletic Conference AAC 1985 12 17 Asheville, North Carolina AppAC conference map.png
California Pacific Conference CalPac 1996 9 [NF 2] 9 Oakland, California CalPac conference map.png
Cascade Collegiate Conference CCC 1988 10 [NF 3] 13 Clackamas, Oregon Cascade conference map.png
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference CCAC 1949 14 [NF 4] 9 Milwaukee, Wisconsin CACC conference map.png
Crossroads League CL 1959 10 15 Hartford City, Indiana MCCC conference map.png
Golden State Athletic Conference GSAC 1986 9 [NF 5] 13 Azusa, California GSAC conference map.png
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference GCAC 1981 8 10 Liberty, Missouri GCAC conference map.png
NAIA Independents 25 [NF 6] 21 NAIA Independent conference map.png
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference KIAC 1916 11 [NF 7] 15 Berea, Kentucky KIAC conference map.png
Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference MCAC 1994 9 [NF 8] 11 Point Lookout, Missouri MCAC USA-states.PNG
Midwest Collegiate Conference MCC 1988 7 [NF 9] 17 Ames, Iowa MCC conference map.png
Red River Athletic Conference RRAC 1998 13 [NF 10] 15 Dallas, Texas RRAC conference map.png
Sooner Athletic Conference SAC 1978 10 [NF 11] 15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma SAC conference map.png
Southern States Athletic Conference SSAC 1999 14 [NF 12] 13 Atlanta, Georgia SSAC-map.png
Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference WHAC 1992 12 21 Livonia, Michigan WHAC conference map.png
Notes
  1. ^ 13 members in 2015 with addition of Central Baptist College and loss of Benedictine University at Springfield.
  2. ^ 9 members in 2015 with addition of University of Antelope Valley; and loss of Menlo College.
  3. ^ 11 members in 2015 with addition of Multnomah University and Walla Walla University; and loss of Concordia University–Portland.
  4. ^ 15 members in 2015 with addition of St. Ambrose University.
  5. ^ 9 members in 2015 with addition of Menlo College; and loss of Concordia University–Irvine.
  6. ^ 27 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, and addition of Benedictine University at Mesa, Clarke University, Governors State University, Mount Mercy University, Providence Christian College, Sierra Nevada College, and York College.
  7. ^ 13 members in 2015 with addition of Ohio Christian University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  8. ^ 3 members in 2015 with loss of Bellevue University, Central Baptist College, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, College of Saint Mary, Waldorf College, and York College.
  9. ^ Conference will fold after the 2014–2015 school year with loss of all 7 members: AIB College of Business, Clarke University, Grand View University, Mount Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, Viterbo University, and William Penn University.
  10. ^ 12 members in 2015 with addition of University of Houston–Victoria; and loss of Bacone College and University of Texas at Brownsville.
  11. ^ 10 members in 2015 with addition of Bacone College; and loss of Oklahoma Baptist University.
  12. ^ 13 members in 2015 with loss of Belhaven University.

Defunct conferences[edit]

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