List of NCAA Division I FCS football programs
This is a list of schools in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that play football in the United States as a varsity sport and are members of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), known as Division I-AA from 1978 through 2005. The teams in this subdivision compete in a 24-team playoff for the NCAA Division I Football Championship. All leagues allow scholarships with the exception of the Ivy League and Pioneer Football League.
Conference affiliations are current for the 2013 season.
NCAA Division I FCS football programs
Transitioning from Division II
The following programs are transitioning from NCAA Division II to FCS. They will technically be FCS independents in 2013, but playing Division II schedules, before being counted as FCS members for scheduling purposes in 2014.
|Incarnate Word||Cardinals||San Antonio||Texas||Southland||1881||2009|
Starting FCS programs
|East Tennessee State||Buccaneers||Johnson City||Tennessee||Southern||1911||2015|
|Kennesaw State||Owls||Kennesaw||Georgia||Big South||1963||2015|
Houston Baptist is playing an exhibition schedule for 2013 before playing a full Southland Conference schedule in 2014.
- List of NCAA Division I FCS football stadiums
- List of NCAA Division I non-football programs
- List of NCAA Division I institutions
- List of NCAA Division II institutions
- List of NCAA Division III institutions
- List of NCAA Division I FBS football programs
- List of NCAA Division II football programs
- List of NCAA Division III football programs
- List of NAIA football programs
- List of community college football programs
- List of NCAA Institutions with club football teams
- List of Division I schools that have never sponsored football
- List of defunct college football teams
- This date reflects the start of Mercer's current football program. The school dropped football after the 1941 season.
- This date reflects the start of Stetson's current football program. The school dropped football after the 1956 season.
- East Tennessee State first fielded a football team in 1920, but dropped the sport in 2003. "SoCon Adds ETSU, Mercer and VMI" (Press release). Southern Conference. May 30, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
- "Kennesaw State University to Formally Announce the Launch of Football". Kennesaw State Athletics. February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.