List of NCAA Division I institutions

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In the 2013-14 school year, there are 351 American colleges and universities classified as Division I for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. 49 of the 50 states (all except Alaska) are represented. Schools that are in transition to or from Division I are listed below the main listing. This list does not include affiliate members who may play Division I in only one or two sports.

Division I Institutions[edit]

Full Member Institutions[edit]

List of NCAA Division I Institutions[1]
School Team City State Primary Conference
University of Akron Zips Akron Ohio Mid-American Conference
University of Alabama Crimson Tide Tuscaloosa Alabama Southeastern Conference
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Huntsville Alabama Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers Birmingham Alabama Conference USA
Alabama State University Hornets and Lady Hornets Montgomery Alabama Southwestern Athletic Conference
University at Albany, SUNY Great Danes Albany New York America East Conference
Alcorn State University Braves and Lady Braves Lorman Mississippi Southwestern Athletic Conference
American University Eagles Washington District of Columbia Patriot League
Appalachian State University Mountaineers Boone North Carolina Southern Conference[A 1]
University of Arizona Wildcats Tucson Arizona Pacific-12 Conference
Arizona State University Sun Devils Tempe Arizona Pacific-12 Conference
University of Arkansas Razorbacks and Razorback women[A 2] Fayetteville Arkansas Southeastern Conference
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans Little Rock Arkansas Sun Belt Conference
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions Pine Bluff Arkansas Southwestern Athletic Conference
Arkansas State University Red Wolves Jonesboro Arkansas Sun Belt Conference
Auburn University Tigers Auburn Alabama Southeastern Conference
Austin Peay State University Governors and Lady Govs Clarksville Tennessee Ohio Valley Conference
Ball State University Cardinals Muncie Indiana Mid-American Conference
Baylor University Bears and Lady Bears Waco Texas Big 12 Conference
Belmont University Bruins Nashville Tennessee Ohio Valley Conference
Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats Daytona Beach Florida Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Binghamton University Bearcats Vestal New York America East Conference
Boise State University Broncos Boise Idaho Mountain West Conference
Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill Massachusetts Atlantic Coast Conference
Boston University Terriers Boston Massachusetts Patriot League
Bowling Green State University Falcons Bowling Green Ohio Mid-American Conference
Bradley University Braves Peoria Illinois Missouri Valley Conference
Brigham Young University Cougars Provo Utah West Coast Conference
Brown University Bears Providence Rhode Island Ivy League
Bryant University Bulldogs Smithfield Rhode Island Northeast Conference
Bucknell University Bison Lewisburg Pennsylvania Patriot League
University at Buffalo, SUNY Bulls Buffalo New York Mid-American Conference
Butler University Bulldogs Indianapolis Indiana Big East Conference
University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears Berkeley California Pacific-12 Conference
University of California, Davis Aggies Davis California Big West Conference
University of California, Irvine Anteaters Irvine California Big West Conference
University of California, Los Angeles Bruins Los Angeles California Pacific-12 Conference
California Polytechnic State University Mustangs San Luis Obispo California Big West Conference
University of California, Riverside Highlanders Riverside California Big West Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara Gauchos Santa Barbara California Big West Conference
California State University, Bakersfield Roadrunners Bakersfield California Western Athletic Conference
California State University, Fresno Bulldogs Fresno California Mountain West Conference
California State University, Fullerton Titans Fullerton California Big West Conference
California State University, Long Beach 49ers[A 3] Long Beach California Big West Conference
California State University, Northridge Matadors Northridge California Big West Conference
California State University, Sacramento Hornets Sacramento California Big Sky Conference
Campbell University Fighting Camels and Lady Camels Buies Creek North Carolina Big South Conference
Canisius College Golden Griffins Buffalo New York Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Central Arkansas Bears and Sugar Bears Conway Arkansas Southland Conference
Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils New Britain Connecticut Northeast Conference
University of Central Florida Knights Orlando Florida American Athletic Conference
Central Michigan University Chippewas Mount Pleasant Michigan Mid-American Conference
College of Charleston Cougars Charleston South Carolina Colonial Athletic Association
Charleston Southern University Buccaneers[A 4] Charleston South Carolina Big South Conference
Chicago State University Cougars Chicago Illinois Western Athletic Conference
University of Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati Ohio American Athletic Conference
The Citadel Bulldogs Charleston South Carolina Southern Conference
Clemson University Tigers Clemson South Carolina Atlantic Coast Conference
Cleveland State University Vikings Cleveland Ohio Horizon League
Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers Conway South Carolina Big South Conference
Colgate University Raiders Hamilton New York Patriot League
University of Colorado at Boulder Buffaloes Boulder Colorado Pacific-12 Conference
Colorado State University Rams Fort Collins Colorado Mountain West Conference
Columbia University Lions Manhattan New York Ivy League
University of Connecticut Huskies Storrs Connecticut American Athletic Conference
Coppin State University Eagles Baltimore Maryland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Cornell University Big Red Ithaca New York Ivy League
Creighton University Bluejays Omaha Nebraska Big East Conference
Dartmouth College Big Green Hanover New Hampshire Ivy League
Davidson College Wildcats Davidson North Carolina Southern Conference[A 5]
University of Dayton Flyers Dayton Ohio Atlantic 10 Conference
University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Newark Delaware Colonial Athletic Association
Delaware State University Hornets and Lady Hornets Dover Delaware Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Denver Pioneers Denver Colorado The Summit League
DePaul University Blue Demons Chicago Illinois Big East Conference
University of Detroit Mercy Titans Detroit Michigan Horizon League
Drake University Bulldogs Des Moines Iowa Missouri Valley Conference
Drexel University Dragons Philadelphia Pennsylvania Colonial Athletic Association
Duke University Blue Devils Durham North Carolina Atlantic Coast Conference
Duquesne University Dukes Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Atlantic 10 Conference
East Carolina University Pirates and Lady Pirates Greenville North Carolina Conference USA[A 6]
East Tennessee State University Buccaneers and Lady Buccaneers Johnson City Tennessee Atlantic Sun Conference[A 7]
Eastern Illinois University Panthers Charleston Illinois Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Kentucky University Colonels and Lady Colonels[A 8] Richmond Kentucky Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Michigan University Eagles Ypsilanti Michigan Mid-American Conference
Eastern Washington University Eagles Cheney Washington Big Sky Conference
Elon University Phoenix Elon North Carolina Southern Conference[A 9]
University of Evansville Purple Aces Evansville Indiana Missouri Valley Conference
Fairfield University Stags Fairfield Connecticut Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights Hackensack New Jersey Northeast Conference
University of Florida Gators Gainesville Florida Southeastern Conference
Florida A&M University Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Tallahassee Florida Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Florida Atlantic University Owls Boca Raton Florida Conference USA
Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Fort Myers Florida Atlantic Sun Conference
Florida International University Panthers Miami Florida Conference USA
Florida State University Seminoles Tallahassee Florida Atlantic Coast Conference
Fordham University Rams Bronx New York Atlantic 10 Conference
Furman University Paladins and Lady Paladins Greenville South Carolina Southern Conference
Gardner–Webb University Runnin' Bulldogs Boiling Springs North Carolina Big South Conference
George Mason University Patriots Fairfax Virginia Atlantic 10 Conference
George Washington University Colonials Washington District of Columbia Atlantic 10 Conference
Georgetown University Hoyas Washington District of Columbia Big East Conference
University of Georgia Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs[A 10] Athens Georgia Southeastern Conference
Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets Atlanta Georgia Atlantic Coast Conference
Georgia Southern University Eagles and Lady Eagles Statesboro Georgia Southern Conference[A 1]
Georgia State University Panthers Atlanta Georgia Sun Belt Conference
Gonzaga University Bulldogs Spokane Washington West Coast Conference
Grambling State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Grambling Louisiana Southwestern Athletic Conference
Hampton University Pirates and Lady Pirates Hampton Virginia Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Hartford Hawks West Hartford Connecticut America East Conference
Harvard University Crimson Cambridge[A 11] Massachusetts Ivy League
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine[A 12] Honolulu Hawaii Big West Conference
High Point University Panthers High Point North Carolina Big South Conference
Hofstra University Pride Hempstead New York Colonial Athletic Association
College of the Holy Cross Crusaders Worcester Massachusetts Patriot League
University of Houston Cougars Houston Texas American Athletic Conference
Houston Baptist University Huskies Houston Texas Southland Conference
Howard University Bison and Lady Bison Washington District of Columbia Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Idaho Vandals Moscow Idaho Western Athletic Conference[A 13]
Idaho State University Bengals Pocatello Idaho Big Sky Conference
University of Illinois at Chicago Flames[A 14] Chicago Illinois Horizon League
Illinois State University Redbirds Normal Illinois Missouri Valley Conference
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Fighting Illini UrbanaChampaign Illinois Big Ten Conference
Indiana State University Sycamores Terre Haute Indiana Missouri Valley Conference
Indiana University Hoosiers Bloomington Indiana Big Ten Conference
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons Fort Wayne Indiana The Summit League
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars Indianapolis Indiana The Summit League
Iona College Gaels New Rochelle New York Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa City Iowa Big Ten Conference
Iowa State University Cyclones Ames Iowa Big 12 Conference
Jackson State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Jackson Mississippi Southwestern Athletic Conference
Jacksonville University Dolphins Jacksonville Florida Atlantic Sun Conference
Jacksonville State University Gamecocks Jacksonville Alabama Ohio Valley Conference
James Madison University Dukes Harrisonburg Virginia Colonial Athletic Association
University of Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence Kansas Big 12 Conference
Kansas State University Wildcats Manhattan Kansas Big 12 Conference
Kennesaw State University Owls and Lady Owls Kennesaw Georgia Atlantic Sun Conference
Kent State University Golden Flashes Kent Ohio Mid-American Conference
University of Kentucky Wildcats Lexington Kentucky Southeastern Conference
La Salle University Explorers Philadelphia Pennsylvania Atlantic 10 Conference
Lafayette College Leopards Easton Pennsylvania Patriot League
Lamar University Cardinals and Lady Cardinals Beaumont Texas Southland Conference
Lehigh University Mountain Hawks Bethlehem Pennsylvania Patriot League
Liberty University Flames and Lady Flames Lynchburg Virginia Big South Conference
Lipscomb University Bisons and Lady Bisons Nashville Tennessee Atlantic Sun Conference
Long Island University–Brooklyn Blackbirds Brooklyn New York Northeast Conference
Longwood University Lancers Farmville Virginia Big South Conference
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette Louisiana Sun Belt Conference
University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks Monroe Louisiana Sun Belt Conference
Louisiana State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Baton Rouge Louisiana Southeastern Conference
Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs and Lady Techsters Ruston Louisiana Conference USA
University of Louisville Cardinals Louisville Kentucky American Athletic Conference[A 15]
Loyola Marymount University Lions Los Angeles California West Coast Conference
Loyola University Chicago Ramblers[A 16] Chicago Illinois Missouri Valley Conference
Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds Baltimore Maryland Patriot League
University of Maine Black Bears Orono Maine America East Conference
Manhattan College Jaspers and Lady Jaspers Riverdale New York Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marist College Red Foxes Poughkeepsie New York Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marquette University Golden Eagles Milwaukee Wisconsin Big East Conference
Marshall University Thundering Herd Huntington West Virginia Conference USA
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers Catonsville Maryland America East Conference
University of Maryland, College Park Terrapins College Park Maryland Atlantic Coast Conference[A 17]
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and Lady Hawks Princess Anne Maryland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutemen and Minutewomen[A 18] Amherst Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Conference
McNeese State University Cowboys and Cowgirls Lake Charles Louisiana Southland Conference
University of Memphis Tigers Memphis Tennessee American Athletic Conference
Mercer University Bears Macon Georgia Atlantic Sun Conference[A 7]
University of Miami Hurricanes[A 19] Coral Gables Florida Atlantic Coast Conference
Miami University Redhawks[A 20] Oxford Ohio Mid-American Conference
University of Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor Michigan Big Ten Conference
Michigan State University Spartans East Lansing Michigan Big Ten Conference
Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders Murfreesboro Tennessee Conference USA
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis–Saint Paul Minnesota Big Ten Conference
University of Mississippi Rebels[A 21] Oxford Mississippi Southeastern Conference
Mississippi State University Bulldogs Starkville Mississippi Southeastern Conference
Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils and Devilettes Itta Bena Mississippi Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of Missouri Tigers Columbia Missouri Southeastern Conference
University of Missouri–Kansas City Kangaroos Kansas City Missouri Western Athletic Conference
Missouri State University Bears and Lady Bears Springfield Missouri Missouri Valley Conference
Monmouth University Hawks West Long Branch New Jersey Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Montana Grizzlies[A 22] Missoula Montana Big Sky Conference
Montana State University Bobcats Bozeman Montana Big Sky Conference
Morehead State University Eagles Morehead Kentucky Ohio Valley Conference
Morgan State University Bears and Lady Bears Baltimore Maryland Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mount St. Mary's University Mountaineers Emmitsburg Maryland Northeast Conference
Murray State University Racers[A 23] Murray Kentucky Ohio Valley Conference
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Cornhuskers Lincoln Nebraska Big Ten Conference
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels[A 24] Paradise Nevada Mountain West Conference
University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Reno Nevada Mountain West Conference
University of New Hampshire Wildcats Durham New Hampshire America East Conference
New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders Newark New Jersey Independent[A 25]
University of New Mexico Lobos Albuquerque New Mexico Mountain West Conference
New Mexico State University Aggies Las Cruces New Mexico Western Athletic Conference
University of New Orleans Privateers New Orleans Louisiana Southland Conference
Niagara University Purple Eagles Lewiston New York Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Nicholls State University Colonels Thibodaux Louisiana Southland Conference
Norfolk State University Spartans Norfolk Virginia Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Aggies Greensboro North Carolina Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs Asheville North Carolina Big South Conference
North Carolina Central University Eagles Durham North Carolina Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels Chapel Hill North Carolina Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers Charlotte North Carolina Conference USA
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartans Greensboro North Carolina Southern Conference
North Carolina State University Wolfpack Raleigh North Carolina Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks Wilmington North Carolina Colonial Athletic Association
University of North Dakota North Dakota[A 26] Grand Forks North Dakota Big Sky Conference
North Dakota State University Bison Fargo North Dakota The Summit League
University of North Florida Ospreys and Lady Ospreys Jacksonville Florida Atlantic Sun Conference
University of North Texas Mean Green Denton Texas Conference USA
Northeastern University Huskies Boston Massachusetts Colonial Athletic Association
Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks Flagstaff Arizona Big Sky Conference
University of Northern Colorado Bears Greeley Colorado Big Sky Conference
Northern Illinois University Huskies DeKalb Illinois Mid-American Conference
University of Northern Iowa Panthers Cedar Falls Iowa Missouri Valley Conference
Northwestern State University Demons and Lady Demons Natchitoches Louisiana Southland Conference
Northwestern University Wildcats Evanston Illinois Big Ten Conference
University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish South Bend Indiana Atlantic Coast Conference
Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Rochester Michigan Horizon League
Ohio University Bobcats Athens Ohio Mid-American Conference
Ohio State University Buckeyes Columbus Ohio Big Ten Conference
University of Oklahoma Sooners Norman Oklahoma Big 12 Conference
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Cowboys and Cowgirls Stillwater Oklahoma Big 12 Conference
Old Dominion University Monarchs and Lady Monarchs Norfolk Virginia Conference USA
Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles Tulsa Oklahoma Southland Conference[A 27]
University of Oregon Ducks Eugene Oregon Pacific-12 Conference
Oregon State University Beavers Corvallis Oregon Pacific-12 Conference
University of the Pacific Tigers Stockton California West Coast Conference
University of Pennsylvania Quakers Philadelphia Pennsylvania Ivy League
Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions[A 28] State College Pennsylvania Big Ten Conference
Pepperdine University Waves Malibu California West Coast Conference
University of Pittsburgh Panthers[A 29] Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Portland Pilots Portland Oregon West Coast Conference
Portland State University Vikings Portland Oregon Big Sky Conference
Prairie View A&M University Panthers and Lady Panthers Prairie View Texas Southwestern Athletic Conference
Presbyterian College Blue Hose Clinton South Carolina Big South Conference
Princeton University Tigers Princeton New Jersey Ivy League
Providence College Friars Providence Rhode Island Big East Conference
Purdue University Boilermakers West Lafayette Indiana Big Ten Conference
Quinnipiac University Bobcats Hamden Connecticut Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Radford University Highlanders Radford Virginia Big South Conference
University of Rhode Island Rams Kingston Rhode Island Atlantic 10 Conference
Rice University Owls Houston Texas Conference USA
University of Richmond Spiders Richmond Virginia Atlantic 10 Conference
Rider University Broncs Lawrenceville New Jersey Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Robert Morris University Colonials Moon Township Pennsylvania Northeast Conference
Rutgers University Scarlet Knights New Brunswick New Jersey American Athletic Conference[A 30]
Sacred Heart University Pioneers Fairfield Connecticut Northeast Conference
St. Bonaventure University Bonnies St. Bonaventure New York Atlantic 10 Conference
St. Francis College Terriers[A 31] Brooklyn New York Northeast Conference
Saint Francis University Red Flash[A 32] Loretto Pennsylvania Northeast Conference
St. John's University Red Storm[A 33] Jamaica New York Big East Conference
Saint Joseph's University Hawks[A 34] Philadelphia Pennsylvania Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Louis University Billikens St. Louis Missouri Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Mary's College of California Gaels Moraga California West Coast Conference
Saint Peter's University Peacocks and Peahens Jersey City New Jersey Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Sam Houston State University Bearkats Huntsville Texas Southland Conference
Samford University Bulldogs Homewood Alabama Southern Conference
University of San Diego Torreros San Diego California West Coast Conference
San Diego State University Aztecs San Diego California Mountain West Conference
University of San Francisco Dons San Francisco California West Coast Conference
San Jose State University Spartans San Jose California Mountain West Conference
Santa Clara University Broncos Santa Clara California West Coast Conference
Savannah State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Savannah Georgia Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Seattle University Redhawks Seattle Washington Western Athletic Conference
Seton Hall University Pirates South Orange New Jersey Big East Conference
Siena College Saints Loudonville New York Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of South Alabama Jaguars Mobile Alabama Sun Belt Conference
University of South Carolina Gamecocks Columbia South Carolina Southeastern Conference
South Carolina State University Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Orangeburg South Carolina Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans[A 35] Spartanburg South Carolina Atlantic Sun Conference
University of South Dakota Coyotes Vermillion South Dakota The Summit League
South Dakota State University Jackrabbits Brookings South Dakota The Summit League
University of South Florida Bulls Tampa Florida American Athletic Conference
Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Cape Girardeau Missouri Ohio Valley Conference
Southeastern Louisiana University Lions and Lady Lions Hammond Louisiana Southland Conference
University of Southern California Trojans[A 36][A 37] Los Angeles California Pacific-12 Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Salukis Carbondale Illinois Missouri Valley Conference
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars[A 38] Edwardsville Illinois Ohio Valley Conference
Southern Methodist University Mustangs University Park Texas American Athletic Conference
University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Hattiesburg Mississippi Conference USA
Southern University Jaguars and Lady Jaguars Baton Rouge Louisiana Southwestern Athletic Conference
Southern Utah University Thunderbirds Cedar City Utah Big Sky Conference
Stanford University Cardinal Palo Alto California Pacific-12 Conference
Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks Nacogdoches Texas Southland Conference
Stetson University Hatters DeLand Florida Atlantic Sun Conference
Stony Brook University Seawolves Stony Brook New York America East Conference
Syracuse University Orange Syracuse New York Atlantic Coast Conference
Temple University Owls Philadelphia Pennsylvania American Athletic Conference
University of Tennessee Volunteers and Lady Vols[A 39] Knoxville Tennessee Southeastern Conference
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs and Lady Mocs Chattanooga Tennessee Southern Conference
University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks Martin Tennessee Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Nashville Tennessee Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee Technological University Golden Eagles Cookeville Tennessee Ohio Valley Conference
Texas A&M University Aggies College Station Texas Southeastern Conference
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Islanders Corpus Christi Texas Southland Conference
University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks Arlington Texas Sun Belt Conference
University of Texas at Austin Longhorns Austin Texas Big 12 Conference
Texas Christian University Horned Frogs and Lady Frogs Fort Worth Texas Big 12 Conference
University of Texas at El Paso Miners El Paso Texas Conference USA
University of Texas–Pan American Broncs Edinburg Texas Western Athletic Conference
University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners San Antonio Texas Conference USA
Texas Southern University Tigers and Lady Tigers Houston Texas Southwestern Athletic Conference
Texas State University Bobcats San Marcos Texas Sun Belt Conference
Texas Tech University Red Raiders[A 40] Lubbock Texas Big 12 Conference
University of Toledo Rockets Toledo Ohio Mid-American Conference
Towson University Tigers Towson Maryland Colonial Athletic Association
Troy University Trojans Troy Alabama Sun Belt Conference
Tulane University Green Wave New Orleans Louisiana Conference USA[A 6]
University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane Tulsa Oklahoma Conference USA[A 6]
United States Air Force Academy (Air Force) Falcons Colorado Springs Colorado Mountain West Conference
United States Military Academy (Army) Black Knights West Point New York Patriot League
United States Naval Academy (Navy) Midshipmen Annapolis Maryland Patriot League
University of Utah Utes[A 41] Salt Lake City Utah Pacific-12 Conference
Utah State University Aggies Logan Utah Mountain West Conference
Utah Valley University Wolverines Orem Utah Western Athletic Conference
Valparaiso University Crusaders Valparaiso Indiana Horizon League
Vanderbilt University Commodores Nashville Tennessee Southeastern Conference
University of Vermont Catamounts Burlington Vermont America East Conference
Villanova University Wildcats Radnor Township Pennsylvania Big East Conference
University of Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference
Virginia Commonwealth University Rams Richmond Virginia Atlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Military Institute Keydets Lexington Virginia Big South Conference[A 7]
Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference
Wagner College Seahawks Staten Island New York Northeast Conference
Wake Forest University Demon Deacons Winston-Salem North Carolina Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Washington Huskies Seattle Washington Pacific-12 Conference
Washington State University Cougars Pullman Washington Pacific-12 Conference
Weber State University Wildcats Ogden Utah Big Sky Conference
West Virginia University Mountaineers Morgantown West Virginia Big 12 Conference
Western Carolina University Catamounts Cullowhee North Carolina Southern Conference
Western Illinois University Leathernecks Macomb Illinois The Summit League
Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers Bowling Green Kentucky Sun Belt Conference[A 42]
Western Michigan University Broncos Kalamazoo Michigan Mid-American Conference
Wichita State University Shockers Wichita Kansas Missouri Valley Conference
College of William & Mary Tribe Williamsburg Virginia Colonial Athletic Association
Winthrop University Eagles Rock Hill South Carolina Big South Conference
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Phoenix[A 43] Green Bay Wisconsin Horizon League
University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers Madison Wisconsin Big Ten Conference
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers[A 44] Milwaukee Wisconsin Horizon League
Wofford College Terriers Spartanburg South Carolina Southern Conference
Wright State University Raiders Fairborn Ohio Horizon League
University of Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls Laramie Wyoming Mountain West Conference
Xavier University Musketeers Cincinnati Ohio Big East Conference
Yale University Bulldogs New Haven Connecticut Ivy League
Youngstown State University Penguins Youngstown Ohio Horizon League

In transition[edit]

These schools are in transition to Division I. They are considered by the NCAA to be Division I schools, but they are full members only for scheduling purposes.

List of NCAA Division I Institutions in Upward Transition[1]
School Team City State Primary Conference Making Transition Full Membership
Abilene Christian University Wildcats Abilene Texas Southland Conference[A 45] From DII to DI July, 2017[3]
Grand Canyon University Antelopes Phoenix Arizona Western Athletic Conference[A 46] From DII to DI July, 2017[4]
University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals San Antonio Texas Southland Conference[A 45] From DII to DI July, 2017[5]
University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks Lowell Massachusetts America East Conference[A 47] From DII to DI July, 2017[6]
University of Nebraska at Omaha[A 48] Mavericks[A 49] Omaha Nebraska The Summit League From DII to DI July, 2015
Northern Kentucky University[A 50] Norse Highland Heights Kentucky Atlantic Sun Conference From DII to DI July, 2016

These schools are in transition from Division I. They are considered by the NCAA to be Division I schools, but they are members of their new division for scheduling purposes.

List of NCAA Division I Institutions in Downward Transition[1]
School Team City State Primary Conference Making Transition Full Membership
Centenary College of Louisiana[A 51] Gentlemen and Ladies Shreveport Louisiana Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference From DI to DIII July, 2014

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Will join the Sun Belt Conference in July 2014.
  2. ^ The formal nickname for women's teams is "Razorbacks", and the university consistently refers to the women's teams as the Razorbacks or Razorback women. The terms "Lady Razorbacks" and "Lady'Backs" have been abandoned by the university.
  3. ^ The Long Beach State baseball team is unofficially called "Dirtbags", and the school recognizes the nickname.
  4. ^ Charleston Southern's women's golf team is known as the Lady Bucs
  5. ^ Will join the Atlantic 10 Conference in July 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Will join the American Athletic Conference in July 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Will join the Southern Conference in July 2014.
  8. ^ The women's basketball team is now the only EKU team using "Lady Colonels". All other women's teams use "Colonels".
  9. ^ Will join the Colonial Athletic Association in July 2014.
  10. ^ The women's gymnastics team is known as "Gym Dogs".
  11. ^ Most of the university is in Cambridge, but some academic buildings and athletic facilities, including the football stadium, lie in Boston.
  12. ^ In July 2013, ,all Hawaiʻi men's teams adopted the nickname of "Rainbow Warriors". This reversed a 2000 policy that resulted in different men's teams using "Rainbow Warriors", "Warriors", and "Rainbows". All women's teams continue to use "Rainbow Wahine".
  13. ^ Will join the Big Sky Conference for non-football sports in July 2014.
  14. ^ Although UIC is the school's preferred athletic name, national sports media generally use "Illinois-Chicago" in score listings and on first reference.
  15. ^ Will remain in the American Athletic Conference for one year before joining the ACC in 2014.
  16. ^ National sports media generally use "Loyola-Chicago", "Loyola (Chicago)", or "Loyola (Illinois)" to distinguish this school from others with the Loyola name.
  17. ^ Will join the Big Ten Conference in July 2014.
  18. ^ While national media generally use "Massachusetts", the shortened "UMass" is in wide usage, especially in Massachusetts itself.
  19. ^ National media sometimes use "Miami (Florida)" or "Miami (FL)" to distinguish it from Miami University in Ohio.
  20. ^ National media usually use "Miami (Ohio)" or "Miami (OH)" to distinguish it from the University of Miami in Florida.
  21. ^ National media generally use "Mississippi" in score listings and on first reference, but will frequently use "Ole Miss" on later reference. The school athletic department prefers "Ole Miss".
  22. ^ The women's basketball team is known as the "Lady Griz", but all other women's teams use the "Grizzlies" nickname.
  23. ^ The baseball team is nicknamed "Thoroughbreds" instead of "Racers".
  24. ^ The men's basketball team is nicknamed "Runnin' Rebels", while all other teams are known as "Rebels".
  25. ^ The Great West disbanded as an all-sports conference in July 2013. NJIT is the only one of its five members that did not join a new conference. NJIT's future conference affiliation, if any, is unknown.
  26. ^ As of November 9, 2011, North Dakota has no athletic nickname. On that day, the state's governor Jack Dalrymple signed a bill into law that allowed the school to drop its former nickname of Fighting Sioux, ending a long-standing controversy over its use. Under the law, UND cannot adopt a new nickname until January 2015.[2]
  27. ^ Will return to The Summit League, a conference it had left in 2012, in July 2014.
  28. ^ The Penn State women's basketball team is nicknamed "Lady Lions", but all other women's teams use "Nittany Lions".
  29. ^ The school also widely uses its historic short form of "Pitt".
  30. ^ Will remain in the American Athletic Conference for one year before joining the Big Ten Conference in July 2014.
  31. ^ In 2013, the school changed its athletic brand to "St. Francis Brooklyn" in an attempt to distinguish itself from other schools of that name, notably the fellow Northeast Conference member in Pennsylvania. National media usually use "St. Francis (New York)" instead.
  32. ^ National media usually use "St. Francis (Pennsylvania)" to distinguish it from other schools of that name, notably the fellow Northeast Conference school of the same name in Brooklyn.
  33. ^ Other schools in the U.S. have this name, but national media do not add a location identifier to it, since it is the only "St. John's" whose athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I.
  34. ^ Although there are other schools with this name in the U.S., none of the others are members of Division I. Therefore, national media refer to it as "Saint Joseph's" (preferred usage) or "St. Joseph's", without a regional identifier, or just St. Joe's/Saint Joe's.
  35. ^ Although the school prefers to use "USC Upstate", national media often use "South Carolina Upstate".
  36. ^ The school accepts either "Southern California" or "USC" for athletics purposes; national news media generally use "USC".
  37. ^ Historically, USC women's teams were known as the "Women of Troy". The school now accepts either "Trojans" or "Women of Troy" for use with women's teams.
  38. ^ Although the school prefers to use "SIUE", national media usually use "SIU Edwardsvile".
  39. ^ The formal nickname for women's teams is "Lady Volunteers". However, the school considers the use of "Lady Vols" acceptable, and the shortened form is widely popular in Tennessee and in much wider usage among national media than the longer form.
  40. ^ The women's basketball team is known as "Lady Raiders". All other women's teams use "Red Raiders".
  41. ^ The men's basketball team is nicknamed "Runnin' Utes", and the women's gymnastics team is nicknamed "Red Rocks".
  42. ^ Will join Conference USA in July 2014.
  43. ^ The school prefers "Green Bay" for its athletic program, and accepts "GB". National sports media were slow to adopt this, generally using "Wisconsin-Green Bay", but the school's preferred usage has become generally accepted since 2011.
  44. ^ The school officially uses "Milwaukee" for its athletic program, and accepts "UWM". As with Green Bay, national media were slow to accept this, preferring "Wisconsin–Milwaukee", but "Milwaukee" is now seeing wide media use.
  45. ^ a b Joined the Southland Conference in July, 2013.
  46. ^ Joined the WAC in July, 2013.
  47. ^ Joined the America East Conference in July 2013.
  48. ^ Began transitioning to Division I in July 2011; full membership in July 2015.[7]
  49. ^ The school is rebranding its athletic program as "Omaha", and its all-sports league, The Summit League, follows this usage. National media still use "Nebraska-Omaha".
  50. ^ Began transitioning to Division I in July 2012; full membership in July 2016[8]
  51. ^ Began transitioning to Division III in September 2010; full membership in July 2014.[9]

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