NCAA Division III independent schools
NCAA Division III independents are four-year institutions that compete in college athletics at the NCAA’s Division III level, but do so independently of an established athletic conference. These same institutions often compete as members of an intercollegiate athletic conference in some sports. The reason for independent status varies among institutions, but it is frequently because the primary athletic conference to which the institution belongs does not sponsor a particular sport. Independent programs for Division III:
Football independents (as of July 2013)
|Institution||Team||Location||Founded||Type||Enrollment||Primary Conference||Future Conference|
|Macalester College||Scots||Saint Paul, Minnesota||1874||Private||2,005||MIAC||Midwest|
|Southern Virginia University||Knights||Buena Vista, Virginia||1867||Private||804||CAC||NJAC|
|Wesley College||Wolverines||Dover, Delaware||1873||Private||2,320||CAC||NJAC|
Basketball independents (as of July 2013)
^ - Women's college
† - Schools holds dual membership with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
1 - Finlandia and Maine–Presque Isle (UMPI) are both co-educational colleges, but they will only be competing in the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) for women's sports, while the men's sports will still be competing as Independents, starting effectively in the 2013-14 season.