List of NAIA conferences

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The following is a list of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics's conferences as of the 2015–16 school year.

Football conferences[edit]

Conference Nickname Founded Members Sports Headquarters Map
Central States Football League CSFL 2000 7 [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 12 [FB 3] 19 Sioux City, Iowa GPAC-USA-states.PNG
Heart of America Athletic Conference HAAC 1971 12 [FB 4] 20 Overland Park, Kansas HAAC-USA-states.PNG
NAIA Independents 1 [FB 5] 1 NAIA Ind football only-USA-states.PNG
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference KCAC 1928 11 [FB 6] 21 Wichita, Kansas KCAC-USA-states.PNG
Mid-South Conference MSC 1995 9 [FB 7] 22 Louisville, Kentucky MSC-USA-states.PNG
Mid-States Football Association MSFA 1993 13 1 Findlay, Ohio MSFA-USA-states.PNG
North Star Athletic Association NSAA 2013 9 [FB 8] 18 Jamestown, North Dakota NSAA Conference map.svg
The Sun Conference The Sun 1990 11 [FB 9] 16 Daytona Beach, Florida FSC-USA-states.PNG
Notes
  1. ^ 8 members with alliance member Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
    • 7 members in 2016 with loss of 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. ^ 12 members; 10 football members.
  4. ^ 14 members; 12 football members in 2016 with addition of Clarke University and Mount Mercy University.
  5. ^ 2 members in 2016 with addition of Davenport University.
  6. ^ 11 members; 10 football members.
    • 12 members; 10 football members in 2016 with addition of York College.
  7. ^ 9 members; 12 football members with football-only affiliates Bethel University, Bluefield College, Faulkner University, Kentucky Christian University, Reinhardt University, and Union College.
  8. ^ 9 members; 7 football members
  9. ^ 11 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 17 St. Louis, Missouri AMWC conference map.png
Appalachian Athletic Conference AAC 1985 12 16 Asheville, North Carolina AppAC conference map.png
California Pacific Conference CalPac 1996 12 10 Oakland, California CalPac conference map.png
Cascade Collegiate Conference CCC 1988 11 13 Clackamas, Oregon Cascade conference map.png
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference CCAC 1949 15 16 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 13 Azusa, California GSAC conference map.png
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference GCAC 1981 7 16 Liberty, Missouri GCAC conference map.png
NAIA Independents 28 [NF 1] 21 NAIA Independent conference map.png
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference KIAC 1916 13 15 Berea, Kentucky KIAC conference map.png
Red River Athletic Conference RRAC 1998 12 15 Dallas, Texas RRAC conference map.png
Sooner Athletic Conference SAC 1978 10 15 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma SAC conference map.png
Southern States Athletic Conference SSAC 1999 13 15 Atlanta, Georgia SSAC-map.png
Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference WHAC 1992 12 21 Livonia, Michigan WHAC conference map.png
Notes
  1. ^ 25 members in 2016 with loss of Clarke University, Mount Mercy University, and York College.

Defunct conferences[edit]

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