List of NAIA football programs

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Map of NAIA Football Institutions

This is a list of schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) that have football as a varsity sport.[1]

NAIA football programs[edit]

School Nickname City State Conference Primary
Conference
Arizona Christian University Firestorm Phoenix Arizona Central States Football League Golden State Athletic Conference
Ave Maria University Gyrenes Naples Florida The Sun Conference
Avila University Eagles Kansas City Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Bacone College Warriors Muskogee Oklahoma Central States Football League Red River Athletic Conference
Baker University Wildcats Baldwin City Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference
Benedictine College Ravens Atchison Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference
Bethany College Terrible Swedes Lindsbord Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Bethel University Wildcats McKenzie Tennessee Mid-South Conference Southern States Athletic Conference
Bethel College Threshers Newton Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Bluefield College Rams Bluefield Virginia Mid-South Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference
Briar Cliff University Chargers Sioux City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference
Campbellsville University Tigers Campbellsville Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Carroll College Fighting Saints Helena Montana Frontier Conference
Central Methodist University Eagles Fayette Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Cincinnati Christian University Eagles Cincinnati Ohio Mid-South Conference Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Concordia University–Michigan Cardinals Ann Arbor Michigan Mid-States Football Association Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
Concordia University–Nebraska Bulldogs Seward Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
Culver–Stockton College Wildcats Canton Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Cumberland University Bulldogs Lebanon Tennessee Mid-South Conference
University of the Cumberlands Patriots Williamsburg Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Dakota State University Trojans Madison South Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers Mitchell South Dakota Great Plains Athletic Conference
Dickinson State University Blue Hawks Dickinson North Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Davenport University Panthers Grand Rapids Michigan Independent Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
Doane College Tigers Crete Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
Dordt College Defenders Sioux Center Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference
Eastern Oregon University Mountaineers La Grande Oregon Frontier Conference Cascade Collegiate Conference
Edward Waters College Tigers Jacksonville Florida The Sun Conference Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Evangel University Crusaders Springfield Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Faulkner University Eagles Montgomery Alabama Mid-South Conference Southern States Athletic Conference
Friends University Falcons Wichita Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Georgetown College Tigers Georgetown Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Graceland University Yellowjackets Lamoni Iowa Heart of America Athletic Conference
Grand View University Vikings Des Moines Iowa Heart of America Athletic Conference
Hastings College Broncos Hastings Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
College of Idaho Coyotes Caldwell Idaho Frontier Conference Cascade Collegiate Conference
University of Jamestown Jimmies Jamestown North Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes Salina Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Kentucky Christian University Knights Grayson Kentucky Mid-South Conference Independent
Langston University Lions Langston Oklahoma Central States Football League Red River Athletic Conference
Lindenwood University – Belleville Lynx Belleville Illinois Mid-States Football Association American Midwest Conference
Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders Columbia Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Lyon College Scots Batesville Arkansas Central States Football League American Midwest Conference
Marian University Knights Indianapolis Indiana Mid-States Football Association Crossroads League
Mayville State University Comets Mayville North Dakota North Star Athletic Association
McPherson College Bulldogs McPherson Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneers Olathe Kansas Heart of America Athletic Conference
Midland University Warriors Fremont Nebraska Great Plains Athletic Conference
Missouri Baptist University Spartans St. Louis Missouri Mid-States Football Association American Midwest Conference
Missouri Valley College Vikings Marshall Missouri Heart of America Athletic Conference
Montana State University–Northern Lights Havre Montana Frontier Conference
Montana Tech of the University of Montana Orediggers Butte Montana Frontier Conference
University of Montana Western Bulldogs Dillon Montana Frontier Conference
Morningside College Mustangs Sioux City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference
Northwestern College Red Raiders Orange City Iowa Great Plains Athletic Conference
Olivet Nazarene University Tigers Bourbonnais Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Ottawa University Braves Ottawa Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Peru State College Bobcats Peru Nebraska Heart of America Athletic Conference
University of Pikeville Bears Pikeville Kentucky Mid-South Conference
Point University Skyhawks East Point Georgia The Sun Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference
Presentation College Saints Aberdeen South Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Reinhardt University Eagles Waleska Georgia Mid-South Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference
Robert Morris University Eagles Chicago Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears Billings Montana Frontier Conference
St. Ambrose University Fighting Bees Davenport Iowa Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
University of St. Francis (IL) Fighting Saints Joliet Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
University of Saint Francis (IN) Cougars Fort Wayne Indiana Mid-States Football Association Crossroads League
University of Saint Mary Spires Leavenworth Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Saint Xavier University Cougars Chicago Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Siena Heights University Saints Adrian Michigan Mid-States Football Association Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference
Southeastern University Fire Lakeland Florida The Sun Conference
Southern Oregon University Raiders Ashland Oregon Frontier Conference Cascade Collegiate Conference
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Lions Waxahachie Texas Central States Football League Sooner Athletic Conference
Southwestern College Moundbuilders Winfield Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Sterling College Warriors Sterling Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Tabor College Bluejays Hillsboro Kansas Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Taylor University Trojans Upland Indiana Mid-States Football Association Crossroads League
Texas College Steers Tyler Texas Central States Football League Red River Athletic Conference
Trinity International University Trojans Deerfield Illinois Mid-States Football Association Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Union College Bulldogs Barbourville Kentucky Mid-South Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference
Valley City State University Vikings Valley City North Dakota North Star Athletic Association
Waldorf College Warriors Forest City Iowa North Star Athletic Association
Warner University Royals Lake Wales Florida The Sun Conference
Wayland Baptist University Pioneers Plainview Texas Central States Football League Sooner Athletic Conference
Webber International University Warriors Babson Park Florida The Sun Conference
William Penn University Statesmen Oskaloosa Iowa Heart of America Athletic Conference

Future NAIA football programs[edit]

School Nickname City State Conference Primary
Conference
Begins
Play
St. Andrews University Knights Laurinburg North Carolina Mid-South Conference Appalachian Athletic Conference 2017
Texas Wesleyan University Rams Fort Worth Texas Central States Football League Sooner Athletic Conference 2017
Clarke University Crusaders Dubuque Iowa Heart of America Athletic Conference 2018
Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats Marion Indiana TBA Crossroads League 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Qualification Plan 2009" (PDF). NAIA. Retrieved 2010-05-25.