List of NCAA Division III institutions

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There are currently 436 American colleges and universities classified as Division III for NCAA competition. Schools from 34 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented.

Conference affiliations listed in this table are primary affiliations as of the current 2023–24 school year. Many schools will house some sports in other conferences if their primary leagues do not sponsor a given sport.

Division III institutions[edit]

  • Reclassifying institutions in yellow.
  • Departing institutions in red.
List of NCAA Division III institutions[1]
School Nickname City State Conference
Adrian College Bulldogs Adrian MI Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Agnes Scott College[A 1] Scotties Decatur GA Collegiate Conference of the South
Albertus Magnus College Falcons New Haven CT Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Albion College Britons Albion MI Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Albright College Lions Reading PA MAC Commonwealth
Alfred University Saxons Alfred NY Empire 8
Alfred State College Pioneers Alfred NY Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Allegheny College Gators Meadville PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
Alma College Scots Alma MI Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Alvernia University Golden Wolves Reading PA MAC Commonwealth
Alverno College[A 1] Inferno Milwaukee WI Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Amherst College Mammoths Amherst MA New England Small College Athletic Conference
Anderson University Ravens and Lady Ravens Anderson IN Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Anna Maria College Amcats Paxton MA Great Northeast Athletic Conference
(Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2025)
Arcadia University Knights Glenside PA MAC Freedom
Asbury University[A 2] Eagles Wilmore KY Independent
(Collegiate Conference of the South in 2024)
Augsburg University Auggies Minneapolis MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Augustana College Vikings Rock Island IL College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Aurora University Spartans Aurora IL Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Austin College Kangaroos Sherman TX Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Averett University Cougars Danville VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Babson College Beavers Wellesley MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets Berea OH Ohio Athletic Conference
Bard College Raptors Annandale-on-Hudson NY Liberty League
Baruch College Bearcats New York NY City University of New York Athletic Conference
Bates College Bobcats Lewiston ME New England Small College Athletic Conference
Belhaven University Blazers Jackson MS Collegiate Conference of the South
Beloit College Buccaneers Beloit WI Midwest Conference
Benedictine University Eagles Lisle IL Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Berea College Mountaineers Berea KY Collegiate Conference of the South
(Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2024)
Berry College Vikings Mount Berry GA Southern Athletic Association
Bethany College Bison Bethany WV Presidents' Athletic Conference
Bethany Lutheran College Vikings Mankato MN Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Bethel University Royals Arden Hills MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Birmingham–Southern College Panthers Birmingham AL Southern Athletic Association
Blackburn College Beavers Carlinville IL St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Bluffton University Beavers Bluffton OH Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Bowdoin College Polar Bears Brunswick ME New England Small College Athletic Conference
Brandeis University Judges Waltham MA University Athletic Association
Brevard College Tornados Brevard NC USA South Athletic Conference
Bridgewater College Eagles Bridgewater VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Bridgewater State University Bears Bridgewater MA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
Brooklyn College Bulldogs Brooklyn NY City University of New York Athletic Conference
Bryn Athyn College Lions Bryn Athyn PA United East Conference
Bryn Mawr College[A 1] Owls Bryn Mawr PA Centennial Conference
Buena Vista University Beavers Storm Lake IA American Rivers Conference[2]
Buffalo State University Bengals Buffalo NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
Cabrini University[a] Cavaliers Radnor PA Atlantic East Conference
Cairn University Highlanders Langhorne PA United East Conference
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Beavers Pasadena CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) Kingsmen and Regals Thousand Oaks CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) Banana Slugs Santa Cruz CA Coast to Coast Athletic Conference[A 3]
Calvin University Knights Grand Rapids MI Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Capital University Crusaders Bexley OH Ohio Athletic Conference
Carleton College Knights Northfield MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Carlow University[A 4] Celtics Pittsburgh PA Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Carnegie Mellon University Tartans Pittsburgh PA University Athletic Association
Carroll University Pioneers Waukesha WI College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Carthage College Firebirds Kenosha WI College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Case Western Reserve University Spartans Cleveland OH University Athletic Association
Catholic University of America Cardinals Washington DC Landmark Conference
Cedar Crest College[A 1] Falcons Allentown PA United East Conference
Centenary College of Louisiana Gents and Ladies Shreveport LA Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Centenary University Cyclones Hackettstown NJ Atlantic East Conference
Central College Dutch Pella IA American Rivers Conference[2]
Centre College Colonels Danville KY Southern Athletic Association
Chapman University Panthers Orange CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Chatham University Cougars Pittsburgh PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
University of Chicago Maroons Chicago IL University Athletic Association
Christopher Newport University Captains Newport News VA Coast to Coast Athletic Conference[A 3]
City College of New York (CCNY) Beavers New York NY City University of New York Athletic Conference
Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College[A 5] Stags and Athenas Claremont CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Clark University Cougars Worcester MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Clarks Summit University Defenders Clarks Summit PA United East Conference
Clarkson University[A 6][A 7] Golden Knights Potsdam NY Liberty League
Coe College Kohawks Cedar Rapids IA American Rivers Conference[2]
Colby College Mules Waterville ME New England Small College Athletic Conference
Colby–Sawyer College Chargers New London NH Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Colorado College[A 6][A 8] Tigers Colorado Springs CO Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Concordia College Cobbers Moorhead MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Concordia University Chicago Cougars River Forest IL Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Concordia University Texas Tornados Austin TX American Southwest Conference
(Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2024)
Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons Mequon WI Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Connecticut College Camels New London CT New England Small College Athletic Conference
Cornell College Rams Mount Vernon IA Midwest Conference
Covenant College Scots Lookout Mountain GA Collegiate Conference of the South
Crown College Polars St. Bonifacius MN Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Curry College Colonels Milton MA Commonwealth Coast Conference
University of Dallas Crusaders Irving TX Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Dean College Bulldogs Franklin MA Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Defiance College[b] Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets Defiance OH Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Delaware Valley University Aggies Doylestown PA MAC Freedom
Denison University Big Red Granville OH North Coast Athletic Conference
DePauw University Tigers Greencastle IN North Coast Athletic Conference
DeSales University Bulldogs Center Valley PA MAC Freedom
Dickinson College Red Devils Carlisle PA Centennial Conference
Dominican University Stars River Forest IL Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Drew University Rangers Madison NJ Landmark Conference
University of Dubuque Spartans Dubuque IA American Rivers Conference[2]
Earlham College Quakers Richmond IN Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
East Texas Baptist University Tigers Marshall TX American Southwest Conference
Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors Willimantic CT Little East Conference
Eastern Mennonite University Royals Harrisonburg VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Eastern Nazarene College Lions Quincy MA North Atlantic Conference
Eastern University Eagles St. Davids PA MAC Commonwealth
Edgewood College Eagles Madison WI Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Elizabethtown College Blue Jays Elizabethtown PA Landmark Conference
Elmhurst University Bluejays Elmhurst IL College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Elmira College Soaring Eagles Elmira NY Empire 8
Elms College Blazers Chicopee MA Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Emerson College Lions Boston MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Emmanuel College Saints Boston MA Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Emory University Eagles Atlanta GA University Athletic Association
Endicott College Gulls Beverly MA Commonwealth Coast Conference
Eureka College Red Devils Eureka IL St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham (FDU Florham) Devils Madison/Florham Park NJ MAC Freedom
Farmingdale State College Rams Farmingdale NY Skyline Conference
Ferrum College Panthers Ferrum VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Fitchburg State University Falcons Fitchburg MA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
Fontbonne University Griffins St. Louis MO St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Framingham State University Rams Framingham MA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
Franciscan University of Steubenville Barons Steubenville OH Presidents' Athletic Conference
Franklin & Marshall College[A 9] Diplomats Lancaster PA Centennial Conference
Franklin College Grizzlies Franklin IN Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Gallaudet University Bison Washington DC United East Conference[A 10]
Geneva College Golden Tornadoes Beaver Falls PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
George Fox University Bruins Newberg OR Northwest Conference
Gettysburg College Bullets Gettysburg PA Centennial Conference
Gordon College Fighting Scots Wenham MA Commonwealth Coast Conference
Goucher College Gophers Towson MD Landmark Conference
Greensboro College Pride Greensboro NC USA South Athletic Conference
Greenville University Panthers Greenville IL St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Grinnell College Pioneers Grinnell IA Midwest Conference
Grove City College Wolverines Grove City PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
Guilford College Quakers Greensboro NC Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Gustavus Adolphus College Gusties St. Peter MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Gwynedd Mercy University Griffins Lower Gwynedd Township PA Atlantic East Conference
Hamilton College Continentals Clinton NY New England Small College Athletic Conference
Hamline University Pipers St. Paul MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Hampden–Sydney College Tigers Hampden Sydney VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Hanover College Panthers Hanover IN Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Hardin–Simmons University Cowboys and Cowgirls Abilene TX American Southwest Conference
University of Hartford[A 11] Hawks West Hartford CT Commonwealth Coast Conference
Hartwick College Hawks Oneonta NY Empire 8
Haverford College Fords Haverford PA Centennial Conference
Heidelberg University Student Princes Tiffin OH Ohio Athletic Conference
Hendrix College Warriors Conway AR Southern Athletic Association
Hilbert College Hawks Hamburg NY Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Hiram College Terriers Hiram OH North Coast Athletic Conference
Hobart College[A 12][A 13][A 14] Statesmen Geneva NY Liberty League
Hollins University[A 1] None Roanoke VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Hood College Blazers Frederick MD MAC Commonwealth
Hope College Flying Dutchmen Holland MI Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Houghton University Highlanders Houghton NY Empire 8
Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets Brownwood TX American Southwest Conference
Hunter College Hawks New York NY City University of New York Athletic Conference
Huntingdon College Hawks Montgomery AL Collegiate Conference of the South
Husson University Eagles Bangor ME North Atlantic Conference
Illinois College Blueboys and Lady Blues Jacksonville IL Midwest Conference
Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) Scarlet Hawks Chicago IL Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Illinois Wesleyan University Titans Bloomington IL College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Immaculata University Mighty Macs Immaculata PA Atlantic East Conference
Ithaca College Bombers Ithaca NY Liberty League
John Carroll University Blue Streaks University Heights OH Ohio Athletic Conference
(North Coast Athletic Conference in 2025)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Bloodhounds New York NY City University of New York Athletic Conference
Johns Hopkins University[A 15] Blue Jays Baltimore MD Centennial Conference
Johnson & Wales University Wildcats Providence RI Great Northeast Athletic Conference
(Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2024)
Juniata College Eagles Huntingdon PA Landmark Conference
Kalamazoo College Hornets Kalamazoo MI Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Kean University Cougars Union Township NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
Keene State College Owls Keene NH Little East Conference
Kenyon College Owls Gambier OH North Coast Athletic Conference
Keuka College Wolves Keuka Park NY Empire 8
Keystone College Giants La Plume Township PA United East Conference
King's College Monarchs Wilkes-Barre PA MAC Freedom
Knox College Prairie Fire Galesburg IL Midwest Conference
La Roche University Redhawks Pittsburgh PA Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
University of La Verne Leopards La Verne CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
LaGrange College Panthers LaGrange GA Collegiate Conference of the South
Lake Forest College Foresters Lake Forest IL Midwest Conference
Lakeland University Muskies Sheboygan WI Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Lancaster Bible College Chargers Lancaster PA United East Conference[A 10]
Lasell University Lasers Newton MA Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Lawrence University Vikings Appleton WI Midwest Conference
Lebanon Valley College Flying Dutchmen Annville PA MAC Freedom
Lehman College Lightning The Bronx NY City University of New York Athletic Conference
Lesley University Lynx Boston MA North Atlantic Conference
LeTourneau University Yellow Jackets Longview TX American Southwest Conference
Lewis & Clark College Pioneers Portland OR Northwest Conference
Linfield University Wildcats McMinnville OR Northwest Conference
Loras College Duhawks Dubuque IA American Rivers Conference[2]
Luther College Norse Decorah IA American Rivers Conference[2]
Lycoming College Warriors Williamsport PA Landmark Conference
University of Lynchburg Hornets Lynchburg VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Lyon College[A 11] Scots Batesville AR St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Macalester College Scots St. Paul MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Maine at Farmington Beavers Farmington ME North Atlantic Conference
Maine Maritime Academy Mariners Castine ME North Atlantic Conference
University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls Presque Isle ME North Atlantic Conference[4]
Manchester University Spartans North Manchester IN Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Manhattanville College Valiants Purchase NY Skyline Conference
Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats Watertown WI Independent
Marian University Sabres Fond du Lac WI Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Marietta College Pioneers Marietta OH Ohio Athletic Conference
Martin Luther College Knights New Ulm MN Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Mary Baldwin University Fighting Squirrels Staunton VA USA South Athletic Conference
University of Mary Hardin–Baylor Crusaders Belton TX American Southwest Conference
University of Mary Washington Eagles Fredericksburg VA Coast to Coast Athletic Conference[A 3]
Marymount University Saints Arlington VA Atlantic East Conference
Maryville College Scots Maryville TN Collegiate Conference of the South
Marywood University Pacers Scranton PA Atlantic East Conference
University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) Beacons Boston MA Little East Conference
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Trailblazers North Adams MA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) Corsairs Dartmouth MA Little East Conference
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)[A 16] Engineers Cambridge MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Massachusetts Maritime Academy[A 17] Buccaneers Buzzards Bay MA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
McDaniel College Green Terror Westminster MD Centennial Conference
McMurry University War Hawks Abilene TX American Southwest Conference
(Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2024)
Medgar Evers College Cougars Brooklyn NY City University of New York Athletic Conference
Meredith College[A 1] Angels Raleigh NC USA South Athletic Conference
Messiah University Falcons Grantham PA MAC Commonwealth
Methodist University Monarchs Fayetteville NC USA South Athletic Conference
Middlebury College Panthers Middlebury VT New England Small College Athletic Conference
Millikin University Big Blue Decatur IL College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Millsaps College Majors and Lady Majors Jackson MS Southern Athletic Association
Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders Milwaukee WI Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
University of Minnesota Morris Cougars Morris MN Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Misericordia University Cougars Dallas PA MAC Freedom
Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Owls Columbus MS St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mitchell College Mariners New London CT Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Monmouth College Scots Monmouth IL Midwest Conference
Montclair State University Red Hawks Montclair NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
Moravian University Greyhounds Bethlehem PA Landmark Conference
Mount Aloysius College Mounties Cresson PA Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Mount Holyoke College[A 1] Lyons South Hadley MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Mount Mary University[A 1] Blue Angels Milwaukee WI Coast to Coast Athletic Conference[A 3]
Mount St. Joseph University Lions Cincinnati OH Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mount Saint Mary College Knights Newburgh NY Skyline Conference
College of Mount Saint Vincent Dolphins The Bronx NY Skyline Conference
University of Mount Union Purple Raiders Alliance OH Ohio Athletic Conference
Muhlenberg College Mules Allentown PA Centennial Conference
Muskingum University Fighting Muskies New Concord OH Ohio Athletic Conference
Nazareth University Golden Flyers Pittsford NY Empire 8
Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves Lincoln NE American Rivers Conference[2]
Neumann University Knights Aston PA Atlantic East Conference
New England College Pilgrims Henniker NH Great Northeast Athletic Conference
University of New England Nor'easters Biddeford ME Commonwealth Coast Conference
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Lions Ewing NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
New Jersey City University Gothic Knights Jersey City NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
State University of New York at Brockport (SUNY Brockport) Golden Eagles Brockport NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
(Empire 8 in 2024)
State University of New York at Canton (SUNY Canton) Kangaroos Canton NY North Atlantic Conference
(State University of New York Athletic Conference in 2024)
State University of New York at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) Fighting Tigers Cobleskill NY North Atlantic Conference
State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland) Red Dragons Cortland NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
State University of New York at Delhi (SUNY Delhi) Broncos Delhi NY North Atlantic Conference
State University of New York at Fredonia (SUNY Fredonia) Blue Devils Fredonia NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo) Knights Geneseo NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
(Empire 8 in 2024)
State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) Privateers The Bronx NY Skyline Conference
State University of New York at Morrisville (SUNY Morrisville) Mustangs Morrisville NY North Atlantic Conference
(State University of New York Athletic Conference in 2024)
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) Wildcats Marcy NY North Atlantic Conference
(Empire 8 in 2024)
State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz) Hawks New Paltz NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
State University of New York at Old Westbury (SUNY Old Westbury) Panthers Old Westbury NY Skyline Conference
State University of New York at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta) Red Dragons Oneonta NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) Lakers Oswego NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh) Cardinals Plattsburgh NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
State University of New York at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam) Bears Potsdam NY State University of New York Athletic Conference
State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase) Panthers Purchase NY Skyline Conference
New York University (NYU) Violets New York NY University Athletic Association
Nichols College Bison Dudley MA Commonwealth Coast Conference
North Carolina Wesleyan University Bishops Rocky Mount NC USA South Athletic Conference
North Central College Cardinals Naperville IL College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
North Central University Rams Minneapolis MN Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
North Park University Vikings Chicago IL College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Northland College Lumberjacks and Lumberjills Ashland WI Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
University of Northwestern – St. Paul Eagles Roseville MN Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
Norwich University Cadets Northfield VT Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Notre Dame of Maryland University Gators Baltimore MD United East Conference
Oberlin College Yeomen and Yeowomen Oberlin OH North Coast Athletic Conference
Occidental College Tigers Los Angeles CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels Atlanta GA Southern Athletic Association
Ohio Northern University Polar Bears Ada OH Ohio Athletic Conference
Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Delaware OH North Coast Athletic Conference
University of Olivet Comets Olivet MI Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Otterbein University Cardinals Westerville OH Ohio Athletic Conference
University of the Ozarks Eagles Clarksville AR American Southwest Conference
(Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2024)
Pacific Lutheran University Lutes Tacoma WA Northwest Conference
Pacific University Boxers Forest Grove OR Northwest Conference
Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College) Wildcats Williamsport PA United East Conference[A 10]
Pennsylvania State University, Abington (Penn State Abington) Nittany Lions Abington PA United East Conference[A 10]
Pennsylvania State University, Altoona (Penn State Altoona) Lions Altoona PA Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Pennsylvania State University, Berks College (Penn State Berks) Nittany Lions Reading PA United East Conference[A 10]
Pennsylvania State University, Behrend (Penn State Behrend) Lions Erie PA Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (Penn State Harrisburg) Lions Harrisburg PA United East Conference[A 10]
Pfeiffer University Falcons Misenheimer NC USA South Athletic Conference
Piedmont University Lions Demorest GA Collegiate Conference of the South
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Panthers Bradford PA Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Bobcats Greensburg PA Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Plymouth State University Panthers Plymouth NH Little East Conference
Pomona College and Pitzer College[A 18] Sagehens Claremont CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Pratt Institute Cannoneers Brooklyn NY Coast to Coast Athletic Conference[A 3]
(Atlantic East Conference in 2024)
Principia College Panthers Elsah IL St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Puget Sound Loggers Tacoma WA Northwest Conference
Ramapo College Roadrunners Mahwah NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
Randolph College WildCats Lynchburg VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Randolph–Macon College Yellow Jackets Ashland VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
University of Redlands Bulldogs Redlands CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Regis College Pride Weston MA Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)[A 6][A 7] Engineers Troy NY Liberty League
Rhode Island College Anchormen Providence RI Little East Conference
Rhodes College Lynx Memphis TN Southern Athletic Association
Ripon College Red Hawks Ripon WI Midwest Conference
Rivier University Raiders Nashua NH Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Roanoke College Maroons Salem VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
University of Rochester Yellowjackets Rochester NY University Athletic Association
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)[A 19][A 20] Tigers Rochester NY Liberty League
Rockford University Regents Rockford IL Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Roger Williams University Hawks Bristol RI Commonwealth Coast Conference
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Fightin' Engineers Terre Haute IN Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Rosemont College Ravens Rosemont PA United East Conference
Rowan University Profs Glassboro NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
Rutgers University–Camden Scarlet Raptors Camden NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
Rutgers University–Newark Scarlet Raiders Newark NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
Russell Sage College Gators Albany & Troy NY Empire 8
College of Saint Benedict[A 21][A 1] Bennies St. Joseph MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
St. Catherine University[A 1] Wildcats St. Paul MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Saint Elizabeth University Screaming Eagles Convent Station NJ United East Conference[A 10]
St. John Fisher University Cardinals Pittsford NY Empire 8
Saint John's University[A 21][A 14] Johnnies Collegeville MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Saint Joseph Blue Jays West Hartford CT Great Northeast Athletic Conference
St. Joseph's University (Brooklyn) Bears Brooklyn NY Skyline Conference
St. Joseph's University (Long Island) Golden Eagles Long Island NY Skyline Conference
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Monks Standish ME Great Northeast Athletic Conference
St. Lawrence University[A 6][A 7] Saints Canton NY Liberty League
Saint Mary's College[A 1] Belles Notre Dame IN Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
St. Mary's College of Maryland Seahawks St. Mary's City MD United East Conference[A 10]
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Cardinals Winona MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
St. Norbert College Green Knights De Pere WI Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
St. Olaf College Oles Northfield MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
The College of St. Scholastica Saints Duluth MN Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of St. Thomas (Texas) Celts Houston TX Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Saint Vincent College Bearcats Latrobe PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
Salem College[A 1] Spirits Winston-Salem NC USA South Athletic Conference
Salem State University Vikings Salem MA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
Salisbury University Sea Gulls Salisbury MD Coast to Coast Athletic Conference[A 3]
Salve Regina University Seahawks Newport RI New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Sarah Lawrence College Gryphons Yonkers NY Skyline Conference
Schreiner University Mountaineers Kerrville TX Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
University of Scranton Royals Scranton PA Landmark Conference
University of the South (Sewanee) Tigers Sewanee TN Southern Athletic Association
Shenandoah University Hornets Winchester VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Simmons University[A 1][A 17] Sharks Boston MA Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Simpson College Storm Indianola IA American Rivers Conference[2]
Skidmore College Thoroughbreds Saratoga Springs NY Liberty League
Smith College[A 1] Pioneers Northampton MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
University of Southern Maine Huskies Portland ME Little East Conference
Southern Virginia University Knights Buena Vista VA USA South Athletic Conference
Southwestern University Pirates Georgetown TX Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
(Southern Athletic Association in 2025)
Spalding University Golden Eagles Louisville KY St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Springfield College Pride Springfield MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks Hoboken NJ MAC Freedom
Stevenson University Mustangs Stevenson MD MAC Commonwealth
Stockton University Ospreys Pomona NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
Suffolk University Rams Boston MA Commonwealth Coast Conference
Sul Ross State University[c][5] Lobos Alpine TX American Southwest Conference
Susquehanna University River Hawks Selinsgrove PA Landmark Conference
Swarthmore College Garnet Swarthmore PA Centennial Conference
Sweet Briar College[A 1][A 17] Vixens Sweet Briar VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)[d][6] Comets Dallas TX American Southwest Conference
Texas Lutheran University Bulldogs Seguin TX Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Thiel College Tomcats Greenville PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
Thomas College Terriers Waterville ME North Atlantic Conference
Transylvania University Pioneers Lexington KY Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Trine University Thunder Angola IN Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Trinity College Bantams Hartford CT New England Small College Athletic Conference
Trinity University Tigers San Antonio TX Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
(Southern Athletic Association in 2025)
Trinity Washington University[A 1] Tigers Washington DC Independent
Tufts University Jumbos Medford MA New England Small College Athletic Conference
Union College[A 19][A 20] Garnet Chargers Schenectady NY Liberty League
United States Coast Guard Academy (Coast Guard) Bears New London CT New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
United States Merchant Marine Academy (Merchant Marine) Mariners Kings Point NY Skyline Conference
Ursinus College Bears Collegeville PA Centennial Conference
Utica University Pioneers Utica NY Empire 8
University of Valley Forge Patriots Phoenixville PA United East Conference
Vassar College Brewers Poughkeepsie NY Liberty League
Vermont State University–Castleton Spartans Castleton VT Little East Conference
Vermont State University–Johnson Badgers Johnson VT North Atlantic Conference
Vermont State University–Lyndon Hornets Lyndonville VT North Atlantic Conference
Virginia Wesleyan University Marlins Virginia Beach VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Wabash College[A 14] Little Giants Crawfordsville IN North Coast Athletic Conference
Warren Wilson College[A 2] Owls Swannanoa NC Coast to Coast Athletic Conference[A 3]
Wartburg College Knights Waverly IA American Rivers Conference[2]
Washington & Jefferson College Presidents Washington PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
Washington and Lee University Generals Lexington VA Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Washington College Shoremen Chestertown MD Centennial Conference
Washington University in St. Louis Bears St. Louis MO University Athletic Association
Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets Waynesburg PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
Webster University Gorloks St. Louis MO St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Wellesley College[A 1] Blue Wellesley MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Wells College Express Aurora NY Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Wentworth Institute of Technology Leopards Boston MA Commonwealth Coast Conference
Wesleyan College[A 1] Wolves Macon GA Collegiate Conference of the South
Wesleyan University Cardinals Middletown CT New England Small College Athletic Conference
Western Connecticut State University Wolves Danbury CT Little East Conference
Western New England University Golden Bears Springfield MA Commonwealth Coast Conference
Westfield State University Owls Westfield MA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
Westminster College Blue Jays Fulton MO St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Westminster College Titans New Wilmington PA Presidents' Athletic Conference
Wheaton College Thunder Wheaton IL College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Wheaton College Lyons Norton MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Whitman College Blues Walla Walla WA Northwest Conference
Whittier College Poets Whittier CA Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Whitworth University Pirates Spokane WA Northwest Conference
Widener University Pride Chester PA MAC Commonwealth
Wilkes University Colonels Wilkes-Barre PA Landmark Conference
Willamette University Bearcats Salem OR Northwest Conference
William Paterson University Pioneers Wayne NJ New Jersey Athletic Conference
William Peace University Pacers Raleigh NC USA South Athletic Conference
William Smith College[A 13][A 1] Herons Geneva NY Liberty League
Williams College Ephs Williamstown MA New England Small College Athletic Conference
Wilmington College Quakers Wilmington OH Ohio Athletic Conference
Wilson College Phoenix Chambersburg PA United East Conference
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugolds Eau Claire WI Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Eagles La Crosse WI Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors Milwaukee WI Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Titans Oshkosh WI Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Wisconsin–Platteville Pioneers Platteville WI Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Wisconsin–River Falls Falcons River Falls WI Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Pointers Stevens Point WI Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Wisconsin–Stout Blue Devils Menomonie WI Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Wisconsin–Superior Yellow Jackets Superior WI Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks Whitewater WI Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Wittenberg University Tigers Springfield OH North Coast Athletic Conference
College of Wooster Fighting Scots Wooster OH North Coast Athletic Conference
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Engineers Worcester MA New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Worcester State University Lancers Worcester MA Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
Yeshiva University Maccabees New York NY Skyline Conference
York College, City University of New York Cardinals Queens NY City University of New York Athletic Conference
York College of Pennsylvania Spartans York PA MAC Commonwealth
Notes
  1. ^ Cabrini to permanently close its doors after the 2023–24 academic year.
  2. ^ Defiance will join NAIA in the 2024–25 academic year.
  3. ^ Sul Ross State is reclassifying to Division II after the 2023–24 academic year, rejoining the Lone Star Conference.
  4. ^ UT Dallas is to reclassify to Division II after the 2024–25 academic year, joining the Lone Star Conference, pending NCAA approval.

Pending[edit]

These schools are actively pursuing Division III membership.

School Nickname City State/
province
Conference Current affiliation Latest
attempt
Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine[7] Lions Media PA United East Conference Penn State (USCAA) January 2024

Exploratory[edit]

These schools are actively exploring Division III membership and were granted the exploratory membership for one year.

School Nickname City State/
province
Current affiliation Latest
attempt
Regent University[8] Royals Virginia Beach VA NCCAA September 2023

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Women-only institution in undergraduate programs, therefore it does not compete in men's sports.
  2. ^ a b Third-year provisional Division III member.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Conference renamed from Capital Athletic Conference on November 18, 2020.
  4. ^ First-year provisional Division III member.
  5. ^ A combined team of Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College branded as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
  6. ^ a b c d Plays men's ice hockey in Division I and is allowed to award scholarships.[3]
  7. ^ a b c Plays women's ice hockey in Division I and is allowed to award scholarships.[3]
  8. ^ Plays women's soccer in Division I and is allowed to award scholarships.
  9. ^ Competes in Division I in men's wrestling, but is not allowed to award scholarships.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Conference renamed from North Eastern Athletic Conference on August 2, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Second-year provisional Division III member.
  12. ^ Fields a Division I men's lacrosse team, but is not allowed to award lacrosse scholarships.
  13. ^ a b Hobart (men) and William Smith (women) are together the Colleges of the Seneca and usually grouped together, but they participate separately in athletics.
  14. ^ a b c Men's only institution in undergratuate programs, therefore it does not compete in women's sports.
  15. ^ Johns Hopkins fields Division I teams in men's and women's lacrosse. Both teams are allowed to award scholarships.
  16. ^ Competes in Division I in women's rowing, but is not allowed to award scholarships.
  17. ^ a b c Non-basketball member.
  18. ^ A combined team of Pomona College and Pitzer College branded as Pomona-Pitzer.
  19. ^ a b Plays men's ice hockey in Division I, but is not allowed to award scholarships.
  20. ^ a b Plays women's ice hockey in Division I, but is not allowed to award scholarships.
  21. ^ a b Saint Benedict (women's) and Saint John's (men's) are together the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University and usually grouped together, but they participate separately in athletics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division III Members". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Conference History". American Rivers Conference.
  3. ^ a b "Scholarships Will Continue For D-III 'Play Up' Schools". USCHO.com. January 12, 2004. Archived from the original on August 6, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Member Institutions". North Atlantic Conference.
  5. ^ "Sul Ross Applies to Move to NCAA Division II Level" (Press release). Sul Ross State University. February 1, 2023.
  6. ^ "UTD To Begin NCAA Division II Move, Join Lone Star Conference" (Press release). University of Texas at Dallas. July 20, 2023.
  7. ^ "Penn State Brandywine to join United East Conference in 2024-25". PennState. January 4, 2024. Retrieved January 7, 2024.
  8. ^ "Regent University Pursues NCAA Division III". Regent University. September 18, 2023. Retrieved September 19, 2023.