List of NCAA Division II football programs

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Map of NCAA Division II Football Institutions

This is a list of the schools in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States and Canada that have football as a varsity sport. In the 2018 season, there are a total of 167 Division II football programs - three fewer than in 2017. Of those three Cheyney University dropped the sport, while Saint Joseph's College (Indiana) has ceased operations; the University of North Alabama has moved to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level.

NCAA Division II football programs[edit]

  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.
School Nickname City State/
Conference Stadium Cap. Note
Adams State University Grizzlies Alamosa Colorado RMAC Rex Stadium 6,000
Albany State University Golden Rams Albany Georgia SIAC Albany State University Coliseum 11,000
Alderson Broaddus University Battlers Philippi West Virginia G-MAC Multi-Sport Performance Stadium 2,000
American International College Yellow Jackets Springfield Massachusetts NE-10 Ronald J. Abdow Field 4,000
Angelo State University Rams San Angelo Texas LSC LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field 5,670
Arkansas Tech University Wonder Boys Russellville Arkansas GAC Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field 6,500
University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils Monticello Arkansas GAC Willis Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium 5,000
Ashland University Eagles Ashland Ohio GLIAC Jack Miller Stadium 6,000
Assumption College Greyhounds Worcester Massachusetts NE-10 Greyhound Stadium 1,200
Augustana University Vikings Sioux Falls South Dakota NSIC Kirkeby–Over Stadium 6,500
Azusa Pacific University Cougars Azusa California GNAC Citrus Stadium 10,000 [D2 1]
Bemidji State University Beavers Bemidji Minnesota NSIC Chet Anderson Stadium 4,000
Benedict College Tigers Columbia South Carolina SIAC Charlie W. Johnson Stadium 11,000
Bentley University Falcons Waltham Massachusetts NE-10 Bentley Athletic Field 3,100
Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets Spearfish South Dakota RMAC Lyle Hare Stadium 4,200
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Huskies Bloomsburg Pennsylvania PSAC Robert B. Redman Stadium 4,775
Bowie State University Bulldogs Bowie Maryland CIAA Bulldog Stadium 2,964
California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans California Pennsylvania PSAC Hepner–Bailey Field at Adamson Stadium 6,500
Carson–Newman University Eagles Jefferson City Tennessee SAC Burke–Tarr Stadium 5,500
Catawba College Indians Salisbury North Carolina SAC Shuford Stadium 4,500
University of Central Missouri Mules Warrensburg Missouri MIAA Audrey J. Walton Stadium 10,000
University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos Edmond Oklahoma MIAA Wantland Stadium 10,000
Central State University Marauders Wilberforce Ohio SIAC McPherson Stadium 7,000
Central Washington University Wildcats Ellensburg Washington GNAC Tomlinson Stadium 4,000
Chadron State College Eagles Chadron Nebraska RMAC Elliot Field 3,800
University of Charleston Golden Eagles Charleston West Virginia MEC University of Charleston Stadium 22,500
Chowan University Hawks Murfreesboro North Carolina CIAA Garrison Stadium 5,000 [D2 2]
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Golden Eagles Clarion Pennsylvania PSAC Memorial Field 5,000
Clark Atlanta University Panthers Atlanta Georgia SIAC Panther Stadium 6,000
Colorado Mesa University Mavericks Grand Junction Colorado RMAC Stocker Stadium 8,000
Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Golden Colorado RMAC Harry D. Campbell Field 4,000
Colorado State University–Pueblo ThunderWolves Pueblo Colorado RMAC Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl 6,500
Concord University Mountain Lions Athens West Virginia MEC Callaghan Stadium 5,000
Concordia University–St. Paul Golden Bears St. Paul Minnesota NSIC Sea Foam Stadium 3,500
Davenport University Panthers Grand Rapids Michigan GLIAC Meyering Field 2,300
Delta State University Statesmen Cleveland Mississippi Gulf South Parker Field at McCool Stadium 8,000
Dixie State University Trailblazers St. George Utah RMAC Hansen Stadium 10,000
East Central University Tigers Ada Oklahoma GAC Norris Field 5,000
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Warriors East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania PSAC Eiler-Martin Stadium 6,000
Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds Portales New Mexico LSC Greyhound Stadium 5,200
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Fighting Scots Edinboro Pennsylvania PSAC Sox Harrison Stadium 6,000
Elizabeth City State University Vikings Elizabeth City North Carolina CIAA Roebuck Stadium 6,500
Emporia State University Hornets Emporia Kansas MIAA Francis G. Welch Stadium 7,000
Fairmont State University Falcons Fairmont West Virginia MEC Duvall-Rosier Field 5,000
Fayetteville State University Broncos Fayetteville North Carolina CIAA Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium 5,520
Ferris State University Bulldogs Big Rapids Michigan GLIAC Top Taggart Field 6,200
University of Findlay Oilers Findlay Ohio G-MAC Donnell Stadium 7,500
Florida Institute of Technology Panthers Melbourne Florida Gulf South Florida Tech Panther Stadium 4,980 [D2 3]
Fort Hays State University Tigers Hays Kansas MIAA Lewis Field Stadium 6,100
Fort Lewis College Skyhawks Durango Colorado RMAC Ray Dennison Memorial Field 4,000
Fort Valley State University Wildcats Fort Valley Georgia SIAC Wildcat Stadium 10,000
Gannon University Golden Knights Erie Pennsylvania PSAC Gannon Field 2,500
Glenville State College Pioneers Glenville West Virginia MEC Morris Stadium 5,500
Grand Valley State University Lakers Allendale Michigan GLIAC Lubbers Stadium 10,700
Harding University Bisons Searcy Arkansas GAC First Security Stadium 6,500
Henderson State University Reddies Arkadelphia Arkansas GAC Carpenter-Haygood Stadium at Ruggles Field 9,600
Hillsdale College Chargers Hillsdale Michigan G-MAC Frank "Muddy" Waters Stadium 8,500
Humboldt State University Lumberjacks Arcata California GNAC Redwood Bowl 7,000 [D2 4]
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks Indiana Pennsylvania PSAC Frank Cignetti Field at George P. Miller Stadium 6,000
University of Indianapolis Greyhounds Indianapolis Indiana GLVC Key Stadium 5,500
Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls Charlotte North Carolina CIAA Irwin Belk Complex 4,500
Kentucky State University Thorobreds Frankfort Kentucky SIAC Alumni Field 5,000
Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers Owensboro Kentucky G-MAC Steele Stadium 3,000
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Golden Bears Kutztown Pennsylvania PSAC University Field at Andre Reed Stadium 5,600
Lake Erie College Storm Painesville Ohio G-MAC Jack Britt Memorial Stadium 2,500
Lane College Dragons Jackson Tennessee SIAC Rothrock Stadium 3,500
Lenoir–Rhyne University Bears Hickory North Carolina SAC Moretz Stadium 8,500
Limestone College Saints Gaffney South Carolina SAC The Reservation 8,250 [D2 5]
Lincoln University (MO) Blue Tigers Jefferson City Missouri GLVC Dwight T. Reed Stadium 3,000 [D2 6]
Lincoln University (PA) Lions Lower Oxford Pennsylvania CIAA Lincoln Stadium 2,600
Lindenwood University Lions St. Charles Missouri MIAA Harlen C. Hunter Stadium 7,450
Livingstone College Blue Bears Salisbury North Carolina CIAA Alumni Memorial Stadium 5,500
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Bald Eagles Lock Haven Pennsylvania PSAC Hubert Jack Stadium 3,500
Long Island University–Post Pioneers Brookville New York NE-10 Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium 4,083 [D2 7][D2 8]
Malone University Pioneers Canton Ohio G-MAC Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium 23,000
Mars Hill University Lions Mars Hill North Carolina SAC Meares Stadium 5,000
University of Mary Marauders Bismarck North Dakota NSIC Bismarck Community Bowl 7,000
McKendree University Bearcats Lebanon Illinois GLVC Leemon Stadium 2,000
Mercyhurst University Lakers Erie Pennsylvania PSAC Louis J. Tullio Field 2,300
Merrimack College Warriors North Andover Massachusetts NE-10 Merrimack Stadium 3,500 [D2 9]
Michigan Technological University Huskies Houghton Michigan GLIAC Sherman Field 3,000
Midwestern State University Mustangs Wichita Falls Texas LSC Memorial Stadium 14,500
Miles College Golden Bears Fairfield Alabama SIAC Albert J. Sloan–Alumni Stadium 8,500
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Marauders Millersville Pennsylvania PSAC Biemesderfer Stadium 6,500
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks Mankato Minnesota NSIC Blakeslee Stadium 7,500
Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons Moorhead Minnesota NSIC Alex Nemzek Stadium 5,000
University of Minnesota Crookston Eagles Crookston Minnesota NSIC Ed Widseth Field 2,000
University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Duluth Minnesota NSIC Griggs Field at James S. Malosky Stadium 4,000
Minot State University Beavers Minot North Dakota NSIC Herb Parker Stadium 4,500
Mississippi College Choctaws Clinton Mississippi Gulf South Robinson-Hale Stadium 8,500
Missouri University of Science and Technology Miners Rolla Missouri GLVC Allgood-Bailey Stadium 8,000
Missouri Southern State University Lions Joplin Missouri MIAA Fred G. Hughes Stadium 7,000
Missouri Western State University Griffons St. Joseph Missouri MIAA Spratt Stadium 7,500
Morehouse College Maroon Tigers Atlanta Georgia SIAC B. T. Harvey Stadium 9,850
University of Nebraska at Kearney Lopers Kearney Nebraska MIAA Ron & Carol Cope Stadium 6,000
University of New Haven Chargers West Haven Connecticut NE-10 Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium 3,500
New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys Las Vegas New Mexico RMAC Perkins Stadium 5,000
Newberry College Wolves Newberry South Carolina SAC Setzler Field 4,000
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Braves Pembroke North Carolina Independent Grace P. Johnson Stadium 2,500 [D2 10]
North Greenville University Crusaders Tigerville South Carolina Gulf South Younts Stadium 5,000 [D2 11]
Northeastern State University RiverHawks Tahlequah Oklahoma MIAA Doc Wadley Stadium 8,300
Northern Michigan University Wildcats Marquette Michigan GLIAC Superior Dome 8,000
Northern State University Wolves Aberdeen South Dakota NSIC Swisher Field 6,000
Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats Maryville Missouri MIAA Bearcat Stadium 6,500
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers Alva Oklahoma GAC Ranger Field 6,000
Northwood University Timberwolves Midland Michigan GLIAC Hantz Stadium 3,000
Notre Dame College Falcons South Euclid Ohio MEC Korb Field 3,000
Ohio Dominican University Panthers Columbus Ohio G-MAC Panther Field 1,750
Oklahoma Baptist University Bison Shawnee Oklahoma GAC Crain Family Stadium 2,500
Ouachita Baptist University Tigers Arkadelphia Arkansas GAC Cliff Harris Stadium 5,225
Pace University Setters Pleasantville New York NE-10 Pace Field 1,500
Pittsburg State University Gorillas Pittsburg Kansas MIAA Carnie Smith Stadium 8,344
Quincy University Hawks Quincy Illinois GLVC Flinn Stadium 4,000
Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals University Center Michigan GLIAC Wickes Memorial Stadium 6,300
Saint Anselm College Hawks Goffstown New Hampshire NE-10 Grappone Stadium 4,500
Saint Augustine's University Falcons Raleigh North Carolina CIAA George Williams Athletic Complex 2,500
St. Cloud State University Huskies St. Cloud Minnesota NSIC Husky Stadium 4,198
Seton Hill University Griffins Greensburg Pennsylvania PSAC Offutt Field 5,000
Shaw University Bears Raleigh North Carolina CIAA Durham County Stadium 8,500
Shepherd University Rams Shepherdstown West Virginia MEC Ram Stadium 5,000 [D2 12]
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Red Raiders Shippensburg Pennsylvania PSAC Seth Grove Stadium 7,700
Shorter University Hawks Rome Georgia Gulf South Barron Stadium 6,500
Simon Fraser University Clan Burnaby British Columbia GNAC Swangard Stadium 4,200
University of Sioux Falls Cougars Sioux Falls South Dakota NSIC Bob Young Field 5,400
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania The Rock Slippery Rock Pennsylvania PSAC N. Kerr Thompson Stadium 10,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hardrockers Rapid City South Dakota RMAC Dunham Field at O'Harra Stadium 4,000
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Savage Storm Durant Oklahoma GAC Paul Laird Field 9,000
Southern Arkansas University Muleriders Magnolia Arkansas GAC Wilkins Stadium 6,000
Southern Connecticut State University Fighting Owls New Haven Connecticut NE-10 Jess Dow Field 6,000
Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm Bethany Oklahoma GAC SNU Stadium 2,500
Southwest Baptist University Bearcats Bolivar Missouri GLVC Plaster Stadium 2,500 [D2 13]
Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs Marshall Minnesota NSIC Mattke Field at the Regional Events Center 3,500
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldogs Weatherford Oklahoma GAC ASAP Energy Field at Milam Stadium 8,600
Stonehill College Skyhawks Easton Massachusetts NE-10 W.B. Mason Stadium 2,400
Tarleton State University Texans Stephenville Texas LSC Memorial Stadium 7,000
Texas A&M University–Commerce Lions Commerce Texas LSC Memorial Stadium 13,500
Texas A&M University–Kingsville Javelinas Kingsville Texas LSC Javelina Stadium 15,000
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Falcons Odessa Texas LSC Ratliff Stadium 19,302
Tiffin University Dragons Tiffin Ohio G-MAC Frost-Kalnow Stadium 4,500
Truman State University Bulldogs Kirksville Missouri GLVC Stokes Stadium 4,000
Tusculum College Pioneers Tusculum Tennessee SAC Pioneer Field 3,500
Tuskegee University Golden Tigers Tuskegee Alabama SIAC Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium 10,000
Upper Iowa University Peacocks Fayette Iowa NSIC Eischeid Stadium 3,500
Urbana University Blue Knights Urbana Ohio MEC Urbana University Stadium 3,000
Valdosta State University Blazers Valdosta Georgia Gulf South Bazemore–Hyder Stadium 11,500
Virginia State University Trojans Ettrick Virginia CIAA Rogers Stadium 7,909
Virginia Union University Panthers Richmond Virginia CIAA Hovey Field 10,000
University of Virginia's College at Wise Highland Cavaliers Wise Virginia MEC Carl Smith Stadium 3,100 [D2 14]
Walsh University Cavaliers Canton Ohio G-MAC Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium 23,000
Washburn University Ichabods Topeka Kansas MIAA Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl 7,250
Wayne State University Warriors Detroit Michigan GLIAC Tom Adams Field 6,000
Wayne State College Wildcats Wayne Nebraska NSIC Memorial Stadium 3,500
University of West Alabama Tigers Livingston Alabama Gulf South Tiger Stadium 7,000
West Chester University Golden Rams West Chester Pennsylvania PSAC John A. Farrell Stadium 7,500
University of West Florida Argonauts Pensacola Florida Gulf South Blue Wahoos Stadium 5,083
University of West Georgia Wolves Carrollton Georgia Gulf South University Stadium 9,000
West Liberty University Hilltoppers West Liberty West Virginia MEC West Family Stadium 3,200
West Texas A&M University Buffaloes Canyon Texas LSC Kimbrough Memorial Stadium 20,000
West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets Institute West Virginia MEC Lakin Field 5,000
West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats Buckhannon West Virginia MEC Cebe Ross Field 3,000
Western New Mexico University Mustangs Silver City New Mexico LSC Ben Altamirano Memorial Stadium 3,000
Western Oregon University Wolves Monmouth Oregon GNAC McArthur Field 2,500
Western State Colorado University Mountaineers Gunnison Colorado RMAC Mountaineer Bowl 4,000
William Jewell College Cardinals Liberty Missouri GLVC Greene Stadium 7,000
Wingate University Bulldogs Wingate North Carolina SAC Irwin Belk Stadium 3,000
Winona State University Warriors Winona Minnesota NSIC Maxwell Field at Warrior Stadium 3,500
Winston–Salem State University Rams Winston–Salem North Carolina CIAA Bowman Gray Stadium 22,000
  1. ^ Azusa Pacific — GNAC Affiliate Member / Primary: Pacific West Conference.
  2. ^ Chowan — Primary affiliation changes to Conference Carolinas in 2019, but will remain a CIAA football associate.
  3. ^ Florida Tech — GSC Affiliate Member / Primary: Sunshine State Conference.
  4. ^ Humboldt State — GNAC Affiliate Member / Primary: California Collegiate Athletic Association.
  5. ^ Limestone College — SAC Affiliate Member / Primary: Conference Carolinas.
  6. ^ Lincoln (MO) — GLVC Affiliate Member / Primary: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
  7. ^ LIU Post — NE-10 Affiliate Member / Primary: East Coast Conference.
  8. ^ After the 2018–19 school year, the LIU Post athletic program will merge with the Division I athletic program of Long Island University's other campus in Brooklyn, creating a unified D-I program that will compete under the LIU name in the Division I FCS Northeast Conference. The LIU Post football team will become the football team of the unified LIU, and will continue to play on the Post campus.
  9. ^ Merrimack — Moves to the Division I FCS Northeast Conference in 2019.
  10. ^ UNC Pembroke — Independent / Primary: Peach Belt Conference. Becomes a football affiliate of the Mountain East Conference in 2020.
  11. ^ North Greenville — Gulf South / Primary: Conference Carolinas.
  12. ^ Shepherd — Moves to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in 2019.
  13. ^ Southwest Baptist — GLVC Affiliate Member / Primary: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Becomes a full GLVC member in 2019.
  14. ^ UVA–Wise — Moves to the South Atlantic Conference in 2019.

Future Division II football programs[edit]

School Nickname City State/
Stadium Cap. Note Begins
Benedictine University Eagles Lisle Illinois GLVC Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex 3,000 Transitioning from Division III[1] 2019
Franklin Pierce University Ravens Rindge New Hampshire Northeast-10 Conference 2019
Savannah State University Tigers Savannah Georgia SIAC Theodore A. Wright Stadium 8,500 Transitioning from Division I FCS 2019
Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals Wheeling West Virginia MEC [2] 2019
Barton College Bulldogs Wilson North Carolina unknown
Erskine College Flying Fleet Due West South Carolina [3] 2020

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Benedictine Admitted to NCAA Division II Process; Set to Join GLVC" (Press release). Great Lakes Valley Conference. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Wheeling Jesuit University to Launch Football Program". Wheeling Jesuit University. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Erskine Bringing Back Football for 2020 Season". Erskine College. Retrieved August 30, 2018.

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