List of NCAA Division I FCS football programs

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This is a list of schools in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that play football in the United States as a varsity sport and are members of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), known as Division I-AA from 1978 through 2005. There are 125 FCS programs for the 2015 season. Conference affiliations are current for the upcoming 2015 season. The teams in this subdivision compete in a 24-team playoff for the NCAA Division I Football Championship. All leagues allow scholarships with the exception of the Ivy League and Pioneer Football League.

FCS programs[edit]

Team School City State Conference
Abilene Christian Wildcats Abilene Christian University Abilene Texas Southland
Alabama A&M Bulldogs Alabama A & M University Normal Alabama SWAC
Alabama State Hornets Alabama State University Montgomery Alabama SWAC
Albany Great Danes University at Albany, SUNY Albany New York CAA
Alcorn State Braves Alcorn State University Lorman Mississippi SWAC
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Arkansas SWAC
Austin Peay Governors Austin Peay State University Clarksville Tennessee Ohio Valley
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach Florida MEAC
Brown Bears Brown University Providence Rhode Island Ivy
Bryant Bulldogs Bryant University Smithfield Rhode Island Northeast
Bucknell Bison Bucknell University Lewisburg Pennsylvania Patriot
Butler Bulldogs Butler University Indianapolis Indiana Pioneer
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo California Big Sky
Campbell Fighting Camels Campbell University Buies Creek North Carolina Pioneer
Central Arkansas Bears University of Central Arkansas Conway Arkansas Southland
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Central Connecticut State University New Britain Connecticut Northeast
Charleston Southern Buccaneers Charleston Southern University North Charleston South Carolina Big South
Chattanooga Mocs University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga Tennessee Southern
The Citadel Bulldogs The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Charleston South Carolina Southern
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Coastal Carolina University Conway South Carolina Big South
Colgate Raiders Colgate University Hamilton New York Patriot
Columbia Lions Columbia University New York New York Ivy
Cornell Big Red Cornell University Ithaca New York Ivy
Dartmouth Big Green Dartmouth College Hanover New Hampshire Ivy
Davidson Wildcats Davidson College Davidson North Carolina Pioneer
Dayton Flyers University of Dayton Dayton Ohio Pioneer
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens University of Delaware Newark Delaware CAA
Delaware State Hornets Delaware State University Dover Delaware MEAC
Drake Bulldogs Drake University Des Moines Iowa Pioneer
Duquesne Dukes Duquesne University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Northeast
East Tennessee State Buccaneers East Tennessee State University Johnson City Tennessee Independent
Eastern Illinois Panthers Eastern Illinois University Charleston Illinois Ohio Valley
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Eastern Kentucky University Richmond Kentucky Ohio Valley
Eastern Washington Eagles Eastern Washington University Cheney Washington Big Sky
Elon Phoenix Elon University Elon North Carolina CAA
Florida A&M Rattlers Florida A&M University Tallahassee Florida MEAC
Fordham Rams Fordham University New York New York Patriot
Furman Paladins Furman University Greenville South Carolina Southern
Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Gardner–Webb University Boiling Springs North Carolina Big South
Georgetown Hoyas Georgetown University Washington D.C. Patriot
Grambling State Tigers Grambling State University Grambling Louisiana SWAC
Hampton Pirates Hampton University Hampton Virginia MEAC
Harvard Crimson Harvard University Cambridge[n 1] Massachusetts Ivy
Holy Cross Crusaders College of the Holy Cross Worcester Massachusetts Patriot
Houston Baptist Huskies Houston Baptist University Houston Texas Southland
Howard Bison Howard University Washington D.C. MEAC
Idaho State Bengals Idaho State University Pocatello Idaho Big Sky
Illinois State Redbirds Illinois State University Normal Illinois Missouri Valley
Incarnate Word Cardinals University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio Texas Southland
Indiana State Sycamores Indiana State University Terre Haute Indiana Missouri Valley
Jackson State Tigers Jackson State University Jackson Mississippi SWAC
Jacksonville Dolphins Jacksonville University Jacksonville Florida Pioneer
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Jacksonville State University Jacksonville Alabama Ohio Valley
James Madison Dukes James Madison University Harrisonburg Virginia CAA
Kennesaw State Owls Kennesaw State University Kennesaw Georgia Big South
Lafayette Leopards Lafayette College Easton Pennsylvania Patriot
Lamar Cardinals Lamar University Beaumont Texas Southland
Lehigh Mountain Hawks Lehigh University Bethlehem Pennsylvania Patriot
Liberty Flames Liberty University Lynchburg Virginia Big South
Maine Black Bears University of Maine Orono Maine CAA
Marist Red Foxes Marist College Poughkeepsie New York Pioneer
McNeese State Cowboys McNeese State University Lake Charles Louisiana Southland
Mercer Bears Mercer University Macon Georgia Southern
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena Mississippi SWAC
Missouri State Bears Missouri State University Springfield Missouri Missouri Valley
Monmouth Hawks Monmouth University West Long Branch New Jersey Big South
Montana Grizzlies University of Montana Missoula Montana Big Sky
Montana State Bobcats Montana State University Bozeman Montana Big Sky
Morehead State Eagles Morehead State University Morehead Kentucky Pioneer
Morgan State Bears Morgan State University Baltimore Maryland MEAC
Murray State Racers Murray State University Murray Kentucky Ohio Valley
New Hampshire Wildcats University of New Hampshire Durham New Hampshire CAA
Nicholls State Colonels Nicholls State University Thibodaux Louisiana Southland
Norfolk State Spartans Norfolk State University Norfolk Virginia MEAC
North Carolina A&T Aggies North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Greensboro North Carolina MEAC
North Carolina Central Eagles North Carolina Central University Durham North Carolina MEAC
North Dakota[n 2] University of North Dakota Grand Forks North Dakota Big Sky[1]
North Dakota State Bison North Dakota State University Fargo North Dakota Missouri Valley
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Northern Arizona University Flagstaff Arizona Big Sky
Northern Colorado Bears University of Northern Colorado Greeley Colorado Big Sky
Northern Iowa Panthers University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls Iowa Missouri Valley
Northwestern State Demons Northwestern State University Natchitoches Louisiana Southland
Penn Quakers University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pennsylvania Ivy
Portland State Vikings Portland State University Portland Oregon Big Sky
Prairie View A&M Panthers Prairie View A&M University Prairie View Texas SWAC
Presbyterian Blue Hose Presbyterian College Clinton South Carolina Big South
Princeton Tigers Princeton University Princeton New Jersey Ivy
Rhode Island Rams University of Rhode Island Kingston Rhode Island CAA
Richmond Spiders University of Richmond Richmond Virginia CAA
Robert Morris Colonials Robert Morris University Moon Township Pennsylvania Northeast
Sacramento State Hornets California State University, Sacramento Sacramento California Big Sky
Sacred Heart Pioneers Sacred Heart University Fairfield Connecticut Northeast
Saint Francis Red Flash Saint Francis University Loretto Pennsylvania Northeast
Sam Houston State Bearkats Sam Houston State University Huntsville Texas Southland
Samford Bulldogs Samford University Birmingham Alabama Southern
San Diego Toreros University of San Diego San Diego California Pioneer
Savannah State Tigers Savannah State University Savannah Georgia MEAC
South Carolina State Bulldogs South Carolina State University Orangeburg South Carolina MEAC
South Dakota Coyotes University of South Dakota Vermillion South Dakota Missouri Valley
South Dakota State Jackrabbits South Dakota State University Brookings South Dakota Missouri Valley
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau Missouri Ohio Valley
Southeastern Louisiana Lions Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond Louisiana Southland
Southern Jaguars Southern University Baton Rouge Louisiana SWAC
Southern Illinois Salukis Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale Illinois Missouri Valley
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Southern Utah University Cedar City Utah Big Sky
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches Texas Southland
Stetson Hatters Stetson University DeLand Florida Pioneer
Stony Brook Seawolves Stony Brook University Stony Brook New York CAA
Tennessee State Tigers Tennessee State University Nashville Tennessee Ohio Valley
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Tennessee Technological University Cookeville Tennessee Ohio Valley
Texas Southern Tigers Texas Southern University Houston Texas SWAC
Towson Tigers Towson University Towson Maryland CAA
UC Davis Aggies University of California, Davis Davis California Big Sky
UT Martin Skyhawks University of Tennessee at Martin Martin Tennessee Ohio Valley
Valparaiso Crusaders Valparaiso University Valparaiso Indiana Pioneer
Villanova Wildcats Villanova University Villanova Pennsylvania CAA
VMI Keydets Virginia Military Institute Lexington Virginia Southern
Wagner Seahawks Wagner College Staten Island New York Northeast
Weber State Wildcats Weber State University Ogden Utah Big Sky
Western Carolina Catamounts Western Carolina University Cullowhee North Carolina Southern
Western Illinois Leathernecks Western Illinois University Macomb Illinois Missouri Valley
William & Mary Tribe College of William & Mary Williamsburg Virginia CAA
Wofford Terriers Wofford College Spartanburg South Carolina Southern
Yale Bulldogs Yale University New Haven Connecticut Ivy
Youngstown State Penguins Youngstown State University Youngstown Ohio Missouri Valley

By State[edit]


  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Samford University


  • Northern Arizona University


  • University of Arkansas—Pine Bluff
  • University of Central Arkansas


  • California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)
  • California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State)
  • University of San Diego
  • University of California, Davis (UC Davis)


  • University of Northern Colorado


  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Yale University


  • University of Delaware
  • Delaware State University


  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Jacksonville University
  • Stetson University


  • Kennesaw State University
  • Mercer University
  • Savannah State University


  • Idaho State University


  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Illinois State University
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Southern Illinois)
  • Western Illinois University


  • Butler University
  • Indiana State University
  • Valparaiso University


  • Drake University
  • University of Northern Iowa


  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University


  • Grambling State University
  • McNeese State University
  • Nicholls State University
  • Northwestern State University
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern University and A&M College


  • University of Maine


  • Morgan State University
  • Towson University


  • Harvard University
  • College of the Holy Cross


  • Alcorn State University
  • Jackson State University
  • Mississippi Valley State University


  • Missouri State University
  • Southeast Missouri State University


  • University of Montana
  • Montana State University

New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth College
  • University of New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Monmouth University
  • Princeton University

New York

  • University at Albany, SUNY
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Fordham University
  • Marist College
  • Stony Brook University
  • Wagner College

North Carolina

  • Campbell University
  • Davidson College
  • Elon University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Western Carolina University

North Dakota

  • University of North Dakota
  • North Dakota State University


  • University of Dayton
  • Youngstown State University


  • Portland State University


  • Bucknell University
  • Duquesne University
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Morris University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Villanova University

Rhode Island

  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • University of Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Charleston Southern University
  • The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Furman University
  • Presbyterian University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Wofford College

South Dakota

  • University of South Dakota
  • South Dakota State University


  • Austin Peay State University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Tennessee Institute of Technology
  • Tennessee State University


  • Abilene Christian University
  • Houston Baptist University
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Lamar University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Texas Southern University


  • Southern Utah University
  • Weber State University


  • Hampton University
  • James Madison University
  • Liberty University
  • Norfolk State University
  • University of Richmond
  • Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
  • College of William & Mary


  • Eastern Washington University

Washington, D.C.

  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University


  1. ^ Although the academic core of the Harvard campus, including the university administration, is located in Cambridge, the school's athletic complex, including the football stadium, is within the city limits of Boston.
  2. ^ After a long controversy over its use, North Dakota dropped its former nickname of Fighting Sioux and virtually all of its former Native American imagery. Under state law, the school cannot choose a new nickname until 2015.

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