List of NCAA Division I institutions

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In the 2016–17 school year, there are 351 American colleges and universities classified as Division I for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. 49 of the 50 states (all except Alaska) are represented. Schools that are in transition to or from Division I are listed below the main listing. This list does not include affiliate members that play Division II or III in most sports.

Division I Institutions[edit]

Full Member Institutions[edit]

List of NCAA Division I Institutions[1]
School Team City State Type Primary Conference
University of Akron Zips Akron Ohio State Mid-American Conference
University of Alabama Crimson Tide Tuscaloosa Alabama State Southeastern Conference
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Huntsville Alabama State Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers Birmingham Alabama State Conference USA
Alabama State University Hornets and Lady Hornets Montgomery Alabama State Southwestern Athletic Conference
University at Albany, SUNY Great Danes Albany New York State America East Conference
Alcorn State University Braves and Lady Braves Lorman Mississippi State Southwestern Athletic Conference
American University Eagles Washington District of Columbia Private/Methodist Patriot League
Appalachian State University Mountaineers Boone North Carolina State Sun Belt Conference
University of Arizona Wildcats Tucson Arizona State Pac-12 Conference
Arizona State University Sun Devils Tempe Arizona State Pac-12 Conference
University of Arkansas Razorbacks and Razorback women[A 1] Fayetteville Arkansas State Southeastern Conference
University of Arkansas at Little Rock[A 2] Trojans Little Rock Arkansas State Sun Belt Conference
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions Pine Bluff Arkansas State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Arkansas State University Red Wolves Jonesboro Arkansas State Sun Belt Conference
Auburn University Tigers Auburn Alabama State Southeastern Conference
Austin Peay State University Governors and Lady Govs Clarksville Tennessee State Ohio Valley Conference
Ball State University Cardinals Muncie Indiana State Mid-American Conference
Baylor University Bears and Lady Bears Waco Texas Private/Baptist Big 12 Conference
Belmont University Bruins Nashville Tennessee Private/Christian Ohio Valley Conference
Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats Daytona Beach Florida Private/Methodist Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Binghamton University Bearcats Vestal New York State America East Conference
Boise State University Broncos Boise Idaho State Mountain West Conference
Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill Massachusetts Private/Catholic Atlantic Coast Conference
Boston University Terriers Boston Massachusetts Private/Non-sectarian Patriot League
Bowling Green State University Falcons Bowling Green Ohio State Mid-American Conference
Bradley University Braves Peoria Illinois Private/Non-Sectarian Missouri Valley Conference
Brigham Young University Cougars Provo Utah Private/Latter-Day Saints West Coast Conference
Brown University Bears Providence Rhode Island Private/Non-Sectarian Ivy League
Bryant University Bulldogs Smithfield Rhode Island Private/Non-Sectarian Northeast Conference
Bucknell University Bison Lewisburg Pennsylvania Private/Non-Sectarian Patriot League
University at Buffalo Bulls Buffalo New York State Mid-American Conference
Butler University Bulldogs Indianapolis Indiana Private/Non-Sectarian Big East Conference
University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears Berkeley California State Pac-12 Conference
University of California, Davis Aggies Davis California State Big West Conference
University of California, Irvine Anteaters Irvine California State Big West Conference
University of California, Los Angeles Bruins Los Angeles California State Pac-12 Conference
California Polytechnic State University Mustangs San Luis Obispo California State Big West Conference
University of California, Riverside Highlanders Riverside California State Big West Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara Gauchos Santa Barbara California State Big West Conference
California State University, Bakersfield Roadrunners Bakersfield California State Western Athletic Conference
California State University, Fresno Bulldogs Fresno California State Mountain West Conference
California State University, Fullerton Titans Fullerton California State Big West Conference
California State University, Long Beach 49ers[A 3] Long Beach California State Big West Conference
California State University, Northridge Matadors Northridge California State Big West Conference
California State University, Sacramento Hornets Sacramento California State Big Sky Conference
Campbell University Fighting Camels and Lady Camels Buies Creek North Carolina Private/Baptist Big South Conference
Canisius College Golden Griffins Buffalo New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Central Arkansas Bears and Sugar Bears Conway Arkansas State Southland Conference
Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils New Britain Connecticut State Northeast Conference
University of Central Florida Knights Orlando Florida State American Athletic Conference
Central Michigan University Chippewas Mount Pleasant Michigan State Mid-American Conference
College of Charleston[A 4] Cougars Charleston South Carolina State Colonial Athletic Association
Charleston Southern University Buccaneers[A 5] Charleston South Carolina Private/Baptist Big South Conference
Chicago State University[A 6] Cougars Chicago Illinois State Western Athletic Conference
University of Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati Ohio State American Athletic Conference
The Citadel Bulldogs Charleston South Carolina State Southern Conference
Clemson University Tigers Clemson South Carolina State Atlantic Coast Conference
Cleveland State University Vikings Cleveland Ohio State Horizon League
Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers Conway South Carolina State Sun Belt Conference
Colgate University Raiders Hamilton New York Private/Non-sectarian Patriot League
University of Colorado Boulder Buffaloes Boulder Colorado State Pac-12 Conference
Colorado State University Rams Fort Collins Colorado State Mountain West Conference
Columbia University Lions Manhattan New York Private/Non-sectarian Ivy League
University of Connecticut Huskies Storrs Connecticut State American Athletic Conference
Coppin State University Eagles Baltimore Maryland State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Cornell University Big Red Ithaca New York Private/Statutory state Ivy League
Creighton University Bluejays Omaha Nebraska Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Dartmouth College Big Green Hanover New Hampshire Private/Non-sectarian Ivy League
Davidson College Wildcats Davidson North Carolina Private/Presbyterian Atlantic 10 Conference
University of Dayton Flyers Dayton Ohio Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Newark Delaware Private-state hybrid Colonial Athletic Association
Delaware State University Hornets and Lady Hornets Dover Delaware State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Denver Pioneers Denver Colorado Private/Non-sectarian The Summit League
DePaul University Blue Demons Chicago Illinois Private/Catholic Big East Conference
University of Detroit Mercy Titans Detroit Michigan Private/Catholic Horizon League
Drake University Bulldogs Des Moines Iowa Private/Non-sectarian Missouri Valley Conference
Drexel University Dragons Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Non-sectarian Colonial Athletic Association
Duke University Blue Devils Durham North Carolina Private/Non-sectarian Atlantic Coast Conference
Duquesne University Dukes Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
East Carolina University Pirates and Lady Pirates Greenville North Carolina State American Athletic Conference
East Tennessee State University Buccaneers and Lady Buccaneers Johnson City Tennessee State Southern Conference
Eastern Illinois University Panthers Charleston Illinois State Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Kentucky University Colonels and Lady Colonels[A 7] Richmond Kentucky State Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Michigan University Eagles Ypsilanti Michigan State Mid-American Conference
Eastern Washington University Eagles Cheney Washington State Big Sky Conference
Elon University Phoenix Elon North Carolina Private/Non-sectarian Colonial Athletic Association
University of Evansville Purple Aces Evansville Indiana Private/Methodist Missouri Valley Conference
Fairfield University Stags Fairfield Connecticut Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights Hackensack New Jersey Private/Non-sectarian Northeast Conference
University of Florida Gators Gainesville Florida State Southeastern Conference
Florida A&M University Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Tallahassee Florida State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Florida Atlantic University Owls Boca Raton Florida State Conference USA
Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Fort Myers Florida State Atlantic Sun Conference
Florida International University Panthers Miami Florida State Conference USA
Florida State University Seminoles Tallahassee Florida State Atlantic Coast Conference
Fordham University Rams Bronx New York Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
Furman University Paladins and Lady Paladins Greenville South Carolina Private/Non-sectarian Southern Conference
Gardner–Webb University Runnin' Bulldogs Boiling Springs North Carolina Private/Baptist Big South Conference
George Mason University Patriots Fairfax Virginia State Atlantic 10 Conference
George Washington University Colonials Washington District of Columbia Private/Non-sectarian Atlantic 10 Conference
Georgetown University Hoyas Washington District of Columbia Private/Catholic Big East Conference
University of Georgia Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs[A 8] Athens Georgia State Southeastern Conference
Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets Atlanta Georgia State Atlantic Coast Conference
Georgia Southern University Eagles and Lady Eagles Statesboro Georgia State Sun Belt Conference
Georgia State University Panthers Atlanta Georgia State Sun Belt Conference
Gonzaga University Bulldogs Spokane Washington Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
Grambling State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Grambling Louisiana State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Hampton University Pirates and Lady Pirates Hampton Virginia Private/Non-sectarian Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Hartford Hawks West Hartford Connecticut Private/Non-sectarian America East Conference
Harvard University Crimson Cambridge[A 9] Massachusetts Private/Non-sectarian Ivy League
University of Hawaii at Manoa Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine[A 10] Honolulu Hawaii State Big West Conference
High Point University Panthers High Point North Carolina Private/Methodist Big South Conference
Hofstra University Pride Hempstead New York Private/Non-sectarian Colonial Athletic Association
College of the Holy Cross Crusaders Worcester Massachusetts Private/Catholic Patriot League
University of Houston Cougars Houston Texas State American Athletic Conference
Houston Baptist University Huskies Houston Texas Private/Baptist Southland Conference
Howard University Bison and Lady Bison Washington District of Columbia Private/Non-sectarian Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Idaho Vandals Moscow Idaho State Big Sky Conference
Idaho State University Bengals Pocatello Idaho State Big Sky Conference
University of Illinois at Chicago Flames[A 11] Chicago Illinois State Horizon League
Illinois State University Redbirds Normal Illinois State Missouri Valley Conference
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Fighting Illini UrbanaChampaign Illinois State Big Ten Conference
Indiana University Hoosiers Bloomington Indiana State Big Ten Conference
Indiana State University Sycamores Terre Haute Indiana State Missouri Valley Conference
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons Fort Wayne Indiana State The Summit League
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars Indianapolis Indiana State The Summit League
Iona College Gaels New Rochelle New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa City Iowa State Big Ten Conference
Iowa State University Cyclones Ames Iowa State Big 12 Conference
Jackson State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Jackson Mississippi State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Jacksonville University Dolphins Jacksonville Florida Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic Sun Conference
Jacksonville State University Gamecocks Jacksonville Alabama State Ohio Valley Conference
James Madison University Dukes Harrisonburg Virginia State Colonial Athletic Association
University of Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence Kansas State Big 12 Conference
Kansas State University Wildcats Manhattan Kansas State Big 12 Conference
Kennesaw State University Owls and Lady Owls Kennesaw Georgia State Atlantic Sun Conference
Kent State University Golden Flashes Kent Ohio State Mid-American Conference
University of Kentucky Wildcats Lexington Kentucky State Southeastern Conference
La Salle University Explorers Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
Lafayette College Leopards Easton Pennsylvania Private/Presbyterian Patriot League
Lamar University Cardinals and Lady Cardinals Beaumont Texas State Southland Conference
Lehigh University Mountain Hawks Bethlehem Pennsylvania Private/Non-Sectarian Patriot League
Liberty University Flames and Lady Flames Lynchburg Virginia Private/Baptist Big South Conference
Lipscomb University Bisons and Lady Bisons Nashville Tennessee Private/Churches of Christ Atlantic Sun Conference
Long Island University–Brooklyn Blackbirds Brooklyn New York Private/Non-Sectarian Northeast Conference
Longwood University Lancers Farmville Virginia State Big South Conference
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette Louisiana State Sun Belt Conference
University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks Monroe Louisiana State Sun Belt Conference
Louisiana State University Tigers and Lady Tigers[A 12] Baton Rouge Louisiana State Southeastern Conference
Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs and Lady Techsters Ruston Louisiana State Conference USA
University of Louisville Cardinals Louisville Kentucky State Atlantic Coast Conference
Loyola University Chicago Ramblers[A 13] Chicago Illinois Private/Catholic Missouri Valley Conference
Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds Baltimore Maryland Private/Catholic Patriot League
Loyola Marymount University Lions Los Angeles California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
University of Maine Black Bears Orono Maine State America East Conference
Manhattan College Jaspers and Lady Jaspers Riverdale New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marist College Red Foxes Poughkeepsie New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marquette University Golden Eagles Milwaukee Wisconsin Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Marshall University Thundering Herd Huntington West Virginia State Conference USA
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers Catonsville Maryland State America East Conference
University of Maryland, College Park Terrapins College Park Maryland State Big Ten Conference
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and Lady Hawks Princess Anne Maryland State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst Minutemen and Minutewomen[A 14] Amherst Massachusetts State Atlantic 10 Conference
McNeese State University Cowboys and Cowgirls Lake Charles Louisiana State Southland Conference
University of Memphis Tigers Memphis Tennessee State American Athletic Conference
Mercer University Bears Macon Georgia Private/Non-Sectarian Southern Conference
University of Miami Hurricanes[A 15] Coral Gables Florida Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic Coast Conference
Miami University Redhawks[A 16] Oxford Ohio State Mid-American Conference
University of Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor Michigan State Big Ten Conference
Michigan State University Spartans East Lansing Michigan State Big Ten Conference
Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders Murfreesboro Tennessee State Conference USA
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis–Saint Paul Minnesota State Big Ten Conference
University of Mississippi Rebels[A 17] Oxford Mississippi State Southeastern Conference
Mississippi State University Bulldogs Starkville Mississippi State Southeastern Conference
Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils and Devilettes Itta Bena Mississippi State Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of Missouri Tigers Columbia Missouri State Southeastern Conference
University of Missouri–Kansas City Kangaroos Kansas City Missouri State Western Athletic Conference
Missouri State University Bears and Lady Bears Springfield Missouri State Missouri Valley Conference
Monmouth University Hawks West Long Branch New Jersey Private/Non-Sectarian Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Montana Grizzlies[A 18] Missoula Montana State Big Sky Conference
Montana State University Bobcats Bozeman Montana State Big Sky Conference
Morehead State University Eagles Morehead Kentucky State Ohio Valley Conference
Morgan State University Bears and Lady Bears Baltimore Maryland State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mount St. Mary's University Mountaineers Emmitsburg Maryland Private/Catholic Northeast Conference
Murray State University Racers[A 19] Murray Kentucky State Ohio Valley Conference
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Cornhuskers Lincoln Nebraska State Big Ten Conference
University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks[A 20] Omaha Nebraska State The Summit League
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels[A 21] Paradise Nevada State Mountain West Conference
University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Reno Nevada State Mountain West Conference
University of New Hampshire Wildcats Durham New Hampshire State America East Conference
New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders Newark New Jersey State Atlantic Sun Conference
University of New Mexico Lobos Albuquerque New Mexico State Mountain West Conference
New Mexico State University Aggies Las Cruces New Mexico State Western Athletic Conference
University of New Orleans Privateers New Orleans Louisiana State Southland Conference
Niagara University Purple Eagles Lewiston New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Nicholls State University Colonels Thibodaux Louisiana State Southland Conference
Norfolk State University Spartans Norfolk Virginia State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Aggies Greensboro North Carolina State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs Asheville North Carolina State Big South Conference
North Carolina Central University Eagles Durham North Carolina State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels Chapel Hill North Carolina State Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers Charlotte North Carolina State Conference USA
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartans Greensboro North Carolina State Southern Conference
North Carolina State University Wolfpack Raleigh North Carolina State Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Wilmington Seahawks Wilmington North Carolina State Colonial Athletic Association
University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks[A 22] Grand Forks North Dakota State Big Sky Conference
North Dakota State University Bison Fargo North Dakota State The Summit League
University of North Florida Ospreys and Lady Ospreys Jacksonville Florida State Atlantic Sun Conference
University of North Texas Mean Green Denton Texas State Conference USA
Northeastern University Huskies Boston Massachusetts Private/Non-Sectarian Colonial Athletic Association
Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks Flagstaff Arizona State Big Sky Conference
University of Northern Colorado Bears Greeley Colorado State Big Sky Conference
Northern Illinois University Huskies DeKalb Illinois State Mid-American Conference
University of Northern Iowa Panthers Cedar Falls Iowa State Missouri Valley Conference
Northern Kentucky University Norse Highland Heights Kentucky State Horizon League
Northwestern University Wildcats Evanston Illinois Private/Non-Sectarian Big Ten Conference
Northwestern State University Demons and Lady Demons Natchitoches Louisiana State Southland Conference
University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish South Bend Indiana Private/Catholic Atlantic Coast Conference
Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Rochester Michigan State Horizon League
Ohio University Bobcats Athens Ohio State Mid-American Conference
The Ohio State University Buckeyes Columbus Ohio State Big Ten Conference
University of Oklahoma Sooners Norman Oklahoma State Big 12 Conference
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Cowboys and Cowgirls Stillwater Oklahoma State Big 12 Conference
Old Dominion University Monarchs and Lady Monarchs Norfolk Virginia State Conference USA
Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles Tulsa Oklahoma Private/Christian The Summit League
University of Oregon Ducks Eugene Oregon State Pac-12 Conference
Oregon State University Beavers Corvallis Oregon State Pac-12 Conference
University of the Pacific Tigers Stockton California Private/Methodist West Coast Conference
University of Pennsylvania Quakers Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Non-Sectarian Ivy League
Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions[A 23] State College Pennsylvania State-related Big Ten Conference
Pepperdine University Waves Malibu California Private/Churches of Christ West Coast Conference
University of Pittsburgh Panthers[A 24] Pittsburgh Pennsylvania State-related Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Portland Pilots Portland Oregon Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
Portland State University Vikings Portland Oregon State Big Sky Conference
Prairie View A&M University Panthers and Lady Panthers Prairie View Texas State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Presbyterian College Blue Hose Clinton South Carolina Private/Presbyterian Big South Conference
Princeton University Tigers Princeton New Jersey Private/Non-Sectarian Ivy League
Providence College Friars Providence Rhode Island Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Purdue University Boilermakers West Lafayette Indiana State Big Ten Conference
Quinnipiac University Bobcats Hamden Connecticut Private/Non-Sectarian Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Radford University Highlanders Radford Virginia State Big South Conference
University of Rhode Island Rams Kingston Rhode Island State Atlantic 10 Conference
Rice University Owls Houston Texas Private/Non-Sectarian Conference USA
University of Richmond Spiders Richmond Virginia Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic 10 Conference
Rider University Broncs Lawrenceville New Jersey Private/Non-Sectarian Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Robert Morris University Colonials Moon Township Pennsylvania Private/Non-Sectarian Northeast Conference
Rutgers University Scarlet Knights New Brunswick New Jersey State-private hybrid Big Ten Conference
Sacred Heart University Pioneers Fairfield Connecticut Private/Catholic Northeast Conference
St. Bonaventure University Bonnies St. Bonaventure New York Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
St. Francis College Terriers[A 25] Brooklyn New York Private/Catholic Northeast Conference
Saint Francis University Red Flash[A 26] Loretto Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Northeast Conference
St. John's University Red Storm[A 27] Jamaica New York Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Saint Joseph's University Hawks[A 28] Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Louis University Billikens St. Louis Missouri Private/Catholic Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Mary's College of California Gaels Moraga California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
Saint Peter's University Peacocks and Peahens Jersey City New Jersey Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Sam Houston State University Bearkats Huntsville Texas State Southland Conference
Samford University Bulldogs Homewood Alabama Private/Baptist Southern Conference
University of San Diego Toreros San Diego California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
San Diego State University Aztecs San Diego California State Mountain West Conference
University of San Francisco Dons San Francisco California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
San Jose State University Spartans San Jose California State Mountain West Conference
Santa Clara University Broncos Santa Clara California Private/Catholic West Coast Conference
Savannah State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Savannah Georgia State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Seattle University Redhawks Seattle Washington Private/Catholic Western Athletic Conference
Seton Hall University Pirates South Orange New Jersey Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Siena College Saints Loudonville New York Private/Catholic Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of South Alabama Jaguars Mobile Alabama State Sun Belt Conference
University of South Carolina Gamecocks Columbia South Carolina State Southeastern Conference
South Carolina State University Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Orangeburg South Carolina State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans[A 29] Spartanburg South Carolina State Atlantic Sun Conference
University of South Dakota Coyotes Vermillion South Dakota State The Summit League
South Dakota State University Jackrabbits Brookings South Dakota State The Summit League
University of South Florida Bulls Tampa Florida State American Athletic Conference
Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Cape Girardeau Missouri State Ohio Valley Conference
Southeastern Louisiana University Lions and Lady Lions Hammond Louisiana State Southland Conference
Southern University Jaguars and Lady Jaguars Baton Rouge Louisiana State Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of Southern California Trojans[A 30][A 31] Los Angeles California Private Non-Sectarian Pac-12 Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Salukis Carbondale Illinois State Missouri Valley Conference
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars[A 32] Edwardsville Illinois State Ohio Valley Conference
Southern Methodist University Mustangs University Park Texas Private/Methodist American Athletic Conference
University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Hattiesburg Mississippi State Conference USA
Southern Utah University Thunderbirds Cedar City Utah State Big Sky Conference
Stanford University Cardinal Palo Alto California Private/Non-Sectarian Pac-12 Conference
Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks Nacogdoches Texas State Southland Conference
Stetson University Hatters DeLand Florida Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic Sun Conference
Stony Brook University Seawolves Stony Brook New York State America East Conference
Syracuse University Orange Syracuse New York Private/Methodist Atlantic Coast Conference
Temple University Owls Philadelphia Pennsylvania State-related American Athletic Conference
University of Tennessee Volunteers and Lady Vols[A 33] Knoxville Tennessee State Southeastern Conference
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs and Lady Mocs Chattanooga Tennessee State Southern Conference
University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks Martin Tennessee State Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee State University Tigers and Lady Tigers Nashville Tennessee State Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee Technological University Golden Eagles Cookeville Tennessee State Ohio Valley Conference
Texas A&M University Aggies College Station Texas State Southeastern Conference
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Islanders Corpus Christi Texas State Southland Conference
University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks Arlington Texas State Sun Belt Conference
University of Texas at Austin Longhorns Austin Texas State Big 12 Conference
Texas Christian University Horned Frogs and Lady Frogs Fort Worth Texas Private/Disciples of Christ Big 12 Conference
University of Texas at El Paso Miners El Paso Texas State Conference USA
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley[A 34] Vaqueros Edinburg Texas State Western Athletic Conference
University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners San Antonio Texas State Conference USA
Texas Southern University Tigers and Lady Tigers Houston Texas State Southwestern Athletic Conference
Texas State University Bobcats San Marcos Texas State Sun Belt Conference
Texas Tech University Red Raiders[A 35] Lubbock Texas State Big 12 Conference
University of Toledo Rockets Toledo Ohio State Mid-American Conference
Towson University Tigers Towson Maryland State Colonial Athletic Association
Troy University Trojans Troy Alabama State Sun Belt Conference
Tulane University Green Wave New Orleans Louisiana Private/Non-Sectarian American Athletic Conference
University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane Tulsa Oklahoma Private/Presbyterian American Athletic Conference
United States Air Force Academy (Air Force) Falcons Colorado Springs Colorado Federal academy Mountain West Conference
United States Military Academy (Army)[A 36] Black Knights West Point New York Federal academy Patriot League
United States Naval Academy (Navy) Midshipmen Annapolis Maryland Federal academy Patriot League
University of Utah Utes[A 37] Salt Lake City Utah State Pac-12 Conference
Utah State University Aggies Logan Utah State Mountain West Conference
Utah Valley University Wolverines Orem Utah State Western Athletic Conference
Valparaiso University Crusaders Valparaiso Indiana Private/Lutheran Horizon League
Vanderbilt University Commodores Nashville Tennessee Private/Non-Sectarian Southeastern Conference
University of Vermont Catamounts Burlington Vermont State America East Conference
Villanova University Wildcats Radnor Township Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Big East Conference
University of Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville Virginia State Atlantic Coast Conference
Virginia Commonwealth University Rams Richmond Virginia State Atlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Military Institute Keydets Lexington Virginia State Southern Conference
Virginia Tech[A 38] Hokies Blacksburg Virginia State Atlantic Coast Conference
Wagner College Seahawks Staten Island New York Private/Lutheran Northeast Conference
Wake Forest University Demon Deacons Winston-Salem North Carolina Private/Non-Sectarian Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Washington Huskies Seattle Washington State Pac-12 Conference
Washington State University Cougars Pullman Washington State Pac-12 Conference
Weber State University Wildcats Ogden Utah State Big Sky Conference
West Virginia University Mountaineers Morgantown West Virginia State Big 12 Conference
Western Carolina University Catamounts Cullowhee North Carolina State Southern Conference
Western Illinois University Leathernecks Macomb Illinois State The Summit League
Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers Bowling Green Kentucky State Conference USA
Western Michigan University Broncos Kalamazoo Michigan State Mid-American Conference
Wichita State University Shockers Wichita Kansas State Missouri Valley Conference
College of William & Mary Tribe Williamsburg Virginia State Colonial Athletic Association
Winthrop University Eagles Rock Hill South Carolina State Big South Conference
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Phoenix[A 39] Green Bay Wisconsin State Horizon League
University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers Madison Wisconsin State Big Ten Conference
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Panthers[A 40] Milwaukee Wisconsin State Horizon League
Wofford College Terriers Spartanburg South Carolina Private/Methodist Southern Conference
Wright State University Raiders Fairborn Ohio State Horizon League
University of Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls Laramie Wyoming State Mountain West Conference
Xavier University Musketeers Cincinnati Ohio Private/Catholic Big East Conference
Yale University Bulldogs New Haven Connecticut Private/Non-Sectarian Ivy League
Youngstown State University Penguins Youngstown Ohio State Horizon League

In transition[edit]

These schools are in transition to Division I. They are considered by the NCAA to be Division I schools, but they are full members only for scheduling purposes.

List of NCAA Division I Institutions in Upward Transition[1]
School Team City State Type Primary Conference Making Transition Full Membership
Abilene Christian University Wildcats Abilene Texas Private/ Churches of Christ Southland Conference[A 41] From DII to DI July, 2017[5]
Grand Canyon University Antelopes Phoenix Arizona For Profit/Christian Western Athletic Conference[A 42] From DII to DI July, 2017[6]
University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals San Antonio Texas Private/Catholic Southland Conference[A 41] From DII to DI July, 2017[7]
University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks Lowell Massachusetts State America East Conference[A 43] From DII to DI July, 2017[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The formal nickname for women's teams is "Razorbacks", and the university consistently refers to the women's teams as the Razorbacks or Razorback women. The terms "Lady Razorbacks" and "Lady'Backs" have been abandoned by the university.
  2. ^ Although the school now prefers to use "Little Rock" for its athletic programs, and the NCAA has also adopted this usage, national media have yet to fully recognize this change.
  3. ^ The Long Beach State baseball team is unofficially called "Dirtbags", and the school recognizes the nickname.
  4. ^ The school is increasingly branding its athletic program as simply "Charleston". The NCAA and national sports media are inconsistent, using "Charleston" for basketball but "College of Charleston" for other sports.
  5. ^ Charleston Southern's women's golf team is known as the Lady Bucs
  6. ^ With the school currently mired in financial difficulties beyond those of the State of Illinois and with the needs of the athletic program to maintain its viability within the Western Athletic Conference and the NCAA's Division I, in April 2016, the Chicago State University Budget Committee recommended that the Athletic Department "... study the benefits of being Division 1 or another division."[2]
  7. ^ The women's basketball team is now the only EKU team using "Lady Colonels". All other women's teams use "Colonels".
  8. ^ The women's gymnastics team is known as "Gym Dogs".
  9. ^ Most of the university is in Cambridge, but some academic buildings and athletic facilities, including the football stadium, lie in Boston.
  10. ^ In July 2013, all Hawaiʻi men's teams adopted the nickname of "Rainbow Warriors". This reversed a 2000 policy that resulted in different men's teams using "Rainbow Warriors", "Warriors", and "Rainbows". All women's teams continue to use "Rainbow Wahine".
  11. ^ Although UIC is the school's preferred athletic name, national sports media generally use "Illinois-Chicago" in score listings and on first reference.
  12. ^ The use of "Tigers" or "Lady Tigers" depends on whether a given sport is sponsored for both men and women at the varsity level. In sports that are sponsored for both sexes, women's teams are known as "Lady Tigers". Sports that are sponsored only for one sex use "Tigers".
  13. ^ National sports media generally use "Loyola-Chicago", "Loyola (Chicago)", or "Loyola (Illinois)" to distinguish this school from others with the Loyola name.
  14. ^ While national media generally use "Massachusetts", the shortened "UMass" is in wide usage, especially in Massachusetts itself.
  15. ^ National media sometimes use "Miami (Florida)" or "Miami (FL)" to distinguish it from Miami University in Ohio.
  16. ^ National media usually use "Miami (Ohio)" or "Miami (OH)" to distinguish it from the University of Miami in Florida.
  17. ^ National media generally use "Mississippi" in score listings and on first reference, but will frequently use "Ole Miss" on later reference. The school athletic department prefers "Ole Miss".
  18. ^ The women's basketball team is known as the "Lady Griz", but all other women's teams use the "Grizzlies" nickname.
  19. ^ The baseball team is nicknamed "Thoroughbreds" instead of "Racers".
  20. ^ The school has rebranded its athletic program as "Omaha". its all-sports league, The Summit League, has followed this usage since UNO became a member in 2012. UNO's ice hockey league, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, used "Nebraska-Omaha" in the league's inaugural season in 2013–14, but now uses "Omaha". The NCAA also officially uses "Omaha". National media, however, still tend to use "Nebraska-Omaha".
  21. ^ The men's basketball team is nicknamed "Runnin' Rebels"; the women's basketball team is "Lady Rebels"; all other teams, whether men's or women's, are simply "Rebels".
  22. ^ From November 9, 2011 through November 18, 2015, North Dakota had no athletic nickname. In 2011, the state's governor Jack Dalrymple signed a bill into law that allowed the school to drop its former nickname of Fighting Sioux, ending a long-standing controversy over its use. Under the law, UND was not allowed adopt a new nickname until after January 2015.[3] On November 18, 2015, the school announced Fighting Hawks was the new nickname chosen by the students/alumni.[4]
  23. ^ The Penn State women's basketball team is nicknamed "Lady Lions", but all other women's teams use "Nittany Lions".
  24. ^ The school also widely uses its historic short form of "Pitt".
  25. ^ In 2013, the school changed its athletic brand to "St. Francis Brooklyn" in an attempt to distinguish itself from other schools of that name, notably the fellow Northeast Conference member in Pennsylvania. National media usually use "St. Francis (New York)" instead.
  26. ^ National media usually use "St. Francis (Pennsylvania)" to distinguish it from other schools of that name, notably the fellow Northeast Conference school of the same name in Brooklyn.
  27. ^ Other schools in the U.S. have this name, but national media do not add a location identifier to it, since it is the only "St. John's" whose athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I.
  28. ^ Although there are other schools with this name in the U.S., none of the others are members of NCAA Division I. Therefore, national media refer to it as "Saint Joseph's" (preferred usage) or "St. Joseph's", without a regional identifier, or just St. Joe's/Saint Joe's.
  29. ^ Although the school prefers to use "USC Upstate", national media often use "South Carolina Upstate".
  30. ^ The school accepts either "Southern California" or "USC" for athletics purposes; national news media generally use "USC".
  31. ^ Historically, USC women's teams were known as the "Women of Troy". The school now accepts either "Trojans" or "Women of Troy" for use with women's teams.
  32. ^ Although the school prefers to use "SIUE", national media often use "SIU Edwardsvile".
  33. ^ Since the 2015–16 school year, the former women's nickname of "Lady Volunteers" is now used only for the basketball team. The short nickname of "Vols" (or, for women's basketball, "Lady Vols") is considered acceptable by the university, and the shortened form is widely popular in Tennessee and in much wider usage among national media than the longer form.
  34. ^ Texas–Pan American merged with the University of Texas at Brownsville in July 2015 to create the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Nearly a year before the merger took full effect, the University of Texas System announced that UTRGV would inherit the UTPA athletic program. The new nickname of Vaqueros was announced in November 2014. Although the choice came under fire from several quarters, in February 2015 the school unveiled the new Vaqueros graphics and plans for implementing the changes before the start of the 2015–16 school year.
  35. ^ The women's basketball team is known as "Lady Raiders". All other women's teams use "Red Raiders".
  36. ^ The academy now uses "Army West Point" for marketing purposes, though national media simply use "Army".
  37. ^ The men's basketball team is nicknamed "Runnin' Utes", and the women's gymnastics team is nicknamed "Red Rocks".
  38. ^ The school's formal name is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, but it uses "Virginia Tech" in all but the most formal contexts.
  39. ^ The school prefers "Green Bay" for its athletic program, and accepts "GB". National sports media were slow to adopt this, generally using "Wisconsin-Green Bay", but the school's preferred usage has become generally accepted since 2011.
  40. ^ The school officially uses "Milwaukee" for its athletic program, and accepts "UWM". As with Green Bay, national media were slow to accept this, preferring "Wisconsin–Milwaukee", but "Milwaukee" is now seeing wide media use.
  41. ^ a b Joined the Southland Conference in July, 2013.
  42. ^ Joined the WAC in July, 2013.
  43. ^ Joined the America East Conference in July 2013.

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