List of NCAA Division I institutions

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This is a list of colleges and universities that are members of Division I, the highest level of competition sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Currently, there are 363 institutions classified as Division I, including those in the process of transitioning from other divisions.[1] An additional 202 institutions in one of the NCAA's other two divisions compete or will compete in Division I in at least one sport. All colleges and universities on this list are located in the United States; all states (except Alaska) plus the District of Columbia are represented by full members. Information in this list represents the forthcoming 2022–23 seasons.

Full members[edit]

These schools are full members of Division I, meaning they either have finished the process of joining Division I or were members of its predecessor, the University Division. The teams of one university, Hartford, are in the process of departing for Division III, but will compete in Division I for 2022.[2]

Returning Departing Joining
School Name Common Name Teams Location State Type Subdivision Primary Conference
Abilene Christian University Abilene Christian Wildcats Abilene TX Private FCS Western Athletic Conference
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Alabama A&M Bulldogs[h] Normal AL Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Alabama State University Alabama State Hornets[i] Montgomery AL Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Alcorn State University Alcorn State Braves[j] Lorman MS Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
American University American Eagles Washington DC Private Non-football Patriot League
Appalachian State University Appalachian State Mountaineers Boone NC Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Arizona State University Arizona State Sun Devils Tempe AZ Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
Arkansas State University Arkansas State Red Wolves Jonesboro AR Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Auburn University Auburn Tigers Auburn AL Public FBS Southeastern Conference
Austin Peay State University Austin Peay Governors Clarksville TN Public FCS ASUN Conference
Ball State University Ball State Cardinals Muncie IN Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Baylor University Baylor Bears Waco TX Private FBS Big 12 Conference
Belmont University Belmont Bruins Nashville TN Private Non-football Missouri Valley Conference
Bethune–Cookman University Bethune–Cookman Wildcats Daytona Beach FL Private FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Boise State University Boise State Broncos Boise ID Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Boston College Boston College Eagles Chestnut Hill MA Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Boston University Boston University Terriers Boston MA Private Non-football Patriot League
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green Falcons Bowling Green OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Bradley University Bradley Braves Peoria IL Private Non-football Missouri Valley Conference
Brigham Young University BYU Cougars Provo UT Private FBS West Coast Conference[a][b]
Brown University Brown Bears Providence RI Private FCS Ivy League
Bryant University Bryant Bulldogs Smithfield RI Public FCS America East Conference
Bucknell University Bucknell Bison Lewisburg PA Private FCS Patriot League
Butler University Butler Bulldogs Indianapolis IN Private FCS Big East Conference[c]
California Baptist University Cal Baptist Lancers Riverside CA Private Non-football Western Athletic Conference
California Polytechnic State University Cal Poly Mustangs San Luis Obispo CA Public FCS Big West Conference[d]
California State University, Bakersfield Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Bakersfield CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
California State University, Fresno Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno CA Public FBS Mountain West Conference
California State University, Fullerton Cal State Fullerton Titans Fullerton CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach State Beach Long Beach CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
California State University, Northridge Cal State Northridge Matadors Northridge CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento State Hornets Sacramento CA Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Campbell University Campbell Fighting Camels[l] Buies Creek NC Private FCS Big South Conference[e]
Canisius College Canisius Golden Griffins Buffalo NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Central Connecticut State University Central Connecticut Blue Devils New Britain CT Public FCS Northeast Conference
Central Michigan University Central Michigan Chippewas Mount Pleasant MI Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Charleston Southern University Charleston Southern Buccaneers North Charleston SC Private FCS Big South Conference
Chicago State University Chicago State Cougars Chicago IL Public Non-football Independent
Clemson University Clemson Tigers Clemson SC Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Cleveland State University Cleveland State Vikings Cleveland OH Public Non-football Horizon League
Coastal Carolina University Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Conway SC Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Colgate University Colgate Raiders Hamilton NY Private FCS Patriot League
College of Charleston Charleston[f] Cougars Charleston SC Public Non-football Colonial Athletic Association
College of the Holy Cross Holy Cross Crusaders Worcester MA Private FCS Patriot League
Colorado State University Colorado State Rams Fort Collins CO Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia Lions New York NY Private FCS Ivy League
Coppin State University Coppin State Eagles Baltimore MD Public Non-football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Cornell University Cornell Big Red Ithaca NY Private FCS Ivy League
Creighton University Creighton Bluejays Omaha NE Private Non-football Big East Conference
Dartmouth College Dartmouth Big Green Hanover NH Private FCS Ivy League
Davidson College Davidson Wildcats Davidson NC Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[g]
Delaware State University Delaware State Hornets[i] Dover DE Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
DePaul University DePaul Blue Demons Chicago IL Private Non-football Big East Conference
Drake University Drake Bulldogs Des Moines IA Private FCS Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Drexel University Drexel Dragons Philadelphia PA Private Non-football Colonial Athletic Association
Duke University Duke Blue Devils Durham NC Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit Duquesne Dukes Pittsburgh PA Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[g]
East Carolina University East Carolina Pirates[q] Greenville NC Public FBS American Athletic Conference
Eastern Illinois University Eastern Illinois Panthers Charleston IL Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Kentucky University Eastern Kentucky Colonels Richmond KY Public FCS ASUN Conference
Eastern Michigan University Eastern Michigan Eagles Ypsilanti MI Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Eastern Washington University Eastern Washington Eagles Cheney WA Public FCS Big Sky Conference
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State Buccaneers Johnson City TN Public FCS Southern Conference
Elon University Elon Phoenix Elon NC Private FCS Colonial Athletic Association[i]
Fairfield University Fairfield Stags Fairfield CT Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Fairleigh Dickinson University Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Hackensack NJ Private Non-football Northeast Conference
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida A&M Rattlers[s] Tallahassee FL Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Florida Atlantic University Florida Atlantic Owls Boca Raton FL Public FBS Conference USA[j]
Florida Gulf Coast University FGCU Eagles Fort Myers FL Public Non-football ASUN Conference
Florida International University FIU Panthers Miami FL Public FBS Conference USA
Florida State University Florida State Seminoles Tallahassee FL Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Fordham University Fordham Rams New York NY Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[g]
Furman University Furman Paladins[t] Greenville SC Private FCS Southern Conference
Gardner–Webb University Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Boiling Springs NC Private FCS Big South Conference
George Mason University George Mason Patriots Fairfax VA Public Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Georgetown University Georgetown Hoyas Washington DC Private FCS Big East Conference[c]
Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Atlanta GA Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Georgia Southern University Georgia Southern Eagles[u] Statesboro GA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Georgia State University Georgia State Panthers Atlanta GA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Gonzaga University Gonzaga Bulldogs[k] Spokane WA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Grambling State University Grambling Tigers[v] Grambling LA Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Grand Canyon University Grand Canyon Antelopes Phoenix AZ Private Non-football Western Athletic Conference
Hampton University Hampton Pirates[q] Hampton VA Private FCS Colonial Athletic Association[i]
Harvard University Harvard Crimson Cambridge MA Private FCS Ivy League
High Point University High Point Panthers High Point NC Private Non-football Big South Conference
Hofstra University Hofstra Pride Hempstead NY Private Non-football Colonial Athletic Association
Houston Christian University Houston Christian Huskies Houston TX Private FCS Southland Conference
Howard University Howard Bison[x] Washington DC Private FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Idaho State University Idaho State Bengals Pocatello ID Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Illinois State University Illinois State Redbirds Normal IL Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Indiana State University Indiana State Sycamores Terre Haute IN Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Indiana University Bloomington Indiana Hoosiers Bloomington IN Public FBS Big Ten Conference
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis IUPUI Jaguars Indianapolis IN Public Non-football Horizon League
Iona University Iona Gaels New Rochelle NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Iowa State University of Science and Technology[l] Iowa State Cyclones Ames IA Public FBS Big 12 Conference
Jackson State University Jackson State Tigers[v] Jackson MS Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Jacksonville State University Jacksonville State Gamecocks Jacksonville AL Public FCS ASUN Conference[m]
Jacksonville University Jacksonville Dolphins Jacksonville FL Private Non-football ASUN Conference
James Madison University James Madison Dukes Harrisonburg VA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science[n] Kansas State Wildcats Manhattan KS Public FBS Big 12 Conference
Kennesaw State University Kennesaw State Owls[z] Kennesaw GA Public FCS ASUN Conference
Kent State University Kent State Golden Flashes Kent OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Lafayette College Lafayette Leopards Easton PA Private FCS Patriot League
Lamar University Lamar Cardinals[ab] Beaumont TX Public FCS Southland Conference
La Salle University La Salle Explorers Philadelphia PA Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Lehigh University Lehigh Mountain Hawks Bethlehem PA Private FCS Patriot League
Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Cardinal Stanford CA Private FBS Pac-12 Conference
Liberty University Liberty Flames[ac] Lynchburg VA Private FBS ASUN Conference[m]
Lipscomb University Lipscomb Bisons[ad] Nashville TN Private Non-football ASUN Conference
Long Island University LIU Sharks Brooklyn & Brookville[o] NY Private FCS Northeast Conference
Longwood University Longwood Lancers Farmville VA Public Non-football Big South Conference
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College LSU Tigers[v] Baton Rouge LA Public FBS Southeastern Conference
Louisiana Tech University Louisiana Tech Bulldogs[ae] Ruston LA Public FBS Conference USA
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount Lions Los Angeles CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Loyola University Chicago Loyola Chicago Ramblers Chicago IL Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Loyola University Maryland Loyola Greyhounds Baltimore MD Private Non-football Patriot League
Manhattan College Manhattan Jaspers[af] New York NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marist College Marist Red Foxes Poughkeepsie NY Private FCS Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference[p]
Marquette University Marquette Golden Eagles Milwaukee WI Private Non-football Big East Conference
Marshall University Marshall Thundering Herd Huntington WV Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
McNeese State University McNeese Cowboys[ah] Lake Charles LA Public FCS Southland Conference
Mercer University Mercer Bears Macon GA Private FCS Southern Conference
Miami University Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Oxford OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Michigan State University Michigan State Spartans East Lansing MI Public FBS Big Ten Conference
Middle Tennessee State University Middle Tennnessee Blue Raiders Murfreesboro TN Public FBS Conference USA
Mississippi State University for Agriculture and Applied Science[q] Mississippi State Bulldogs Mississippi State MS Public FBS Southeastern Conference
Mississippi Valley State University Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils[ai] Itta Bena MS Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Missouri State University Missouri State Bears[aj] Springfield MO Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Monmouth University Monmouth Hawks West Long Branch NJ Private FCS Colonial Athletic Association[i]
Montana State University Montana State Bobcats Bozeman MT Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Morehead State University Morehead State Eagles Morehead KY Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference[r]
Morgan State University Morgan State Bears[aj] Baltimore MD Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mount Saint Mary's University Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Emmitsburg MD Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Murray State University Murray State Racers Murray KY Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[h]
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJIT Highlanders Newark NJ Public Non-football America East Conference
New Mexico State University New Mexico State Aggies Las Cruces NM Public FBS Western Athletic Conference[s][m]
Niagara University Niagara Purple Eagles Lewiston NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Nicholls State University Nicholls Colonels Thibodaux LA Public FCS Southland Conference
Norfolk State University Norfolk State Spartans Norfolk VA Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University North Carolina A&T Aggies Greensboro NC Public FCS Colonial Athletic Association[i][t]
North Carolina Central University North Carolina Central Eagles Durham NC Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
North Carolina State University NC State Wolfpack Raleigh NC Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences North Dakota State Bison Fargo ND Public FCS Summit League[u]
Northeastern University Northeastern Huskies Boston MA Private Non-football Colonial Athletic Association
Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Flagstaff AZ Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois Huskies DeKalb IL Public FBS Mid-American Conference
Northern Kentucky University Northern Kentucky Norse Highland Heights KY Public Non-football Horizon League
Northwestern State University of Louisiana Northwestern State Demons[al] Natchitoches LA Public FCS Southland Conference
Northwestern University Northwestern Wildcats Evanston IL Private FBS Big Ten Conference
Oakland University Oakland Golden Grizzlies Rochester MI Public Non-football Horizon League
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Oklahoma State Cowboys[ah] Stillwater OK Public FBS Big 12 Conference
Old Dominion University Old Dominion Monarchs[am] Norfolk VA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Oral Roberts University Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Tulsa OK Private Non-football Summit League
Oregon State University Oregon State Beavers Corvallis OR Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
Pepperdine University Pepperdine Waves Malibu CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Portland State University Portland State Vikings Portland OR Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View A&M Panthers[an] Prairie View TX Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Presbyterian College Presbyterian Blue Hose Clinton SC Private FCS Big South Conference[v]
Princeton University Princeton Tigers Princeton NJ Private FCS Ivy League
Providence College Providence Friars Providence RI Private Non-football Big East Conference
Purdue University Purdue Boilermakers West Lafayette IN Public FBS Big Ten Conference
Purdue University Fort Wayne Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Fort Wayne IN Public Non-football Horizon League
Quinnipiac University Quinnipiac Bobcats Hamden CT Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Radford University Radford Highlanders Radford VA Public Non-football Big South Conference
Rider University Rider Broncs Lawrenceville NJ Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Robert Morris University Robert Morris Colonials Moon PA Private FCS Horizon League[w]
Rutgers University–New Brunswick Rutgers Scarlet Knights New Brunswick NJ Public FBS Big Ten Conference
Sacred Heart University Sacred Heart Pioneers Fairfield CT Private FCS Northeast Conference
Saint Bonaventure University St. Bonaventure Bonnies Saint Bonaventure NY Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Francis College St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers Brooklyn NY Private Non-football Northeast Conference
Saint Francis University Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash Loretto PA Private FCS Northeast Conference
Saint John's University St. John's Red Storm Queens NY Private Non-football Big East Conference
Saint Joseph's University Saint Joseph's Hawks Philadelphia PA Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Louis University Saint Louis Billikens Saint Louis MO Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Mary's College of California Saint Mary's Gaels Moraga CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Saint Peter's University Saint Peter's Peacocks Jersey City NJ Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Samford University Samford Bulldogs Homewood AL Private FCS Southern Conference
Sam Houston State University Sam Houston Bearkats Huntsvile TX Public FCS Western Athletic Conference[m]
San Diego State University San Diego State Aztecs San Diego CA Public FBS Mountain West Conference
San Jose State University San Jose State Spartans San Jose CA Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Santa Clara University Santa Clara Broncos Santa Clara CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
Seattle University Seattle Redhawks Seattle WA Private Non-football Western Athletic Conference
Seton Hall University Seton Hall Pirates South Orange NJ Private Non-football Big East Conference
Siena College Siena Saints Loudonville NY Private Non-football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
South Carolina State University South Carolina State Bulldogs[h] Orangeburg SC Public FCS Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
South Dakota State University South Dakota State Jackrabbits Brookings SD Public FCS Summit League[u]
Southeast Missouri State University Southeast Missouri[x] Redhawks Cape Girardeau MO Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana Lions[ap] Hammond LA Public FCS Southland Conference
Southern University and A&M College Southern Jaguars[aq] Baton Rouge LA Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Southern Illinois Salukis Carbondale IL Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SIU Edwardsville[y] Cougars Edwardsville IL Public Non-football Ohio Valley Conference
Southern Methodist University SMU Mustangs University Park TX Private FBS American Athletic Conference
Southern Utah University Southern Utah Thunderbirds Cedar City UT Public FCS Western Athletic Conference
State University of Iowa[z] Iowa Hawkeyes Iowa City IA Public FBS Big Ten Conference
State University of New York at Albany Albany Great Danes Albany NY Public FCS America East Conference[aa]
State University of New York at Binghamton Binghamton Bearcats Vestal NY Public Non-football America East Conference
State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo Bulls Buffalo NY Public FBS Mid-American Conference
State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook Seawolves Stony Brook NY Public FCS Colonial Athletic Association[i]
Stephen F. Austin State University Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks[ar] Nacogdoches TX Public FCS Western Athletic Conference
Stetson University Stetson Hatters DeLand FL Private FCS ASUN Conference
Syracuse University Syracuse Orange Syracuse NY Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Temple University Temple Owls Philadelphia PA Public FBS American Athletic Conference
Tennessee State University Tennessee State Tigers[v] Nashville TN Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Cookeville TN Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
Texas A&M University Texas A&M Aggies College Station TX Public FBS Southeastern Conference
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders Corpus Christi TX Public Non-football Southland Conference
Texas Christian University TCU Horned Frogs Fort Worth TX Private FBS Big 12 Conference
Texas Southern University Texas Southern Tigers[v] Houston TX Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
Texas State University Texas State Bobcats San Marcos TX Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Texas Tech University Texas Tech Red Raiders[at] Lubbock TX Public FBS Big 12 Conference
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina[be] The Citadel Bulldogs Charleston SC Public FCS Southern Conference
The College of William and Mary in Virginia William & Mary Tribe Williamsburg VA Public FCS Colonial Athletic Association[i]
The George Washington University George Washington Colonials[ab] Washington DC Private Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
The Ohio State University Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus OH Public FBS Big Ten Conference
The Ohio University Ohio Bobcats Athens OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
The Pennsylvania State University Penn State Nittany Lions[ap] State College PA Public FBS Big Ten Conference
The University of Akron Akron Zips Akron OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
The University of Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide Tuscaloosa AL Public FBS Southeastern Conference
The University of New Mexico New Mexico Lobos Albuquerque NM Public FBS Mountain West Conference
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga Mocs Chattanooga TN Public FCS Southern Conference
The University of Tennessee at Martin UT Martin Skyhawks Martin TN Public FCS Ohio Valley Conference
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tennessee Volunteers[as] Knoxville TN Public FBS Southeastern Conference
The University of Texas at Arlington UT Arlington Mavericks Arlington TX Public Non-football Western Athletic Conference
The University of Texas at Austin Texas Longhorns Austin TX Public FBS Big 12 Conference[ac]
The University of Texas at El Paso UTEP Miners El Paso TX Public FBS Conference USA
The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA Roadrunners San Antonio TX Public FBS Conference USA[j]
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV Vaqueros Edinburg[ad] TX Public Non-football[ae] Western Athletic Conference
The University of Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane Tulsa OK Public FBS American Athletic Conference
The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Vermont Catamounts Burlington VT Public Non-football America East Conference
Towson University Towson Tigers Towson MD Public FCS Colonial Athletic Association[i]
Troy University Troy Trojans Troy AL Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
Tulane University of Louisiana Tulane Green Wave New Orleans LA Private FBS American Athletic Conference
United States Air Force Academy Air Force Falcons Colorado Springs CO Federal FBS Mountain West Conference
United States Military Academy Army Black Knights West Point NY Federal FBS Patriot League[af]
United States Naval Academy Navy Midshipmen Annapolis MD Federal FBS Patriot League[ag]
University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB Blazers Birmingham AL Public FBS Conference USA[j]
University of Arizona Arizona Wildcats Tucson AZ Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
University of Arkansas Arkansas Razorbacks Fayetteville AR Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock Trojans Little Rock AR Public Non-football Ohio Valley Conference
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions[k] Pine Bluff AR Public FCS Southwestern Athletic Conference
University of California, Berkeley California Golden Bears Berkeley CA Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
University of California, Davis UC Davis Aggies Davis CA Public FCS Big West Conference[d]
University of California, Irvine UC Irvine Anteaters Irvine CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Bruins Los Angeles CA Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
University of California, Riverside UC Riverside Highlanders Riverside CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Santa Barbara CA Public Non-football Big West Conference
University of Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Bears[n] Conway AR Public FCS ASUN Conference
University of Central Florida UCF Knights Orlando FL Public FBS American Athletic Conference[b]
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati Bearcats Cincinnati OH Public FBS American Athletic Conference[b]
University of Colorado Boulder Colorado Buffaloes Boulder CO Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
University of Connecticut UConn Huskies Storrs CT Public FBS Big East Conference[c]
University of Dayton Dayton Flyers Dayton OH Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[g]
University of Delaware Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Newark DE Public FCS Colonial Athletic Association[i]
University of Denver Denver Pioneers Denver CO Private Non-football Summit League
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Mercy Titans Detroit MI Private Non-football Horizon League
University of Evansville Evansville Purple Aces Evansville IN Private Non-football Missouri Valley Conference
University of Florida Florida Gators Gainesville FL Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Georgia Georgia Bulldogs[h] Athens GA Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Hartford Hartford Hawks Hartford CT Private Non-football Independent[ah]
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors[w] Honolulu HI Public FBS Big West Conference[d]
University of Houston Houston Cougars Houston TX Public FBS American Athletic Conference[b]
University of Idaho Idaho Vandals Moscow ID Public FCS Big Sky Conference
University of Illinois Chicago UIC Flames Chicago IL Public Non-football Missouri Valley Conference
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Illinois Fighting Illini Urbana IL Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Kansas Kansas Jayhawks Lawrence KS Public FBS Big 12 Conference
University of Kentucky Kentucky Wildcats Lexington KY Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette LA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
University of Louisiana at Monroe Louisiana–Monroe[ai] Warhawks Monroe LA Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
University of Louisville Louisville Cardinals Louisville KY Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Maine Maine Black Bears Orono ME Public FCS America East Conference[aa]
University of Maryland, Baltimore County UMBC Retrievers Catonsville MD Public Non-football America East Conference
University of Maryland, College Park Maryland Terrapins College Park MD Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks[ag] Princess Anne MD Public Non-football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass Minutemen[au] Amherst MA Public FBS Atlantic 10 Conference[g]
University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass Lowell River Hawks Lowell MA Public Non-football America East Conference
University of Memphis Memphis Tigers Memphis TN Public FBS American Athletic Conference
University of Miami Miami (Florida) Hurricanes Coral Gables FL Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Michigan Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor MI Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Minnesota Minnesota Golden Gophers Minneapolis MN Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels Oxford MS Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Missouri–Columbia Missouri Tigers Columbia MO Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of Missouri–Kansas City Kansas City Roos Kansas City MO Public Non-football Summit League
University of Montana Montana Grizzlies[ak] Missoula MT Public FCS Big Sky Conference
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska Cornhuskers Lincoln NE Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha Mavericks Omaha NE Public Non-football Summit League
University of Nevada, Las Vegas UNLV Rebels[aw] Paradise NV Public FBS Mountain West Conference
University of Nevada, Reno Nevada Wolf Pack Reno NV Public FBS Mountain West Conference
University of New Hampshire New Hampshire Wildcats Durham NH Public FCS America East Conference[aa]
University of New Orleans New Orleans Privateers New Orleans LA Public Non-football Southland Conference
University of North Alabama North Alabama Lions Florence AL Public FCS ASUN Conference
University of North Carolina at Asheville UNC Asheville Bulldogs Asheville NC Public Non-football Big South Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill North Carolina Tar Heels Chapel Hill NC Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte 49ers Charlotte NC Public FBS Conference USA[j]
University of North Carolina at Greensboro UNC Greensboro Spartans Greensboro NC Public Non-football Southern Conference
University of North Carolina at Wilmington UNC Wilmington Seahawks Wilmington NC Public Non-football Colonial Athletic Association
University of North Dakota North Dakota Fighting Hawks Grand Forks ND Public FCS Summit League[u]
University of Northern Colorado Northern Colorado Bears Greeley CO Public FCS Big Sky Conference
University of Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Panthers Cedar Falls IA Public FCS Missouri Valley Conference[h]
University of North Florida North Florida Ospreys Jacksonville FL Public Non-football ASUN Conference
University of North Texas North Texas Mean Green Denton TX Public FBS Conference USA[m]
University of Notre Dame du Lac Notre Dame Fighting Irish Notre Dame IN Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference[aj]
University of Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners Norman OK Public FBS Big 12 Conference[ac]
University of Oregon Oregon Ducks Eugene OR Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
University of Pennsylvania Penn Quakers Philadelphia PA Private FCS Ivy League
University of Pittsburgh Pitt Panthers Pittsburgh PA Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Portland Portland Pilots Portland OR Private Non-football West Coast Conference
University of Rhode Island Rhode Island Rams Kingston RI Public FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[g]
University of Richmond Richmond Spiders Richmond VA Private FCS Atlantic 10 Conference[g]
University of San Diego San Diego Toreros San Diego CA Private FCS West Coast Conference[a]
University of San Francisco San Francisco Dons San Francisco CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
University of South Alabama South Alabama Jaguars Mobile AL Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
University of South Carolina South Carolina Gamecocks Columbia SC Public FBS Southeastern Conference
University of South Carolina Upstate USC Upstate[ak] Spartans Spartanburg SC Public Non-football Big South Conference
University of South Dakota South Dakota Coyotes Vermillion SD Public FCS Summit League[u]
University of Southern California USC[al] Trojans[ax] Los Angeles CA Private FBS Pac-12 Conference
University of Southern Mississippi Southern Miss Golden Eagles[u] Hattiesburg MS Public FBS Sun Belt Conference
University of South Florida South Florida Bulls Tampa FL Public FBS American Athletic Conference
University of the Incarnate Word Incarnate Word[am] Cardinals San Antonio TX Private FCS Southland Conference
University of the Pacific Pacific Tigers Stockton CA Private Non-football West Coast Conference
University of Toledo Toledo Rockets Toledo OH Public FBS Mid-American Conference
University of Utah Utah Utes[ay] Salt Lake City UT Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
University of Virginia Virginia Cavaliers Charlottesville VA Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Washington Washington Huskies Seattle WA Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Green Bay Phoenix Green Bay WI Public Non-football Horizon League
University of Wisconsin–Madison Wisconsin Badgers Madison WI Public FBS Big Ten Conference
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Milwaukee Panthers Milwaukee WI Public Non-football Horizon League
University of Wyoming Wyoming Cowboys[ai] Laramie WY Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Utah State University Utah State Aggies Logan UT Public FBS Mountain West Conference
Utah Valley University Utah Valley Wolverines Orem UT Public Non-football Western Athletic Conference
Valparaiso University Valparaiso Beacons Valparaiso IN Private FCS Missouri Valley Conference[h]
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt Commodores Nashville TN Private FBS Southeastern Conference
Villanova University Villanova Wildcats Radnor PA Private FCS Big East Conference[c]
Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Rams Richmond VA Public Non-football Atlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Military Institute[be] VMI Keydets Lexington VA Public FCS Southern Conference
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg VA Public FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Wagner College Wagner Seahawks New York NY Private FCS Northeast Conference
Wake Forest University Wake Forest Demon Deacons Winston-Salem NC Private FBS Atlantic Coast Conference
Washington State University Washington State Cougars Pullman WA Public FBS Pac-12 Conference
Weber State University Weber State Wildcats Ogden UT Public FCS Big Sky Conference
Western Carolina University Western Carolina Catamounts Cullowhee NC Public FCS Southern Conference
Western Illinois University Western Illinois Leathernecks Macomb IL Public FCS Summit League[u]
Western Kentucky University Western Kentucky Hilltoppers[az] Bowling Green KY Public FBS Conference USA
Western Michigan University Western Michigan Broncos Kalamazoo MI Public FBS Mid-American Conference
West Virginia University West Virginia Mountaineers Morgantown WV Public FBS Big 12 Conference
Wichita State University Wichita State Shockers Wichita KS Public Non-football American Athletic Conference
William Marsh Rice University Rice Owls Houston TX Public FBS Conference USA[j]
Winthrop University Winthrop Eagles Rock Hill SC Public Non-football Big South Conference
Wofford College Wofford Terriers Spartanburg SC Private FCS Southern Conference
Wright State University Wright State Raiders Dayton OH Public Non-football Horizon League
Xavier University Xavier Musketeers Cincinnati OH Private Non-football Big East Conference
Yale University Yale Bulldogs New Haven CT Private FCS Ivy League
Youngstown State University Youngstown State Penguins Youngstown OH Public FCS Horizon League[w]
  1. ^ a b The West Coast Conference does not sponsor football. Its two football schools, BYU and San Diego, respectively play as an FBS independent and in the FCS Pioneer Football League.
  2. ^ a b c d BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF will join the Big 12 Conference in 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d The Big East Conference does not sponsor football. Its football-sponsoring schools are aligned as follows:
    • Butler plays in the Pioneer Football League.
    • Georgetown plays in the Patriot League.
    • UConn plays as an FBS independent.
    • Villanova plays in CAA Football.
  4. ^ a b c The Big West Conference does not sponsor football. Its football-playing members are aligned as follows:
    • Cal Poly and UC Davis play in the Big Sky Conference.
    • Hawaiʻi plays in the Mountain West Conference.
  5. ^ Campbell will join the Colonial Athletic Association and CAA Football in 2023.
  6. ^ While "Charleston" is the preferred description for the athletic program, it can also be referred to by the full school name or "Charleston (SC)" due to the existence of the University of Charleston, a Division II institution in West Virginia's state capital. However, the West Virginia school plays only one sport in Division I—men's volleyball, a sport not sponsored by the South Carolina school.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g The Atlantic 10 Conference does not sponsor football. Its football-playing members are aligned as follows:
    • Davidson and Dayton play in the Pioneer Football League.
    • Duquesne plays in the Northeast Conference.
    • Fordham plays in the Patriot League.
    • Rhode Island and Richmond play in CAA Football.
    • UMass plays as an FBS independent.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h The Missouri Valley Conference does not sponsor football. Its football-playing schools are aligned as follows:
    • Drake and Valparaiso play in the Pioneer Football League.
    • Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, and Southern Illinois play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, a legally separate entity from the MVC.
    • Murray State will play the 2022 season in its former all-sports home of the Ohio Valley Conference before joining the MVFC in 2023.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h The Colonial Athletic Association's football league, branded as CAA Football, is a legally separate entity from the all-sports CAA, though both share the same administration.
  10. ^ a b c d e Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, UAB, and UTSA will join the American Athletic Conference in 2023.
  11. ^ While "Bulldogs" is the official nickname, the school widely uses "Zags" as an alternate nickname.
  12. ^ While this is the legal school name, "Iowa State University" is used on many official school documents, such as diplomas.
  13. ^ a b c d e Jacksonville State, Liberty, New Mexico State, and Sam Houston will join Conference USA in 2023.
  14. ^ While this is the legal school name, "Kansas State University" is used on most official school documents, and some Kansas state statutes refer to the school by the shorter name.
  15. ^ Long Island University has two main campuses, both of which had separate athletic programs before 2019–20—LIU Brooklyn in the New York City borough of that name, and LIU Post in Brookville. All of LIU's current NCAA teams are open to undergraduates at both campuses who meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
  16. ^ The MAAC does not sponsor football. Its only football-playing member, Marist, plays that sport in the Pioneer Football League.
  17. ^ While this is the legal school name, it only appears in Mississippi state statutes. The university uses the short form of "Mississippi State University" for virtually all purposes.
  18. ^ Morehead State plays football in the Pioneer Football League instead of the OVC.
  19. ^ The Western Athletic Conference is an FCS football league. New Mexico State plays as an FBS independent through the 2022 season, after which it will join Conference USA.
  20. ^ North Carolina A&T football will play the 2022 season in the school's former all-sports home of the Big South Conference before joining CAA Football in 2023.
  21. ^ a b c d e The Summit League does not sponsor football. Its football-playing members are aligned as follows:
    • North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, and Western Illinois play in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
    • Transitional D-I member St. Thomas plays in the Pioneer Football League.
  22. ^ Presbyterian football plays in the Pioneer Football League.
  23. ^ a b The Horizon League does not sponsor football. Robert Morris football plays in the Big South Conference, and Youngstown State plays in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
  24. ^ While this is the school's preferred athletic identity, national sports media typically append "State" to this description.
  25. ^ The school, the Ohio Valley Conference, and the NCAA all use "SIUE" instead of national sports media's preferred usage of "SIU Edwardsville".
  26. ^ While this is the legal name, "The University of Iowa" has been used for all official purposes since 1964.
  27. ^ a b c The America East Conference does not sponsor football. Its four football-sponsoring schools are aligned as follows:
    • Albany, Maine, and New Hampshire play in CAA Football, the legally separate football league administered by the all-sports Colonial Athletic Association.
    • Bryant is playing the 2022 season in the Big South Conference. After that season, the Big South and Ohio Valley Conference will merge their respective football leagues; it has not been announced whether this alliance will be run by either all-sports conference, or become a separate entity.
  28. ^ GWU has announced it will adopt a new nickname in the 2023–24 school year.
  29. ^ a b Oklahoma and Texas will join the Southeastern Conference no later than 2025.
  30. ^ While UTRGV has multiple campuses within its service area, its overall and athletic administration are at the Edinburg campus.
  31. ^ UTRGV has committed to adding a football program at the FCS level by 2024.
  32. ^ Army football plays as an FBS independent.
  33. ^ Navy football plays in the American Athletic Conference.
  34. ^ Hartford will join the Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference in July 2023.
  35. ^ National media typically use "Louisiana–Monroe", but the school, the Sun Belt Conference, and the NCAA all primarily use "ULM".
  36. ^ Notre Dame football plays as an FBS independent, although it has an extensive cross-scheduling agreement with the ACC in that sport.
  37. ^ This is the school's preferred usage, although national media will generally use "South Carolina Upstate".
  38. ^ This is the school's preferred athletic usage, and is generally used by national media. The NCAA, however, uses "Southern California" (a use accepted by the athletic program) because "USC" can also refer to the University of South Carolina.
  39. ^ While national media typically use "Incarnate Word", the school generally uses "UIW", with the NCAA using the latter.

Transitioning members[edit]

These schools are at some point in the process of joining Division I, but as of 2022 have not yet finished the process and thus aren't yet full members. Unless stated otherwise, all transitions begin and end on July 1 of a given year.

Approved reclassifications[edit]

All moves between divisions require NCAA approval before commencing. These schools gained this approval and as such have begun their transitions.

School Name Common Name Teams Location State Type Subdivision Former Div. Conference Reclassified Full member
Bellarmine University Bellarmine Knights Louisville KY Private Non-football[a] II ASUN Conference 2020[3] 2024
Lindenwood University Lindenwood Lions and Lady Lions Saint Charles MO Private FCS II Ohio Valley Conference 2022[4] 2026
Merrimack College Merrimack Warriors North Andover MA Private FCS II Northeast Conference 2019[5] 2023
Queens University of Charlotte Queens (NC) Royals Charlotte NC Private Non-football II ASUN Conference 2022[6] 2026
Stonehill College Stonehill Skyhawks Easton MA Private FCS II Northeast Conference 2022[7] 2026
Tarleton State University Tarleton Texans Stephenville TX Public FCS II Western Athletic Conference 2020[8] 2024
Texas A&M University–Commerce Texas A&M–Commerce Lions Commerce TX Public FCS II Southland Conference 2022[9] 2026
University of California, San Diego UC San Diego Tritons La Jolla CA Public Non-football II Big West Conference 2020[10] 2024
University of Saint Thomas St. Thomas Tommies Saint Paul MN Private FCS III Summit League 2021[11] 2025
University of Southern Indiana Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles Evansville IN Public Non-football II Ohio Valley Conference 2022[12] 2026
Utah Tech University[g] Utah Tech Trailblazers Saint George UT Public FCS II Western Athletic Conference 2020[13] 2024
  1. ^ While Bellarmine remains non-football by NCAA criteria, it began playing sprint football, a weight-restricted form of American football governed outside the NCAA, in 2022.

Partial members[edit]

These schools are not members of Division I, but rather are members of Division II or Division III that compete in one or more sports at the Division I level. In many cases, these institutions play in Division I because their divisions do not have championships for a particular sport. One institution, Missouri S&T, fielded a team in a Division I sport for the first time in the 2022–23 school year. Another institution, Alaska Anchorage, returned to fielding a team in a Division I sport in 2022.

Current partial members[edit]

Returning Departing Joining
School Name Common Name Teams Location State Type Division D-I Sports
Adelphi University Adelphi Panthers Garden City NY Private II 1
Adrian College Adrian Bulldogs Adrian MI Private III 1
Alderson Broaddus University Alderson Broaddus Battlers Phillippi WV Private II 1
Alma College Alma Scots Alma MI Private III 1
American International College American International Yellow Jackets Springfield MA Private II 2
Assumption University Assumption Greyhounds Worcester MA Private II 1
Augusta University Augusta Jaguars Augusta GA Public II 2
Augustana College Augustana Vikings Rock Island IL Private III 3
Aurora University Aurora Spartans Aurora IL Private III 1
Austin College Austin Kangaroos Sherman TX Private III 2
Azusa Pacific University Azusa Pacific Cougars Azusa CA Private II 1
Babson College Babson Beavers Wellesley MA Private III 1
Barton College Barton Bulldogs Wilson NC Private II 1
Bates College Bates Bobcats Lewiston ME Private III 1
Belmont Abbey College Belmont Abbey Crusaders Belmont NC Private II 2
Bemidji State University Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji MN Public II 2
Benedict College Benedict Tigers Columbia SC Private II 1
Bentley University Bentley Falcons Waltham MA Private II 1
Biola University Biola Eagles La Mirada CA Private II 2
Bloomfield College Bloomfield Bears Bloomfield NJ Private II 1
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg Huskies Bloomsburg PA Public II 1
Bowdoin College Bowdoin Polar Bears Brunswick ME Private III 1
Bowie State University Bowie State Bulldogs Bowie MD Public II 1
Brandeis University Brandeis Judges Waltham MA Private III 1
Caldwell University Caldwell Cougars Caldwell NJ Private II 1
California Institute of Technology Caltech Beavers Pasadena CA Private III 3
California Lutheran University Cal Lutheran Kingsmen[ba] Thousand Oaks CA Private III 2
California State University, East Bay Cal State East Bay Pioneers Hayward CA Public II 1
California State University, Los Angeles Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles Los Angeles CA Public II 1
California State University, Monterey Bay Cal State Monterey Bay Otters Seaside CA Public II 1
Carson–Newman University Carson–Newman Eagles Jefferson City TN Private II 1
Carthage College Carthage Firebirds Kenosha WI Private III 1
Castleton University Castleton Spartans Castleton VT Public III 1
Catawba College Catawba Indians Salisbury NC Private II 1
Centenary College of Louisiana Centenary Gentlemen[m] Shreveport LA Private III 1
Central State University Central State Marauders[p] Wilberforce OH Public II 1
Chapman University Chapman Panthers Orange CA Private III 2
Chestnut Hill College Chestnut Hill Griffins Philadelphia PA Private II 1
Chowan University Chowan Hawks Murfreesboro NC Private II 1
City College of the City University of New York CCNY Beavers New York NY Public III 2
Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College and Scripps College[bb] Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags[bc] Claremont CA Private III 2
Clarkson University Clarkson Golden Knights Potsdam NY Private III 1
Coker University Coker Cobras Hartsville SC Private II 1
Colby–Sawyer College Colby–Sawyer Chargers New London NH Private III 1
Colby College Colby Mules Waterville ME Private III 1
Colorado College Colorado College Tigers Colorado Springs CO Private III 2
Colorado Mesa University Colorado Mesa Mavericks Grand Junction CO Public II 1
Concordia University Irvine Concordia Eagles Irvine CA Private II 4
Connecticut College Connecticut College Camels New London CT Private III 2
D'Youville University D'Youville Saints Buffalo NY Private II 1
Daemen University Daemen Wildcats Amherst NY Private II 2
Dallas Baptist University Dallas Baptist Patriots Dallas TX Private II 1
Delaware Valley University Delaware Valley Aggies Doylestown PA Private III 1
Drew University Drew Rangers Madison NJ Private III 2
Drury University Drury Panthers Springfield MO Private II 1
Eckerd College Eckerd Tritons Saint Petersburg FL Private II 1
Edward Waters University Edward Waters Tigers Jacksonville FL Private II 1
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City State Vikings Elizabeth City NC Public II 1
Elmhurst University Elmhurst Bluejays Elmhurst IL Private III 1
Emmanuel College Emmanuel Lions Franklin Springs GA Private II 2
Erskine College Erskine Flying Fleet Due West SC Private II 2
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville State Broncos[r] Fayetteville NC Public II 1
Felician University Felician Golden Falcons Rutherford NJ Private II 1
Ferris State University Ferris State Bulldogs Big Rapids MI Public II 1
Florida Southern College Florida Southern Moccasins Lakeland FL Private II 1
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley State Wildcats Fort Valley GA Public II 1
Francis Marion University Francis Marion Patriots Florence SC Public II 1
Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall Diplomats Lancaster PA Private III 1
Franklin Pierce University Franklin Pierce Ravens Rindge NH Private II 2
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Pacific Sunbirds Fresno CA Private II 2
Gannon University Gannon Golden Knights Erie PA Private II 2
Grove City College Grove City Wolverines Grove City PA Private III 1
Gustavus Adolphus College Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Saint Peter MN Private III 2
Hamline University Hamline Pipers Saint Paul MN Private III 1
Haverford College Haverford Fords Haverford PA Private III 2
Hilbert College Hilbert Hawks Hamburg NY Private III 1
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hobart Statesmen Geneva NY Private III 1
Hunter College Hunter Hawks New York NY Public III 2
Huntingdon College Huntingdon Hawks Montgomery AL Private III 1
Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan Titans Bloomington IL Private III 1
Ithaca College Ithaca Bombers Ithaca NY Private III 1
John Jay College of Criminal Justice John Jay Bloodhounds New York NY Public III 1
Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Baltimore MD Private III 5
Johnson C. Smith University Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls[y] Charlotte NC Private II 1
Kentucky State University Kentucky State Thorobreds[aa] Frankfort KY Public II 1
Kentucky Wesleyan College Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers Owensboro KY Private II 1
King University King Tornado Bristol TN Private II 1
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown Golden Bears Kutztown PA Public II 1
Lakeland University Lakeland Muskies Plymouth WI Private III 1
Lake Superior State University Lake Superior State Lakers Sault Sainte Marie MI Public II 1
Lawrence University Lawrence Vikings Appleton WI Private III 1
Lees–McRae College Lees–McRae Bobcats Banner Elk NC Private II 1
Lewis University Lewis Flyers Romeoville IL Private II 2
Limestone University Limestone Saints Gaffney SC Private II 1
Lincoln Memorial University Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters Harrogate TN Private II 3
Livingstone College Livingstone Blue Bears Salisbury NC Private II 1
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Lock Haven Bald Eagles Lock Haven PA Public II 2
Macalester College Macalester Scots Saint Paul MN Private III 1
Marian University Marian Sabres Fond du Lac WI Private III 1
Maryville University of Saint Louis Maryville Saints Town and Country MO Private II 2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Engineers Cambridge MA Private III 4
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Mass Maritime Buccaneers Buzzards Bay MA Public III 1
McKendree University McKendree Bearcats Lebanon IL Private II 5
Medaille College Medaille Mavericks Buffalo NY Private III 1
Mercyhurst University Mercyhurst Lakers Erie PA Private II 5
Michigan Technological University Michigan Tech Huskies Houghton MI Public II 2
Middlebury College Middlebury Panthers Middlebury VT Private III 1
Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota State Mavericks Mankato MN Public II 2
Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri S&T Miners Rolla MO Public II 1
Molloy College Molloy Lions Rockville Centre NY Private II 1
Morehouse College Morehouse Maroon Tigers Atlanta GA Private II 1
Mount Aloysius College Mount Aloysius Mounties Cresson PA Private III 1
New Jersey City University NJCU Gothic Knights Jersey City NJ Public III 1
New York University NYU Violets New York NY Private III 1
North Central College North Central Cardinals Naperville IL Private III 1
Northern Michigan University Northern Michigan Wildcats Marquette MI Public II 2
North Greenville University North Greenville Crusaders Tigerville SC Private II 1
Occidental College Occidental Tigers Los Angeles CA Private III 2
Palm Beach Atlantic University Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish West Palm Beach FL Private II 1
Pennsylvania State University Altoona Penn State Altoona Nittany Lions Altoona PA Public III 1
Pennsylvania State University Erie, The Behrend College Penn State Erie Lions Erie PA Public III 3
Pennsylvania Western University Clarion Clarion Golden Eagles Clarion PA Public II 1
Pennsylvania Western University Edinboro Edinboro Fighting Scots Edinboro PA Public II 1
Pomona College and Pitzer College[bd] Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens Claremont CA Private III 2
Plymouth State University Plymouth State Panthers Plymouth NH Public III 1
Post University Post Eagles Waterbury CT Private II 2
Principia College Principia Panthers Elsah IL Private III 1
Queens College, City University of New York Queens (New York) Knights New York NY Public II 2
Quincy University Quincy Hawks Quincy IL Private II 2
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI Engineers Troy NY Private III 2
Rhode Island College Rhode Island College Anchormen[ao] Providence RI Public III 1
Roberts Wesleyan College Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks North Chili NY Private II 1
Rochester Institute of Technology RIT Tigers Henrietta NY Private III 2
Rose–Hulman Institute of Technology RHIT Fightin' Engineers Terre Haute IN Private III 1
Saint Anselm College Saint Anselm Hawks Goffstown NH Private II 2
Saint Augustine's University St. Augustine's Falcons Raleigh NC Private II 1
Saint Cloud State University St. Cloud State Huskies Saint Cloud MN Public II 3
Saint Lawrence University St. Lawrence Saints Canton NY Private III 3
Saint Leo University Saint Leo Lions Saint Leo FL Private II 1
Saint Michael's College Saint Michael's Purple Knights Colchester VT Private II 2
Saint Olaf College St. Olaf Oles Northfield MN Private III 1
Saint Thomas Aquinas College St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans Sparkill NY Private II 1
Saint Vincent College Saint Vincent Bearcats Unity PA Private III 1
Salem University Salem Tigers Salem WV Private II 2
Shaw University Shaw Bears Raleigh NC Private II 1
Smith College Smith Pioneers Northampton MA Private III 1
Southern Connecticut State University Southern Connecticut Owls New Haven CT Public II 1
Southern New Hampshire University SNHU Penmen Manchester NH Private II 1
Springfield College Springfield Pride Springfield MA Private III 2
Spring Hill College Spring Hill Badgers Mobile AL Private II 1
State University of New York College at Brockport Brockport Golden Eagles Brockport NY Public III 1
State University of New York College at Cortland Cortland Red Dragons Cortland NY Public III 1
State University of New York Maritime College Maritime Privateers New York NY Public III 1
Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens Ducks Hoboken NJ Private III 2
Stevenson University Stevenson Mustangs Owings Mills MD Private III 1
Texas A&M University–Kingsville Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas Kingsville TX Public II 1
Texas Woman's University Texas Woman's Pioneers Denton TX Public II 1
The College of Saint Scholastica St. Scholastica Saints Duluth MN Private III 1
The University of Maine at Presque Isle UMPI Owls Presque Isle ME Public III 1
The University of Tampa Tampa Spartans Tampa FL Private II 1
Tufts University Tufts Jumbos Medford MA Private III 1
Tusculum University Tusculum Pioneers Tusculum TN Private II 2
Union College Union College Dutchmen[av] Schenectady NY Private III 2
United States Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Bears New London CT Federal III 1
University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Anchorage AK Public II 1
University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Nanooks Fairbanks AK Public II 3
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport Purple Knights Bridgeport CT Private II 1
University of Central Missouri Central Missouri Mules[o] Warrensburg MO Public II 1
University of Charleston Charleston (West Virginia) Golden Eagles Charleston WV Private II 1
University of La Verne La Verne Leopards La Verne CA Private III 2
University of Minnesota Duluth Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Duluth MN Public II 2
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive Trojans Mount Olive NC Private II 1
University of North Georgia North Georgia Nighthawks Dahlonega GA Public II 1
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Pitt–Bradford Panthers Bradford PA Public III 1
University of Redlands Redlands Bulldogs Redlands CA Private III 2
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Wisconsin–Eau Claire Blugolds Eau Claire WI Public III 1
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Wisconsin–La Crosse Eagles La Crosse WI Public III 1
University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Wisconsin–Oshkosh Titans Oshkosh WI Public III 1
University of Wisconsin–Stout Wisconsin–Stout Blue Devils Menomonie WI Public III 1
University of Wisconsin–Whitewater Wisconsin–Whitewater Warhawks Whitewater WI Public III 2
Upper Iowa University Upper Iowa Peacocks Fayette IA Private II 1
Ursinus College Ursinus Bears Collegeville PA Private III 1
Ursuline College Ursuline Arrows Pepper Pike OH Private II 1
Utica College Utica Pioneers Utica NY Private III 1
Vassar College Vassar Brewers Poughkeepsie NY Private III 1
Virginia State University Virginia State Trojans Ettrick VA Public II 1
Virginia Union University Virginia Union Panthers Richmond VA Private II 1
Walsh University Walsh Cavaliers North Canton OH Private II 1
Washington & Jefferson College Washington & Jefferson Presidents Washington PA Private III 2
Wayne State College Wayne State (Nebraska) Wildcats Wayne NE Public II 1
Wayne State University Wayne State (Michigan) Warriors Detroit MI Public II 1
Wellesley College Wellesley Blue Wellesley MA Private III 2
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester Golden Rams West Chester PA Public II 1
Westminster College Westminster Griffins Salt Lake City UT Private II 1
Whittier College Whittier Poets Whittier CA Private III 2
Williams College Williams Ephs Williamstown MA Private III 1
Wilmington University Wilmington Wildcats New Castle DE Private II 1
Wilson College Wilson Phoenix Chambersburg PA Private III 1
Winona State University Winona State Warriors Winona MN Public II 1
Wittenberg University Wittenberg Tigers Springfield OH Private III 1
Yeshiva University Yeshiva Maccabees New York NY Private III 2

Future partial members[edit]

These schools that are members of other divisions have announced their intentions to field one team at the Division I level sometime after the 2022–23 seasons.

Years of joining reflect calendar years. For schools that will play only spring sports at the D-I level, the calendar year of joining is the year before the first season of competition.

School Name Common Name Teams Location State Type Division Joining
Augustana University Augustana (South Dakota) Vikings Sioux Falls SD Private II 2023[14]
Thomas More University Thomas More Saints Crestview Hills KY Private II 2023

Notes[edit]

  • a As a part if its transition out of Division I, Hartford will join a Division III conference in 2023.[15]
  • b BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF will join the Big 12 Conference in 2023.[16]
  • c Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, UAB, and UTSA will join the American Athletic Conference in 2023.[17]
  • d Jacksonville State, Liberty, New Mexico State, and Sam Houston will join Conference USA in 2023.[18]
  • e Lamar will join the Southland Conference in 2023.[19]
  • f Oklahoma and Texas will join the Southeastern Conference in 2025.[20]
  • g Dixie State University will be renamed Utah Tech University on July 1, 2022.[21]
  • h Alabama A&M, Georgia, and South Carolina State use the name Lady Bulldogs for their women's teams.
  • i Alabama State and Delaware State use the name Lady Hornets for their women's teams.
  • j Alcorn State uses the name Lady Braves for its women's teams.
  • k Arkansas–Pine Bluff uses the name Golden Lady Lions for its women's teams.
  • l Campbell uses the name Lady Camels for its women's teams.
  • m Centenary uses the name Ladies for its women's teams.
  • n Central Arkansas uses the name Sugar Bears for its women's teams.
  • o Central Missouri uses the name Jennies for its women's teams.
  • p Central State uses the name Lady Marauders for its women's teams.
  • q East Carolina and Hampton use the name Lady Pirates for their women's teams.
  • r Fayetteville State uses the name Lady Broncos for its women's teams.
  • s Florida A&M uses the name Lady Rattlers for its women's teams.
  • u Georgia Southern and Southern Miss use the name Lady Eagles for their women's teams.
  • v Grambling, Jackson State, Tennessee State, and Texas Southern use the name Lady Tigers for their women's teams, while LSU uses it for select women's teams.
  • w Hawaiʻi uses the name Rainbow Wahine for its women's teams.
  • x Howard uses the name Lady Bison for its women's teams.
  • y Johnson C. Smith uses the name Lady Golden Bulls for its women's teams.
  • z Kennesaw State uses the name Lady Owls for its women's teams.
  • aa Kentucky State uses the name Thorobrettes for its women's teams.
  • ab Lamar uses the name Lady Cardinals for its women's teams.
  • ac Liberty uses the name Lady Flames for its women's teams.
  • ad Lipscomb uses the name Lady Bisons for its women's teams.
  • ae Louisiana Tech uses the name Lady Techsters for its women's teams.
  • af Manhattan uses the name Lady Jaspers for its women's teams.
  • ag Maryland Eastern Shore uses the name Lady Hawks for its women's teams.
  • ah McNeese, Oklahoma State, and Wyoming use the name Cowgirls for their women's teams.
  • ai Mississippi Valley State uses the name Devilettes for its women's teams.
  • aj Morgan State uses the name Lady Bears for their women's teams, while Missouri State uses it for its women's basketball team.
  • ak Montana uses the name Lady Griz for its women's basketball team.
  • al Northwestern State uses the name Lady Demons for its women's teams.
  • am Old Dominion uses the name Lady Monarchs for its women's teams but not its volleyball team.
  • an Prairie View A&M uses the name Lady Panthers for its women's teams.
  • ao Rhode Island College uses the name Anchorwomen for its women's teams.
  • ap Southeastern Louisiana uses the name Lady Lions for their women's teams, while Penn State uses it for its women's basketball team.
  • aq Southern uses the name Lady Jaguars for its women's teams.
  • ar Stephen F. Austin uses the name Ladyjacks for its women's teams.
  • as Tennessee uses the name Lady Volunteers for select women's teams.
  • at Texas Tech uses the name Lady Raiders for select women's teams.
  • au UMass uses the name Minutewomen for its women's teams.
  • av Union College uses the name Dutchwomen for its women's teams.
  • aw UNLV uses the names Lady Rebels and Runnin' Rebels for its women's basketball team and its men's basketball team, respectively.
  • ax USC uses the name Women of Troy in addition to the name Trojans for its women's teams.
  • ay Utah uses the names Red Rocks and Runnin' Utes in addition to the name Utes for its women's gymnastics team and its men's basketball team, respectively.
  • az Western Kentucky uses the name Lady Toppers for its women's teams.
  • ba Cal Lutheran uses the name Regals for its women's teams.
  • bb A combined team of Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College.
  • bc The combined team of Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Scripps College uses the name Athenas for its women's teams.
  • bd A combined team of Pomona College and Pitzer College.
  • be The school does not sponsor women's basketball.

See also[edit]

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