List of NCAA Division I men's soccer programs

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This is a list of men's college soccer programs in the United States, that play in NCAA Division I. As of the most recent 2018 NCAA Division I men's soccer season, 206 schools in the United States sponsor Division I varsity men's soccer; 205 of these schools are full Division I members, and one (California Baptist) has begun a transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. This list reflects each team's conference affiliation as of the 2018 season.[1]

Current Division I schools[edit]

Institution Location State Type Nickname Conference Primary conference
University at Albany, SUNY
Albany New York State Great Danes America East Conference
Binghamton University Binghamton New York State Bearcats America East Conference
University of Hartford West Hartford Connecticut Private/Nonsectarian Hawks America East Conference
University of New Hampshire Durham New Hampshire State Wildcats America East Conference
Stony Brook University Stony Brook New York State Seawolves America East Conference
University of Massachusetts Lowell
(UMass Lowell)
Lowell Massachusetts State River Hawks America East Conference
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore County Maryland State Retrievers America East Conference
University of Vermont Burlington Vermont State Catamounts America East Conference
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio State Bearcats American Athletic Conference
University of Connecticut Storrs Connecticut State Huskies American Athletic Conference
University of Memphis Memphis Tennessee State Tigers American Athletic Conference
Southern Methodist University
Dallas Texas Private/Methodist Mustangs American Athletic Conference
University of South Florida Tampa Florida State Bulls American Athletic Conference
Temple University Philadelphia Pennsylvania State-related Owls American Athletic Conference
University of Tulsa Tulsa Oklahoma Private/Presbyterian Golden Hurricane American Athletic Conference
University of Central Florida
Orlando Florida State Knights American Athletic Conference
Davidson College Davidson North Carolina Private/Presbyterian Wildcats Atlantic 10 Conference
University of Dayton Dayton Ohio Private/Catholic Flyers Atlantic 10 Conference
Duquesne University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Dukes Atlantic 10 Conference
Fordham University The Bronx, New York City New York Private/Catholic Rams Atlantic 10 Conference
George Mason University Fairfax Virginia State Patriots Atlantic 10 Conference
George Washington University Washington D.C. Private/Nonsectarian Colonials Atlantic 10 Conference
La Salle University Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Explorers Atlantic 10 Conference
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst Massachusetts State Minutemen Atlantic 10 Conference
University of Rhode Island Kingston Rhode Island State Rams Atlantic 10 Conference
St. Bonaventure University Allegany New York Private/Catholic Bonnies Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Hawks Atlantic 10 Conference
Saint Louis University St. Louis Missouri Private/Catholic Billikens Atlantic 10 Conference
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond Virginia State Rams Atlantic 10 Conference
Boston College Chestnut Hill Massachusetts Private/Catholic Eagles Atlantic Coast Conference
Clemson University Clemson South Carolina State Tigers Atlantic Coast Conference
Duke University Durham North Carolina Private/Nonsectarian Blue Devils Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Louisville Louisville Kentucky State Cardinals Atlantic Coast Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(North Carolina)
Chapel Hill North Carolina State Tar Heels Atlantic Coast Conference
North Carolina State University Raleigh North Carolina State Wolfpack Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Notre Dame South Bend Indiana Private/Catholic Fighting Irish Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania State-related Panthers Atlantic Coast Conference
Syracuse University Syracuse New York Private/Methodist Orange Atlantic Coast Conference
University of Virginia Charlottesville Virginia State Cavaliers Atlantic Coast Conference
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University

(Virginia Tech)
Blacksburg Virginia State Hokies Atlantic Coast Conference
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem North Carolina Private/Nonsectarian Demon Deacons Atlantic Coast Conference
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers Florida State Eagles ASUN Conference
Jacksonville University Jacksonville Florida Private/Nonsectarian Dolphins ASUN Conference
Liberty University Lynchburg Virginia Private/Christian Flames ASUN Conference
Lipscomb University Nashville Tennessee Private/Churches of Christ Bisons ASUN Conference
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark New Jersey State Highlanders ASUN Conference
University of North Florida Jacksonville Florida State Ospreys ASUN Conference
Stetson University DeLand Florida Private/Nonsectarian Hatters ASUN Conference
Butler University Indianapolis Indiana Private/Nonsectarian Bulldogs Big East Conference
Creighton University Omaha Nebraska Private/Catholic Bluejays Big East Conference
DePaul University Chicago Illinois Private/Catholic Blue Demons Big East Conference
Georgetown University Washington D.C. Private/Catholic Hoyas Big East Conference
Marquette University Milwaukee Wisconsin Private/Catholic Golden Eagles Big East Conference
Providence College Providence Rhode Island Private/Catholic Friars Big East Conference
St. John's University New York City New York Private/Catholic Red Storm Big East Conference
Seton Hall University South Orange New Jersey Private/Catholic Pirates Big East Conference
Villanova University Radnor Township Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Wildcats Big East Conference
Xavier University Cincinnati Ohio Private/Catholic Musketeers Big East Conference
Campbell University Buies Creek North Carolina Private/Baptist Fighting Camels Big South Conference
Gardner–Webb University Boiling Springs North Carolina Private/Baptist Runnin' Bulldogs Big South Conference
High Point University High Point North Carolina Private/Methodist Panthers Big South Conference
Longwood University Farmville Virginia State Lancers Big South Conference
Presbyterian College Clinton South Carolina Private/Presbyterian Blue Hose Big South Conference
Radford University Radford Virginia State Highlanders Big South Conference
University of North Carolina at Asheville
(UNC Asheville)
Asheville North Carolina State Bulldogs Big South Conference
University of South Carolina Upstate
(USC Upstate)
Spartanburg South Carolina State Spartans Big South Conference
Winthrop University Rock Hill South Carolina State Eagles Big South Conference
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington Indiana State Hoosiers Big Ten Conference
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park Maryland State Terrapins Big Ten Conference
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan State Wolverines Big Ten Conference
Michigan State University East Lansing Michigan State Spartans Big Ten Conference
Northwestern University Evanston Illinois Private/Non-sectarian Wildcats Big Ten Conference
Ohio State University Columbus Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten Conference
Pennsylvania State University
(Penn State)
State College Pennsylvania State-related Nittany Lions Big Ten Conference
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
New Brunswick New Jersey State-private hybrid Scarlet Knights Big Ten Conference
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison Wisconsin State Badgers Big Ten Conference
California Polytechnic State University
(Cal Poly)
San Luis Obispo California State Mustangs Big West Conference
California State University, Fullerton
(Cal State Fullerton)
Fullerton California State Titans Big West Conference
California State University, Northridge
(Cal State Northridge/CSUN)
Northridge, Los Angeles California State Matadors Big West Conference
California State University, Sacramento
(Sacramento State)
Sacramento California State Hornets Big West Conference Big Sky Conference
University of California, Davis
(UC Davis)
Davis California State Aggies Big West Conference
University of California, Irvine
(UC Irvine)
Irvine California State Anteaters Big West Conference
University of California, Riverside
(UC Riverside)
Riverside California State Highlanders Big West Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara
(UC Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara California State Gauchos Big West Conference
College of Charleston (Charleston) Charleston South Carolina State Cougars Colonial Athletic Association
University of Delaware Newark Delaware Private-state hybrid Fightin' Blue Hens Colonial Athletic Association
Drexel University Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Nonsectarian Dragons Colonial Athletic Association
Elon University Elon North Carolina Private/Nonsectarian Phoenix Colonial Athletic Association
Hofstra University Hempstead New York Private/Nonsectarian Pride Colonial Athletic Association
James Madison University Harrisonburg Virginia State Dukes Colonial Athletic Association
Northeastern University Boston Massachusetts Private/Nonsectarian Huskies Colonial Athletic Association
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
(UNC Wilmington/UNCW)
Wilmington North Carolina State Seahawks Colonial Athletic Association
College of William & Mary
(William & Mary)
Williamsburg Virginia State Tribe Colonial Athletic Association
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte North Carolina State 49ers Conference USA
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton Florida State Owls Conference USA
Florida International University
University Park Florida State Panthers Conference USA
University of Kentucky Lexington Kentucky State Wildcats Conference USA Southeastern Conference
Marshall University Huntington West Virginia State Thundering Herd Conference USA
University of New Mexico[a] Albuquerque New Mexico State Lobos Conference USA Mountain West Conference
Old Dominion University Norfolk Virginia State Monarchs Conference USA
University of South Carolina Columbia South Carolina State Gamecocks Conference USA Southeastern Conference
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham Alabama State Blazers Conference USA
Cleveland State University Cleveland Ohio State Vikings Horizon League
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Michigan Private/Catholic Titans Horizon League
University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
(Green Bay)
Green Bay Wisconsin State Phoenix Horizon League
Indiana University –
Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis Indiana State Jaguars Horizon League
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Milwaukee Wisconsin State Panthers Horizon League
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights Kentucky State Norse Horizon League
Oakland University Auburn Hills & Rochester Hills Michigan State Golden Grizzlies Horizon League
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago Illinois State Flames Horizon League
Wright State University Fairborn Ohio State Raiders Horizon League
Brown University Providence Rhode Island Private/Nonsectarian Bears Ivy League
Columbia University New York City New York Private/Nonsectarian Lions Ivy League
Cornell University Ithaca New York Private/Statutory state Big Red Ivy League
Dartmouth College Hanover New Hampshire Private/Nonsectarian Big Green Ivy League
Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts Private/Nonsectarian Crimson Ivy League
Princeton University Princeton New Jersey Private/Nonsectarian Tigers Ivy League
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Private/Nonsectarian Quakers Ivy League
Yale University New Haven Connecticut Private/Nonsectarian Bulldogs Ivy League
Canisius College Buffalo New York Private/Catholic Golden Griffins Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Fairfield University Fairfield Connecticut Private/Catholic Stags Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Iona College New Rochelle New York Private/Catholic Gaels Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Manhattan College The Bronx, New York City New York Private/Catholic Jaspers Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Marist College Poughkeepsie New York Private/Catholic Red Foxes Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Monmouth University West Long Branch New Jersey Private/Nonsectarian Hawks Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Niagara University Lewiston New York Private/Catholic Purple Eagles Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Quinnipiac University Hamden Connecticut Private/Nonsectarian Bobcats Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Rider University Lawrenceville New Jersey Private/Nonsectarian Broncs Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Saint Peter's University Jersey City New Jersey Private/Catholic Peacocks Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Siena College Loudonville New York Private/Catholic Saints Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
University of Akron Akron Ohio State Zips Mid-American Conference
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green Ohio State Falcons Mid-American Conference
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb Illinois State Huskies Mid-American Conference
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo Michigan State Broncos Mid-American Conference
West Virginia University Morgantown West Virginia State Mountaineers Mid-American Conference Big 12 Conference
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
(SIU Edwardsville/SIUE)
Edwardsville Illinois State Cougars Mid-American Conference Ohio Valley Conference
Bradley University Peoria Illinois Private/Nonsectarian Braves Missouri Valley Conference
University of Central Arkansas Conway Arkansas State Bears Missouri Valley Conference[b] Southland Conference
Drake University Des Moines Iowa Private/Nonsectarian Bulldogs Missouri Valley Conference
University of Evansville Evansville Indiana Private/Methodist Purple Aces Missouri Valley Conference
Loyola University Chicago Chicago Illinois Private/Catholic Ramblers Missouri Valley Conference
Missouri State University Springfield Missouri State Bears Missouri Valley Conference
Valparaiso University Valparaiso Indiana Private/Lutheran Crusaders Missouri Valley Conference
Bryant University Smithfield Rhode Island Private/Nonsectarian Bulldogs Northeast Conference
Central Connecticut State University New Britain Connecticut State Blue Devils Northeast Conference
Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison & Florham Park New Jersey Private/Nonsectarian Knights Northeast Conference
Long Island University
(LIU Brooklyn)[c]
Brooklyn, New York City[d] New York Private/Nonsectarian Blackbirds[e] Northeast Conference[f]
Mount St. Mary's University Emmitsburg Maryland Private/Catholic Mount St. Mary's Northeast Conference
Robert Morris University Moon Township Pennsylvania Private/Nonsectarian Colonials Northeast Conference
Sacred Heart University Fairfield Connecticut Private/Catholic Pioneers Northeast Conference
St. Francis College
(St. Francis Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Heights, New York City New York Private/Catholic Terriers Northeast Conference
Saint Francis University
(Saint Francis (PA))
Loretto Pennsylvania Private/Catholic Red Flash Northeast Conference
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley California State Golden Bears Pac-12 Conference
Oregon State University Corvallis Oregon State Beavers Pac-12 Conference
San Diego State University San Diego California State Aztecs Pac-12 Conference Mountain West Conference
Stanford University Stanford California Private/Non-sectarian Cardinal Pac-12 Conference
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles California State Bruins Pac-12 Conference
University of Washington Seattle Washington State Huskies Pac-12 Conference
American University Washington D.C. Private/Methodist Eagles Patriot League
United States Military Academy
(Army/West Point)
West Point New York Federal academy Black Knights Patriot League
Boston University Boston Massachusetts Private/Methodist Terriers Patriot League
Bucknell University Lewisburg Pennsylvania Private/Nonsectarian Bison Patriot League
Colgate University Hamilton New York Private/Nonsectarian Raiders Patriot League
College of the Holy Cross Worcester Massachusetts Private/Catholic Crusaders Patriot League
Lafayette College Easton Pennsylvania Private/Presbyterian Leopards Patriot League
Lehigh University Bethlehem Pennsylvania Private/Nonsectarian Mountain Hawks Patriot League
Loyola University Maryland Baltimore Maryland Private/Catholic Greyhounds Patriot League
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis Maryland Federal academy Midshipmen Patriot League
Belmont University Nashville Tennessee Private/Christian Bruins Southern Conference Ohio Valley Conference
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City Tennessee State Buccaneers Southern Conference
Furman University Greenville South Carolina Private/Nonsectarian Paladins Southern Conference
Mercer University Macon Georgia Private/Nonsectarian Bears Southern Conference
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(UNC Greensboro)
Greensboro North Carolina State Spartans Southern Conference
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington Virginia State Keydets Southern Conference
Wofford College Spartanburg South Carolina Private/Methodist Terriers Southern Conference
University of Denver Denver Colorado Private/Nonsectarian Pioneers The Summit League
Eastern Illinois University Charleston Illinois State Panthers The Summit League Ohio Valley Conference
University of Nebraska Omaha
Omaha Nebraska State Mavericks The Summit League
Oral Roberts University Tulsa Oklahoma Private/Christian Golden Eagles The Summit League
Purdue University Fort Wayne
(Purdue Fort Wayne)
Fort Wayne Indiana State Mastodons The Summit League
Western Illinois University Macomb Illinois State Leathernecks The Summit League
Appalachian State University Boone North Carolina State Mountaineers Sun Belt Conference
Coastal Carolina University Conway South Carolina State Chanticleers Sun Belt Conference
Georgia Southern University Statesboro Georgia State Eagles Sun Belt Conference
Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia State Panthers Sun Belt Conference
Howard University Washington D.C. Private/Nonsectarian Bison Sun Belt Conference Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Gonzaga University Spokane Washington Private/Catholic Bulldogs West Coast Conference
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles California Private/Catholic Lions West Coast Conference
University of the Pacific Stockton California Private/Methodist Tigers West Coast Conference
University of Portland Portland Oregon Private/Catholic Pilots West Coast Conference
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga California Private/Catholic Gaels West Coast Conference
University of San Diego San Diego California Private/Catholic Toreros West Coast Conference
University of San Francisco San Francisco California Private/Catholic Dons West Coast Conference
Santa Clara University Santa Clara California Private/Catholic Broncos West Coast Conference
United States Air Force Academy
(Air Force)
Colorado Springs Colorado Federal academy Falcons Western Athletic Conference Mountain West Conference
California State University, Bakersfield
(Cal State Bakersfield/CSUB)
Bakersfield California State Roadrunners Western Athletic Conference
California Baptist University[g] Riverside California Private/Baptist Lancers Western Athletic Conference
Grand Canyon University Phoenix Arizona Private/Christian Antelopes Western Athletic Conference
Houston Baptist University Houston Texas Private/Baptist Huskies Western Athletic Conference Southland Conference
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio & Alamo Heights Texas Private/Catholic Cardinals Western Athletic Conference Southland Conference
San Jose State University San Jose California State Spartans Western Athletic Conference Mountain West Conference
Seattle University Seattle Washington Private/Catholic Redhawks Western Athletic Conference
University of Missouri–Kansas City
Kansas City Missouri State Kangaroos Western Athletic Conference
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Paradise Nevada State Rebels Western Athletic Conference Mountain West Conference
Utah Valley University Orem Utah State Wolverines Western Athletic Conference
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg & Rio Grande Valley Texas State Vaqueros Western Athletic Conference
  1. ^ Despite the program's many successes, the University of New Mexico's Board of Regents, for economic reasons, voted to discontinue the men's soccer program, along with three other sports teams, after the 2018 season.[2]
  2. ^ Central Arkansas will move men's soccer to the Sun Belt Conference in 2019.[3]
  3. ^ After the 2018–19 school year, Long Island University will merge the Division I athletic program of its Brooklyn campus with the Division II athletic program of its Post campus, creating a single Division I program that will compete under the LIU name.[4]
  4. ^ LIU has announced that the unified men's soccer program will move to the Post campus in Brookville, New York.[4]
  5. ^ The Blackbirds nickname will presumably be retired after the athletic merger. The new LIU nickname will be selected by alumni and students of both campuses (Brooklyn and Post).[4]
  6. ^ The unified LIU athletic program will inherit the Northeast Conference membership of the Brooklyn campus.[4]
  7. ^ California Baptist began a transition from Division II to Division I with the 2018–19 school year. CBU becomes a full D-I member with the 2022–23 school year.

Scheduled additions[edit]

One school is currently scheduled to add men's soccer to its athletic programs. Three other schools that currently sponsor men's soccer at the Division II level have announced that they will transition to Division I in the near future.

Institution Location State Type Nickname Conference Primary Conference Starting
Chicago State University Chicago Illinois Public Cougars Western Athletic Conference –?– ‡ [5]
  • ‡ = Chicago State was expected to add men's soccer by 2014. The school eventually budgeted the sport for the 2016–17 school year. However, the State of Illinois' continuing budgetary problems and the school's own critical financial problems have repeatedly set this back. With the school's current financial situation and the needs of the athletic program, in April 2016, the University Budget Committee recommended that the Athletic Department "... study the benefits of being Division 1 or another division." [6]
List of NCAA Division II Institutions scheduled for Upward Transition
School Location State Type Team Future Conference Making Transition Starting Full Membership
University of California, San Diego San Diego California Public Tritons Big West Conference From D-II to D-I 2020–21 July 2024 [7]
Merrimack College North Andover Massachusetts Private/Catholic Warriors Northeast Conference From D-II to D-I 2019–20 July 2023 [8]
Dixie State University St. George Utah Public Trailblazers Western Athletic Conference From D-II to D-I 2020–21 July 2024 [9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NCAA Sports Sponsorship: Division I Men's Soccer". NCAA.otg. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "UNM Regents vote to cut four sports programs". Hubbard Broadcasting Company. 22 July 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Men's Soccer to Join Sun Belt as Associate Member in 2019" (Press release). UCA Athletics. September 6, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "One LIU: Frequently Asked Questions". Long Island University. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Chicago State University Joins Western Athletic Conference". Chicago State University. December 5, 2012. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "University Budget Committee minutes" (PDF). Chicago State University. April 26, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Cal State Bakersfield, UC San Diego to join Big West in 2020". The Washington Post. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "Merrimack Accepts Invitation to Join Northeast Conference". Northeast Conference/ September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Blazing a New Trail: Dixie State Accepts Invitation to Join Western Athletic Conference" (Press release). Dixie State Trailblazers. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.