List of NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament bids by school
This is a list of NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament bids by school, at the conclusion of the 2016 conference tournaments. As of 2015, there are a total of 64 bids possible (22 automatic qualifiers, 42 at-large).
- Teams in bold participated in the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.
- Appearances include those made by schools in the NCAA College Division Men's Basketball Tournament, the direct predecessor to the current Division II and Division III tournaments. The NCAA did not adopt its current three-division alignment until the 1973–74 school year, when the College Division was split into Divisions II and III.
- School names reflect those in current use by their respective athletic programs, not necessarily those used when a school made an appearance in the Division II tournament. For example, Philadelphia University was known as Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (athletically "Philadelphia Textile") when it won its NCAA title in 1970, and Omaha used its institutional identity of Nebraska–Omaha when it made all of its D-II tournament appearances.
*Tournament appearance vacated
Teams with no appearances
The following active Division II teams are still awaiting their first tournament bids, as of 2017.
- California Collegiate Athletic Association – Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal State San Marcos
- Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference – Chestnut Hill, Concordia (NY), Georgian Court, Goldey-Beacom, Nyack, Post (CT), Wilmington
- Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Chowan, Lincoln (PA)
- Conference Carolinas – Converse, Emmanuel (GA), Erskine, Lees-McRae, Southern Wesleyan
- East Coast Conference – Daemen, Mercy, Molloy, Roberts Wesleyan
- Great American Conference – Northwestern Oklahoma State, Oklahoma Baptist, Southern Arkansas, Southern Nazarene
- Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Lake Erie, Ohio Dominican, Tiffin, Walsh
- Great Lakes Valley Conference – Illinois-Springfield, McKendree, Maryville, William Jewell
- Great Midwest Athletic Conference – Cedarville, Davis & Elkins, Malone, Ohio Valley, Trevecca Nazarene, Ursuline
- Great Northwest Athletic Conference – Concordia (OR), Northwest Nazarene, Saint Martin's, Simon Fraser
- Gulf South Conference – Lee, Shorter, West Florida
- Heartland Conference – Oklahoma Christian, Oklahoma Panhandle State, Rogers State
- Lone Star Conference – Western New Mexico
- Mid–America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – Lindenwood
- Mountain East Conference – Notre Dame (OH), Shepherd, Urbana, Virginia-Wise
- Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – Concordia–St. Paul, Minnesota-Crookston, Minot State, Sioux Falls
- Pacific West Conference – Academy of Art, Concordia–Irvine, Dominican (CA), Fresno Pacific, Holy Names, Notre Dame de Namur, Point Loma Nazarene
- Peach Belt Conference – Auburn-Montgomery, Flagler, North Georgia, Young Harris
- Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – Seton Hill
- Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Black Hills State, Chadron State, South Dakota Mines, Westminster
- South Atlantic Conference – Coker, Mars Hill, Newberry
- Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Paine, Spring Hill
- Sunshine State Conference – Embry-Riddle, Nova Southeastern, Palm Beach Atlantic
- Independent - Oakland City
Former Division II members
- Teams in italics are not currently in NCAA Division II.
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
- NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship
- NAIA Men's Basketball Championships
- NAIA Women's Basketball Championships
- 1 Vacated appearances are not included in the totals.
- 2 Wins in third-place games, regional or national, are not included.
- D1 Program has since joined Division I.
- D3 Program has since joined Division III.
- NAIA Program has since departed the NCAA to join the NAIA.
- DISC Program has been discontinued or the university has closed.
- UTPA Texas–Pan American ceased to exist in 2015, when its merger with Texas–Brownsville, forming UTRGV, was finalized. However, the UTPA athletic program continues to exist, as it was transferred intact to UTRGV.