List of college athletic programs in Florida

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Notes:

  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but that school's sports program is now called simply "Charleston").
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.

NCAA[edit]

Division I[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
Bethune–Cookman Wildcats Bethune–Cookman University Daytona Beach MEAC FCS Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
FIU Panthers Florida International University Miami C-USA FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Florida Gators University of Florida Gainesville SEC FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Florida A&M Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Florida A&M University Tallahassee MEAC FCS Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Florida Atlantic Owls Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton C-USA FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers Atlantic Sun No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Florida State Seminoles Florida State University Tallahassee ACC FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Jacksonville Dolphins Jacksonville University Jacksonville Atlantic Sun FCS [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miami Hurricanes University of Miami Coral Gables ACC FBS Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
North Florida Ospreys University of North Florida Jacksonville Atlantic Sun No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Florida Bulls University of South Florida Tampa The American FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stetson Hatters Stetson University DeLand Atlantic Sun FCS [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCF Knights University of Central Florida Orlando The American FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. ^ a b Jacksonville and Stetson's football teams compete in the Pioneer Football League.

Division II[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
Barry Buccaneers Barry University Miami Shores Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eckerd Tritons Eckerd College St. Petersburg Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Embry–Riddle Eagles Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Daytona Beach Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flagler Saints Flagler College St. Augustine Peach Belt No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Florida Southern Moccasins Florida Southern College Lakeland Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Florida Tech Panthers Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne Sunshine State Yes [a] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lynn Fighting Knights Lynn University Boca Raton Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nova Southeastern Sharks Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rollins Tars Rollins College Winter Park Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Saint Leo Lions Saint Leo University Saint Leo Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tampa Spartans University of Tampa Tampa Sunshine State No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
West Florida Argonauts University of West Florida Pensacola Gulf South Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. ^ Florida Tech's football team competes in the Gulf South Conference.

NAIA[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
Ave Maria Gyrenes Ave Maria University Ave Maria The Sun Yes [a] D2 D2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Edward Waters Tigers Edward Waters College Jacksonville Gulf Coast Yes [b] D1 D1 Yes [c] Yes [c] No No
Florida College Falcons Florida College Temple Terrace Southern States No D1 D1 No No Yes Yes
Florida Memorial Lions Florida Memorial University Miami Gardens The Sun No [d] D2 D2 Yes No Yes Yes
Florida National Conquistadors [e] Florida National University Hialeah Independent No D1 D1 Yes No Yes Yes
Johnson & Wales–North Miami Wildcats Johnson & Wales University North Miami North Miami The Sun No D2 D2 No No Yes Yes
Keiser Seahawks Keiser University West Palm Beach The Sun Yes [a] D2 D2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
St. Thomas Bobcats St. Thomas University Miami Gardens The Sun No [f] D2 D2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southeastern Fire Southeastern University Lakeland The Sun Yes [a] D2 D2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warner Royals Warner University Lake Wales The Sun Yes [a] D2 D2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Webber International Warriors Webber International University Babson Park The Sun Yes [a] D2 D2 Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. ^ a b c d e The football teams of Ave Maria, Keiser, Southeastern, Warner, and Webber International all compete in the Mid-South Conference.
  2. ^ Edward Waters' football team competes in the Mid-South Conference but will play as an independent beginning in 2019–20.
  3. ^ a b Edward Waters's baseball and softball teams compete as independents.
  4. ^ Florida Memorial's football team will begin play in 2020–21.
  5. ^ Florida National is a first-year NAIA member in 2018–19 and ineligible for NAIA championships.
  6. ^ St. Thomas's football team will begin play in 2019–20, and will compete in the Mid-South Conference.

NJCAA[edit]

Division I[edit]

Team School City Conference
ASA College Miami Silver Storm ASA College Miami Miami Southern
Broward Seahawks Broward College Davie Southern
Central Florida Patriots College of Central Florida Ocala Mid-Florida
Chipola Indians Chipola College Marianna Panhandle
Daytona State Falcons Daytona State College Daytona Beach Mid-Florida
Eastern Florida State Titans Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Southern
Florida SouthWestern Buccaneers Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers Suncoast
Florida State College Blue Wave Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Mid-Florida
Gulf Coast Commodores Gulf Coast State College Panama City Panhandle
Hillsborough Hawks Hillsborough Community College Tampa Suncoast
Indian River State Pioneers Indian River State College Fort Pierce Southern
Lake Sumter Lakehawks Lake-Sumter State College Leesburg Mid-Florida
Miami-Dade Sharks Miami-Dade College Miami Southern
Northwest Florida State Raiders Northwest Florida State Niceville Panhandle
Palm Beach Panthers Palm Beach State College Lake Worth Southern
Pensacola Pirates Pensacola State College Pensacola Panhandle
Polk Eagles Polk State College Winter Haven Suncoast
St. Johns River Vikings St. Johns River State College Palatka Mid-Florida
St. Petersburg Titans St. Petersburg College St. Petersburg Suncoast
Santa Fe Saints Santa Fe College Gainesville Mid-Florida
Seminole Raiders Seminole State College of Florida Sanford Mid-Florida
South Florida Panthers South Florida State College Avon Park Suncoast
State College of Florida Manatees State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton Suncoast
Tallahassee Eagles Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee Panhandle

Division II[edit]

Team School City Conference
Florida Gateway Timberwolves Florida Gateway College Lake City Independent
Pasco–Hernando Conquistadors Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richie Independent

NCCAA[edit]

Team School City Conference
Johnson Suns Johnson University Florida Kissimmee DII South
Pensacola Christian Eagles Pensacola Christian College Pensacola DII South
Trinity Tigers Trinity College Trinity DII South
Trinity Baptist Eagles Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville DII South
Warner Royals Warner University Lake Wales DI South

See also[edit]