List of college athletic programs in Michigan

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  • 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, such as the College of 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.


Division I[edit]

Team School City Primary conference
Central Michigan Chippewas Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant Mid-American[a]
Detroit Mercy Titans University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Horizon[b]
Eastern Michigan Eagles Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti Mid-American[c]
Michigan Wolverines University of Michigan Ann Arbor Big Ten
Michigan State Spartans Michigan State University East Lansing Big Ten
Oakland Golden Grizzlies Oakland University Rochester Horizon
Western Michigan Broncos Western Michigan University Kalamazoo Mid-American[d]
  1. ^ Central Michigan is a member of the Southern Conference in women's lacrosse, a sport not sponsored by the MAC.
  2. ^ Detroit is a member of two different conferences in lacrosse, a sport that the Horizon League does not sponsor for either sex. Men play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and women in the Southern Conference.
  3. ^ Eastern Michigan is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in women's rowing, a sport not sponsored by the MAC.
  4. ^ Western Michigan is a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference in men's ice hockey, a sport not sponsored by the MAC.

Division II[edit]

Team School City Conference
Davenport Panthers Davenport University Grand Rapids Great Lakes
Ferris State Bulldogs Ferris State University Big Rapids Great Lakes[a]
Grand Valley State Lakers Grand Valley State University Allendale Great Lakes
Hillsdale Chargers Hillsdale College Hillsdale Great Lakes
Lake Superior State Lakers Lake Superior State University Sault Ste. Marie Great Lakes[a]
Michigan Tech Huskies Michigan Technological University Houghton Great Lakes[a]
Northern Michigan Wildcats Northern Michigan University Marquette Great Lakes[a]
Northwood Timberwolves Northwood University Midland Great Lakes
Saginaw Valley State Cardinals Saginaw Valley State University University Center Great Lakes
Wayne State Warriors Wayne State University Detroit Great Lakes
  1. ^ a b c d Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, and Northern Michigan all field Division I men's ice hockey teams as members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Since the NCAA has not sponsored a Division II national championship since 1998, Division II members are allowed to compete on the same terms as full Division I members in that sport.

Division III[edit]

Team School City Conference
Adrian Bulldogs Adrian College Adrian Michigan
Albion Britons Albion College Albion Michigan
Alma Scots Alma College Alma Michigan
Calvin Knights Calvin College Grand Rapids Michigan
Finlandia Lions Finlandia University Hancock American Collegiate Athletic Association, Northern Collegiate Hockey Association
Hope Flying Dutchmen / Flying Dutch Hope College Holland Michigan
Kalamazoo Hornets Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo Michigan
Olivet Comets Olivet College Olivet Michigan


Team School City Conference
Aquinas Saints Aquinas College Grand Rapids Wolverine-Hoosier
Concordia Cardinals Concordia University, Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Wolverine-Hoosier
Cornerstone Golden Eagles Cornerstone University Grand Rapids Wolverine-Hoosier
Lawrence Blue Devils Lawrence Technological University Southfield Wolverine-Hoosier
Madonna Crusaders Madonna University Livonia Wolverine-Hoosier
Marygrove Mustangs Marygrove College Detroit Wolverine-Hoosier
Rochester Warriors Rochester College Rochester Hills Wolverine-Hoosier
Siena Heights Saints Siena Heights University Adrian Wolverine-Hoosier
Spring Arbor Cougars Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor Crossroads
UM–Dearborn Wolverines University of Michigan–Dearborn Dearborn Wolverine-Hoosier


Team School City Conference
Alpena Lumberjacks Alpena Community College Alpena Michigan CC
Bay College Norse Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba Independent
Delta Pioneers Delta College University Center Michigan CC
Glen Oaks Vikings Glen Oaks Community College Centreville Michigan CC
Gogebic Samsons Gogebic Community College Ironwood Independent
Grand Rapids Raiders Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids Michigan CC
Henry Ford Hawks Henry Ford College Dearborn Michigan CC
Jackson Jets Jackson College Jackson Michigan CC
Kalamazoo Valley Cougars Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo Michigan CC
Kellogg Bruins Kellogg Community College Battle Creek Michigan CC
Kirtland Firebirds Kirtland Community College Roscommon Michigan CC
Lake Michigan Red Hawks Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor Michigan CC
Lansing Stars Lansing Community College Lansing Michigan CC
Macomb Monarchs Macomb Community College Warren Michigan CC
Mid Michigan Lakers Mid Michigan Community College Harrison Michigan CC
Mott Bears Mott Community College Flint Michigan CC
Muskegon Jayhawks Muskegon Community College Muskegon Michigan CC
Oakland Raiders Oakland Community College Waterford Michigan CC
St. Clair County Skippers St. Clair County Community College Port Huron Michigan CC
Schoolcraft Ocelots Schoolcraft College Livonia Michigan CC
Wayne County Wildcats Wayne County Community College District Detroit Michigan CC


Team School City Conference
Grace Bible Tigers Grace Bible College Grand Rapids Independent
Great Lakes Christian Crusaders Great Lakes Christian College Delta Township Independent


Team School City Conference
Andrews Cardinals Andrews University Berrien Springs Independent
Cleary Cougars Cleary University Howell Independent

See also[edit]