List of college athletic programs in South Carolina

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This is a list of college athletics programs in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

NCAA[edit]

Division I[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
Charleston Southern Buccaneers and Lady Bucs Charleston Southern University Charleston Big South FCS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Citadel Bulldogs The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Charleston Southern FCS Yes No Yes No No Yes
Clemson Tigers Clemson University Clemson ACC FBS Yes Yes Yes No [a] Yes Yes
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Lady Chants Coastal Carolina University Conway Sun Belt FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
College of Charleston Cougars College of Charleston Charleston Colonial No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Furman Paladins and Lady Paladins Furman University Greenville Southern FCS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Presbyterian Blue Hose Presbyterian College Clinton Big South FCS [b] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Carolina Gamecocks University of South Carolina Columbia SEC FBS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [c] Yes
South Carolina State Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs South Carolina State University Orangeburg MEAC FCS Yes Yes No Yes No Yes [d]
USC Upstate Spartans University of South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg Big South No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Winthrop Eagles and Lady Eagles Winthrop University Rock Hill Big South No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wofford Terriers Wofford College Spartanburg Southern FCS Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
  1. ^ Clemson's softball team will begin play in 2019–20.
  2. ^ Presbyterian's football team will compete as an independent in 2020–21 and join the Pioneer Football League in 2021–22.
  3. ^ South Carolina's men's soccer team competes in Conference USA.
  4. ^ South Carolina State's women's soccer team competes as an independent.

Division II[edit]

Team School City Conference Sport sponsorship
Foot-
ball
Basketball Base-
ball
Soft-
ball
Soccer
M W M W
Anderson Trojans Anderson University Anderson South Atlantic No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Benedict Tigers Benedict College Columbia SIAC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Claflin Panthers Claflin University Orangeburg CIAA No Yes Yes Yes [a] Yes No No
Coker Cobras Coker College Hartsville South Atlantic No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Converse Valkyries Converse College Spartanburg Carolinas No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Erskine Flying Fleet Erskine College Due West Carolinas No [b] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Francis Marion Patriots Francis Marion University Florence Peach Belt No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lander Bearcats Lander University Greenwood Peach Belt No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Limestone Saints Limestone College Gaffney Carolinas Yes [c] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Newberry Wolves Newberry College Newberry South Atlantic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
North Greenville Crusaders North Greenville University Tigerville Carolinas Yes [d] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southern Wesleyan Warriors Southern Wesleyan University Central Carolinas No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USC Aiken Pacers University of South Carolina Aiken Aiken Peach Belt No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. ^ Claflin's baseball team competes as an independent.
  2. ^ Erskine's football team will begin play in 2020–21. No conference affiliation has been announced.
  3. ^ Limestone's football team competes in the South Atlantic Conference.
  4. ^ North Greenville'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
Allen Yellow Jackets Allen University Columbia Appalachian Yes [a] D2 D2 No Yes No No
CIU Rams Columbia International University Columbia Appalachian No D2 D2 No Yes Yes Yes
Columbia College Koalas Columbia College Columbia Appalachian No No D2 No Yes No Yes
Morris Hornets Morris College Sumter Independent No D2 D2 Yes Yes No No
USC Beaufort Sand Sharks University of South Carolina Beaufort Bluffton The Sun No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Voorhees Tigers Voorhees College Denmark Independent No D2 D2 Yes Yes No No
  1. ^ Allen's football team competes as an independent.

NJCAA[edit]

Team School City Conference
Clinton Golden Bears Clinton Junior College Rock Hill Carolinas JC
Denmark Tech Panthers Denmark Technical College Denmark Carolinas JC
Florence-Darlington Tech Stingers Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence Carolinas JC
Spartanburg Methodist Pioneers Spartanburg Methodist College Spartanburg Carolinas JC
USC-Lancaster Lancers University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancaster Carolinas JC
USC-Salkehatchie Indians University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Allendale Carolinas JC
USC-Sumter Fire Ants University of South Carolina Sumter Sumter Carolinas JC

NCCAA[edit]

Team School City Conference
Columbia International Rams Columbia International University Columbia Division I-South
Bob Jones Bruins Bob Jones University Greenville Division II-South

See also[edit]