List of defunct college football teams

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This is a list of universities in the United States that sponsored football at one time but have since discontinued their programs. The last season that the school fielded a football team is annotated in parentheses.

Division I schools[edit]

School Last
University of Alabama at Birmingham 2014 UAB will reinstate football in the 2017 season.
American University 1941
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 1955 UALR fielded a football team when it was known as Little Rock Junior College
Boston University 1997
Bradley University 1970
California State University, Fullerton 1992
California State University, Long Beach 1991
California State University, Northridge 2001
University of California, Riverside 1975
University of California, Santa Barbara 1991
Canisius College 2002
Carlisle Indian Industrial School 1917 The school closed before college football was aligned into divisions, but it is retroactively considered to have been a "major college" program by the NCAA.
Centenary College of Louisiana 1947
College of Charleston 1923
Creighton University 1942
University of Denver 1960
DePaul University 1938
University of Detroit 1964
Drexel University 1973
University of Evansville 1997
Fairfield University 2002
George Washington University 1966
Gonzaga University 1941
High Point University 1950
Hofstra University 2009
University of Illinois at Chicago 1973
Iona College 2008
La Salle University 2007
Long Island University 1940
Loyola Marymount University 1951 Was known as Loyola University of Los Angeles when playing football.
Loyola University Chicago 1930
Loyola University Maryland 1933
Manhattan College 1942
Marquette University 1960
University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1979
Mount Saint Mary's University 1950
City College of New York 1951
New York University 1952
Niagara University 1950
University of North Carolina at Asheville 1954 UNCA was known as Asheville-Biltmore College when it last competed in football.[1]
Northeastern University 2009
University of the Pacific 1995
Pepperdine University 1961
University of Portland 1949
Providence College [2] 1941
Rider University 1951
St. Bonaventure University 1951
St. Francis College (New York) 1935
St. John's University (New York) 2002
Saint Joseph's University 1939
Saint Louis University 1949
Saint Mary's College of California 2003
Saint Peter's University 2006
University of San Francisco 1971
Santa Clara University 1992
Seton Hall University 1981
Siena College 2003
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 1966 Was known as University of Corpus Christi when football was discontinued.
University of Texas at Arlington 1985
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley c. late
UTRGV traces its athletic history through the University of Texas–Pan American (UTPA), one of the two institutions that merged in 2015 to form the current university. UTPA fielded a football team when it was known as Edinburg Junior College.
University of Vermont 1974
Wichita State University 1986
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee 1974
Xavier University (Ohio) 1973

Non-Division I schools[edit]

School Last
Adelphi University 1953
Alabama Presbyterian College 1917 closed in 1918
University of Alaska Fairbanks 1952
Allen University 2005
Alliance College 1949 closed in 1987
Aquinas College 1951
Arnold College 1953 merged with University of Bridgeport
Athens State University 1949
Atlantic University 1930
Atlantic Christian College 1950 [3] now Barton College
Aurora University 1952
University of Baltimore 1935
Baptist Christian 1982
Bard College 1924
Battle Creek College 1926 now Andrews University
Beaver College 1904 now Arcadia University
Bishop College 1986 closed and absorbed by Paul Quinn College
Blackburn College 2008
Bluefield State College 1980
Boston State College 1974 absorbed into UMass Boston
Bradley University 1970
Brandeis University 1959 [4]
University of Bridgeport 1975
Broaddus College 1921 merged into Alderson Broaddus University, Alderson Broaddus reinstated football in Division II in 2013 [5]
Brooklyn College 1990
California Baptist University 1955
California Institute of Technology 1976
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 1985
California State University, Chico 1996
California State University, Hayward 1993 now California State University, East Bay
California State University, Los Angeles 1977
University of California, San Diego 1968 [6]
Cameron University 1992
Canterbury College (Indiana) 1950
Cedarville University 1953
Champlain College 1953
Christian Brothers University 1922
Claflin University 1965
Clarke Memorial College 1933
Clarkson University 1952
Colorado College 2008 [7]
Concordia College Alabama 2016
Cooper Union 1933
Daniel Baker College 1951
Davis & Elkins College 1953
Detroit Institute of Technology 1951
Dillard University 1965
University of the District of Columbia 1974
Drury University 1932
College of Emporia 1972 [8]
Erskine College 1952
Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck campus) Fairleigh Dickinson's other campus, Florham, currently has a football program in Division III
Federal City 1974 merged with D.C. Teachers College and Washington Technical Institute to form the University of the District of Columbia
Fisk University 1983
Florida N&I 1958 now Florida Memorial University
Florida Southern College 1935
Fort Lauderdale College 1981 now a part of the Everest University system
Frederick College 1967 [9]
Georgia Southwestern State University 2003
Georgia State College 1932 now Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Haskell Indian Nations University 2014
Haverford College 1971
Hiram Scott College 1970
Huntington College 1949
Jarvis Christian College 1966
Keene State College 1929
King College 2003
Knoxville College 1997
Lake Superior State University 1950
Lambuth University 2010 closed in 2011
Lees–McRae College 1993
Leland College 1959 closed in 1960
LeMoyne–Owen College 1950
Lewis University 1956
Lincoln Memorial University 1931
Louisville Municipal 1951 now Simmons College of Kentucky
Loyola University New Orleans 1939
Lubbock Christian University 1982
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 2006 Mansfield began play in sprint football in 2008
University of Massachusetts Boston 2000
University of Massachusetts Lowell 2002
Menlo College 2015
Milligan College 1950
Milton College 1982 closed in 1982
Mississippi Industrial College 1964 closed in 1982
Montana State University - Billings 1978
Morris College 1964
Morris Brown College 2003
Nebraska Central College 1951
University of Nebraska Omaha 2010 last played football as a Division II school, dropped the sport as part of its move to Division I
New Bedford Textile 1950 now New Bedford Institute of Technology
New England College 1973
New Jersey City University 2002
New York University 1952
Polytechnic University of New York 1902 Polytechnic is now the engineering school of New York University, and known informally as "NYU Poly"; the NYU Poly athletic program merged into that of NYU effective with the 2014–15 school year
State University of New York at Farmingdale 1937
State University of New York at Fredonia 1916
State University of New York at Geneseo 1913
State University of New York at New Paltz 1936
State University of New York at Oswego 1976
State University of New York at Plattsburgh 1978
State University of New York at Potsdam 1903
New York Institute of Technology 1983
Norman College, GA 1940 closed in 1971
University of North Dakota-Ellendale 1971
North Georgia College 1931 now University of North Georgia
Northeastern Illinois University 1988
Northern Idaho College of Education 1950 now Lewis–Clark State College
Northland College (Wisconsin) 1975
Northwood University, TX 1971
Oakland University 1957
Oglethorpe University 1940
Oklahoma City University 1950
Oregon Institute of Technology 1992
College of the Ozarks 1967 [10] now University of the Ozarks
Panzer College 1950 merged with Montclair State University in 1958
Parsons College 1970 closed in 1973
Paul Quinn College 2006
Philadelphia University 1900
Philander Smith College 1964
Phillips University 1933 closed in 1998
Piedmont College 1940
The Principia 2008
Quantico Marines 1972
Ramapo College 1992
Reed College 1952
Regis University 1942
University of Rio Grande 1949
Roanoke College 1942
Rochester Institute of Technology 1977
Roger Williams University 1987
Rollins College 1950
Rust College 1964
Saint Leo University 1980
Saint Martin's University 1951
St. Mary of the Plains College 1991
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 1954
St. Mary's University, Texas 1941
Saint Michael's College, NM 1950 now Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Saint Michael's College, VT 1953
Saint Paul's College 2010 closed in 2013
Samuel Huston college 1951 now Huston–Tillotson University
San Francisco State University 1994
The University of Scranton 1960
Selma University 1940
Shaw College at Detroit 1951
Shurtleff College 1950
Si Tanka University 2004
Sonoma State University 1997
South Carolina Trade 1966 now Midlands Technical College
University of South Dakota - Springfield 1982
South Georgia College 1940
Southern California College 1961 now Vanguard University of Southern California
Southern Idaho College of Education 1950 closed in 1951
Spring Hill College 1941 [11]
College of Steubenville 1949 now Franciscan University of Steubenville
Stevens Institute of Technology 1924
Sue Bennett College 1997 closed and absorbed by Union College (KY)
Swarthmore College 2000
Talladega College 1940
University of Tampa 1974
Tarkio College 1990 closed in 1992
Tennessee Wesleyan College 1993
Texas Wesleyan University 1941 will reinstate football for the 2017 season
Tillotson College 1950 now Huston–Tillotson University
Tougaloo College 1960
Transylvania University 1941
U.S. International University 1980 now Alliant International University
Union University 1952
Upsala College 1993
Washington College 1950
Webb Institute 1931
West Virginia University Institute of Technology 2011
Western Reserve University 1967 merged with Case Institute of Technology to form Case Western Reserve University
Western Washington University 2008
Westminster College (Utah) 1978
Whitman College 1976
Wiley College 1968
William Carey University 1955
Wisconsin Extension 1955 merged with Wisconsin State College of Milwaukee to form today's University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin–Superior 1992
Xavier University of Louisiana 1959
Yankton College 1983
York College (Nebraska) 1953

International schools[edit]

United Kingdom
  • Aberdeen Steamroller
  • Aston Rhinos
  • Cambridge Pythons
  • Dundee Bluedevils
  • Manchester MPs
  • Strathclyde Hawks

See also[edit]