NAIA independent schools

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NAIA independent schools are 4-year institutional members of the NAIA that do not have formal conference affiliations.[1] NAIA schools that are not members of an athletic conference are members of the Association of Independent Institutions (AII), which provides member services to the institution and allows members to compete in postseason competition.

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname
University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia 1908 50,304 Thunderbirds
Cleary University Howell, Michigan 1883 852 Cougars
Crowley's Ridge College Paragould, Arkansas 1964 331 Pioneers
Fisk University Nashville, Tennessee 1866 800 Bulldogs
Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, Georgia 2006 9,000 Grizzlies
Haskell Indian Nations University Lawrence, Kansas 1884 958 Fighting Indians
Indiana University Northwest Gary, Indiana 1959 4,760 Redhawks
Kentucky Christian University Grayson, Kentucky 1919 550 Knights
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln, Illinois 1944 1,050 Red Lions
Morris College Sumter, South Carolina 1908 871 Hornets
Northern New Mexico College Española, New Mexico 1909 3,873 Eagles
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, Missouri 1906 1,380 Bobcats
Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi 1866 700 Bearcats
College of St. Joseph Rutland, Vermont 1956 350 Fighting Saints
Silver Lake College Manitowoc, Wisconsin 1935 1,000 Lakers
University of Victoria Victoria, British Columbia 1903 16,961 Vikes
University of the Virgin Islands Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands 1962 2,392 Buccaneers
Voorhees College Denmark, South Carolina 1897 600 Tigers
Washington Adventist University Takoma Park, Maryland 1904 1,493 Shock
Wilberforce University Wilberforce, Ohio 1856 900 Bulldogs

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joins
Cottey College Nevada, Missouri 1884 307 Comets 2018
Florida National University Hialeah, Florida 1988 5,541 Conquistadors 2018
Green Mountain College Poultney, Vermont 1834 710 Eagles 2018
Lincoln College Lincoln, Illinois 1865 1,100 Lynx 2018
Penn State Schuylkill Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 1934 940 Nittany Lions 2018


  1. ^ "NAIA Member Schools". NAIA. Retrieved 2012-08-24.

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