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
Central Christian College of Kansas McPherson, Kansas 1884 518 Tigers
Crowley's Ridge College Paragould, Arkansas 1964 331 Pioneers
Fisher College Boston, Massachusetts 1903 1,121 Falcons
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
Johnson & Wales University–Denver Denver, Colorado 1914 1,700 Wildcats
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
State University of New York at Delhi Delhi, New York 1913 2,825 Broncos
Northern New Mexico College Española, New Mexico 1909 3,873 Eagles
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, Missouri 1906 1,380 Bobcats
Silver Lake College Manitowoc, Wisconsin 1935 1,000 Lakers
Stillman College Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1876 1,000 Tigers
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
University of Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba 1967 9,868 Wesmen

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Joins
Cleary University Howell, Michigan 1883 852 Cougars 2017
University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent, Maine 1878 1,557 Bengals 2017
Rust College Holly Springs, Mississippi 1866 700 Bearcats 2017
College of St. Joseph Rutland, Vermont 1956 350 Fighting Saints 2017


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

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