List of NCAA Division II institutions

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Map of NCAA Division II Institutions, including all announced future changes. (Universities without men's basketball are not shown.)

There are currently 308 American, Canadian, and Puerto Rican colleges and universities classified as Division II for NCAA competition. During the 2020–21 academic year, five schools are in the process of reclassifying to Division II. Forty-four of the 50 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Canadian province of British Columbia are represented. Arizona, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming do not currently have D-II institutions.

Division II institutions[edit]

Full members[edit]

List of NCAA Division II Institutions[1]
School Nickname City State/
Province
Enrollment Conference
Academy of Art University Urban Knights San Francisco California 11,071 Pacific West Conference
Adams State University Grizzlies Alamosa Colorado 3,467 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Adelphi University Panthers Garden City New York 6,154 Northeast-10 Conference
University of Alabama in Huntsville Chargers Huntsville Alabama 9,988 Gulf South Conference
University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks Fairbanks Alaska 8,336 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Anchorage Alaska 14,308 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Albany State University Golden Rams Albany Georgia 6,122 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Alderson Broaddus University Battlers Philippi West Virginia 2,306 Mountain East Conference
American International College Yellow Jackets Springfield Massachusetts 1,723 Northeast-10 Conference
Anderson University Trojans Anderson South Carolina 2,893 South Atlantic Conference
Angelo State University Rams & Rambelles San Angelo Texas 10,447 Lone Star Conference
Arkansas Tech University Wonder Boys & Golden Suns Russellville Arkansas 9,709 Great American Conference
University of Arkansas–Fort Smith Lions Fort Smith Arkansas 6,637 Lone Star Conference
University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils & Cotton Blossoms Monticello Arkansas 3,925 Great American Conference
Ashland University Eagles Ashland Ohio 5,700 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2021)
Assumption University Greyhounds Worcester Massachusetts 2,395 Northeast-10 Conference
Auburn University at Montgomery Warhawks Montgomery Alabama 5,211 Gulf South Conference
Augusta University Jaguars Augusta Georgia 9,274 Peach Belt Conference
Augustana University Vikings Sioux Falls South Dakota 2,080 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Azusa Pacific University Cougars Azusa California 10,095 Pacific West Conference
Barry University Buccaneers Miami Shores Florida 8,905 Sunshine State Conference
Barton College Bulldogs Wilson North Carolina 1,189 Conference Carolinas
Belmont Abbey College Crusaders Belmont North Carolina 1,189 Conference Carolinas
Bemidji State University Beavers Bemidji Minnesota 6,354 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Benedict College Tigers Columbia South Carolina 2,247 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Bentley University Falcons Waltham Massachusetts 5,602 Northeast-10 Conference
Biola University Eagles La Mirada California 4,045 Pacific West Conference
Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets Spearfish South Dakota 4,244 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Bloomfield College Bears Bloomfield New Jersey 1,947 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Huskies Bloomsburg Pennsylvania 9,201 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Bluefield State College Big Blues & Lady Blues Bluefield West Virginia 1,246 Independent
Bowie State University Bulldogs Bowie Maryland 6,171 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
University of Bridgeport Purple Knights Bridgeport Connecticut 3,152 East Coast Conference
Caldwell University Cougars Caldwell New Jersey 2,200 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans California Pennsylvania 7,312 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Broncos Pomona California 27,914 California Collegiate Athletic Association
California State University, Chico Wildcats Chico California 17,019 California Collegiate Athletic Association
California State University, Dominguez Hills Toros Carson California 17,027 California Collegiate Athletic Association
California State University, East Bay Pioneers Hayward California 14,705 California Collegiate Athletic Association
California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagles Los Angeles California 26,361 California Collegiate Athletic Association
California State University, Monterey Bay Otters Seaside California 7,123 California Collegiate Athletic Association
California State University, San Bernardino Coyotes San Bernardino California 20,311 California Collegiate Athletic Association
California State University San Marcos Cougars San Marcos California 14,519 California Collegiate Athletic Association
California State University, Stanislaus Warriors Turlock California 10,614 California Collegiate Athletic Association
Cameron University Aggies Lawton Oklahoma 5,589 Lone Star Conference
Carson–Newman University Eagles Jefferson City Tennessee 1,774 South Atlantic Conference
Catawba College Indians Salisbury North Carolina 1,306 South Atlantic Conference
Cedarville University Yellow Jackets Cedarville Ohio 4,193 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
University of Central Missouri Mules & Jennies Warrensburg Missouri 11,229 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos Edmond Oklahoma 16,910 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Central State University Marauders & Lady Marauders Wilberforce Ohio 2,033 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Central Washington University Wildcats Ellensburg Washington 12,342 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Chadron State College Eagles Chadron Nebraska 3,000 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Chaminade University of Honolulu Silverswords Honolulu Hawai'i 2,836 Pacific West Conference
University of Charleston Golden Eagles Charleston West Virginia 2,111 Mountain East Conference
Chestnut Hill College Griffins Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,369 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Chowan University Hawks Murfreesboro North Carolina 1,532 Conference Carolinas
Christian Brothers University Buccaneers & Lady Buccaneers Memphis Tennessee 1,779 Gulf South Conference
Claflin University Panthers Orangeburg South Carolina 1,978 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Golden Eagles Clarion Pennsylvania 4,330 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Clark Atlanta University Panthers Atlanta Georgia 3,920 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Clayton State University Lakers Morrow Georgia 6,879 Peach Belt Conference
Coker University Cobras Hartsville South Carolina 1,200 South Atlantic Conference
Colorado Christian University Cougars Lakewood Colorado 8,486 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Colorado Mesa University Mavericks Grand Junction Colorado 11,000 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Golden Colorado 6,522 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Colorado State University–Pueblo ThunderWolves Pueblo Colorado 4,762 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
University of Colorado Colorado Springs Mountain Lions Colorado Springs Colorado 12,753 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Columbus State University Cougars Columbus Georgia 7,877 Peach Belt Conference
Concord University Mountain Lions Athens West Virginia 2,238 Mountain East Conference
Concordia College Clippers Bronxville New York 1,597 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Concordia University–Irvine Eagles Irvine California 4,046 Pacific West Conference
Concordia University–St. Paul Golden Bears St. Paul Minnesota 5,000 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Converse College[a] Valkyries Spartanburg South Carolina 1,389 Conference Carolinas
Daemen College Wildcats Amherst New York 3,005 East Coast Conference
Dallas Baptist University Patriots Dallas Texas 4,487 Lone Star Conference
Davenport University Panthers Grand Rapids Michigan 7,232 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Davis & Elkins College Senators Elkins West Virginia 805 Mountain East Conference
Delta State University Statesmen & Lady Statesmen Cleveland Mississippi 3,761 Gulf South Conference
University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Washington District of Columbia 3,867 East Coast Conference
Dominican University of California Penguins San Rafael California 1,783 Pacific West Conference
Dominican College Chargers Orangeburg New York 1,998 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Drury University Panthers Springfield Missouri 1,741 Great Lakes Valley Conference
East Central University Tigers Ada Oklahoma 3,577 Great American Conference
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Warriors East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania 7,234 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds Portales New Mexico 6,027 Lone Star Conference
Eckerd College Tritons St. Petersburg Florida 1,800 Sunshine State Conference
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Fighting Scots Edinboro Pennsylvania 4,646 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Elizabeth City State University Vikings Elizabeth City North Carolina 1,357 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles Daytona Beach Florida 6,400 Sunshine State Conference
Emmanuel College Lions Franklin Springs Georgia 952 Conference Carolinas
Emporia State University Hornets Emporia Kansas 5,877 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Erskine College Flying Fleet Due West South Carolina 800 Conference Carolinas
Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons Fairmont West Virginia 3,800 Mountain East Conference
Fayetteville State University Broncos & Lady Broncos Fayetteville North Carolina 6,020 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Felician University Golden Falcons Rutherford New Jersey 1,775 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Ferris State University Bulldogs Big Rapids Michigan 14,707 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Findlay Oilers Findlay Ohio 2,700 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Flagler College Saints St. Augustine Florida 2,574 Peach Belt Conference
Florida Southern College Moccasins Lakeland Florida 3,074 Sunshine State Conference
Florida Institute of Technology Panthers Melbourne Florida 6,402 Sunshine State Conference
Fort Hays State University Tigers Hays Kansas 15,908 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Fort Lewis College Skyhawks Durango Colorado 3,864 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Fort Valley State University Wildcats Fort Valley Georgia 2,624 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Francis Marion University Patriots Florence South Carolina 4,187 Peach Belt Conference
(Conference Carolinas in 2021)
Franklin Pierce University Ravens Rindge New Hampshire 2,381 Northeast-10 Conference
Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds Fresno California 2,731 Pacific West Conference
Gannon University Golden Knights Erie Pennsylvania 4,444 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Georgia College & State University Bobcats Milledgeville Georgia 6,915 Peach Belt Conference
Georgia Southwestern State University Hurricanes Americus Georgia 3,128 Peach Belt Conference
Georgian Court University Lions Lakewood New Jersey 1,528 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Glenville State College Pioneers Glenville West Virginia 1,582 Mountain East Conference
Goldey–Beacom College Lightning Pike Creek Valley Delaware 633 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Grand Valley State University Lakers Allendale Michigan 24,033 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Harding University Bisons & Lady Bisons Searcy Arkansas 5,904 Great American Conference
Hawai'i Pacific University Sharks Honolulu Hawai'i 4,998 Pacific West Conference
University of Hawai'i at Hilo Vulcans Hilo Hawai'i 3,539 Pacific West Conference
Henderson State University Reddies Arkadelphia Arkansas 3,404 Great American Conference
Hillsdale College Chargers Hillsdale Michigan 1,486 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Holy Family University Tigers Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1,985 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Holy Names University Hawks Oakland California 2,174 Pacific West Conference
Humboldt State University Lumberjacks Arcata California 6,983 California Collegiate Athletic Association
University of Illinois at Springfield Prairie Stars Springfield Illinois 5,431 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks Indiana Pennsylvania 11,325 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
University of Indianapolis Greyhounds Indianapolis Indiana 5,500 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Thomas Jefferson University Rams Philadelphia Pennsylvania 7,831 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls Charlotte North Carolina 1,624 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Kentucky State University Thorobreds & Thorobrettes Frankfort Kentucky 2,171 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers Owensboro Kentucky 785 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
King University Tornados Bristol Tennessee 2,920 Conference Carolinas
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Golden Bears Kutztown Pennsylvania 7,391 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Lake Erie College Storm Painesville Ohio 783 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Lake Superior State University Lakers Sault Ste. Marie Michigan 2,637 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Lander University Bearcats Greenwood South Carolina 3,227 Peach Belt Conference
Lane College Dragons Jackson Tennessee 1,426 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Le Moyne College Dolphins Syracuse New York 3,533 Northeast-10 Conference
Lee University Flames Cleveland Tennessee 5,370 Gulf South Conference
Lees–McRae College Bobcats Banner Elk North Carolina 1,034 Conference Carolinas
LeMoyne–Owen College Magicians Memphis Tennessee 945 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Lenoir–Rhyne University Bears Hickory North Carolina 2,700 South Atlantic Conference
Lewis University Flyers Romeoville Illinois 4,613 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Limestone University Saints Gaffney South Carolina 2,101 South Atlantic Conference
Lincoln University (MO) Blue Tigers Jefferson City Missouri 2,436 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Lincoln University (PA) Lions Chester County Pennsylvania 2,241 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters Harrogate Tennessee 4,892 South Atlantic Conference
Lindenwood University Lions & Lady Lions St. Charles Missouri 7,465 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Livingstone College Blue Bears Salisbury North Carolina 1,200 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Bald Eagles Lock Haven Pennsylvania 4,607 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Lubbock Christian University Chaparrals & Lady Chaps Lubbock Texas 2,100 Lone Star Conference
Lynn University Fighting Knights Boca Raton Florida 2,100 Sunshine State Conference
Malone University Pioneers Canton Ohio 1,613 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mountaineers Mansfield Pennsylvania 1,637 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Mars Hill University Lions Mars Hill North Carolina 1,395 South Atlantic Conference
University of Mary Marauders Bismarck North Dakota 3,802 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Maryville University Saints St. Louis Missouri 6,414 Great Lakes Valley Conference
McKendree University Bearcats Lebanon Illinois 2,499 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Mercy College Mavericks Dobbs Ferry New York 11,295 East Coast Conference
Mercyhurst University Lakers Erie Pennsylvania 2,759 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners Denver Colorado 20,192 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Michigan Technological University Huskies Houghton Michigan 7,270 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Midwestern State University Mustangs Wichita Falls Texas 6,102 Lone Star Conference
Miles College Golden Bears Fairfield Alabama 1,500 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Marauders Millersville Pennsylvania 7,424 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks Mankato Minnesota 17,357 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons Moorhead Minnesota 7,534 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles Crookston Minnesota 1,821 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Duluth Minnesota 10,858 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Minot State University Beavers Minot North Dakota 2,279 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Mississippi College Choctaws Clinton Mississippi 5,152 Gulf South Conference
Missouri University of Science and Technology Miners Rolla Missouri 8,096 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Missouri Southern State University Lions Joplin Missouri 5,754 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Missouri Western State University Griffons St. Joseph Missouri 5,413 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
University of Missouri–St. Louis Tritons St. Louis Missouri 16,471 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Molloy College Lions Rockville Centre New York 5,000 East Coast Conference
Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets Billings Montana 3,948 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
University of Montevallo Falcons Montevallo Alabama 2,600 Gulf South Conference
Morehouse College Maroon Tigers Atlanta Georgia 2,132 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of Mount Olive Trojans Mount Olive North Carolina 3,250 Conference Carolinas
University of Nebraska at Kearney Lopers Kearney Nebraska 6,327 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
University of New Haven Chargers West Haven Connecticut 6,984 Northeast-10 Conference
New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys & Cowgirls Las Vegas New Mexico 3,765 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
New York Institute of Technology Bears Old Westbury New York 6,930 East Coast Conference
Newberry College Wolves Newberry South Carolina 1,250 South Atlantic Conference
Newman University Jets Wichita Kansas 3,736 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Braves Pembroke North Carolina 7,698 Peach Belt Conference
(Conference Carolinas in 2021)
University of North Georgia Nighthawks Dahlonega Georgia 19,722 Peach Belt Conference
North Greenville University Crusaders Tigerville South Carolina 2,578 Conference Carolinas
Northeastern State University RiverHawks Tahlequah Oklahoma 8,548 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Northern Michigan University Wildcats Marquette Michigan 6,764 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Northern State University Wolves Aberdeen South Dakota 3,622 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats Maryville Missouri 7,104 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders Nampa Idaho 2,058 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers Alva Oklahoma 2,095 Great American Conference
Northwood University Timberwolves Midland Michigan 1,594 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Notre Dame College Falcons South Euclid Ohio 2,100 Mountain East Conference
Nova Southeastern University Sharks Davie Florida 20,435 Sunshine State Conference
Nyack College Warriors Nyack New York 1,981 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Ohio Dominican University Panthers Columbus Ohio 1,700 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots Vienna West Virginia 226 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Oklahoma Baptist University Bison Shawnee Oklahoma 1,979 Great American Conference
Oklahoma Christian University Eagles & Lady Eagles Oklahoma City Oklahoma 2,259 Lone Star Conference
Ouachita Baptist University Tigers Arkadelphia Arkansas 1,660 Great American Conference
Pace University Setters Pleasantville New York 13,312 Northeast-10 Conference
Paine College Lions Augusta Georgia 419 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish West Palm Beach Florida 3,705 Sunshine State Conference
Pittsburg State University Gorillas Pittsburg Kansas 6,645 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Mountain Cats Johnstown Pennsylvania 3,000 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions San Diego California 3,480 Pacific West Conference
Post University Eagles Waterbury Connecticut 7,317 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón Cowboys Bayamón Puerto Rico 5,014 Independent
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Bulldogs Mayagüez Puerto Rico 13,148 Independent
University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras Gallitos San Juan Puerto Rico 15,186 Independent
Purdue University Northwest Pride Hammond Indiana 9,400 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Queens University of Charlotte Royals Charlotte North Carolina 1,869 South Atlantic Conference
Queens College Knights Flushing New York 18,494 East Coast Conference
Quincy University Hawks Quincy Illinois 1,098 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Regis University Rangers Denver Colorado 8,368 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Roberts Wesleyan College Redhawks North Chili New York 1,786 East Coast Conference
Rockhurst University Hawks Kansas City Missouri 2,980 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Rogers State University Hillcats Claremore Oklahoma 4,300 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Rollins College Tars Winter Park Florida 3,127 Sunshine State Conference
Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals University Center Michigan 8,535 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Saint Anselm College Hawks Goffstown New Hampshire 2,015 Northeast-10 Conference
Saint Augustine's University Falcons Raleigh North Carolina 974 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
St. Cloud State University Huskies St. Cloud Minnesota 16,326 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
St. Edward's University Hilltoppers Austin Texas 4,300 Lone Star Conference
Saint Leo University Lions St. Leo Florida 11,808 Sunshine State Conference
Saint Martin's University Saints Lacey Washington 1,412 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
St. Mary's University Rattlers San Antonio Texas 2,393 Lone Star Conference
Saint Michael's College Purple Knights Colchester Vermont 1,999 Northeast-10 Conference
College of Saint Rose Golden Knights Albany New York 4,863 Northeast-10 Conference
St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans Sparkill New York 2,400 East Coast Conference
Salem University Tigers Salem West Virginia 835 Independent
San Francisco State University Gators San Francisco California 28,880 California Collegiate Athletic Association
Savannah State University Tigers Savannah Georgia 3,688 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
University of the Sciences Devils Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2,231 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Seattle Pacific University Falcons Seattle Washington 3,467 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Seton Hill University Griffins Greensburg Pennsylvania 1,676 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Shaw University Bears Raleigh North Carolina 1,660 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Shepherd University Rams Shepherdstown West Virginia 3,776 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Raiders Shippensburg Pennsylvania 6,942 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Shorter University Hawks Rome Georgia 1,817 Gulf South Conference
Simon Fraser University Clan Burnaby British Columbia 34,990 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
University of Sioux Falls Cougars Sioux Falls South Dakota 1,453 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania The Rock Slippery Rock Pennsylvania 8,895 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Sonoma State University Seawolves Rohnert Park California 8,649 California Collegiate Athletic Association
University of South Carolina Aiken Pacers Aiken South Carolina 3,280 Peach Belt Conference
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hardrockers Rapid City South Dakota 2,895 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Savage Storm Durant Oklahoma 4,824 Great American Conference
Southern Arkansas University Muleriders Magnolia Arkansas 4,771 Great American Conference
Southern Connecticut State University Owls New Haven Connecticut 11,496 Northeast-10 Conference
University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles Evansville Indiana 9,027 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm Bethany Oklahoma 2,110 Great American Conference
Southern New Hampshire University Penmen Manchester New Hampshire 3,913 Northeast-10 Conference
Southern Wesleyan University Warriors Central South Carolina 1,616 Conference Carolinas
Southwest Baptist University Bearcats Bolivar Missouri 3,280 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs Marshall Minnesota 8,718 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldogs Weatherford Oklahoma 4,450 Great American Conference
Spring Hill College Badgers Mobile Alabama 1,439 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Stonehill College Skyhawks Easton Massachusetts 2,500 Northeast-10 Conference
University of Tampa Spartans Tampa Florida 9,304 Sunshine State Conference
Texas A&M University–Commerce Lions Commerce Texas 12,385 Lone Star Conference
Texas A&M University–Kingsville Javelinas Kingsville Texas 8,541 Lone Star Conference
Texas A&M International University Dustdevils Laredo Texas 8,305 Lone Star Conference
Texas Woman's University Pioneers Denton Texas 15,306 Lone Star Conference
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Falcons Odessa Texas 7,628 Lone Star Conference
Tiffin University Dragons Tiffin Ohio 4,282 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Trevecca Nazarene University Trojans Nashville Tennessee 3,927 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Truman State University Bulldogs Kirksville Missouri 5,222 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Tusculum University Pioneers Greeneville Tennessee 2,446 South Atlantic Conference
Tuskegee University Golden Tigers Tuskegee Alabama 2,877 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Union University Bulldogs Jackson Tennessee 3,377 Gulf South Conference
Upper Iowa University Peacocks Fayette Iowa 6,158 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Ursuline College Arrows Pepper Pike Ohio 1,073 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Valdosta State University Blazers Valdosta Georgia 11,220 Gulf South Conference
Virginia State University Trojans Ettrick Virginia 4,713 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Virginia Union University Panthers Richmond Virginia 1,700 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
University of Virginia's College at Wise Cavaliers Wise Virginia 2,221 South Atlantic Conference
Walsh University Cavaliers North Canton Ohio 2,975 Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Washburn University Ichabods Topeka Kansas 6,285 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
Wayne State University Warriors Detroit Michigan 26,844 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Wayne State College Wildcats Wayne Nebraska 3,571 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
University of West Alabama Tigers Livingston Alabama 5,157 Gulf South Conference
West Chester University Golden Rams West Chester Pennsylvania 17,669 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
University of West Florida Argonauts Pensacola Florida 12,850 Gulf South Conference
University of West Georgia Wolves Carrollton Georgia 13,733 Gulf South Conference
West Liberty University Hilltoppers West Liberty West Virginia 2,525 Mountain East Conference
West Texas A&M University Buffaloes Canyon Texas 10,169 Lone Star Conference
West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets Institute West Virginia 3,879 Mountain East Conference
West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats Buckhannon West Virginia 1,452 Mountain East Conference
Western Colorado University Mountaineers Gunnison Colorado 2,606 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Western New Mexico University Mustangs Silver City New Mexico 3,500 Lone Star Conference
Western Oregon University Wolves Monmouth Oregon 5,185 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Western Washington University Vikings Bellingham Washington 16,121 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Westminster College Griffins Salt Lake City Utah 2,968 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Wheeling University Cardinals Wheeling West Virginia 1,252 Mountain East Conference
William Jewell College Cardinals Liberty Missouri 739 Great Lakes Valley Conference
Wilmington University Wildcats New Castle Delaware 20,522 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Wingate University Bulldogs Wingate North Carolina 3,681 South Atlantic Conference
Winona State University Warriors Winona Minnesota 8,856 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Winston–Salem State University Rams Winston–Salem North Carolina 5,190 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
University of Wisconsin–Parkside Rangers Kenosha Wisconsin 4,295 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Young Harris College Mountain Lions Young Harris Georgia 1,425 Peach Belt Conference
Notes
  1. ^ Becomes Converse University in 2021–22.

Reclassifying[edit]

The reclassification process from one NCAA division to another requires four years, except for moves to Division II. Moves from Division III to Division II require three years, and moves from Division I to Division II require two years.

School Nickname City State/
Province
Enrollment Conference Full
Membership
Allen University[2] Yellow Jackets Columbia South Carolina 600 Independent 2023
D'Youville College[3] Saints Buffalo New York 3,000 East Coast Conference 2023
Frostburg State University Bobcats Frostburg Maryland 5,396 Mountain East Conference 2022
College of Staten Island Dolphins Staten Island New York 13,798 East Coast Conference 2022
University of Texas at Tyler Patriots Tyler Texas 10,527 Lone Star Conference 2021

Pending[edit]

This school is actively pursuing Division II membership. Schools wishing to move within the NCAA to Division II must apply no later than February 1 of a given year, with the NCAA making its decision that July.

School Nickname City State/
Province
Enrollment Conference Current Affiliation
Edward Waters College[4] Tigers Jacksonville Florida 1,025 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (NAIA)

Sports not in D-II[edit]

The NCAA does not conduct separate Division II championships in the following sports:

  • Men: Gymnastics, ice hockey, volleyball, water polo (note, however, that no Division II member currently sponsors men's gymnastics)
  • Women: Bowling, gymnastics, ice hockey, water polo
  • Coeducational: Fencing, rifle, skiing

Some schools have opted to compete in a sport at a higher level and are allowed to do so by the NCAA under certain circumstances. First, when the NCAA placed severe restrictions on the fielding of Division I teams by Division II institutions in 2011, it grandfathered in all then-current D-I teams at D-II schools. Apart from this, Division II members are allowed to compete for Division I championships in sports in which a Division II national championship is not contested.

In some sports, the NCAA only sponsors championships open to all member schools regardless of division, with examples including beach volleyball, fencing, rifle, and water polo. In men's and women's ice hockey and men's volleyball, the NCAA holds Division III championships, but does not hold a separate D-II championship. The NCAA officially classifies all championship events that are open to schools from more than one division as "National Collegiate", except in men's ice hockey, in which the top-level championship is styled as a Division I championship (presumably due to the past existence of a Division II championship in that sport). Division II members are allowed to compete for National Collegiate championships as well as the Division I men's ice hockey championship; in all such sports, they are allowed to operate under the same rules and scholarship restrictions that apply to full Division I members in that sport.

The Northeast-10 sponsors men's ice hockey for its members who choose to remain in D-II, including a postseason tournament. The conference formerly sponsored a women's ice hockey postseason tournament for those teams remaining in D-II but competing as independents during the regular season, but that tournament has been superseded by the New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA), which began play in 2017 as a scheduling agreement between all of the existing women's National Collegiate independents (including full D-I member Sacred Heart), organized as a full conference in 2018, and received official NCAA recognition in 2019. Because the NE-10 is the sole Division II hockey league, its postseason champion cannot compete for the NCAA national hockey championship. The Post University men's team competes as D-II and has a scheduling alliance with the NE-10 schools, while its women's team is a member of the NEWHA.

  • Future conference affiliations indicated in this list will take effect on July 1 of the stated year. In the case of spring sports, the first year of competition will take place in the calendar year after the conference move becomes official.
School Nickname Location Sport Conference
Adelphi Panthers Garden City, NY Bowling East Coast Conference
Alabama–Huntsville Chargers Huntsville, AL Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Alaska Nanooks Fairbanks, AK Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Rifle Patriot Rifle Conference
Skiing Central Collegiate Ski Association
Alaska–Anchorage Seawolves Anchorage, AK Women's gymnastics Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
(Dropping women's gymnastics in 2021)
Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
(Dropping men's ice hockey in 2021)
Skiing Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association
(Dropping skiing in 2021)
Alderson Broaddus Battlers Phillippi, WV Men's volleyball Independent
American International Yellow Jackets Springfield, MA Men's ice hockey Atlantic Hockey
Assumption Greyhounds Worcester, MA Men's ice hockey Northeast-10 Conference
Augusta Jaguars Augusta, GA Men's golf Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Women's golf Independent
Azusa Pacific Cougars Azusa, CA Women's water polo Golden Coast Conference
Barton Bulldogs Wilson, NC Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas
Belmont Abbey Crusaders Belmont, NC Bowling Independent
Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas
Bemidji State Beavers Bemidji, MN Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
(Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 2021)
Women's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Benedict Tigers Columbia, SC Men's volleyball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Bentley Falcons Waltham, MA Men's ice hockey Atlantic Hockey
Bloomsburg Huskies Bloomsburg, PA Wrestling Mid-American Conference
Bowie State Bulldogs Bowie, MD Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Bridgeport Purple Knights Bridgeport, CT Women's gymnastics Eastern College Athletic Conference
Caldwell Cougars Caldwell, NJ Bowling Northeast Conference
Cal State East Bay Pioneers Hayward, CA Women's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles Los Angeles, CA Beach volleyball Independent
Cal State Monterey Bay Otters Seaside, CA Women's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Carson–Newman Eagles Jefferson City, TN Beach volleyball Independent
Catawba Indians Salisbury, NC Beach volleyball Independent
Central Missouri Jennies Warrensburg, MO Bowling Great Lakes Valley Conference
Central State Marauders Wilberforce, OH Men's volleyball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Charleston (WV) Golden Eagles Charleston, WV Men's volleyball Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Chestnut Hill Griffins Philadelphia, PA Bowling Independent
Chowan Hawks Murfreesboro, NC Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Clarion Golden Eagles Clarion, PA Wrestling Mid-American Conference
Coker Cobras Hartsville, SC Men's volleyball Independent
Colorado Mesa Mavericks Grand Junction, CO Beach volleyball Independent
Concordia–Irvine Eagles Irvine, CA Beach volleyball Independent
Men's volleyball Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Men's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Women's water polo Golden Coast Conference
Converse Valkyries Spartanburg, SC Men's volleyball (2021) Conference Carolinas
Daemen Wildcats Amherst, NY Bowling East Coast Conference
Men's volleyball Independent
Dallas Baptist Patriots Dallas, TX Baseball Missouri Valley Conference
Drury Panthers Springfield, MO Bowling Great Lakes Valley Conference
D'Youville Saints Buffalo, NY Men's volleyball Independent
Eckerd Tritons St. Petersburg, FL Beach volleyball Independent
Edinboro Fighting Scots Edinboro, PA Wrestling Mid-American Conference
Elizabeth City State Vikings Elizabeth City, NC Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Emmanuel (GA) Lions Franklin Springs, GA Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas
Erskine Flying Fleet Due West, SC Beach volleyball Independent
Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas
Fayetteville State Broncos Fayetteville, NC Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Felician Golden Falcons Rutherford, NJ Bowling East Coast Conference
Ferris State Bulldogs Big Rapids, MI Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
(Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 2021)
Florida Southern Moccasins Lakeland, FL Beach volleyball Independent
Fort Valley State Wildcats Fort Valley, GA Men's volleyball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Francis Marion Patriots Florence, SC Men's golf Independent
Franklin Pierce Ravens Rindge, NH Bowling East Coast Conference
Men's ice hockey Northeast-10 Conference
Women's ice hockey New England Women's Hockey Alliance
Fresno Pacific Sunbirds Fresno, CA Men's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Women's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Gannon Golden Knights Erie, PA Men's water polo Collegiate Water Polo Association
Women's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls Charlotte, NC Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Kentucky State Thorobreds Frankfort, KY Men's volleyball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers Owensboro, KY Bowling Independent
King Tornado Bristol, TN Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas
Kutztown Golden Bears Kutztown, PA Bowling East Coast Conference
Lake Superior State Lakers Sault Ste. Marie, MI Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
(Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 2021)
Lander Bearcats Greenwood, SC Men's volleyball (TBD) TBA
Lees–McRae Bobcats Banner Elk, NC Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas
Lewis Flyers Romeoville, IL Bowling Great Lakes Valley Conference
Men's volleyball Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Limestone Saints Gaffney, SC Men's volleyball Independent
Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters Harrogate, TN Beach volleyball Independent
Bowling East Coast Conference
Men's volleyball Independent
Lindenwood Lions St. Charles, MO Women's gymnastics Midwest Independent Conference
Women's ice hockey College Hockey America
Men's volleyball Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Livingstone Blue Bears Salisbury, NC Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Lock Haven Bald Eagles Lock Haven, PA Field hockey Atlantic 10 Conference
Wrestling Mid-American Conference
Maryville Saints St. Louis, MO Bowling Great Lakes Valley Conference
McKendree Bearcats Lebanon, IL Bowling Great Lakes Valley Conference
Fencing Midwest Fencing Conference
Men's volleyball Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Men's water polo Collegiate Water Polo Association
Women's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Mercyhurst Lakers Erie, PA Men's ice hockey Atlantic Hockey
Women's ice hockey College Hockey America
Men's water polo Collegiate Water Polo Association
Women's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Michigan Tech Huskies Houghton, MI Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
(Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 2021)
Skiing Central Collegiate Ski Association
Minnesota State–Mankato Mavericks Mankato, MN Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
(Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 2021)
Women's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs Duluth, MN Men's ice hockey National Collegiate Hockey Conference
Women's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Molloy Lions Rockville Centre, NY Bowling East Coast Conference
Morehouse Maroon Tigers Atlanta, GA Men's volleyball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mount Olive Trojans Mount Olive, NC Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas
North Georgia Nighthawks Dahlonega, GA Rifle Southern Conference
North Greenville Crusaders Tigerville, SC Men's volleyball Conference Carolinas
Northern Michigan Wildcats Marquette, MI Men's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
(Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 2021)
Skiing Central Collegiate Ski Association
Paine Lions Augusta, GA Men's volleyball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish West Palm Beach, FL Beach volleyball Independent
Post Eagles Waterbury, CT Bowling Independent
Men's ice hockey Independent
Women's ice hockey New England Women's Hockey Alliance
Queens (NC) Royals Charlotte, NC Men's volleyball Independent
Queens (NY) Knights Flushing, NY Fencing
(Women's only)
National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association
Quincy Hawks Quincy, IL Bowling Great Lakes Valley Conference
Men's volleyball Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks North Chili, NY Bowling East Coast Conference
Saint Anselm Hawks Goffstown, NH Men's ice hockey Northeast-10 Conference
Women's ice hockey New England Women's Hockey Alliance
Saint Augustine's Falcons Raleigh, NC Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
St. Cloud State Huskies St. Cloud, MN Men's ice hockey National Collegiate Hockey Conference
Women's ice hockey Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Skiing
(Women's only)
Central Collegiate Ski Association
Saint Leo Lions St. Leo, FL Beach volleyball Independent
Saint Michael's Purple Knights Colchester, VT Men's ice hockey Northeast-10 Conference
Women's ice hockey New England Women's Hockey Alliance
Skiing Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association
Salem Tigers Salem, WV Bowling East Coast Conference
Men's water polo Collegiate Water Polo Association
Women's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Sciences Devils Philadelphia, PA Rifle Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference
Shaw Bears Raleigh, NC Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Sonoma State Seawolves Rohnert Park, CA Women's water polo Western Water Polo Association
Southern Connecticut Fighting Owls New Haven, CT Women's gymnastics Eastern College Athletic Conference
Southern New Hampshire Penmen Manchester, NH Men's ice hockey Northeast-10 Conference
Spring Hill Badgers Mobile, AL Beach volleyball Independent
Stonehill Skyhawks North Easton, MA Men's ice hockey Northeast-10 Conference
Women's ice hockey (2021) New England Women's Hockey Alliance
Tampa Spartans Tampa, FL Beach volleyball Independent
Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas Kingsville, TX Beach volleyball Independent
Texas Woman's Pioneers Denton, TX Women's gymnastics Midwest Independent Conference
Tusculum Pioneers Tusculum, TN Bowling East Coast Conference
Men's volleyball Independent
Upper Iowa Peacocks Fayette, IA Bowling Great Lakes Valley Conference
Ursuline Arrows Pepper Pike, OH Bowling Independent
Virginia State Trojans Ettrick, VA Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Virginia Union Panthers Richmond, VA Bowling Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Walsh Cavaliers North Canton, OH Bowling Independent
Wayne State (MI) Warriors Detroit, MI Fencing Midwest Fencing Conference
Wayne State (NE) Wildcats Wayne, NE Beach volleyball Independent
West Chester Golden Rams West Chester, PA Women's gymnastics Eastern College Athletic Conference
Westminster (UT) Griffins Salt Lake City, UT Skiing Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association
Wilmington Wildcats New Castle, DE Bowling Independent
Winona State Warriors Winona, MN Women's gymnastics Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Probation[edit]

The following is a list of Division II institutions currently on probation by the NCAA in one or more sports. Probation decisions are made by the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Committee on Infractions.

Institution Sport(s) Expiration Date
Christian Brothers University Women's tennis November 21, 2020[5]
Lane College Women's cross-country, women's track & field January 17, 2021[6]
Lynn University Entire program January 31, 2021[7]
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Women's swimming April 9, 2021[8]
Wilmington University Women's tennis April 15, 2021[9]
Barry University Men's soccer April 15, 2022[10]
Saginaw Valley State University Entire program February 6, 2023[11]
King University Men's basketball September 3, 2023[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division II Members". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Brown, Mitchell (July 15, 2020). "Allen University makes the jump from NAIA to NCAA Division II". Columbia, SC: WACH. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "D'Youville accepted for ECC membership, prepares to gain Division II status". The Buffalo News. March 2, 2020.
  4. ^ Freeman, Clayton (July 9, 2019). "Edward Waters plans to join NCAA Division II". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved April 20, 2020 – via MSN.
  5. ^ "Christian Brothers University Public Infractions Decision" (PDF). NCAA. November 22, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  6. ^ "Lane College Public Infractions Decision" (PDF). NCAA. January 18, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Lynn University Public Infractions Decision" (PDF). NCAA. February 1, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  8. ^ "Millersville University of Pennsylvania Public Infractions Decision" (PDF). NCAA. April 10, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "Wilmington University (Delaware) Public Infractions Decision" (PDF). NCAA. April 16, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  10. ^ "Barry University Public Infractions Decision" (PDF). NCAA. April 16, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Saginaw Valley State University Public Infractions Decision" (PDF). NCAA. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "King University Public Infractions Decision" (PDF). NCAA. September 4, 2020. Retrieved September 5, 2020.