NCAA Division II independent schools

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Map of full NCAA Division II Independent schools

NCAA Division II independent schools are four-year institutions that are not formally affiliated with any athletic conference. Schools that are members of a conference may also field intercollegiate teams in football, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, and other sports not affiliated with a conference, usually due to their primary conference not having enough teams in a certain sport to enable sponsorship of the sport by that conference.

Full independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia 1895 1,800 Big Blues & Lady Blues          
Oakland City University Oakland City, Indiana 1885 2,350 Mighty Oaks          
Salem University Salem, West Virginia 1888 835 Tigers          
University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón Bayamón, Puerto Rico 1971 5,014 Cowboys               
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1911 12,079 Bulldogs          
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras San Juan, Puerto Rico 1903 15,186 Gallitos          

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Total
IND
Sports
Bluefield State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Oakland City Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6
Salem Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
IND
Sports
Bluefield State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Oakland City Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Salem Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7

Other sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Men Women
Swimming
& Diving
Water
Polo
Bowling Swimming
& Diving
Water
Polo
Salem BMC CWPA ECC BMC WWPA
  • — D-I sport

Football independents[edit]

Current member[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, North Carolina Braves Peach Belt

Future members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Start date
Barton College Wilson, North Carolina Bulldogs Carolinas 2020
Erskine College Due West, South Carolina Flying Fleet Carolinas 2020
  • Barton — South Atlantic Conference scheduling alliance for the 2020–2021 seasons.[3]

Lacrosse independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois Flyers Great Lakes Valley Green tickY
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, California Argonauts Pacific West Green tickY
Quincy University Quincy, Illinois Hawks Great Lakes Valley Green tickY

Soccer independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Albany State University Albany, Georgia Golden Rams Southern Intercollegiate Green tickY
Lincoln University (PA) Oxford, Pennsylvania Lions Central Intercollegiate Green tickY
Shaw University Raleigh, North Carolina Bears Central Intercollegiate Green tickY Green tickY

Wrestling independents[edit]

Current members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Great Midwest
American International College Springfield, Massachusetts Yellow Jackets Northeast-10
Ashland University Ashland, Ohio Eagles Great Lakes
Davenport University Grand Rapids, Michigan Panthers Great Lakes
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio Oilers Great Midwest
Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio Storm Great Midwest
Ohio Valley University Vienna, West Virginia Fighting Scots Great Midwest
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Hawks Gulf South
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia Clan Great Northwest
Tiffin University Tiffin, Ohio Dragons Great Lakes
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.

Other sports[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Great Midwest
Molloy College Rockville Centre, New York Lions East Coast
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York Spartans East Coast

Golf[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Daemen College Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast Green tickY
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic Green tickY
Roberts Wesleyan College Chili, New York Redhawks East Coast Green tickY
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York Spartans East Coast Green tickY
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rams Central Atlantic Green tickY

Rowing[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Assumption College Worcester, Massachusetts Greyhounds Northeast-10
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Tritons California
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma Bronchos Mid-America
University of Charleston Charleston, West Virginia Golden Eagles Mountain East
Franklin Pierce University Rindge, New Hampshire Ravens Northeast-10
Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rams Central Atlantic
Mercyhurst University Erie, Pennsylvania Lakers Pennsylvania State

Swimming & Diving[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Roberts Wesleyan College North Chili, New York Redhawks East Coast Green tickY Green tickY
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia Clan Great Northwest Green tickY Green tickY

Tennis[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Augustana University Sioux Falls, South Dakota Vikings Northern Sun Green tickY
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Tritons California Green tickY Green tickY
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado Mavericks Rocky Mountain Green tickY
Colorado State University–Pueblo Pueblo, Colorado ThunderWolves Rocky Mountain Green tickY
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, Colorado Roadrunners Rocky Mountain Green tickY
  • UC San Diego – Joins the Division I Big West Conference in 2020.[4]

Sports not in D-II[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Sport
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Great Midwest Men's Volleyball
Augusta University Augusta, Georgia Jaguars Peach Belt Women's Golf
Belmont Abbey College Belmont, North Carolina Crusaders Carolinas Bowling
California State University, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Golden Eagles California Beach Volleyball
Carson–Newman University Jefferson City, Tennessee Eagles South Atlantic Beach Volleyball
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Griffins Central Atlantic Bowling
Coker University Hartsville, South Carolina Cobras South Atlantic Men's Volleyball
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado Mavericks Rocky Mountain Beach Volleyball
Concordia University–Irvine Irvine, California Eagles Pacific West Beach Volleyball
Daemen College Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast Men's Volleyball
Eckerd College St. Petersburg, Florida Tritons Sunshine State Beach Volleyball
Florida Southern College Lakeland, Florida Moccasins Sunshine State Beach Volleyball
Francis Marion University Florence, South Carolina Patriots Peach Belt Men's Golf
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro, Kentucky Panthers Great Midwest Bowling
Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois Flyers Great Lakes Valley Bowling
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee Railsplitters South Atlantic Beach Volleyball
Men's Volleyball
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic Bowling
Men's Ice Hockey
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina Royals South Atlantic Men's Volleyball
Saint Leo University St. Leo, Florida Lions Sunshine State Beach Volleyball
Spring Hill College Mobile, Alabama Badgers Southern Intercollegiate Beach Volleyball
University of Tampa Tampa, Florida Spartans Sunshine State Beach Volleyball
Texas A&M University–Kingsville Kingsville, Texas Javelinas Lone Star Beach Volleyball
Tusculum University Tusculum, Tennessee Pioneers South Atlantic Men's Volleyball
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio Blue Knights Mountain East Men's Volleyball
Ursuline College Pepper Pike, Ohio Arrows Great Midwest Bowling
Walsh University North Canton, Ohio Cavaliers Great Midwest Bowling
Wilmington University New Castle, Delaware Wildcats Central Atlantic Bowling
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "The South Atlantic Conference Announces Football Scheduling Agreement with UNC Pembroke". South Atlantic Conference. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "Davis & Elkins To Join MEC; UNC Pembroke To Be Associate Member" (Press release). Mountain East Conference. August 30, 2018. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Barton, South Atlantic Conference agree to football scheduling alliance". The Wilson Times. January 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "CSU Bakersfield, UC San Diego to Join Big West Conference" (Press release). Big West Conference. November 27, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2018.