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The Complete List of NCAA Division 2 Colleges (Most Recent)

Posted by Justin Berkman | Jul 20, 2017 8:00:00 PM

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The NCAA, the major governing body for intercollegiate sports, separates its member institutions by divisions. Division II colleges are generally smaller and have fewer athletic department resources than Division I schools, but they’re larger and more well funded than Division III institutions.

While Division II schools may not have the money or get the publicity of Division I institutions, many Division II colleges have passionate fan bases that show enthusiastic support for their sports teams, especially for those teams that regularly compete for championships.

In this article, I’ll give you a basic understanding of Division II and a complete list of current Division II schools by state.


Why Are There NCAA Divisions?

The NCAA created divisions in order to have competitive balance and level the playing field in NCAA sports. The idea behind divisions is for schools to be competing against other schools of a similar size and with similar resources.


What Makes Division II Unique?

Typically, the level of competition and caliber of athlete is lower than in Divison I but higher than in Division III.

There are about 300 schools and thousands of students who participate in Division II sports. Division II schools offer athletic scholarships, but there is less athletic aid available in Division II than in Division I. The majority of athletes at Division II institutions are on partial athletic scholarships.

There are 24 athletic conferences in Division II. NCAA Division II offers championships in 14 men's sports and 14 women's sports.


Division II Fun Facts

  • Division II student-athletes consistently graduate at a higher rate than other students at Division II institutions.
  • Division II is the only division that has member institutions in Puerto Rico. It also has one Canadian institution.
  • Divsion II has 6 schools with enrollments over 15,000 and 133 schools with enrollments below 2,500. The average enrollment of a Divsion II school is 3,848.



 2015 NCAA Division II Football Champions


How Should You Use This List?

If there's a college you're considering, you can determine if it's a Division II institution. If you're interested in a particular sport, check to see which colleges are Division II in that sport. Some Division II schools will compete in Divsion I for one or two sports.



University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Fairbanks



University of Alabama in Huntsville

Auburn University at Montgomery

Miles College

University of Montevallo

University of North Alabama

Spring Hill College

Tuskegee University

University of West Alabama



Arkansas Tech University

University of Arkansas, Fort Smith

University of Arkansas, Monticello

Harding University

Henderson State University

Ouachita Baptist University

Southern Arkansas University



Grand Canyon University


British Columbia

Simon Fraser University



Academy of Art University

Azusa Pacific University

Biola University

California Baptist University

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, Chico

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, East Bay

California State University, Los Angeles

California State University, San Bernardino

California State University, Stanislaus

California State University, San Marcos

University of California, San Diego

Concordia University Irvine

Dominican University of California

Fresno Pacific University

Holy Names University

Humboldt State University

Notre Dame de Namur University

Point Loma Nazarene University

San Francisco State University

Sonoma State University


Adams State University

Colorado Christian University

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University-Pueblo

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Fort Lewis College

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Regis University (Colorado)

Western State Colorado University



University of Bridgeport

University of New Haven

Post University

Southern Connecticut State University


District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia



Goldey-Beacom College

Wilmington University (Delaware)



Barry University

Eckerd College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida)

Flagler College

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Southern College

Lynn University

Nova Southeastern University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Rollins College

Saint Leo University

University of Tampa

University of West Florida





Albany State University (Georgia)

Armstrong State University

Augusta University

Clark Atlanta University

Clayton State University

Columbus State University

Emmanuel College (Georgia)

Fort Valley State University

Georgia College

Georgia Southwestern State University

Morehouse College

University of North Georgia

Paine College

Shorter University

Valdosta State University

University of West Georgia

Young Harris College



Brigham Young University, Hawaii

Chaminade University

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hawaii Pacific University



Upper Iowa University



Northwest Nazarene University



University of Illinois at Springfield

Lewis University

McKendree University

Quincy University



University of Indianapolis

Oakland City University

Purdue University Northwest

University of Southern Indiana

Saint Joseph’s College (Indiana)



Emporia State University

Fort Hays State University

Newman University

Pittsburg State University

Washburn University of Topeka



Bellarmine University

Kentucky State University

Kentucky Wesleyan College



American International College

Assumption College

Bentley University

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Merrimack College

Stonehill College



Bowie State University



Davenport University

Ferris State University

Grand Valley State University

Hillsdale College

Lake Superior State University

Michigan Technological University

Northern Michigan University

Northwood University (Michigan)

Saginaw Valley State University

Wayne State University (Michigan)



Bemidji State University

Concordia University, St. Paul

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

University of Minnesota, Crookston

University of Minnesota Duluth

Southwest Minnesota State University

St. Cloud State University

Winona State University






University of Central Missouri

Drury University

Lincoln University (Missouri)

Lindenwood University

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Western State University

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Northwest Missouri State University

Rockhurst University

Southwest Baptist University

Truman State University

William Jewell College



Delta State University

Mississippi College



Montana State University Billings


North Carolina 

Barton College

Belmont Abbey College

Brevard College

Catawba College

Chowan University

Elizabeth City State University

Fayetteville State University

Johnson C. Smith University

Lees-McRae College

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Livingstone College

Mars Hill University

University of Mount Olive

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Pfeiffer University

Queens University of Charlotte

Shaw University

Saint Augustine’s University

Wingate University

Winston-Salem State University


North Dakota

University of Mary

Minot State University



Chadron State College

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Wayne State College (Nebraska)


New Hampshire 

Franklin Pierce University

Southern New Hampshire University

Saint Anselm College


New Jersey 

Bloomfield College

Caldwell University

Felician College

Georgian Court University


New Mexico 

Eastern New Mexico University

New Mexico Highlands University

Western New Mexico University


New York

Adelphi University

Concordia College (New York)

Daemen College

Dominican College (New York)

Le Moyne College

Mercy College

Molloy College

New York Institute of Technology

Nyack College

Pace University

Long Island University/LIU Post

Queens College (New York)

Robert Wesleyan College

The College of St. Rose

St. Thomas Aquinas College



Ashland University

Cedarville University

Central State University

University of Findlay

Lake Erie College

Malone University

Notre Dame College (Ohio)

Ohio Dominican University

Tiffin University

Urbana University

Ursuline College

Walsh University



Cameron University

University of Central Oklahoma

East Central University

Northeastern State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Rogers State University

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Southern Nazarene University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University


Concordia University Portland

Western Oregon University





Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania

Chestnut Hill College

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Gannon University

Holy Family University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

The Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mercyhurst University

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown

University of the Sciences

Seton Hill University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania


Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras


South Carolina

Anderson University (South Carolina)

Benedict College

Claflin University

Coker College

Converse College

Erskine College

Francis Marion University

Lander University

Limestone College

Newberry College

North Greenville University

University of South Carolina Aiken

Southern Wesleyan University


South Dakota

Augustana College (South Dakota)

Black Hills State University

Northern State University

University of Sioux Falls

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology



Carson-Newman University

Christian Brothers University

King University

Lane College

Lee University

LeMoyne-Owen College

Lincoln Memorial University

Trevecca Nazarene University

Tusculum College

Union University



Abilene Christian University

Angelo State University

Dallas Baptist University

University of the Incarnate Word

Lubbock Christian University

Midwestern State University

St. Edward’s University

St. Mary’s University (Texas)

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Texas Woman’s University

West Texas A&M University



Dixie State University



The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Virginia State University

Virginia Union University

Saint Michael’s College



Central Washington University

Seattle Pacific University

Saint Martin’s University

Western Washington University



University of Wisconsin, Parkside




West Virginia 

Alderson Broaddus University

Bluefield State College

University of Charleston (West Virginia)

Concord University

Davis and Elkins College

Fairmont State University

Glenville State College

Ohio Valley University

Salem International University

Shepherd University

West Liberty University

West Virginia State University

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Wheeling Jesuit University


What's Next?

Learn more about the differences between NCAA divisions. Also, check out the complete lists of Division I and Division III schoools.

If you're a prospective student-athlete, find out the SAT and ACT scores you need to be eligible to compete in the NCAA.


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Justin Berkman
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Justin has extensive experience teaching SAT prep and guiding high school students through the college admissions and selection process. He is firmly committed to improving equity in education and helping students to reach their educational goals. Justin received an athletic scholarship for gymnastics at Stanford University and graduated with a BA in American Studies.

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