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

Posted by Justin Berkman | Sep 12, 2018 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.

 

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 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.

 

Alabama 

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

 

Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
 
 

Arizona

Grand Canyon University

 

Arkansas

Arkansas Tech University
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
University of Arkansas, Monticello
Harding University
Henderson State University
Ouachita Baptist University
Southern Arkansas University

 

British Columbia

Simon Fraser University

 

California 

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

 

Colorado

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 
Western State Colorado University

 

Connecticut

University of Bridgeport
University of New Haven
Post University
Southern Connecticut State University

 

Delaware

Goldey-Beacom College
Wilmington University 
 
 

District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia

 

Florida

Barry University
Eckerd College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 
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

 

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Georgia 

Albany State University 
Armstrong State University
Augusta University
Clark Atlanta University
Clayton State University
Columbus State University
Emmanuel College
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

 

Hawaii

Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Chaminade University
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hawaii Pacific University

 

Idaho

Northwest Nazarene University

 

Illinois 

University of Illinois at Springfield
Lewis University
McKendree University
Quincy University

 

Indiana

University of Indianapolis
Oakland City University
Purdue University Northwest
University of Southern Indiana
Saint Joseph’s College 
 
 

Iowa

Upper Iowa University

 

Kansas

Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Newman University
Pittsburg State University
Washburn University of Topeka

 

Kentucky

Bellarmine University
Kentucky State University
Kentucky Wesleyan College
 
 

Maryland

Bowie State University

 

Massachusetts

American International College
Assumption College
Bentley University
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Merrimack College
Stonehill College

 

Michigan

Davenport University
Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
Hillsdale College
Lake Superior State University
Michigan Technological University
Northern Michigan University
Northwood University
Saginaw Valley State University
Wayne State University

 

Minnesota 

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

 

 

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Mississippi

Delta State University
Mississippi College
 
 

Missouri

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

 

Montana 

Montana State University Billings

 

Nebraska

Chadron State College
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Wayne State College

 

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
 
 

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
 
 

Ohio 

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

 

Oklahoma

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

 

Oregon 

Concordia University Portland
Western Oregon University

 

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Pennsylvania

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 
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 
Black Hills State University
Northern State University
University of Sioux Falls
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

 

Tennessee

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

 

Texas 

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

 

Utah

Dixie State University

 

Virginia

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University
Saint Michael’s College

 

Washington 

Central Washington University
Seattle Pacific University
Saint Martin’s University
Western Washington University

 

 

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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
 
 

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin, Parkside

  

What's Next?

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

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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