In college athletics in the United States, institutions typically join together in conferences for regular play under different governing bodies.

Varsity sports

There are several national and regional associations governing the varsity teams of colleges and universities. Varsity teams are typically funded by an institution's athletic department, and under some governing bodies players are eligible for athletic scholarships.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Main article: List of NCAA conferences

Division I

Multi-sport conferences
Ice hockey conferences
Other single-sport conferences

This list also includes conferences in sports that the NCAA does not split into divisions.

Division II

Single sport conferences

Division III

Single-sport conferences

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Main article: List of NAIA conferences

United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA)

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA)

Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC)

Independent conferences

Other collegiate sports associations

Boxing

Cycling

Fencing

Gymnastics

Lacrosse

See: Category:College lacrosse leagues in the United States

See also: Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association

Rowing

Sprint football

Volleyball

Water polo

Wrestling

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