Map of full NCAA Division II Independent schools
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

Current members

Departing members are highlighted in red.

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia 1895 Public 1,800 Big Blues &
Lady Blues
2013    
Emory & Henry College[a] Emory, Virginia 1836 Public 1,250 Wasps 2021    
University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón[b] Bayamón, Puerto Rico 1971 Public 5,014 Cowboys ?      
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez[b] Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1911 Public 12,079 Bulldogs ?    
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras[b] San Juan, Puerto Rico 1903 Public 15,186 Gallitos &
Jerezanas
?    
Salem University Salem, West Virginia 1888 Private
(For-profit)
835 Tigers 2016    
Notes
  1. ^ Emory and Henry College will become a full member of the South Atlantic Conference in July 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Full member of the Liga Atlética Interuniversitaria de Puerto Rico.

Former members

Future members

Men's sponsored sports by school

Departing members in pink.

School Baseball Basketball Cross
country
Football Golf Soccer Tennis Track
& field
outdoor
Volleyball Total
IND
sports
Bluefield State Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7
Emory & Henry Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
UPR Bayamón Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
UPR Mayagüez Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
UPR Río Piedras Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Salem Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6

Women's sponsored sports by school

Departing members in pink.

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 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
Emory & Henry Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8
UPR Bayamón Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
UPR Mayagüez Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
UPR Río Piedras Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 5
Salem Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 7

Other sponsored sports by school

School Men Women
Swimming
& diving
Water
polo
Swimming
& diving
Water
polo
Salem BMC CWPA BMC WWPA

Baseball independents

Current member

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Virginia State University Ettrick, Virginia Trojans CIAA

Football independents

See also: List of NCAA Division II football programs

Current members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Barton College Wilson, North Carolina Bulldogs Carolinas
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia Big Blues None
Emory & Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022)
Erskine College Due West, South Carolina Flying Fleet Carolinas
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic

Soccer independents

See also: List of NCAA Division II men's soccer programs and List of NCAA Division II women's soccer programs

Current members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Allen University Columbia, South Carolina Yellow Jackets Southern Intercollegiate Green tickY
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia Lady Blues None Green tickY
Edward Waters University Jacksonville, Florida Lady Tigers Southern Intercollegiate Green tickY
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022) Green tickY
Shaw University Raleigh, North Carolina Bears Central Intercollegiate Green tickY Green tickY

Wrestling independents

See also: List of NCAA Division II wrestling programs

Current members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Allen University Columbia, South Carolina Yellow Jackets Southern Intercollegiate
American International College Springfield, Massachusetts Yellow Jackets Northeast-10
Ashland University Ashland, Ohio Eagles Great Midwest
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia Big Blues None
University of Findlay Findlay, Ohio Oilers Great Midwest
Lake Erie College Painesville, Ohio Storm Great Midwest
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Hawks Gulf South
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia TBC Great Northwest
Tiffin University Tiffin, Ohio Dragons Great Lakes

Other sports

Field hockey

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

Golf

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia Lady Blues None Green tickY
Daemen College Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast Green tickY
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022) Green tickY Green tickY
Thomas Jefferson University
(Jefferson)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rams Central Atlantic 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

Rowing

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Assumption University Worcester, Massachusetts Greyhounds Northeast-10
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

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia Big Blues & Lady Blues None Green tickY Green tickY
Roberts Wesleyan College North Chili, New York Redhawks East Coast Green tickY Green tickY
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Bulldogs None Green tickY Green tickY
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia TBC Great Northwest Green tickY Green tickY

Tennis

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
(M) (W)
Augustana University Sioux Falls, South Dakota Vikings Northern Sun Green tickY
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado Mavericks Rocky Mountain Green tickY
Colorado State University–Pueblo Pueblo, Colorado ThunderWolves Rocky Mountain Green tickY
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022) Green tickY Green tickY
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, Colorado Roadrunners Rocky Mountain Green tickY

Sports not in D-II

See also: List of NCAA Division II institutions with sports not in D-II

Institution Location Nickname Primary
conference
Sport
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Mountain East Men's volleyball
American International College Springfield, Massachusetts Yellow Jackets Northeast-10 Men's volleyball
Bluefield State College Bluefield, West Virginia Lady Blues None 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
Catawba College Salisbury, North Carolina Indians South Atlantic Beach volleyball
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 University Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast Men's volleyball
D'Youville University Buffalo, New York Saints East Coast Men's volleyball
Eckerd College St. Petersburg, Florida Tritons Sunshine State Beach volleyball
Erskine College Due West, South Carolina Flying Fleet Carolinas Beach volleyball
Emory and Henry College Emory, Virginia Wasps South Atlantic (in 2022) Women's volleyball
Florida Southern College Lakeland, Florida Moccasins Sunshine State Beach volleyball
Limestone University Gaffney, South Carolina Saints South Atlantic Men's volleyball
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee Railsplitters South Atlantic Beach volleyball
Men's volleyball
Maryville University Town and Country, Missouri Saints Great Lakes Valley Men's volleyball
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, Florida Sailfish Sunshine State Beach 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
Wayne State College Wayne, Nebraska Wildcats Northern Sun Beach volleyball

References

  1. ^ "Barton, South Atlantic Conference agree to football scheduling alliance". The Wilson Times. January 18, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2019.

See also