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 that their primary conference does not have enough teams in a certain sport to enable sponsorship of the sport by that conference.

Full independents

Current members

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 International University Salem, West Virginia 1888 835 Tigers          

Men's sponsored sports by school

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 International Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 6

Women's sponsored sports by school

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 International 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 ?
Bowling ? Swimming
& Diving
Salem International BMC CWPA ECC BMC
  • ? -- D-I sport
  • Salem International (IND) -- Water Polo (W) begins play in 2018.[1]

Football independents

Current members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, North Carolina Braves Peach Belt
North Greenville University Tigerville, South Carolina Crusaders Carolinas

Lacrosse independents

Current members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Lindenwood University Saint Charles, Missouri Lions Mid-America Green tickY
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, California Argonauts Pacific West Green tickY

Future members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W) Joins
Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois Flyers Great Lakes Valley Green tickY 2018
Quincy University Quincy, Illinois Hawks Great Lakes Valley Green tickY 2018

Soccer independents

Current members

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

Current members

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
Long Island University-Post Brookville, New York Pioneers East Coast
Notre Dame College South Euclid, Ohio Falcons Mountain East
Ohio Valley University Vienna, West Virginia Fighting Scots Great Midwest
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, Arkansas Tigers Great American
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina Royals South Atlantic
Shorter University Rome, Georgia Hawks Gulf South
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia Clan Great Northwest
Tiffin University Tiffin, Ohio Dragons Great Lakes
West Liberty University West Liberty, West Virginia Hilltoppers Mountain East
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling, West Virginia Cardinals Mountain East
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.

Future members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Joins
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio Blue Knights Mountain East 2018

Other sports

Field hockey

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Converse College Spartanburg, South Carolina Valkyries Carolinas
Molloy College Rockville Centre, New York Lions East Coast
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina Royals South Atlantic
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York Spartans East Coast

Future members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Joins
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Great Midwest 2018

Golf

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
Daemen College Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast Green tickY
Long Island University-Post Brookville, New York Pioneers 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

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
Mercyhurst University Erie, Pennsylvania Lakers Pennsylvania State
Merrimack College North Andover, Massachusetts Warriors Northeast-10
Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rams Central Atlantic

Swimming & Diving

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
(M) (W)
University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, North Carolina Braves Peach Belt Green tickY
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

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

Sports not in D-II

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Sport
Alderson Broaddus University Philippi, West Virginia Battlers Great Midwest Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball
Augusta University Augusta, Georgia Jaguars Peach Belt Golf, Women'sWomen'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 College Hartsville, South Carolina Cobras South Atlantic Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado Mavericks Rocky Mountain Beach Volleyball
Concordia University-Irvine Irvine, California Eagles Pacific West Beach 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 Golf, Men'sMen's Golf
Franklin Pierce University Rindge, New Hampshire Ravens Northeast-10 Ice Hockey, Women'sWomen's Ice Hockey
Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tennessee Railsplitters South Atlantic Beach Volleyball
Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball
Long Island University-Post Brookville, New York Pioneers East Coast Fencing (Women's only)
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut Eagles Central Atlantic Bowling
Ice Hockey, Men'sMen's Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey, Women'sWomen's Ice Hockey
Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina Royals South Atlantic Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball
Saint Anselm College Goffstown, New Hampshire Hawks Northeast-10 Ice Hockey, Women'sWomen's Ice Hockey
Saint Leo University St. Leo, Florida Lions Sunshine State Beach Volleyball
Saint Michael's College Colchester, Vermont Purple Knights Northeast-10 Ice Hockey, Women'sWomen's Ice Hockey
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
Ursuline College Pepper Pike, Ohio Arrows Great Midwest Bowling
Wilmington University New Castle, Delaware Wildcats Central Atlantic Bowling
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.
  • Franklin Pierce, Post, Saint Anselm College, Saint Michael's College -- Ice Hockey (W) Independent scheduling alliance starts in 2017-18 season.[3]

Future members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Sport Joins
Daemen College Amherst, New York Wildcats East Coast Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball 2018
Kentucky Wesleyan College Owensboro, Kentucky Panthers Great Midwest Bowling 2018
Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois Flyers Great Lakes Valley Bowling 2018
Salem International University Salem, West Virginia Tigers Independent Water Polo, Women'sWomen's Water Polo 2018
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio Blue Knights Mountain East Volleyball, Men'sMen's Volleyball 2018
Walsh University North Canton, Ohio Cavaliers Great Midwest Bowling 2018

References

  1. ^ "SIU revives women's water polo for 2017-18". Salem International University. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ "The South Atlantic Conference Announces Football Scheduling Agreement with UNC Pembroke". South Atlantic Conference. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ "Women's Hockey Announces Scheduling Alliance for 2017-18 Season". Post University. Retrieved 2017. 

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