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Composition and sport sponsorship of the NCAA membership

 2019-20 NCAA Membership Breakdown: As of September 1, 2019

Status Division I Division I Total Division II Total Division III Total Total
FBS FCS DI
Active 130 124 96 350 310 438 1,098
Provisional 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
Exploratory N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 2
Multisport Conferences 10 10 15 35 23 44 102
Single-Sport Conferences 0 2 14 16 0 24 40
Membership Total 140 136 125 401 333 514 1,248
Reclassifying Institutions             9
Membership Total (including Reclassifying)             1,257
Affiliated Members 0

Note: Effective August 1, 2019, the NCAA affiliated membership category has been eliminated. Therefore, this is the last year affiliated members will be listed on this report.

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Definitions

Active member
An active member is a four-year college or university or a two-year upper-level collegiate institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and duly elected to active membership under the provisions of the Association bylaws. Active members have the right to compete in NCAA championships, to vote on legislation and other issues before the Association, and to enjoy other privileges of membership designated in the constitution and bylaws of the Association.

Provisional member
A provisional member is a four-year college or university or a two-year upper-level collegiate institution accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and that has applied for active membership in the Association. Provisional membership is a prerequisite for active membership in the Association. The institution shall be elected to provisional membership under the bylaws of the Association. Provisional members shall receive all publications and mailings received by active members in addition to other privileges designated in the constitution and bylaws of the Association.

Exploratory member
An institution seeking Division III membership must first complete one year as an exploratory member.

Member conference
A member conference is a group of colleges and/or universities that conducts competition among its members and determines a conference champion in one or more sports (in which the NCAA conducts championships or for which it is responsible for providing playing rules for intercollegiate competition), duly elected to conference membership under the provisions of the bylaws of the Association. A member conference is entitled to all of the privileges of active members except the right to compete in NCAA championships. Only those conferences that meet specific criteria as competitive and legislative bodies and minimum standards related to size and division status are permitted to vote on legislation or other issues before the Association.

2019-20 NCAA Sport Sponsorship: As of September 2019

  • These totals include sport sponsorship data provided by active and provisional members.
  • Teams from reclassifying institutions are included in totals for their last active division until they have completed the reclassification process.
  • Starred and italicized items are emerging sports.
  Men's Women's Mixed
  DI DII DIII Total DI DII DIII Total DI DII DIII Total
Baseball 299 264 390 953                
Basketball 351 312 424 1,087 349 313 439 1,101        
Beach Volleyball         62 17 5 84        
Bowling 0 1 1 2 34 34 19 87        
Cross Country 318 281 404 1,003 348 304 423 1,075 0 0 1 1
*Equestrian         19 4 16 39 0 0 10 10
Fencing 20 2 11 33 26 2 15 43 1 0 0 1
Field Hockey         77 36 168 281        
Football 255 168 247 670                
(I-FBS) 130     130                
(I-FCS) 125#     125                
Golf 298 224 307 829 266 200 243 709 0 0 3 3
Gymnastics 14 0 1 15 60 6 15 81        
Ice Hockey 60 7 84 151 36 5 67 108        
Lacrosse 74 75 248 397 117 114 293 524        
Rifle 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 17 2 3 22
Rowing 30 2 25 57 88 16 46 150        
*Rugby 1 1 2 4 8 6 6 20        
Skiing 10 6 14 30 11 7 14 32 0 0 1 1
Soccer 204 215 419 838 335 266 440 1,041        
Softball         296 291 412 999        
Swimming & Diving 132 77 241 450 193 105 269 567        
Tennis 251 161 331 743 311 222 368 901 0 0 0 0
Track and Field, Indoor 270 176 295 741 333 203 300 836 0 0 3 3
Track and Field, Outdoor 289 225 324 838 340 256 335 931 0 0 4 4
*Triathlon     0 0 6 10 9 25        
Volleyball 23 25 107 155 333 300 434 1,067        
Water Polo 25 8 16 49 34 13 19 66        
Wrestling 78 64 109 251 0 5 8 13        

* Emerging Sport for Women
# Includes one institution that is in the process of reclassifying to Division II.