List of NAIA Schools

Naia schools are an excellent choice if you’re looking to further your education and build a solid foundation for success.

Naia schools are private institutions that offer a variety of educational opportunities, including undergraduate degrees in business, engineering, nursing, and more. Many Naia schools also offer graduate degrees in education and business management.

Not only does Naia offer high-quality programs at affordable tuition rates, but it also gives you the flexibility to choose what courses you want to take. If you don’t want to take a certain class or program but still want to further your education, Naia offers online courses that are available 24/7.

Naia’s approach to education includes many different types of classes: core classes covering topics such as math, science, history, and social studies; electives like music theory or dance classes; and enrichment classes like computer programming or languages like Spanish.

Naia aims to educate students to prepare them for jobs in various fields including medicine or law school.”

What is Naia?

Naia is an acronym that stands for National Association of Independent Schools. It’s a national organization that represents independent schools across the country.

What are Naia schools?

Naia schools are private schools that participate in NAIA’s Concacaf tournament. In this tournament, Naia schools compete against other private schools from the same region. They play to win.

How is Naia different from regular schools?

Naia is designed for students who need extra help with their education. It’s not just about getting into college it’s about preparing kids for the real world, giving them the skills they need to get jobs and succeed in their careers.

Each student has an individualized learning plan that’s customized specifically for them, so they can learn at their own pace and make sure they’re making progress toward their goals.

How much does it cost?

It depends on what kind of program your child needs there are several options available at different price points, so you will be the one to figure out what works best for your family.

NAIA RANKINGS (Alphabetically)

The table below contains all the NAIA Schools in the US, Colleges, cities, or States where they can be located, conferences, and Enrollment.

Colleges or UniversitiesCity, StateConferenceEnrollment
Alice Lloyd CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSPippa Passes, KYRSC584
Aquinas College ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSGrand Rapids, MIWHAC2,000
Arizona Christian University ATHLETICSGlendale, AZGSAC789
Arkansas Baptist CollegeLittle Rock, ARCACN/A
Ave Maria University ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAve Maria, FLTSC1,100
Avila University ATHLETICSKansas City, MOKCAC1,831
Bacone College ATHLETICSMuskogee, OKCAC873
Baker University ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBaldwin City, KSHAAC920
Bellevue University ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBellevue, NENorth Star7,792
Benedictine College ATHLETICSAtchison, KSHAAC1,920
Benedictine University at Mesa ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMesa, AZCal Pac1,000
Bethany College ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLindsborg, KSKCAC717
Bethel College ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSNorth Newton, KSKCAC512
Bethel University ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMishawaka, INCrossroads2,097
Bethel University ATHLETICSMcKenzie, TNMid-South2,076
Blue Mountain College ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBlue Mountain, MSSSAC450
Bluefield University ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBluefield, VAAAC840
Brenau University ATHLETICSGainesville, GAAAC850
Brescia University ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSOwensboro, KYRSC566
Brewton-Parker College ATHLETICSMt. Vernon, GASSAC1,054
Briar Cliff University ATHLETICSSioux City, IAGPAC1,136
Bryan College ADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDayton, TNAAC959
Bushnell UniversityATHLETICSEugene, ORCascade578
California State University-MaritimeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSVallejo, CACal Pac1,020
California, University of, MercedADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMerced, CACal Pac6,000
Calumet College of St. JosephATHLETICSWhiting, INCCAC1,320
Campbellsville UniversityATHLETICSCampbellsville, KYMid-South2,728
Cardinal Stritch UniversityATHLETICSMilwaukee, WICCAC3,812
Carlow UniversityATHLETICSPittsburgh, PARSC1,164
Carroll CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSHelena, MTFrontier1,190
Central Baptist CollegeATHLETICSConway, ARAm. Midwest858
Central Christian CollegeATHLETICSMcPherson, KSSooner259
Central Methodist UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSFayette, MOHAAC5,812
Clarke UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDubuque, IAHAAC900
Cleary UniversityATHLETICSHowell, MIWHACN/A
College of Coastal Georgia ATHLETICSBrunswick, GATSC3,438
College of Saint MaryATHLETICSOmaha, NEGPAC1,000
Columbia CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSColumbia, MOAm. Midwest854
Columbia CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSColumbia, SCAAC1,017
Columbia International UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSColumbia, SCAACN/A
Concordia UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAnn Arbor, MIWHAC1,065
Concordia UniversityATHLETICSSeward, NEGPAC1,062
Corban UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSalem, ORCascade2,068
Cornerstone UniversityATHLETICSGrand Rapids, MIWHAC1,200
Cottey CollegeATHLETICSNevada, MOAm. Midwest325
Crowley’s Ridge CollegeATHLETICSParagould, ARCACN/A
Culver-Stockton CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSCanton, MOHAAC878
Cumberland UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLebanon, TNMid-South906
Dakota State UniversityATHLETICSMadison, SDNorth Star3,219
Dakota Wesleyan UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMitchell, SDGPAC762
Dalton State CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDalton, GASSAC5,485
Dickinson State UniversityATHLETICSDickinson, NDNorth Star990
Dillard UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSNew Orleans, LAGCAC1,200
Doane UniversityATHLETICSCrete, NEGPAC859
Dordt UniversityATHLETICSSioux Center, IAGPAC1,460
Eastern Oregon UniversityATHLETICSLa Grande, ORCascade3,348
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityATHLETICSPrescott, AZCal Pac2,029
Evangel UniversityATHLETICSSpringfield, MOHAAC1,446
Faulkner UniversityATHLETICSMontgomery, ALSSAC2,918
Fisher CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBoston, MACAC600
Fisk UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSNashville, TNGCAC774
Florida CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSTemple Terrace, FLCAC531
Florida Memorial UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMiami Gardens, FLTSC1,100
Florida National UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSHialeah, FLCAC1,466
Freed-Hardeman UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSHenderson, TNMid-South1,479
Friends UniversityATHLETICSWichita, KSKCAC2,200
Georgetown CollegeATHLETICSGeorgetown, KYMid-South1,910
Georgia Gwinnett CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLawrenceville, GACAC12,500
Goshen CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSGoshen, INCrossroads850
Governors State UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSUniversity Park, ILCCAC7,250
Grace CollegeATHLETICSWinona Lake, INCrossroads1,337
Graceland UniversityATHLETICSLamoni, IAHAAC1,000
Grand View UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDes Moines, IAHAAC2,064
Hannibal-LaGrange UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSHannibal, MOAm. Midwest1,200
Harris-Stowe State UniversityATHLETICSSt. Louis, MOAm. Midwest1,163
Haskell Indian Nations UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLawrence, KSCAC784
Hastings CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSHastings, NEGPAC1,200
Holy Cross CollegeATHLETICSNotre Dame, INCCAC500
Hope International UniversityATHLETICSFullerton, CAGSAC2,012
Huntington UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSHuntington, INCrossroads860
Huston-Tillotson UniversityATHLETICSAustin, TXRed River742
Indiana TechADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSFort Wayne, INWHAC1,322
Indiana University – Purdue University ColumbusADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSColumbus, INCACN/A
Indiana University EastADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSRichmond, INRSC2,072
Indiana University KokomoATHLETICSKokomo, INRSC1,790
Indiana University NorthwestADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSGary, INCCAC2,845
Indiana University SoutheastADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSNew Albany, INRSC5,989
Indiana University-South BendADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSouth Bend, INCCAC8,312
Indiana Wesleyan UniversityATHLETICSMarion, INCrossroads2,910
Iowa Wesleyan UniversityATHLETICSMount Pleasant, IACAC662
Jarvis Christian UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSHawkins, TXRed River764
John Brown UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSiloam Springs, ARSooner1,965
Johnson UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSKnoxville, TNAACN/A
Judson UniversityATHLETICSElgin, ILCCAC1,288
Kansas Wesleyan UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSalina, KSKCAC666
Keiser UniversityATHLETICSWest Palm Beach, FLTSC1,300
Kentucky Christian UniversityATHLETICSGrayson, KYAAC550
La Sierra UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSRiverside, CACal Pac1,516
Langston UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLangston, OKSooner1,845
Lawrence Technological UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSouthfield, MIWHAC4,000
Lewis-Clark State CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLewiston, IDCascade4,000
Life Pacific UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSan Dimas, CAGSACN/A
Life UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMarietta, GASSAC2,814
Lindsey Wilson CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSColumbia, KYMid-South2,083
Louisiana Christian UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSPineville, LARed River1,020
Louisiana State University AlexandriaADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAlexandria, LARed River2,573
Louisiana State University ShreveportATHLETICSShreveport, LaRed River2,800
Lourdes UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSylvania, OHWHAC1,546
Loyola UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSNew Orleans, LASSAC5,000
Lyon CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBatesville, ARAm. Midwest632
Madonna UniversityATHLETICSLivonia, MIWHAC3,139
Marian UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSIndianapolis, INCrossroads2,722
Mayville State UniversityATHLETICSMayville, NDNorth Star1,100
McPherson CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMcPherson, KSKCAC610
Menlo CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAtherton, CAGSAC750
Mid-America Christian UniversityATHLETICSOklahoma City, OKSooner719
MidAmerica Nazarene UniversityATHLETICSOlathe, KSHAAC1,558
Middle Georgia State UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSCochran, GASSAC7,341
Midland UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSFremont, NEGPAC1,188
Midway UniversityATHLETICSMidway, KYRSC1,810
Milligan UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMilligan College, TNAAC1,214
Missouri Baptist UniversityATHLETICSSaint Louis, MOAm. Midwest1,109
Missouri Valley CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMarshall, MOHAAC1,363
Montana State University-NorthernATHLETICSHavre, MTFrontier1,272
Montana Technological UniversityATHLETICSButte, MTFrontier2,500
Montreat CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMontreat, NCAAC743
Morningside UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSioux City, IAGPAC1,650
Morris CollegeATHLETICSSumter, SCCAC665
Mount Marty UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSYankton, SDGPAC1,236
Mount Mercy UniversityATHLETICSCedar Rapids, IAHAAC1,498
Mount Vernon Nazarene UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMount Vernon, OHCrossroads1,343
Multnomah UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSPortland, ORCascade600
North American UniversityStafford, TXCACN/A
Northern New Mexico CollegeATHLETICSEspanola, NMCAC785
Northwest UniversityATHLETICSKirkland, WACascade1,281
Northwestern CollegeATHLETICSOrange City, IAGPAC1,128
Oakland City UniversityATHLETICSOakland City, INRSCN/A
Oakwood UniversityATHLETICSHuntsville, ALGCACN/A
Ohio Christian UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSCircleville, OHRSC3,600
Oklahoma City UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSOklahoma City, OKSooner3,072
Oklahoma Panhandle State UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSGoodwell, OKSooner720
Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityATHLETICSBartlesville, OKKCAC800
Olivet Nazarene UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBourbonnais, ILCCAC2,900
Oregon Institute of TechnologyATHLETICSKlamath Falls, ORCascade4,272
Ottawa UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSOttawa, KSKCAC453
Ottawa University ArizonaATHLETICSSurprise, AZGSAC800
Our Lady of the Lake UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSan Antonio, TXRed River2,207
Pacific Union CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAngwin, CACal Pac1,365
Park UniversityATHLETICSParkville, MOHAAC1,078
Park University GilbertATHLETICSGilbert, AZCal PacN/A
Paul Quinn CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDallas, TXRed River500
Pennsylvania State University SchuylkillADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSchuylkill Haven, PACAC732
Peru State CollegeATHLETICSPeru, NEHAAC1,437
Philander Smith CollegeATHLETICSLittle Rock, ARGCAC580
Point Park UniversityATHLETICSPittsburgh, PARSC3,737
Point UniversityATHLETICSWest Point, GAAAC1,440
Presentation CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAberdeen, SDNorth Star730
Providence Christian CollegeATHLETICSPasadena, CACal Pac120
Reinhardt UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSWaleska, GAAAC1,224
Rochester UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSRochester Hills, MIWHAC1,044
Rocky Mountain CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBillings, MTFrontier1,031
Roosevelt UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSChicago, ILCCAC3,658
Rust CollegeHolly Springs, MSGCACN/A
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSt. Mary of the Wods, INRSCN/A
Saint Xavier UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSChicago, ILCCAC5,678
San Diego Christian CollegeATHLETICSSantee, CAGSAC450
SCAD AtlantaADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAtlanta, GAAAC2,100
SCAD SavannahADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSavannah, GATSC10,035
Shawnee State UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSPortsmouth, OHMid-South4,300
Siena Heights UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAdrian, MIWHAC2,600
Simpson UniversityATHLETICSRedding, CACal Pac650
Soka University of AmericaATHLETICSAliso Viejo, CACal Pac475
Southeastern UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLakeland, FLTSC4,847
Southern Oregon UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAshland, ORCascade3,585
Southern University at New OrleansADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSNew Orleans, LAGCAC2,380
Southwestern Assemblies of God UnivADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSWaxahachie, TXSooner1,984
Southwestern Christian UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBethany, OKSooner430
Southwestern CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSWinfield, KSKCAC635
Spring Arbor UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSpring Arbor, MICrossroads2,101
St. Ambrose UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDavenport, IACCAC3,402
St. Andrews UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLaurinburg, NCAAC440
St. Thomas UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMiami Gardens, FLTSC3,755
Stephens CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSColumbia, MOAm. Midwest764
Sterling CollegeATHLETICSSterling, KSKCAC603
Stillman CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSTuscaloosa, ALSSACN/A
Tabor CollegeATHLETICSHillsboro, KSKCAC766
Talladega CollegeATHLETICSTalladega, ALSSAC1,200
Taylor UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSUpland, INCrossroads1,898
Tennessee Wesleyan UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSAthens, TNAAC975
Texas A & M University San AntonioADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSan Antonio, TXRed River3,444
Texas A&M University -TexarkanaADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSTexarkana, TXRed River2,002
Texas CollegeATHLETICSTyler, TXRed River750
Texas Wesleyan UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSFort Worth, TXSooner2,514
The College of IdahoADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSCaldwell, IDCascade1,055
The Evergreen State CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSOlympia, WACascade2,500
The Master’s UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSNewhall, CAGSAC944
The University of Tennessee SouthernATHLETICSPulaski, TNMid-South880
Thomas More UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSCrestview Hills, KYMid-South1,400
Thomas UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSThomasville, GATSC800
Tougaloo CollegeATHLETICSTougaloo, MSGCAC939
Trinity Christian CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSPalos Heights, ILCCAC1,100
Trinity International UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDeerfield, ILCCAC700
Truett McConnell UniversityATHLETICSCleveland, GAAAC1,660
Union CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBarbourville, KYAAC807
University of Antelope ValleyATHLETICSLancaster, CACal Pac1,517
University of British ColumbiaATHLETICSVancouver, BCCascade44,000
University of Health Sciences & PharmacyADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSt. Louis, MOAm. Midwest1,160
University of Houston – VictoriaADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSVictoria, TXRed River1,730
University of JamestownATHLETICSJamestown, NDGPAC944
University of Michigan-DearbornADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDearborn, MIWHAC4,492
University of MobileADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMobile, ALSSAC1,600
University of Montana WesternATHLETICSDillon, MTFrontier1,121
University of North Texas at DallasADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSDallas, TXSooner4,100
University of Northwestern OhioATHLETICSLima, OHWHAC5,000
University of PikevilleADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSPikeville, KYMid-South1,749
University of ProvidenceATHLETICSGreat Falls, MTFrontier636
University of Rio GrandeATHLETICSThe Rio Grande, OHRSC2,432
University of Saint FrancisATHLETICSFort Wayne, INCrossroads2,308
University of Saint KatherineADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSan Marcos, CACal Pac241
University of Saint MaryATHLETICSLeavenworth, KSKCAC1,097
University of Science and Arts of OklahomaATHLETICSChickasha, OKSooner966
University of South Carolina – BeaufortADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSBluffton, SCCAC1,874
University of St. FrancisADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSJoliet, ILCCAC1,243
University of the CumberlandsATHLETICSWilliamsburg, KYMid-South1,760
University of the SouthwestATHLETICSHobbs, NMRed RiverN/A
University of the Virgin IslandsATHLETICSSt. Thomas, VICACN/A
University of VictoriaADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSVictoria, BCCAC20,199
Valley City State UniversityATHLETICSValley City, NDNorth Star801
Vanguard UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSCosta Mesa, CAGSAC1,600
Viterbo UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSLa Crosse, WINorth Star2,812
Voorhees UniversityATHLETICSDenmark, SCCAC545
Waldorf UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSForest City, IANorth Star643
Walla Walla UniversityATHLETICSCollege Place, WACascade1,917
Warner Pacific UniversityATHLETICSPortland, ORCascade795
Warner UniversityATHLETICSLake Wales, FLTSC1,176
Washington Adventist UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSTakoma Park, MDCAC861
Wayland Baptist UniversityATHLETICSPlainview, TXSooner1,675
Webber International UniversityATHLETICSBabson Park, FLTSC617
West Virginia University Institute of TechnologyATHLETICSBeckley, WVRSC1,472
Westcliff UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSIrvine, CACal Pac236
Westmont CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSSanta Barbara, CAGSAC1,200
Wilberforce UniversityATHLETICSWilberforce, OHMid-South479
Wiley CollegeADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSMarshall, TXGCAC1,300
William Carey UniversityATHLETICSHattiesburg, MSSSACN/A
William Jessup UniversityATHLETICSRocklin, CAGSAC1,303
William Penn UniversityATHLETICSOskaloosa, IAHAAC984
William Woods UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSFulton, MOAm. Midwest836
Williams Baptist UniversityATHLETICSWalnut Ridge, ARAm. Midwest500
Xavier UniversityADMISSIONS|ATHLETICSNew Orleans, LARed River3,012
York UniversityATHLETICSYork, NEKCAC431

NAIA VS NCAA

The NAIA and NCAA are two different organizations that compete in the same sports, but they have different rules, regulations, and standards.

NAIA: The NAIA is an organization that operates at the under-the-radar level of competition. This means that you probably won’t hear about them unless you’re a fan of a particular school or program. The NAIA has over 1,000 member institutions in 23 countries around the world. Most of their sports are football-based and many of their teams are relatively small, with an enrollment of between 2,000 and 4,500 students.

NCAA: The NCAA is the largest intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States. It comprises more than 1,400 member institutions and has over 300 athletic programs across all levels of competition from Division I (with football) through Division III (without football).

The big difference between NAIA and NCAA comes down to rules: In general, NAIA rules are less restrictive than NCAA rules. For example, most NAIA schools will allow attendance at home games for any reason even if your child has just come back from vacation or is recovering from injury and they will give credit toward graduation for any class taken.

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