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Complete List of NAIA Colleges with Baseball Teams

The NAIA, or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, sets the athletic rules for its 300+ member colleges and its 212 baseball programs. The NAIA is characterized by its smaller, close-knit campuses, competitive teams and well-rounded college experience for athletes. Also, a distinction from the NCAA is that there are no recruiting restrictions when it comes to coach and student-athlete communications. For student-athletes who want to study abroad, participate in extracurricular activities and enjoy a more traditional college experience, the NAIA might be a great fit.

Does the NAIA award baseball scholarships?

Yes. Unlike NCAA Division 3 schools, the NAIA does offer athletic scholarship opportunities. The amount of money athletes can receive as part of their NAIA baseball scholarship will depend on the school, coach, talent level and position. Each program is allowed to offer up to 12 scholarships, which is more than any other NCAA four-year school. NAIA schools also have other financial aid opportunities outside of athletic scholarships. Potential recruits should look into academic, merit and need-based scholarships to bring down the overall cost of tuition.

What is the Avista NAIA World Series?

Played in Lewiston, Idaho, the Avista NAIA World Series originated in 1957 and is the championship tournament of the NAIA. The double-elimination tournament has been held at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewsiton, Idaho since 2000. Southeastern University won its first championship title in 2018.

NAIA baseball rankings

Student-athletes researching the NAIA’s best baseball programs are encouraged to visit NAIA.org to check out periodic rankings, as well as the Baseball Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll. Here are the rankings released on June 6, 2018:

  1. Southeastern (Fla.)
  2. Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
  3. Georgia Gwinnett
  4. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
  5. Faulkner (Ala.)
  6. Antelope Valley (Calif.)
  7. Oklahoma City
  8. St. Thomas (Fla.)
  9. University of Northwestern Ohio
  10. Reinhardt (Ga.)
  11. Oklahoma Wesleyan
  12. William Jessup (Calif.)
  13. Science & Arts (Okla.)
  14. Bryan (Tenn.)
  15. Point Park (Pa.)
  16. Cumberlands (Ky.)
  17. Tennessee Wesleyan
  18. Middle Georgia State
  19. Keiser (Fla.)
  20. Campbellsville (Ky.)
  21. Jamestown (N.D.)
  22. Mobile (Ala.)
  23. Indiana Tech
  24. Central Methodist (Mo.)
  25. Lyon (Ark.)

Full list of NAIA baseball colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Caldwell, IDAHO
North West
Frontier Conference  
NAIA  
Pippa Passes, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Wilmore, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
West Point, GEORGIA
South East
Independent Southeast Region  
NAIA  
Kansas City, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Muskogee, OKLAHOMA
Mid South
Central States Football League  
NAIA  
Baldwin City, KANSAS
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Bellevue, NEBRASKA
Mid West
North Star Athletic Association  
NAIA  
Atchison, KANSAS
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Lindsborg, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Mishawaka, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
McKenzie, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Blue Mountain, MISSISSIPPI
Mid South
Southern States Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Bluefield, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Owensboro, KENTUCKY
Mid East
River States  
NAIA  
Mount Vernon, GEORGIA
South East
Southern States Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Dayton, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Campbellsville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Conway, ARKANSAS
Mid South
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
McPherson, KANSAS
Mid West
Independent Midwest Region  
NAIA  
Fayette, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Santee, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Cincinnati, OHIO
Great Lakes
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Dubuque, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Rutland, VERMONT
New England
NAIA, Yankee Small College Conference  
NAIA  
Point Lookout, MISSOURI
Mid West
Association of Independent Institutions  
NAIA  
Hobbs, NEW MEXICO
South West
Red River Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Columbia, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Seward, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Canton, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Williamsburg, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Lebanon, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Madison, SOUTH DAKOTA
North West
North Star Athletic Association  
NAIA  
Mitchell, SOUTH DAKOTA
North West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Crete, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Sioux Center, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Jacksonville, FLORIDA
South East
Other  
NAIA  
Springfield, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Montgomery, ALABAMA
South East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Miami Gardens, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Henderson, TENNESSEE
Mid East
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
Wichita, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Georgetown, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Goshen, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
Winona Lake, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
Lamoni, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Des Moines, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Hannibal, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
Hastings, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Fullerton, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Huntington, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
Austin, TEXAS
Mid South
Red River Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Fort Wayne, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Kokomo, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
South Bend, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
New Albany, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Marion, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Jamestown, NORTH DAKOTA
North West
North Star Athletic Association  
NAIA  
Hawkins, TEXAS
Mid South
Red River Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Elgin, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Salina, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Grayson, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Riverside, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Other  
NAIA  
Lewiston, IDAHO
North West
Frontier Conference  
NAIA  
Lincoln, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Association of Independent Institutions  
NAIA  
Lincoln, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
NAIA  
NAIA  
Columbia, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Shreveport, LOUISIANA
Mid South
Red River Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
New Orleans, LOUISIANA
Mid South
Southern States Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Batesville, ARKANSAS
Mid South
Central States Football League  
NAIA  
Livonia, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Indianapolis, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Pulaski, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Southern States Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Rancho Palos Verdes, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Pacific Conference  
NAIA  
Mayville, NORTH DAKOTA
North West
North Star Athletic Association  
NAIA  
McPherson, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Atherton, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Independent Far West Region  
NAIA  
Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Olathe, KANSAS
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Macon, GEORGIA
South East
Southern States Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Fremont, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Midway, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Milligan College, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Marshall, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Montreat, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Sumter, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Other  
NAIA  
Yankton, SOUTH DAKOTA
North West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Cedar Rapids, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Mount Vernon, OHIO
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
Orange City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Bartlesville, OKLAHOMA
Mid South
Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Bourbonnais, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Klamath Falls, OREGON
West Coast
Cascade Collegiate Conference  
NAIA  
Ottawa, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Goodwell, OKLAHOMA
Mid South
Lone Star Conference  
NAIA  
Parkville, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
Schuylkill Haven, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
NJCAA; NCWA Wrestling  
NAIA  
Peru, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Pikeville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Aberdeen, SOUTH DAKOTA
North West
North Star Athletic Association  
NAIA  
Waleska, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Rochester Hills, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Independent Great Lakes Region  
NAIA  
Rocklin, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Portsmouth, OHIO
Great Lakes
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Adrian, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Redding, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Pacific Conference  
NAIA  
Lakeland, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Waxahachie, TEXAS
Mid South
Central States Football League  
NAIA  
Winfield, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Bethany, OKLAHOMA
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Phoenix, ARIZONA
South West
Central States Football League  
NAIA  
Spring Arbor, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Crossroads League  
NAIA  
Davenport, IOWA
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Laurinburg, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Fort Wayne, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Leavenworth, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Miami, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Sterling, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Hillsboro, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Talladega, ALABAMA
South East
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Upland, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Athens, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Tyler, TEXAS
Mid South
Central States Football League  
NAIA  
Fort Worth, TEXAS
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Santa Clarita, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Crestview Hills, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Presidents' Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Thomasville, GEORGIA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Tougaloo, MISSISSIPPI
Mid South
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Palos Heights, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Deerfield, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Cleveland, GEORGIA
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Barbourville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Dearborn, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Mobile, ALABAMA
South East
Southern States Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Chickasha, OKLAHOMA
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Rio Grande, OHIO
Great Lakes
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Joliet, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association  
NAIA  
Valley City, NORTH DAKOTA
North West
North Star Athletic Association  
NAIA  
Costa Mesa, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
La Crosse, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
North Star Athletic Association  
NAIA  
Denmark, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Association of Independent Institutions  
NAIA  
Forest City, IOWA
Mid West
Midwest Collegiate Conference (NAIA)  
NAIA  
Lake Wales, FLORIDA
South East
Mid-South Conference  
NAIA  
Plainview, TEXAS
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Babson Park, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Beckley, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Independent Mid-South Region  
NAIA  
Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Marshall, TEXAS
Mid South
Red River Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Hattiesburg, MISSISSIPPI
Mid South
Southern States Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Oskaloosa, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Fulton, MISSOURI
Mid West
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
Walnut Ridge, ARKANSAS
Mid South
American Midwest Conference  
NAIA  
York, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
West Palm Beach, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Salem, OREGON
West Coast
Cascade Collegiate Conference  
NAIA  
Detroit, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Whiting, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Chicago, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Southfield, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
San Antonio, TEXAS
Mid South
Red River Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Sylvania, OHIO
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Texarkana, TEXAS
Mid South
Red River Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Victoria, TEXAS
Mid South
Association of Independent Institutions  
NAIA  
Lima, OHIO
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Bluffton, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Independent Northeast Region  
NAIA  
Terrell, TEXAS
Mid South
NJCAA  
NAIA  
Ave Maria, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference  
NAIA  
Circleville, OHIO
Great Lakes
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Paragould, ARKANSAS
Mid South
Association of Independent Institutions (NAIA)  
NAIA  
Alexandria, LOUISIANA
Mid South
Red River Athletic Conference  
NAIA  
Belleville, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
American Midwest Conference (NAIA)  
NAIA  
Lawrenceville, GEORGIA
South East
Independent Southeast Region  
NAIA  
Mesa, ARIZONA
South West
NAIA DII  
NAIA  
Hialeah, FLORIDA
South East
 
NAIA  
Lancaster, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
(NAIA DII, Cal Pac)  
NAIA  
Phoenix, ARIZONA
South West
(NAIA) (NCWA - Wrestling)  
NAIA  
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