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Your Comprehensive List of College Football Teams

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College-bound football players have a lot of schools to choose from—nearly 900, in fact. The trick: Figuring out what the right program is for your athlete. A good place to start is by understanding the differences between the division levels. This will help your family determine what kind of schools to target based on athletics, academics and what your athlete is looking for in a college experience. See a list of football college teams and learn more about football recruiting.

Use this information to help you create your target list of schools. We always advise that student-athletes include a mix of schools in their list, as you never know which division level might be right for you athletically, academically and socially until you do your research. Every day, we hear from athletes who signed with a school they never would have thought of until they broadened their school search. Once you know the football calendar – learn more about the college football recruiting process.

Lists of football colleges at each division level

We’ve compiled the full list of football colleges at each division level. Families can sort by conference, state and college name. 

Division 1 FBS and FCS

Division 2

Division 3

NAIA

JUCO

College football coaching changes 2019

NCAA D1 FBS

NCAA D1 FCS

NCAA D2

NCAA D3

NAIA

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NCAA D2

NAIA

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NCAA D2

NCAA D3

NAIA

How many college football teams are there?

There are approximately 893 football colleges spanning five different division levels: NCAA Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA and NJCAA. We calculated which states have the most college football teams, and the numbers shook out like this: Pennsylvania (52), Ohio (41), Texas (37), New York (31), North Carolina (31), Massachusetts (29), Illinois (28), Minnesota (25), Virginia (24) and California (22).

How do you find college football teams looking for players?

There are a couple different ways to find college football coaches looking for players: 

Is FCS the same as FBS?

Unique to football, D1 football colleges are split into one of two subdivisions: The Football Bowl Subdivision (originally called Division 1-A) and the Football Championship Subdivision (or Division 1-AA). FBS football is considered the most athletically competitive division in football, with FCS football colleges not far behind. The two subdivisions are, for the most part, pretty similar. They play against each other, and players are allowed transfer from one subdivision to the other without incurring the one-year eligibility penalty. However, there are four main differences to note:

College football rankings. What are the best football colleges?

NCSA created a Power Rankings system that allows us to provide student-athletes with a comprehensive picture of their college options. This system ranks NCAA and NAIA schools that offer college football programs based on factors that we know play a large role in the student-athlete’s college search, including cost, academics, size, location and more. Below is a list of the top 10 NCAA football programs across all divisions

  1. Stanford University
  2. University of Florida
  3. University of Michigan
  4. Princeton University
  5. University of California – Los Angeles – UCLA
  6. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  7. University of Georgia
  8. Georgia Tech
  9. University of California – Berkeley
  10. Florida State University

View the full list of colleges that offer football below.

 

Full list of football colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Santa Maria, California
West Coast
Western State Conference
JC
Sacramento, California
West Coast
Big 8 Conference
JC
Miami, Florida
South East
NJCAA – Independent
JC
Bakersfield, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
El Dorado, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Oroville, California
West Coast
California Community College Athletic Association
JC
Cisco, Texas
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Glendora, California
West Coast
Western States Conference
JC
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Coffeyville, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Great Lakes
North Central Community College Conference
JC
Santa Clarita, California
West Coast
California Community College Athletic Association, Western States Conference
JC
Eureka, California
West Coast
Golden Valley Conference, North Carolina Football Alliance
JC
Wesson, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Dodge City, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Decatur, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA, MACCC
JC
Monterey Park, California
West Coast
SCAA
JC
Torrance, California
West Coast
CCCAA, South Coast Conference
JC
Compton, California
West Coast
South Coast Athletic Conference, Western State Conference
JC
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
JC
Quincy, California
West Coast
Golden Valley Conference
JC
Fresno, California
West Coast
Central Valley Conference
JC
Garden City, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Milledgeville, Georgia
South East
NJCAA, GCAA
JC
Highland, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Raymond, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Nelsonville, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Community College Athletic Conference
JC
Goodman, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA Region XXIII-> Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Hutchinson, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Independence, Kansas
Mid West
Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
JC
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
JC
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Mid West
NJCAA, ICCAC
JC
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
JC
Fulton, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Ellisville, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA (Division 1)->Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Scranton, Pennsylvania
North East
NJCAA
JC
Wilmington, California
West Coast
South Coast Conference of the California Association of Community Colleges, Western State Conference
JC
Los Angeles, California
West Coast
WAC
JC
Louisburg, North Carolina
Mid East
NJCAA
JC
Virginia, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
JC
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
JC
Granite Falls, Minnesota
Mid West
NJCAA, Minnesota Community College Conference
JC
Moorhead, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Perkinston, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community College Conference
JC
Modesto, California
West Coast
Central Valley Conference
JC
New Rochelle, New York
North East
NJCAA
JC
Moorpark, California
West Coast
WSC
JC
Walnut, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Garden City, New York
North East
North Eastern Athletic
JC
Corsicana, Texas
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Roswell, New Mexico
South West
NJCAA, Western Junior College Athletic Conference
JC
Wahpeton, North Dakota
North West
NJCAA, MON-DAK
JC
Booneville, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Miami, Oklahoma
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Senatobia, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA, MACCC
JC
Costa Mesa, California
West Coast
Orange Empire Conference, Mission Conference for football
JC
San Marcos, California
West Coast
CCCAA, SCFA (National Central League)
JC
Pasadena, California
West Coast
Mission Football Conference, South Coast Conference
JC
Poplarville, Mississippi
Mid South
NJCAA, Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Rochester, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota College Athletic Conference
JC
Sacramento, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Mission Viejo, California
West Coast
California Commission on Athletics
JC
San Bernardino, California
West Coast
California Collegiate Athletic Association
JC
San Jose, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Santa Barbara, California
West Coast
Western States Conference
JC
Santa Monica, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Santa Rosa, California
West Coast
Bay Valley 19, NORCAL Football Alliance, West Coast Conference
JC
Redding, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Ephraim, Utah
South West
NJCAA
JC
Summit, Mississippi
Mid South
Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference
JC
Buffalo, New York
North East
NJCAA
JC
Troy, New York
North East
NJCAA
JC
Newton, New Jersey
North East
NJCAA
JC
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
North East
AJCCA, NJCAA
JC
Athens, Texas
Mid South
NJCAA
JC
Tyler, Texas
Mid South
NJCAA, SWJCFC
JC
Ely, Minnesota
Mid West
(Division lll, NJCAA)
JC
Victorville, California
West Coast
Foothill, South Coast (Wrestling)
JC
Coalinga, California
West Coast
Coast Valley Conference
JC
Lemoore, California
West Coast
CCCAA
JC
Culver City, California
West Coast
CCCAA, SCFA
JC
Media, Pennsylvania
North East
NJCAA, NLLC, USCAA
JC

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