How many NJCAA schools are there for men’s basketball?
The NJCAA has more than 450 junior colleges with basketball programs across the country, making it the largest junior college athletics association in the United States. Though these are two-year colleges, they do draw some similarities to four-year colleges at the NCAA level. For instance, like the NCAA, NJCAA basketball is comprised of three division levels—NJCAA D1, D2 and D3. These 452 member colleges are split among 24 regions, though not every region has participants in all division levels. There are currently 208 NJCAA basketball colleges competing at the D1 level, 139 at the D2 level and 105 at the D3 level.
For a full list of NJCAA basketball member colleges, including a breakdown of the NJCAA basketball rankings at each division level and NJCAA men’s basketball teams by region, check out the NJCAA men’s basketball website. We’ve also included all NJCAA basketball colleges in our complete list of men’s JUCO basketball teams.
How many conferences are in the JUCO men's basketball all conferences?
Junior colleges with basketball programs can be found in several athletic associations and conferences. While the NJCAA is the largest athletic association—with 452 member colleges and 45 conferences—there a number of others, including the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), and the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA). Each association is tied to several conferences based on a JUCO’s location. There are also a few independent conferences, including the Liga Atlética Interuniversitaria de Puerto Rico, which is comprised of JUCO men’s basketball program in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Certain associations, such as the NJCAA, have more conferences not only because they have more member colleges, but also because they’re geographically spread out throughout the U.S. NJCAA basketball colleges do participate in athletic conferences, but they are also assigned a specific NJCAA Region based on their geographic location. These regions are then used to help determine team qualifications for the NJCAA Men’s Division 1, 2 and 3 Basketball Championships. For a full breakdown of the NJCAA’s region structure, check out the organization of NJCAA regions.
Men’s NJCAA basketball rankings
Several organizations offer NJCAA basketball rankings, including the NJCAA, JUCORecruiting.com and the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association. Here are the top D1 NJCAA basketball colleges, according to the NJCAA:
- Florida SouthWestern State (FL)
- Vincennes (IN)
- Coffeyville (KS)
- Ranger (TX)
- John A. Logan (IL)
- Casper (WY)
- Odessa (TX)
- Northwest Florida State (FL)
- Chipola (FL)
- South Plains (TX)
Then, look at all junior colleges with basketball teams, including those who compete in conferences outside of the NJCAA—like the CCCAA—below.
Men’s California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) basketball rankings
Here are the top men’s CCCAA basketball colleges, according to the CCCAA:
- City College of San Francisco
- East Los Angeles
- Fresno City
- San Joaquin Delta
- College of the Sequoias