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Your Complete List of Men’s Division 2 Wrestling Colleges

The best wrestlers at NCAA Division 2 wrestling colleges could easily compete at the Division 1 level. Wrestlers of this caliber may select a D2 school instead of D1 for either social or academic reasons. Division 2 wrestling colleges simply give a student-athletes more of a sense of balance between the social, academic, and athletic aspects of college. Variables that can impact a student-athlete’s decision to go D2 can be:

Keeping a social life that balances with academics and athletics can be easily attained at D2 wrestling colleges. Wrestling will of course take up a lot of time, but D2 student-athletes will have the ability to be involved in activities on campus, unlike many D1 wrestlers.

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How many Division 2 wrestling colleges are there?

The latest data shows there are 64 Division 2 wrestling programs. The scholarship limit for D2 colleges is 9.0, so full scholarships are extremely rare, and most received are partial scholarships. A wrestler who would be likely to reach top 10 at the D2 level, though, could potentially earn a full scholarship.

D2 wrestling rankings. Top Division 2 wrestling colleges.

NCSA puts together a Power Rankings list of best D2 wrestling colleges that take other variables impacting the college experience into account beyond just team performance. NCSA’s goal is to inform student-athletes and their families and help guide them to a decision that is best for them.

  1. Colorado School of Mines
  2. Augustana University – South Dakota
  3. Gannon University
  4. University of Nebraska at Kearney
  5. University of Indianapolis
  6. Coker College
  7. McKendree University
  8. Seton Hall University
  9. Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  10. University of Mary

To see the top Division 2 wrestling colleges, based only on the team’s rankings, check out the NCAA rankings.

Full List of D2 Wrestling Colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Alamosa, COLORADO
South West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Philippi, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Springfield, MASSACHUSETTS
New England
Northeast-10 Conference
NCAA II
Ashland, OHIO
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Sioux Falls, SOUTH DAKOTA
North West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
Wilson, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Louisville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II
Belmont, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Bluefield, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Independent Southeast Region
NCAA II
Chadron, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Hartsville, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
Grand Junction, COLORADO
South West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Golden, COLORADO
South West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Pueblo, COLORADO
South West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Elkins, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Saint George, UTAH
South West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Springfield, MISSOURI
Mid West
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II
East Stroudsburg, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Franklin Springs, GEORGIA
South East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Fairmont, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Mountain East Conference
NCAA II
Hays, KANSAS
Mid West
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
NCAA II
Erie, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Glenville, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Mountain East Conference
NCAA II
Owensboro, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Bristol, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Kutztown, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Painesville, OHIO
Great Lakes
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Greenwood, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Peach Belt Conference
NCAA II
Gaffney, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
Saint Charles, MISSOURI
Mid West
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
NCAA II
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II
Lebanon, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II
Erie, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Millersville, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Mankato, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
Moorhead, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
Minot, NORTH DAKOTA
North West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
Las Vegas, NEW MEXICO
South West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Newberry, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
Wichita, KANSAS
Mid West
Heartland Conference
NCAA II
Aberdeen, SOUTH DAKOTA
North West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
Cleveland, OHIO
Great Lakes
Mountain East Conference
NCAA II
Vienna, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Arkadelphia, ARKANSAS
Mid South
Great American Conference
NCAA II
Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
South Atlantic Conference
NCAA II
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Collegiate Athletic Association
NCAA II
Greensburg, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Shippensburg, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Marshall, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
Saint Cloud, MINNESOTA
Mid West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
Tiffin, OHIO
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Warrensburg, MISSOURI
Mid West
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
NCAA II
Edmond, OKLAHOMA
Mid South
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
NCAA II
Findlay, OHIO
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Indianapolis, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II
Bismarck, NORTH DAKOTA
North West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
Mount Olive, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Conference Carolinas
NCAA II
Kearney, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
NCAA II
Pembroke, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Division II Independents
NCAA II
Johnstown, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Kenosha, WISCONSIN
Great Lakes
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II
Fayette, IOWA
Mid West
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
NCAA II
West Liberty, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Gunnison, COLORADO
South West
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
NCAA II
Wheeling, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Mountain East Conference
NCAA II
Liberty, MISSOURI
Mid West
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA II

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