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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:

  • On average, Division 2 wrestling colleges require less training than in D1, which gives student-athletes more time for other pursuits off of the wrestling mat.
  • D2 schools have a range of student population sizes, and more than half of the schools have less than 3,000 students. Student-athletes that require a more involved learning process most likely can thrive in these types of institutions, compared to the huge lectures with hundreds of students that are staples of D1 schools.

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.

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  
Louisville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Great Lakes Valley Conference  
NCAA II  
Belmont, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Conference Carolinas  
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  
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  
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  
Urbana, OHIO
Great Lakes
Mountain East 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  
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