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Find NAIA Wrestling Schools

There are over 50 colleges that have men’s wrestling programs at the NAIA level. Fully funded programs can offer up to 8 scholarships per team. The average roster size is around 30 athletes with scholarships frequently being divided up among athletes as partial scholarships. While an NAIA college might not have been the school you grew up dreaming about, with a little research, you might find it is just what you are looking for.

How many NAIA wrestling schools are there?

There are currently 68 NAIA wrestling schools, with a maximum of 8 scholarships available per team, which are divvyed up depending on the team’s needs for certain weight classes and how the coach chooses to allocate money throughout the team.

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NAIA wrestling rankings. Best NAIA wrestling colleges.

To help families evaluate their college options, NCSA publishes an annual list of Power Rankings that aims to account for things that matter most to families beyond the team’s conference ranking. We look at public data sources like the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, as well “NCSA’s Favorites” (the most popular schools within the NCSA platform activity) to provide with insights that can help them find the right fit for their student-athlete, academically, athletically, socially and financially. Here are the best NAIA wrestling colleges.

  1. Benedictine College
  2. Concordia University – Nebraska
  3. Baker University
  4. Oklahoma City University
  5. Hastings College
  6. Northwestern College – Iowa
  7. Briar Cliff University
  8. Ottawa University
  9. Morningside College
  10. Vanguard University of Southern California

Full List of NAIA Wrestling Schools

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Phoenix, ARIZONA
South West
Central States Football League
NAIA
Baldwin City, KANSAS
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Atchison, KANSAS
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Lindsborg, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Bluefield, VIRGINIA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Mount Vernon, GEORGIA
South East
Southern States Athletic Conference
NAIA
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Whiting, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Campbellsville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
McPherson, KANSAS
Mid West
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Fayette, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Seward, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Salem, OREGON
West Coast
Cascade Collegiate Conference
NAIA
Lebanon, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Mitchell, SOUTH DAKOTA
North West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Dickinson, NORTH DAKOTA
North West
North Star Athletic Association
NAIA
Crete, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
La Grande, OREGON
West Coast
Frontier Conference
NAIA
Prescott, ARIZONA
South West
California Pacific Conference
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
Hastings, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Fort Wayne, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Elgin, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
West Palm Beach, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference
NAIA
Marietta, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Lincoln, ILLINOIS
Great Lakes
NAIA
NAIA
Columbia, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Sylvania, OHIO
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Batesville, ARKANSAS
Mid South
Central States Football League
NAIA
Indianapolis, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Atherton, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Fremont, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Saint Louis, MISSOURI
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Marshall, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Havre, MONTANA
North West
Frontier Conference
NAIA
Montreat, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
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
Ottawa, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
DuBois, PENNSYLVANIA
North East
CCAC
NAIA
Waleska, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Rochester Hills, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Independent Great Lakes Region
NAIA
Adrian, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Redding, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
California Pacific Conference
NAIA
Lakeland, FLORIDA
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Ashland, OREGON
West Coast
Frontier Conference
NAIA
Davenport, IOWA
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Laurinburg, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Miami, FLORIDA
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Fort Worth, TEXAS
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Crestview Hills, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cleveland, GEORGIA
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Jamestown, NORTH DAKOTA
North West
North Star Athletic Association
NAIA
Great Falls, MONTANA
North West
Frontier Conference
NAIA
Rio Grande, OHIO
Great Lakes
River States Conference
NAIA
Leavenworth, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Williamsburg, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Costa Mesa, CALIFORNIA
West Coast
Golden State Athletic Conference
NAIA
Forest City, IOWA
Mid West
Midwest Collegiate Conference (NAIA)
NAIA
Portland, OREGON
West Coast
Cascade Collegiate Conference
NAIA
Plainview, TEXAS
Mid South
Sooner Athletic Conference
NAIA
Beckley, WEST VIRGINIA
Mid East
Independent Mid-South Region
NAIA
Oskaloosa, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Walnut Ridge, ARKANSAS
Mid South
American Midwest Conference
NAIA
York, NEBRASKA
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA

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