NCAA D2 women’s lacrosse is offered at 106 colleges, primarily located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, with several programs peppered across the Midwest in Utah, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. These programs focus on maintaining a balanced academic and athletic career, as well as campus engagement. D2 schools are a great option for student-athletes with comparable skills and experience to D1 lacrosse athletes who are looking to attend a medium-sized school. At this level, student-athletes have the opportunity to receive a partial athletic scholarship that can be combined with academic aid, grants and/or employment earnings.
D2 women’s lacrosse is offered at 114 four-year colleges across ten conferences: CACC, Conference Carolinas, ECC, Independents, MEC, Northeast-10, PSAC, RMAC, SAC and SSC.
NCSA aims to provide student-athletes with a comprehensive picture of what each D2 women’s lacrosse program offers. To do this, NCSA’s Power Rankings look at size, location, cost, academics and more to rank the best D2 colleges for women’s lacrosse and help student-athletes find their right college fit. Student-athletes can also reference the NCAA’s list of top Division 2 lacrosse colleges for a look at the top ranked athletic programs.