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Women’s NAIA Lacrosse Colleges | List of NAIA Schools with Lacrosse

Student-athletes enjoy small class sizes, a balanced athletic and academic schedule, fewer eligibility and scholarship rules and a less regulated recruiting process at NAIA institutions. Women’s lacrosse is one of 13 sports sponsored by the NAIA. The majority of women’s NAIA lacrosse programs are located in the Midwest and Southeastern regions, giving student-athletes an alternative to competing in the Northeastern region at an NCAA institution. 

What schools make up NAIA for women’s lacrosse?

The NAIA offers 37 women’s lacrosse programs across five conferences: WHAC, KCAC, AAC, Mid-South Conference and Independents. We include a complete list of NAIA lacrosse colleges with women’s lacrosse in the Full List of NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Colleges below.

NAIA women’s lacrosse rankings

Athletics is just one of many factors that student-athletes consider when searching for the right college fit. Schools must also meet student-athletes’ expectations for academics, cost, size and more. To provide a comprehensive look at what college might be the right fit for an athlete, NCSA Power Rankings look at the factors that are most important to student-athletes and ranks the best NAIA lacrosse colleges. The top 10 are below:

  1. Robert Morris University – Illinois
  2. Bethel University – Indiana
  3. Asbury University
  4. St. Ambrose University
  5. Taylor University
  6. Aquinas College – Michigan
  7. Madonna University
  8. Benedictine College
  9. Columbia College – South Carolina
  10. Tennessee Wesleyan University

The NAIA also produces its own list of the top 10 women’s lacrosse teams by polling head lacrosse coaches each year.

Full list NAIA women’s lacrosse colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Wilmore, KENTUCKY
Mid East
River States Conference
NAIA
Ave Maria, FLORIDA
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Atchison, KANSAS
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Mishawaka, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Crossroads League
NAIA
Gainesville, GEORGIA
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Dubuque, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
Howell, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Association of Independent Institutions
NAIA
Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Salem, OREGON
West Coast
Cascade Collegiate Conference
NAIA
Canton, MISSOURI
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA
La Grande, OREGON
West Coast
Frontier Conference
NAIA
Georgetown, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Fort Wayne, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
West Palm Beach, FLORIDA
South East
Florida Sun Conference
NAIA
Southfield, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Marietta, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Sylvania, OHIO
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Livonia, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
NAIA
Indianapolis, INDIANA
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
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
Montreat, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Sioux City, IOWA
Mid West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Yankton, SOUTH DAKOTA
North West
Great Plains Athletic Conference
NAIA
Ottawa, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
West Point, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Waleska, GEORGIA
South East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Rochester Hills, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Independent Great Lakes Region
NAIA
Savannah, GEORGIA
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Rome, GEORGIA
South East
Gulf South Conference
NAIA
Adrian, MICHIGAN
Great Lakes
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Davenport, IOWA
Mid West
Mid-States Football Association
NAIA
Laurinburg, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Saranac Lake, NEW YORK
North East
NJCAA
NAIA
Athens, TENNESSEE
Mid East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Crestview Hills, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NAIA
Cleveland, GEORGIA
South East
Appalachian Athletic Conference
NAIA
Pikeville, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Leavenworth, KANSAS
Mid West
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
NAIA
Williamsburg, KENTUCKY
Mid East
Mid-South Conference
NAIA
Swannanoa, NORTH CAROLINA
Mid East
NCAA Division III & USCAA
NAIA
Babson Park, FLORIDA
South East
Sun Conference
NAIA
Oskaloosa, IOWA
Mid West
Heart of America Athletic Conference
NAIA

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