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In college athletics in the United States, schools typically join together in conferences for regular play.

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Other collegiate sports associations

In general

  • Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA)
  • Central Plains Athletic Conference (CPAC)
  • Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
  • Liga Atletica Interuniversitaria de Puerto Rico (LAI)
  • Midwest Christian College Conference
  • National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Pacific Christian Athletic Conference
  • United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)
    • Penn State University Athletic Conference
    • Yankee Small College Conference
  • Wisconsin Collegiate Conference


  • National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA)


  • Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC)


  • East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) (women)
  • Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League (EIGL) (men)


See: Category:College lacrosse leagues in the United States
See also: Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association


  • Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) (men)
  • Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC)

Sprint football

  • Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL)


  • Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) (men)
  • North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (men)

Water polo


  • Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA)
  • National Collegiate Wrestling Association
    • Mid-Atlantic – Teams from Tennessee, the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware
    • North Central – Teams from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin
    • Northeast – Teams from New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont
    • Northwest – Teams from Washington and British Columbia
    • Southeast – Teams from Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi
    • Southwest – Teams from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Kansas
    • West – Teams from California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona

Junior colleges

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

  • Alabama Community College Conference
  • Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
  • Arrowhead Conference
  • Bi-State Conference
  • Carolinas Junior College Conference
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference
  • Garden State Athletic Conference
  • Georgia Junior College Athletic Association
  • Great Rivers Athletic Conference
  • Illinois N4C Conference
  • Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference
  • Iowa Community College Athletic Conference
  • Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference
  • Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference
  • Michigan Community College Athletic Association
  • Mid-Florida Conference
  • Mid Hudson Athletic Conference
  • Mid-State Athletic Conference
  • Mid-West Athletic Conference
  • Midwest Football Conference (NJCAA)
  • Minnesota College Athletic Conference
  • Mississippi Association of Community & Junior Colleges
  • MISS-LOU Junior College Conference
  • Missouri Community College Athletic Conference
  • Mon-Dak Conference
  • Mountain Valley Conference
  • NJCAA Region 9
  • Ohio Community College Athletic Conference
  • Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference
  • Northeast JC Football Conference
  • Panhandle Conference
  • Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Southern Florida Conference
  • Scenic West Athletic Conference
  • Southwest Junior College Football Conference
  • Tennessee Junior & Community College Athletic Association
  • Western Junior College Athletic Conference
  • Western New York Athletic Conference
  • Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference
  • Western States Football League
  • Wisconsin Technical College Conference
  • Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference

Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges

Charter members

Region members

Northern Region

Southern Region

Eastern Region

Western Region

California Community College Athletic Association

  • Bay Valley Conference
  • Big Eight Conference (California)
  • Central Valley Conference
  • Coast Conference
  • Foothill Athletic Conference
  • Golden Valley Conference
  • Orange Empire Conference
  • Pacific Coast Conference (California)
  • South Coast Conference
  • Western State Conference
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