List of college athletic programs in Ohio

The main article is College sports.


  • This list is in a tabular format, with columns arranged in the following order, from left to right:
    • Athletic team description (short school name and nickname), with a link to the school's athletic program article if it exists. When only one nickname is listed, it is used for teams of both sexes. (Note that in recent years, many schools have chosen to use the same nickname for men's and women's teams even when the nickname is distinctly masculine.) When two nicknames are given, the first is used for men's teams and the other is used for women's teams. Different nicknames for a specific sport within a school are noted separately below the table.
    • Full name of school.
    • Location of school.
    • Conference of the school (if conference column is left blank, the school is either independent or the conference is unknown).
  • Apart from the ongoing conversions, the following notes apply:
    • Following the normal standard of U.S. sports media, the terms "University" and "College" are ignored in alphabetization, unless necessary to distinguish schools (such as Boston College and Boston University) or are actually used by the media in normally describing the school (formerly the case for the College of Charleston, but media now use "Charleston" for that school's athletic program).
    • Schools are also alphabetized by the names they are most commonly referred to by sports media, with non-intuitive examples included in parentheses next to the school name. This means, for example, that campuses bearing the name "University of North Carolina" may variously be found at "C" (Charlotte), "N" (North Carolina, referring to the Chapel Hill campus), and "U" (the Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, and Wilmington campuses, all normally referred to as UNC-{campus name}).
    • The prefix "St.", as in "Saint", is alphabetized as if it were spelled out.


Division I

TeamSchoolCityConferenceSport sponsorship
Ice hockeySoccer
Akron ZipsUniversity of AkronAkronMid-AmericanFBS
Bowling Green FalconsBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenMid-AmericanFBS [lower-alpha 1]
Cincinnati BearcatsUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiThe AmericanFBS
Cleveland State VikingsCleveland State UniversityClevelandHorizon
Dayton FlyersUniversity of DaytonDaytonAtlantic 10FCS [lower-alpha 2]
Kent State Golden FlashesKent State UniversityKentMid-AmericanFBS
Miami RedHawksMiami UniversityOxfordMid-AmericanFBS [lower-alpha 3]
Ohio BobcatsOhio UniversityAthensMid-AmericanFBS
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio State UniversityColumbusBig TenFBS [lower-alpha 4]
Toledo RocketsUniversity of ToledoToledoMid-AmericanFBS
Wright State RaidersWright State UniversityFairbornHorizon
Xavier MusketeersXavier UniversityCincinnatiBig East
Youngstown State PenguinsYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownHorizonFCS [lower-alpha 5]

Division II

TeamSchoolCityConferenceSport sponsorship
Ashland EaglesAshland UniversityAshlandGLIAC
Cedarville Yellow JacketsCedarville UniversityCedarvilleGreat Midwest
Central State MaraudersCentral State UniversityWilberforceSIAC
Findlay OilersUniversity of FindlayFindlayGreat Midwest
Lake Erie StormLake Erie CollegePainesvilleGreat Midwest
Malone PioneersMalone UniversityCantonGreat Midwest
Notre Dame FalconsNotre Dame CollegeSouth EuclidMountain East
Ohio Dominican PanthersOhio Dominican UniversityColumbusGreat Midwest
Tiffin DragonsTiffin UniversityTiffinGreat Midwest
Urbana Blue KnightsUrbana UniversityUrbanaMountain East
Ursuline ArrowsUrsuline CollegePepper PikeGreat Midwest
Walsh CavaliersWalsh UniversityNorth West CantonGreat Midwest

    Division III

    TeamSchoolCityConferenceSport sponsorship
    Baldwin Wallace Yellow JacketsBaldwin Wallace UniversityBereaOhio
    Bluffton BeaversBluffton UniversityBlufftonHCAC
    Capital CrusadersCapital UniversityBexleyOhio
    Case Western Reserve SpartansCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUAA [lower-alpha 1]
    Defiance Yellow JacketsDefiance CollegeDefianceHCAC
    Denison Big RedDenison UniversityGranvilleNorth Coast
    Franciscan BaronsFranciscan University of SteubenvilleSteubenvilleAllegheny Mountain [lower-alpha 2]
    Heidelberg Student PrincesHeidelberg UniversityTiffinOhio
    Hiram TerriersHiram CollegeHiramNorth Coast
    John Carroll Blue StreaksJohn Carroll UniversityUniversity HeightsOhio
    Kenyon Lords and LadiesKenyon CollegeGambierNorth Coast
    Marietta PioneersMarietta CollegeMariettaOhio
    Mount Union Purple RaidersUniversity of Mount UnionAllianceOhio
    Mount St. Joseph LionsMount St. Joseph UniversityCincinnatiHCAC
    Muskingum Fighting MuskiesMuskingum UniversityNew ConcordOhio
    Oberlin YeomenOberlin CollegeOberlinNorth Coast
    Ohio Northern Polar BearsOhio Northern UniversityAdaOhio
    Ohio Wesleyan Battling BishopsOhio Wesleyan UniversityDelawareNorth Coast
    Otterbein CardinalsOtterbein UniversityWestervilleOhio
    Wilmington QuakersWilmington CollegeWilmingtonOhio
    Wittenberg TigersWittenberg UniversitySpringfieldNorth Coast
    Wooster Fighting ScotsCollege of WoosterWoosterNorth Coast
    1. Case Western Reserve's football team competes in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
    2. Franciscan will move to the Presidents' Athletic Conference in 2020–21.


    TeamSchoolCityConferenceSport sponsorship
    Cincinnati Christian EaglesCincinnati Christian UniversityCincinnatiRiver States [lower-alpha 1]D2D2
    Lourdes Gray WolvesLourdes UniversitySylvaniaWolverine–HoosierD2D2
    Mount Vernon Nazarene CougarsMount Vernon Nazarene UniversityMount VernonCrossroadsD2D2
    Northwestern Ohio RacersUniversity of Northwestern OhioLimaWolverine–HoosierD2D2
    Ohio Christian TrailblazersOhio Christian UniversityCirclevilleRiver StatesD2D2
    Rio Grande Red StormUniversity of Rio GrandeRio GrandeRiver StatesD2D2
    Shawnee State BearsShawnee State UniversityPortsmouthMid-SouthD1D1
    Wilberforce BulldogsWilberforce UniversityWilberforceIndependentD2D2
    1. Cincinnati Christian's football team competes in the Mid-South Conference.


    Cincinnati State SurgeCincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeCincinnatiOhio CC
    Clark State EaglesClark State Community CollegeSpringfieldOhio CC
    Columbus State CougarsColumbus State Community CollegeColumbusOhio CC
    Cuyahoga Triceratops (formerly Challengers)Cuyahoga Community CollegeParmaOhio CC
    Edison ChargersEdison Community CollegePiquaOhio CC
    Hocking HawksHocking CollegeNelsonvilleOhio CC
    Lakeland LakersLakeland Community CollegeKirtlandOhio CC
    Lorain County CommodoresLorain County Community CollegeElyriaOhio CC
    Owens ExpressOwens Community CollegeToledoOhio CC
    Sinclair Tartan PrideSinclair Community CollegeDaytonOhio CC

    Ohio Regional Campus Conference

    Akron-Wayne WarriorsUniversity of Akron, Wayne CollegeOrrville
    Miami-Hamilton HarriersMiami University HamiltonHamilton
    Miami-Middletown ThunderHawksMiami University MiddletownMiddletown
    Ohio State-Lima BaronsOhio State University, Lima CampusLima
    Ohio State-Mansfield MavericksOhio State University, Mansfield CampusMansfield
    Ohio-Chillicothe HilltoppersOhio University-ChillicotheChillicothe
    Ohio-Eastern PanthersOhio University Eastern CampusSt. Clairsville
    Ohio-Lancaster CougarsOhio University LancasterLancaster
    Ohio-Zanesville TracersOhio University-ZanesvilleZanesville


    Cincinnati-Clermont CougarsUniversity of Cincinnati Clermont CollegeBataviaIndependent
    Kent State Tuscarawas Golden FlashesKent State University at TuscarawasNew PhiladelphiaIndependent
    Southern State PatriotsSouthern State Community CollegeHillsboroIndependent
    Valor Christian WarriorsValor Christian CollegeColumbusIndependent
    Wright State-Lake LakersWright State University Lake CampusCelinaIndependent

    See also

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