Varsity collegiate esports began in 2014 when Robert Morris University in Illinois announced a scholarship-sponsored League of Legends team. Since then, the scene has ballooned to include around 50 programs, with a national governing body known as the National Association of Collegiate Esports as the main home for most of those organizations.
This is the list of known NACE members and other institutions with varsity programs in North America. It is updated weekly.
School Location Athletics Ashland University Ohio Division II Averett University Virginia Division III Becker College Massachusetts Division III Bellevue University Nebraska NAIA Benedictine University Mesa Arizona NAIA Boise State University Idaho Division I Brescia University Kentucky NAIA Campbellsville University Kentucky NAIC Central Methodist University Missouri NAIA Centralia College Washington NWAC Coker College South Carolina Division II College of St. Joseph Vermont Division II/NAIA Columbia College Missouri NAIA Culver-Stockton College Missouri NAIA Defiance College Ohio Division III Dickinson State University North Dakota NAIA DigiPen Institute of Technology Washington N/A ECPI University Virginia N/A Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Arizona NAIA Florida Southern College Florida Division II Fontbonne University Missouri Division III Georgia Southern University Georgia Division I Georgia State University Georgia Division I Grand View University Iowa NAIA Harrisburg University Pennsylvania N/A Hawkeye Community College Iowa NJCAA Illinois College Illinois Division III Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Division III Indiana Institute of Technology Indiana NAIA Iowa Central Community College Iowa NJCAA Jarvis Christian College Texas NAIA Kansas Wesleyan University Kansas NAIA Keuka College New York Division III King University Tennessee Division II Lackawanna College Pennsylvania NJCAA Lambton College Ontario OCAA Lebanon Valley College Pennsylvania Division III Lees-McRae College North Carolina Division II Lourdes University Ohio NAIA Maryville University Missouri Division II McPherson College Kansas NAIA Menlo College California NAIA Miami (Ohio) University Ohio Division I Midland University Nebraska NAIA Missouri Baptist University Missouri NAIA Missouri Valley College Missouri NAIA Morningside College Iowa NAIA Northern Virginia Community College Virginia NJCAA Northwest Christian University Oregon NAIA Ohio Northern University Ohio Division III Oregon Institute of Technology Oregon NAIA Park University Missouri NAIA Pratt Community College Kansas NJCAA Principia College Illinois Division III Robert Morris University Illinois NAIA Schreiner University Texas Division III Shawnee State University Ohio NAIA Shenandoah University Virginia Division III Siena Heights University Michigan NAIA Southwestern College Kansas NAIA Southwestern Oregon Community College Oregon NJCAA Southwest Baptist University Missouri Division II St. Ambrose University Iowa NAIA St. Clair College Ontario OCAA St. Louis College of Pharmacy Missouri NAIA St. Thomas Aquinas College New York Division II St. Thomas University Florida NAIA Stephens College Missouri NAIA Stevenson University Maryland Division III SUNY Canton New York Division III Talladega College Alabama NAIA Texas Wesleyan Texas Division II Tiffin University Ohio Division II Trine University Indiana Division III Union Community College New Jersey NJCAA University of Akron Ohio Division I University of California-Irvine California Division I University of Jamestown North Dakota NAIA University of Mount Union Ohio Division III University of North Texas Texas Division I University of Pikeville Kentucky NAIA University of Providence Montana NAIA University of Saint Mary Kansas NAIA University of South Carolina-Sumter South Carolina NJCAA University of South Carolina-Union South Carolina NJCAA University of Utah Utah Division I West Virginia Wesleyan College West Virginia Division II Western Kentucky University Kentucky Division I