- North Coast Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Established 1983 Association NCAA Division Division III Members 10 Sports fielded 22 (men's: 11; women's: 11) Region Great Lakes Headquarters Westlake, Ohio Commissioner Keri Alexander Luchowski Website http://www.northcoast.org Locations
The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) is an NCAA Division III athletic conference composed of schools located in the Midwestern United States. When founded in 1984, the NCAC was a pioneer in gender equality, offering competition in a then-unprecedented ten women's sports. Today, the conference remains true to that legacy, sponsoring 22 sports, 11 each for men and women.
The NCAC is respected for the academic strength of its member institutions—all member institutions have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. In its most recent college rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized all ten members as top-tier liberal arts colleges, and ranked five NCAC institutions among the nation's top 70 such colleges. Additionally, six of the colleges in the conference (Allegheny, Denison, Hiram, Ohio Wesleyan, Wabash, and Wooster) are profiled in "Colleges That Change Lives", a collection of 40 small colleges in the United States that author Loren Pope argues have better academic and personal outcomes and are far more student-centric then traditional top colleges and universities.
The league currently has ten full members:
Institution Location Team Name Colors Founded Affiliation Enrollment US News ranking  Forbes Top Colleges  Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania Gators 1815 Private/Methodist 2,100 #93 #153 Denison University Granville, Ohio Big Red 1831 Private/Non-sectarian 2,100 #29 #109 DePauw University Greencastle, Indiana Tigers 1837 Private/Methodist 2,350 #53 #50 Hiram College Hiram, Ohio Terriers 1850 Private/Disciples of Christ 1,395 #152 #168 Kenyon College Gambier, Ohio Lords, Ladies 1824 Private/Episcopal 1,640 #33 #43 Oberlin College Oberlin, Ohio Yeomen, Yeowomen 1833 Private/Non-sectarian 2,850 #24 #72 Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, Ohio Battling Bishops 1842 Private/Methodist 1,850 #105 #226 Wabash College* Crawfordsville, Indiana Little Giants 1832 Private/Non-sectarian 850 #53 #86 Wittenberg University Springfield, Ohio Tigers 1845 Private/Lutheran 2,050 #114 #189 The College of Wooster Wooster, Ohio Fighting Scots 1866 Private/Presbyterian 1,827 #71 #99
* Wabash is an all-male institution, so the NCAC has at most nine teams competing in women's sports.
North Coast Athletic Conference
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