Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (or CACC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level. Its fourteen member institutions are located in the northeastern United States in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference logo.svg
CommissionerDaniel Mara (since 2006)
Sports fielded
  • 17
    • men's: 8
    • women's: 9
DivisionDivision II
No. of teams13
HeadquartersNew Haven, Connecticut
RegionAtlantic Coast
Official websitecaccathletics.org
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The CACC was founded in 1961 as an athletic conference affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and later joined the NCAA in 2002 on provisional status. The CACC Conference Office has been located in New Haven, Connecticut since 2004, the same year that it upgraded to full active status. The CACC has three full-time staff members and one part-time.[1]


Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference
Location of CACC members:   full

Chronological timelineEdit

Member schoolsEdit

Current membersEdit

The CACC currently has 13 full members, all of which are private schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors
Alliance University New York City, New York 1882 C&MA 3,318 Warriors 1961    
Bloomfield College Bloomfield, New Jersey 1868 Presbyterian 2,100 Bears 1961    
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, Connecticut 1927 Nonsectarian 5,500 Purple Knights 2022[3]    
Caldwell University Caldwell, New Jersey 1939 Catholic 2,213 Cougars 1987    
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1924 Catholic 2,301 Griffins 2007    
Dominican University New York Orangeburg, New York 1952 Catholic 1,998 Chargers 1982    
Felician University Lodi, New Jersey 1923 Catholic 2,109 Golden Falcons 1999    
Georgian Court University[a] Lakewood, New Jersey 1908 Catholic 2,313 Lions 1983    
Goldey–Beacom College Pike Creek Valley, Delaware 1886 Nonsectarian 1,352 Lightning 1999    
Holy Family University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1954 Catholic 2,100 Tigers 1999    
Post University Waterbury, Connecticut 1890 For-profit 7,317 Eagles 1987    
Thomas Jefferson University[b] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1824 Nonsectarian 3,540 Rams 2005    
Wilmington University New Castle, Delaware 1968 Nonsectarian 3,300 Wildcats 1999    
  1. ^ This institution was a women's college, but has since then been a co-educational institution, therefore it does compete in some men's sports (Georgian Court since 2013–14).
  2. ^ Jefferson joined the CACC as Philadelphia University. In 2017, PhilaU merged with Thomas Jefferson University, a healthcare-only institution with no athletic program, with the merged institution taking the Thomas Jefferson name. The former PhilaU athletic program has since competed as the Jefferson Rams.[4]

Former membersEdit

The CACC had nine future full members, all but one were private schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current
Concordia College Bronxville, New York 1881 Lutheran LCMS N/A Clippers 2009 2021 Closed in 2021[a]
Dowling College Oakdale, New York 1955 Nonsectarian N/A Golden Lions 1961 1989 Closed in 2016
The King's College New York City, New York 1938 Christian 550 Lions 1961 1989 Hudson Valley (HVIAC)[b]
Long Island University–Post Brookville, New York 1954 Nonsectarian 8,472 Pioneers 1961 1989 Northeast (NEC)[c][d]
Marist College Poughkeepsie, New York 1929 Nonsectarian 6,624 Red Foxes 1961 1981 Metro Atlantic (MAAC)[c]
Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey 1933 Nonsectarian 6,167 Hawks 1961 1985 Colonial (CAA)[c]
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, New Jersey 1968 Public 11,652 Highlanders 2000 2006 America East[c]
St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, New York 1952 Catholic 2,400 Spartans 1965 1999 East Coast (ECC)
University of the Sciences Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1821 Nonsectarian 2,749 Devils 1998 2022 Closed in 2022[e]
Southampton College of Long Island University Southampton, New York 1963 Nonsectarian N/A Colonials 1961 1989 Closed in 2005[f]
  1. ^ Concordia (N.Y.)'s campus was later sold to nearby Iona College.[5]
  2. ^ Currently an USCAA athletic conference.
  3. ^ a b c d Currently an NCAA Division I athletic conference.
  4. ^ Long Island University merged the Post athletic program with the NCAA Division I program of its Brooklyn campus in 2019. The merged program inherited the Division I membership of the Brooklyn campus, and now competes in the Northeast Conference as the LIU Sharks.
  5. ^ USciences merged with Division I Saint Joseph's University and discontinued athletics following the 2021–22 school year.
  6. ^ LIU Southampton's campus was later sold to Stony Brook University in 2006.[6]

Membership timelineEdit

University of BridgeportConcordia College (New York)Chestnut Hill CollegeThomas Jefferson UniversityNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyWilmington UniversityUniversity of the SciencesHoly Family UniversityGoldey–Beacom CollegeFelician UniversityCaldwell UniversityPost UniversityGeorgian Court UniversityDominican College (New York)St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeNyack CollegeMonmouth UniversityMarist CollegeStony Brooke SouthamptonLIU PostThe King's College (New York City)Dowling CollegeBloomfield College

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football)   Associate member (football-only)   Associate member (sport) 


A divisional format is used for baseball, basketball (M / W), and volleyball. Bloomfield College baseball is placed in the South division.
  • Bloomfield
  • Bridgeport
  • Caldwell
  • Dominican
  • Felician
  • Nyack
  • Post
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Georgian Court
  • Goldey–Beacom
  • Holy Family
  • Jefferson
  • Wilmington
Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball  Y
Basketball  Y  Y
Bowling  Y
Cross Country  Y  Y
Golf  Y
Lacrosse  Y  Y
Soccer  Y  Y
Softball  Y
Tennis  Y  Y
Track & Field Outdoor  Y  Y
Volleyball  Y

Men's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Tennis Track
& field
Bloomfield  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Bridgeport  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
Caldwell  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Chestnut Hill  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Dominican  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Felician  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Georgian Court  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
Goldey–Beacom  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Holy Family  Y  Y  Y  Y 4
Jefferson  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Nyack  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 5
Post  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Wilmington  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Totals 11 13 13 7 8 13 4 11 80

Women's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Basketball Bowling[a] Cross
Lacrosse Soccer Softball Tennis Track
& field
Volleyball Total
Bloomfield  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Bridgeport  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Caldwell  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Chestnut Hill  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Dominican  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Felician  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Georgian Court  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Goldey–Beacom  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Holy Family  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Jefferson  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Nyack  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Post  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Wilmington  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Totals 13 6 13 11 13 13 7 12 13 101
  1. ^ De facto Division I sport. The NCAA operates a single championship in bowling open to members of all three divisions.

Other sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Men Women
Football Ice
& field
Golf Ice
Rowing Track
& field
Georgian Court ECC ECC
Holy Family ECC ECC
Jefferson IND IND
  1. ^ De facto Division I sport. The NCAA operates a combined women's ice hockey championship for members of Divisions I and II.


  1. ^ "About the CACC". Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "CACC to Sponsor Women's Bowling Beginning this Season" (Press release). Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. August 2, 2022. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  3. ^ "University Of Bridgeport Unanimously Accepted Into The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference". UB Purple Knights. December 15, 2021. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "New merged Jefferson U. will field sports teams". Philadelphia Inquirer. June 29, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Whitford, Emma (January 29, 2021). "Another Concordia College Closes". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "Stony Brook University Completes Purchase of Former Southampton College Property". Stony Brook University. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-01.

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