Member colleges of the NJCAA are allotted to a specific NJCAA Region upon membership to the association. Unlike other collegiate organizations that defer to conference affiliation, the NJCAA guarantees each member college's membership within the regional structure of the association. In most cases, region assignment is based upon geographic location of the college.
To view a full list of NJCAA members, visit: NJCAA Member College Directory
Each NJCAA Region appoints two directors to serve on the association’s board of directors and national committees. Regions also appoint two assistant directors that are also available to serve on national committees. Within each region, member colleges can adopt and formalize regulations, rules, and procedures as long as they are not in conflict with the current NJCAA constitution and bylaws.
The region structure of the NJCAA is the primary method used by all sponsored sports of the association in determining qualification for national championship tournaments. In certain sports, two or more regions are partnered to form a competition 'district', which is then used for national championship qualification. The organization of districts varies per sport and is formulated every two years under the authority of the association's board of directors.
Region Structure of the NJCAA
|Region 2||Arkansas and Oklahoma|
|Region 3||Upper New York State|
|Region 4||Upper Illinois and Southern Wisconsin|
|Region 5||New Mexico and Western Texas|
|Region 9||Colorado east of the Continental Divide, Eastern Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming|
|Region 10||North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and South West Virginia|
|Region 11||Iowa and Northeast Nebraska|
|Region 12||Indiana, Lower Michigan, and Ohio|
|Region 13||Minnesota, North Dakota, Upper Michigan Peninsula, and Northern Wisconsin|
|Region 14||Eastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana|
|Region 15||Lower New York|
|Region 18||Colorado west of the Continental Divide, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Western Montana, and Utah|
|Region 19||Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey|
|Region 20||Maryland, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia Panhandle|
|Region 21||Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island|
|Region 23||Mississippi and Louisiana|
|Region 24||Lower Illinois|