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The America East Conference (also AmEast or AEC) is an NCAA Division I conference that has operated in the northeastern US since 1979. Originally the ECAC North, it changed its name to North Atlantic Conference in 1988 and America East Conference in 1996.

Current members

Institution Location Type Nickname Joined
University at Albany, SUNY Albany, New York Public Great Danes 2001
Binghamton University Vestal, New York Public Bearcats 2001
University of Hartford West Hartford, Connecticut Private (nonsectarian) Hawks 1985
University of Maine Orono, Maine Public Black Bears 1979
University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire Public Wildcats 1979
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Newark, New Jersey Public Highlanders 2020
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York Public Seawolves 2001
University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) Lowell, Massachusetts Public River Hawks 2013
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Catonsville, Maryland Public Retrievers 2003
University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont Public Catamounts 1979

Former members

Institution Location Type Nickname Joined Left Current conference
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts Private Terriers 1979 2013 Patriot League
Canisius College Buffalo, New York Private Golden Griffins 1979 1989 MAAC
Colgate University Hamilton, New York Private Raiders 1979 1990 Patriot League
University of Delaware Newark, Delaware Private–public hybrid Fightin' Blue Hens 1991 2001 CAA
Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Private Dragons 1991 2001 CAA
Hofstra University Hempstead, New York Private Pride 1994 2001 CAA
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts Private Crusaders 1979 1983 Patriot League
Niagara University Lewiston, New York Private Purple Eagles 1979 1989 MAAC
Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts Private Huskies 1979 2005 CAA
University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island Public Rams 1979 1980 Atlantic 10
Siena College Loudonville, New York Private Saints 1984 1989 MAAC
Towson University Towson, Maryland Public Tigers 1995 2001 CAA

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