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The NCAA Division I Independents are schools that do not have a conference affiliation.

In the current 2022–23 season, two programs are independent—Chicago State and Hartford. Chicago State left the Western Athletic Conference, a league in which it was a major geographic outlier, after the 2021–22 season, and has so far been unable to find a new conference home. Hartford began a transition to Division III in the 2021–22 school year, and left the America East Conference in July 2022. Hartford has announced it will join the D-III Commonwealth Coast Conference in July 2023.

Before 2022, the last D-I independent school had been NJIT, which was forced to go independent when its then-current home of the Great West Conference collapsed in 2013 due to conference realignment. NJIT would eventually find a home in the ASUN Conference in 2015, and is now in the America East.

Current Division I Independents[]

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