Listed below are the colleges or universities with the most NCAA Division I-sanctioned team championships, individual championships, and combined team and individual championships, as documented by information published on official NCAA websites. Excluded from this list are all national championships earned outside the scope of NCAA competition, including Division I FBS football titles, women's AIAW championships, equestrian titles, and retroactive Helms title nominations.
NCAA Division I Team Championships
Through January 15, 2020, per NCAA annual list published every July, for sports years through that date; Updated results for subsequent sports year(s) obtained from NCAA.org which provides intermittent updates throughout the year. Per the NCAA, all of these results are through 1/15/20.
† Co-ed sports include fencing (since 1990), rifle, and skiing (since 1983). Fencing championships before 1990 and skiing championships before 1983 were awarded as men's or women's championships and are counted here as such.
- The NCAA started sponsoring the intercollegiate golf championship in 1939, but it retained the titles from the 41 championships previously conferred by the National Intercollegiate Golf Association in its records. Of these pre-NCAA titles, Yale, Princeton, Michigan and Stanford won 20, 11, 2 and 1, respectively.
- Arkansas' 2004 and 2005 men's outdoor track and field championships, LSU's 2012 women's outdoor track and field championship, and UCLA's 1995 softball championship were all vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions and are not included in the schools' totals.
Combined NCAA Division I Team and Individual Championships
The following table lists the top eleven NCAA schools with the most combined NCAA Division I Team and Individual Championships.
- See Note (a) in the table "NCAA Division I Team Championships", above.
- "NCAA Combined Championship Summary" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-03-19.
- "Stanford University Facts 2019". Retrieved September 19, 2019.
- "Quick Facts - UCLA Undergraduate Admission". www.admissions.ucla.edu. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
- "About USC Facts and Figures". Retrieved September 19, 2019.
- "NCAA Men's Gymnastics History". Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
- "University of Michigan Athletics National Championships". Archived from the original on 2014-01-01. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
- Keith McCanless. "Iowa's First National Championship" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
The Wolverines [in 1969] possessed the very best trampolinists in the world, two of which had previously each won individual world trampoline titles in consecutive years. ... The Wolverine’s trampoline team [was] the strongest in the world[.]
- "UC Berkeley Fall Enrollment Data - Office of Planning and Analysis". opa.berkeley.edu.
- "Penn State Traditions :: Official Athletic Site". www.gopsusports.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2015-02-01.