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List of College Colors

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Your pup will look that much cooler (and feel that much prouder) if he rolls to dog day at the ballpark sporting dad’s favorite team colors. Check this list for a color combination that will dress your canine to the nines and help your team to a win. If you are considering using official logos or licensed team material please purchase your products from a licensed dealer to help support your sports franchise.

Please note: sports team names, logos, mascots and colors are licensed by their respective owners, and can’t be used without permission. This list is for informative purposes only.

College Colors by state and Team:

Alabama:

  • Alabama State University: black & gold
  • Auburn University: burnt orange & navy blue
  • Samford University: red & blue
    • City: Birmingham
    • Mascot: The Bulldogs
  • University of Alabama: crimson red & white
  • University of South Alabama: red, white & blue
    • Website: www.SouthAlabama.edu

Alaska

  • University of Alaska: green & yellow (gold)

Arizona:

  • Arizona State University: maroon & gold
  • Northern Arizona University: navy & gold
    • Mascot: Louie the Lumberjack
  • University of Arizona: cardinal red & navy blue

Arkansas:

  • Arkansas Tech University (ATU): green & gold
    • Mascot (men): The Wonderboy
    • Mascot (women): Golden Suns
  • University of Arkansas: red & white
  • University of Arkansas at Fort Smith: blue & white
    • Mascot: The Lions
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello: green & white
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff: black & gold
  • University of Central Arkansas: purple & white
  • Arkansas State University: scarlet red & black

California:

  • Fresno State University: cardinal red & blue
  • Humboldt State University: green & gold.
      • Mascot: Lucky Logger
  • San Diego State University: scarlet & black
  • San Francisco State University: purple & gold
  • San Jose State University: old gold & antique white
  • Santa Clara University: red & white
  • Stanford University: cardinal red & white
  • University of California: blue & gold
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA): True blue & gold
  • University of Southern California: cardinal & gold

Colorado:

  • Colorado College: gold & black
  • Colorado School of Mines: blue & silver
  • Colorado State University (Fort Collins): green & gold
  • Colorado State University (Pueblo): red & blue
  • Denver University: crimson & gold
  • University of Colorado: silver & gold
  • Air Force Academy (Air Force): royal blue & silver

Connecticut:

  • University of Connecticut: navy blue & white
  • University of Hartford: scarlet red & white
  • Yale University: blue & white

Delaware:

  • University of Delaware: blue, yellow, & white

Florida:

  • Florida Atlantic University: blue, red & silver
  • Florida International University: blue & gold
  • Florida State University: garnet & gold
  • Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University: orange & green
  • University of North Florida: blue & gray
  • University of Tampa: red & gold
  • University of Miami: orange & green
  • University of Florida: orange & blue
  • University of South Florida: green & gold
  • University of Central Florida: black & gold

Georgia:

  • Armstrong Atlantic State University: maroon & gold.
    • Mascot: Pirate
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech): old gold & white (navy accent)
      • Mascot: Yellow Jackets
  • Georgia Southern University: blue & white with gold trim
    • City: Statesboro
    • Mascot: The Eagles
  • Georgia State University: blue & white
    • Mascot: “Pounce,” the blue panther
  • Kennesaw State University: black, gold & maroon
  • North Georgia Tech: blue & green
    • City: Clarkesville, GA
  • University of Georgia: red & black
  • University of West Georgia: blue & red
    • Mascot: “Wolfie,” the wolf
  • Valdosta State University: red & black

Hawaii

  • University of Hawaii: green & white

Idaho

  • Boise State University: blue & orange
  • Brigham Young University (Idaho): blue & gray
  • College of Idaho: red & white
    • City: Caldwell
    • Mascot: Coyotes (Yotes)
  • Idaho State University: black & orange
  • Lewis-Clark State College: Columbia blue & white
    • City: Lewiston
    • Mascot: Warriors
  • Northwest Nazarene University: red & black
  • University of Idaho: silver & gold

Illinois:

  • Illinois State University: red & white
  • Knox College: purple & gold
    • City: Galesburg
  • Northern Illinois University: red & black
  • Northwestern University: purple & white
    • City: Evanston
  • Southern Illinois University: maroon & white
  • University of Chicago in Chicago (Hyde Park): maroon & white
  • University of Illinois: orange & blue
  • Western Illinois University: purple & gold

Indiana:

  • Ball State University: cardinal red & white
    • Mascot: “Charlie” Cardinal
  • Butler University: navy blue & white
    • Mascot: Bulldogs (Dawgs)​
  • Indiana State University: royal blue & white
  • Indiana University: crimson & cream
  • Purdue University: gold & black
  • University of Evansville: purple & white
  • University of Notre Dame: gold & navy blue
  • University of Indianapolis: crimson & grey
  • Valparaiso University: brown & gold

Iowa:

  • Drake University: blue & white
  • Iowa University: gold & black
  • Iowa State University: cardinal & gold
  • University of Iowa: black & old gold
    • City: Iowa City
    • Mascot: Herky the Hawk
  • University of Northern Iowa: purple & gold

Kansas:

  • Kansas State University: royal purple & white accent
  • University of Kansas: blue & crimson
  • Wichita State University: black & gold

Kentucky:

  • Louisville University: red & black
  • University of Kentucky: blue & white
  • Western Kentucky University: red & white

Louisiana:

  • Grambling State University: black & gold
  • Louisiana College: orange & navy blue (Go Wildcats!)
  • Louisiana-Grambling State University: black, gold & red
  • Louisiana State University: purple & gold
  • Louisiana Tech University: blue & red
  • Southeastern Louisiana University: green & gold
    • Mascot: Lions
  • Southern University: blue & gold
  • Tulane University: olive & blue
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette: vermillion (red) & white
    • Mascot: Ragin’ Cajuns
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe: maroon & gold
    • Mascot: Warhawks

Maine:

  • Bates: Maroon & gold
  • Bowdoin: black & white
  • Colby: blue & white
  • University of Maine: blue, sky blue & white
  • University of Southern Maine: blue & yellow

Maryland:

  • Johns Hopkins University
    • Athletic - black & blue
    • Academic - black & gold
  • Loyola University (Baltimore): green & grey
  • Naval Academy (Navy): navy blue & gold
  • Washington College: maroon & gray
  • University of Baltimore: blue & green
  • University of Maryland: black, gold, red & white

Massachusetts:

  • Boston College: maroon & gold
  • Boston University: scarlet red & white
  • College of the Holy Cross: purple & white
  • Harvard University: crimson, black & white
  • Northeastern University (Boston): red, black & gray
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst: maroon & white
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute: crimson & grey

Michigan:

  • Central Michigan University: maroon & gold
  • Eastern Michigan University: green & white
  • Ferris State University: crimson & gold
  • Grand Valley State University: light blue, white & black
  • Kalamazoo College: orange & black
  • Michigan State University: green & white
  • University of Michigan: azure (F-H: navy) blue & maize
  • Western Michigan University: brown & gold

Minnesota:

  • Bemidji State University: green & white
  • Minnesota State University (Mankato): purple & gold
  • Minnesota State University (Moorhead): red & white
  • Saint Cloud State University: cardinal & black
  • University of Minnesota: maroon & gold
  • University of Minnesota (Duluth): maroon & gold
  • To clarify: Minnesota State University MANKATO is purple and gold, and Minnesota State University MOORHEAD (which is not listed) is Red and White.

Mississippi:

  • University of Mississippi: navy blue & cardinal red
  • Mississippi State University: maroon & white
  • Southern Mississippi: black & gold

Missouri:

  • Lindenwood University: black & gold
    • City: St. Charles
  • Stephens College: burgundy & gold
    • City: Columbia
  • University of Missouri : black & gold
  • Washington University: green & red
    • City: St. Louis

Montana:

  • University of Great Falls: sky blue & harvest gold
  • University of Montana: maroon & silver

Nebraska:

  • Creighton University: ”Blue Jay” blue & white
  • University of Nebraska: scarlet & cream
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney: blue & gold

Nevada:

  • University of Nevada: silver & blue
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas: scarlet & gray

New Hampshire:

  • Dartmouth College: green & white

New Jersey:

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: scarlet red & white
  • Princeton University: orange & black
  • Rider University: cranberry & white
  • Rowan University: brown & gold
  • Rutgers University: scarlet & white

New Mexico:

  • Eastern New Mexico University: silver & green
  • University of New Mexico: cherry & silver
  • New Mexico State University: crimson & white
  • Western New Mexico University: purple & gold

New York:

  • Art Institute of New York City: red, white & blue
  • Adelphi University: brown & gold
  • Columbia University: Columbia blue & white
  • Cornell University: Carnelian red & white
  • CUNY (City University of New York) Queens College: blue & silver
  • Elmira College: purple & gold
  • Ithaca College: blue & gold
  • New York University: violet & white
  • Siena College: green & gold
  • St. Bonaventure University: brown & white
    • City: Allegheny
  • St. Lawrence University: scarlet & brown
  • Syracuse University: orange & navy blue
  • University at Albany: purple & gold
  • University of Rochester: blue & yellow
  • Vassar College: burgundy & grey
  • Wells College: maroon & white
  • West Point (Army): black, gold & grey

North Carolina:

  • Appalachian State University: black & gold
  • Campbell University: orange & black
  • East Carolina University: purple & gold
  • Elon University: maroon & gold
    • Mascot: Phoenix
  • North Carolina State University: red & white
  • University of North Carolina: Carolina blue & white
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC): green & white (gold accent)
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington: teal, navy & gold
  • Duke University: Prussian blue
  • Wake Forest University: black & gold
  • Western Carolina University: purple & gold
    • Home of the Catamounts

North Dakota

  • North Dakota State University: green & yellow
    • City: Fargo
  • University of North Dakota: green & white
    • Team Name: The Fighting Sioux

Ohio:

  • Bowling Green State University: orange & brown
  • University of Dayton: red & columbia blue
  • Miami of Ohio: red & white
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University: blue & green
    • Mascot: Cougar
  • Ohio State University: scarlet & grey
  • Ohio University: green & white
  • Otterbein University: tan and cardinal red
  • University of Cincinnati: red & black
    • Mascot: Bearcat
  • University of Toledo: navy blue & gold

Oklahoma:

  • Oklahoma State University: orange & black
    • City: Stillwater
  • Oral Roberts University: Vegas gold & navy blue
  • Tulsa: gold, blue & red
  • University of Oklahoma: crimson & cream

Oregon:

  • University of Oregon: green & yellow
  • Oregon State University: orange, black & white
  • Portland State University: white & green
  • University of Portland: purple & white

Pennsylvania:

  • Carnegie Mellon University: grey, cardinal, Tartan plaid
    • Mascot: Scotty the Scottie dog
  • Montgomery County Community College: blue & black.
    • City: Pottstown
    • Name: Griffins
  • Penn State University: navy blue & white
  • University of Scranton: purple & white
    • City: Scranton
    • Mascot: Royals
  • Slippery Rock University: green & white
  • Temple University: cherry & white
  • University of Pennsylvania: blue & red
  • University of Pittsburgh: old gold & blue
  • West Chester University: purple & gold

Rhode Island:

  • Brown University: brown, cardinal & white
  • Community College of Rhode Island: green & grey
  • Providence College: black & white
  • Rhode Island College: maroon & gold
  • University of Rhode Island (URI): royal (“Keaney”) blue & white

South Carolina:

  • College of Charleston: red & white
  • The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina): blue & white
    • Mascot: Bulldogs
  • Clemson University: orange & purple
  • Furman University: purple & white
  • South Carolina State University: garnet & blue
  • University of South Carolina: garnet & black
  • Wofford College: Old Gold & black

South Dakota

  • South Dakota State University (SDSU): blue & yellow
    • Mascot: The Jack Rabbits
  • University of South Dakota: vermillion & white

Tennessee:

  • Middle Tennessee State University: royal blue & white
  • University of Memphis: blue & gray
    • Mascot: Tigers
    • City: Memphis
  • University of Tennessee: orange & white
  • Tennessee Tech University: purple & gold
    • Mascot: Golden Eagles
  • ​​Trevecca Nazarene University: purple & white
  • Vanderbilt University: gold & black

Texas:

  • Austin College: crimson and gold
  • Baylor University: green & gold
    • City: Waco
  • Hardin Simmons University: purple & gold
    • City: Abilene
  • Houston State University: orange & white
  • Lamar University: red & white
  • North Texas University: green & white
  • Rice University: Oxford (dark) blue & grey
  • Southern Methodist University: Harvard crimson, Yale blue
  • Stephen F. Austin University: purple, red & white
  • St. Edward’s University: blue & gold​
    • Mascot: Topper (ram)
  • Texas A&M University: maroon & white
    • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi: true blue & true green
      • The Island University
  • Texas Christian: purple & white
  • Texas-El Paso: blue & orange
  • Texas State University: maroon & gold
  • Texas Tech University: scarlet & black
  • Trinity University: maroon & white
  • University of Dallas: blue & white
  • University of Houston: red & white
    • Mascot: Cougars (COOGS)
  • University of Texas: burnt orange & white
    • Mascot: Longhorns
  • University of Texas (Arlington): orange, white & royal blue
  • University of Texas (San Antonio): orange & blue
    • Mascot: Roadrunners
  • University of the Incarnate Word: red & black
    • City: San Antonio

Utah:

  • Brigham Young University: navy blue, gold & white
  • Southern Utah University: red & white
    • City: Cedar City
    • Mascot: Thunderbirds
  • University of Utah: crimson & white
  • Utah State University: navy blue & white

Virginia:

  • Bridgewater College: maroon & gold
  • College of William & Mary: green & gold
  • George Mason University: green & gold
  • James Madison University: purple & gold
  • Liberty University: navy, red & white
    • City: Lynchburg
    • Name: Flames
  • Longwood University: royal blue & white
  • Lynchburg College: red/maroon & gray
  • Old Dominion University: slate blue, silver & cerulean blue
  • Radford University: red & black
  • Randolph-Macon College: black, gold & white
  • Shenandoah University: red & blue
    • City: Winchester
  • Strayer University: garnet & tan
  • University of Richmond: red & blue
  • University of Virginia: orange & navy blue
  • University of Virginia at Wise: red, gray & white
    • Marching Highland Cavaliers
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU): gold & black
  • Virginia Military Institute (VMI): red, white & yellow
  • Virginia Tech University: maroon & burnt orange

Washington:

  • University of Washington: purple & gold
  • Washington State University: crimson & gray

West Virginia:

  • Alderson-Broaddus College: navy & gold, gray accent
    • Mascot: Battlers
  • Davis and Elkins College: scarlet & white
    • ​Senators
  • Marshall University: Kelly green & white.
    • City: Huntington
    • Slogans:
      • Go HERD!
      • We Are Marshall!
    • Movie Appearances:
      • We Are Marshall
  • ​​University of Charleston: maroon & gold
    • Mascot: Golden Eagle
  • West Virginia State University: black & yellow
    • Mascot: Yellow Jacket
  • West Virginia University: old gold & blue
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College: orange & black
    • Mascot: Bobcat

Wisconsin:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: red & white

Wyoming:

  • Wyoming University: brown & Wyoming prairie gold

U.S. Service Academies

  • Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point): blue & gray
  • Military Academy (West Point): black, gray, & gold
  • Naval Academy (Annapolis): navy blue & gold
  • Coast Guard Academy: white, orange, & blue
  • Air Force Academy (U.S.A.F.A): royal blue & silver

If your school is not listed here, please comment below with the name of your school, the state it’s in, and its colors. We’ll add it promptly!

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About Michelle Schenker

Since the day she was born, Michelle has lived in a home full of dogs and dog lovers. Her home is no exception with two adorable rescue pups of her own, Bella and Lily. Their unconditional love and never ending tail wags make every day brighter.
  • Skyleigh

    Illinois State University Redbirds:red & white

    • http://www.coverstorymedia.com/ Michelle Schenker

      Thanks Skyleigh – this university’s colors have been added. Have a great day!

  • Renée

    You should add the University of Chicago in Chicago (Hyde Park), Illinois. Its school colors are maroon and white. You should also add Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Its school colors are orange and black. By the way, the University of Eastern Iowa doesn’t really exist.

    • http://www.coverstorymedia.com/ Michelle Schenker

      Thanks Renee for all the helpful information. Our site has been updated to reflect this info. Take care!

  • Reggie

    To clarify: Minnesota State University MANKATO is purple and gold, and Minnesota State University MOORHEAD (which is not listed) is Red and White.

    • http://www.coverstorymedia.com/ Michelle Schenker

      Thanks Reggie for the clarification. I have added these details to our website. Take care!

  • http://www.coverstorymedia.com/ Michelle Schenker

    Thanks Del! It has been added.

  • Jenna J

    Where is the marine corps?

    • http://www.coverstorymedia.com/ Sadie Cornelius

      The official flag is scarlet with in gray and gold, but any unit large enough also has it’s own individual colors.

  • PhilW

    The University of Illinois with Orange and Blue colors is the campus at Urbana-Champaign.

  • PhilW

    The University of Illinois at Chicago
    Nickname: UIC Flames
    Mascot: Sparky D. Dragon
    Colors: Indigo, Red

  • Mike H.

    Elon University, North Carolina. Red and gold, the Phoenix.

  • Domin8er

    Actually, Georgia Tech's colors are officially Old Gold & White.

    • Sara

      Thanks for the clarification! We're making this change.

  • Rosanne M.

    South University in Savannah, GA.

    • Sara

      Hi Roseanne. We'd be happy to add South University Savannah; do you happen to know their official school colors? I've not yet been able to locate them. Thanks!

  • Torey

    Western New Mexico University. It is in New Mexico, and its colors are purple and gold! Go Mustangs! City: Silver City.

    You also need to add Eastern New Mexico University. Also, in New Mexico, and its colors are green and white.

  • Christina B.

    Does anyone know what St. Edward's colors are, because I have a friend that goes to that school here in Austin, Texas and what their mascot is?

    • Sara

      Hi Christina. St. Edward's colors are navy and gold, and their mascot is a ram named Topper. We'll add them to the list. Thanks!

  • Christina B

    University of Texas' Mascot is the Longhorns.

    University of Texas at San Antonio's Mascot is the Roadrunners.

  • Aaron A.

    Northern Arizona University (NAU)

    Colors: Navy and gold. Mascot: Lumberjacks. City: Flagstaff, Arizona.

  • jim john

    Every team is known to its fans mainly for its colors. The jersey is almost all the time the dearest item of any fan. To have these colors donned on the dogs is a very good idea. Thanks a lot for sharing this page.

  • Pam (nedlnut)

    According to Duke University's website, their color is Prussian blue (not as dark as navy, not as light as royal) and has become known as Duke Blue. It further states that it is not blue & white (although they have had white in some uniforms) or black & blue (although they have had black in some uniforms). Per their website: "On September 23, 1965, the Executive Committee of Duke's Board of Trustees adopted Prussian blue as Duke's official color. We know of no other official action on the matter of school colors."

    • Sara

      Thanks for the clarification! We've made the amendment.

  • Patrick N.

    I'm sending this e-mail to find out what Boricua College's colors are.

    • Sara

      Hi Patrick. The colors appear to be maroon/red and gold/yellow, we couldn't find any confirmation of this listed. If you'd like to email the college and get confirmation on these colors, we'd be happy to post them in our article. Thanks!

  • Charmin

    Ball State University: Cardinal red & white. Mascot: "Charlie" Cardinal.

  • anonymous

    Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio: blue and green. Mascot: Cougar.

    Carnegie Melon University in Pennsylvania: grey cardinal and tartan plaid. Mascot: Scotty the Scottie dog.

  • Walt

    Northeastern University (Boston) — Colors: Black & Red.

  • Liz

    University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga.

    Colors: Blue and Red

    Mascot: "Wolfie," the wolf

     

    Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga

    Colors: Blue and White

    Mascot: "Pounce," the blue panther

     

  • Dave L.

    Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah GA. Mascot: Pirate. Colors: Maroon & Gold.

  • Strayer University

    Strayer University: Garnet and Tan.

  • R Kriz

    This website is a very welcome resource for knitting baby and toddler hoodies in school colors. Please add Lynchburg College to the Virginia list. The official colors according to the Pantone Matching System (PMS) inks are 200 and Warm Gray 6, which translate to a red/maroon and gray.

  • Victor

    Queens College located in Flushing, New York. The college color's are blue and silver. 

  • Virginia

    Elmira College, Elmira, New York 

    Purple and Gold

    Soaring Eagles

  • KENNETH T.

    ELMIRA COLLEGE

    ELMIRA, NEW YORK

    MASCOT: SOARING EAGLES

    COLORS: PURPLE AND GOLD

  • geneva c.

    I have a hand-loomed "black sweater with orange" (it's definitely orange, not gold) numbers of the year 1933 on the front. I'm wondering if you could help me figure out where it came from? The label says it was made in Pennsylvania. I am pretty sure when my cousin gave it to me she told me the relative of ours that owned it had gone to school in the east. I really like the sweater and want to give it to my grandson but I would like to know its origin. I've looked at your site and may have a couple ideas but would like your help. I've probably had it about 20 years myself. Can you give me any help or advice as to how to figure this out? 

    • Beth W.

      You may have already gotten your answer but if you could send a picture with the label I might be able to help. My first hunch is that it is a Princeton sweater because those are their colors and they wore their colors very prominently even in those days. They are very close to Pennsylvania, also. Happy to assist. I have a business that is all about team colors which is why I chimed in. Good luck.

  • Manuel

    What are the Penn Foster College school colors? It's in Pennsylvania and Arizona. 

    • Sara

      I can't find any listed colors for Penn Foster, but from their logo and website, the colors seem to be blue, white, and black.

  • Stephanie

    West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia colors: orange and black

    Mascot: Bobcat

    Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia colors: navy and gold, gray accent

    Mascot: Battlers

    University of Charleston in Charleston, WV colors: maroon and gold

    Mascot : Golden Eagle

    Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV colors: scarlet and white

    Mascot: Senators

  • Paige S.

    I think the colors of Ai are lavender and white or lavender and black.

  • Dieu

    The school color for University of Portland, Portland, Oregon is Purple and White.

  • glen mackowen

    Portland State University in downtown Portland, Or. The colors are green, silver, and white. great alumnus include Neil Lomax (N.F.L) and Gov. Kitz Haber.

  • Kristen Pooler

    Siena College, New York, green and gold

  • Matt

    Western Illinois university is purple and gold

  • alisa

    University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio

    School colors: red and black

    Mascot: Bearcat

  • Kelly

    I believe North Georgia Tech colors are blue and green.

  • Ace Purple

    Purple, Orange, and White.

  • john

    Trevecca Nazarene University : Purple, Gold, & White

  • Econstud3nt

    University of Rochester is Blue & Yellow … more specifically Rochester blue & Dandelion Yellow.

  • Linda Ricci

    Would anyone be able to tell me what the school colors are for the Community College of Rhode Island?  I have not been able to find out what they are. 

    • Canine Journal

      Hi Linda, The school colors for the Community College of Rhode Island are Green & Grey. We have updated our list to add this school. Thank you!

  • Edward Schriner

    Their school colors are blue and gold

  • TxChessmaster

    University of Louisiana – Monroe (ULM), in Monroe, LA [formerly known as Northeast Louisiana University (NLU), Indians]

    School Colors are Maroon & Gold

    Mascot: Warhawks

    Participate in the Sunbelt Conference

  • amy williams

    Hi! The University of Texas at Dallas has colors: green and orange!

  • a clever canine

    Tennessee Tech University     Purple and Gold   Mascot: Golden Eagles

  • a clever canine

    The Citadel (aka The Military College of South Carolina) Charleston, SC……The Bulldogs……..colors are Citadel Blue and White

  • a clever canine

    Western Carolina University, home of the Catamounts, colors—purple and gold.

  • a clever canine

    Green and Gold, home of the Lions

  • a clever canine

    West Virginia State University – Colors Black & Yellow
    Mascot: Yellow Jacket

    Add please! Thanks!

  • a clever canine

    University of Dallas School Colors are Blue and White

  • a clever canine

    Central Washington University – Crimson and Black

  • MoMo Mike

    Moravian College Greyhounds, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Colors: Navy Blue and Grey

    Interesting side note: Founded in 1742.

  • W&M 65

    The school colors of The College of William and Mary are green, gold, and white.  

    Gene Moser W&M, 1965

  • Kingtenby

    Haverford College:

    Red and Black

    Mascot: The Black Squirrels

    Nickname: Fords

  • a clever canine

    Slate Blue, Silver, Cerulean Blue

  • a clever canine

    University of Great Falls Montana – Sky Blue & Harvest Gold.

  • Anonymous

    This list is just what I needed. My daughter is an animal lover. She gets up every morning and feeds all of her animals making sure to give them individual attention. She is most especially fond of her dogs. She can describe all of their personalities and knows what their favorite food and treats are. In fact, she likes her animals far better than she likes people. If I let her, she would stay home from school to hang out with her much loved pets.

    The problem is that she has low self-esteem. Because of this, she does not always do well in school, though she is very smart. She just second guesses herself all the time. I want her to go to college and I know she has a limited interest in it. So I was trying to find a way to encourage her through her animals. I know that she has a couple of different colleges in mind and as silly as it seems, I might just do some subliminal persuasion using the college colors and her animals. I thought maybe I could decorate the crates and dog beds so that the college colors were connected with her animals. Of course I am doing other things to help her, but I think as far as college goes, this might be a great way for her to associate school with the things she loves most.

  • Anonymous

    I found it interesting reading through this list of colors and hearing the different descriptions of them that each school uses.  I went the University of Wisconsin and although the colors on the crest and on all the team uniforms are very simple red and white, they do not call it “red and white” the colors are “cardinal and white”.  Evidently, “red” did not do a good enough job of describing the regal nature of these colors. 

    The University of Michigan has two primary colors of yellow and blue, but again “yellow” does not get used and “maize” takes its place.  Why is this?  I’m not exactly sure, but even non-Michigan residents and fans know that this is what it is called and rarely will make the mistake of calling it otherwise. 

    Then I look at the University of Oregon, they of the every changing uniforms, and the only color I can positively identify with their institution is green.  I think yellow may be another, but I know at times they have sported a veritable rainbow of colors on their backs.  The Rainbow Warriors of Hawaii, ironically have not. 

  • Anonymous

    Personally, one of my favorite things to do is watching college sports. I love doing this both on TV and in person whenever I have the time or the chance. To me, the games and activities are so much more pure and real than the professional sporting events we have in this country. I think the author understands this as well, and definitely took their time to make sure the list of the various college school colors was compiled as accurately and completely as possible.

    As I read this, the thought occurred to me about why we are so fascinated with colleges. I think that sports is one of the biggest reasons. We see these games, especially the ones with national implications and the larger schools with a huge number of alumni.

    Also, I think maybe that a lot of people think of college and become nostalgic. Thinking about their old school and sometimes even just seeing their college colors can cause them to take a little trip down memory lane.

  • David

    Weber State, Ogden, UT: Purple & White

  • Anonymous

    This is a wonderful resource. It's especially beneficial to a single mother like me who is apparently supposed to magically know what colors represent which college. This must be a guy thing for being inborn, because I don't know many women that just know all the college colors. But I am also tired of getting the "you're so old" glare from my son when I don't know what certain colors mean. I know it isn't an indication of my age (or really anything else). It just happens to be the name I have given to the glare he sometimes gives me when I am just not hip enough for him.

    But, as a woman who really has no actual interest in college teams or colors outside of avoiding the glare, I was totally entertained by some of the comments on here. I knew people got serious about this stuff, but I guess I have never had a reason to see it all in one place. No offense at all meant. I mean, I collect miniature furniture and I am quite sure not a lot of people enjoy that. We all have our "things". Just remind me never to get my college colors confused around any of you any time soon.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting this. I am not a person who is going to dress up my dog with college colors or anything, but I can't speak for my son. For me, this was more useful in my decorating needs just because I don't want to decorate and accidentally show support for a team that I don't actually care for. As for my son, he takes his lead from his father, who loves to watch football. To that end, this might be helpful when I get decorations for his room or something because I do not actually keep up with any teams, professional or college.

    I can tell you that I live in Indiana and I am sick to death of seeing blue and gold as well as any shed of red, the color that seems to be so popular among college teams. I understand that people want to support their schools and all, but when it comes to over-priced colleges like Notre Dame, I would so much rather here about academic success than what their football team is doing or not doing. Speaking of which, check out their new helmets. They have a really great new look to them now! I think they still paint them before every game, but they don't look near as cheesy as they used to.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for creating this list. I am not really into any team sports and when I think of college, it's not sporting events that I'm concerned with. But, I do have a son and I know one day he's going to want to look up some of the colors and try to make some kind of thing for his dog or something. So to that end, this is useful information.

    I'll tell you what kind of drives me nuts though. And like I said, I'm not even a college ball fan or anything. What drives me nuts is when I go to the store and I want to buy something for someone who is a fan, but I can only find things for select schools. I live near South Bend, Indiana, so everywhere I go I can find Notre Dame gear, but I have no wish to buy anything to perpetuate the existence of a college that is so over-priced to begin with.

    Wouldn't it be cool if colleges were celebrated because of their academic success rather than for their football team. I want to be out there yelling something to cheer on the future teachers of science and math, not for someone to catch a ball.

    • a clever canine

      You must have been a real douchebag in college.

  • lsf_21

    Western Kentucky University- Red and White

  • a clever canine

    Connecticut:  Quinnipiac University:  Blue and Gold

  • Eli

    Grove City College in Pennsylvania is Crimson and White.

  • Paul Alan Laughlin

    OHIO -  Otterbein University, Westerville, OH (greater Columbus), est. 1847.

    Colors: Tan and Cardinal (Red)

  • a hound with a fashionable sense

    In Texas – Austin College; Colors Crimson and Gold. Please add to your list.

    Not listed Fuller Seminary in California. Colors Unknown. Can you find out?

    Thanks, Mary Ann

  • Anonymous

    I don't mean to be a little off-topic, but it's spelled "Wisconsin". Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison is red and white, not cardinal. :)

  • Anonymous

    Can you please add the following universities to your list of team colors?

    • Texas State: Maroon and Gold
    • Rice University: Oxford Blue and Gray
  • Anonymous

    Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas

    Colors: Cardinal Red and White

    • michelle

      Lamar University's college colors have been added under Texas. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Loyola University, Baltimore, Md. green and grey.

    • michelle

      Loyola has been added in Maryland. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Garnet and Gold all the way baby!!

  • Anonymous

    Mascot: Tigers

    Colors: Maroon and White

    • michelle

      Thanks – we just added your school colors. Cheers, Canine Journal

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know of a school beginning with the letter "M" with school colors "black & white"?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    The colors include Burgundy and White

  • Anonymous

    Fresno Pacific University – Blue&Orange

  • Anonymous

    Although I attend the University of Delaware I’ve been looking into these schools for graduate studies and noticed that you did not have them:

    University of Baltimore
    Maryland
    Blue & Green

    George Mason University
    Virginia
    Mason Green & Mason Gold

    West Chester University
    Pennsylvania
    Purple & Gold

    • michelle

      Thanks – we just added your school color recommendations. Cheers, Canine Journal

  • Anonymous

    Blue and white, in NY mascot: Bulls

    Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Birmingham-Southern College

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Colors: Gold and Black

  • Anonymous

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Colors: Green and gold

  • Anonymous

    State: Indiana
    Mascot: Screaming Eagles
    Location: Evansville
    Colors: Red, White and Blue

  • Anonymous

    Missouri State University
    Colors: Maroon and White
    City: Springfield, MO
    Mascot: Bears

    Drury University
    Colors: Scarlett and Grey
    City: Springfield, MO
    Mascot: Panthers

    Southwest Baptist University
    Colors: Purple and White
    City: Bolivar, MO
    Mascot: Bearcats

  • Anonymous

    Marshall University (as in the MOVIE– "We Are Marshall") Kelly Green & White. Thanks !! Oh yeah, and Go HERD!!

  • Anonymous

    Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma. Colors are Vegas gold & navy blue.

  • Anonymous

    Lindenwood colors are black and gold. Same as Mizzou!

  • Anonymous

    Stephens College. Colors are burgundy and gold! Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Georgia Southern, the Eagles. Colors: Blue & White with Gold trim. In Statesboro, GA.

  • Anonymous

    Samford University, colors: Red & Blue. The Bulldogs in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Anonymous
    • Southern Utah University (Cedar City) Thunderbirds: Red and White.
    • College of Idaho (Caldwell) Yotes (Coyotes): Purple and Gold.
    • Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, Idaho) Warriors: Columbia Blue and White
  • Anonymous

    Rowan University in New Jersey – brown & gold. Washington College in Maryland – maroon & gray.

  • Anonymous

    University of Texas at Arlington. Colors are Orange, White and Royal Blue.

  • Anonymous

    Butler University in Indianapolis. Colors are Indiana navy blue and white. They are bulldogs!! Go dawgs!!!

  • Anonymous

    If you want a document with all the colors, here it is: List of NCAA School Colors.

  • Anonymous

    University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. Purple and White!!! Royals Rock Your Ass :)

  • Anonymous

    What college has the color yellow & gray?

  • Anonymous

    Orange and Blue

  • Anonymous

    Red and Black. Located in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Anonymous

    Hello. I’d appreciate it if you would add the University of Dayton (Ohio), the 2010 NIT basketball champions. Per Wikipedia, colors are Red and Columbia Blue.

  • Anonymous

    Light blue, white and black

  • Anonymous

    Crimson and Gold

  • Anonymous

    Purple and gold

  • Anonymous

    ATU’s colors are Green and Gold, and our mascot is the Wonderboy, unless it’s ladies sports in which case it’s the Golden Suns.

    I’m going to bookmark this site because I am wanting to knit scarves in school colors to sell and I was wondering what color combinations were the most popular. Thanks so much!

  • Anonymous

    Malone is a very good college to go to.

  • Anonymous

    Bridgewater College – virginia, maroon and gold

  • Anonymous

    City: Stillwater, OK

  • Anonymous

    its sad that you have high schools like LC but no UL up here. University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s colors are vermillion (red) and white. go RAGIN CAJUNS!

  • Anonymous

    University of Maine
    -Blue
    -Sky blue
    -White

    University of Southern Maine
    -Blue
    -Yellow

    Colby
    -Blue
    -White

    Bowdoin
    -Black
    -White

    Bates
    -Maroon
    -Gold

  • Anonymous

    in Allegheny, NY, brown and white

  • Anonymous

    San Francisco State University, California. Colors are Purple & Gold.

  • Anonymous

    red and white

  • Anonymous

    Knox College (Purple and Gold) is in Galesburg, ILLINOIS, not IOWA! Thanks for including us! :)

  • Anonymous

    Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University was not listed. Colors are orange and green.

  • Anonymous

    School Colors: Green & Red

  • Anonymous

    School Johns Hopkins University. State: MD. Colors: Athletic – Black and Blue; Academic – Black and Gold.

  • Anonymous

    Scarlet and Brown

  • Anonymous

    Please add: The University of Virginia’ College at Wise. Marching Highland Cavaliers. Red, Gray, White.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    purple & gold – University at Albany

  • Anonymous

    University of Toledo, Ohio. navy blue and gold

  • Anonymous

    Baylor University (Waco, TX) colors are green and gold

  • Anonymous

    North Georgia Tech – Clarkesville, GA

  • Anonymous

    University of Memphis colors are Blue and Gray.

  • Anonymous

    Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia. Colors: Red and Blue.

  • Anonymous

    The colors of the Islanders from the Island University are true blue and true green.

  • Anonymous

    K-State’s official "color" is Royal Purple only. Not purple and white.

  • Anonymous

    Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Purple & gold

  • Anonymous

    Colors are Maroon and White

  • Anonymous

    Green & Gold

  • Anonymous

    Colors are ketchup and mustard. Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Colors are yellow and Darth Vader black. We are the Hawk’s Eyes! Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Texas-Sam Houston State University -Orange and White

  • Anonymous

    Blue and white lions

  • Anonymous

    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
    Ketchup and Mustard

  • Anonymous

    Located in South Carolina
    Colors: Garnet and Blue

  • Anonymous

    Iowa State University – Cardinal and Gold
    Drake University – Blue and White

    University of Nebraska-Omaha Crimson and Black
    Creighton University – "Blue Jay" Blue and White

    University of South Dakota – Vermillion and White

    North Dakota St. University – Green and Yellow

    Minnesota State University-Mankato – Purple and Gold
    Saint Cloud State University – Cardinal and Black
    University of Minnesota-Duluth – Maroon and Gold
    Bemidji State University – Green and White

    Denver University – Crimson and Gold
    Colorado College – Gold and Black

    • domino

      Thanks so much for taking the time to share all these college colors with us :) We’ve added them to the list.

  • Anonymous

    I know they did not do well this season, but seriously… Houston, TX Red and White GO COOGS!!!

  • Anonymous

    Campbell University in North Carolina
    Colors: orange & black

  • Anonymous

    Jackrabbits -colors are blue and yellow

  • Anonymous

    Purple & gold

  • Anonymous

    The University of North Dakota: green & white. The Fighting Sioux

  • Anonymous

    Rhode island university
    new york

  • Anonymous

    Colors: Green & White. Also, Gold is used as an accent color.

  • Anonymous

    red, white, blue

  • Anonymous

    Maroon and gold!

  • Anonymous

    purple and white!

  • Anonymous

    Montgomery County Community College – Royal King's Quarter's blue and midnight black. GO GRIFFINS!

  • Anonymous

    I have a pair of khaki pants with the initial SU all over them in red and navy. Any idea what school that is.

  • Anonymous

    CSU Fort Collins – Green Gold
    CSU Pueblo – Red Blue

  • Anonymous

    Located inEvanston,Ill.

    Only color is purple

  • Anonymous

    Liberty Univ. is located in Lynchburg, VA and it’s official colors are: Navy, Red, and White!! (Go Flames!!)

  • Anonymous

    Our colors are blue and gold.

  • Anonymous

    In Illinois, colors are Purple and White
    Go Wildcats!

  • Anonymous

    Florida Atlantic University- FAU Blue, FAU Red, FAU Silver

    Florida International University- Blue and Gold

    University of North Florida- Blue and Gray

  • Anonymous

    What about the schools in Idaho.

  • Anonymous

    Please add Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana. There colors are Orange & Navy Blue and they are the Wildcats…

    Thanks…

  • Anonymous

    Boise State University
    Located in: Boise, Idaho
    Colors: Blue and Orange.

    Also there is:
    University of Idaho
    Located in: Moscow, Idaho
    Colors: Silver and Gold.

    Idaho State University
    Located in: Pocatello, Idaho
    Colors: Black and Orange.

    Brigham Young University-Idaho
    Located in: Rexburg, Idaho
    Colors: Blue and Gray.

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Located in: Nampa, Idaho
    Colors: Red and Black.

  • Anonymous

    located in San Marcos, Texas

    Colors: Maroon & Gold

  • Anonymous

    Randolph-Macon College is in Ashland, Virginia and the colors are black, gold and white! This is a great website!

  • Anonymous

    located in Valdosta Ga

    RED and BLACK

  • Anonymous

    Purple, red and white.

  • Anonymous

    The colors of the University are Azure blue and maize.

    The athletic department has its own colors which are dark blue and a somewhat darker shade of maize.

  • Anonymous

    Royal blue and white. Sport logo: The Rams.

    • Anonymous

      It is listed as Royal Blue and it is a light blue called "Keaney Blue."

  • Anonymous

    royal purple.

  • Anonymous

    There are five U.S. Service academies:

    United States Merchant Marine Academy, also known as “Kings Point” founded 1942. Colors: Blue and gray.

    United States Military Academy, also known as “West Point”, founded 1802. Colors: Black, gray, and gold.

    United States Naval Academy, also known as “Annapolis”, founded 1845. Colors: Navy blue, and gold.

    United States Coast Guard Academy, founded 1876. Colors not stated on website.

    United States Air Force Academy, also known as “U.S.A.F.A.” (pronounced phonetically), founded 1954. Colors not stated on website.

  • Anonymous

    The colors for Slippery Rock (www.sru.edu) are green and white.

  • Anonymous

    The colors are Black & Gold. Red is only introduced sometimes in the black uniforms, but it is NOT one of the school colors. Please correct this.

  • Anonymous

    The university’s name is “Grambling State University”. Not “Louisiana Grambling State University”. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Providence College – Black and white, and Yale is in Connecticut.

  • Anonymous

    University of North Carolina at Wilmington… duh!
    Teal!!!! Not a single company makes teal graduation gowns…and Navy Blue, Gold too.

  • Anonymous

    Colorado’s official colors are Gold, Silver and Copper, there is NO Black
    Penn State’s colors are Navy Blue and White there is NO Gray
    Purdue- Gold and Black
    Army- Black, Gold and Gray
    Navy- Navy Blue and Gold
    Air Force- Royal Blue and Silver
    Yale is in Conn. not R.I.
    Ga Tech’s blue accent is NOT part of their colors they have used black at times also
    Harvard’s color is only Crimson, as is Rutgers- Scarlet, and Syracuse- Orange any other color used is an accent
    VMI’s colors are Red, White and Yellow.
    Wake Forest- Black and Gold

    • domino

      Thanks for the heads up! Making the changes now…

    • Anonymous

      Kansas state’s only color is royal purple. The white is an accent, also accented with gray and black.

  • Anonymous

    Hey What about West Point, Annapolis, Air Force and Marines?

    • domino

      No problem, we’ll add them. Just need their colors…

      • Anonymous

        USMA (Army) West Point, NY, colors are black, gray, and gold.

      • Anonymous

        United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis or Navy) colors are navy blue and gold.

    • Anonymous

      West Point in the USMA for the ARMY, Anapolis is the USNA for the NAVY, Marines go to the USNA at Anapolis (in their Junior year, all Midshipmen have to choose either the Navy or Marine Corps in which to receive their commission), Air Force has their academy at Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Anonymous

    University of Kentucky colors are blue and white.

    What is University of Texas doing in the Kentucky list?

    • domino

      U of K added. Thanks for the heads up on Texas – oops!

  • Anonymous

    Xavier
    Vermont
    Villanova
    Wake Forest
    UC Santa Barbara
    UNLV
    Utah State
    Siena
    Robert Morris
    Saint Marys
    Sam Huston State
    Purdue
    Old Dominion
    Morgan State
    Murray State
    Oakland

    • domino

      That’s quite the list – thanks. Any chance you can help us find the colors?

    • Anonymous

      and university of hartford -> scarlet red and white

    • Anonymous

      red yellow blue

    • Anonymous

      Murray State Racers Navy Blue and Gold are the official colors!

    • Anonymous

      king’s college london

  • Anonymous

    Green and Yellow (gold)

    • domino

      Added, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Please add: VCU, VMI, and Radford

    • domino

      Done, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    red and white

    • domino

      We added Indiana to the list. Thanks!

      • Anonymous

        The colors are crimson & cream; not red and white

    • Anonymous

      There is no University of Indiana. Maybe you meant University of Indianapolis? (Go Greyhounds!) They’re crimson and gray.

      • domino

        Good point, hmmm. We’ve crossed it out for now and added University of Indianapolis – thanks!

      • Anonymous

        Is crimson & cream

  • Anonymous

    University of Delaware was not listed, the colors are: blue, yellow,and white

    • domino

      Thanks, we added U of Delaware to the list :)

  • Anonymous

    They are green and white

    • domino

      Thanks – we just added your colors.

      Cheers,
      Canine Journal