List of College Colors

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College Colors By State & Team

Alabama:

  • Alabama A&M University: burgundy & white
  • 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 Alabama at Birmingham: white, gold, green
    • Nickname: Blazers
    • Mascot: Blaze the Dragon
  • 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 State University: scarlet red & black
  • 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

California:

  • California State University at Fullerton: white, orange & navy blue
  • California State University at Irvine: blue & gold
  • Chapman University: cardinal & grey
  • 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: blue, gold & gray
  • 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:

  • Air Force Academy (Air Force): royal blue & silver
  • 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
  • Western State Colorado University (Gunnison): crimson & slate
    • Mascot: “Mad Jack”, the Mountaineer

Connecticut:

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

Delaware:

  • Delaware State University: Columbia blue & cherry red
    • City: Dover
  • 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
  • Mercer University : black & orange
    • City: Macon
    • Mascot: Toby the Bear
  • 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:

  • Eastern Illinois University: grey & blue
    • City: Charleston
  • 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: old 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 State University: cardinal & gold
    • City: Ames
    • Mascot: Cy the Cardinal
  • 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
  • Xavier University of New Orleans: white & gold
    • Mascot: Gold Digga

Maine:

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

Maryland:

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

Massachusetts:

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

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 (Kearney): blue & gold

Nevada:

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

New Hampshire:

  • Dartmouth College: green & white
  • University of New Hampshire: blue & 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
  • William Paterson University: orange & black
    • City: Wayne
    • Nickname: Pioneers
    • Mascot: Billy the Bear

New Mexico:

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

New York:

  • Art Institute of New York City: red, white & blue
  • Adelphi University: brown & gold
  • Bard College: red & white
  • Columbia University: Columbia blue & white
  • Cornell University: Carnelian red & white
  • CUNY (City University of New York) Queens College: blue & silver
  • Elmira College: purple & gold
  • Fordham University: maroon
    • City: Bronx
    • Mascot: The Ram
  • 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
    • City: West Point, NY
    • Mascot: Mule
    • Nickname: Black Knights

North Carolina:

  • Appalachian State University: black & gold
  • Campbell University: orange & black
  • Central Piedmont Community College: black & green
  • East Carolina University: purple & gold
  • Elon University: maroon & gold
    • Mascot: Phoenix
  • Gardner Webb University: black & scarlet
  • Johnson and Wales University: white & blue
  • Johnson C. Smith University: navy blue & gold
  • North Carolina State University: red & white
  • North Carolina Central University: burgandy and gray
  • University of North Carolina: Carolina blue & white
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC): green & white (gold accent)
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG): gold, white & navy blue
  • 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
  • Kenyon College: white & purple
    • City: Gambier
  • 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 Dayton: red & columbia blue
  • University of Toledo: navy blue & gold
  • Wright State University: green & 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
    • Mascot: Sooners

Oregon:

  • Oregon State University: orange & black
    • City: Corvallis, OR
    • Nickname: Beavers
  • Portland State University: white & green
  • University of Oregon: green & yellow
    • Mascot: The Oregon Duck
    • Team Name: Ducks
    • City: Eugene, OR
  • University of Portland: purple & white

Pennsylvania:

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

Rhode Island:

  • Brown University: brown, cardinal & white
  • Bryant University: black & gold
  • 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
    • City: Columbia, SC
    • Nickname: Gamecocks
  • 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
  • Tennessee Tech University: purple & gold
    • Mascot: Golden Eagles
  • Trevecca Nazarene University: purple & white
  • University of Memphis: blue & gray
    • Mascot: Tigers
    • City: Memphis
  • University of Tennessee: orange & white
    • Mascot: Smokey X
  • 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
  • Midwestern State University: burgundy & gold
    • City: Wichita Falls
  • 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
    • City: College Station, TX
    • Nickname: Aggies
    • Mascot: Reveille (collie dog) 
  • 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 Mary Hardin-Baylor: white, gold & purple
    • City: Belton
  • 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
  • Norfolk State University: green & gold
    • City: Norfolk
  • 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 Mary Washington: grey & navy blue
  • 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 (or Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University): Chicago maroon & burnt orange

Washington:

  • Eastern Washington University: white and red
    • Location: Cheney, WA
    • Mascot: Swoop
    • Nickname: Eagles
  • University of Washington: purple & gold
    • Location: Seattle, WA
    • Nickname: Huskies
    • Mascot: Dubs, Harry the Husky
  • Washington State University: crimson & gray
    • Mascot: Butch T. Cougar
    • City: Pullman, WA
    • Team Name: Cougars

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!
  • University of Charleston: maroon & gold
    • Mascot: Golden Eagle
  • West Liberty University: black & gold
  • 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:

  • University of Wyoming: brown & Wyoming prairie gold

U.S. Service Academies

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

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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Go Rams
Fordham University, Bronx, NY Maroon and White
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thanks, we’ll be sure to add it to our list!
Holly Popovich ((Class of '71))
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
300 POMPTON ROAD
WAYNE, NJ 07470
Colors
Orange & Black
Nickname
Pioneers
Mascot
Billy the Bear
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thanks Holly, we’ll be sure to add it to the article!
Andrew
Purdue – Fort Wayne (colors yellow & black) Fort Wayne, IN
Jay
The colors for San Jose State(CA)should be gold, blue, and white.
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thank you Jay, looks like the colors are actually blue, gold and gray. We’ll be sure to update our article!
Jeffrey
Dudes.
Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.
Blue & Grey.
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thanks Jeffrey, we’ll be sure to add it!
Janyra
Delaware State University, Dover Delaware
Colors: Red and light blue
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thanks, we’ll add it to our list!
Ronda
You completely left out the District of Columbia, also known as Washington, DC, or our Nation’s capital.
Kimberly AltAdmin
Yes, we know the District of Columbia is also known as Washington, D.C. and is our capital. We know we don’t have every college listed here, which is why our readers comment with colleges they’d like to be added. Is there a college in DC that you would like added to this list?
Vena
Norfolk State University, Norfolk Virginia
Colors: Green and Gold
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thanks Vena, we’ll be sure to add it to our list!
Richard
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
White-purple-gold, Crusaders
Belton, Texas
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thank you Richard!
Kelsey
University of Mary Washington – Virginia, Navy blue and grey
Ashley W
Alabama A&M University- maroon and white
Alexis R
Massachusetts institute of technology- MIT- in Boston Massachusetts is black, cardinal, and steel grey
Joe
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, is burgundy and gold
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thanks Joe, we’ll be sure to add it in!
Kara
Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, is purple and white. Thanks!
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thanks Kara, we’ll be sure to add it to our article.
Kathleen O'Connor
Crazy Question, is there a list/chart posted with actual color images so that we can see the shades of Blue, red etc…?
Thanks,
KO
Kathleen O\'Connor
Crazy Question, is there a list/chart posted with actual color images so that we can see the shades of Blue, red etc…?
Thanks,
KO
Kimberly AltAdmin
No, sorry we do not have an image that corresponds to the college colors.
Ronda
Google “NCAA Hex Codes”
bradford rowell
Hobart College purple and orange
Michael Sepulveda
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Colors: Green, White & Gold
Nickname: Blazers
Mascot: Blaze (a dragon)
Kimberly AltAdmin
Thanks we will be sure to add it!
Enjoli Pannell (Alum)
XAVIER UNIVERSITY of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA.
Colors: Black and Gold
Men: Gold Rush
Women: Gold Nuggets
Kimberly Alt
Thanks for the information! We’ll be sure to add it to our article. I saw that online it says that Xavier has white and gold colors, not black and gold. Do you have a link pointing to the colors being black and gold? Thanks in advance!
P UT
You forgot the Number 1 Live Mascot in the Country is Smokey the Blue Tick Hound from The University of Tennessee!
Please add him! Oh my what an important omission.
ArmyVet4Freedom
Washington State University is crimson and gray, no black. Mascot is Butch T. Cougar, team name is Cougars. Location is Pullman, WA.

University of Oregon is lightning yellow and emerald green. Mascot is Donald Duck used under agreement with Walt Disney Co. Team name Ducks. Eugene, OR.

USMA ( West Point), West Point, NY, nickname Black Knights or Cadets, mascot is Army mule.

Texas A&M, College Station, TX, nickname Aggies, mascot Reveille (collie dog).

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, Eagles, red and white.

University of WA, Seattle, Huskies, mascot is Sundodger.

Oregon State U, Corvallis, OR, Beavers. Orange and black, no white.

Univ of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, gamecocks.

Kimberly Alt
Thank you, we’ll be sure to add these to our article!
SNCO
Washington College is Maroon & Black.
Kimberly Alt
Oops! Sorry for the wrong information. We will be sure to update that! Thank you for helping us keep our information 100% accurate!
Meghan
Gardner Webb University- red and black
Kimberly Alt
Thanks Meghan! We’ll be sure to add that university to the article!
PantherLife28
Mercer University
Macon, GA
Mascot: Bear
Colors: Black and Orange
Kimberly Alt
Thank you! We will add it to our article!
Michelle
What a wonderful list! Thank you so much for all your work. I have a few additions to contribute.

Marquette University (Milwaukee): Blue and Gold
Concordia University (Mequon): Lake Blue and Sunrise Orange
Lawrence University (Appleton): Navy and White
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Black and Gold
UW-Platteville: Orange and Royal Blue
UW-Green Bay: Forest Green and White
UW-Eau Claire: Navy Blue and Old Gold
UW-Oshkosh: Black and Gold
UW-La Crosse: Maroon and Gray
UW-Ripon: Red and White
UW-Whitewater: Purple and White