List of College Colors

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College Colors by State and Team


  • 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:


  • University of Alaska: green & yellow (gold)


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


  • 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 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: 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


  • 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


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


  • University of Delaware: blue, yellow, & white


  • 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


  • 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


  • University of Hawaii: green & white


  • 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 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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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

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
  • 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


  • 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 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 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: red & white


  • 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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Norfolk State University, Norfolk Virginia
Colors: Green and Gold
Kimberly Alt
Thanks Vena, we’ll be sure to add it to our list!
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
White-purple-gold, Crusaders
Belton, Texas
Kimberly Alt
Thank you Richard!
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
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, is burgundy and gold
Kimberly Alt
Thanks Joe, we’ll be sure to add it in!
Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, is purple and white. Thanks!
Kimberly Alt
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…?
Kimberly Alt
No, sorry we do not have an image that corresponds to the college colors.
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…?
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 Alt
Thanks we will be sure to add it!
Enjoli Pannell (Alum)
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!
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.
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!
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!
Gardner Webb University- red and black
Kimberly Alt
Thanks Meghan! We’ll be sure to add that university to the article!
Mercer University
Macon, GA
Mascot: Bear
Colors: Black and Orange
Kimberly Alt
Thank you! We will add it to our article!
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

Bard College, New York: red and white.
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, colors are Black and Gold
Chapman University, Red and Grey, California
California State University at Fullerton, Orange and Blue, California
California State University at Irvine, Blue and Gold, California
Kimberly Alt
Thanks Diane! To be even more specific, it looks like Wentworth Institute of Technology also has cardinal as a color, Chapman is cardinal and grey and California State University at Fullerton’s are white, orange & navy blue. Thanks for contributing!
McDaniel College
Green and Gold
Central Piedmont community college
North Carolina
Black & green

Johnson C. Smith university
North Carolina
Navy blue & gold

Johnson and Wales university
North Carolina
White & blue

Which college has green and purple?
Kimberly Alt
Thanks! We’ll be sure to add them to our article!
Mary A. McKay
I wonder if the colors are mixed up for Washington University in St Louis vs Wash U in Washington state?
UW is correct, purple and gold. By the way, they are never called Washington University. Always U Dub, UW, or University of Washington.
Kimberly Alt
The colors seem to be correct from the research we’ve done.
Nikki Sumaya
Just a technicality but it’s the University of Wyoming not Wyoming University… But, this list is TERRIFIC. My son is starting high school in August and plays left tackle and cornerback. We were taking about college and I told him that he had to go to a college who’s colors are blue and white (teasingly of course) so we came across your list… Thanks for all your hard work putting the list together!!!!!!!
Delilah Dee
Messiah College
Colors: navy blue and white
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Mascot: Falcon
North Carolina Central University – Burgandy and Gray
Sadie Cornelius
Thanks for letting us know, we added them to the list!
Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio – Green and Gold – Rowdy Raider
John Randall
Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO. Colors are Crimson and Slate. Mascot is “Mad Jack”, the Mountaineer.
Patricia Cannon
I need to know which Universities have the colors Red, white and black? If you could help, I’d really appreciate it
Virginia Tech should be listed as either Virginia Tech or Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, not Virginia Tech University. It should also be Chicago maroon, not just maroon. Thanks for maintaining this site!
University of Oklahoma mascot: the sooners
Sadie Cornelius
Thanks Bill for letting us know! We added it under OU.
Bryant University (Rhode Island) – Black & Gold
Ken Kraft
Purdue’s colors are ‘Old Gold & Black” since late 1800’s
Illinois State University Redbirds:red & white
Humboldt State University in TRUE Northern California. Colors are Green and Gold. Mascot is Lucky Logger.
Humboldt State University in TRUE Northern California. Colors are Green and Gold. Mascot is Lucky Logger.
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.
Melanie Marie Miller-Aquilino
West Liberty University: Black and gold
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.
To clarify: Minnesota State University MANKATO is purple and gold, and Minnesota State University MOORHEAD (which is not listed) is Red and White.
To clarify: Minnesota State University MANKATO is purple and gold, and Minnesota State University MOORHEAD (which is not listed) is Red and White.
univ. of california at los angeles is powder blue and gold
Where is the marine corps?
Sadie Cornelius
The official flag is scarlet with in gray and gold, but any unit large enough also has it’s own individual colors.
The University of Illinois with Orange and Blue colors is the campus at Urbana-Champaign.
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.


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

Sara Logan Wilson

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

Rosanne M.

South University in Savannah, GA.

Sara Logan Wilson

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!


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.

And it’s in Portales, NM
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 Logan Wilson

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.

Not so. Their nickname is longhorns, their mascot is Beevo.
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 Logan Wilson

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 Logan Wilson

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!


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


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.


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

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.


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


Elmira College, Elmira, New York 

Purple and Gold

Soaring Eagles






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.


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

Sara Logan Wilson

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.


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.


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.

Kitzhaber and he resigned in disgrace, although at this time he has not been convicted.
Kristen Pooler

Siena College, New York, green and gold


Western Illinois university is purple and gold


University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio

School colors: red and black

Mascot: Bearcat


I believe North Georgia Tech colors are blue and green.

Ace Purple

Purple, Orange, and White.


Trevecca Nazarene University : Purple, Gold, & White


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


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


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.


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.


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. 


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.


Weber State, Ogden, UT: Purple & White


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.


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.


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.


Western Kentucky University- Red and White

a clever canine

Connecticut:  Quinnipiac University:  Blue and Gold

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


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. 🙂


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

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

Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas

Colors: Cardinal Red and White


Loyola University, Baltimore, Md. green and grey.


Garnet and Gold all the way baby!!


Mascot: Tigers

Colors: Maroon and White


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

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The colors include Burgundy and White
Fresno Pacific University – Blue&Orange
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
Blue & Green

George Mason University
Mason Green & Mason Gold

West Chester University
Purple & Gold

Blue and white, in NY mascot: Bulls


Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham, Alabama

Colors: Gold and Black

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Colors: Green and gold

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


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


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


Lindenwood colors are black and gold. Same as Mizzou!


Stephens College. Colors are burgundy and gold! Thanks!


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


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

  • 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

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


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


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


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


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


What college has the color yellow & gray?


Orange and Blue


Red and Black. Located in San Antonio, Texas.


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.

Light blue, white and black
Crimson and Gold
Purple and gold
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!

Malone is a very good college to go to.
Bridgewater College – virginia, maroon and gold
City: Stillwater, OK
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!
University of Maine
-Sky blue

University of Southern Maine




in Allegheny, NY, brown and white

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


red and white


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


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


School Colors: Green & Red


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


Scarlet and Brown


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


purple & gold – University at Albany


University of Toledo, Ohio. navy blue and gold

Baylor University (Waco, TX) colors are green and gold
North Georgia Tech – Clarkesville, GA
University of Memphis colors are Blue and Gray.

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


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


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


Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Purple & gold


Colors are Maroon and White


Green & Gold


Colors are ketchup and mustard. Thanks!


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


Texas-Sam Houston State University -Orange and White


Blue and white lions


Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Ketchup and Mustard


Located in South Carolina
Colors: Garnet and Blue


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


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


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


Campbell University in North Carolina
Colors: orange & black


Jackrabbits -colors are blue and yellow


Purple & gold


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


Rhode island university
new york


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


red, white, blue


Maroon and gold!


purple and white!


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


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

CSU Fort Collins – Green Gold
CSU Pueblo – Red Blue
Located inEvanston,Ill.

Only color is purple

Liberty Univ. is located in Lynchburg, VA and it’s official colors are: Navy, Red, and White!! (Go Flames!!)
Our colors are blue and gold.
In Illinois, colors are Purple and White
Go Wildcats!
Florida Atlantic University- FAU Blue, FAU Red, FAU Silver

Florida International University- Blue and Gold

University of North Florida- Blue and Gray

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


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.

located in San Marcos, Texas

Colors: Maroon & Gold

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


Purple, red and white.
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.

Royal blue and white. Sport logo: The Rams.

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

royal purple.
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.

The colors for Slippery Rock ( are green and white.
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.
The university’s name is “Grambling State University”. Not “Louisiana Grambling State University”. Thanks.
Providence College – Black and white, and Yale is in Connecticut.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington… duh!
Teal!!!! Not a single company makes teal graduation gowns…and Navy Blue, Gold too.
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

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

Thanks for the heads up! Making the changes now…
Hey What about West Point, Annapolis, Air Force and Marines?

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.

No problem, we’ll add them. Just need their colors…
United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis or Navy) colors are navy blue and gold.
USMA (Army) West Point, NY, colors are black, gray, and gold.
University of Kentucky colors are blue and white.

What is University of Texas doing in the Kentucky list?

U of K added. Thanks for the heads up on Texas – oops!
Wake Forest
UC Santa Barbara
Utah State
Robert Morris
Saint Marys
Sam Huston State
Old Dominion
Morgan State
Murray State
king’s college london
Murray State Racers Navy Blue and Gold are the official colors!
red yellow blue
and university of hartford -> scarlet red and white
That’s quite the list – thanks. Any chance you can help us find the colors?
Green and Yellow (gold)
Added, thanks!
Please add: VCU, VMI, and Radford
Done, thanks!
red and white
There is no University of Indiana. Maybe you meant University of Indianapolis? (Go Greyhounds!) They’re crimson and gray.
Is crimson & cream
Good point, hmmm. We’ve crossed it out for now and added University of Indianapolis – thanks!
We added Indiana to the list. Thanks!
The colors are crimson & cream; not red and white
University of Delaware was not listed, the colors are: blue, yellow,and white
Thanks, we added U of Delaware to the list 🙂
They are green and white
Thanks – we just added your colors.

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