College Colors & Nicknames: Four-Year Schools – K

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KALAMAZOO COLLEGE
LOCATION: Kalamazoo, Michigan
FOUNDED: 1833
ENROLLMENT: 1,379
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Orange, Black
INSTITUTIONAL SEAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Orange, White
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Green, Lime, Yellow, Aqua, Red, Olive, Off White
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2012 through present – Orange, Black
MASCOT COLORS:
2012 through present – Orange, Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Green, Dark Green, White
(‘Hamo’ and ‘Hana’)
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1833 through 2011 – Orange, Black
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1833 through present – Hornets
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kzoo.edu
ATHLETICS URL: hornets.kzoo.edu

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Manhattan, Kansas
FOUNDED: 1863
ENROLLMENT: 19,385
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Big 12 Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Purple, White
2010 through 2015 – Purple, White
2002 through 2009 – Purple, White
1989 through 2001 – Purple, White
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2010 through present – Purple, White
2002 through 2009 – Purple, White
1989 through 2001 – Purple, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1863 through 1988 – Purple, White
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1863 through present – Wildcats
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1863 through present – Lady Cats
INSTITUTIONAL URL: k-state.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kstatesports.com

KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Salina, Kansas
FOUNDED: 1886
ENROLLMENT: 711
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: United Methodist
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NAIA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1886 through present – Purple, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1886 through present – Coyotes
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kwu.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kwucoyotes.com

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
LOCATION: Lawrence, Kansas
FOUNDED: 1866
ENROLLMENT: 19,695
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Big 12 Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Blue, Crimson
2007 through 2015 – Blue, Signature Gray
1966 through 2006 – Crimson, Blue
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
2007 through 2015 – Miscellaneous Colors
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2007 through present – Crimson, Blue
2001 through 2006 – Crimson, Blue
1966 through 2000 – Crimson, Blue
COLLEGE VAULT GRAPHICS COLORS:
2011 through present – Red, Blue, Yellow, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1892 through 1965 – Crimson, Blue
1866 through 1891 – Maize, Sky Blue
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1948 through present – Jayhawks
1866 through 1947 – Jayhawkers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: ku.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kuathletics.com

KEAN UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Union, New Jersey
FOUNDED: 1855
ENROLLMENT: 13,462
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: New Jersey Athletic Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2002 through present – Blue, Silver
MISCELLANEOUS INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2017 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
(Colleges and Schools)
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2002 through present – Navy, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1855 through 2001 – Navy, Silver
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1855 through present – Cougars
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kean.edu
ATHLETICS URL: keanathletics.com

KEENE STATE COLLEGE
LOCATION: Keene, New Hampshire
FOUNDED: 1909
ENROLLMENT: 4,933
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Little East Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Red, White
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2012 through present – Red, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1909 through 2011 – Red, White
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1909 through present – Owls
INSTITUTIONAL URL: keene.edu
ATHLETICS URL: keeneowls.com

KENDALL COLLEGE
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
FOUNDED: 1934
ENROLLMENT: 2,545
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: United Methodist
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1934 through present – Red, Black
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1934 through present – Vikings
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kendall.edu

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Marietta, Georgia
FOUNDED: 1963
ENROLLMENT: 22,684
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Atlantic Sun Conference, Big South Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Black, Gold
2014 through 2015 – Black, Gold
2010 through 2013 – Black, Gold
2005 through 2009 – Black, KSU Gold
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2014 through present – Black, Gold
2010 through 2013 – Black, Gold
2005 through 2009 – Black, Gold
MASCOT COLORS:
2014 through present – Gold, Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray, White
ATHLETICS COMMEMORATIVE MARK:
2015 – Gold, Black, Gray, White
(Kennesaw State University Stadium Inaugural Season)
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1963 through 2004 – Black, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1963 through present – Owls
ALTERNATE NICKNAME:
1963 through present – Fighting Owls
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kennesaw.edu
ATHLETICS URL: ksuowls.com

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Kent, Ohio
FOUNDED: 1910
ENROLLMENT: 22,260
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Mid-American Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2000 through present – Blue, Gold
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
2000 through 2015 – Miscellaneous Colors
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2000 through present – Blue, Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1910 through 1999 – Blue, Gold
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1910 through present – Golden Flashes
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1910 through present – Lady Flashes
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kent.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kentstatesports.com

KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Grayson, Kentucky
FOUNDED: 1919
ENROLLMENT: 574
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II), NAIA, NCCAA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Mid-South Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1919 through present – Scarlet, Black
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1919 through present – Knights
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1919 through present – Lady Knights
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kcu.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kcuknights.com

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Frankfort, Kentucky
FOUNDED: 1886
ENROLLMENT: 2,490
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Related, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Green, Gold
2005 through 2015 – Green, Gold
INSTITUTIONAL SEAL COLORS:
2005 through present – Green, Tan, White
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2016 through present – Kelly Green, Light Gold
2005 through 2015 – Kelly Green, Light Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1886 through 2004 – Kelly Green, Light Gold
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1886 through present – Thorobreds
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1886 through present – Thorobrettes
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kysu.edu
ATHLETICS URL: ksuthorobreds.com

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE
LOCATION: Owensboro, Kentucky
FOUNDED: 1858
ENROLLMENT: 741
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Methodist
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Great Midwest Athletic Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Purple, White
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2016 through present – Purple, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1858 through 2015 – Purple, White
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1858 through present – Panthers
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1858 through present – Lady Panthers
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kwc.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kwcpanthers.com

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LOCATION: Lexington, Kentucky
FOUNDED: 1865
ENROLLMENT: 19,183
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division I)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Southeastern Conference, Conference USA
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Wildcat Blue, Wildcat White
2005 through 2015 – Blue, Gray
1989 through 2004 – Blue, White
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Light Gray, Dark Gray, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Metallic Silver
MISCELLANEOUS INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Light Blue, Blue
(‘see blue.’ Branding)
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2016 through present – Blue, White
2005 through 2015 – Blue, White
1989 through 2004 – Blue, White
COLLEGE VAULT GRAPHICS COLORS:
2011 through present – Blue, Black, Gray, Red, White
YOUTH MARK COLORS:
2010 through present – Blue, Black, Tan, Light Tan, Red, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1865 through 1988 – Blue, White
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1865 through present – Wildcats
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1865 through present – Lady Kats
INSTITUTIONAL URL: uky.edu
ATHLETICS URL: ukathletics.com

KENYON COLLEGE
LOCATION: Gambier, Ohio
FOUNDED: 1824
ENROLLMENT: 1,657
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: North Coast Athletic Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2008 through present – Purple, White
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2008 through present – Green, Blue, Tan, Brown, Yellow, Orange, Gray
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2008 through present – Purple, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1824 through 2007 – Purple, White
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1824 through present – Lords
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1824 through present – Ladies
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kenyon.edu
ATHLETICS URL: athletics.kenyon.edu

KETTERING UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Flint, Michigan
FOUNDED: 1919
ENROLLMENT: 1,745
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Coeducational
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2013 through present – Blue, Gold
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2015 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
2013 through 2014 – Miscellaneous Colors
2015 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
(Additional Complementary Colors)
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1919 through 2012 – Blue, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1919 through present – Bulldogs
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kettering.edu

KEUKA COLLEGE
LOCATION: Keuka Park, New York
FOUNDED: 1890
ENROLLMENT: 1,874
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: North Eastern Athletic Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2014 through present – Green, Gold
2000 through 2013 – Green, Gold
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2014 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2014 through present – Green, Gold
2000 through 2013 – Green, Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1890 through 1999 – Kelly Green, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
2014 through 2015 – Wolfpack
2016 through present – Wolves
1999 through 2013 – Storm
1890 through 1998 – Warriors
INSTITUTIONAL URL: keuka.edu
ATHLETICS URL: keukaathletics.com

KING UNIVERSITY
LOCATION: Bristol, Tennessee
FOUNDED: 1867
ENROLLMENT: 1,963
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Presbyterian
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Conference Carolinas
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2007 through present – Blue, Gold
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2007 through present – Scarlet, Navy
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1867 through 2006 – Scarlet, Royal Blue
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1867 through present – Tornado
INSTITUTIONAL URL: king.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kingtornado.com

THE KING’S COLLEGE
LOCATION: New York City, New York
FOUNDED: 1938
ENROLLMENT: 582
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: USCAA, NCCAA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference, Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference
OFFICIAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Navy, White
1938 through 2011 – Purple, White
MEN’S NICKNAME:
2012 through present – Lions
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
2012 through present – Lady Lions
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1938 through 2011 – Purple Knights
INSTITUTIONAL URL: tkc.edu
ATHLETICS URL: tkcathletics.com

KING’S COLLEGE
LOCATION: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
FOUNDED: 1946
ENROLLMENT: 2,296
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: MAC Freedom Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2015 through present – Red, Gold
2012 through 2014 – Red, Gold
2001 through 2011 – Red, Gold
INSTITUTIONAL SEAL COLORS:
2012 through present – Red, Black, Gold, White
INSTITUTIONAL SHIELD COLORS:
2012 through present – Black, Red, Gold, White
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2015 through present – Red, Gold
2001 through 2014 – Red, Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1946 through 2000 – Red, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1946 through present – Monarchs
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kings.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kingscollegeathletics.com

KNOX COLLEGE
LOCATION: Galesburg, Illinois
FOUNDED: 1837
ENROLLMENT: 1,420
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division III)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Midwest Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2016 through present – Purple, White
2002 through 2015 – Purple, Gold
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2002 through 2015 – Yellow, Beige, Gray, Green, Blue, Red
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2016 through present – Purple, Gold
2002 through 2015 – Purple, Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1837 through 2001 – Purple, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1837 through present – Prairie Fire
INSTITUTIONAL URL: knox.edu
ATHLETICS URL: prairiefire.knox.edu

+ KNOXVILLE COLLEGE
LOCATION: Knoxville, Tennessee
FOUNDED: 1875
TRANSITION YEAR: 2015 (Closed)
ENROLLMENT: n/a
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Presbyterian
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: Independent
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1997 through 2015 – Garnet, Blue
1875 through 1996 – Garnet, Columbia Blue
MEN’S NICKNAME:
1875 through 2015 – Bulldogs
WOMEN’S NICKNAME:
1875 through 2015 – Lady Bulldogs
INSTITUTIONAL URL: knoxvillecollege.edu

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
LOCATION: Kutztown, Pennsylvania
FOUNDED: 1866
ENROLLMENT: 9,135
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, State-Supported, Coeducational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCAA (Division II)
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2017 through present – Maroon, Gold
2004 through 2016 – Maroon, Gold
SUPPLEMENTAL INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2017 through present – Miscellaneous Colors
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2004 through present – Maroon, Gold
MASCOT COLORS:
2014 through present – Yellow, Gold, Maroon, Dark Maroon, Black, Warm Gray, Tan, Light Yellow, White
YOUTH MARK COLORS:
2017 through present – Gold, Black, Maroon, White
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1866 through 2003 – Maroon, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1866 through present – Golden Bears
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kutztown.edu
ATHLETICS URL: kubears.com

KUYPER COLLEGE
LOCATION: Grand Rapids, Michigan
FOUNDED: 1939
ENROLLMENT: 344
SCHOOL TYPE: Four Year, Independent-Religious, Coeducational
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: nondenominational
ATHLETICS AFFILIATION: NCCAA
ATHLETICS CONFERENCE: Mid-West Region
INSTITUTIONAL COLORS:
2010 through present – Purple, Gold, Red
ATHLETICS COLORS:
2010 through present – Purple, Gold
OFFICIAL COLORS:
1939 through 2009 – Purple, Gold
OFFICIAL NICKNAME:
1939 through present – Cougars
INSTITUTIONAL URL: kuyper.edu


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