National University Rankings

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U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

$9,710 12,581 99.9% 68% 8 39%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

in-state: $7,018, out-of-state: $17,639 22,749 99.8% 73% 38%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Arkansas—​Little Rock 1

Little Rock, AR

in-state: $6,854, out-of-state: $16,066 N/A 99.5% 62% 8 20% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, TN

$22,330 2,472 99.1% 73% 54%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

in-state: $8,585, out-of-state: $21,530 24,378 99.0% 81% 58%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Akron

Akron, OH

in-state: $10,055, out-of-state: $18,417 26,580 96.8% 70% 40%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Utah State University

Logan, UT

in-state: $6,183, out-of-state: $17,886 28,786 96.7% 72% 50%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

$13,830 50,208 96.4% 80% 8 N/A
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

in-state: $4,404, out-of-state: $14,124 12,903 95.7% 74% 54%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. University of Montana

Missoula, MT

in-state: $6,276, out-of-state: $22,470 12,479 95.4% 73% 48%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

in-state: $6,927, out-of-state: $14,961 14,893 95.2% 71% 41%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

in-state: $9,054, out-of-state: $18,174 21,453 94.8% 65% 45%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL

$33,400 2,097 94.7% 62% 40%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas A&M University—​Kingsville

Kingsville, TX

in-state: $6,940, out-of-state: $17,470 7,234 92.8% 59% 32%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

in-state: $10,107, out-of-state: $24,873 27,135 92.3% 79% 64%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

in-state: $7,708, out-of-state: $9,790 12,583 91.7% 76% 56%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Trinity International University

Deerfield, IL

$26,830 2,655 91.1% 71% 8 55%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

in-state: $9,258, out-of-state: $18,170 3,807 91.0% 64% 34%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

in-state: $7,668, out-of-state: $18,198 10,508 89.7% 62% 40%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO

in-state: $9,510, out-of-state: $24,675 7,647 89.6% 85% 65%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN

in-state: $7,697, out-of-state: $15,372 15,133 89.2% 70% 41%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

in-state: $6,793, out-of-state: $18,037 12,497 89.1% 69% 45%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

in-state: $8,022, out-of-state: $10,104 10,284 88.6% 75% 51%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

in-state: $9,011, out-of-state: $19,631 14,288 88.3% 62% 32%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

in-state: $6,570, out-of-state: $20,480 27,402 88.2% 76% 41%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

in-state: $10,002, out-of-state: $23,654 73,378 87.9% 82% 57%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

in-state: $8,152, out-of-state: $15,504 14,636 87.2% 66% 37%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

$34,013 10,316 86.7% 88% 74%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

in-state: $8,256, out-of-state: $17,992 12,114 86.3% 62% 43%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas Woman's University

Denton, TX

in-state: $7,050, out-of-state: $17,580 15,168 86.2% 71% 47%
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

in-state: $6,456, out-of-state: $19,632 29,707 85.1% 79% 56%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

$35,820 9,830 84.4% 82% 67%
#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Yeshiva University

New York, NY

$37,600 6,753 84.0% 91% 89%
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

in-state: $10,240, out-of-state: $32,008 31,725 83.6% 84% 68%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

in-state: $7,233, out-of-state: $17,478 14,443 83.6% 78% 53%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

in-state: $10,355, out-of-state: $24,109 24,598 83.3% 74% 56%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. Kent State University

Kent, OH

in-state: $9,816, out-of-state: $17,776 28,172 83.0% 77% 52%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

in-state: $6,154, out-of-state: $20,064 18,227 83.0% 79% 54%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

$15,308 5,863 82.9% 73% 33% 6
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

in-state: $7,534, out-of-state: $24,018 32,388 82.6% 86% 59%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Iowa State University

Ames, IA

in-state: $7,726, out-of-state: $20,278 30,748 82.5% 86% 71%
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

in-state: $9,415, out-of-state: $23,764 34,748 81.5% 85% 71%
#158 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

in-state: $9,904, out-of-state: $27,472 20,426 81.2% 79% 56%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

$35,503 15,720 81.2% 86% 70%
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. University of Maine

Orono, ME

in-state: $10,594, out-of-state: $27,454 10,901 81.1% 78% 59%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

in-state: $11,968, out-of-state: $25,768 28,938 80.5% 76% 28%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

in-state: $6,220, out-of-state: $19,644 17,651 80.1% 72% 44%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Nebraska—​Omaha

Omaha, NE

in-state: $6,510, out-of-state: $16,520 14,786 80.0% 73% 46%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA

$30,740 4,117 79.6% 80% 53%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

in-state: $7,341, out-of-state: $19,530 31,086 79.1% 84% 66%

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