National University Rankings

National University Methodology

Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and Ph.D. programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

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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
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Brigham Young University—​Provo

Provo, UT

$4,850 34,409 54.9% 86% 77%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Trident University International

Cypress, CA

$6,120 15,845 N/A N/A 72% 6
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%
#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%
#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%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Colorado Technical University 1

Colorado Springs, CO

$11,517 N/A N/A N/A 9% 6
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

in-state: $7,274, out-of-state: $11,568 29,033 64.6% 77% 46%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Capella University 1

Minneapolis, MN

$11,952 N/A N/A 39% 8 N/A
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

in-state: $9,289, out-of-state: $12,411 17,525 63.2% 65% 34%
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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Louisiana—​Lafayette

Lafayette, LA

in-state: $5,374, out-of-state: $14,344 16,687 60.4% 75% 44%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Jackson State University 1

Jackson, MS

in-state: $5,888, out-of-state: $14,576 N/A 31.3% 4 75% 8 42% 6
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 Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

in-state: $6,744, out-of-state: $15,024 16,468 64.7% 75% 50%
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
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

in-state: $7,904, out-of-state: $15,340 22,139 64.7% 77% 41%
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 South Alabama

Mobile, AL

in-state: $8,152, out-of-state: $15,504 14,636 87.2% 66% 37%
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
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY

in-state: $6,995, out-of-state: $16,445 2,401 50.7% 85% 67%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC

in-state: $5,422, out-of-state: $16,503 10,636 69.6% 75% 42%
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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Wright State University

Dayton, OH

in-state: $8,542, out-of-state: $16,546 16,780 68.7% 65% 40%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

in-state: $7,218, out-of-state: $16,632 7,952 57.6% 71% 30%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas Southern University

Houston, TX

in-state: $7,646, out-of-state: $16,946 9,646 53.1% 63% 12%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

in-state: $6,722, out-of-state: $16,960 20,365 69.3% 82% 60% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

in-state: $6,483, out-of-state: $17,039 5,421 48.1% 72% 35%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas A&M University—​Commerce

Commerce, TX

in-state: $6,583, out-of-state: $17,113 11,187 65.1% 68% 8 36%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

in-state: $7,254, out-of-state: $17,170 15,250 73.7% 77% 54%
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

in-state: $6,410, out-of-state: $17,325 40,111 43.2% 88% 57%
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%
#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%
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%
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.
Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

in-state: $5,785, out-of-state: $17,725 12,057 48.6% 80% 40%
#150 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. University of Mississippi

University, MS

in-state: $6,760, out-of-state: $17,728 18,794 61.1% 82% 58%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

in-state: $6,578, out-of-state: $17,738 31,597 31.3% 86% 67%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Idaho State University 1

Pocatello, ID

in-state: $6,070, out-of-state: $17,870 N/A N/A 61% 8 30% 6
#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%
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%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

in-state: $10,721, out-of-state: $18,029 17,286 73.6% 74% 58%
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%
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.
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.
Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

in-state: $7,668, out-of-state: $18,198 10,508 89.7% 62% 40%
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%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

in-state: $8,140, out-of-state: $18,460 17,316 55.5% 85% 64%
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Binghamton University—​SUNY

Binghamton, NY

in-state: $8,144, out-of-state: $18,464 15,308 42.9% 91% 79%

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