Regional College North Rankings

Regional College North Methodology

These colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Regional Colleges include Messiah College, High Point University, Taylor University and the California Maritime Academy.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

Tuition and fees:
$41,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
880
Setting:
urban
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

Cooper Union

New York, NY

Founded in 1859, Cooper Union is a private institution. Cooper Union follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
967
Setting:
suburban
#2 Overall Score: 98 out of 100.

United States Coast Guard Academy is a public institution that was founded in 1931. The school has 71.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at United States Coast Guard Academy is 8:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$1,500 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$1,500 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
987
Setting:
suburban
#3 Overall Score: 83 out of 100.

United States Merchant Marine Academy was established in 1943 as a public institution. United States Merchant Marine Academy follows a trimester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$38,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,885
Setting:
suburban
#4 Overall Score: 71 out of 100.

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

A private institution, Elizabethtown College was founded in 1899.

Tuition and fees:
$30,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,798
Setting:
suburban
#5 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA

Messiah College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,798, with a gender distribution of 39.3 percent male students and 60.7 percent female students. At this school, 87 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 13 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$35,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,744
Setting:
rural
#6 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

Founded in 1866, Lebanon Valley College is a private institution. Lebanon Valley College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$16,490 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,770 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
970
Setting:
rural
#7 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Maine Maritime Academy is a public institution that was founded in 1941. The school has 52.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Maine Maritime Academy is 11:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,519 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,097 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,312
Setting:
suburban
#7 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy was established in 1891 as a public institution. Massachusetts Maritime Academy follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$38,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,386
Setting:
city
#9 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Elmira College

Elmira, NY

A private institution, Elmira College was founded in 1855.

Tuition and fees:
$35,085 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,429
Setting:
suburban
#10 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

Merrimack College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,429, with a gender distribution of 51.7 percent male students and 48.3 percent female students. At this school, 71 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 29 percent of students live off campus.

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