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

A private institution, Cooper Union was founded in 1859.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 967, with a gender distribution of 67.5 percent male students and 32.5 percent female students. 100 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing.

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.

Founded in 1943, United States Merchant Marine Academy is 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

Elizabethtown College is a private institution that was founded in 1899. The school has 65.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Elizabethtown College is 12:1.

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 was established in 1909 as a private institution. Messiah College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

A private institution, Lebanon Valley College was founded in 1866. Lebanon Valley College offers a Greek system, where 11 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 970, with a gender distribution of 86.1 percent male students and 13.9 percent female students. At this school, 64.5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35.5 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1891, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 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

Elmira College is a private institution that was founded in 1855. The school has 64.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Elmira College is 11:1.

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 was established in 1947 as a private institution. Merrimack College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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