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

Cooper Union has a total undergraduate enrollment of 880, with a gender distribution of 63.3 percent male students and 36.7 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1931, United States Coast Guard Academy is a public institution. United States Coast Guard Academy follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1943.

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 was established in 1899 as a private institution. Elizabethtown College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA

A private institution, Messiah College was founded in 1909.

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

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

Lebanon Valley College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,744, with a gender distribution of 45 percent male students and 55 percent female students. At this school, 74 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1941, Maine Maritime Academy is a public institution. Maine Maritime Academy follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 42.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 15:1.

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 was established in 1855 as a private institution. Elmira College follows a other-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

A private institution, Merrimack College was founded in 1947. Merrimack College offers a Greek system, where 7 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 2 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$46,713 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
353
Setting:
rural
#11 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, MA

Bard College at Simon's Rock has a total undergraduate enrollment of 353, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 90 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 11 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$30,300 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,673
Setting:
suburban
#12 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, PA

Founded in 1883, Seton Hill University is a private institution. Seton Hill University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,950 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,003
Setting:
urban
#12 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1904. The school has 41.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Wentworth Institute of Technology is 16:1.

Tuition and fees:
$31,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,793
Setting:
city
#14 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Champlain College was established in 1878 as a private institution. Champlain College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,359
Setting:
suburban
#15 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

A private institution, Cedar Crest College was founded in 1867.

Tuition and fees:
$29,370 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
621
Setting:
city
#16 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

Wilson College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 621, with a gender distribution of 11.3 percent male students and 88.7 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$30,132 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,268
Setting:
urban
#17 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

College of Our Lady of the Elms is a private institution. College of Our Lady of the Elms follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,220 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,552
Setting:
suburban
#17 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

Geneva College

Beaver Falls, PA

Geneva College is a private institution that was founded in 1848. The school has 63.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Geneva College is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,284 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,734 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,527
Setting:
rural
#17 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

SUNY College of Technology--Alfred was established in 1908 as a public institution. SUNY College of Technology--Alfred follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$35,810 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#20 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Colby-Sawyer College

New London, NH

A private institution, Colby-Sawyer College was founded in 1837.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,109 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,559 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,614
Setting:
urban
#21 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY

SUNY Maritime College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,614, with a gender distribution of 90.3 percent male students and 9.7 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$32,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,945
Setting:
suburban
#22 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Delaware Valley College

Doylestown, PA

Founded in 1896, Delaware Valley College is a private institution. Delaware Valley College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,410 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
991
Setting:
rural
#23 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Cazenovia College

Cazenovia, NY

Cazenovia College is a private institution that was founded in 1824. The school has 72 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Cazenovia College is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$20,410 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,799
Setting:
urban
#24 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology was established in 1932 as a private institution. Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,655
Setting:
suburban
#25 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

Lasell College

Newton, MA

Lasell College is a small private school less than 10 miles from Boston. About 80 percent of students live on campus.

Tuition and fees:
$20,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,834
Setting:
urban
#25 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

St. Francis College

Brooklyn Heights, NY

St. Francis College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,834, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 95 percent of students live off campus.

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