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.

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

Founded in 1964, Bard College at Simon's Rock is a private institution. Bard College at Simon's Rock follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, PA

Seton Hill University is a private institution that was founded in 1883. The school has 60.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Seton Hill University is 14:1.

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

Wentworth Institute of Technology was established in 1904 as a private institution. Wentworth Institute of Technology follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

A private institution, Champlain College was founded in 1878.

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

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

Cedar Crest College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,359, with a gender distribution of 5.6 percent male students and 94.4 percent female students. At this school, 23 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77 percent of students live off campus.

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

Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private institution. Wilson College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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. The school has 67.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at College of Our Lady of the Elms is 11:1.

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 was established in 1848 as a private institution. Geneva College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, SUNY College of Technology--Alfred was founded in 1908. SUNY College of Technology--Alfred offers a Greek system, where 2 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 2 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Colby-Sawyer College

New London, NH

Founded in 1837, Colby-Sawyer College is a private institution. Colby-Sawyer College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1874. The school has 35.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at SUNY Maritime College is 14:1.

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

Delaware Valley College

Doylestown, PA

Delaware Valley College was established in 1896 as 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

A private institution, Cazenovia College was founded in 1824.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,799, with a gender distribution of 87 percent male students and 13 percent female students. At this school, 10 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90 percent of students live off campus.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1884. The school has 37.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Francis College is 18:1.

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