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 is a private institution that was founded in 1859. The school has 69.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

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 was established in 1931 as 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.

A public institution, United States Merchant Marine Academy 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,885, with a gender distribution of 35.3 percent male students and 64.7 percent female students. At this school, 88 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12 percent of students live off campus.

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

Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA

Founded in 1909, Messiah College is 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

Lebanon Valley College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. The school has 56.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Lebanon Valley College is 12:1.

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 was established in 1941 as 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.

A public institution, Massachusetts Maritime Academy was founded in 1891.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,386, with a gender distribution of 29.2 percent male students and 70.8 percent female students. At this school, 93 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 7 percent of students live off campus.

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

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

Founded in 1947, Merrimack College is a private institution. Merrimack College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1964. The school has 96.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bard College at Simon's Rock is 6:1.

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 was established in 1883 as 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.

A private institution, Wentworth Institute of Technology was founded in 1904.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,793, with a gender distribution of 60.3 percent male students and 39.7 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31 percent of students live off campus.

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

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA

Founded in 1867, Cedar Crest College is a private institution. Cedar Crest College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

Wilson College is a private institution that was founded in 1869. The school has 84.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Wilson College is 9:1.

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 was established as 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

A private institution, Geneva College was founded in 1848.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,527, with a gender distribution of 61.6 percent male students and 38.4 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus.

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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