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 was established in 1859 as 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.

A public institution, United States Coast Guard Academy was founded in 1931.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 987, with a gender distribution of 86.2 percent male students and 13.8 percent female students.

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

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

Founded in 1899, Elizabethtown College is 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

Messiah College is a private institution that was founded in 1909. The school has 48.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Messiah College is 13:1.

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 was established in 1866 as 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.

A public institution, Maine Maritime Academy was founded in 1941.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,312, with a gender distribution of 89.9 percent male students and 10.1 percent female students. At this school, 95 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 5 percent of students live off campus.

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

Elmira College

Elmira, NY

Founded in 1855, Elmira College is 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

Merrimack College is a private institution that was founded in 1947. The school has 79.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Merrimack College is 12:1.

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 was established in 1964 as 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

A private institution, Seton Hill University was founded in 1883.

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

Wentworth Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,003, with a gender distribution of 81.9 percent male students and 18.1 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus.

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

Champlain College

Burlington, VT

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is 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

Cedar Crest College is a private institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 75.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Cedar Crest College is 10:1.

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

Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

Wilson College was established in 1869 as 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 was founded as a private institution.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,552, with a gender distribution of 48.5 percent male students and 51.5 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.

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.

Founded in 1908, SUNY College of Technology--Alfred is 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

Colby-Sawyer College is a private institution that 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 was established in 1874 as a public institution. SUNY Maritime College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Delaware Valley College

Doylestown, PA

A private institution, Delaware Valley College was founded in 1896. Delaware Valley College offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Cazenovia College

Cazenovia, NY

Cazenovia College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 991, with a gender distribution of 26.9 percent male students and 73.1 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:
$20,410 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,799
Setting:
urban
#24 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Founded in 1932, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is 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 was established in 1884 as a private institution. St. Francis College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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