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.

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

A private institution, Bard College at Simon's Rock was founded in 1964.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,673, with a gender distribution of 35.6 percent male students and 64.4 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is 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

Champlain College is a private institution that was founded in 1878. The school has 57.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Champlain College is 14:1.

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 was established in 1867 as 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

A private institution, Wilson College was founded in 1869.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,268, with a gender distribution of 25.1 percent male students and 74.9 percent female students. At this school, 40 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 60 percent of students live off campus.

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

Geneva College

Beaver Falls, PA

Founded in 1848, Geneva College is 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.

SUNY College of Technology--Alfred is a public institution that was founded in 1908. The school has 44.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at SUNY College of Technology--Alfred is 18:1.

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 was established in 1837 as 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

A public institution, SUNY Maritime College was founded in 1874.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,945, with a gender distribution of 38.8 percent male students and 61.2 percent female students. At this school, 59 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 41 percent of students live off campus.

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

Cazenovia College

Cazenovia, NY

Founded in 1824, Cazenovia College is a private institution. Cazenovia College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1932. The school has 65.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is 15:1.

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

A private institution, St. Francis College was founded in 1884. St. Francis College offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,125 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,575 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,889
Setting:
suburban
#27 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

Farmingdale State College--SUNY has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,889, with a gender distribution of 58.4 percent male students and 41.6 percent female students. At this school, 8 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 92 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$32,370 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,202
Setting:
suburban
#27 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

Nichols College

Dudley, MA

Founded in 1815, Nichols College is a private institution. Nichols College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$14,940 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,180 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,671
Setting:
city
#29 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1941. The school has 62.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Pennsylvania College of Technology is 17:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,200 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,650 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,151
Setting:
rural
#29 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

SUNY College of Technology--Delhi was established in 1913 as a public institution. SUNY College of Technology--Delhi follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,012 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,081
Setting:
rural
#29 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

Thiel College

Greenville, PA

A private institution, Thiel College was founded in 1866. Thiel College offers a Greek system, where 30 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 26 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$28,130 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
830
Setting:
suburban
#32 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

Concordia College

Bronxville, NY

Concordia College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 830, with a gender distribution of 33.7 percent male students and 66.3 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$33,230 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,235
Setting:
suburban
#33 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Dean College

Franklin, MA

Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private institution. Dean College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,778 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,345
Setting:
suburban
#33 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

La Roche College

Pittsburgh, PA

La Roche College is a private institution that was founded in 1963. The school has 68.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at La Roche College is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$11,788 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,892 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,645
Setting:
rural
#33 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Vermont Technical College

Randolph Center, VT

Vermont Technical College was established in 1866 as a public institution. Vermont Technical College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,229 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,861 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,519
Setting:
rural
#36 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

A public institution, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill was founded in 1911.

Tuition and fees:
$29,377 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,368
Setting:
suburban
#37 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Mount Ida College

Newton, MA

Mount Ida College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,368, with a gender distribution of 36.8 percent male students and 63.2 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$23,540 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,587
Setting:
city
#38 Overall Score: 27 out of 100.

Wesley College

Dover, DE

Wesley College is located in Dover, Del., where students can shop, explore historical buildings, and enjoy the seafood cuisine of the nearby Atlantic Ocean. Academically, Wesley students can choose from more nearly 40 programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree levels.

Tuition and fees:
$20,268 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,706
Setting:
rural
#39 Overall Score: 26 out of 100.

Mount Aloysius College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. The school has 65.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Mount Aloysius College is 13:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,575 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,535 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,169
Setting:
rural
#39 Overall Score: 26 out of 100.

University of Maine--Fort Kent was established in 1878 as a public institution. University of Maine--Fort Kent follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,100 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#41 Overall Score: 25 out of 100.

Unity College

Unity, ME

A private institution, Unity College was founded in 1965.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,436 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,396 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,463
Setting:
rural
#41 Overall Score: 25 out of 100.

University of Maine--Presque Isle has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,463, with a gender distribution of 36.1 percent male students and 63.9 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$21,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,670
Setting:
rural
#43 Overall Score: 24 out of 100.

Keystone College

La Plume, PA

Founded in 1868, Keystone College is a private institution. Keystone College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,277 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,527 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,095
Setting:
rural
#44 Overall Score: 23 out of 100.

Morrisville State College

Morrisville, NY

Morrisville State College is a public institution that was founded in 1908. The school has 45.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Morrisville State College is 19:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,454 (2013-14)
Setting:
rural
#44 Overall Score: 23 out of 100.

Paul Smith's College

Paul Smiths, NY

Paul Smith's College was established in 1946 as a private institution. Paul Smith's College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,440 (2012-13)
Setting:
suburban
#46 Overall Score: 21 out of 100.

Hilbert College

Hamburg, NY

A private institution, Hilbert College was founded in 1957.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,069 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,639 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,207
Setting:
urban
#47 Overall Score: 20 out of 100.

CUNY--New York City College of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,207, with a gender distribution of 55.2 percent male students and 44.8 percent female students. 100 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$18,882 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bay State College

Boston, MA

Bay State College is a proprietary institution. Bay State College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$31,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,826
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Becker College

Worcester, MA

Becker College is a private institution that was founded in 1784. The school has 60.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Becker College is 16:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,732 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,942 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
6,540
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

CUNY--Medgar Evers College was established in 1969 as a public institution. CUNY--Medgar Evers College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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