Regional College West Rankings

Regional College West 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:
$23,718 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,007
Setting:
city
#12 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

Rocky Mountain College

Billings, MT

Rocky Mountain College, known as RMC, is a small, private institution in Billings, Mont., just 90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. RMC students often take advantage of the impressive landscape and nearby park by skiing, rafting, and rock climbing with their classmates.

Tuition and fees:
$3,770 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
#13 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Brigham Young University--Idaho was founded as a private institution.

Tuition and fees:
$23,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,091
Setting:
rural
#14 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Howard Payne University

Brownwood, TX

Howard Payne University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,091, with a gender distribution of 50.1 percent male students and 49.9 percent female students. At this school, 56.6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43.4 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$24,121 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,365
Setting:
suburban
#15 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

McMurry University

Abilene, TX

Founded in 1923, McMurry University is a private institution. McMurry University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,904 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,355
Setting:
suburban
#15 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Northwest University

Kirkland, WA

Northwest University is a private institution that was founded in 1934. The school has 66 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,564 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,983 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,483
Setting:
rural
#17 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

University of Montana--Western was established in 1893 as a public institution. University of Montana--Western follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$4,630 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#18 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

A private institution, Brigham Young University--Hawaii was founded in 1955.

Tuition and fees:
$22,590 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,241
Setting:
city
#19 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

East Texas Baptist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,241, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,784 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,096 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,525
Setting:
city
#20 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State College is a public institution. Lewis-Clark State College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
456
Setting:
city
#20 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

Northwest Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1895. The school has 80 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Northwest Christian University is 13:1.

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