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:
$27,914 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,464
Setting:
city
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

Carroll College

Helena, MT

Founded in 1909, Carroll College is a private institution. Carroll College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,956 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,604 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
974
Setting:
suburban
#2 Overall Score: 94 out of 100.

Located on the water 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, the California Maritime Academy is a public school that offers six degree programs. Cal Maritime students are required to spend two months on a training ship in the Pacific Ocean, where they practice skills they learned in the classroom.
 

Tuition and fees:
$25,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,311
Setting:
city
#3 Overall Score: 91 out of 100.

Texas Lutheran University was established in 1891 as a private institution. Texas Lutheran University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,134
Setting:
suburban
#4 Overall Score: 88 out of 100.

Master's College and Seminary

Santa Clarita, CA

A private institution, Master's College and Seminary was founded in 1927.

Tuition and fees:
$21,842 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,903
Setting:
city
#5 Overall Score: 80 out of 100.

Oklahoma Baptist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,903, with a gender distribution of 42.5 percent male students and 57.5 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:
$27,486 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
947
Setting:
city
#6 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Corban University

Salem, OR

A private school in Salem, Oregon, Corban University encourages students to spread Christianity on campus and abroad. At the Breakaway retreat on the coast, Corban students study the Bible and pray together, and through Summers of Service, students serve on mission trips in foreign countries.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,890 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,671 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,970
Setting:
rural
#6 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Institute of Technology is a public school with strong engineering programs and a focus on sustainable, renewable energy. Students can take advantage of OIT's scenery and enjoy outdoor activities such as snowboarding, deep-sea fishing and skydiving.

Tuition and fees:
$21,140 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,103
Setting:
city
#8 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Bartlesville, OK

A private, evangelical Christian institution, Oklahoma Wesleyan University is located in the growing town of Bartlesville. Religion is important at OKWU, and students can show their faith through various clubs, ministry teams and mandatory chapel services.

Tuition and fees:
$19,770 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
552
Setting:
urban
#9 Overall Score: 71 out of 100.

Warner Pacific College

Portland, OR

A private institution, Warner Pacific College was founded in 1937.

Tuition and fees:
$37,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
681
Setting:
suburban
#10 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Menlo College

Atherton, CA

Menlo College is a private school in Silicon Valley that focuses on business-related degrees. Students have about 15 majors to choose from, such as entrepreneurship and sports management.

Tuition and fees:
$28,500 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,041
Setting:
suburban
#10 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Located 50 miles south of Los Angeles, Vanguard University of Southern California is a private, Pentecostal school with much to do on and off campus. In the local community, many students participate in volunteer programs, and just outside of town, they can also explore beaches, museums, zoos and even Disneyland.

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