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.

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, Montana, 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 established as a private institution. Brigham Young University--Idaho admissions are considered selective.

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

Howard Payne University

Brownwood, TX

A private institution, Howard Payne University was founded in 1889. Howard Payne University offers a Greek system, where 8 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 9 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

McMurry University

Abilene, TX

McMurry University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,365, with a gender distribution of 52.2 percent male students and 47.8 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus.

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

Northwest University

Kirkland, WA

Founded in 1934, Northwest University is a private institution. Northwest University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1893. The school has 64.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Montana--Western is 17:1.

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

Brigham Young University--Hawaii was established in 1955 as a private institution. Brigham Young University--Hawaii follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, East Texas Baptist University was founded in 1912. East Texas Baptist University offers a Greek system, where 1 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

Lewis-Clark State College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,525, with a gender distribution of 40.1 percent male students and 59.9 percent female students.

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

Founded in 1895, Northwest Christian University is a private institution. Northwest Christian University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,050 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,165
Setting:
suburban
#22 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Hope International University is a private institution that was founded in 1928. The student-faculty ratio at Hope International University is 10:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,418 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,019 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
23,019
Setting:
urban
#23 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

Metropolitan State University of Denver was established in 1963 as a public institution. Metropolitan State University of Denver follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$20,765 (2013-14)
Setting:
suburban
#23 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

A private institution, St. Gregory's University was founded in 1875.

Tuition and fees:
$13,510 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bacone College

Muskogee, OK

Bacone College is a private institution. Bacone College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$15,092 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Mid-America Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1953.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,699 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,258 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,367
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University was established in 1909 as a public institution. Oklahoma Panhandle State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$8,036 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Patten University

Oakland, CA

A private institution, Patten University was founded in 1944.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,144 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,864 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,646
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Rogers State University

Claremore, OK

Rogers State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,646, with a gender distribution of 37.2 percent male students and 62.8 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:
$13,500 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
664
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Founded in 1946, Southwestern Christian University is a private institution. Southwestern Christian University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,267 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,887 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,709
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

University of Houston--Downtown is a public institution that was founded in 1974. The school has 25.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Houston--Downtown is 20:1.

Tuition and fees:
$11,700 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

American Indian College of the Assemblies of God was established in 1957 as a private institution. American Indian College of the Assemblies of God follows a semester-based academic calendar.

In-state tuition and fees:
$3,763 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$8,953 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Bellevue College

Bellevue, WA

Bellevue College was founded as a public institution.

In-state tuition and fees:
$3,315 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$4,725 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Brazosport College

Lake Jackson, TX

Brazosport College is a public institution. Brazosport College follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Tuition and fees:
$19,668 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
392
Setting:
suburban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Cogswell Polytechnical College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. The school has 99.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Cogswell Polytechnical College is 9:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$2,700 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,835 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
35,678
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

College of Southern Nevada was established as a public institution. College of Southern Nevada follows a semester-based academic calendar.

In-state tuition and fees:
$3,648 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,664 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,840
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Dixie State College of Utah

Saint George, UT

A public institution, Dixie State College of Utah was founded in 1911.

Tuition and fees:
$12,420 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Everest College--Phoenix is a proprietary institution.

In-state tuition and fees:
$2,700 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$9,615 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,138
Setting:
rural
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Great Basin College is a public institution.

Tuition and fees:
$11,160 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Humphreys College

Stockton, CA

Humphreys College was established in 1896 as a private institution. Humphreys College follows a quarter-based academic calendar.

Tuition and fees:
$11,369 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
603
Setting:
rural
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

A private institution, Jarvis Christian College was founded in 1912. Jarvis Christian College offers a Greek system, where 12 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 88 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$3,780 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$4,950 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Midland College

Midland, TX

Midland College is a public institution.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,480 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,930 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Montana State University--Northern is a public institution that was founded in 1929.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,722 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,646
Setting:
rural
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Located in the city of Butte, Montana Tech of the University of Montana is a public school where students can explore local history and pursue outdoor activities. Near campus, students can visit mining and mineral museums, and in the surrounding area, they can ski, camp and fish.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,498 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,773 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Nevada State College

Henderson, NV

Nevada State College was founded as a public institution.

In-state tuition and fees:
$2,827 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$10,627 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Northern New Mexico College is a public institution.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,215 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$9,525 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology--Okmulgee is a public institution.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,176 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$7,086 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
7,585
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Oklahoma State University--Oklahoma City was established as a public institution. Oklahoma State University--Oklahoma City follows a semester-based academic calendar.

In-state tuition and fees:
$3,726 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$4,197 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA

Olympic College was founded as a public institution.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,246 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$4,687 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA

Peninsula College is a public institution.

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