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, Ore., 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 kayaking.

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 just 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 explorebeaches, 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, 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 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.

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