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

Carroll College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,464, with a gender distribution of 42.1 percent male students and 57.9 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.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 62.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Texas Lutheran University is 14:1.

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

Master's College and Seminary was established in 1927 as a private institution. Master's College and Seminary follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, Oklahoma Baptist University was founded in 1910.

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

Warner Pacific College was established in 1937 as a private institution. Warner Pacific College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is 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 was established in 1889 as a private institution. Howard Payne University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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

McMurry University

Abilene, TX

A private institution, McMurry University was founded in 1923. McMurry University offers a Greek system, where 19 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 16 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,355, with a gender distribution of 41.3 percent male students and 58.7 percent female 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.

Founded in 1893, University of Montana--Western is 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.

Brigham Young University--Hawaii is a private institution that 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 was established in 1912 as a private institution. East Texas Baptist University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, Lewis-Clark State College was founded in 1893.

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

Northwest Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 456, with a gender distribution of 38.2 percent male students and 61.8 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1928, Hope International University is a private institution. Hope International University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1963. The school has 34.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Metropolitan State University of Denver is 20:1.

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

St. Gregory's University was established in 1875 as a private institution. St. Gregory's University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 was founded as a private institution.

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