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 was established in 1909 as 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,311, with a gender distribution of 47.2 percent male students and 52.8 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1927, Master's College and Seminary is 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.

Oklahoma Baptist University is a private institution that was founded in 1910. The school has 65.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Oklahoma Baptist University is 14:1.

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

Founded in 1937, Warner Pacific College is 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 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 is 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

Howard Payne University is a private institution that was founded in 1889. The school has 72.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Howard Payne University is 11:1.

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 was established in 1923 as 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

A private institution, Northwest University was founded in 1934.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,483, with a gender distribution of 42.6 percent male students and 57.4 percent female students. At this school, 22 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 78 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1955, Brigham Young University--Hawaii is 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.

East Texas Baptist University is a private institution that was founded in 1912. The school has 61.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at East Texas Baptist University is 13:1.

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 was established in 1893 as 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.

A private institution, Northwest Christian University was founded in 1895.

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

Hope International University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,165, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1963, Metropolitan State University of Denver is 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.

St. Gregory's University is a private institution that 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 was established as 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.

A private institution, Mid-America Christian University 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,367, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students.

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

Founded in 1944, Patten University is a private institution. Patten University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1909. The school has 42.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Rogers State University is 21:1.

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.

Southwestern Christian University was established in 1946 as 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.

A public institution, University of Houston--Downtown was founded in 1974. University of Houston--Downtown offers a Greek system, where 1 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

Founded in 1957, American Indian College of the Assemblies of God is 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 is 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 was established as 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.

A private institution, Cogswell Polytechnical College was founded in 1887.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 35,678, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students.

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

Founded in 1911, Dixie State College of Utah is a public institution. Dixie State College of Utah follows a semester-based academic calendar.

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 was established as a public institution. Great Basin College follows a semester-based academic calendar.

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

A private institution, Humphreys College was founded in 1896.

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.

Jarvis Christian College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 603, with a gender distribution of 57 percent male students and 43 percent female students. At this school, 88 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12 percent of students live off campus.

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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