Regional University West Rankings

Regional University West Methodology

Regional Universities offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs. Regional Universities include Providence College, Elon University, Creighton University and Santa Clara University.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

$35,262 2,525 64.3% 89% 80%
#2 Overall Score: 99 out of 100. Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$42,156 8,519 51.2% 94% 86%
#3 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$40,040 9,492 50.2% 90% 75%
#4 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

$35,062 7,781 66.5% 92% 81%
#5 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Mills College

Oakland, CA

$41,494 1,533 62.7% 78% 63%
#6 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Seattle University

Seattle, WA

$36,465 7,484 71.5% 88% 77%
#7 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Chapman University

Orange, CA

$43,554 7,566 43.6% 91% 72%
#8 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. University of Portland

Portland, OR

$36,870 3,981 66.5% 89% 74%
#9 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. California Polytechnic State University—​San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

in-state: $8,997, out-of-state: $20,157 18,679 31.3% 92% 73%
#9 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

$36,012 2,568 52.3% 85% 76%
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. St. Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA

$39,890 4,228 65.6% 87% 61% 6
#12 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

$41,290 4,956 68.9% 86% 72%
#13 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. University of Dallas

Irving, TX

$33,010 2,576 87.6% 81% 69%
#14 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA

$33,813 4,095 79.5% 86% 72%
#15 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA

$34,740 3,473 73.6% 82% 69%
#15 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. St. Edward's University

Austin, TX

$33,720 5,095 62.8% 81% 69%
#17 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA

$30,360 3,192 55.9% 83% 75%
#18 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA

$35,720 4,205 47.3% 83% 60%
#19 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

$28,350 4,367 45.5% 74% 59%
#20 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, CA

$33,852 3,146 71.2% 81% 61%
#20 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

$37,024 3,416 84.6% 79% 63%
#22 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

in-state: $8,862, out-of-state: $19,752 14,833 79.7% 85% 67%
#22 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Westminster College

Salt Lake City, UT

$29,500 3,301 69.5% 78% 57%
#24 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. George Fox University

Newberg, OR

$31,120 3,484 75.5% 81% 64%
#24 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, NM

in-state: $5,714, out-of-state: $17,073 2,105 31.1% 72% 49%
#24 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

$29,426 3,300 74.8% 77% 56%
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

in-state: $8,395, out-of-state: $19,561 4,509 98.4% 72% 54%
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. LeTourneau University

Longview, TX

$25,740 2,843 43.4% 75% 61%
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regis University

Denver, CO

$32,424 10,683 90.4% 85% 59%
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. St. Mary's University of San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

$25,126 3,988 54.9% 75% 53%
#31 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA

$40,600 2,207 76.5% 82% 57%
#32 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

in-state: $6,240, out-of-state: $17,400 36,279 30.9% 88% 57%
#33 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. California State Polytechnic University—​Pomona

Pomona, CA

in-state: $6,118, out-of-state: $17,278 22,156 52.2% 89% 51%
#33 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

$28,240 3,711 80.0% 77% 48%
#35 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. California State University—​Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

in-state: $6,182, out-of-state: $17,342 37,677 45.8% 84% 51%
#36 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. California State University—​Fresno

Fresno, CA

in-state: $6,286, out-of-state: $9,742 22,565 58.2% 84% 48%
#36 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

in-state: $9,373, out-of-state: $13,244 30,448 63.5% 84% 47%
#38 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Walla Walla University

College Place, WA

$24,900 1,940 74.4% 79% 53%
#39 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Hardin-​Simmons University

Abilene, TX

$23,460 2,301 53.7% 67% 47%
#39 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Northwest Nazarene University

Nampa, ID

$25,190 2,499 67.2% 74% 55%
#39 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, TX

$20,840 3,204 55.1% 64% 36%
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. California Baptist University

Riverside, CA

$28,122 6,031 73.3% 76% 59%
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. California State University—​Chico

Chico, CA

in-state: $8,906, out-of-state: $20,066 16,470 79.2% 85% 56%
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA

$25,716 3,768 82.1% 76% 72%
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma City, OK

$18,800 2,271 44.7% 74% 49%
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

in-state: $7,234, out-of-state: $18,394 9,021 81.9% 80% 59%
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. University of Colorado—​Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

in-state: $8,658, out-of-state: $18,576 10,257 92.4% 68% 46%
#48 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Woodbury University

Burbank, CA

$33,150 1,771 65.4% 78% 59%
#49 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, TX

$22,350 5,622 41.3% 73% 54%
#49 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. St. Martin's University

Lacey, WA

$29,834 1,823 82.3% 73% 54%

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