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.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,240 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,931
Setting:
city
#32 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

With a peach tree-lined campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the California State University—Long Beach offers students an education in a scenic setting. Among its Division I athletic squads is the especially competitive women’s volleyball team.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,118 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,278 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
20,542
Setting:
suburban
#33 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

The official motto of California State Polytechnic University—Pomona translates to “Application of Knowledge,” and students have many opportunities to learn by doing outside of the classroom. Notable alumni include Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the first Latina to serve in the U.S. cabinet.

Tuition and fees:
$28,240 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,626
Setting:
urban
#33 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

University of St. Thomas is a private institution that was founded in 1947. The school has 66 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of St. Thomas is 11:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,182 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,342 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,379
Setting:
city
#35 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Located in the middle of Orange County, California State University—Fullerton (CSUF) is a school where students can easily soak up the sunshine, visit a beach, or drive 30 miles to Los Angeles. On campus, CSUF students participate in several clubs and attend Division I sports games.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,286 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$9,742 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
19,719
Setting:
urban
#36 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

At California State University—Fresno, students can explore the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada range and the San Joaquin Valley. On campus, Fresno State students can join more than 200 organizations and play Division I sports.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,373 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,244 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,157
Setting:
urban
#36 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

San Jose State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,157, with a gender distribution of 50.1 percent male students and 49.9 percent female students. At this school, 14 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 86 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$24,900 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,710
Setting:
rural
#38 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

Walla Walla University

College Place, WA

Founded in 1892, Walla Walla University is a private institution. Walla Walla University follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,460 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,853
Setting:
city
#39 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Hardin-Simmons University is a private institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 69.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Hardin-Simmons University is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,190 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,477
Setting:
city
#39 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Northwest Nazarene University was established in 1913 as a private institution. Northwest Nazarene University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$20,840 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,794
Setting:
urban
#39 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, TX

A private institution, Texas Wesleyan University was founded in 1890. Texas Wesleyan University offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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