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.

Tuition and fees:
$28,122 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,954
Setting:
suburban
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Founded in 1950, California Baptist University is a private institution. California Baptist University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,906 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,066 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,316
Setting:
rural
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Students at California State University—Chico are minutes away from Table Mountain and Lake Oroville and just a few hours from Sacramento and San Francisco. On campus, Chico State students can play Division II sports and join more than 200 clubs.

Tuition and fees:
$25,716 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,764
Setting:
city
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Fresno Pacific University was established in 1944 as a private institution. Fresno Pacific University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,910
Setting:
city
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma City, OK

A private institution, Oklahoma Christian University was founded in 1950.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,234 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,394 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,122
Setting:
suburban
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

Located in Rohnert Park, Calif., Sonoma State University (SSU) offers the nation’s only program that focuses exclusively on the business side of the wine industry. Outside the classroom, SSU students can join more than 100 clubs and pledge with more than 20 fraternities and sororities.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,658 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,576 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,354
Setting:
city
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Founded in 1965, University of Colorado--Colorado Springs is a public institution. University of Colorado--Colorado Springs follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,488
Setting:
suburban
#48 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Woodbury University

Burbank, CA

Located just a few miles north of Los Angeles, Woodbury University is a small, private institution in Southern California. Woodbury students can receive extra help with their studies by utilizing the writing center and academic peer mentors.

Tuition and fees:
$22,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,513
Setting:
suburban
#49 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Dallas Baptist University is a private university that stresses the integration of faith and academics. Among the university’s academic departments is the College of Christian Faith.
 

Tuition and fees:
$29,834 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,479
Setting:
suburban
#49 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

A private institution, St. Martin's University was founded in 1895.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,976 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,502 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,737
Setting:
rural
#51 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

About 95 percent of freshmen at Central Washington University are Washington state residents. The public school is located in Ellensburg.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,151 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,771 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
29,458
Setting:
suburban
#51 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a public institution. Texas State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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