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:
$29,630 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,738
Setting:
city
#63 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

Concordia University was established in 1972 as a private institution. Concordia University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,052
Setting:
urban
#63 Overall Score: 33 out of 100.

A private institution, Houston Baptist University was founded in 1960. Houston Baptist University offers a Greek system, where 9 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 10 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,884 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,323 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
19,653
Setting:
city
#65 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

Located in western Idaho, Boise State University offers more than 170 academic programs, including the nation’s only degree in raptor biology. Boise State is also home to unique athletic facilities, such as the recreation center with a 7,200-square-foot rock wall, and Bronco Stadium, with its famous blue turf football field.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,216 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,874 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
#66 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

California State University--Channel Islands is a public institution. California State University--Channel Islands admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,963 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,123 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,194
Setting:
suburban
#66 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

California State University--Monterey Bay is a public institution that was founded in 1994. The school has 16.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at California State University--Monterey Bay is 26:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,602 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,762 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
25,541
Setting:
urban
#66 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

At California State University—Sacramento, students can join more than 300 clubs and play Division I sports. Notable Sacramento State alumni include Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,222 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,752 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
5,239
Setting:
city
#66 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Texas--Tyler was founded in 1971. University of Texas--Tyler offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,064 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,824 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,928
Setting:
suburban
#70 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

California State University--San Marcos has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,928, with a gender distribution of 39.6 percent male students and 60.4 percent female students. 1 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing.

Tuition and fees:
$20,180 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,168
Setting:
city
#71 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

Founded in 1965, Hawaii Pacific University is a private institution. Hawaii Pacific University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,924 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,902 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,633
Setting:
rural
#71 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

Southern Utah University is a public institution that was founded in 1897. The school has 38.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Southern Utah University is 21:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,806 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,766 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,129
Setting:
city
#71 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

University of Alaska--Anchorage was established in 1954 as a public institution. University of Alaska--Anchorage follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,790 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,404
Setting:
urban
#71 Overall Score: 29 out of 100.

A private institution, University of the Incarnate Word was founded in 1881. University of the Incarnate Word offers a Greek system, where 1 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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