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:
$8,395 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,561 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,193
Setting:
city
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Evergreen State College was established in 1967 as a public institution. Evergreen State College follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,450
Setting:
city
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

LeTourneau University

Longview, TX

A private institution, LeTourneau University was founded in 1946.

Tuition and fees:
$32,424 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,750
Setting:
urban
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Regis University

Denver, CO

Regis University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,750, with a gender distribution of 36.6 percent male students and 63.4 percent female students. At this school, 8 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 92 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$25,126 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,459
Setting:
urban
#27 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Founded in 1852, St. Mary's University of San Antonio is a private institution. St. Mary's University of San Antonio follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$40,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,628
Setting:
suburban
#31 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Dominican University of California is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The school has 60.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Dominican University of California is 10:1.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,626, with a gender distribution of 37.7 percent male students and 62.3 percent female students. At this school, 17 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 83 percent of students live off campus.

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 was established in 1857 as a public institution. San Jose State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, Walla Walla University was founded in 1892.

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

Hardin-Simmons University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,853, with a gender distribution of 48.7 percent male students and 51.3 percent female students. At this school, 44 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1913, Northwest Nazarene University is 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

Texas Wesleyan University is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The school has 74.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Texas Wesleyan University is 15:1.

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

California Baptist University was established in 1950 as 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,764, with a gender distribution of 36.3 percent male students and 63.7 percent female students. At this school, 21 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79 percent of students live off campus.

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

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

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.

University of Colorado--Colorado Springs was established in 1965 as 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.

Founded in 1895, St. Martin's University is a private institution. St. Martin's University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Texas State University was established in 1899 as a public institution. Texas State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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