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:
$8,976 (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

A public institution, Texas State University was founded in 1899. Texas State University offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,138 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,298 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,597
Setting:
rural
#53 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Located in northwest California, Humboldt State University is home to more than 20 research institutes, including the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC), where students look for clean, renewable energy options. Humboldt State also has an impressive oceanography research institute, which may have been helpful to an HSU alumnus who studied marine resource planning, Stephen Hillenburg, when he created the ocean-themed, animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Tuition and fees:
$22,438 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,782
Setting:
urban
#54 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

Oral Roberts University is a Christian institution in Tulsa, Okla. The school offers a variety of worship sessions on campus and mission trips away from Tulsa.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,450 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,610 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,449
Setting:
urban
#54 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University is an urban school that emphasizes its commitment to diversity. Though there is not enough on-campus housing for any student, SFSU is close to public transportation stops that make commuting convenient.
 

Tuition and fees:
$25,300 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,926
Setting:
city
#54 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor was established in 1845 as a private institution. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,549 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,477 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,885
Setting:
city
#57 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

A public institution, California State University--San Bernardino was founded in 1962. California State University--San Bernardino offers a Greek system, where 4 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,664 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,824 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,621
Setting:
city
#57 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

California State University--Stanislaus has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,621, with a gender distribution of 36.1 percent male students and 63.9 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:
$45,004 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#57 Overall Score: 35 out of 100.

St. John's College

Santa Fe, NM

Founded in 1696, St. John's College is a private institution. St. John's College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,296 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,716 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
31,119
Setting:
urban
#60 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

California State University--Northridge is a public institution that was founded in 1958. The school has 11.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at California State University--Northridge is 26:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,302 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,584 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,360
Setting:
rural
#60 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

Eastern Washington University was established in 1882 as a public institution. Eastern Washington University follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$31,206 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,183
Setting:
suburban
#60 Overall Score: 34 out of 100.

A private institution, Notre Dame de Namur University was founded in 1851.

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

Concordia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,738, with a gender distribution of 37.8 percent male students and 62.2 percent female students. At this school, 48.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51.7 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1960, Houston Baptist University is a private institution. Houston Baptist University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 was established as 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.

A public institution, California State University--Monterey Bay was founded in 1994. California State University--Monterey Bay offers a Greek system, where 4 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

Founded in 1971, University of Texas--Tyler is a public institution. University of Texas--Tyler follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1989. The school has 23.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at California State University--San Marcos is 25:1.

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

Hawaii Pacific University was established in 1965 as 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

A public institution, Southern Utah University was founded in 1897.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,129, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 percent female students.

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

Founded in 1881, University of the Incarnate Word is a private institution. University of the Incarnate Word follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$33,020 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
890
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

Holy Names University is a private institution that was founded in 1868. The school has 76.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Holy Names University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$28,932 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
673
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Prescott College

Prescott, AZ

Prescott College was established in 1966 as a private institution. Prescott College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,371 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,491 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,298
Setting:
rural
#75 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

A public institution, Stephen F. Austin State University was founded in 1923. Stephen F. Austin State University offers a Greek system, where 9 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 13 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,092 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,767 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,379
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

University of Central Oklahoma has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,379, with a gender distribution of 43.7 percent male students and 56.3 percent female students. At this school, 10.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 89.3 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,134 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,892 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,966
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Founded in 1927, University of Texas--Pan American is a public institution. University of Texas--Pan American follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,880 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
436
Setting:
city
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100.

Alaska Pacific University is a private institution that was founded in 1957. The school has 89.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Alaska Pacific University is 7:1.

Tuition and fees:
$20,090 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,372
Setting:
city
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100.

Chaminade University of Honolulu was established in 1955 as a private institution. Chaminade University of Honolulu follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,650 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,369
Setting:
urban
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100.

Concordia University

Portland, OR

A private institution, Concordia University was founded in 1905.

Tuition and fees:
$21,174 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,702
Setting:
suburban
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100.

Southern Nazarene University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,702, with a gender distribution of 46.8 percent male students and 53.2 percent female students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,768 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,866 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
25,868
Setting:
suburban
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100.

Founded in 1889, Weber State University is a public institution. Weber State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,818 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,934 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
5,387
Setting:
rural
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100.

Western Oregon University is a public institution that was founded in 1856. The school has 51.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Western Oregon University is 20:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,969 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$7,869 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,543
Setting:
suburban
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100.

West Texas A&M University was established in 1910 as a public institution. West Texas A&M University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,142 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,762 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,384
Setting:
city
#87 Overall Score: 26 out of 100.

A public institution, Texas A&M International University was founded in 1970.

Tuition and fees:
$29,103 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,048
Setting:
suburban
#88 Overall Score: 25 out of 100.

La Sierra University

Riverside, CA

La Sierra University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,048, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,745 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,092 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,537
Setting:
city
#88 Overall Score: 25 out of 100.

Founded in 1927, Montana State University--Billings is a public institution. Montana State University--Billings follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,709 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,367 (2012-13)
Setting:
suburban
#90 Overall Score: 24 out of 100.

California State University--Bakersfield is a public institution that was founded in 1970.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,927 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,119 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
11,450
Setting:
city
#90 Overall Score: 24 out of 100.

The three California State University—East Bay campuses are located in Hayward Hills, Concord, and Oakland. Students at Cal State East Bay can participate in more than 100 clubs and about 15 Division II sports teams.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,776 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,308 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,335
Setting:
city
#90 Overall Score: 24 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Texas of the Permian Basin was founded in 1969. University of Texas of the Permian Basin offers a Greek system, where 0.6 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 0.3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,448 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,416 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Founded in 1921, Adams State University is a public institution. Adams State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,493 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,023 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,006
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

Angelo State University is a public institution that was founded in 1928. The school has 26.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Angelo State University is 20:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,095 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,023 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,427
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

California State University--Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 as a public institution. California State University--Dominguez Hills follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,335 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,263 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,074
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

The California State University—Los Angeles, also known as Cal State LA or CSULA, operates on a quarter system. The campus is close to public transportation stops, making it convenient for commuters.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,055 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,495 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,571
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Cameron University

Lawton, OK

Cameron University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,571, with a gender distribution of 39.3 percent male students and 60.7 percent female students. At this school, 10 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$23,870 (2012-13)
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Founded in 1914, Colorado Christian University is a private institution. Colorado Christian University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,327 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,649 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,390
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Colorado State University--Pueblo is a public institution that was founded in 1933. The school has 47.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Colorado State University--Pueblo is 16:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,880 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,591
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Concordia University Texas was established in 1926 as a private institution. Concordia University Texas follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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