College Guide

2014 Baccalaureate College Rankings

Read Baccalaureate Colleges Rankings in the chart below and use this drop-down menu to check out Rankings charts for other school types:

About the Rankings: We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

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* Indicates a public school, ° indicates a for-profit school.

Research
Service
    
  Overall
Score
Students
receiving
Pell grants
Net pricePredicted grad rate Actual grad rate RankResearch
expenditures,
in millions
Rank
Bachelor's
to PhD
rank
Peace
Corps
Rank
ROTC
Rank
Federal
work-study
funds spent
on service
Rank
Community
service
participation
and hours
served
Rank
Service
staff,
courses and
financial aid
support
Rank
1Elizabeth City State University (NC)*10070%$1,22526%43%1$6.8351491521316%112161
2Tuskegee University (AL)7657%$21,55840%45%187$15.7511749212%15110098
3Bethel College–North Newton (KS)7536%$17,34561%55%269$0.0059215813826%46928
4Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)7328%$18,09058%61%150$8.8239231388%2533617
5Messiah College (PA)7021%$24,74469%75%225$0.243976819%21356
6Cooper Un. Advance. of Science & Art (NY)7019%$16,35077%81%98$0.4125110613831%2510098
7Carson-Newman College (TN)6638%$14,82754%51%163$0.00591860711%172220
8Northwestern College (IA)6532%$20,23669%65%277$0.0059311113817%99411
9Texas Lutheran University (TX)6240%$17,16653%47%273$0.0059119113867%13523
10Taylor University (IN)6119%$24,13570%78%185$0.352951313811%1704453
11Augustana College (SD)6026%$18,06173%66%289$1.221732106122%622483
12Montana Tech/Univ. of Montana (MT)*6032%$11,73551%45%118$8.634989013813%1409614
13Covenant College (GA)5831%$20,94868%56%332$0.00598113816%10510098
14Benedict College (SC)5889%$16,32528%27%152$2.4391271583613%1413713
15Cedarville University (OH)5723%$21,03673%69%283$0.0059657618%8410098
16Loras College (IA)5726%$20,30265%63%253$0.0059232713828%332212
17Mid-Atlantic Christian University (NC)5661%$17,01239%47%87$0.00592051582943%11141
18Asbury University (KY)5529%$18,87063%70%112$0.00593514019%8110098
19Mars Hill College (NC)5560%$18,69840%40%205$0.0059645913827%402118
20Milligan College (TN)5534%$15,49561%60%135$0.0059126513818%873950
21University of the Ozarks (AR)5439%$11,56546%49%38$0.005929313810%19710098
22College of the Ozarks (MO)5361%$10,39334%61%2$0.005959158572%2883195
23Florida Southern College (FL)5230%$17,73554%54%170$0.005949141011%1752326
24Iowa Wesleyan College (IA)5149%$19,29639%31%304$0.0059994613828%34263
25Martin Luther College (MN)5134%$13,84567%72%55$0.00591252613855%410098
26University of Arkansas–Pine Bluff (AR)*5173%$8,40626%25%18$8.952152158910%18910098
27West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)5134%$16,42549%57%81$0.15462115813813%139725
28Oklahoma Baptist University (OK)5132%$14,16045%52%51$0.0059429979%21810098
29Hastings College (NE)4933%$19,31858%59%206$0.0059382413811%1761833
30Unity College (ME)4844%$20,47351%45%292$0.1252205913812%165105
31Culver-Stockton College (MO)4748%$16,97949%48%165$0.00591035313847%93379
32Fort Valley State University (GA)*4775%$12,16028%32%43$4.2861241401411%17310098
33Franklin College (IN)4737%$19,23250%57%131$0.005955447255%56354
34Manchester College (IN)4639%$17,76549%54%127$0.00592212613810%1961135
35University of Mount Union (OH)4635%$21,25958%64%158$0.005924158517%2721962
36Northland International University (WI)4657%$15,99149%66%28$0.005920515813836%1610098
37Cedar Crest College (PA)4642%$19,38955%57%181$0.0059149413821%707141
38Ohio Northern University (OH)4625%$24,45975%70%317$0.3530131289316%10210098
39Wilberforce University (OH)4675%$13,94134%47%25$0.7621441581389%22110098
40Martin Methodist College (TN)4652%$16,92850%56%101$0.005920515813811%181616
41Elizabethtown College (PA)4523%$24,62067%77%166$0.362839171387%2751374
42Coker College (SC)4561%$12,90747%53%41$0.134812015813816%1104734
43Central State University (OH)*4580%$9,02023%23%16$3.557102120209%21010098
44Buena Vista University (IA)4550%$17,21559%55%237$0.00599581337%2647527
45Defiance College (OH)4547%$20,63248%49%220$0.00591221121388%25638
46Blackburn College (IL)4550%$12,39751%46%141$0.00594281384%28310098
47Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY)4550%$14,10251%43%219$0.0059415013821%676284
48Warner Pacific College (OR)4449%$20,38146%62%76$0.00592051213817%943815
49Clarke University (IA)4438%$19,63860%62%180$0.0059763713815%1173073
50Huntingdon College (AL)4439%$17,46347%49%156$0.005934734125%505772
51Stephens College (MO)4337%$22,65557%55%282$0.0059165413816%11110098
52Blue Mountain College (MS)4363%$11,00546%44%63$0.0059271581380%29210098
53Ohio Valley University (WV)4351%$15,44549%42%241$0.0059205611389%228482
54Eureka College (IL)4338%$16,96057%53%217$0.00595115813830%264547
55Humphreys Coll.–Stockton & Modesto (CA)4373%$16,32557%86%11$0.005920515813818%8810098
56Voorhees College (SC)4382%$9,68725%30%12$0.005918315850%29210098
57Dordt College (IA)4333%$21,56664%68%201$0.00593015813815%1228065
58Marietta College (OH)4230%$21,40960%58%274$0.0059254813817%1008571
59Carroll College (MT)4223%$21,50764%61%279$0.00592016219%21910098
60Free Will Baptist Bible College (TN)4243%$14,54248%50%97$0.00592051581000%292124
61St. Andrews University (NC)4238%$23,14149%42%320$0.00592821380%29210098
62Bethel College–Mishawaka (IN)4252%$17,88052%58%107$0.00591311096012%1503478
63Trinity Christian College (IL)4136%$21,81862%60%281$0.0059109451387%2773222
64University of Maine–Farmington (ME)*4143%$13,38851%58%39$0.00591231913825%4910098
65Missouri Southern State Univ. (MO)*4155%$7,97141%34%52$0.005912911913822%5610098
66Lebanon Valley College (PA)4121%$25,18460%73%159$0.005910331238%2337275
67Millikin University (IL)4138%$18,93957%60%162$0.00593714613816%1074366
68West Liberty University (WV)*4042%$9,13145%42%33$1.67137415813615%1248149
69Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)4042%$17,52850%47%224$0.005966561089%2081751
70Adrian College (MI)4041%$18,26655%51%257$0.005970427543%1210098
71Virginia Union University (VA)4067%$17,99327%30%139$0.005983158378%2294158
72Grace Bible College (MI)3959%$14,19448%50%86$0.00592051581384%2866738
73John Brown University (AR)3933%$16,92062%65%119$0.005980356717%9610098
74Keystone College (PA)3954%$12,62734%43%21$0.005920510312110%2002732
75Presentation College (SD)3949%$19,19334%41%117$0.005920515813824%53810
76California Maritime Academy (CA)*3933%$12,53348%60%14$1.93112057160%29010098
77Philander Smith College (AR)3982%$10,71835%26%148$0.372618615813815%11610098
78Brigham Young University–Idaho (ID)3944%$9,77348%63%5$0.0059185158540%29210098
79Everglades University (FL)3965%$17,58752%67%47$0.00592051581387%26110098
80MacMurray College (IL)3856%$16,01843%37%238$0.0059783213821%7210098
81Dakota Wesleyan University (SD)3847%$17,14351%41%297$0.0656811589525%525490
82Morris College (SC)3889%$11,78828%30%49$0.00592051581511%18010098
83Evangel University (MO)3844%$20,82256%50%302$0.00592680986%27910098
84Tennessee Wesleyan College (TN)3849%$11,76650%47%91$0.005913415813812%1527748
85Wilmington College (OH)3841%$18,89548%46%233$0.00597215813810%1904240
86Bluefield State College (WV)*3869%$11,91237%27%207$0.134920515813851%610098
87Wiley College (TX)3781%$10,39126%21%82$1.83121631311389%21210098
88Alderson Broaddus College (WV)3749%$14,16853%48%174$0.0754508713814%12710098
89East Texas Baptist University (TX)3744%$15,71443%37%239$0.0059361581387%2635324
90Huntington University (IN)3636%$17,09452%61%77$0.00596515813822%587887
91Emmanuel College (GA)3656%$11,18236%41%26$0.005920515813813%1381629
92Shaw University (NC)3677%$16,14826%28%114$2.668154147328%2409797
93Embry-Riddle Aero. Univ.–Prescott (AZ)3630%$32,18555%57%312$0.005910115810%29210098
94Olivet College (MI)3654%$17,07344%43%178$0.00591741589929%316037
95Elmira College (NY)3633%$23,25959%60%255$0.00597121237%27310098
96Livingstone College (NC)3689%$14,28318%29%31$0.00591211581228%24410098
97Tabor College (KS)3639%$20,26455%48%298$0.00595415813833%2310098
98University of South Carolina–Aiken (SC)*3639%$10,03844%41%62$0.7720798413030%277991
99Rocky Mountain College (MT)3636%$18,09254%51%227$0.0059104206228%3710098
100Faulkner University (AL)3571%$19,52949%34%338$0.00591761581019%2029992

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