College Guide

2014 Master's Universities Rankings

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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
1Creighton University (NE)10019%$25,48577%76%545$30.58924284619%1614052
2Truman State University (MO)*9820%$11,87273%71%199$0.772255224314%281105252
3Valparaiso University (IN)9627%$20,94070%72%415$1.431687147216%21650111
4Trinity University (TX)9513%$24,62177%79%483$1.4716111022411%40632228
5SUNY–Geneseo (NY)*9522%$15,17178%79%271$2.0614091140618%18339192
6CA State University–Fresno (CA)*9348%$5,76336%49%6$8.554930026110449%917101
7CA State University–Los Angeles (CA)*9259%$3,48031%37%4$7.915417720040220%15292167
8Mills College (CA)9145%$27,25067%60%634$2.221336542213%322312310
9Converse College (SC)9142%$16,55655%57%291$0.00346102624517%20820327
10CA State Univ.–Dominguez Hills (CA)*8954%$2,50925%28%3$2.8111634830128947%1312639
11Whitworth University (WA)8825%$24,24970%78%383$0.00346301714511%402154
12Stetson University (FL)8734%$19,93362%63%399$0.8121911236213%3265174
13Mercer University (GA)8638%$17,93769%61%537$29.241057418410%418157182
14Evergreen State College (WA)*8541%$11,68541%53%55$0.9221025947211%387312310
15Pacific University (OR)8532%$25,29169%63%607$1.701491315047214%272923
16Nazareth College (NY)8531%$23,74566%73%388$0.003467042939241%2522
17NM Inst. of Mining and Tech (NM)*8426%$9,32759%47%348$44.482437735917%202312310
18Hamline University (MN)8434%$20,31662%68%341$0.16318141228518%180155119
19Univ. of Texas–Pan American (TX)*8464%$2,26831%39%2$8.814633649821413%301309307
20St. Mary's University (TX)8349%$17,37061%58%393$0.6024718233268%5063028
21California State Univ.–Fullerton (CA)*8235%$5,25248%51%12$24.061437618918519%1673447
22University of Dallas (TX)8123%$26,46670%72%526$0.063452877013%312312310
23Humboldt State University (CA)*7945%$10,93538%39%122$9.6443611547215%251210156
24Hampton University (VA)7938%$20,38359%56%489$14.0830320498%524312310
25University of Mary Washington (VA)*7814%$13,28965%74%108$0.7622616425512%352243190
26Mississippi Univ. for Women (MS)*7855%$7,68745%38%119$0.332816323436631%5611231
27University of Redlands (CA)7824%$25,39164%69%471$1.3817054840543%1811850
28John Carroll University (OH)7731%$22,39863%73%321$0.8221820327509%46810722
29College of New Jersey (NJ)*7717%$18,61278%87%251$0.6224219811959%5002944
30Grand Valley State University (MI)*7734%$14,32362%63%232$5.18782719341210%423111
31CA State University–Northridge (CA)*7745%$9,46934%47%26$28.201133020930830%6094214
32Alabama A&M University (AL)*7767%$8,69833%32%72$31.6271613762018%185312310
33Otterbein University (OH)7738%$22,45859%60%470$0.00346907830012%343712
34Alfred University (NY)7637%$22,50660%62%448$5.357585240313%327312310
35University of Mass.–Dartmouth (MA)*7634%$15,16956%49%422$24.701330124232557%45253
36Western Washington University (WA)*7624%$13,20160%70%96$9.2244112147216%218139118
37Gonzaga University (WA)7619%$27,13674%81%453$1.611527124919%17316160
38Seattle University (WA)7622%$29,81676%74%606$1.0620012275219%156603
39Columbia International University (SC)7551%$14,29149%64%83$0.00346485647221%140312310
40Southern IL Univ.–Edwardsville (IL)*7433%$15,53853%52%326$30.8482074375853%8152263
41Alcorn State University (MS)*7480%$10,76030%34%88$11.0636665001114%264312310
42North Carolina Central Univ. (NC)*7463%$7,12334%40%21$9.154525550011623%1126180
43Northeastern State University (OK)*7449%$6,64020%28%14$0.6423733338619320%1518019
44Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)7332%$25,86371%63%630$36.835732447814%286307239
45University of Portland (OR)7321%$29,58272%76%551$1.071978321725%9625109
46Rollins College (FL)7329%$27,67366%70%514$0.29288581847220%1506355
47CA State University–Stanislaus (CA)*7353%$6,95032%49%11$1.1218841129147242%21165128
48University of Northern Iowa (IA)*7226%$13,70062%67%169$3.64957514526529%665415
49Univ. of NC–Wilmington (NC)*7226%$10,05364%67%77$21.82181897247222%130134226
50Villanova University (PA)7211%$28,57983%89%505$10.563829702515%24297199
51University of Evansville (IN)7227%$19,13464%66%367$0.0034633313909%45753148
52CUNY City College (NY)*7250%$6,16743%40%30$55.1111973724010%591312310
53Pacific Lutheran University (WA)7227%$23,03363%67%405$0.442704161313%314188158
54Texas A&M International Univ. (TX)*7260%$1,82034%40%1$2.9610953249423011%388286255
55East Central University (OK)*7152%$7,72622%33%18$0.9620729241947228%72120194
56CA State Univ.–San Bernardino (CA)*7154%$6,67434%44%13$7.585632625414239%29250150
57CA State University–Sacramento (CA)*7145%$8,82739%42%54$15.202635116911956%6228241
58Wheelock College (MA)7033%$25,17056%59%504$0.003464034547247%1435
59Fayetteville State University (NC)*7065%$4,98527%32%9$14.07314985001515%233300268
60CUNY Brooklyn College (NY)*7048%$5,25243%50%10$8.46501912484660%591312310
61Mary Baldwin College (VA)7050%$18,29246%48%336$0.003465666634%4317599
62James Madison University (VA)*7013%$13,03069%81%78$7.745562377625%10056187
63Santa Clara University (CA)7014%$34,43378%86%565$3.1810526388811%40912465
64Millersville University of PA (PA)*7028%$12,98160%63%165$0.632405213921537%3418120
65CA State University–Bakersfield (CA)*7058%$5,72728%41%7$2.1613520130047216%224312310
66Augsburg College (MN)7037%$20,68958%62%375$0.772241363634426%901646
67CA Poly. St. U.–San Luis Obispo (CA)*6919%$15,22371%73%241$17.8921813419723%123129299
68Harding University (AR)6827%$15,07263%64%268$0.233033916147210%41714200
69San Francisco State University (CA)*6738%$10,82650%47%178$27.37122298634927%80195260
70Loyola University–New Orleans (LA)6728%$22,36068%59%619$0.68234153017214%289312310
71CUNY Hunter College (NY)*6737%$7,00054%46%100$39.9031142864610%591312310
72Heidelberg University (OH)6643%$20,01755%53%455$0.7123035163287%578232188
73Keuka College (NY)6646%$21,40753%52%488$0.0034656532847245%15414
74So. Arkansas Univ.–Campus (AR)*6655%$7,64338%33%86$0.1930855645647219%1695116
75College of New Rochelle (NY)6680%$30,14835%29%639$0.003464744704727%5764426
76Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)6626%$26,65371%77%473$0.0933827653343%17312310
77Drake University (IA)6518%$24,32975%76%506$1.08192173522110%420255293
78College of Saint Mary (NE)6548%$18,78549%41%543$0.0034615350036436%35646
79Grambling State University (LA)*6569%$11,75433%29%234$1.771461994862411%4083731
80Rutgers University-Camden (NJ)*6540%$9,95350%63%29$4.1588994873040%59115943
81Florida Memorial University (FL)6583%$11,52229%41%57$0.0034651450010341%27312310
82CA State University–Long Beach (CA)*6441%$7,11951%55%22$16.0923321922769%462158256
83Wayne State College (NE)*6440%$9,19748%50%62$0.003464074622154%714259
84Ithaca College (NY)6420%$30,97172%76%570$1.0819523321967%55990184
85Texas State Univ.–San Marcos (TX)*6435%$9,69850%55%58$33.57641723812910%437292309
86Bradley University (IL)6426%$23,17470%75%407$1.821453111923911%40758267
87Lee University (TN)6435%$11,75056%49%322$0.0034615611547214%2794233
88Westminster College (UT)6430%$22,67865%61%560$0.0034655127813%2968572
89Mercyhurst College (PA)6437%$21,88058%65%356$1.601532411088241%266966
90Monroe College–Main (NY)°6482%$13,44427%49%39$0.0034656950047248%11312310
91Gannon University (PA)6334%$19,28256%68%233$0.233021103816533%477934
92Prescott College (AZ)6344%$24,78846%39%625$0.143232150047214%259312310
93Aquinas College (MI)6337%$15,10960%55%366$0.00346794447212%345135160
94CA State Univ.–Monterey Bay (CA)*6342%$8,91846%39%173$6.286856910047235%364517
95SUNY Oswego (NY)*6337%$14,22865%58%384$1.0120312120524317%1933387
96University of the Cumberlands (KY)6345%$14,92844%42%317$0.0034617584510%430207106
97Marshall University (WV)*6342%$7,95248%45%70$23.411625034512713%328312310
98Loyola Marymount University (CA)6319%$34,93073%77%589$5.5974695718223%1147378
99Citadel: The Military College of SC (SC)*6323%$13,80052%69%63$0.28290115294113%329240208
100Tennessee Technological Univ. (TN)*6338%$11,83648%50%140$13.413315146511726%88278303

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