College Guide

Rankings

Below are the Washington Monthly's 2010 baccalaureate college 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). For an explanation of each category, click here. For more information about the overall goals of the rankings, click here. To learn more about our methodology, click here.

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Research
Service
    
  Overall
Score
Students
receiving
Pell grants
Predicted 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
101Bluefield College (VA)3945%40%33%223$0.00231309714111%1723512
102Greenville College (IL)3938%50%50%158$0.002334971417%2758281
103San Diego Christian College (CA)3930%47%39%237$0.002310971418%2518281
104Vaughn Col. of Aeronautics and Tech. (NY)3968%49%28%296$0.00231809711426%448281
105Vanguard U. of Southern Calif.3919%47%53%98$0.002341425332%228281
106Paul Quinn College (TX)3892%35%17%291$0.0023180971410%2978281
107Maranatha Baptist Bible College (WI)3840%48%54%95$0.002318097100%2978281
108Toccoa Falls College (GA)3841%41%59%13$0.0023939714112%1658281
109Concordia University (MI)3824%54%47%225$0.0023139714116%1078281
110Univ. of South Carolina, Aiken*3834%48%38%253$0.0023789710930%263961
111California Maritime Academy*3819%54%62%76$0.00231803320%2978281
112Pacific Union College (CA)3822%49%40%240$0.00237971418%2458281
113Univ. of Pittsburgh, Bradford*3840%44%46%133$0.002374973115%1208281
114Fairmont State Univ. (WV)*3839%45%48%124$0.00231349111012%1546338
115SUNY Maritime College (NY)*3822%53%49%195$0.002316097123%558281
116Bethany College (KS)3739%47%41%207$0.002320971418%2448281
117Virginia Union University3759%22%31%73$0.00231149711614%1316546
118Ohio Christian University3748%38%62%8$0.00231809714114%1308281
119Mayville State University (ND)*3733%43%40%179$0.2221409714136%158281
120Oregon Inst. of Technology*3726%49%40%251$4.1651809714127%428281
121Roger Williams University (RI)379%60%56%194$0.8716161484816%1063054
122LeMoyne-Owen College (TN)3783%20%25%102$0.00231809714112%1648281
123Lasell College (MA)3621%48%46%174$0.00231806614124%50403
124King College (TN)3626%49%52%127$0.0023499712610%1837440
125Master's Col. & Seminary (CA)3626%58%59%142$0.0023106978227%408281
126Grace Bible College (MI)3644%42%57%28$0.002318097249%2078281
127Davis and Elkins College (WV)3646%34%40%100$0.00231222214115%1238281
128Lourdes College (OH)3639%39%57%14$0.0023180977937%148281
129Robert Morris College (IL)3660%32%48%20$0.0023180921007%2708281
130Dakota Wesleyan University (SD)3642%46%39%220$0.002366979124%498281
131Mount Aloysius College (PA)3648%35%52%17$0.00231809714113%1366169
132Seton Hill University (PA)3529%48%60%47$0.002388978617%978281
133Southern Adventist Univ. (TN)3524%51%57%96$0.0023486014111%1698281
134Warner Pacific College (OR)3537%45%33%270$0.0023180971419%214281
135Northwest University (WA)3531%46%53%92$0.00236747707%2678281
136Flagler College (FL)3514%58%76%15$0.0023127271417%2548281
137Hilbert College (NY)3559%35%48%42$0.0023180971417%2598281
138Bethany Lutheran College (MN)3533%53%63%59$0.0023180974217%938281
139University of Minnesota, Crookston*3536%47%37%260$0.00231809714112%148389
140Southwestern Adventist Univ. (TX)3437%45%61%19$0.00231319714112%1668281
141Penn. State U., Penn. State Hazleton*3430%44%58%30$0.0023180971822%588281
142Shawnee State University (OH)*3454%40%34%213$0.00231699714125%456880
143Harris-Stowe State University (MO)*3481%18%19%150$0.002316797738%2278281
144Bethel College (IN)3417%52%62%64$0.002318078637%2821270
145Oakwood University (AL)3435%38%39%143$0.0023399714130%258281
146Campbellsville University (KY)3448%38%39%146$0.002386978812%1558281
147West Virginia U. Inst. of Tech.*3442%44%33%268$0.002357973713%1358281
148Lees-McRae College (NC)3437%42%28%279$0.00231809714146%92439
149Bryan College (TN)3426%59%57%170$0.0023659714112%1588281
150Champlain College (VT)3420%58%74%22$0.0023180647416%1108281
151Livingstone College (NC)3373%18%27%69$0.0023145971077%2588281
152Tabor College (KS)3341%48%56%77$0.00231809714120%768281
153Our Lady of Holy Cross College (LA)3362%34%34%163$0.00231509714110%1938281
154Penn. State U., Penn. State Altoona*3324%50%64%31$0.0023180972022%588281
155Averett University (VA)3345%38%44%93$0.002382971419%2118281
156Corban College (OR)3323%52%78%5$0.002318097438%2478281
157Baptist Bible College and Seminary (PA)3339%47%60%40$0.002318097260%2978281
158Penn. State U., Penn. State Schuylkill*3348%35%50%25$0.00231809714122%588281
159Union College (NE)3337%50%53%128$0.0023139361410%2968281
160Stillman College (AL)3369%30%19%265$0.0023109971139%2248281
161Colby-Sawyer College (NH)3323%45%60%24$0.0023180156823%538281
162Schreiner University (TX)3232%46%45%168$0.00231009714135%188281
163Morningside College (IA)3235%51%44%214$0.0023855314110%1958281
164Univ. of Montana, Western*3240%42%36%210$0.00231805214149%78281
165High Point University (NC)3221%54%56%137$0.002391978329%348281
166Indiana University East*3243%39%23%285$0.00231809714132%214313
167Missouri Southern State University*3243%47%35%275$0.0023839414117%1028281
168Maine Maritime Academy*3230%50%54%118$0.002318097110%2978281
169West Liberty State College (WV)*3236%41%48%85$0.58181369712115%1198281
170Northern State University (SD)*3235%47%42%205$0.0023849714124%488281
171Johnson & Wales University, Denver (CO)3127%46%51%114$0.00231809712819%802748
172SUNY Col. of Tech., Alfred (NY)*3148%40%36%197$0.0023180979812%1525953
173Concord University (WV)*3144%49%32%288$0.0023809714117%1018281
174Waldorf College (IA)3147%40%34%212$0.00231802314119%828281
175Lake Superior State University (MI)*3136%47%44%186$0.00231563714119%848281
176Penn. State U., Penn. State Fayette, Eberly Campus*3048%37%43%97$0.0023180978522%588281
177University of Maine, Fort Kent*3042%37%46%68$0.00231809714128%388270
178Patten University (CA)3052%50%37%276$0.00231809714116%1048281
179Northwestern College (MN)3026%57%58%147$0.00231776810519%858281
180LaGrange College (GA)3029%52%54%138$0.002389971419%2068281
181Northwestern Oklahoma State U.*3034%41%34%224$0.0023579714118%866966
182Ottawa University (KS)3035%46%36%259$0.0023459714117%988281
183Bay Path College (MA)3043%42%55%37$0.0023180971258%2428281
184University of Charleston (WV)3016%53%46%217$0.00234697568%2336049
185St. Francis College (NY)3038%40%54%32$0.0023132971418%2398281
186Bluefield State College (WV)*3061%33%6%305$0.40201809714152%58281
187Missouri Valley College2951%35%32%182$0.002312097517%2618281
188Jamestown College (ND)2928%52%43%245$0.002364451418%2408281
189Keystone College (PA)2944%36%40%117$0.00231809713111%1775550
190Taylor University Fort Wayne (IN)2947%41%41%162$0.00231469714110%1988281
191Barclay College (KS)2941%38%30%236$0.00231809714159%48281
192St. Joseph's College (IN)2930%43%46%131$0.0023689714116%1038281
193Valley Forge Christian College (PA)2840%42%50%80$0.0023180501417%2718281
194U. of Science & Arts of Okla.*2844%47%30%290$0.0023819714110%1888281
195Eureka College (IL)2829%50%51%145$0.00231809714136%178281
196Endicott College (MA)289%58%67%67$0.002318033659%2137258
197Dana College (NE)2830%47%42%201$0.002343971418%2418281
198Crown College (MN)2837%49%57%75$0.0023180971416%2878281
199Louisiana College2834%42%38%198$0.0023529714113%1428281
200East-West University (IL)2864%34%27%221$0.0023180971418%2508281
201Thomas College (ME)2843%41%51%62$0.002318097946%2868281
202Lander University (SC)*2834%46%43%181$0.0023174592911%1798281
203Bacone College (OK)2866%30%22%235$0.00231809714115%1188281
204Indiana University, Kokomo*2826%45%33%271$0.0023155846159%38281
205Faulkner University (AL)2752%41%26%282$0.002311097847%2728281
206Central Methodist University (MO)2736%47%38%247$0.002310897367%2748281
207York College of Pennsylvania2712%57%65%81$0.00231577612325%468281
208Valley City State University (ND)*2733%44%47%132$0.002394971418%2358281
209Utah State University, Cont. Ed.*2726%46%36%255$0.00231809714171%28281
210Shepherd University (WV)*2724%49%38%269$0.00231478114116%1123342
211Penn. State U., Penn. State Lehigh Valley*2627%47%54%83$0.0023180974522%588281
212Montana State Univ., Northern*2654%36%30%209$0.0023151971419%2108281
213Grand View University (IA)2640%43%48%106$0.00231809710412%1478281
214Stevenson University (MD)2621%51%66%27$0.002318097540%2977960
215York College (NE)2638%47%47%153$0.00231809714118%898281
216Barton College (NC)2636%44%41%183$0.002379971414%2918281
217Penn. State U., Penn. State Shenango*2647%37%37%152$0.00231809714122%588281
218Penn. State U., Penn. State Wilkes-Barre*2632%45%51%101$0.0023180978922%588281
219Alice Lloyd College (KY)2651%43%36%216$0.0023180971419%2208281
220CUNY, Medgar Evers College (NY)*2671%21%11%257$0.51191809713910%1908281
221Mt. Vernon Nazarene U. (OH)2627%60%56%189$0.0023171971418%2258281
222U.S. Merch. Marine Acad. (NY)*2618%67%72%109$0.0023180971410%2978281
223Williams Baptist College (AR)2548%43%38%204$0.0023180971419%2098281
224Pennsylvania Col. of Tech.*2536%41%48%87$0.0023180978118%878281
225Lyndon State College (VT)*2536%41%32%250$0.0023956214113%1388281
226St. Mary-of-the-Woods Col. (IN)2537%42%42%161$0.002399971412%2958281
227Carthage College (WI)2519%57%57%156$0.0023128871419%2178281
228William Penn University (IA)2559%33%26%226$0.00231809714111%1748281
229Kansas Wesleyan University2534%49%41%234$0.00231339714116%1138281
230Felician College (NJ)2544%32%36%120$0.00231809714114%1325279
231Southeastern University (FL)2427%48%51%126$0.0023158975013%1468281
232St. Paul's College (VA)2475%17%13%193$0.0023180971418%2298281
233Dixie State College of Utah (UT)*2424%46%31%284$0.0023180973830%293247
234Delaware Valley College (PA)2421%51%51%154$0.00231682614112%1508281
235Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ.2431%50%49%165$0.0023143971417%2668281
236Trine University (IN)2430%55%46%244$0.0023129971417%2848281
237Shorter College (GA)2427%47%50%125$0.0023118971418%2528281
238Glenville State College (WV)*2455%42%20%298$0.00231599714113%1378281
239Central Christian College (KS)2436%46%49%121$0.00231809714110%2008281
240Lake Erie College (OH)2440%45%36%243$0.00231389714111%1768281
241Becker College (MA)2340%35%35%159$0.0023180977830%328281
242Paul Smith's College (NY)2333%42%43%151$0.00231804314114%1278281
243Southwestern Assemblies of God U. (TX)2347%41%32%238$0.0023180741418%2378281
244Vermont Technical College*2330%45%52%88$0.00231809713016%1088281
245Penn. State U., Penn. State Worthington Scranton*2338%41%40%167$0.00231809712422%588281
246Judson University (IL)2327%51%48%175$0.0023112971415%2898281
247Limestone College (SC)2344%44%35%239$0.002317897718%2468281
248Emmanuel College (GA)2340%36%41%105$0.00231809714120%788281
249SUNY College of A&T, Cobleskill (NY)*2344%46%23%301$0.00231809714116%1097544
250North Central University (MN)2332%46%37%248$0.00231139711514%1268281
251Lewis-Clark State College (ID)*2339%42%25%287$0.0023170799631%238281
252Texas A&M University at Galveston*2317%56%33%300$0.00236035230%2978281
253Cogswell Polytech. Col. (CA)2224%60%50%258$0.00231809714119%798281
254SUNY College of Technology, Delhi (NY)*2242%42%21%295$0.00231809714126%435865
255Warner University (FL)2249%36%34%172$0.0023180971417%2738281
256CUNY, New York City Col. of Technology*2268%25%12%278$0.00231809614110%1908281
257U. of South Carolina, Upstate*2234%46%36%252$0.0023173934715%1158281
258East Texas Baptist University2238%44%39%199$0.0023152971418%2368281
259Penn. State U., Penn. State New Kensington*2229%47%47%155$0.00231809714122%588281
260Methodist University (NC)2230%47%35%272$0.002314897219%2038281
261Penn. State U., Penn. State Mont Alto*2227%47%49%139$0.00231809714122%588281
262Cazenovia College (NY)2135%48%40%230$0.00231809711817%928281
263Daniel Webster College (NH)2126%51%45%211$0.002318040627%2608281
264West Virginia University, Parkersburg*2147%36%19%286$0.0023180971419%2214441
265Dickinson State University (ND)*2132%45%36%242$0.00231428614117%1008281
266Brigham Young University, Idaho2118%55%65%65$0.002318097600%2978281
267New England College (NH)2123%41%46%107$0.002372971417%2698281
268Curry College (MA)2020%52%52%164$0.0023180978021%738281
269Lincoln College (IL)2033%33%53%10$0.0023180971416%2888281
270Post University (CT)2055%29%21%229$0.0023180731416%2858281
271Wesley College (DE)2040%37%39%136$0.00231809714111%1688281
272Penn. State U., Penn. State York*2031%44%41%188$0.00231809714122%588281
273Anderson University (SC)2031%49%45%192$0.00231809713210%1868281
274Hannibal-LaGrange College (MO)1930%52%46%206$0.0023180971417%2568281
275Dakota State University (SD)*1928%47%46%166$0.002317297958%2288281
276Brewton-Parker College (GA)1949%36%27%246$0.0023180971419%2238281
277Mount Olive College (NC)1928%43%33%262$0.0023180751418%2325745
278Concordia University Texas1936%46%36%256$0.002318097527%2838281
279University of Arkansas, Fort Smith*1945%45%19%304$0.00231809713425%478281
280Fisher College (MA)1841%29%30%149$0.00231805812214%1338281
281Southern Virginia University1827%52%28%302$0.0023180971717%948281
282Crichton College (TN)1862%31%9%297$0.00231809714113%1418281
283Mass. Maritime Academy*189%52%55%130$0.002318097147%2688281
284Tennessee Wesleyan College1833%46%38%233$0.00231809710614%1258281
285Clayton State University (GA)*1846%42%23%294$0.0023180977210%1848281
286Chowan University (NC)1845%32%32%160$0.0023180971418%2438281
287Rochester College (MI)1823%50%41%241$0.00231804114114%1298281
288Central Baptist College (AR)1746%44%29%280$0.0023180971410%2978281
289Northwest Christian University (OR)1731%49%40%249$0.00231809714110%1878281
290Mount Ida College (MA)1733%37%43%94$0.0023180971419%2048281
291Southern Vermont College1737%38%40%135$0.0023180971415%2908281
292Midway College (KY)1736%41%34%222$0.00231809714115%1178281
293Utah Valley University*1625%48%22%303$0.0023180955923%515455
294Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.*1641%37%22%281$0.0023153551413%2948281
295St. Gregory's University (OK)1640%40%29%267$0.00231809714111%1758281
296Belmont Abbey College (NC)1518%52%35%289$0.0023166729323%578281
297Penn. State U., Brandywine*1528%43%36%227$0.00231809714122%588281
298Atlanta Christian College (GA)1539%34%31%184$0.00231809714111%1788281
299Purdue Univ., North Central (IN)*1430%42%20%299$0.0023180651419%2157727
300Louisiana State University, Alexandria*1451%41%4%309$0.0023180971419%2167657
301Montreat College (NC)1333%46%31%283$0.0023180971418%2318281
302Aquinas College (TN)1226%46%39%218$0.0023180971418%2538281
303Virginia Intermont College1216%46%36%261$0.00231801714112%1678281
304Urbana University (OH)1128%38%27%264$0.0023180541417%2637077
305Reinhardt College (GA)920%47%39%228$0.00231809714110%1998281
306Rogers State University (OK)*939%40%13%306$0.00231809014113%1458281
307Bethany College (CA)821%43%35%231$0.002318097779%2188281
308Farmingdale State College, SUNY (NY)*127%45%15%307$0.0023180971407%2778281
309Nevada State College*023%45%13%308$0.00231809714118%888281