College Guide

Rankings

Below are the Washington Monthly's 2010 master’s universities 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
405Madonna University (MI)2921%54%45%442$0.0021934328538111%31513238
287Malone University (OH)3731%52%56%201$0.0021931612436220%111223219
240Manhattan College (NY)3916%62%72%85$0.531812236427716%167223219
288Manhattanville College (NY)3725%59%60%256$0.002199938134813%257223219
227Mansfield University of Pennsylvania*4139%43%48%175$0.002196738122911%331223219
403Marian University, Wisconsin2933%44%41%355$0.002193093811659%38620894
372Marist College (NY)3211%67%80%49$0.002194712701838%474191208
136Marshall University (WV)*4826%52%44%433$22.521113329312115%198223219
8Mary Baldwin College (VA)8131%50%74%8$0.00219591811442%1017767
93Abilene Christian University (TX)5523%59%58%308$0.27210535240310%3397975
363Adams State College (CO)*3255%35%27%435$0.002192502534038%436223219
211Alabama A&M University*4231%38%33%390$13.67191343252210%379223219
446Alabama State University*2651%23%21%337$1.901042343811939%404223219
266Alaska Pacific University3831%55%33%536$0.002192561040331%32223219
59Albany State University (GA)*6067%30%50%17$1.331242863814221%107223219
44Alcorn State University (MS)*6567%27%39%56$9.0632150274238%437223219
20Alfred University (NY)7328%59%67%115$5.47523713617%505223219
330Alvernia College (PA)3425%46%53%137$0.0021951338129615%1949014
265Alverno College (WI)3851%37%40%208$0.0021916238140311%324223219
488American International College (MA)2343%39%33%410$0.002194693811608%469223219
176Anderson University (IN)4431%52%54%237$0.00219844740312%283223219
324Angelo State University (TX)*3539%42%33%440$0.6816316538140336%17223219
439Anna Maria College (MA)2731%37%64%3$0.002195133812317%513223219
281Appalachian State University (NC)*3716%63%64%266$2.91811611509810%377223219
122Aquinas College (MI)5127%55%49%405$0.0021927144039%393223219
148Arcadia University (PA)4725%56%68%69$2.45923397940314%222112144
144Arkansas State University, Main Campus*4747%42%39%367$7.49372293347020%118223219
377Arkansas Tech University*3141%49%38%473$0.3320129136215412%261223219
531Armstrong Atlantic State University (GA)*1730%49%30%522$0.002193523521749%385223219
244Ashland University (OH)3930%49%62%48$0.0021918227540319%123223219
280Assumption College (MA)3712%59%75%28$0.002193602652569%40312472
390Auburn University, Montgomery (AL)*3040%42%24%511$0.002192173818830%35223219
71Augsburg College (MN)5829%51%56%183$0.681641024233019%1264447
454Augusta State University (GA)*2634%46%20%545$0.002191913435626%62223219
437Aurora University (IL)2729%51%47%383$0.0021948838124129%46223219
460Austin Peay State University (TN)*2538%48%32%507$0.00219329381808%478223219
224Avila University (MO)4127%52%43%445$0.0021916438140311%3092235
35Baldwin-Wallace College (OH)6626%57%73%27$0.002192521440313%2494889
530Belhaven College (MS)1727%57%36%531$0.002193313813077%510223219
76Bellarmine University (KY)5819%61%62%257$0.002194561418%47946203
275Belmont University (TN)389%68%66%351$0.0021927338111223%8093125
354Bemidji State University (MN)*3330%48%50%231$0.002191102524038%459223219
289Benedictine College (KS)3723%60%58%329$0.002191172251029%383223219
293Benedictine University (IL)3726%55%62%147$0.0021929615335717%152202218
152Bentley University (MA)4712%73%82%105$0.0021948713428610%3731387
512Bethel College (TN)2049%37%27%464$0.002195133813658%463223219
128Bethel University (MN)4918%64%75%79$0.0021912314212829%43223219
179Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania*4421%53%65%61$0.0021914136814614%23392117
399Boise State University (ID)*3029%50%30%524$10.952441526917526%61223219
184Bowie State University (MD)*4452%63%41%535$1.961024623814812%278223219
45Bradley University (IL)6418%63%78%34$1.86105335524612%26681211
285Brenau University (GA)3738%46%51%170$0.0021929011040314%206223219
441Bridgewater State College (MA)*2722%53%51%341$0.661652191692399%402223219
434Bryant University (RI)2713%66%68%238$0.002194741031668%427223219
57Butler University (IN)6014%72%74%232$0.00219503420210%35167115
431Cabrini College (PA)2818%48%55%141$0.002195133813528%4761576
514Caldwell College (NJ)1931%48%46%334$0.0021951338134311%334223219
450California Baptist University2624%54%50%384$0.002194142926710%375223219
226California Lutheran University4113%61%69%126$0.002191082236810%336223219
53California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo*6111%69%69%302$14.5217745418213%24187154
328California State Polytechnic University, Pomona*3433%49%50%276$2.47913262422237%502185198
262California State University, Bakersfield*3857%34%44%88$1.831064453814038%448223219
387California State University, Chico*3021%52%56%199$2.818230710240314%227223219
85California State University, Dominguez Hills*5661%24%34%91$6.024823637324330%3915192
404California State University, East Bay*2937%39%44%180$3.517136934131911%328223219
22California State University, Fresno*7247%37%48%77$5.305526129716953%6981
164California State University, Fullerton*4529%47%49%245$4.316531817019713%24814127
110California State University, Long Beach*5236%47%55%125$13.871824113232213%244209195
97California State University, Los Angeles*5455%30%31%262$10.052721629636024%72121126
132California State University, Northridge*4942%40%41%265$12.412028327728036%16223219
118California State University, Sacramento*5140%42%42%297$0.1821432212522858%3203139
108California State University, San Bernardino*5249%33%44%81$8.323329938018425%71189124
427California State University, San Marcos*2821%49%45%374$0.0021945315830010%3466468
157California State University, Stanislaus*4642%41%53%57$0.0021937536140332%30164131
430California University of Pennsylvania*2827%47%48%268$0.0021919330717311%330223219
479Calumet College of Saint Joseph (IN)2361%29%11%513$0.0021943038140312%293223219
407Cameron University (OK)*2942%36%20%506$0.002193713812424%75223219
327Campbell University Inc. (NC)3426%63%51%479$0.00219509327187%532142217
21Canisius College (NY)7329%57%68%82$0.16215213813410%3413774
104Capital University (OH)5326%57%63%156$0.00219822763310%348122179
304Cardinal Stritch University (WI)3640%46%62%29$0.002194123814037%511223219
160Carlow University (PA)4645%42%47%174$0.0021922438127914%22611886
366Carroll University (WI)3220%57%55%348$0.002191011213838%477223219
241Castleton State College (VT)*3925%48%44%379$0.0021940111435822%976518
529Centenary College (NJ)1726%42%47%171$0.0021951338140316%172223219
537Central Connecticut State University*1620%54%46%424$0.521824463363107%539223219
246Central Washington University*3922%50%55%173$2.43932572008334%21223219
487Chaminade University of Honolulu2338%40%25%496$0.002193052279211%316223219
274Chapman University (CA)3812%72%67%396$0.71160160303059%391223219
380Charleston Southern University (SC)3143%46%44%345$0.002194541622427%514223219
412Chatham University (PA)2926%53%52%314$0.002191283814037%498223219
261Chestnut Hill College (PA)3827%47%38%446$0.002196138140314%21114462
338Cheyney University of Pennsylvania*3468%21%22%254$0.272093113814038%472223219
316Chicago State University*3567%30%13%510$2.121002333391999%396223219
187Christian Brothers University (TN)4336%54%59%176$0.002191993816013%254223219
120Citadel Military College of South Carolina*5113%61%68%127$0.002197125519%407223219
349Clarion University of Pennsylvania*3335%43%52%102$0.002191893492077%509223219
100College of Charleston (SC)*5414%68%64%387$5.3154802135933%25223219
290College of Mount Saint Vincent (NY)3744%41%57%26$0.002193513814037%497223219
270College of Mount St. Joseph (OH)3824%51%52%275$0.0021938810835121%10512759
31College of New Jersey*6715%73%85%71$0.69161341052367%4828963
49College of New Rochelle (NY)6288%29%35%149$0.002193303814037%53620155
257College of Notre Dame of Maryland3931%49%62%50$0.0021912038140311%335223219
335College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ)3446%33%59%4$0.0021951338140310%370223219
219College of Saint Rose (NY)4127%52%75%11$0.0021927818029813%240223219
242College of Saint Scholastica (MN)3924%54%66%70$0.0021912616340313%242223219
302College of Santa Fe (NM)3620%60%40%525$0.0021910634036%546223219
193College of St. Catherine (MN)4337%49%53%193$0.0021928130925924%74183167
332College of St. Joseph (VT)3458%29%41%68$0.0021951338140314%218223219
503Colorado Christian University2122%55%33%537$0.002194221301569%421113170
527Columbia College (MO)1824%54%46%438$0.0021951235921012%295223219
182Columbia College (SC)4452%42%46%207$0.0021928038140324%73223219
278Columbus State University (GA)*3733%46%28%515$0.002194363813216%18610130
250Concordia University (CA)3928%62%59%361$0.00219454354037%537165168
96Concordia University (IL)5430%51%50%312$0.0021915714540370%2186103
87Concordia University (OR)5624%50%55%165$0.002194244640322%96113
385Concordia University, Saint Paul (MN)3135%48%50%235$0.002192553812459%418223219
406Concordia University, Wisconsin2925%56%58%234$0.0021934621927810%363223219
127Converse College (SC)4931%54%56%229$0.002191428027417%16317566
451Coppin State University (MD)*2661%26%16%466$0.002194283811577%528223219
411Cornerstone University (MI)2930%53%52%306$0.002193821074037%535223219
2Creighton University (NE)9917%69%76%140$28.37624435512%2842112
521Cumberland University (TN)1833%47%40%416$0.0021951338123710%367223219
234CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (NY)*4046%54%58%206$1.0314148535539510%353223219
77CUNY Brooklyn College (NY)*5856%44%44%294$4.965714832639610%35383143
70CUNY City College (NY)*5954%40%37%364$32.84419237838210%353221165
493CUNY College of Staten Island (NY)*2241%46%26%526$3.497250737940110%353217180
117CUNY Hunter College (NY)*5141%52%42%455$27.05722531440210%353223219
370CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice (NY)*3258%34%30%373$2.269550835827010%353223219
149CUNY Lehman College (NY)*4768%28%34%163$4.855839538137110%353218173
177CUNY Queens College (NY)*4438%48%55%148$9.193023531039810%353223219
201Daemen College (NY)4335%48%49%260$0.531801813812507%50311943
258Dallas Baptist University3819%57%46%472$0.0021947538128812%270121
535Davenport University (MI)1642%41%18%543$0.0021951338140012%274220134
180Delaware State University*4447%32%36%202$7.42389438117112%269223219
115Delta State University (MS)*5145%35%42%146$0.00219473814039%41296109
342DeSales University (PA)3417%60%67%131$0.00219274901168%475223219
492Dominican College of Blauvelt (NY)2236%36%47%84$0.0021951338140312%281223219
229Dominican University (IL)4137%47%69%14$0.002193732024038%429223219
247Dominican University of California3926%52%49%356$0.002194611920115%19717171
452Dowling College (NY)2635%40%39%315$1.571154273812837%493204114
111Drake University (IA)5214%70%71%269$0.6216837401398%426223219
166Drury University (MO)4547%52%63%78$0.002193592633367%530223219
373D'Youville College (NY)3246%42%44%252$0.0021947338121812%288223219
393East Central University (OK)*3044%40%34%412$0.0021932438140323%86223219
468East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania*2422%49%54%177$0.002192773811428%452223219
356Eastern Connecticut State University*3321%52%46%404$0.0021941138129915%2037217
400Eastern Illinois University*3022%52%56%194$0.891482083031239%389223219
181Eastern Kentucky University*4457%38%36%336$0.611692893068216%168223219
309Eastern Michigan University*3635%46%36%463$3.037927224411313%243152136
361Eastern New Mexico University, Main Campus*3248%37%28%453$0.0021913538140316%183223219
485Eastern Oregon University*2341%41%27%490$0.651662871844038%468223219
420Eastern University (PA)2919%56%60%190$0.0021923915740312%299223219
344Eastern Washington University*3329%45%48%214$2.14982529910811%304223219
315Edgewood College (WI)3523%55%47%427$0.002193082291318%44612330
210Edinboro University of Pennsylvania*4244%40%44%200$0.002193502917829%41223219
397Elmhurst College (IL)3021%59%69%86$0.002194102892978%433223219
126Elon University (NC)506%74%78%192$0.00219218171779%4225497
170Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach (FL)4517%58%60%246$7.9335390329410%338223219
239Emerson College (MA)4011%73%76%210$0.0021938338138528%52115163
156Emmanuel College (MA)4627%55%62%139$0.0021948913831130%387091
329Emporia State University (KS)*3430%49%44%397$0.0021920117140313%239120175
47Evergreen State College (WA)*6320%62%63%272$0.74159191340329%44223219
80Fairfield University (CT)5712%66%79%47$2.1597649532522%98140120
369Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham (NJ)3226%51%55%203$0.1521621115237312%279223219
444Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus (NJ)2741%41%39%352$0.0021943828340312%280223219
123Fayetteville State University (NC)*5070%23%38%36$1.7410947738110114%205194164
516Ferris State University (MI)*1930%48%40%426$0.0021949429018510%340223219
504Fitchburg State College (MA)*2123%51%51%304$0.002194093812199%417223219
522Florida Gulf Coast University*1815%56%41%495$3.487351328440335%19223219
396Fontbonne University (MO)3035%48%55%129$0.002194183812648%450223219
317Fort Hays State University (KS)*3536%46%47%278$0.0021935424540330%40223219
82Fort Valley State University (GA)*5769%32%34%228$2.6185407381710%345223219
469Framingham State College (MA)*2420%54%49%393$0.0021925831638920%109223219
489Francis Marion University (SC)*2333%43%39%381$0.002192153811320%550223219
254Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH)3921%64%70%154$0.002192281271338%431223219
230Freed-Hardeman University (TN)4134%53%53%290$0.002193498333128%50223219
413Fresno Pacific University (CA)2936%48%60%59$0.002195133814037%534223219
310Friends University (KS)3645%46%44%349$0.0021924038140314%216223219
381Frostburg State University (MD)*3125%47%48%277$0.0021911825640319%130223219
106Gallaudet University (DC)5337%34%29%392$3.5270611540312%294223219
16Gannon University (PA)7533%50%64%39$0.00219491684423%831564
303Gardner-Webb University (NC)3631%49%52%218$0.00219315381939%394158132
464Georgia College & State University*2512%63%42%530$0.0021938721339420%1105796
467Georgia Southwestern State University*2541%43%33%456$0.0021936238140314%213223219
17Gonzaga University (WA)7512%69%81%55$0.002199253718%1457641
207Graceland University, Lamoni (IA)4230%54%48%409$0.002193919740311%325223219
42Grambling State University (LA)*6574%25%36%74$0.43190178332364%54838172
208Grand Valley State University (MI)*4220%59%56%358$4.4162402823299%38225113
260Gwynedd Mercy College (PA)3830%47%64%22$0.0021948138140313%24777138
4Hamline University (MN)8925%59%71%63$0.002195823317%16026185
32Hampton University (VA)6731%53%51%342$24.021063381177%485223219
39Harding University (AR)6623%63%61%331$0.00219151654037%5071753
228Hardin-Simmons University (TX)4128%51%50%317$0.002194438140312%296170219
543Hawaii Pacific University1216%52%41%468$0.002194592601157%486223219
159Heidelberg College (OH)4632%47%53%157$0.0021965372227%541223219
426Henderson State University (AR)*2823%51%33%520$0.002191273815327%54223219
388Holy Family University (PA)3035%41%59%20$0.002194423812577%508223219
533Holy Names University (CA)1643%39%17%538$0.002193123814038%461223219
36Hood College (MD)6619%57%65%119$0.002198205110%380223219
508Hope International University (CA)2037%44%43%313$0.002195133814037%489223219
449Houston Baptist University2634%53%45%437$0.002193403812757%529223219
33Humboldt State University (CA)*6733%50%42%439$7.0941231240310%36271123
423Husson College (ME)2846%39%35%380$0.0021951338110319%128223219
402Indiana University, Northwest*2931%40%26%494$0.002194183218655%5223219
545Indiana University, Purdue University, Fort Wayne*1130%46%24%540$0.0021944934638711%311223219
518Indiana University, South Bend*1932%44%26%514$0.0021943436029228%47223219
507Indiana University, Southeast*2028%44%33%475$0.0021943338121631%34223219
382Indiana Wesleyan University3127%58%67%106$0.002195022372657%521223219
351Iona College (NY)3323%66%63%368$0.002191753813458%471223219
90Ithaca College (NY)5617%67%77%99$1.4311869511887%520108194
350Jacksonville State University (AL)*3345%38%33%398$0.52182195381729%414223219
313Jacksonville University (FL)3531%49%37%486$0.4718822128688%428223219
28James Madison University (VA)*689%66%82%31$5.465352497625%6975193
15John Carroll University (OH)7625%57%80%12$0.302073665778%4428422
333Johnson & Wales University (RI)3425%45%54%107$0.0021951321730219%12511448
307Johnson State College (VT)*3634%41%33%434$0.002192421633727%57223219
417Kean University (NJ)*2937%39%44%188$0.002193453773869%390173210
203Keene State College (NH)*4213%53%56%217$0.0021941312834422%95529
546Kennesaw State University (GA)*1116%58%35%541$0.5517749135621416%184215213
30King's College (PA)6727%50%73%10$0.002191591475210%3721311
364Kutztown University of Pennsylvania*3225%50%53%212$0.0021933333014113%245150176
63La Roche College (PA)5953%34%64%2$0.002197515440312%263223219
135La Salle University (PA)4923%52%68%25$2.7683119972588%449154118
205La Sierra University (CA)4233%46%28%517$0.0021910017940318%1513240
486Lakeland College (WI)2337%44%44%289$0.0021951338140314%215223219
418Lamar University (TX)*2940%38%32%406$3.706717437140310%349223219
526Lawrence Technological University (MI)1822%57%46%469$2.001014603814039%416223219
5Le Moyne College (NY)8532%54%78%6$0.00219297619136%1527101
125Lee University (TN)5025%57%51%413$0.0021911222240314%2103021
142Lesley University (MA)4721%56%48%428$0.00219683140312%27515933
495LeTourneau University (TX)2227%65%44%534$0.4119447238140315%199223219
319Lewis University (IL)3524%51%57%159$0.002193573819733%26223219
497Liberty University (VA)2230%45%45%299$0.0021950437513812%272223219
294Life University (GA)3756%34%51%21$0.002195133814038%455223219
174Lincoln Memorial University (TN)4452%39%41%248$0.0021920038126714%214197116
143Lincoln University (MO)*4762%25%24%319$5.57504053811617%164223219
206Lincoln University of Pennsylvania*4262%24%37%46$0.4518930622840315%195223219
539Lindenwood University (MO)1518%55%43%477$0.0021946629516213%238223219
65Lipscomb University (TN)5916%60%63%220$0.0021951931255%547369
214Lock Haven University (PA)*4233%42%54%67$0.00219284337657%50466161
191Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (NY)4358%34%18%503$1.4911635531538815%2022219
272Longwood University (VA)*3815%59%66%142$0.002191057218110%364223219
499Louisiana State University, Shreveport*2146%46%15%550$0.8615040338128119%124223219
9Loyola University Maryland809%70%86%32$1.371201436548%4385228
62Loyola Marymount University (CA)6015%67%79%62$1.601131772631520%11643107
54Loyola University New Orleans6126%63%63%296$0.4119117281537%542223219
186Lubbock Christian University (TX)4334%45%44%311$0.002193038119214%207223219
209Lynchburg College (VA)4219%53%59%164$0.002192445040310%3439150
549Lynn University (FL)813%46%37%448$0.0021948212340315%204223219