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
1St. Mary's University (TX)10053%45%59%43$0.62167182612834%221145
2Creighton University (NE)9917%69%76%140$28.37624435512%2842112
3Trinity University (TX)9010%78%81%222$1.241301440310%35278190
4Hamline University (MN)8925%59%71%63$0.002195823317%16026185
5Le Moyne College (NY)8532%54%78%6$0.00219297619136%1527101
6Truman State University (MO)*8416%74%69%391$0.5917246667%48494105
7SUNY at Geneseo (NY)*8212%79%78%310$1.74109111137827%5559146
8Mary Baldwin College (VA)8131%50%74%8$0.00219591811442%1017767
9Loyola University Maryland809%70%86%32$1.371201436548%4385228
10Villanova University (PA)809%80%89%101$10.4725311062516%182117147
11University of Portland (OR)7714%69%72%223$0.8914715411027%586278
12Xavier University (OH)7713%67%79%64$0.0021940533011%319473
13Valparaiso University (IN)7721%63%75%65$0.76156121513010%34480181
14University of Scranton (PA)7714%63%81%19$0.60171411612915%1922319
15John Carroll University (OH)7625%57%80%12$0.302073665778%4428422
16Gannon University (PA)7533%50%64%39$0.00219491684423%831564
17Gonzaga University (WA)7512%69%81%55$0.002199253718%1457641
18University of Redlands (CA)7517%65%75%89$1.2113257732629%426065
19University of Mary Washington (VA)*749%71%77%161$0.0021913223821%106200149
20Alfred University (NY)7328%59%67%115$5.47523713617%505223219
21Canisius College (NY)7329%57%68%82$0.16215213813410%3413774
22California State University, Fresno*7247%37%48%77$5.305526129716953%6981
23Stetson University (FL)7218%60%67%145$0.00219201397411%310736
24Rollins College (FL)7115%68%69%273$0.00219266740315%189185
25New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology*7023%66%48%512$83.74127340312%268223219
26St. Mary's College of California7024%56%65%108$0.00219487021732%298223
27Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)6827%66%62%372$20.96121972118919%12942174
28James Madison University (VA)*689%66%82%31$5.465352497625%6975193
29Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)*6753%48%58%90$9.37285531232313%250223219
30King's College (PA)6727%50%73%10$0.002191591475210%3721311
31College of New Jersey*6715%73%85%71$0.69161341052367%4828963
32Hampton University (VA)6731%53%51%342$24.021063381177%485223219
33Humboldt State University (CA)*6733%50%42%439$7.0941231240310%36271123
34Xavier University of Louisiana6660%37%35%338$4.396310381871%549223219
35Baldwin-Wallace College (OH)6626%57%73%27$0.002192521440313%2494889
36Hood College (MD)6619%57%65%119$0.002198205110%380223219
37Otterbein College (OH)6629%53%64%75$0.002191037526321%99514
38North Carolina Central University*6664%24%48%7$4.346416335029417%15540145
39Harding University (AR)6623%63%61%331$0.00219151654037%5071753
40University of Dallas6521%69%57%481$0.0021973215123%81223219
41University of Northern Iowa*6522%58%63%185$3.467413211819836%183120
42Grambling State University (LA)*6574%25%36%74$0.43190178332364%54838172
43Saint Bonaventure University (NY)6528%53%70%24$0.00219221134017%159223219
44Alcorn State University (MS)*6567%27%39%56$9.0632150274238%437223219
45Bradley University (IL)6418%63%78%34$1.86105335524612%26681211
46Southern Illinois University Edwardsville*6324%54%49%399$26.90826534210485%1195177
47Evergreen State College (WA)*6320%62%63%272$0.74159191340329%44223219
48Niagara University (NY)6230%53%63%92$0.00219144300117%5175339
49College of New Rochelle (NY)6288%29%35%149$0.002193303814037%53620155
50Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio (TX)6266%32%34%253$0.002197818333312%28514342
51Whitworth University (WA)6216%69%77%124$0.002193891099%398223219
52Providence College (RI)6213%68%86%18$0.56174873312412%26213593
53California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo*6111%69%69%302$14.5217745418213%24187154
54Loyola University New Orleans6126%63%63%296$0.4119117281537%542223219
55Santa Clara University (CA)618%73%85%58$1.741117960918%44110446
56Westminster College (UT)6118%61%55%407$0.0021917377518%1386132
57Butler University (IN)6014%72%74%232$0.00219503420210%35167115
58Mills College (CA)6032%58%61%219$0.5817393812269%387223219
59Albany State University (GA)*6067%30%50%17$1.331242863814221%107223219
60Mount St. Mary's College (CA)6048%36%59%13$0.5218419838140319%1344158
61University of Evansville (IN)6025%60%63%216$0.0021928452628%45197157
62Loyola Marymount University (CA)6015%67%79%62$1.601131772631520%11643107
63La Roche College (PA)5953%34%64%2$0.002197515440312%263223219
64Nazareth College (NY)5927%62%72%96$0.002198824840321%10211070
65Lipscomb University (TN)5916%60%63%220$0.0021951931255%547369
66Misericordia University (PA)5924%53%67%41$0.0021913838136616%170416
67Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)5918%62%71%103$0.3619858913127%56223219
68University of North Carolina, Wilmington*5913%66%67%280$17.06161295640322%93136151
69Southern University and A&M College (LA)*5969%21%28%132$5.594962357457%544223219
70CUNY City College (NY)*5954%40%37%364$32.84419237838210%353221165
71Augsburg College (MN)5829%51%56%183$0.681641024233019%1264447
72Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)5833%52%64%54$7.0143351354037%540223219
73Rosemont College (PA)5849%40%70%1$0.002197738140313%260223219
74Tennessee Technological University*5829%54%47%422$12.2321722797316%17319054
75Waynesburg University (PA)5845%46%58%60$0.002193853811897%5152810
76Bellarmine University (KY)5819%61%62%257$0.002194561418%47946203
77CUNY Brooklyn College (NY)*5856%44%44%294$4.965714832639610%35383143
78William Carey University (MS)5861%48%42%401$0.002191043813537%48895119
79Saint Joseph's University (PA)5710%64%79%35$2.93805415637714%2209951
80Fairfield University (CT)5712%66%79%47$2.1597649532522%98140120
81Saint John Fisher College (NY)5727%56%73%23$0.0021913628221217%1663587
82Fort Valley State University (GA)*5769%32%34%228$2.6185407381710%345223219
83Marywood University (PA)5725%53%69%30$0.00219972361069%4052495
84University of Tennessee at Chattanooga*5738%44%40%371$5.53512141989520%112568
85California State University, Dominguez Hills*5661%24%34%91$6.024823637324330%3915192
86Mercyhurst College (PA)5633%51%72%15$0.771554083817117%1626952
87Concordia University (OR)5624%50%55%165$0.002194244640322%96113
88Southeastern Oklahoma State University*5688%28%29%274$0.3619650130540312%277129189
89Mississippi University for Women*5664%37%40%221$0.0021917924930934%23223219
90Ithaca College (NY)5617%67%77%99$1.4311869511887%520108194
91Simmons College (MA)5520%60%73%45$0.551762324436429%4585111
92Mercer University (GA)5523%66%57%441$18.1015107104587%494223219
93Abilene Christian University (TX)5523%59%58%308$0.27210535240310%3397975
94Virginia State University*5559%29%39%87$8.1734254381197%519223219
95Seattle Pacific University5418%64%64%301$0.15216422513518%146223219
96Concordia University (IL)5430%51%50%312$0.0021915714540370%2186103
97California State University, Los Angeles*5455%30%31%262$10.052721629636024%72121126
98Pacific Lutheran University (WA)5419%62%70%110$0.5517817123129%406223219
99Spring Hill College (AL)5428%56%64%123$0.00219603816828%51223219
100College of Charleston (SC)*5414%68%64%387$5.3154802135933%25223219