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
101Rockhurst University (MO)5418%64%63%318$0.0021911114124420%1197315
102Mississippi Valley State University*5479%21%29%122$0.841532223816212%271223219
103University of Nebraska at Kearney*5434%51%59%121$1.31128936812222%91223219
104Capital University (OH)5326%57%63%156$0.00219822763310%348122179
105Seattle University5318%64%71%135$0.84154115293514%217223219
106Gallaudet University (DC)5337%34%29%392$3.5270611540312%294223219
107Rockford College (IL)5234%48%38%462$0.002193238140310%3681492
108California State University, San Bernardino*5249%33%44%81$8.323329938018425%71189124
109SUNY College at Potsdam (NY)*5234%50%49%327$0.002199121215035%20147178
110California State University, Long Beach*5236%47%55%125$13.871824113232213%244209195
111Drake University (IA)5214%70%71%269$0.6216837401398%426223219
112University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire*5116%63%61%340$1.3312610910132411%332680
113Millersville University of Pennsylvania*5124%55%62%130$0.751589520822018%14339156
114Western Washington University*5114%63%69%151$6.3747831840317%161223219
115Delta State University (MS)*5145%35%42%146$0.00219473814039%41296109
116Wheelock College (MA)5127%46%60%40$0.00219899640344%9223219
117CUNY Hunter College (NY)*5141%52%42%455$27.05722531440210%353223219
118California State University, Sacramento*5140%42%42%297$0.1821432212522858%3203139
119Saint Peters College (NJ)5150%37%47%97$0.002192761513219%41512837
120Citadel Military College of South Carolina*5113%61%68%127$0.002197125519%407223219
121University of Detroit Mercy5134%55%55%285$0.48186662983399%420109137
122Aquinas College (MI)5127%55%49%405$0.0021927144039%393223219
123Fayetteville State University (NC)*5070%23%38%36$1.7410947738110114%205194164
124SUNY College at Cortland (NY)*5019%57%63%150$0.481861398530121%10034108
125Lee University (TN)5025%57%51%413$0.0021911222240314%2103021
126Elon University (NC)506%74%78%192$0.00219218171779%4225497
127Converse College (SC)4931%54%56%229$0.002191428027417%16317566
128Bethel University (MN)4918%64%75%79$0.0021912314212829%43223219
129North Park University (IL)4927%50%55%182$0.002191511433137%4913326
130Roberts Wesleyan College (NY)4936%51%64%44$0.002191247422111%329223219
131Western Illinois University*4921%50%55%189$1.491161162062031%33192214
132California State University, Northridge*4942%40%41%265$12.412028327728036%16223219
133Nyack College (NY)4951%36%47%76$0.002191563814037%50019944
134SUNY College at Buffalo (NY)*4940%45%42%360$1.291299021633221%101111186
135La Salle University (PA)4923%52%68%25$2.7683119972588%449154118
136Marshall University (WV)*4826%52%44%433$22.521113329312115%198223219
137Savannah State University (GA)*4865%26%34%117$2.3094368381217%524223219
138SUNY at Fredonia (NY)*4828%57%63%162$0.322037620340310%342145182
139Pfeiffer University (NC)4730%45%57%66$0.0021913738130814%2085060
140Olivet Nazarene University (IL)4729%53%60%133$0.0021915228798%467223219
141University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth*4723%56%46%454$19.541433423124816%17917456
142Lesley University (MA)4721%56%48%428$0.00219683140312%27515933
143Lincoln University (MO)*4762%25%24%319$5.57504053811617%164223219
144Arkansas State University, Main Campus*4747%42%39%367$7.49372293347020%118223219
145University of South Alabama*4731%49%33%500$25.8891903765020%121223219
146University of Texas, Pan American*4767%30%36%160$5.22563373812049%381223219
147William Woods University (MO)4738%48%47%324$0.002197011940324%76223219
148Arcadia University (PA)4725%56%68%69$2.45923397940314%222112144
149CUNY Lehman College (NY)*4768%28%34%163$4.855839538137110%353218173
150Prairie View A&M University (TX)*4737%34%37%215$12.0222143354157%506223219
151Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)*4734%46%39%420$6.96441492048114%23136215
152Bentley University (MA)4712%73%82%105$0.0021948713428610%3731387
153University of Colorado at Colorado Springs*4722%58%46%484$6.38462881604353%7223219
154Wayne State College (NE)*4734%47%48%263$0.0021920317440357%4223219
155Southern Oregon University*4631%48%36%483$0.88149167242767%4906324
156Emmanuel College (MA)4627%55%62%139$0.0021948913831130%387091
157California State University, Stanislaus*4642%41%53%57$0.0021937536140332%30164131
158San Francisco State University*4628%49%44%394$20.071326813734724%79223219
159Heidelberg College (OH)4632%47%53%157$0.0021965372227%541223219
160Carlow University (PA)4645%42%47%174$0.0021922438127914%22611886
161North Central College (IL)4618%63%63%284$0.00219983837010%376160110
162Towson University (MD)*4616%58%66%118$1.1013626322120514%2124531
163Mississippi College4623%56%59%225$0.0021912128810028%49155205
164California State University, Fullerton*4529%47%49%245$4.316531817019713%24814127
165Winthrop University (SC)*4530%53%58%167$0.002192261222859%3996899
166Drury University (MO)4547%52%63%78$0.002193592633367%530223219
167National-Louis University (IL)4586%29%9%527$0.0021937720540319%132223219
168University of Texas of the Permian Basin*4572%33%31%333$1.001443002714037%537223219
169Union University (TN)4527%62%60%330$0.0021923138119425%7088187
170Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach (FL)4517%58%60%246$7.9335390329410%338223219
171Southern Nazarene University (OK)4531%51%54%211$0.002198619224025%65223219
172Tusculum College (TN)4446%44%38%414$0.0021941623540315%19310525
173Walla Walla University (WA)4427%55%52%362$0.00219468840314%235223219
174Lincoln Memorial University (TN)4452%39%41%248$0.0021920038126714%214197116
175Norfolk State University (VA)*4448%32%32%291$6.4945435381611%305223219
176Anderson University (IN)4431%52%54%237$0.00219844740312%283223219
177CUNY Queens College (NY)*4438%48%55%148$9.193023531039810%353223219
178Springfield College (MA)4417%54%64%94$0.0021931720131424%7820100
179Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania*4421%53%65%61$0.0021914136814614%23392117
180Delaware State University*4447%32%36%202$7.42389438117112%269223219
181Eastern Kentucky University*4457%38%36%336$0.611692893068216%168223219
182Columbia College (SC)4452%42%46%207$0.0021928038140324%73223219
183University of Tennessee, Martin*4439%50%49%307$1.161351723819012%289131216
184Bowie State University (MD)*4452%63%41%535$1.961024623814812%278223219
185Woodbury University (CA)4450%37%57%16$0.002195136640316%188223219
186Lubbock Christian University (TX)4334%45%44%311$0.002193038119214%207223219
187Christian Brothers University (TN)4336%54%59%176$0.002191993816013%254223219
188Spring Arbor University (MI)4334%51%58%144$0.0021938415914032%28223219
189Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania*4329%48%59%83$0.002191663113918%149223219
190University of St. Thomas (TX)4328%60%47%487$0.002194338124722%94223219
191Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (NY)4358%34%18%503$1.4911635531538815%2022219
192Salisbury University (MD)*4314%64%69%169$0.00219853920912%297223219
193College of St. Catherine (MN)4337%49%53%193$0.0021928130925924%74183167
194Saint Edward's University (TX)4326%60%62%251$0.0021924632822711%30886104
195Wilkes University (PA)4330%52%58%158$0.302057338112713%253223219
196Notre Dame de Namur University (CA)4329%46%54%116$0.00219819240321%103223219
197Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi*4332%46%40%402$11.93232042667523%82223219
198University of Tampa (FL)4316%60%58%335$0.0021929578139%397133166
199University of Central Missouri*4325%52%52%305$0.0021912520710723%87179133
200Penn. State U., Penn. State Harrisburg*4322%54%78%9$0.0021923038120322%90219219