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
25New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology*7023%66%48%512$83.74127340312%268223219
3Trinity University (TX)9010%78%81%222$1.241301440310%35278190
2Creighton University (NE)9917%69%76%140$28.37624435512%2842112
20Alfred University (NY)7328%59%67%115$5.47523713617%505223219
106Gallaudet University (DC)5337%34%29%392$3.5270611540312%294223219
6Truman State University (MO)*8416%74%69%391$0.5917246667%48494105
32Hampton University (VA)6731%53%51%342$24.021063381177%485223219
4Hamline University (MN)8925%59%71%63$0.002195823317%16026185
34Xavier University of Louisiana6660%37%35%338$4.396310381871%549223219
40University of Dallas6521%69%57%481$0.0021973215123%81223219
58Mills College (CA)6032%58%61%219$0.5817393812269%387223219
36Hood College (MD)6619%57%65%119$0.002198205110%380223219
7SUNY at Geneseo (NY)*8212%79%78%310$1.74109111137827%5559146
10Villanova University (PA)809%80%89%101$10.4725311062516%182117147
13Valparaiso University (IN)7721%63%75%65$0.76156121513010%34480181
136Marshall University (WV)*4826%52%44%433$22.521113329312115%198223219
33Humboldt State University (CA)*6733%50%42%439$7.0941231240310%36271123
9Loyola University Maryland809%70%86%32$1.371201436548%4385228
19University of Mary Washington (VA)*749%71%77%161$0.0021913223821%106200149
92Mercer University (GA)5523%66%57%441$18.1015107104587%494223219
145University of South Alabama*4731%49%33%500$25.8891903765020%121223219
70CUNY City College (NY)*5954%40%37%364$32.84419237838210%353221165
72Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)5833%52%64%54$7.0143351354037%540223219
53California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo*6111%69%69%302$14.5217745418213%24187154
39Harding University (AR)6623%63%61%331$0.00219151654037%5071753
233Prescott College (AZ)4023%57%41%502$0.002191638140318%141223219
117CUNY Hunter College (NY)*5141%52%42%455$27.05722531440210%353223219
1St. Mary's University (TX)10053%45%59%43$0.62167182612834%221145
54Loyola University New Orleans6126%63%63%296$0.4119117281537%542223219
27Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)6827%66%62%372$20.96121972118919%12942174
29Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)*6753%48%58%90$9.37285531232313%250223219
46Southern Illinois University Edwardsville*6324%54%49%399$26.90826534210485%1195177
204San Jose State University (CA)*4227%49%41%430$34.24327123930317%154223219
47Evergreen State College (WA)*6320%62%63%272$0.74159191340329%44223219
74Tennessee Technological University*5829%54%47%422$12.2321722797316%17319054
68University of North Carolina, Wilmington*5913%66%67%280$17.06161295640322%93136151
21Canisius College (NY)7329%57%68%82$0.16215213813410%3413774
23Stetson University (FL)7218%60%67%145$0.00219201397411%310736
43Saint Bonaventure University (NY)6528%53%70%24$0.00219221134017%159223219
237University of Texas at San Antonio*4031%49%28%532$30.5453653181868%439107188
45Bradley University (IL)6418%63%78%34$1.86105335524612%26681211
28James Madison University (VA)*689%66%82%31$5.465352497625%6975193
158San Francisco State University*4628%49%44%394$20.071326813734724%79223219
35Baldwin-Wallace College (OH)6626%57%73%27$0.002192521440313%2494889
24Rollins College (FL)7115%68%69%273$0.00219266740315%189185
122Aquinas College (MI)5127%55%49%405$0.0021927144039%393223219
61University of Evansville (IN)6025%60%63%216$0.0021928452628%45197157
5Le Moyne College (NY)8532%54%78%6$0.00219297619136%1527101
211Alabama A&M University*4231%38%33%390$13.67191343252210%379223219
31College of New Jersey*6715%73%85%71$0.69161341052367%4828963
186Lubbock Christian University (TX)4334%45%44%311$0.002193038119214%207223219
107Rockford College (IL)5234%48%38%462$0.002193238140310%3681492
69Southern University and A&M College (LA)*5969%21%28%132$5.594962357457%544223219
202University of Southern Maine*4233%48%34%491$34.80245122619624%77223219
141University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth*4723%56%46%454$19.541433423124816%17917456
111Drake University (IA)5214%70%71%269$0.6216837401398%426223219
15John Carroll University (OH)7625%57%80%12$0.302073665778%4428422
14University of Scranton (PA)7714%63%81%19$0.60171411612915%1922319
51Whitworth University (WA)6216%69%77%124$0.002193891099%398223219
207Graceland University, Lamoni (IA)4230%54%48%409$0.002193919740311%325223219
95Seattle Pacific University5418%64%64%301$0.15216422513518%146223219
12Xavier University (OH)7713%67%79%64$0.0021940533011%319473
79Saint Joseph's University (PA)5710%64%79%35$2.93805415637714%2209951
150Prairie View A&M University (TX)*4737%34%37%215$12.0222143354157%506223219
190University of St. Thomas (TX)4328%60%47%487$0.002194338124722%94223219
228Hardin-Simmons University (TX)4128%51%50%317$0.002194438140312%296170219
76Bellarmine University (KY)5819%61%62%257$0.002194561418%47946203
173Walla Walla University (WA)4427%55%52%362$0.00219468840314%235223219
114Western Washington University*5114%63%69%151$6.3747831840317%161223219
180Delaware State University*4447%32%36%202$7.42389438117112%269223219
115Delta State University (MS)*5145%35%42%146$0.00219473814039%41296109
26St. Mary's College of California7024%56%65%108$0.00219487021732%298223
16Gannon University (PA)7533%50%64%39$0.00219491684423%831564
57Butler University (IN)6014%72%74%232$0.00219503420210%35167115
100College of Charleston (SC)*5414%68%64%387$5.3154802135933%25223219
93Abilene Christian University (TX)5523%59%58%308$0.27210535240310%3397975
65Lipscomb University (TN)5916%60%63%220$0.0021951931255%547369
110California State University, Long Beach*5236%47%55%125$13.871824113232213%244209195
80Fairfield University (CT)5712%66%79%47$2.1597649532522%98140120
18University of Redlands (CA)7517%65%75%89$1.2113257732629%426065
255Missouri State University*3922%60%53%418$9.32291461901589%419223219
67Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)5918%62%71%103$0.3619858913127%56223219
197Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi*4332%46%40%402$11.93232042667523%82223219
44Alcorn State University (MS)*6567%27%39%56$9.0632150274238%437223219
348University of Great Falls (MT)3344%44%18%546$0.002195638140319%131223219
8Mary Baldwin College (VA)8131%50%74%8$0.00219591811442%1017767
99Spring Hill College (AL)5428%56%64%123$0.00219603816828%51223219
261Chestnut Hill College (PA)3827%47%38%446$0.002196138140314%21114462
121University of Detroit Mercy5134%55%55%285$0.48186662983399%420109137
132California State University, Northridge*4942%40%41%265$12.412028327728036%16223219
90Ithaca College (NY)5617%67%77%99$1.4311869511887%520108194
159Heidelberg College (OH)4632%47%53%157$0.0021965372227%541223219
97California State University, Los Angeles*5455%30%31%262$10.052721629636024%72121126
151Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)*4734%46%39%420$6.96441492048114%23136215
55Santa Clara University (CA)618%73%85%58$1.741117960918%44110446
235Western Kentucky University*4036%46%42%382$10.402624528011113%252223219
227Mansfield University of Pennsylvania*4139%43%48%175$0.002196738122911%331223219
142Lesley University (MA)4721%56%48%428$0.00219683140312%27515933
147William Woods University (MO)4738%48%47%324$0.002197011940324%76223219
195Wilkes University (PA)4330%52%58%158$0.302057338112713%253223219
120Citadel Military College of South Carolina*5113%61%68%127$0.002197125519%407223219
138SUNY at Fredonia (NY)*4828%57%63%162$0.322037620340310%342145182
134SUNY College at Buffalo (NY)*4940%45%42%360$1.291299021633221%101111186
177CUNY Queens College (NY)*4438%48%55%148$9.193023531039810%353223219
63La Roche College (PA)5953%34%64%2$0.002197515440312%263223219
73Rosemont College (PA)5849%40%70%1$0.002197738140313%260223219
50Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio (TX)6266%32%34%253$0.002197818333312%28514342
103University of Nebraska at Kearney*5434%51%59%121$1.31128936812222%91223219
52Providence College (RI)6213%68%86%18$0.56174873312412%26213593
77CUNY Brooklyn College (NY)*5856%44%44%294$4.965714832639610%35383143
215University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point*4221%57%59%239$3.08771145914811%314223219
196Notre Dame de Namur University (CA)4329%46%54%116$0.00219819240321%103223219
104Capital University (OH)5326%57%63%156$0.00219822763310%348122179
176Anderson University (IN)4431%52%54%237$0.00219844740312%283223219
192Salisbury University (MD)*4314%64%69%169$0.00219853920912%297223219
171Southern Nazarene University (OK)4531%51%54%211$0.002198619224025%65223219
64Nazareth College (NY)5927%62%72%96$0.002198824840321%10211070
135La Salle University (PA)4923%52%68%25$2.7683119972588%449154118
116Wheelock College (MA)5127%46%60%40$0.00219899640344%9223219
113Millersville University of Pennsylvania*5124%55%62%130$0.751589520822018%14339156
144Arkansas State University, Main Campus*4747%42%39%367$7.49372293347020%118223219
94Virginia State University*5559%29%39%87$8.1734254381197%519223219
109SUNY College at Potsdam (NY)*5234%50%49%327$0.002199121215035%20147178
41University of Northern Iowa*6522%58%63%185$3.467413211819836%183120
17Gonzaga University (WA)7512%69%81%55$0.002199253718%1457641
38North Carolina Central University*6664%24%48%7$4.346416335029417%15540145
112University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire*5116%63%61%340$1.3312610910132411%332680
462Thomas More College (KY)2521%54%42%478$0.002199638140315%200223219
71Augsburg College (MN)5829%51%56%183$0.681641024233019%1264447
131Western Illinois University*4921%50%55%189$1.491161162062031%33192214
83Marywood University (PA)5725%53%69%30$0.00219972361069%4052495
217University of Nebraska at Omaha*4122%57%43%492$7.383925925428716%1812979
108California State University, San Bernardino*5249%33%44%81$8.323329938018425%71189124
399Boise State University (ID)*3029%50%30%524$10.952441526917526%61223219
161North Central College (IL)4618%63%63%284$0.00219983837010%376160110
288Manhattanville College (NY)3725%59%60%256$0.002199938134813%257223219
205La Sierra University (CA)4233%46%28%517$0.0021910017940318%1513240
366Carroll University (WI)3220%57%55%348$0.002191011213838%477223219
105Seattle University5318%64%71%135$0.84154115293514%217223219
37Otterbein College (OH)6629%53%64%75$0.002191037526321%99514
78William Carey University (MS)5861%48%42%401$0.002191043813537%48895119
272Longwood University (VA)*3815%59%66%142$0.002191057218110%364223219
84University of Tennessee at Chattanooga*5738%44%40%371$5.53512141989520%112568
302College of Santa Fe (NM)3620%60%40%525$0.0021910634036%546223219
85California State University, Dominguez Hills*5661%24%34%91$6.024823637324330%3915192
226California Lutheran University4113%61%69%126$0.002191082236810%336223219
281Appalachian State University (NC)*3716%63%64%266$2.91811611509810%377223219
273University of Central Arkansas*3835%54%41%489$7.044227925114518%147223219
354Bemidji State University (MN)*3330%48%50%231$0.002191102524038%459223219
418Lamar University (TX)*2940%38%32%406$3.706717437140310%349223219
101Rockhurst University (MO)5418%64%63%318$0.0021911114124420%1197315
125Lee University (TN)5025%57%51%413$0.0021911222240314%2103021
352University of Montevallo (AL)*3324%48%52%197$0.002191139837611%322223219
289Benedictine College (KS)3723%60%58%329$0.002191172251029%383223219
381Frostburg State University (MD)*3125%47%48%277$0.0021911825640319%130223219
414Tarleton State University (TX)*2923%48%39%450$9.15314063663811%313222212
257College of Notre Dame of Maryland3931%49%62%50$0.0021912038140311%335223219
153University of Colorado at Colorado Springs*4722%58%46%484$6.38462881604353%7223219
163Mississippi College4623%56%59%225$0.0021912128810028%49155205
283Muskingum College (OH)3734%50%53%213$0.0021912238140314%236223219
128Bethel University (MN)4918%64%75%79$0.0021912314212829%43223219
130Roberts Wesleyan College (NY)4936%51%64%44$0.002191247422111%329223219
267University of Wisconsin, La Crosse*3815%63%65%249$3.41751865817011%323223219
398Texas State University, San Marcos*3021%56%54%346$7.89363672682008%460223219
22California State University, Fresno*7247%37%48%77$5.305526129716953%6981
199University of Central Missouri*4325%52%52%305$0.0021912520710723%87179133
242College of Saint Scholastica (MN)3924%54%66%70$0.0021912616340313%242223219
282SUNY College at Plattsburgh (NY)*3728%53%54%267$1.1913315517316413%256223219
426Henderson State University (AR)*2823%51%33%520$0.002191273815327%54223219
124SUNY College at Cortland (NY)*5019%57%63%150$0.481861398530121%10034108
412Chatham University (PA)2926%53%52%314$0.002191283814037%498223219
11University of Portland (OR)7714%69%72%223$0.8914715411027%586278
284Radford University (VA)*3713%55%60%168$0.00219130946916%169214200
498University of Mobile (AL)2125%54%38%501$0.002191313813278%462223219
170Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach (FL)4517%58%60%246$7.9335390329410%338223219
461Sonoma State University (CA)*2514%55%50%388$0.411911458640311%306223219
361Eastern New Mexico University, Main Campus*3248%37%28%453$0.0021913538140316%183223219
81Saint John Fisher College (NY)5727%56%73%23$0.0021913628221217%1663587
383Montana State University, Billings*3131%47%29%518$0.8515215812911925%66223219
139Pfeiffer University (NC)4730%45%57%66$0.0021913738130814%2085060
314University of Louisiana Monroe*3544%43%31%485$4.676026438116122%92223219
66Misericordia University (PA)5924%53%67%41$0.0021913838136616%170416
306Saint Thomas University (FL)3651%33%37%191$0.002191403814038%424223219
179Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania*4421%53%65%61$0.0021914136814614%23392117
127Converse College (SC)4931%54%56%229$0.002191428027417%16317566
274Chapman University (CA)3812%72%67%396$0.71160160303059%391223219
48Niagara University (NY)6230%53%63%92$0.00219144300117%5175339
365Minnesota State University, Moorhead*3227%50%41%451$0.002191474829515%191223219
340Sul Ross State University (TX)*3453%30%18%480$3.067821311640319%122223219
225SUNY College at Brockport (NY)*4129%55%62%134$1.03142168258848%456223219
155Southern Oregon University*4631%48%36%483$0.88149167242767%4906324
129North Park University (IL)4927%50%55%182$0.002191511433137%4913326
140Olivet Nazarene University (IL)4729%53%60%133$0.0021915228798%467223219
183University of Tennessee, Martin*4439%50%49%307$1.161351723819012%289131216
62Loyola Marymount University (CA)6015%67%79%62$1.601131772631520%11643107
243University of Minnesota, Duluth*3917%60%50%458$0.002191535740345%8223219
264Texas Southern University*3874%15%13%343$3.696824738125110%361223219
324Angelo State University (TX)*3539%42%33%440$0.6816316538140336%17223219
253West Texas A&M University*3934%45%40%389$4.646128535340325%6818284
133Nyack College (NY)4951%36%47%76$0.002191563814037%50019944
96Concordia University (IL)5430%51%50%312$0.0021915714540370%2186103
337Rider University (NJ)3420%54%58%205$1.3312517618639322%89223219
238Pittsburg State University (KS)*4030%49%54%186$2.53882073475718%148223219
506University of Wisconsin, Superior*2127%52%36%499$2.50892063814038%457223219
251Rowan University (NJ)*3924%57%65%114$4.775929820921114%209223219
30King's College (PA)6727%50%73%10$0.002191591475210%3721311
265Alverno College (WI)3851%37%40%208$0.0021916238140311%324223219
98Pacific Lutheran University (WA)5419%62%70%110$0.5517817123129%406223219
146University of Texas, Pan American*4767%30%36%160$5.22563373812049%381223219
218SUNY College at Oswego (NY)*4130%57%57%303$1.0913718323031617%157193199
224Avila University (MO)4127%52%43%445$0.0021916438140311%3092235
189Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania*4329%48%59%83$0.002191663113918%149223219
359University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX)3232%49%42%423$0.0021916838111019%127223219
279Mount St. Mary's University (MD)3717%58%62%195$0.00219170195268%423223219
164California State University, Fullerton*4529%47%49%245$4.316531817019713%24814127
345Murray State University (KY)*3328%53%47%408$2.56872433171437%496125209
42Grambling State University (LA)*6574%25%36%74$0.43190178332364%54838172
316Chicago State University*3567%30%13%510$2.121002333391999%396223219
201Daemen College (NY)4335%48%49%260$0.531801813812507%50311943
56Westminster College (UT)6118%61%55%407$0.0021917377518%1386132
309Eastern Michigan University*3635%46%36%463$3.037927224411313%243152136
295Northern Michigan University*3731%49%45%377$0.501851854112912%286223219
446Alabama State University*2651%23%21%337$1.901042343811939%404223219
351Iona College (NY)3323%66%63%368$0.002191753813458%471223219
259Winona State University (MN)*3817%57%57%286$1.2213120910025516%185106122
175Norfolk State University (VA)*4448%32%32%291$6.4945435381611%305223219
246Central Washington University*3922%50%55%173$2.43932572008334%21223219
89Mississippi University for Women*5664%37%40%221$0.0021917924930934%23223219
312Northwest Nazarene University (ID)3628%52%49%354$0.002191801554611%326223219
350Jacksonville State University (AL)*3345%38%33%398$0.52182195381729%414223219
244Ashland University (OH)3930%49%62%48$0.0021918227540319%123223219
344Eastern Washington University*3329%45%48%214$2.14982529910811%304223219
425Southwestern Oklahoma State University*2834%45%38%417$0.2721118831940318%139223219
400Eastern Illinois University*3022%52%56%194$0.891482083031239%389223219
143Lincoln University (MO)*4762%25%24%319$5.57504053811617%164223219
60Mount St. Mary's College (CA)6048%36%59%13$0.5218419838140319%1344158
323Youngstown State University (OH)*3542%41%34%421$0.6117020232016310%337130196
232Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania*4024%50%64%38$0.002191841994714%223223219
343University of Indianapolis3433%48%55%136$0.002191873083498%464223219
349Clarion University of Pennsylvania*3335%43%52%102$0.002191893492077%509223219
102Mississippi Valley State University*5479%21%29%122$0.841532223816212%271223219
454Augusta State University (GA)*2634%46%20%545$0.002191913435626%62223219
430California University of Pennsylvania*2827%47%48%268$0.0021919330717311%330223219
216Saint Martin's University (WA)4230%47%58%80$0.0021919416415526%60223219
441Bridgewater State College (MA)*2722%53%51%341$0.661652191692399%402223219
321Southwest Baptist University (MO)3528%55%56%261$0.0021919616726614%232223219
387California State University, Chico*3021%52%56%199$2.818230710240314%227223219
187Christian Brothers University (TN)4336%54%59%176$0.002191993816013%254223219
149CUNY Lehman College (NY)*4768%28%34%163$4.855839538137110%353218173
240Manhattan College (NY)3916%62%72%85$0.531812236427716%167223219