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
11University of Portland (OR)7714%69%72%223$0.8914715411027%586278
56Westminster College (UT)6118%61%55%407$0.0021917377518%1386132
17Gonzaga University (WA)7512%69%81%55$0.002199253718%1457641
1St. Mary's University (TX)10053%45%59%43$0.62167182612834%221145
87Concordia University (OR)5624%50%55%165$0.002194244640322%96113
22California State University, Fresno*7247%37%48%77$5.305526129716953%6981
12Xavier University (OH)7713%67%79%64$0.0021940533011%319473
18University of Redlands (CA)7517%65%75%89$1.2113257732629%426065
2Creighton University (NE)9917%69%76%140$28.37624435512%2842112
8Mary Baldwin College (VA)8131%50%74%8$0.00219591811442%1017767
14University of Scranton (PA)7714%63%81%19$0.60171411612915%1922319
41University of Northern Iowa*6522%58%63%185$3.467413211819836%183120
30King's College (PA)6727%50%73%10$0.002191591475210%3721311
16Gannon University (PA)7533%50%64%39$0.00219491684423%831564
24Rollins College (FL)7115%68%69%273$0.00219266740315%189185
203Keene State College (NH)*4213%53%56%217$0.0021941312834422%95529
5Le Moyne College (NY)8532%54%78%6$0.00219297619136%1527101
26St. Mary's College of California7024%56%65%108$0.00219487021732%298223
23Stetson University (FL)7218%60%67%145$0.00219201397411%310736
37Otterbein College (OH)6629%53%64%75$0.002191037526321%99514
4Hamline University (MN)8925%59%71%63$0.002195823317%16026185
9Loyola University Maryland809%70%86%32$1.371201436548%4385228
7SUNY at Geneseo (NY)*8212%79%78%310$1.74109111137827%5559146
48Niagara University (NY)6230%53%63%92$0.00219144300117%5175339
6Truman State University (MO)*8416%74%69%391$0.5917246667%48494105
258Dallas Baptist University3819%57%46%472$0.0021947538128812%270121
84University of Tennessee at Chattanooga*5738%44%40%371$5.53512141989520%112568
19University of Mary Washington (VA)*749%71%77%161$0.0021913223821%106200149
96Concordia University (IL)5430%51%50%312$0.0021915714540370%2186103
66Misericordia University (PA)5924%53%67%41$0.0021913838136616%170416
278Columbus State University (GA)*3733%46%28%515$0.002194363813216%18610130
118California State University, Sacramento*5140%42%42%297$0.1821432212522858%3203139
155Southern Oregon University*4631%48%36%483$0.88149167242767%4906324
71Augsburg College (MN)5829%51%56%183$0.681641024233019%1264447
62Loyola Marymount University (CA)6015%67%79%62$1.601131772631520%11643107
65Lipscomb University (TN)5916%60%63%220$0.0021951931255%547369
46Southern Illinois University Edwardsville*6324%54%49%399$26.90826534210485%1195177
15John Carroll University (OH)7625%57%80%12$0.302073665778%4428422
241Castleton State College (VT)*3925%48%44%379$0.0021940111435822%976518
153University of Colorado at Colorado Springs*4722%58%46%484$6.38462881604353%7223219
101Rockhurst University (MO)5418%64%63%318$0.0021911114124420%1197315
3Trinity University (TX)9010%78%81%222$1.241301440310%35278190
28James Madison University (VA)*689%66%82%31$5.465352497625%6975193
91Simmons College (MA)5520%60%73%45$0.551762324436429%4585111
126Elon University (NC)506%74%78%192$0.00219218171779%4225497
198University of Tampa (FL)4316%60%58%335$0.0021929578139%397133166
112University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire*5116%63%61%340$1.3312610910132411%332680
10Villanova University (PA)809%80%89%101$10.4725311062516%182117147
98Pacific Lutheran University (WA)5419%62%70%110$0.5517817123129%406223219
125Lee University (TN)5025%57%51%413$0.0021911222240314%2103021
131Western Illinois University*4921%50%55%189$1.491161162062031%33192214
256Saint Ambrose University (IA)3919%56%53%359$0.0021940417640341%1114182
33Humboldt State University (CA)*6733%50%42%439$7.0941231240310%36271123
13Valparaiso University (IN)7721%63%75%65$0.76156121513010%34480181
21Canisius College (NY)7329%57%68%82$0.16215213813410%3413774
178Springfield College (MA)4417%54%64%94$0.0021931720131424%7820100
156Emmanuel College (MA)4627%55%62%139$0.0021948913831130%387091
55Santa Clara University (CA)618%73%85%58$1.741117960918%44110446
205La Sierra University (CA)4233%46%28%517$0.0021910017940318%1513240
247Dominican University of California3926%52%49%356$0.002194611920115%19717171
124SUNY College at Cortland (NY)*5019%57%63%150$0.481861398530121%10034108
75Waynesburg University (PA)5845%46%58%60$0.002193853811897%5152810
162Towson University (MD)*4616%58%66%118$1.1013626322120514%2124531
76Bellarmine University (KY)5819%61%62%257$0.002194561418%47946203
402Indiana University, Northwest*2931%40%26%494$0.002194183218655%5223219
142Lesley University (MA)4721%56%48%428$0.00219683140312%27515933
266Alaska Pacific University3831%55%33%536$0.002192561040331%32223219
392University of Central Oklahoma*3023%50%36%493$0.4119342633118716%1801169
129North Park University (IL)4927%50%55%182$0.002191511433137%4913326
374Minot State University (ND)*3226%51%30%529$0.0021929218540318%1425834
292North Georgia College & State University*3717%59%48%467$0.0021923714938%425223219
52Providence College (RI)6213%68%86%18$0.56174873312412%26213593
86Mercyhurst College (PA)5633%51%72%15$0.771554083817117%1626952
320Plymouth State University (NH)*3518%49%52%226$0.0021937417230616%17716102
164California State University, Fullerton*4529%47%49%245$4.316531817019713%24814127
213Wagner College (NY)4212%68%69%279$0.0021939811140311%3178150
57Butler University (IN)6014%72%74%232$0.00219503420210%35167115
152Bentley University (MA)4712%73%82%105$0.0021948713428610%3731387
67Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)5918%62%71%103$0.3619858913127%56223219
209Lynchburg College (VA)4219%53%59%164$0.002192445040310%3439150
154Wayne State College (NE)*4734%47%48%263$0.0021920317440357%4223219
83Marywood University (PA)5725%53%69%30$0.00219972361069%4052495
39Harding University (AR)6623%63%61%331$0.00219151654037%5071753
120Citadel Military College of South Carolina*5113%61%68%127$0.002197125519%407223219
243University of Minnesota, Duluth*3917%60%50%458$0.002191535740345%8223219
224Avila University (MO)4127%52%43%445$0.0021916438140311%3092235
27Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)6827%66%62%372$20.96121972118919%12942174
249Norwich University (VT)3923%53%51%353$0.0021931023228%470223219
217University of Nebraska at Omaha*4122%57%43%492$7.383925925428716%1812979
100College of Charleston (SC)*5414%68%64%387$5.3154802135933%25223219
170Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach (FL)4517%58%60%246$7.9335390329410%338223219
208Grand Valley State University (MI)*4220%59%56%358$4.4162402823299%38225113
301Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach (FL)3622%58%54%375$0.002194922671187%5331988
356Eastern Connecticut State University*3321%52%46%404$0.0021941138129915%2037217
47Evergreen State College (WA)*6320%62%63%272$0.74159191340329%44223219
270College of Mount St. Joseph (OH)3824%51%52%275$0.0021938810835121%10512759
105Seattle University5318%64%71%135$0.84154115293514%217223219
330Alvernia College (PA)3425%46%53%137$0.0021951338129615%1949014
93Abilene Christian University (TX)5523%59%58%308$0.27210535240310%3397975
109SUNY College at Potsdam (NY)*5234%50%49%327$0.002199121215035%20147178
172Tusculum College (TN)4446%44%38%414$0.0021941623540315%19310525
81Saint John Fisher College (NY)5727%56%73%23$0.0021913628221217%1663587
53California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo*6111%69%69%302$14.5217745418213%24187154
307Johnson State College (VT)*3634%41%33%434$0.002192421633727%57223219
60Mount St. Mary's College (CA)6048%36%59%13$0.5218419838140319%1344158
333Johnson & Wales University (RI)3425%45%54%107$0.0021951321730219%12511448
191Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus (NY)4358%34%18%503$1.4911635531538815%2022219
68University of North Carolina, Wilmington*5913%66%67%280$17.06161295640322%93136151
464Georgia College & State University*2512%63%42%530$0.0021938721339420%1105796
42Grambling State University (LA)*6574%25%36%74$0.43190178332364%54838172
315Edgewood College (WI)3523%55%47%427$0.002193082291318%44612330
440Southern Utah University*2720%51%38%488$0.002193723025914%228100106
113Millersville University of Pennsylvania*5124%55%62%130$0.751589520822018%14339156
74Tennessee Technological University*5829%54%47%422$12.2321722797316%17319054
275Belmont University (TN)389%68%66%351$0.0021927338111223%8093125
51Whitworth University (WA)6216%69%77%124$0.002193891099%398223219
302College of Santa Fe (NM)3620%60%40%525$0.0021910634036%546223219
116Wheelock College (MA)5127%46%60%40$0.00219899640344%9223219
386Metropolitan State University (MN)*3145%40%20%528$0.0021948424033418%14416927
231Viterbo University (WI)4133%50%46%378$0.002193213812730%37223219
79Saint Joseph's University (PA)5710%64%79%35$2.93805415637714%2209951
127Converse College (SC)4931%54%56%229$0.002191428027417%16317566
175Norfolk State University (VA)*4448%32%32%291$6.4945435381611%305223219
64Nazareth College (NY)5927%62%72%96$0.002198824840321%10211070
80Fairfield University (CT)5712%66%79%47$2.1597649532522%98140120
107Rockford College (IL)5234%48%38%462$0.002193238140310%3681492
31College of New Jersey*6715%73%85%71$0.69161341052367%4828963
212Morehead State University (KY)*4245%43%35%431$1.7610842138110525%64101162
104Capital University (OH)5326%57%63%156$0.00219822763310%348122179
151Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)*4734%46%39%420$6.96441492048114%23136215
85California State University, Dominguez Hills*5661%24%34%91$6.024823637324330%3915192
221Western Carolina University (NC)*4129%50%50%292$2.608632826240312%2824961
435Sam Houston State University (TX)*2733%48%21%547$2.50904292648539%14223219
36Hood College (MD)6619%57%65%119$0.002198205110%380223219
82Fort Valley State University (GA)*5769%32%34%228$2.6185407381710%345223219
259Winona State University (MN)*3817%57%57%286$1.2213120910025516%185106122
427California State University, San Marcos*2821%49%45%374$0.0021945315830010%3466468
139Pfeiffer University (NC)4730%45%57%66$0.0021913738130814%2085060
40University of Dallas6521%69%57%481$0.0021973215123%81223219
163Mississippi College4623%56%59%225$0.0021912128810028%49155205
199University of Central Missouri*4325%52%52%305$0.0021912520710723%87179133
276Molloy College (NY)3826%53%59%152$0.0021949938124921%1049873
35Baldwin-Wallace College (OH)6626%57%73%27$0.002192521440313%2494889
415University of Texas at Tyler*2926%55%32%542$1.4011933533840339%13168192
95Seattle Pacific University5418%64%64%301$0.15216422513518%146223219
327Campbell University Inc. (NC)3426%63%51%479$0.00219509327187%532142217
119Saint Peters College (NJ)5150%37%47%97$0.002192761513219%41512837
246Central Washington University*3922%50%55%173$2.43932572008334%21223219
61University of Evansville (IN)6025%60%63%216$0.0021928452628%45197157
313Jacksonville University (FL)3531%49%37%486$0.4718822128688%428223219
407Cameron University (OK)*2942%36%20%506$0.002193713812424%75223219
431Cabrini College (PA)2818%48%55%141$0.002195133813528%4761576
38North Carolina Central University*6664%24%48%7$4.346416335029417%15540145
45Bradley University (IL)6418%63%78%34$1.86105335524612%26681211
97California State University, Los Angeles*5455%30%31%262$10.052721629636024%72121126
161North Central College (IL)4618%63%63%284$0.00219983837010%376160110
245University of Wisconsin, River Falls*3924%53%55%236$0.2920824912023210%35010383
165Winthrop University (SC)*4530%53%58%167$0.002192261222859%3996899
157California State University, Stanislaus*4642%41%53%57$0.0021937536140332%30164131
252West Chester University of Pennsylvania*3917%57%63%155$0.761572621942698%4535576
143Lincoln University (MO)*4762%25%24%319$5.57504053811617%164223219
50Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio (TX)6266%32%34%253$0.002197818333312%28514342
362University of New England (ME)3222%55%51%386$2.15964906225330%36223219
148Arcadia University (PA)4725%56%68%69$2.45923397940314%222112144
286Robert Morris University (PA)3730%49%56%143$0.0021950521822426%59180140
284Radford University (VA)*3713%55%60%168$0.00219130946916%169214200
353Western Oregon University*3329%46%40%400$0.002192698711712%292161152
169Union University (TN)4527%62%60%330$0.0021923138119425%7088187
141University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth*4723%56%46%454$19.541433423124816%17917456
140Olivet Nazarene University (IL)4729%53%60%133$0.0021915228798%467223219
471Oklahoma Christian University2419%56%39%508$0.0021939911217618%140139184
405Madonna University (MI)2921%54%45%442$0.0021934328538111%31513238
214Lock Haven University (PA)*4233%42%54%67$0.00219284337657%50466161
318University of North Alabama*3530%48%41%415$0.002192123816334%24223219
90Ithaca College (NY)5617%67%77%99$1.4311869511887%520108194
239Emerson College (MA)4011%73%76%210$0.0021938338138528%52115163
43Saint Bonaventure University (NY)6528%53%70%24$0.00219221134017%159223219
375Suffolk University (MA)3119%52%55%224$0.0021940017538023%85181112
179Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania*4421%53%65%61$0.0021914136814614%23392117
253West Texas A&M University*3934%45%40%389$4.646128535340325%6818284
114Western Washington University*5114%63%69%151$6.3747831840317%161223219
424Rivier College (NH)2822%45%55%95$0.0021951317840339%12223219
188Spring Arbor University (MI)4334%51%58%144$0.0021938415914032%28223219
103University of Nebraska at Kearney*5434%51%59%121$1.31128936812222%91223219
134SUNY College at Buffalo (NY)*4940%45%42%360$1.291299021633221%101111186
108California State University, San Bernardino*5249%33%44%81$8.323329938018425%71189124
128Bethel University (MN)4918%64%75%79$0.0021912314212829%43223219
357Marymount University (VA)3326%48%48%295$0.0021933824927319%13316398
347Southwestern College (KS)3332%50%50%300$0.0021951318940320%11519685
210Edinboro University of Pennsylvania*4244%40%44%200$0.002193502917829%41223219
309Eastern Michigan University*3635%46%36%463$3.037927224411313%243152136
150Prairie View A&M University (TX)*4737%34%37%215$12.0222143354157%506223219
194Saint Edward's University (TX)4326%60%62%251$0.0021924632822711%30886104
250Concordia University (CA)3928%62%59%361$0.00219454354037%537165168
383Montana State University, Billings*3131%47%29%518$0.8515215812911925%66223219
280Assumption College (MA)3712%59%75%28$0.002193602652569%40312472
503Colorado Christian University2122%55%33%537$0.002194221301569%421113170
408Saint Thomas Aquinas College (NY)2924%45%56%72$0.0021951338140320%12014677
426Henderson State University (AR)*2823%51%33%520$0.002191273815327%54223219
201Daemen College (NY)4335%48%49%260$0.531801813812507%50311943
454Augusta State University (GA)*2634%46%20%545$0.002191913435626%62223219
122Aquinas College (MI)5127%55%49%405$0.0021927144039%393223219
319Lewis University (IL)3524%51%57%159$0.002193573819733%26223219
230Freed-Hardeman University (TN)4134%53%53%290$0.002193498333128%50223219
277Northeastern State University (OK)*3750%40%30%459$0.5517539736413621%108178159
160Carlow University (PA)4645%42%47%174$0.0021922438127914%22611886
99Spring Hill College (AL)5428%56%64%123$0.00219603816828%51223219
135La Salle University (PA)4923%52%68%25$2.7683119972588%449154118
193College of St. Catherine (MN)4337%49%53%193$0.0021928130925924%74183167
390Auburn University, Montgomery (AL)*3040%42%24%511$0.002192173818830%35223219
132California State University, Northridge*4942%40%41%265$12.412028327728036%16223219
261Chestnut Hill College (PA)3827%47%38%446$0.002196138140314%21114462
358Minnesota State University, Mankato*3322%53%52%322$0.9614531424311428%53223219
263SUNY College at Oneonta (NY)*3823%60%59%321$0.0021925110940312%265134160
211Alabama A&M University*4231%38%33%390$13.67191343252210%379223219
279Mount St. Mary's University (MD)3717%58%62%195$0.00219170195268%423223219
32Hampton University (VA)6731%53%51%342$24.021063381177%485223219
44Alcorn State University (MS)*6567%27%39%56$9.0632150274238%437223219
189Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania*4329%48%59%83$0.002191663113918%149223219
326Saint Joseph College (CT)3535%43%47%196$0.0021942338130419%13616690
54Loyola University New Orleans6126%63%63%296$0.4119117281537%542223219
89Mississippi University for Women*5664%37%40%221$0.0021917924930934%23223219
297Queens University of Charlotte (NC)3624%55%61%153$0.002193763813469%40113749
295Northern Michigan University*3731%49%45%377$0.501851854112912%286223219
226California Lutheran University4113%61%69%126$0.002191082236810%336223219
197Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi*4332%46%40%402$11.93232042667523%82223219
59Albany State University (GA)*6067%30%50%17$1.331242863814221%107223219
291Union College (KY)3756%34%32%328$0.00219513847914%221223219
216Saint Martin's University (WA)4230%47%58%80$0.0021919416415526%60223219
470University of Southern Indiana*2427%46%37%443$0.002194172942687%51874135
94Virginia State University*5559%29%39%87$8.1734254381197%519223219
260Gwynedd Mercy College (PA)3830%47%64%22$0.0021948138140313%24777138
329Emporia State University (KS)*3430%49%44%397$0.0021920117140313%239120175
331Maryville University of Saint Louis (MO)3421%60%56%376$0.002192673812727%53112657
522Florida Gulf Coast University*1815%56%41%495$3.487351328440335%19223219
376Oklahoma City University3122%61%52%452$0.00219347272067%516223219
509Weber State University (UT)*2020%51%40%474$0.0021945027316813%258153155
300Northwest Missouri State University*3631%46%51%178$0.002192661462719%400102197
77CUNY Brooklyn College (NY)*5856%44%44%294$4.965714832639610%35383143
303Gardner-Webb University (NC)3631%49%52%218$0.00219315381939%394158132
232Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania*4024%50%64%38$0.002191841994714%223223219
145University of South Alabama*4731%49%33%500$25.8891903765020%121223219
192Salisbury University (MD)*4314%64%69%169$0.00219853920912%297223219
364Kutztown University of Pennsylvania*3225%50%53%212$0.0021933333014113%245150176
312Northwest Nazarene University (ID)3628%52%49%354$0.002191801554611%326223219
137Savannah State University (GA)*4865%26%34%117$2.3094368381217%524223219
365Minnesota State University, Moorhead*3227%50%41%451$0.002191474829515%191223219
111Drake University (IA)5214%70%71%269$0.6216837401398%426223219
324Angelo State University (TX)*3539%42%33%440$0.6816316538140336%17223219
414Tarleton State University (TX)*2923%48%39%450$9.15314063663811%313222212