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
49College of New Rochelle (NY)6288%29%35%149$0.002193303814037%53620155
88Southeastern Oklahoma State University*5688%28%29%274$0.3619650130540312%277129189
59Albany State University (GA)*6067%30%50%17$1.331242863814221%107223219
73Rosemont College (PA)5849%40%70%1$0.002197738140313%260223219
63La Roche College (PA)5953%34%64%2$0.002197515440312%263223219
42Grambling State University (LA)*6574%25%36%74$0.43190178332364%54838172
1St. Mary's University (TX)10053%45%59%43$0.62167182612834%221145
29Rutgers University, Camden (NJ)*6753%48%58%90$9.37285531232313%250223219
102Mississippi Valley State University*5479%21%29%122$0.841532223816212%271223219
38North Carolina Central University*6664%24%48%7$4.346416335029417%15540145
166Drury University (MO)4547%52%63%78$0.002193592633367%530223219
222Touro College (NY)4177%46%28%516$0.0021950638140311%303223219
123Fayetteville State University (NC)*5070%23%38%36$1.7410947738110114%205194164
78William Carey University (MS)5861%48%42%401$0.002191043813537%48895119
168University of Texas of the Permian Basin*4572%33%31%333$1.001443002714037%537223219
44Alcorn State University (MS)*6567%27%39%56$9.0632150274238%437223219
89Mississippi University for Women*5664%37%40%221$0.0021917924930934%23223219
82Fort Valley State University (GA)*5769%32%34%228$2.6185407381710%345223219
294Life University (GA)3756%34%51%21$0.002195133814038%455223219
5Le Moyne College (NY)8532%54%78%6$0.00219297619136%1527101
146University of Texas, Pan American*4767%30%36%160$5.22563373812049%381223219
234CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (NY)*4046%54%58%206$1.0314148535539510%353223219
185Woodbury University (CA)4450%37%57%16$0.002195136640316%188223219
167National-Louis University (IL)4586%29%9%527$0.0021937720540319%132223219
149CUNY Lehman College (NY)*4768%28%34%163$4.855839538137110%353218173
60Mount St. Mary's College (CA)6048%36%59%13$0.5218419838140319%1344158
50Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio (TX)6266%32%34%253$0.002197818333312%28514342
77CUNY Brooklyn College (NY)*5856%44%44%294$4.965714832639610%35383143
229Dominican University (IL)4137%47%69%14$0.002193732024038%429223219
75Waynesburg University (PA)5845%46%58%60$0.002193853811897%5152810
262California State University, Bakersfield*3857%34%44%88$1.831064453814038%448223219
86Mercyhurst College (PA)5633%51%72%15$0.771554083817117%1626952
335College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ)3446%33%59%4$0.0021951338140310%370223219
137Savannah State University (GA)*4865%26%34%117$2.3094368381217%524223219
8Mary Baldwin College (VA)8131%50%74%8$0.00219591811442%1017767
15John Carroll University (OH)7625%57%80%12$0.302073665778%4428422
184Bowie State University (MD)*4452%63%41%535$1.961024623814812%278223219
304Cardinal Stritch University (WI)3640%46%62%29$0.002194123814037%511223219
220University of Rio Grande (OH)4153%34%47%52$0.0021938138140323%88223219
182Columbia College (SC)4452%42%46%207$0.0021928038140324%73223219
206Lincoln University of Pennsylvania*4262%24%37%46$0.4518930622840315%195223219
332College of St. Joseph (VT)3458%29%41%68$0.0021951338140314%218223219
290College of Mount Saint Vincent (NY)3744%41%57%26$0.002193513814037%497223219
69Southern University and A&M College (LA)*5969%21%28%132$5.594962357457%544223219
94Virginia State University*5559%29%39%87$8.1734254381197%519223219
34Xavier University of Louisiana6660%37%35%338$4.396310381871%549223219
130Roberts Wesleyan College (NY)4936%51%64%44$0.002191247422111%329223219
268Marygrove College (MI)3876%20%17%365$0.0021935338140314%225223219
133Nyack College (NY)4951%36%47%76$0.002191563814037%50019944
64Nazareth College (NY)5927%62%72%96$0.002198824840321%10211070
219College of Saint Rose (NY)4127%52%75%11$0.0021927818029813%240223219
119Saint Peters College (NJ)5150%37%47%97$0.002192761513219%41512837
31College of New Jersey*6715%73%85%71$0.69161341052367%4828963
391University of the Southwest (NM)3048%35%50%37$0.002195133814037%527223219
81Saint John Fisher College (NY)5727%56%73%23$0.0021913628221217%1663587
181Eastern Kentucky University*4457%38%36%336$0.611692893068216%168223219
248Saint Xavier University (IL)3943%45%53%120$0.002193583813359%411187169
35Baldwin-Wallace College (OH)6626%57%73%27$0.002192521440313%2494889
85California State University, Dominguez Hills*5661%24%34%91$6.024823637324330%3915192
339New Jersey City University*3460%29%34%172$0.0021948338136314%219223219
236Mount Marty College (SD)4042%46%54%109$0.002194203819419%137223219
30King's College (PA)6727%50%73%10$0.002191591475210%3721311
322Regis College (MA)3536%38%64%5$0.0021951311723011%307223219
21Canisius College (NY)7329%57%68%82$0.16215213813410%3413774
72Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)5833%52%64%54$7.0143351354037%540223219
10Villanova University (PA)809%80%89%101$10.4725311062516%182117147
187Christian Brothers University (TN)4336%54%59%176$0.002191993816013%254223219
174Lincoln Memorial University (TN)4452%39%41%248$0.0021920038126714%214197116
308University of Maryland Eastern Shore*3657%26%38%53$3.41763943814038%473223219
200Penn. State U., Penn. State Harrisburg*4322%54%78%9$0.0021923038120322%90219219
223Utica College (NY)4143%40%53%51$0.00219220381617%523223219
43Saint Bonaventure University (NY)6528%53%70%24$0.00219221134017%159223219
16Gannon University (PA)7533%50%64%39$0.00219491684423%831564
22California State University, Fresno*7247%37%48%77$5.305526129716953%6981
413Fresno Pacific University (CA)2936%48%60%59$0.002195133814037%534223219
52Providence College (RI)6213%68%86%18$0.56174873312412%26213593
70CUNY City College (NY)*5954%40%37%364$32.84419237838210%353221165
271Siena Heights University (MI)3855%38%36%350$0.0021930238140319%135223219
384Oakland City University (IN)3141%39%55%33$0.00219513814030%550223219
157California State University, Stanislaus*4642%41%53%57$0.0021937536140332%30164131
20Alfred University (NY)7328%59%67%115$5.47523713617%505223219
4Hamline University (MN)8925%59%71%63$0.002195823317%16026185
296Texas A&M International University*3653%32%40%112$0.0021944138115217%153223219
13Valparaiso University (IN)7721%63%75%65$0.76156121513010%34480181
299University of Arkansas at Monticello*3659%33%31%332$0.002192933811479%409223219
58Mills College (CA)6032%58%61%219$0.5817393812269%387223219
338Cheyney University of Pennsylvania*3468%21%22%254$0.272093113814038%472223219
341Ursuline College (OH)3444%42%49%128$0.0021943138131214%234223219
177CUNY Queens College (NY)*4438%48%55%148$9.193023531039810%353223219
108California State University, San Bernardino*5249%33%44%81$8.323329938018425%71189124
160Carlow University (PA)4645%42%47%174$0.0021922438127914%22611886
382Indiana Wesleyan University3127%58%67%106$0.002195022372657%521223219
346University of Saint Francis, Ft. Wayne (IN)3347%42%44%241$0.00219513634037%499223219
265Alverno College (WI)3851%37%40%208$0.0021916238140311%324223219
45Bradley University (IL)6418%63%78%34$1.86105335524612%26681211
103University of Nebraska at Kearney*5434%51%59%121$1.31128936812222%91223219
305Western New Mexico University*3664%31%23%432$0.0021943938140325%67223219
90Ithaca College (NY)5617%67%77%99$1.4311869511887%520108194
370CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice (NY)*3258%34%30%373$2.269550835827010%353223219
373D'Youville College (NY)3246%42%44%252$0.0021947338121812%288223219
188Spring Arbor University (MI)4334%51%58%144$0.0021938415914032%28223219
48Niagara University (NY)6230%53%63%92$0.00219144300117%5175339
152Bentley University (MA)4712%73%82%105$0.0021948713428610%3731387
264Texas Southern University*3874%15%13%343$3.696824738125110%361223219
310Friends University (KS)3645%46%44%349$0.0021924038140314%216223219
2Creighton University (NE)9917%69%76%140$28.37624435512%2842112
334SUNY College at New Paltz (NY)*3424%60%69%100$0.002193961403979%408223219
37Otterbein College (OH)6629%53%64%75$0.002191037526321%99514
388Holy Family University (PA)3035%41%59%20$0.002194423812577%508223219
51Whitworth University (WA)6216%69%77%124$0.002193891099%398223219
257College of Notre Dame of Maryland3931%49%62%50$0.0021912038140311%335223219
291Union College (KY)3756%34%32%328$0.00219513847914%221223219
62Loyola Marymount University (CA)6015%67%79%62$1.601131772631520%11643107
260Gwynedd Mercy College (PA)3830%47%64%22$0.0021948138140313%24777138
99Spring Hill College (AL)5428%56%64%123$0.00219603816828%51223219
83Marywood University (PA)5725%53%69%30$0.00219972361069%4052495
148Arcadia University (PA)4725%56%68%69$2.45923397940314%222112144
9Loyola University Maryland809%70%86%32$1.371201436548%4385228
360Richard Stockton College of New Jersey*3227%57%65%113$0.002193423014037%487223219
14University of Scranton (PA)7714%63%81%19$0.60171411612915%1922319
110California State University, Long Beach*5236%47%55%125$13.871824113232213%244209195
128Bethel University (MN)4918%64%75%79$0.0021912314212829%43223219
27Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)6827%66%62%372$20.96121972118919%12942174
193College of St. Catherine (MN)4337%49%53%193$0.0021928130925924%74183167
138SUNY at Fredonia (NY)*4828%57%63%162$0.322037620340310%342145182
355Mount Mary College (WI)3351%37%37%283$0.0021951338140328%48223219
225SUNY College at Brockport (NY)*4129%55%62%134$1.03142168258848%456223219
91Simmons College (MA)5520%60%73%45$0.551762324436429%4585111
121University of Detroit Mercy5134%55%55%285$0.48186662983399%420109137
244Ashland University (OH)3930%49%62%48$0.0021918227540319%123223219
439Anna Maria College (MA)2731%37%64%3$0.002195133812317%513223219
394Upper Iowa University3046%38%43%181$0.002195113354038%458206183
254Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH)3921%64%70%154$0.002192281271338%431223219
17Gonzaga University (WA)7512%69%81%55$0.002199253718%1457641
3Trinity University (TX)9010%78%81%222$1.241301440310%35278190
7SUNY at Geneseo (NY)*8212%79%78%310$1.74109111137827%5559146
183University of Tennessee, Martin*4439%50%49%307$1.161351723819012%289131216
396Fontbonne University (MO)3035%48%55%129$0.002194183812648%450223219
18University of Redlands (CA)7517%65%75%89$1.2113257732629%426065
54Loyola University New Orleans6126%63%63%296$0.4119117281537%542223219
55Santa Clara University (CA)618%73%85%58$1.741117960918%44110446
143Lincoln University (MO)*4762%25%24%319$5.57504053811617%164223219
306Saint Thomas University (FL)3651%33%37%191$0.002191403814038%424223219
380Charleston Southern University (SC)3143%46%44%345$0.002194541622427%514223219
285Brenau University (GA)3738%46%51%170$0.0021929011040314%206223219
311Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne3635%49%54%187$0.002192271264037%526223219
210Edinboro University of Pennsylvania*4244%40%44%200$0.002193502917829%41223219
12Xavier University (OH)7713%67%79%64$0.0021940533011%319473
144Arkansas State University, Main Campus*4747%42%39%367$7.49372293347020%118223219
371New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan Campus3244%42%43%259$1.3512138938135512%290223219
97California State University, Los Angeles*5455%30%31%262$10.052721629636024%72121126
250Concordia University (CA)3928%62%59%361$0.00219454354037%537165168
336Webster University (MO)3428%58%60%242$0.00219356892937%481223219
66Misericordia University (PA)5924%53%67%41$0.0021913838136616%170416
104Capital University (OH)5326%57%63%156$0.00219822763310%348122179
140Olivet Nazarene University (IL)4729%53%60%133$0.0021915228798%467223219
194Saint Edward's University (TX)4326%60%62%251$0.0021924632822711%30886104
230Freed-Hardeman University (TN)4134%53%53%290$0.002193498333128%50223219
156Emmanuel College (MA)4627%55%62%139$0.0021948913831130%387091
367Ramapo College of New Jersey*3220%60%70%98$0.002193192153547%492223219
169Union University (TN)4527%62%60%330$0.0021923138119425%7088187
218SUNY College at Oswego (NY)*4130%57%57%303$1.0913718323031617%157193199
397Elmhurst College (IL)3021%59%69%86$0.002194102892978%433223219
269University of Illinois at Springfield*3831%52%57%184$1.3212733238140317%156188153
242College of Saint Scholastica (MN)3924%54%66%70$0.0021912616340313%242223219
61University of Evansville (IN)6025%60%63%216$0.0021928452628%45197157
135La Salle University (PA)4923%52%68%25$2.7683119972588%449154118
80Fairfield University (CT)5712%66%79%47$2.1597649532522%98140120
165Winthrop University (SC)*4530%53%58%167$0.002192261222859%3996899
372Marist College (NY)3211%67%80%49$0.002194712701838%474191208
251Rowan University (NJ)*3924%57%65%114$4.775929820921114%209223219
195Wilkes University (PA)4330%52%58%158$0.302057338112713%253223219
343University of Indianapolis3433%48%55%136$0.002191873083498%464223219
26St. Mary's College of California7024%56%65%108$0.00219487021732%298223
115Delta State University (MS)*5145%35%42%146$0.00219473814039%41296109
172Tusculum College (TN)4446%44%38%414$0.0021941623540315%19310525
283Muskingum College (OH)3734%50%53%213$0.0021912238140314%236223219
105Seattle University5318%64%71%135$0.84154115293514%217223219
316Chicago State University*3567%30%13%510$2.121002333391999%396223219
127Converse College (SC)4931%54%56%229$0.002191428027417%16317566
227Mansfield University of Pennsylvania*4139%43%48%175$0.002196738122911%331223219
98Pacific Lutheran University (WA)5419%62%70%110$0.5517817123129%406223219
57Butler University (IN)6014%72%74%232$0.00219503420210%35167115
351Iona College (NY)3323%66%63%368$0.002191753813458%471223219
293Benedictine University (IL)3726%55%62%147$0.0021929615335717%152202218
287Malone University (OH)3731%52%56%201$0.0021931612436220%111223219
67Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)5918%62%71%103$0.3619858913127%56223219
436Tiffin University (OH)2743%39%43%198$0.0021951321028910%374223219
28James Madison University (VA)*689%66%82%31$5.465352497625%6975193
117CUNY Hunter College (NY)*5141%52%42%455$27.05722531440210%353223219
147William Woods University (MO)4738%48%47%324$0.002197011940324%76223219
363Adams State College (CO)*3255%35%27%435$0.002192502534038%436223219
216Saint Martin's University (WA)4230%47%58%80$0.0021919416415526%60223219
189Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania*4329%48%59%83$0.002191663113918%149223219
349Clarion University of Pennsylvania*3335%43%52%102$0.002191893492077%509223219
325Saint Francis University (PA)3530%53%56%209$3.686936118820810%365223219
6Truman State University (MO)*8416%74%69%391$0.5917246667%48494105
422Troy University (AL)*2945%38%39%281$0.2521249737414412%273223219
385Concordia University, Saint Paul (MN)3135%48%50%235$0.002192553812459%418223219
239Emerson College (MA)4011%73%76%210$0.0021938338138528%52115163
240Manhattan College (NY)3916%62%72%85$0.531812236427716%167223219
214Lock Haven University (PA)*4233%42%54%67$0.00219284337657%50466161
176Anderson University (IN)4431%52%54%237$0.00219844740312%283223219
286Robert Morris University (PA)3730%49%56%143$0.0021950521822426%59180140
419Walsh University (OH)2933%48%52%204$0.0021934838140311%320223219
139Pfeiffer University (NC)4730%45%57%66$0.0021913738130814%2085060
232Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania*4024%50%64%38$0.002191841994714%223223219
171Southern Nazarene University (OK)4531%51%54%211$0.002198619224025%65223219
288Manhattanville College (NY)3725%59%60%256$0.002199938134813%257223219
11University of Portland (OR)7714%69%72%223$0.8914715411027%586278
79Saint Joseph's University (PA)5710%64%79%35$2.93805415637714%2209951
201Daemen College (NY)4335%48%49%260$0.531801813812507%50311943
113Millersville University of Pennsylvania*5124%55%62%130$0.751589520822018%14339156
71Augsburg College (MN)5829%51%56%183$0.681641024233019%1264447
39Harding University (AR)6623%63%61%331$0.00219151654037%5071753
159Heidelberg College (OH)4632%47%53%157$0.0021965372227%541223219
277Northeastern State University (OK)*3750%40%30%459$0.5517539736413621%108178159
132California State University, Northridge*4942%40%41%265$12.412028327728036%16223219
109SUNY College at Potsdam (NY)*5234%50%49%327$0.002199121215035%20147178
111Drake University (IA)5214%70%71%269$0.6216837401398%426223219
116Wheelock College (MA)5127%46%60%40$0.00219899640344%9223219
321Southwest Baptist University (MO)3528%55%56%261$0.0021919616726614%232223219
476Sage College of Albany (NY)2448%42%32%457$0.0021951338140312%267223219
466Southern Wesleyan University (SC)2538%44%45%282$0.002195131934039%410223219
180Delaware State University*4447%32%36%202$7.42389438117112%269223219
134SUNY College at Buffalo (NY)*4940%45%42%360$1.291299021633221%101111186
41University of Northern Iowa*6522%58%63%185$3.467413211819836%183120
276Molloy College (NY)3826%53%59%152$0.0021949938124921%1049873
317Fort Hays State University (KS)*3536%46%47%278$0.0021935424540330%40223219
297Queens University of Charlotte (NC)3624%55%61%153$0.002193763813469%40113749
19University of Mary Washington (VA)*749%71%77%161$0.0021913223821%106200149
423Husson College (ME)2846%39%35%380$0.0021951338110319%128223219
328California State Polytechnic University, Pomona*3433%49%50%276$2.47913262422237%502185198
238Pittsburg State University (KS)*4030%49%54%186$2.53882073475718%148223219
212Morehead State University (KY)*4245%43%35%431$1.7610842138110525%64101162
118California State University, Sacramento*5140%42%42%297$0.1821432212522858%3203139
24Rollins College (FL)7115%68%69%273$0.00219266740315%189185
179Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania*4421%53%65%61$0.0021914136814614%23392117
23Stetson University (FL)7218%60%67%145$0.00219201397411%310736
298University of Michigan, Dearborn*3629%56%53%363$0.0021924829929114%229198121
32Hampton University (VA)6731%53%51%342$24.021063381177%485223219
401MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS)3028%53%55%244$0.002193033811348%430223219
303Gardner-Webb University (NC)3631%49%52%218$0.00219315381939%394158132
377Arkansas Tech University*3141%49%38%473$0.3320129136215412%261223219
347Southwestern College (KS)3332%50%50%300$0.0021951318940320%11519685
463Neumann College (PA)2533%38%52%42$0.0021949538137413%246223219
280Assumption College (MA)3712%59%75%28$0.002193602652569%40312472
406Concordia University, Wisconsin2925%56%58%234$0.0021934621927810%363223219
411Cornerstone University (MI)2930%53%52%306$0.002193821074037%535223219
47Evergreen State College (WA)*6320%62%63%272$0.74159191340329%44223219