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
99Spring Hill College (AL)5428%56%64%123$0.00219603816828%51223219
145University of South Alabama*4731%49%33%500$25.8891903765020%121223219
211Alabama A&M University*4231%38%33%390$13.67191343252210%379223219
318University of North Alabama*3530%48%41%415$0.002192123816334%24223219
350Jacksonville State University (AL)*3345%38%33%398$0.52182195381729%414223219
352University of Montevallo (AL)*3324%48%52%197$0.002191139837611%322223219
390Auburn University, Montgomery (AL)*3040%42%24%511$0.002192173818830%35223219
409University of West Alabama*2946%38%32%403$0.0021928238140317%165223219
422Troy University (AL)*2945%38%39%281$0.2521249737414412%273223219
446Alabama State University*2651%23%21%337$1.901042343811939%404223219
498University of Mobile (AL)2125%54%38%501$0.002191313813278%462223219
266Alaska Pacific University3831%55%33%536$0.002192561040331%32223219
544University of Alaska Anchorage*1123%52%22%549$7.124049622431812%287223219
551University of Alaska Southeast*025%50%16%551$1.091385133814038%454223219
233Prescott College (AZ)4023%57%41%502$0.002191638140318%141223219
39Harding University (AR)6623%63%61%331$0.00219151654037%5071753
144Arkansas State University, Main Campus*4747%42%39%367$7.49372293347020%118223219
273University of Central Arkansas*3835%54%41%489$7.044227925114518%147223219
299University of Arkansas at Monticello*3659%33%31%332$0.002192933811479%409223219
377Arkansas Tech University*3141%49%38%473$0.3320129136215412%261223219
426Henderson State University (AR)*2823%51%33%520$0.002191273815327%54223219
18University of Redlands (CA)7517%65%75%89$1.2113257732629%426065
22California State University, Fresno*7247%37%48%77$5.305526129716953%6981
26St. Mary's College of California7024%56%65%108$0.00219487021732%298223
33Humboldt State University (CA)*6733%50%42%439$7.0941231240310%36271123
53California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo*6111%69%69%302$14.5217745418213%24187154
55Santa Clara University (CA)618%73%85%58$1.741117960918%44110446
58Mills College (CA)6032%58%61%219$0.5817393812269%387223219
60Mount St. Mary's College (CA)6048%36%59%13$0.5218419838140319%1344158
62Loyola Marymount University (CA)6015%67%79%62$1.601131772631520%11643107
67Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)5918%62%71%103$0.3619858913127%56223219
85California State University, Dominguez Hills*5661%24%34%91$6.024823637324330%3915192
97California State University, Los Angeles*5455%30%31%262$10.052721629636024%72121126
108California State University, San Bernardino*5249%33%44%81$8.323329938018425%71189124
110California State University, Long Beach*5236%47%55%125$13.871824113232213%244209195
118California State University, Sacramento*5140%42%42%297$0.1821432212522858%3203139
132California State University, Northridge*4942%40%41%265$12.412028327728036%16223219
157California State University, Stanislaus*4642%41%53%57$0.0021937536140332%30164131
158San Francisco State University*4628%49%44%394$20.071326813734724%79223219
164California State University, Fullerton*4529%47%49%245$4.316531817019713%24814127
185Woodbury University (CA)4450%37%57%16$0.002195136640316%188223219
196Notre Dame de Namur University (CA)4329%46%54%116$0.00219819240321%103223219
204San Jose State University (CA)*4227%49%41%430$34.24327123930317%154223219
205La Sierra University (CA)4233%46%28%517$0.0021910017940318%1513240
226California Lutheran University4113%61%69%126$0.002191082236810%336223219
247Dominican University of California3926%52%49%356$0.002194611920115%19717171
250Concordia University (CA)3928%62%59%361$0.00219454354037%537165168
262California State University, Bakersfield*3857%34%44%88$1.831064453814038%448223219
274Chapman University (CA)3812%72%67%396$0.71160160303059%391223219
328California State Polytechnic University, Pomona*3433%49%50%276$2.47913262422237%502185198
387California State University, Chico*3021%52%56%199$2.818230710240314%227223219
404California State University, East Bay*2937%39%44%180$3.517136934131911%328223219
413Fresno Pacific University (CA)2936%48%60%59$0.002195133814037%534223219
427California State University, San Marcos*2821%49%45%374$0.0021945315830010%3466468
450California Baptist University2624%54%50%384$0.002194142926710%375223219
461Sonoma State University (CA)*2514%55%50%388$0.411911458640311%306223219
508Hope International University (CA)2037%44%43%313$0.002195133814037%489223219
533Holy Names University (CA)1643%39%17%538$0.002193123814038%461223219
153University of Colorado at Colorado Springs*4722%58%46%484$6.38462881604353%7223219
363Adams State College (CO)*3255%35%27%435$0.002192502534038%436223219
442Regis University (CO)2711%62%64%230$0.0021939314426020%117223219
503Colorado Christian University2122%55%33%537$0.002194221301569%421113170
80Fairfield University (CT)5712%66%79%47$2.1597649532522%98140120
326Saint Joseph College (CT)3535%43%47%196$0.0021942338130419%13616690
356Eastern Connecticut State University*3321%52%46%404$0.0021941138129915%2037217
474University of New Haven (CT)2426%49%45%385$0.351995031481598%465162204
477Quinnipiac University (CT)249%65%75%93$0.0021950034840313%259223219
482Sacred Heart University (CT)2310%60%62%250$0.0021942538119012%298156202
520Southern Connecticut State University*1823%47%38%447$1.9210344337037917%158172219
537Central Connecticut State University*1620%54%46%424$0.521824463363107%539223219
550Western Connecticut State University*814%51%40%470$0.3220248034540311%301223219
180Delaware State University*4447%32%36%202$7.42389438117112%269223219
106Gallaudet University (DC)5337%34%29%392$3.5270611540312%294223219
23Stetson University (FL)7218%60%67%145$0.00219201397411%310736
24Rollins College (FL)7115%68%69%273$0.00219266740315%189185
170Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach (FL)4517%58%60%246$7.9335390329410%338223219
198University of Tampa (FL)4316%60%58%335$0.0021929578139%397133166
301Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach (FL)3622%58%54%375$0.002194922671187%5331988
306Saint Thomas University (FL)3651%33%37%191$0.002191403814038%424223219
313Jacksonville University (FL)3531%49%37%486$0.4718822128688%428223219
515University of North Florida*1916%68%45%544$3.88663803811799%392223219
519Saint Leo University (FL)1921%50%39%471$0.0021946338125220%114212148
522Florida Gulf Coast University*1815%56%41%495$3.487351328440335%19223219
549Lynn University (FL)813%46%37%448$0.0021948212340315%204223219
59Albany State University (GA)*6067%30%50%17$1.331242863814221%107223219
82Fort Valley State University (GA)*5769%32%34%228$2.6185407381710%345223219
92Mercer University (GA)5523%66%57%441$18.1015107104587%494223219
137Savannah State University (GA)*4865%26%34%117$2.3094368381217%524223219
278Columbus State University (GA)*3733%46%28%515$0.002194363813216%18610130
285Brenau University (GA)3738%46%51%170$0.0021929011040314%206223219
292North Georgia College & State University*3717%59%48%467$0.0021923714938%425223219
294Life University (GA)3756%34%51%21$0.002195133814038%455223219
454Augusta State University (GA)*2634%46%20%545$0.002191913435626%62223219
457Valdosta State University (GA)*2531%48%40%429$0.0021936322340320%113223219
464Georgia College & State University*2512%63%42%530$0.0021938721339420%1105796
467Georgia Southwestern State University*2541%43%33%456$0.0021936238140314%213223219
494University of West Georgia*2233%47%32%497$1.1713432525740314%224223219
531Armstrong Atlantic State University (GA)*1730%49%30%522$0.002193523521749%385223219
532Piedmont College (GA)1726%48%49%271$0.002195133814038%447223219
546Kennesaw State University (GA)*1116%58%35%541$0.5517749135621416%184215213
547Southern Polytechnic State University (GA)*1026%57%29%548$0.302055133241727%543223219
487Chaminade University of Honolulu2338%40%25%496$0.002193052279211%316223219
543Hawaii Pacific University1216%52%41%468$0.002194592601157%486223219
312Northwest Nazarene University (ID)3628%52%49%354$0.002191801554611%326223219
399Boise State University (ID)*3029%50%30%524$10.952441526917526%61223219
45Bradley University (IL)6418%63%78%34$1.86105335524612%26681211
46Southern Illinois University Edwardsville*6324%54%49%399$26.90826534210485%1195177
96Concordia University (IL)5430%51%50%312$0.0021915714540370%2186103
107Rockford College (IL)5234%48%38%462$0.002193238140310%3681492
129North Park University (IL)4927%50%55%182$0.002191511433137%4913326
131Western Illinois University*4921%50%55%189$1.491161162062031%33192214
140Olivet Nazarene University (IL)4729%53%60%133$0.0021915228798%467223219
161North Central College (IL)4618%63%63%284$0.00219983837010%376160110
167National-Louis University (IL)4586%29%9%527$0.0021937720540319%132223219
229Dominican University (IL)4137%47%69%14$0.002193732024038%429223219
248Saint Xavier University (IL)3943%45%53%120$0.002193583813359%411187169
269University of Illinois at Springfield*3831%52%57%184$1.3212733238140317%156188153
293Benedictine University (IL)3726%55%62%147$0.0021929615335717%152202218
316Chicago State University*3567%30%13%510$2.121002333391999%396223219
319Lewis University (IL)3524%51%57%159$0.002193573819733%26223219
397Elmhurst College (IL)3021%59%69%86$0.002194102892978%433223219
400Eastern Illinois University*3022%52%56%194$0.891482083031239%389223219
437Aurora University (IL)2729%51%47%383$0.0021948838124129%46223219
445Roosevelt University (IL)2628%53%41%482$0.0021937817739111%312205129
448University of St. Francis (IL)2624%53%53%287$0.0021925338134113%251223219
510Northeastern Illinois University*2045%35%18%509$1.011433132333287%495223219
13Valparaiso University (IN)7721%63%75%65$0.76156121513010%34480181
57Butler University (IN)6014%72%74%232$0.00219503420210%35167115
61University of Evansville (IN)6025%60%63%216$0.0021928452628%45197157
176Anderson University (IN)4431%52%54%237$0.00219844740312%283223219
343University of Indianapolis3433%48%55%136$0.002191873083498%464223219
346University of Saint Francis, Ft. Wayne (IN)3347%42%44%241$0.00219513634037%499223219
382Indiana Wesleyan University3127%58%67%106$0.002195022372657%521223219
384Oakland City University (IN)3141%39%55%33$0.00219513814030%550223219
402Indiana University, Northwest*2931%40%26%494$0.002194183218655%5223219
470University of Southern Indiana*2427%46%37%443$0.002194172942687%51874135
479Calumet College of Saint Joseph (IN)2361%29%11%513$0.0021943038140312%293223219
507Indiana University, Southeast*2028%44%33%475$0.0021943338121631%34223219
518Indiana University, South Bend*1932%44%26%514$0.0021943436029228%47223219
545Indiana University, Purdue University, Fort Wayne*1130%46%24%540$0.0021944934638711%311223219
548Purdue University, Calumet Campus (IN)*930%42%21%533$0.0021947036928415%201223219
41University of Northern Iowa*6522%58%63%185$3.467413211819836%183120
111Drake University (IA)5214%70%71%269$0.6216837401398%426223219
207Graceland University, Lamoni (IA)4230%54%48%409$0.002193919740311%325223219
256Saint Ambrose University (IA)3919%56%53%359$0.0021940417640341%1114182
394Upper Iowa University3046%38%43%181$0.002195113354038%458206183
238Pittsburg State University (KS)*4030%49%54%186$2.53882073475718%148223219
289Benedictine College (KS)3723%60%58%329$0.002191172251029%383223219
310Friends University (KS)3645%46%44%349$0.0021924038140314%216223219
317Fort Hays State University (KS)*3536%46%47%278$0.0021935424540330%40223219
329Emporia State University (KS)*3430%49%44%397$0.0021920117140313%239120175
347Southwestern College (KS)3332%50%50%300$0.0021951318940320%11519685
401MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS)3028%53%55%244$0.002193033811348%430223219
428Washburn University (KS)*2832%50%44%411$0.0021932728123516%187223219
459University of Saint Mary (KS)2523%47%45%339$0.00219301691207%501223219
490Newman University (KS)2224%59%43%505$0.0021927538140316%175223219
76Bellarmine University (KY)5819%61%62%257$0.002194561418%47946203
181Eastern Kentucky University*4457%38%36%336$0.611692893068216%168223219
212Morehead State University (KY)*4245%43%35%431$1.7610842138110525%64101162
235Western Kentucky University*4036%46%42%382$10.402624528011113%252223219
291Union College (KY)3756%34%32%328$0.00219513847914%221223219
345Murray State University (KY)*3328%53%47%408$2.56872433171437%496125209
462Thomas More College (KY)2521%54%42%478$0.002199638140315%200223219
524Northern Kentucky University*1825%49%33%504$1.5811447624639011%333184142
34Xavier University of Louisiana6660%37%35%338$4.396310381871%549223219
42Grambling State University (LA)*6574%25%36%74$0.43190178332364%54838172
54Loyola University New Orleans6126%63%63%296$0.4119117281537%542223219
69Southern University and A&M College (LA)*5969%21%28%132$5.594962357457%544223219
314University of Louisiana Monroe*3544%43%31%485$4.676026438116122%92223219
499Louisiana State University, Shreveport*2146%46%15%550$0.8615040338128119%124223219
505McNeese State University (LA)*2134%45%36%444$0.3220438536335010%369223219
513Northwestern State University of Louisiana*2038%44%28%498$0.37195452367997%483223219
523Nicholls State University (LA)*1831%49%27%539$0.9214644738140323%84210219
536Southeastern Louisiana University*1630%48%29%521$1.6511246538138418%150223219
202University of Southern Maine*4233%48%34%491$34.80245122619624%77223219
362University of New England (ME)3222%55%51%386$2.15964906225330%36223219
423Husson College (ME)2846%39%35%380$0.0021951338110319%128223219
500Saint Joseph's College of Maine2123%49%57%111$0.002194793812618%435223219
9Loyola University Maryland809%70%86%32$1.371201436548%4385228
36Hood College (MD)6619%57%65%119$0.002198205110%380223219
162Towson University (MD)*4616%58%66%118$1.1013626322120514%2124531
184Bowie State University (MD)*4452%63%41%535$1.961024623814812%278223219
192Salisbury University (MD)*4314%64%69%169$0.00219853920912%297223219
257College of Notre Dame of Maryland3931%49%62%50$0.0021912038140311%335223219
279Mount St. Mary's University (MD)3717%58%62%195$0.00219170195268%423223219
308University of Maryland Eastern Shore*3657%26%38%53$3.41763943814038%473223219
381Frostburg State University (MD)*3125%47%48%277$0.0021911825640319%130223219
451Coppin State University (MD)*2661%26%16%466$0.002194283811577%528223219
91Simmons College (MA)5520%60%73%45$0.551762324436429%4585111
116Wheelock College (MA)5127%46%60%40$0.00219899640344%9223219
141University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth*4723%56%46%454$19.541433423124816%17917456
142Lesley University (MA)4721%56%48%428$0.00219683140312%27515933
152Bentley University (MA)4712%73%82%105$0.0021948713428610%3731387
156Emmanuel College (MA)4627%55%62%139$0.0021948913831130%387091
178Springfield College (MA)4417%54%64%94$0.0021931720131424%7820100
239Emerson College (MA)4011%73%76%210$0.0021938338138528%52115163
280Assumption College (MA)3712%59%75%28$0.002193602652569%40312472
322Regis College (MA)3536%38%64%5$0.0021951311723011%307223219
375Suffolk University (MA)3119%52%55%224$0.0021940017538023%85181112
439Anna Maria College (MA)2731%37%64%3$0.002195133812317%513223219
441Bridgewater State College (MA)*2722%53%51%341$0.661652191692399%402223219
455Western New England College (MA)2616%57%57%293$0.002194572784914%237223219
456Worcester State College (MA)*2624%50%47%366$0.0021943718229015%190213158
469Framingham State College (MA)*2420%54%49%393$0.0021925831638920%109223219
472Salem State College (MA)*2432%44%43%320$0.0021944836521516%171223219
483Westfield State College (MA)*2321%52%59%138$0.0021944433337210%347223219
488American International College (MA)2343%39%33%410$0.002194693811608%469223219
504Fitchburg State College (MA)*2123%51%51%304$0.002194093812199%417223219
121University of Detroit Mercy5134%55%55%285$0.48186662983399%420109137
122Aquinas College (MI)5127%55%49%405$0.0021927144039%393223219
188Spring Arbor University (MI)4334%51%58%144$0.0021938415914032%28223219
208Grand Valley State University (MI)*4220%59%56%358$4.4162402823299%38225113
268Marygrove College (MI)3876%20%17%365$0.0021935338140314%225223219
271Siena Heights University (MI)3855%38%36%350$0.0021930238140319%135223219
295Northern Michigan University*3731%49%45%377$0.501851854112912%286223219
298University of Michigan, Dearborn*3629%56%53%363$0.0021924829929114%229198121
309Eastern Michigan University*3635%46%36%463$3.037927224411313%243152136
405Madonna University (MI)2921%54%45%442$0.0021934328538111%31513238
411Cornerstone University (MI)2930%53%52%306$0.002193821074037%535223219
480Saginaw Valley State University (MI)*2332%47%38%449$0.681622702343998%440223219
516Ferris State University (MI)*1930%48%40%426$0.0021949429018510%340223219
517University of Michigan, Flint*1930%46%36%461$0.0021937935140314%229223219
526Lawrence Technological University (MI)1822%57%46%469$2.001014603814039%416223219
535Davenport University (MI)1642%41%18%543$0.0021951338140012%274220134
4Hamline University (MN)8925%59%71%63$0.002195823317%16026185
71Augsburg College (MN)5829%51%56%183$0.681641024233019%1264447
128Bethel University (MN)4918%64%75%79$0.0021912314212829%43223219
193College of St. Catherine (MN)4337%49%53%193$0.0021928130925924%74183167
242College of Saint Scholastica (MN)3924%54%66%70$0.0021912616340313%242223219
243University of Minnesota, Duluth*3917%60%50%458$0.002191535740345%8223219
259Winona State University (MN)*3817%57%57%286$1.2213120910025516%185106122
354Bemidji State University (MN)*3330%48%50%231$0.002191102524038%459223219
358Minnesota State University, Mankato*3322%53%52%322$0.9614531424311428%53223219
365Minnesota State University, Moorhead*3227%50%41%451$0.002191474829515%191223219
385Concordia University, Saint Paul (MN)3135%48%50%235$0.002192553812459%418223219
386Metropolitan State University (MN)*3145%40%20%528$0.0021948424033418%14416927
447Saint Cloud State University (MN)*2623%51%50%325$2.668434427216711%318223219
528Southwest Minnesota State University*1729%51%41%465$0.002194643814038%432223219
44Alcorn State University (MS)*6567%27%39%56$9.0632150274238%437223219
78William Carey University (MS)5861%48%42%401$0.002191043813537%48895119
89Mississippi University for Women*5664%37%40%221$0.0021917924930934%23223219
102Mississippi Valley State University*5479%21%29%122$0.841532223816212%271223219
115Delta State University (MS)*5145%35%42%146$0.00219473814039%41296109
163Mississippi College4623%56%59%225$0.0021912128810028%49155205
530Belhaven College (MS)1727%57%36%531$0.002193313813077%510223219