College Guide

Rankings

Below are the Washington Monthly's 2011 baccalaureate college 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
101Clearwater Christian College (FL)4934%47%42%221$0.00271791111044%79286
102Glenville State College (WV)*4959%36%32%204$0.0027911113111%1739286
103Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Dubois (PA)*4938%42%58%24$0.002717911114624%495350
104Robert Morris University (IL)4963%31%52%7$0.00271791001016%2909286
105University of Sioux Falls (SD)4826%53%50%196$0.00271611113037%139286
106Emmanuel College (GA)4843%42%43%133$0.002717911114620%772332
107East-West University (IL)4886%25%23%185$0.00271791111467%2639286
108Bay Path College (MA)4851%40%61%8$0.002717911113710%1959286
109Newberry College (SC)4838%43%43%150$0.002769482012%1619286
110Howard Payne University (TX)4833%46%41%216$0.00278411114644%85186
111Eureka College (IL)4831%48%29%293$0.00273911114632%226237
112Grace Bible College (MI)4744%43%72%3$0.00271791111462%2999286
113Montana Tech of the University of Montana (MT)*4727%54%40%281$6.05314611114612%1629286
114Milligan College (TN)4720%56%66%51$0.00275311114618%919286
115Northwestern College (MN)4729%55%62%81$0.0027124679314%1469286
116Jamestown College (ND)4723%52%52%165$0.002738181467%2579286
117Quincy University (IL)4735%47%42%219$0.00273311114625%419286
118Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)*4726%50%41%249$4.3051799914627%359286
119Ottawa University (KS)4738%45%32%276$0.00271811114617%1129286
120Concord University (WV)*4644%47%39%246$0.00274911114610%1839286
121Bryan College (TN)4626%56%51%218$0.002744471469%1999286
122Texas College (TX)4699%16%8%245$0.00271791111467%2819286
123Toccoa Falls College (GA)4637%47%65%13$0.002713111114610%1909286
124Southern Adventist University (TN)4625%52%55%115$0.0027485914616%1169286
125Central Methodist University (MO)4638%46%40%227$0.002764111527%2756370
126CUNY—York College (NY)*4660%31%24%232$2.21121711111457%2499286
127Midway College (KY)4636%43%74%2$0.002717911113315%1329186
128Fairmont State University (WV)*4637%44%37%234$0.47199610312110%1933264
129SUNY College of Technology—Alfred (NY)*4645%44%42%177$0.002717911110613%1474145
130Huntington University (IN)4627%53%58%90$0.002715711114622%694676
131Alderson-Broaddus College (WV)4644%43%39%210$0.00275011114616%1239286
132Southwestern Adventist University (TX)4647%41%38%187$0.0027411111468%2329286
133Mount Aloysius College (PA)4643%39%52%42$0.002717911113815%1304759
134Baptist Bible College and Seminary (PA)4541%45%48%117$0.0027109111277%2629286
135McKendree University (IL)4535%48%58%53$0.00271521111277%2736079
136Pacific Union College (CA)4534%48%47%170$0.0027777010017%1069286
137King College (TN)4528%51%54%121$0.0027766914617%1079286
138Johnson & Wales University-Florida Campus (FL)4555%35%41%85$0.002717911114614%1435772
139Winston-Salem State University (NC)*4560%31%36%93$0.422016896688%2319286
140Bluefield College (VA)4534%43%39%207$0.00277211114616%1194836
141Marian University (IN)4431%47%48%143$0.0027179847919%862851
142Flagler College (FL)4416%58%52%226$0.002714041469%2019286
143Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill (PA)*4454%33%48%30$0.002717911114624%499286
144Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (PA)*4426%49%66%20$0.00271791112224%499286
145Johnson & Wales University-Denver (CO)4433%45%54%59$0.002717911114614%1432946
146Keystone College (PA)4445%34%46%44$0.00271791111407%2884020
147Missouri Western State University (MO)*4439%41%28%274$0.002715364459%2112221
148Tennessee Wesleyan College (TN)4434%47%53%88$0.002710711114621%739286
149Barclay College (KS)4356%39%31%243$0.002717911114636%189286
150Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton (PA)*4333%44%52%63$0.00271791111424%499286
151Catawba College (NC)4322%51%55%101$0.00271636013225%445461
152Champlain College (VT)4318%58%62%106$0.00271792710217%1019055
153Livingstone College (NC)4371%20%28%70$0.00271081111247%2549286
154Lasell College (MA)4323%48%45%189$0.00271797114622%672612
155Texas A & M University at Galveston (TX)*4214%59%32%304$0.00279035932%239286
156Wilson College (PA)4234%45%42%200$0.00278311114632%219286
157Lees-McRae College (NC)4237%42%46%107$0.00271793814638%129286
158California Maritime Academy (CA)*4211%57%69%43$0.00271796330%3019286
159Greenville College (IL)4231%53%45%244$0.0027451111467%2559286
160Notre Dame College of Ohio (OH)4232%42%53%50$0.00271327414616%1277869
161Central Christian College (KS)4253%41%41%158$0.002717911114617%959286
162Williams Baptist College (AR)4243%45%57%45$0.002717911114610%1899286
163Mount Mercy College (IA)4223%51%65%35$0.0027711111467%2869286
164Hilbert College (NY)4250%37%52%31$0.0027179111979%2089286
165Campbellsville University (KY)4246%41%41%163$0.0027921111347%2679286
166Roger Williams University (RI)4210%59%61%124$0.9516135445417%1049286
167Bethany Lutheran College (MN)4130%51%52%138$0.0027179254716%1289286
168North Central University (MN)4132%49%48%171$0.00278611110716%1219286
169Lourdes College (OH)4152%37%33%212$0.0027179839829%269286
170Bethany University (CA)4136%41%37%205$0.002725111929%2129286
171York College of Pennsylvania (PA)4115%57%65%74$0.00271189314324%459286
172Anderson University (SC)4121%51%54%120$0.00271791117036%176167
173Bluefield State College (WV)*4156%34%22%270$0.002711911114633%199286
174McMurry University (TX)4147%41%39%183$0.0027170311468%2359286
175Chadron State College (NE)*4134%48%38%264$0.0027151873029%289286
176Maranatha Baptist Bible College (WI)4024%54%56%125$0.002717911180%3019286
177St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (IN)4042%42%60%17$0.00271791111355%2939286
178Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus (PA)*4049%38%42%102$0.002717911110424%499286
179Schreiner University (TX)4032%47%54%79$0.002714711114624%489286
180West Liberty University (WV)*4042%42%36%230$0.5218105111839%2039286
181West Virginia University—Parkersburg (WV)*4050%35%26%251$0.00271791111468%223758
182Waldorf College (IA)4043%42%49%84$0.002717911114621%759286
183Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OK)4035%51%41%260$0.002710111114617%979286
184University of Minnesota—Crookston (MN)*4031%48%39%247$0.002717911112821%725218
185Missouri Southern State University (MO)*4039%45%33%269$0.00278210614624%479286
186Alice Lloyd College (KY)4059%37%36%172$0.00271791111468%2459286
187Vermont Technical College (VT)*4033%44%62%14$0.00271797514113%1489286
188University of Pittsburgh—Bradford (PA)*4037%45%47%126$0.00271341116916%1179286
189Crown College (MN)3932%49%55%86$0.00271794314616%1229286
190Carthage College (WI)3916%57%55%179$0.002763979916%1249286
191Mayville State University (ND)*3930%41%38%199$0.22253011114617%999286
192Central Baptist College (AR)3944%53%27%303$0.002717911114637%149286
193Harris-Stowe State University (MO)*3971%21%21%161$0.0027142111618%2259286
194University of South Carolina—Aiken (SC)*3938%45%35%258$0.002712811112218%927266
195Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango (PA)*3955%35%34%166$0.002717911114624%499286
196Lewis-Clark State College (ID)*3938%41%22%294$0.0027166859536%167035
197Blue Mountain College (MS)3932%46%48%132$0.00271791111460%3013130
198United States Merchant Marine Academy (NY)*396%67%77%56$0.0027991111460%3019286
199Trine University (IN)3831%53%49%209$0.0027129111467%2749286
200University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (OK)*3840%48%30%292$0.00276711114614%1399286
201Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto (PA)*3831%44%54%52$0.00271791113424%499286
202Lander University (SC)*3842%42%41%168$0.00271411114811%1719286
203Lincoln College (IL)3854%28%47%12$0.002717911114610%1919286
204Lake Superior State University (MI)*3840%46%26%295$0.0027685714614%1419286
205Shepherd University (WV)*3824%50%40%256$0.00271214214411%1703958
206Clayton State University (GA)*3852%41%27%278$0.00271791088924%469286
207Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)3734%48%52%109$0.00271491111468%2279286
208Endicott College (MA)378%58%72%37$0.002717946747%2668262
209Daniel Webster College (NH)3720%52%49%198$0.002717933117%2829286
210Missouri Valley College (MO)3747%37%33%213$0.0027138828012%1639286
211Ohio Valley University (WV)3741%44%52%68$0.00271791111467%2659286
212Atlanta Christian College (GA)3757%36%30%224$0.002717911114616%1149286
213Judson University (IL)3727%53%54%140$0.002715011114616%1209286
214Mount Olive College (NC)3746%39%42%118$0.00271791111427%2598478
215Thomas College (ME)3649%38%42%105$0.0027179111918%2199286
216Southern Vermont College (VT)3638%39%57%15$0.002717911114613%1509286
217Southwestern Assemblies of God University (TX)3636%41%49%66$0.0027136781468%2289286
218Northwest University (WA)3628%48%53%96$0.002715549907%2779286
219Southeastern University (FL)3630%46%48%127$0.0027175615619%829286
220Grand View University (IA)3630%45%48%122$0.002717911114610%1884249
221Dakota Wesleyan University (SD)3638%48%38%255$0.00271791118727%349286
222York College (NE)3641%44%45%141$0.002717911114615%1319286
223Delaware Valley College (PA)3521%50%50%160$0.002781411467%2529286
224Peru State College (NE)*3543%42%38%208$0.00271231111467%2569286
225Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre (PA)*3530%46%51%98$0.00271791116524%499286
226Philander Smith College (AR)3561%34%21%275$0.002717911114618%889286
227Edward Waters College (FL)3577%20%12%242$0.0027179111598%2339286
228Barton College (NC)3541%42%40%186$0.00271101111463%2989286
229Methodist University (NC)3533%46%39%233$0.00271201112910%1779286
230Corban University (OR)3526%56%56%162$0.0027179111647%2709286
231Northern State University (SD)*3432%46%39%240$0.002712611114627%339286
232Urbana University (OH)3455%36%30%223$0.0027179111678%2409286
233Warner University (FL)3444%39%47%65$0.00271791111467%2769286
234Lyndon State College (VT)*3434%42%33%254$0.0027972914611%1669286
235Brescia University (KY)3438%45%45%152$0.002717911114617%1059286
236St. Francis College (NY)3434%41%51%54$0.00271331111468%2189286
237Victory University (TN)3462%29%22%241$0.002717911114618%899286
238Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington (PA)*3433%45%48%111$0.002717911111324%499286
239LaGrange College (GA)3425%51%52%136$0.002713711114615%1369286
240Stevenson University (MD)3422%50%58%67$0.0027179111557%2538175
241West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WV)*3349%41%11%307$0.002758111818%2249286
242Shawnee State University (OH)*3347%40%26%279$0.002717710114622%708986
243Concordia University Texas (TX)3326%49%36%277$0.0027179111509%2165023
244Felician College (NJ)3349%34%34%147$0.00271791111469%2136486
245CUNY—Medgar Evers College (NY)*3371%22%15%238$0.28221791111467%2499286
246Cogswell Polytechnical College (CA)3336%55%35%298$0.002717911114616%1159286
247University of Maine—Fort Kent (ME)*3347%31%36%97$0.002717911114626%409286
248Becker College (MA)3245%35%33%184$0.002717911111728%329286
249Wesley College (DE)3248%33%38%95$0.002717911112514%1409286
250Southern Virginia University (VA)3230%49%31%291$0.00271791111927%389286
251Limestone College (SC)3243%40%40%153$0.00271761111208%2179286
252University of Charleston (WV)3224%50%45%214$0.00271451115110%1846786
253Rochester College (MI)3233%45%46%134$0.0027179371467%2839286
254Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley (PA)*3227%48%48%157$0.00271791117724%499286
255William Penn University (IA)3249%39%29%263$0.0027179761469%2149286
256Valley City State University (ND)*3227%46%43%194$0.00279811114615%1359286
257Utah State University-Continuing Education (UT)*3227%45%34%266$0.002717911114659%39286
258Montreat College (NC)3238%46%44%182$0.00271791111467%2719286
259Kansas Wesleyan University (KS)3238%48%36%268$0.002717911114619%859286
260SUNY College of Technology—Delhi (NY)*3138%39%34%220$0.002717911114619%786577
261Paul Smith's College (NY)3133%44%43%167$0.00271793914612%1579286
262Fisher College (MA)3135%36%56%9$0.002717911113910%1799286
263Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton (PA)*3134%42%43%144$0.002717911111224%499286
264St. Paul's College (VA)3171%20%17%190$0.00271791111468%2349286
265Brewton-Parker College (GA)3155%34%30%201$0.00271791111465%2929286
266Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MA)*3113%56%64%71$0.0027179111359%2159286
267Indiana University East (IN)*3047%38%17%300$0.002717911114630%258571
268CUNY—New York City College of Technology (NY)*3066%26%14%272$0.27241791111467%2499286
269Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York (PA)*3028%47%47%154$0.002717911114624%499286
270High Point University (NC)3013%56%56%155$0.00271171117610%1769286
271SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology—Cobleskill (NY)*3041%44%29%284$0.00271799414612%1608683
272University of Arkansas—Fort Smith (AR)*3048%44%18%302$0.002717911111023%659286
273University of South Carolina—Upstate (SC)*3037%42%40%180$0.0027174111496%2899286
274Lake Erie College (OH)3030%43%42%169$0.002713911114619%819286
275Montana State University—Northern (MT)*2944%39%35%211$0.002717911114610%1809286
276Dakota State University (SD)*2932%49%37%271$0.00271621118810%1759286
277Cazenovia College (NY)2936%45%39%225$0.002717911112614%1389286
278Belmont Abbey College (NC)2926%50%33%288$0.0027172737525%429286
279Brigham Young University—Idaho (ID)2919%53%61%73$0.0027179110660%3019286
280Hannibal-LaGrange College (MO)2929%54%44%257$0.00271791111468%2219286
281Northwest Christian University (OR)2834%47%44%192$0.00271791111464%2979286
282Valley Forge Christian College (PA)2732%43%46%119$0.00271791111467%2789286
283Chowan University (NC)2655%30%21%250$0.00271791111468%2379286
284Post University (CT)2547%32%28%202$0.0027179861468%2419286
285Northwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)*2533%42%31%267$0.002717911114611%1688060
286Louisiana State University—Alexandria (LA)*2545%43%12%308$0.00271791111467%2727952
287Dixie State College of Utah (UT)*2531%45%31%280$0.00271791114319%809286
288Indiana University—Kokomo (IN)*2522%46%26%296$0.0027143656233%209286
289Utah Valley University (UT)*2524%47%18%306$0.00271781057136%157156
290Paul Quinn College (TX)2576%8%12%104$0.00271791111460%3019286
291Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine (PA)*2528%45%35%261$0.00271791118224%499286
292Virginia Intermont College (VA)2531%45%39%237$0.002717911114612%1649286
293Faulkner University (AL)2432%45%35%259$0.00271641111115%2959286
294Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OK)*2342%40%24%286$0.0027179551462%3009286
295Dickinson State University (ND)*2330%45%31%282$0.00271799514619%839286
296New England College (NH)2326%40%43%113$0.002714811111910%1929286
297Aquinas College (TN)2236%40%34%228$0.00271791111467%2649286
298Bacone College (OK)2256%31%11%297$0.00271791111467%2589286
299Purdue University—North Central (IN)*2226%44%27%289$0.002717910414610%1948333
300Curry College (MA)2217%46%48%129$0.00271791119619%799286
301Dalton State College (GA)*2143%42%17%301$0.00271791071468%2209286
302San Diego Christian College (CA)2025%42%44%130$0.00271791111468%2309286
303Our Lady of Holy Cross College (LA)1933%41%30%265$0.002717911114610%1859286
304Rogers State University (OK)*1841%40%12%305$0.002717910214614%1429286
305Mount Ida College (MA)1730%37%36%175$0.00271791111467%2699286
306Reinhardt University (GA)1720%47%40%236$0.002717911114610%1819286
307St. Gregory's University (OK)1630%42%28%283$0.00271791111467%2689286
308Farmingdale State College—SUNY (NY)*1425%47%26%299$0.00271791091158%2229286
309Nevada State College (NV)*022%41%9%309$0.00271791111468%2429286