College Guide

2013 Baccalaureate College Rankings

Read Baccalaureate Colleges Rankings in the chart below and use this drop-down menu to check out Rankings charts for other school types:

About the 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).

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* Indicates a public school, ° indicates a for-profit school.

Research
Service
    
  Overall
Score
Students
receiving
Pell grants
Net pricePredicted 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
1Elizabeth City State University (NC)* 10080%$90925%44%110.4621741191318%95154
2Tuskegee University (AL)8569%$22,56439%43%21515.6911526214%1408785
3Bethel College-North Newton (KS)7743%$16,42954%52%1860.0055211912124%54833
4Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)7637%$17,97855%62%1019.83314231218%2254522
5Cooper Un. Advance. of Science & Art (NY)6913%$16,79472%76%1080.4032111912134%248785
6Northwestern College (IA)6937%$20,76165%66%2260.005537512117%105916
7Messiah College (PA)6621%$24,60065%74%1970.373478708%221421
8Lebanon Valley College (PA)6629%$24,98462%73%1800.00553431218%2334764
9Texas Lutheran University (TX)6449%$16,89250%49%1830.00551011912151%73726
10Carson-Newman College (TN)6448%$14,19154%45%2460.0055328179%219713
11Augustana College (SD)6227%$18,32169%65%2481.581425115922%703476
12Oklahoma Baptist University (OK)6040%$12,84343%51%320.0055527818%2298785
13St. Andrews University (NC)5745%$22,64948%43%3010.005530212154%58785
14Hastings College (NE)5536%$19,31355%56%2050.0055202112113%1502128
15Covenant College (GA)5428%$21,11265%51%3370.005517112117%1108785
16Asbury University (KY)5432%$19,45863%71%1150.00554753418%968785
17Blackburn College (IL)5460%$12,54148%48%800.00552341214%2848785
18MacMurray College (IL)5463%$16,10137%36%1690.005561912119%868785
19College of the Ozarks (MO)5470%$9,47637%54%50.005555119882%2884083
20Taylor University (IN)5326%$24,39265%80%1290.3335341312112%1526251
21University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (AR)* 5382%$7,95930%23%489.424131119811%1728785
22Cedarville University (OH)5117%$20,80770%68%2530.005512104621%738785
23Benedict College (SC)5189%$16,29624%26%1283.0181571193211%1794415
24Milligan College (TN)5132%$15,84056%65%630.0055444512116%119531
25University of the Ozarks (AR)5152%$14,24242%46%750.005526612112%1578785
26Iowa Wesleyan College (IA)5161%$20,30440%25%3380.00551783712131%28221
27Defiance College (OH)5057%$20,65446%51%1780.005580551218%235128
28Stephens College (MO)5047%$23,70659%55%3000.0055194712123%618785
29Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY)4950%$13,10048%44%1380.00552411912121%782959
30Loras College (IA)4924%$20,29460%59%2340.0055407512136%193112
31Bluffton University (OH)4958%$19,47553%59%1430.0055811912111%1708785
32Tennessee Wesleyan College (TN)4859%$11,58549%44%1050.00559011912115%1245320
33Florida Southern College (FL)4837%$18,32555%55%1990.005593311411%1673210
34Martin Luther College (MN)4739%$13,82261%73%280.00551295812159%48785
35Alderson Broaddus College (WV)4752%$13,73552%49%1490.2048911912115%1238785
36Ohio Valley University (WV)4755%$15,05945%43%1620.0055178161218%245482
37Ohio Northern University (OH)4728%$24,67173%65%3260.462718948516%1128785
38University of Mount Union (OH)4641%$21,35257%65%1570.005527119477%2732357
39Millikin University (IL)4643%$18,92257%65%1120.00554111912116%1141148
40Mid-Atlantic Christian University (NC)4665%$18,11137%27%3050.00551781194327%36193
41Montana Tech/Univ. of Montana (MT)* 4635%$11,62947%41%1266.7151099112118%988785
42Eureka College (IL)4551%$16,22156%65%700.005510711912133%254950
43Unity College (ME)4557%$19,41246%47%2060.22441782412111%166255
44Olivet College (MI)4558%$17,18347%46%1940.005513411910428%352418
45Cedar Crest College (PA)4554%$18,83351%50%2180.00553511912124%577530
46Keystone College (PA)4583%$12,44931%39%290.0055178831218%2273056
47West Liberty University (WV)* 4548%$9,24647%46%331.87136211912115%1346823
48Trinity Christian College (IL)4451%$23,45661%64%2370.0055178771217%2774124
49Everglades University (FL)4384%$13,94939%65%100.00551781191217%2798785
50Fort Valley State University (GA)* 4383%$11,78628%33%363.856143110165%2828785
51Jones College-Jacksonville (FL)43100%$7,07114%33%20.005517811912112%1558785
52Culver-Stockton College (MO)4252%$16,37847%41%2350.00551114012145%164374
53Mars Hill College (NC)4253%$18,80740%38%2330.0055956712124%582617
54Bethel College-Mishawaka (IN)4259%$17,71147%49%1630.00551251195815%128266
55Central State University (OH)* 4285%$8,46322%24%153.827141931710%1838785
56West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)4238%$16,29043%55%520.25402111912113%1481440
57Clarke University (IA)4041%$19,00858%60%1770.0055505112111%1685173
58Manchester College (IN)4045%$18,01551%51%1920.00553811912110%1951342
59Dordt College (IA)3938%$21,42060%60%2420.00552211912114%1438785
60Mount Marty College (SD)3949%$17,14748%51%1350.0055178696215%1336711
61Warner Pacific College (OR)3956%$20,43442%46%1810.00551782912116%1115232
62John Brown University (AR)3939%$16,36861%66%990.0055115426514%1368785
63Grace Bible College (MI)3864%$14,59144%30%3150.00551781191210%2913914
64Wilmington College (OH)3846%$19,19646%51%1520.0055491191218%2244636
65Evangel University (MO)3848%$22,74957%52%2950.00552980945%2818785
66DigiPen Institute of Tech. (WA)°3866%$28,00859%54%3210.00551781191210%2918785
67Elizabethtown College (PA)3824%$25,06561%79%1180.492676151217%2762063
68Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)3845%$17,75251%47%2410.005565351218%2233339
69Huntington University (IN)3842%$16,29051%62%570.00556011912124%535579
70Adrian College (MI)3846%$17,25351%49%2090.005566367239%178785
71Voorhees College (SC)3889%$10,56724%34%130.005517811950%2918785
72Presentation College (SD)3754%$17,63729%37%950.005517811912118%100106
73Coker College (SC)3751%$12,14246%49%450.25419411912119%945738
74Huntingdon College (AL)3641%$17,31743%52%780.0055391194621%726168
75Howard Payne University (TX)3650%$16,99144%46%1390.00551781012152%68785
76Humphreys Coll.-Stockton & Modesto (CA)3688%$19,13740%53%790.005517811912124%568785
77Carroll College (MT)3628%$21,09161%59%2560.00557514219%2048785
78Washington Adventist University (MD)3559%$16,30338%27%2980.00554511912122%634285
79Lewis-Clark State College (ID)* 3562%$12,09433%28%1300.005511611211132%267969
80Embry-Riddle Aero. Univ.-Prescott (AZ)3529%$33,72055%57%3070.00556811910%2918785
81Dakota Wesleyan University (SD)3544%$16,79148%43%2380.0055631199224%591872
82Morris College (SC)3592%$11,77026%33%270.0055178119128%2468785
83Merrimack College (MA)3529%$26,00361%70%2080.0055133331219%2065829
84East Texas Baptist University (TX)3549%$15,68942%43%1320.0055361191218%2426046
85Silver Lake Coll. of the Holy Family (WI)3556%$14,17428%42%260.005517811912135%21837
86Northland International University (WI)3459%$17,17336%50%500.005517811912151%88785
87Briar Cliff University (IA)3452%$16,61046%45%1840.005513711910615%1221544
88Rocky Mountain College (MT)3443%$17,75952%50%2140.005572487529%348785
89Emmanuel College (GA)3460%$11,57341%36%1190.005517811912115%1271637
90Jamestown College (ND)3433%$15,65153%43%2810.00551111912110%1928785
91Wiley College (TX)3483%$11,27323%18%1102.10121027212110%1898785
92Missouri Western State University (MO)* 3454%$9,92733%27%840.0055112116578%2413627
93University of Maine-Farmington (ME)* 3447%$13,21053%59%470.00551322512123%628785
94Northwest Christian University (OR)3460%$18,16050%100%70.005517811912110%1848785
95Concordia College Selma (AL)3496%$10,71512%3%1730.00551781191830%318785
96Utah Valley University (UT)* 3346%$10,91733%25%1530.00551771198071%37661
97Tabor College (KS)3350%$19,98546%52%1550.005510411912134%228785
98Sterling College (KS)3345%$16,97547%48%1580.0055178312117%1088785
99Louisiana College (LA)3347%$12,11241%31%2230.005531611217%2748785
100Atlantic Union College (MA)3350%$16,25839%31%2630.00551311912119%918785