College Guide

2013 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings - Master's Universities by Name

This year, in addition to our public good-based evaluations which will be released next week, we're launching a new rankings set based on the economic value students receive per dollar: Best Bang for the Buck.

Read the chart below or drill into one of other Best Bang school categories with this drop-down menu:

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

Institution
  
  Students receiving
Pell Grants
Graduation
Rate
Default
Rate
Net Price
88Alfred University (NY)43%60%6%$17,251
139Alvernia University (PA)38%53%7%$22,725
104Anderson University (IN)41%63%5%$18,575
5Appalachian State University (NC)* 23%65%3%$7,077
128Assumption College (MA)22%67%4%$20,175
74Augsburg College (MN)53%65%4%$16,092
78Baldwin Wallace University (OH)42%70%3%$16,621
109Bellarmine University (KY)31%66%6%$18,964
101Bethel University (MN)32%73%2%$18,052
49Bloomsburg University of PA (PA)* 30%61%5%$13,401
73Bradley University (IL)28%75%3%$15,935
35Bridgewater State University (MA)* 28%52%6%$12,138
22CA State University-Channel Islands (CA)* 39%54%6%$10,878
133Cabrini College (PA)31%52%7%$20,983
83Cairn University (PA)50%63%4%$16,883
3California State Univ.-Fullerton (CA)* 38%50%6%$3,489
4California State Univ.-Long Beach (CA)* 47%54%5%$5,699
14California State University-Chico (CA)* 37%59%6%$10,132
81California University of PA (PA)* 42%53%7%$16,804
60Canisius College (NY)38%67%6%$14,701
39Carlow University (PA)59%51%5%$12,671
27Central Washington University (WA)* 31%56%5%$11,494
126Chatham University (PA)42%60%3%$20,127
48Citadel: The Military College of SC (SC)* 26%70%4%$13,365
59College of Mount St. Joseph (OH)35%59%6%$14,611
150College of Saint Rose (NY)39%63%5%$27,179
131College of Saint Scholastica (MN)35%63%5%$20,494
20Columbia International University (SC)53%57%3%$10,687
86Concordia Univ.-Wisconsin (WI)35%58%4%$17,053
62Concordia University-Chicago (IL)53%60%4%$14,996
70Converse College (SC)54%60%4%$15,654
103Creighton University (NE)21%77%2%$18,175
2CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (NY)* 51%63%3%$3,429
1CUNY Queens College (NY)* 45%53%5%$2,757
137DeSales University (PA)26%69%3%$22,425
50Dominican University (IL)55%63%6%$13,424
34East Stroudsburg University of PA (PA)* 27%59%6%$11,994
42Eastern Illinois University (IL)* 39%59%5%$12,910
118Eastern University (PA)45%67%6%$19,509
84Elmhurst College (IL)25%70%2%$16,953
144Emmanuel College (MA)35%63%5%$23,215
143Endicott College (MA)21%67%3%$23,209
112Fairfield University (CT)20%82%2%$19,264
122Fairleigh Dickinson U.-Coll. at Florham (NJ)35%55%NA$19,642
123Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH)27%70%2%$19,922
117Gannon University (PA)45%66%4%$19,505
110George Fox University (OR)37%62%3%$18,995
63Georgian Court University (NJ)55%52%5%$15,026
23Graceland University-Lamoni (IA)45%51%6%$11,036
32Grand Valley State University (MI)* 36%63%3%$11,916
89Hamline University (MN)42%68%5%$17,269
56Holy Family University (PA)34%61%6%$14,225
72Hood College (MD)28%68%7%$15,910
141Indiana Wesleyan University (IN)47%70%7%$23,052
135Iona College (NY)31%57%6%$21,524
147Ithaca College (NY)21%74%3%$25,098
69John Carroll University (OH)30%71%3%$15,579
55Keene State College (NH)* 27%57%6%$14,065
100King's College (PA)31%63%6%$18,047
43Kutztown University of PA (PA)* 33%54%6%$12,918
120La Salle University (PA)35%67%4%$19,553
111Le Moyne College (NY)40%72%5%$19,097
57Lewis University (IL)38%63%7%$14,453
80Lipscomb University (TN)34%63%7%$16,766
61Longwood University (VA)* 23%60%5%$14,713
68Maharishi Univ. of Management (IA)71%50%5%$15,521
71Malone University (OH)53%59%5%$15,665
105Manhattan College (NY)30%72%3%$18,582
77Marian University (WI)50%52%5%$16,568
92Marywood University (PA)35%62%5%$17,503
41Millersville University of PA (PA)* 30%65%5%$12,745
97Misericordia University (PA)29%64%5%$17,970
91Molloy College (NY)30%63%5%$17,398
113Monmouth University (NJ)26%66%5%$19,337
76Montclair State University (NJ)* 37%62%6%$16,449
107Mount Saint Mary College (NY)34%55%6%$18,927
121Mount St. Mary's University (MD)28%76%4%$19,598
94Mount Vernon Nazarene Univ. (OH)49%57%5%$17,755
47Muskingum University (OH)51%54%6%$13,359
151Nazareth College (NY)31%74%4%$28,785
66Niagara University (NY)37%65%7%$15,404
75Northwest Nazarene University (ID)46%52%6%$16,241
33Oakland City University (IN)27%64%7%$11,943
99Pacific Lutheran University (WA)26%66%3%$18,043
119Penn State Erie-Behrend College (PA)* 35%66%NA$19,538
96Penn State Harrisburg (PA)* 34%63%NA$17,902
53Plymouth State University (NH)* 27%59%4%$13,645
145Point Loma Nazarene Univ. (CA)27%72%3%$23,548
15Radford University (VA)* 24%56%5%$10,198
44Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)* 25%71%5%$12,983
136Regis University (CO)30%62%7%$22,257
93Richard Stockton College of NJ (NJ)* 41%66%6%$17,611
142Rider University (NJ)24%63%7%$23,148
114Robert Morris University (PA)38%59%4%$19,441
106Rockhurst University (MO)29%74%6%$18,855
108Rollins College (FL)27%70%4%$18,932
130Rowan University (NJ)* 31%68%6%$20,387
7Rutgers University-Camden (NJ)* 37%61%NA$8,202
152Sacred Heart University (CT)21%68%4%$31,167
85Saint Ambrose University (IA)30%62%4%$17,015
65Saint Edward's University (TX)35%68%8%$15,402
98Saint Francis University (PA)31%64%5%$18,020
116Saint Joseph's College of Maine (ME)39%55%3%$19,498
11Saint Joseph's College-New York (NY)32%65%6%$9,807
115Saint Thomas Aquinas College (NY)31%58%7%$19,457
29Salisbury University (MD)* 21%67%4%$11,605
138Salve Regina University (RI)23%73%4%$22,666
129Seattle Pacific University (WA)28%74%2%$20,322
46Shippensburg University of PA (PA)* 31%60%4%$13,291
51Slippery Rock University of PA (PA)* 34%59%5%$13,428
18Sonoma State University (CA)* 28%57%4%$10,526
64Southern IL Univ. Edwardsville (IL)* 36%52%7%$15,352
132Southern New Hampshire Univ. (NH)34%61%7%$20,547
45Spring Arbor University (MI)49%56%6%$13,125
124St. Catherine University (MN)54%65%5%$19,923
24State University of NY at New Paltz (NY)* 28%69%5%$11,228
82Stetson University (FL)40%64%4%$16,818
102Stevenson University (MD)38%62%5%$18,146
146Suffolk University (MA)32%54%4%$24,669
40SUNY at Cortland (NY)* 25%67%3%$12,709
31SUNY at Fredonia (NY)* 35%63%7%$11,888
36SUNY at Geneseo (NY)* 21%81%3%$12,220
12SUNY College at Brockport (NY)* 40%66%4%$10,037
19SUNY College at Oneonta (NY)* 28%67%7%$10,670
10SUNY Plattsburgh (NY)* 34%59%4%$9,557
9Tennessee Technological University (TN)* 41%50%4%$9,458
17Texas State University-San Marcos (TX)* 37%56%6%$10,480
25Towson University (MD)* 21%64%3%$11,370
6Univ. of North Carolina-Wilmington (NC)* 22%67%5%$7,790
16Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)* 30%61%4%$10,212
134University of Dallas (TX)26%73%7%$21,429
67University of Indianapolis (IN)42%52%6%$15,407
8University of Nebraska-Kearney (NE)* 40%61%6%$8,940
38University of Northern Iowa (IA)* 25%67%4%$12,664
148University of Portland (OR)25%76%2%$25,822
95University of Redlands (CA)30%70%3%$17,763
140University of Scranton (PA)24%77%3%$23,026
28University of St. Francis (IL)35%63%3%$11,555
13University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)* 25%65%2%$10,123
26University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (WI)* 21%68%2%$11,441
52Ursuline College (OH)53%54%5%$13,560
90Valparaiso University (IN)29%71%4%$17,369
79Walsh University (OH)46%60%6%$16,677
58Waynesburg University (PA)47%57%4%$14,609
87West Chester Univ. of PA (PA)* 22%68%4%$17,107
21Western Washington University (WA)* 23%73%3%$10,814
30Westfield State University (MA)* 30%58%5%$11,888
127Westminster College (UT)29%66%3%$20,157
125Whitworth University (WA)25%80%2%$20,116
54Wingate University (NC)37%53%7%$13,846
37Winthrop University (SC)* 44%58%7%$12,623
149Xavier University (OH)22%77%3%$27,028