College Guide

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

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:

Read more about the Best Bang for the Buck rankings.

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

  Students receiving
Pell Grants
Net Price
1CUNY Queens College (NY)* 45%53%5%$2,757
2CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (NY)* 51%63%3%$3,429
3California State Univ.-Fullerton (CA)* 38%50%6%$3,489
4California State Univ.-Long Beach (CA)* 47%54%5%$5,699
5Appalachian State University (NC)* 23%65%3%$7,077
6Univ. of North Carolina-Wilmington (NC)* 22%67%5%$7,790
7Rutgers University-Camden (NJ)* 37%61%NA$8,202
8University of Nebraska-Kearney (NE)* 40%61%6%$8,940
9Tennessee Technological University (TN)* 41%50%4%$9,458
10SUNY Plattsburgh (NY)* 34%59%4%$9,557
11Saint Joseph's College-New York (NY)32%65%6%$9,807
12SUNY College at Brockport (NY)* 40%66%4%$10,037
13University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)* 25%65%2%$10,123
14California State University-Chico (CA)* 37%59%6%$10,132
15Radford University (VA)* 24%56%5%$10,198
16Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)* 30%61%4%$10,212
17Texas State University-San Marcos (TX)* 37%56%6%$10,480
18Sonoma State University (CA)* 28%57%4%$10,526
19SUNY College at Oneonta (NY)* 28%67%7%$10,670
20Columbia International University (SC)53%57%3%$10,687
21Western Washington University (WA)* 23%73%3%$10,814
22CA State University-Channel Islands (CA)* 39%54%6%$10,878
23Graceland University-Lamoni (IA)45%51%6%$11,036
24State University of NY at New Paltz (NY)* 28%69%5%$11,228
25Towson University (MD)* 21%64%3%$11,370
26University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (WI)* 21%68%2%$11,441
27Central Washington University (WA)* 31%56%5%$11,494
28University of St. Francis (IL)35%63%3%$11,555
29Salisbury University (MD)* 21%67%4%$11,605
30Westfield State University (MA)* 30%58%5%$11,888
31SUNY at Fredonia (NY)* 35%63%7%$11,888
32Grand Valley State University (MI)* 36%63%3%$11,916
33Oakland City University (IN)27%64%7%$11,943
34East Stroudsburg University of PA (PA)* 27%59%6%$11,994
35Bridgewater State University (MA)* 28%52%6%$12,138
36SUNY at Geneseo (NY)* 21%81%3%$12,220
37Winthrop University (SC)* 44%58%7%$12,623
38University of Northern Iowa (IA)* 25%67%4%$12,664
39Carlow University (PA)59%51%5%$12,671
40SUNY at Cortland (NY)* 25%67%3%$12,709
41Millersville University of PA (PA)* 30%65%5%$12,745
42Eastern Illinois University (IL)* 39%59%5%$12,910
43Kutztown University of PA (PA)* 33%54%6%$12,918
44Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)* 25%71%5%$12,983
45Spring Arbor University (MI)49%56%6%$13,125
46Shippensburg University of PA (PA)* 31%60%4%$13,291
47Muskingum University (OH)51%54%6%$13,359
48Citadel: The Military College of SC (SC)* 26%70%4%$13,365
49Bloomsburg University of PA (PA)* 30%61%5%$13,401
50Dominican University (IL)55%63%6%$13,424
51Slippery Rock University of PA (PA)* 34%59%5%$13,428
52Ursuline College (OH)53%54%5%$13,560
53Plymouth State University (NH)* 27%59%4%$13,645
54Wingate University (NC)37%53%7%$13,846
55Keene State College (NH)* 27%57%6%$14,065
56Holy Family University (PA)34%61%6%$14,225
57Lewis University (IL)38%63%7%$14,453
58Waynesburg University (PA)47%57%4%$14,609
59College of Mount St. Joseph (OH)35%59%6%$14,611
60Canisius College (NY)38%67%6%$14,701
61Longwood University (VA)* 23%60%5%$14,713
62Concordia University-Chicago (IL)53%60%4%$14,996
63Georgian Court University (NJ)55%52%5%$15,026
64Southern IL Univ. Edwardsville (IL)* 36%52%7%$15,352
65Saint Edward's University (TX)35%68%8%$15,402
66Niagara University (NY)37%65%7%$15,404
67University of Indianapolis (IN)42%52%6%$15,407
68Maharishi Univ. of Management (IA)71%50%5%$15,521
69John Carroll University (OH)30%71%3%$15,579
70Converse College (SC)54%60%4%$15,654
71Malone University (OH)53%59%5%$15,665
72Hood College (MD)28%68%7%$15,910
73Bradley University (IL)28%75%3%$15,935
74Augsburg College (MN)53%65%4%$16,092
75Northwest Nazarene University (ID)46%52%6%$16,241
76Montclair State University (NJ)* 37%62%6%$16,449
77Marian University (WI)50%52%5%$16,568
78Baldwin Wallace University (OH)42%70%3%$16,621
79Walsh University (OH)46%60%6%$16,677
80Lipscomb University (TN)34%63%7%$16,766
81California University of PA (PA)* 42%53%7%$16,804
82Stetson University (FL)40%64%4%$16,818
83Cairn University (PA)50%63%4%$16,883
84Elmhurst College (IL)25%70%2%$16,953
85Saint Ambrose University (IA)30%62%4%$17,015
86Concordia Univ.-Wisconsin (WI)35%58%4%$17,053
87West Chester Univ. of PA (PA)* 22%68%4%$17,107
88Alfred University (NY)43%60%6%$17,251
89Hamline University (MN)42%68%5%$17,269
90Valparaiso University (IN)29%71%4%$17,369
91Molloy College (NY)30%63%5%$17,398
92Marywood University (PA)35%62%5%$17,503
93Richard Stockton College of NJ (NJ)* 41%66%6%$17,611
94Mount Vernon Nazarene Univ. (OH)49%57%5%$17,755
95University of Redlands (CA)30%70%3%$17,763
96Penn State Harrisburg (PA)* 34%63%NA$17,902
97Misericordia University (PA)29%64%5%$17,970
98Saint Francis University (PA)31%64%5%$18,020
99Pacific Lutheran University (WA)26%66%3%$18,043
100King's College (PA)31%63%6%$18,047