College Guide

2013 Master’s Universities Rankings

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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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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
1Trinity University (TX)10017%$24,84277%80%5001.3618921419912%34732241
2SUNY-Geneseo (NY)* 9821%$15,02978%81%2362.6812471339717%19734207
3Truman State University (MO)* 9820%$12,10374%69%2720.712403282411%379127262
4Valparaiso University (IN)9729%$21,22969%71%4351.3918610115717%2025898
5Converse College (SC)9654%$16,37753%60%2310.0033017620821%14517524
6Stetson University (FL)9540%$19,50264%64%4141.451788215312%35777119
7Creighton University (NE)9421%$24,97076%77%55131.441047293618%1864851
8CA State Univ.-Dominguez Hills (CA)* 9074%$2,52021%24%42.7812034429429445%2013743
9Mills College (CA)8941%$26,46571%57%6712.24134674327%550288285
10Whitworth University (WA)8825%$24,17071%80%3880.003304091279%452114
11St. John's College (NM)8744%$21,58353%53%4800.0033043143215%240288285
12Alfred University (NY)8743%$22,27460%60%4956.087553743213%308288285
13Pacific University (OR)8735%$25,03365%61%5971.132061420843214%273832
14Hamline University (MN)8642%$20,68862%68%3470.28296181033120%163166111
15CA State University-Fresno (CA)* 8554%$5,80538%49%138.60521602109153%1015120
16NM Inst. of Mining and Tech (NM)* 8429%$9,04460%46%34943.862942928216%236288285
17Mercer University (GA)8432%$17,77066%60%49329.041157418611%40272153
18CA State University-Los Angeles (CA)* 8467%$3,23030%36%68.824912515242918%183155136
19John Carroll University (OH)8330%$21,32267%71%3860.7423413329528%51011316
20Hampton University (VA)8143%$20,60858%55%52512.41331212147%563288285
21Univ. of Texas-Pan American (TX)* 8073%$,90928%42%18.675042742921710%405285281
22California State Univ.-Fullerton (CA)* 7938%$4,29447%50%928.191228817219520%1594555
23Texas A&M International Univ. (TX)* 7878%$2,27931%42%23.1211353342923611%392251213
24Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)7835%$25,96472%64%63734.896692376514%274280233
25University of Mass.-Dartmouth (MA)* 7843%$14,41654%48%36625.641621425926561%67166
26University of Portland (OR)7825%$28,40774%76%5821.261964855630%6638125
27Nazareth College (NY)7831%$24,05865%74%3780.0033010942927940%3321
28Gonzaga University (WA)7716%$27,45577%83%5201.821534925118%18818277
29University of Redlands (CA)7730%$24,03267%70%4791.43183681240741%3013347
30College of New Jersey (NJ)* 7717%$19,57676%87%2630.49266206217410%4323739
31CA State University-Northridge (CA)* 7755%$9,33933%46%3425.651523320331731%6124186
32Grand Valley State University (MI)* 7636%$13,92060%63%2125.31802868940811%360111
33Loyola University-New Orleans (LA)7633%$22,80869%57%6440.78230153515214%299288285
34University of Mary Washington (VA)* 7617%$12,34465%71%1231.3718722422816%214242200
35Western Washington University (WA)* 7623%$13,08662%73%999.5043103143217%2105494
36University of Evansville (IN)7531%$19,41663%62%4520.00330164939610%43990169
37Northeastern State University (OK)* 7463%$6,04816%26%160.6424739737322124%1177314
38Pacific Lutheran University (WA)7426%$22,24964%66%4630.47269345913%316104103
39Villanova University (PA)7411%$28,83582%90%50410.044025832514%284110220
40University of Dallas (TX)7426%$26,59771%73%5570.1732711724912%356288285
41St. Mary's University (TX)7452%$17,71460%58%4110.5625536155188%5043927
42CUNY Hunter College (NY)* 7347%$6,89352%46%7339.774953104310%595288285
43CUNY City College (NY)* 7360%$5,82542%40%2960.6512433713990%595288285
44Seattle University (WA)7224%$29,02072%71%6061.2719412885625%111967
45Mississippi Univ. for Women (MS)* 7263%$7,07241%39%500.0033010017735429%7214237
46Touro College (NY)7275%$9,77135%57%2439.41548742943218%180288285
47Santa Clara University (CA)7216%$33,89082%85%6172.4113030257612%34014572
48Humboldt State University (CA)* 7243%$11,14945%40%2329.5742611543213%327209163
49Mary Baldwin College (VA)7157%$19,15244%49%3210.003303747734%52187122
50Heidelberg University (OH)7149%$19,58652%55%3710.9122128163457%580171143
51Gannon University (PA)7145%$18,87555%66%2380.44275413317435%4913636
52Augsburg College (MN)7153%$20,54857%65%3161.182042155633627%932754
53Butler University (IN)7021%$29,03278%72%6360.61252191571916%58780197
54North Carolina Central Univ. (NC)* 7076%$6,68230%38%219.504422042912429%80111106
55CUNY Brooklyn College (NY)* 7060%$5,17641%48%129.31462132474320%595288285
56CUNY Lehman College (NY)* 6973%$3,67129%40%53.76974563884010%595288285
57Southern IL Univ.-Edwardsville (IL)* 6936%$15,56252%52%30533.7472523875554%8176256
58So. Arkansas Univ.-Campus (AR)* 6961%$6,82839%34%700.2630451733543216%237564
59College of New Rochelle (NY)6986%$30,03937%29%6550.003303513704327%5755331
60Fayetteville State University (NC)* 6875%$3,67325%31%714.62304704291118%189288285
61CA Poly. St. U.-San Luis Obispo (CA)* 6814%$15,25374%75%28716.5325583018225%106143285
62Monroe College-Main (NY)°6893%$12,28732%69%230.0033053842943235%50288285
63Tusculum College (TN)6774%$15,68946%38%4700.0033053842943238%393568
64Lee University (TN)6740%$11,62055%49%2790.003307910043214%2665233
65University of Northern Iowa (IA)* 6725%$13,70162%67%1734.25899119526832%575615
66James Madison University (VA)* 6714%$12,87571%81%1037.306266456428%8599202
67Aquinas College (MI)6741%$15,24259%52%4360.0033076434329%4545099
68CA State Univ.-San Bernardino (CA)* 6663%$6,23134%45%1511.593728224111835%46260164
69Loyola University Maryland (MD)6614%$28,11873%83%4600.79227211569514%2986380
70Univ. of NC-Wilmington (NC)* 6622%$9,85565%67%8822.59202027643233%53179251
71Alabama A&M University (AL)* 6675%$7,79233%32%6432.0694063773519%179288285
72Mount Mary College (WI)6671%$12,54338%46%1160.0033043542943234%5128179
73CUNY Queens College (NY)* 6545%$5,44649%53%1723.22192403534190%595288285
74University of the Cumberlands (KY)6551%$15,49547%43%3620.0033013952510%426241117
75Rollins College (FL)6527%$27,39466%70%5460.38281773443219%1698382
76Rockhurst University (MO)6429%$18,72863%74%2370.00330564643212%352107142
77Grambling State University (LA)* 6474%$10,34333%27%2132.141381264291514%2814234
78Texas State Univ.-San Marcos (TX)* 6437%$8,83852%56%5633.4982932201148%519261284
79Morehead State University (KY)* 6451%$8,98944%40%1212.0214023740611926%972529
80CA State University-Sacramento (CA)* 6449%$8,57340%42%5916.342633619712162%5272244
81Fairfield University (CT)6420%$27,93067%82%3849.89415325832242%27147191
82Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)6427%$27,16070%72%5590.0033029612746%18288285
83Union College (KY)6465%$15,37041%32%5030.003302742918827%94288285
84Evergreen State College (WA)* 6432%$11,68649%54%1141.0321145174329%488288285
85CA State University-Long Beach (CA)* 6447%$6,45551%54%2716.32272619625411%391140259
86Loyola Marymount University (CA)6318%$33,98575%77%6236.4670725813128%887887
87Mercyhurst College (PA)6347%$24,28455%68%3381.212013161017941%3112589
88Millersville University of PA (PA)* 6330%$12,89261%65%1570.672457017522435%4823130
89Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth (MN)* 6327%$16,01862%55%45923.40182126313037%41234258
90Wheelock College (MA)6338%$25,14653%58%4760.0033053812143250%1243
91Harding University (AR)6325%$14,61763%63%2830.282943336543210%42121225
92Waynesburg University (PA)6247%$15,24251%57%2110.0033015623226211%3781813
93Bradley University (IL)6228%$22,92069%75%4101.91150447824111%36751269
94Rutgers University-Camden (NJ)* 6237%$9,58853%61%445.0884974292990%5957518
95SUNY Oswego (NY)* 6137%$13,81865%57%4120.982169816725316%22544104
96Concordia University-Chicago (IL)6153%$16,80754%60%2500.00330259429432100%1268165
97CA State University-Stanislaus (CA)* 6160%$6,50433%49%101.4917340223843237%42183145
98Metropolitan State University (MN)* 6161%$13,30224%29%1480.0033049040941748%1513226
99Marshall University (WV)* 6148%$7,82247%44%7626.721329134913611%395288285
100CUNY John Jay Col. of Crim. Just. (NY)* 6165%$4,23728%39%86.21714214013580%595288285