America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – South

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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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America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – West

  Institution   ACT/SAT
    Overall Score Student loan default rate Graduation rate Graduation rate performance Student receiving Pell grant Net price (all students) Net price (annual family income $0-$30,000) Net price (annual family income $30,000-$75,000) Net price (annual family income above $75,000) Percent of applicants admitted ACT/SAT 25th percentile score ACT/SAT 25th percentile score
1 Berea College (KY) 12 7.4% 64% 25.7% 85.3% $1,225 -$22,045 -$19,294 20.5% 22 27
2 Texas A&M University–College Station (TX)* 11 3.7% 80.3% 14% 21% $11,925 $4,403 $10,236 $18,075 66.3% 1093 1293
3 University of Texas–Austin (TX)* 11 3.7% 80% 5.8% 26.3% $14,636 $7,421 $14,017 $22,079 46.8% 1117 1333
4 Texas A&M International Univ. (TX)* 10 9.9% 40.3% 5% 60.3% $1,820 $1,373 $2,013 $6,556 49.1% 810 960
5 Univ. of Texas–Pan American (TX)* 10 8.4% 38.7% 4.2% 64.3% $2,268 $826 $3,659 $10,630 68.6% 17 21
6 University of Texas–El Paso (TX)* 10 7.6% 36.7% 3.5% 59.3% $3,258 $2,287 $5,887 $13,653 99.3% 807 1000
7 East Central University (OK)* 10 12.6% 32.7% 11.8% 51.7% $7,726 $7,560 93.2% 18 23
8 Sam Houston State University (TX)* 10 8% 49% 5.4% 35.7% $8,411 $8,354 $10,233 $13,729 66.3% 907 1080
9 Texas Woman's University (TX)* 10 5.8% 44% 4.3% 43.3% $8,732 $7,069 $9,710 $13,635 88.5% 814 1020
10 Tougaloo College (MS) 10 9.6% 46.3% 13.1% 89.3% $8,804 $8,660 $12,932 $17,276 35.5% 15 22
11 Lane College (TN) 10 13.2% 34% 12% 90% $8,815 $8,532 $10,117 34.1% 14 17
12 Jackson State University (MS)* 10 11.7% 41.7% 10.3% 74.7% $9,783 $11,402 $13,589 36.4% 17 20
13 Alice Lloyd College (KY) 10 5.7% 39.7% 1% 57.3% $10,444 $8,999 $10,433 26.2% 19 22
14 Oklahoma State University–Main (OK)* 10 5.6% 61% 6.6% 30.3% $13,213 $8,684 $11,894 $17,371 80.2% 22 28
15 William Carey University (MS) 10 6% 50.3% -1.6% 67.3% $13,359 $15,129 $16,232 $7,418 67.5% 20 26
16 Midway College (KY) 10 7.5% 55% 13.8% 59.7% $17,803 $19,126 $19,595 $20,322 61.1% 18 24
17 Asbury University (KY) 10 4.5% 70% 7.3% 29% $18,870 $17,128 $20,547 $26,182 64.3% 21 27
18 Tennessee State University (TN)* 9 9.3% 35% 0.4% 64.7% $7,011 $6,669 $8,890 $12,746 56.3%
19 Rust College (MS) 9 19.2% 30.3% 5% 84.7% $7,897 $7,849 $8,738 $12,175 37.4% 15 19
20 Middle Tennessee State University (TN)* 9 8.5% 45.3% 1.2% 40% $8,762 $5,377 $9,221 $12,627 69.5% 19 24
21 Prairie View A&M University (TX)* 9 15.4% 34% 1.2% 65.7% $8,996 $11,073 $12,571 $14,015 40.1% 757 907
22 Texas A&M University–Commerce (TX)* 9 8% 36.7% 1% 48.7% $9,407 $8,393 $10,802 $14,715 47.6% 863 1060
23 Texas State Univ.–San Marcos (TX)* 9 6.2% 55.3% 3.5% 34.7% $9,698 $10,369 $10,558 $16,789 73.1% 953 1133
24 Williams Baptist College (AR) 9 4.5% 41.3% -4.7% 50.3% $10,861 $8,977 $10,746 $13,039 62.6% 19 24
25 Texas Tech University (TX)* 9 5.7% 62% 0.7% 27.3% $11,369 $11,037 $14,309 $17,591 67.4% 1010 1173
26 Tennessee Technological Univ. (TN)* 9 4.8% 50% -1.1% 37.7% $11,836 $7,451 $11,621 $14,245 94.7% 20 26
27 Mississippi State University (MS)* 9 6% 58.7% 1.4% 34% $13,451 $11,104 $14,448 $18,082 60.1% 20 27
28 Mississippi College (MS) 9 4.8% 56% -2.4% 37.7% $14,101 $11,393 $13,669 $15,305 55.2% 20 27
29 Martin Methodist College (TN) 9 17.2% 55.7% 7.4% 52.3% $16,928 $16,396 $17,774 60.9%
30 Transylvania University (KY) 9 1.8% 73.3% -1.1% 25.7% $19,006 $13,885 $15,440 $21,362 84.2% 24 30
31 Fisk University (TN) 9 11.9% 52.7% 10% 56.3% $19,161 $18,961 56.5% 17 23
32 Belhaven University (MS) 9 4.7% 50.3% -1.3% 62% $19,262 $20,462 $19,267 $21,733 46.2% 20 25
33 Vanderbilt University (TN) 9 1.7% 91.7% 0.2% 14.3% $19,447 $6,236 $7,597 $26,644 16.2% 31 34
34 Saint Edward's University (TX) 9 4.8% 68.7% 5.2% 32.3% $19,905 $13,428 $16,345 $24,787 63.1% 1017 1240
35 Sewanee–University of the South (TN) 9 2% 81.7% 7.3% 10.7% $23,441 $8,335 $10,263 $21,762 60.8% 1157 1373
36 Northwestern OK State Univ. (OK)* 8 12.8% 33% 3.4% 42% $6,518 $4,301 $6,157 $9,260 77.5% 17 22
37 Northeastern State University (OK)* 8 12.8% 28% 14.9% 48.7% $6,640 $5,168 $7,478 68.1% 18 23
38 Nicholls State University (LA)* 8 6.6% 35.3% -4.9% 36% $6,869 $5,067 $7,584 $11,119 84.6% 20 24
39 University of Texas at Dallas (TX)* 8 5.3% 62.7% -11% 33.3% $7,528 $6,451 $10,039 $15,325 51.7% 1143 1340
40 Texas A&M University–Kingsville (TX)* 8 11.1% 37.7% -4.7% 51% $7,536 $5,258 $8,618 $14,330 70.3% 15 20
41 Mississippi Univ. for Women (MS)* 8 7.5% 38% -10.7% 55.3% $7,687 $6,784 $8,729 $10,432 43.4% 18 24
42 Southeastern OK State Univ. (OK)* 8 13.3% 29.3% 17.3% 46.3% $8,273 $6,830 $8,853 $12,114 78.6% 18 23
43 Southern Univ. and A&M College (LA)* 8 7.1% 29% -1% 67.3% $9,950 $9,234 $8,302 $11,721 40.6% 17 20
44 Murray State University (KY)* 8 6.4% 53.7% 4.7% 34.7% $10,009 $7,443 $9,347 $10,461 79.4% 19 25
45 Alcorn State University (MS)* 8 11.2% 34.3% 1.5% 80.3% $10,760 $10,396 $11,869 $12,773 39.2% 16 19
46 Wayland Baptist University (TX) 8 7.9% 38.3% 9.3% 25.3% $10,976 $9,089 $12,057 97.8% 17 22
47 Blue Mountain College (MS) 8 10.5% 44.3% 0.6% 62.7% $11,005 $8,907 $10,177 $10,966 49.1% 18 24
48 Christian Brothers University (TN) 8 6.9% 55.7% -3.4% 44% $11,348 $5,324 $8,528 $11,249 47.8% 21 26
49 Lincoln Memorial University (TN) 8 4.8% 45.7% -8.4% 51% $11,852 $11,671 $14,110 $16,661 74.4% 20 25
50 University of Mississippi (MS)* 8 5.9% 59% -0.3% 29.3% $12,703 $9,408 $12,839 $16,118 72.6% 20 27
51 Oklahoma Baptist University (OK) 8 6.1% 52% 0.1% 31.7% $14,160 $10,413 $12,142 $16,916 64.8% 21 27
52 Carson-Newman College (TN) 8 7.5% 51% -4.1% 38% $14,827 $11,837 $14,882 $18,361 67.2% 20 25
53 University of Oklahoma–Norman (OK)* 8 4.2% 66% 4.4% 25% $15,064 $12,262 $14,658 $18,469 82% 23 29
54 Bryan College–Dayton (TN) 8 4.6% 53.3% 0% 36% $15,341 $11,422 $13,807 $18,778 53.9% 20 26
55 Milligan College (TN) 8 3.5% 60.3% 0.5% 34% $15,495 $9,388 $14,508 $18,626 68.4% 21 27
56 Maryville College (TN) 8 5% 55.7% -4.7% 39.7% $15,881 $10,769 $14,332 $18,709 51% 21 27
57 Trevecca Nazarene University (TN) 8 4.8% 51.7% -1.7% 35.7% $16,457 $15,869 $16,448 $18,646 73.3% 19 25
58 Spalding University (KY) 8 6.2% 43.3% 9.3% 48% $16,760 $15,153 $17,309 $20,463 39.7% 16 21
59 John Brown University (AR) 8 3.3% 65% 4.5% 33% $16,920 $12,704 $14,819 $18,275 69.3% 22 28
60 Georgetown College (KY) 8 3.5% 62.3% 0.8% 32.3% $17,014 $12,020 $15,362 $19,223 83.1% 21 27
61 St. Mary's University (TX) 8 5.4% 58.3% -2% 49% $17,370 $13,603 $16,395 $21,659 59.1% 930 1107
62 Southern Nazarene University (OK) 8 4.3% 43.3% -1.9% 52.3% $18,084 $13,665 $16,502 69.5%
63 Rice University (TX) 8 1.5% 92% -2.3% 16.3% $19,129 $6,159 $8,160 $29,782 18.9% 1343 1500
64 Southern Adventist University (TN) 8 4% 53.7% -1.9% 35.3% $19,190 $15,529 $17,313 $21,885 58.3% 19 25
65 Oral Roberts University (OK) 8 6.9% 55% 1.4% 45% $19,555 $15,598 $19,105 $22,320 61.8% 20 25
66 Austin College (TX) 8 2.1% 77% -1.1% 27.3% $21,183 $14,702 $16,988 $24,666 64.9% 23 29
67 Centre College (KY) 8 1.9% 85% 3.4% 17.7% $22,940 $14,706 $17,425 $24,130 71.1% 26 31
68 Trinity University (TX) 8 1.9% 79.3% 1% 12.7% $24,621 $13,894 $17,113 $27,336 62.7% 1160 1360
69 University of Dallas (TX) 8 2.8% 72% -0.3% 22.7% $26,466 $21,110 $21,181 $26,609 88.7% 1080 1373
70 University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA)* 7 7.4% 41.7% -2.8% 32% $5,418 $3,058 $5,597 $8,743 64.4% 20 24
71 Univ. of Science & Arts of Okla. (OK)* 7 13.5% 37.3% -3.6% 44.3% $5,579 $2,808 $5,348 $8,762 40.5% 20 26
72 University of Texas–Brownsville (TX)* 7 10.8% 21.3% -3.4% 55.3% $6,363 $5,144 $7,599 $11,798 70.6%
73 McNeese State University (LA)* 7 11.6% 36.7% -3.7% 35.7% $6,976 $5,190 $7,256 $10,879 68.3% 20 24
74 Arkansas Tech University (AR)* 7 13.8% 41% -2.2% 44.7% $7,509 $7,601 $8,353 $11,008 89.7% 19 25
75 So. Arkansas Univ.–Campus (AR)* 7 12.6% 33% -9.1% 54.7% $7,643 $7,866 $8,218 $11,598 66% 18 24
76 University of Tennessee–Martin (TN)* 7 10.9% 47.3% -0.3% 42.3% $8,030 $4,811 $8,638 $11,560 74.2% 20 24
77 Midwestern State University (TX)* 7 6.5% 33.7% -10.7% 38.7% $8,247 $4,827 $8,040 $13,484 63.6% 917 1230
78 Louisiana Tech University (LA)* 7 4.7% 47.7% -7.2% 22.7% $8,355 $5,506 $8,160 $10,938 64.6% 21 26
79 University of Arkansas–Pine Bluff (AR)* 7 21.4% 25% -3.5% 73.3% $8,406 $8,287 $8,861 $10,378 30.8% 14 19
80 Univ. of Arkansas–Monticello (AR)* 7 19.3% 27.3% -0.6% 58.3% $8,570 $8,406 $9,085 $10,872 68.5%
81 Henderson State University (AR)* 7 11.7% 33.3% -9.8% 52% $8,873 $7,821 $8,189 61% 18 24
82 University of Texas–Arlington (TX)* 7 6.5% 40% -11.4% 40.3% $9,478 $7,995 $10,530 $17,095 70.9% 950 1160
83 Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi (TX)* 7 9.5% 39% -2.4% 41% $9,602 $11,303 $12,734 86.3% 853 1060
84 University of Central Arkansas (AR)* 7 8.7% 41% -12% 37% $9,776 $8,632 $10,519 $13,809 92.6% 20 26
85 University of Arkansas (AR)* 7 5.2% 59% -6.6% 24% $10,379 $7,538 $10,730 $14,146 61.6% 23 28
86 LA State Univ./Agri. & Mech.l Coll. (LA)* 7 3% 63.3% -4% 19.3% $10,820 $2,643 $8,747 $12,958 73.6% 23 28
87 Western Kentucky University (KY)* 7 8.9% 42.3% -2.5% 40.3% $11,213 $10,842 $14,723 92.9% 18 24
88 University of Southern Mississippi (MS)* 7 8.5% 48% -1.4% 47.3% $11,309 $10,821 $12,208 $13,865 63.2% 19 24
89 University of the Ozarks (AR) 7 10.3% 49% 0.7% 39% $11,565 $17,449 $18,991 $22,455 90.4% 20 25
90 Tennessee Wesleyan College (TN) 7 8.3% 46.7% -1.7% 49.3% $11,766 $7,908 $11,254 $13,495 82.1% 19 24
91 University of Louisville (KY)* 7 6.9% 50.7% -3.2% 29% $12,060 $6,762 $11,022 $15,460 73.4% 21 28
92 Campbellsville University (KY) 7 9.6% 44.7% 4.1% 42.7% $13,496 $11,628 $12,157 $13,935 64.9% 18 23
93 University of Kentucky (KY)* 7 4.2% 59% -6.7% 23% $13,538 $7,886 $12,666 $16,535 70.1% 22 28
94 Lyon College (AR) 7 5.8% 49.7% -13% 46% $13,930 $9,471 $11,936 $14,887 64.8% 23 28
95 University of Tennessee (TN)* 7 5.2% 63% -6.9% 28.3% $14,275 $8,376 $12,600 $16,443 70.5% 24 29
96 Free Will Baptist Bible College (TN) 7 11.4% 49.7% 2.7% 43.3% $14,542 $14,586 $13,012 $17,965 63.8%
97 University of the Cumberlands (KY) 7 7.4% 42% -3.7% 44.7% $14,928 $12,854 $14,327 $17,278 69.1% 19 24
98 Tarleton State University (TX)* 7 7.7% 38.7% -1.6% 46% $14,967 $11,280 $13,383 60.2% 870 1060
99 Harding University (AR) 7 3.3% 63.7% -0.7% 27.3% $15,072 $11,210 $13,768 $17,655 73.2% 22 28
100 Freed-Hardeman University (TN) 7 7.1% 53.7% -3.9% 37.7% $16,171 $14,126 $15,361 $17,186 80.9% 20 26
101 Texas Wesleyan University (TX) 7 5.8% 36.7% -7.6% 53.7% $16,206 $14,451 $16,796 $18,219 50.2% 913 1067
102 Xavier University of Louisiana (LA) 7 8% 48.3% -3.9% 61% $17,266 $19,082 $20,216 $19,421 65.5% 19 24
103 Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OK) 7 7.3% 45% 0.8% 40.7% $18,194 $15,311 $17,579 $19,276 58.2% 18 25
104 Millsaps College (MS) 7 4.8% 68.7% -2.4% 21.7% $19,172 $13,885 $15,789 $20,817 64% 23 29
105 Southwestern University (TX) 7 4.2% 74% -0.7% 25% $23,783 $16,074 $19,976 $26,859 64% 1100 1347
106 Sullivan University (KY)° 7 17.5% 51% 9.9% 47.3% $23,925 $22,368 $24,153 $26,461 70.3%
107 Rhodes College (TN) 7 1.8% 78.7% -1.8% 15.3% $26,151 $16,923 $18,421 $27,516 48.9% 26 31
108 Mid-Continent University (KY) 7 9% 33.7% 9.2% 61% $26,977 $28,879 $29,817 $31,343 88.7% 17 21
109 Baylor University (TX) 7 4.4% 72.7% -4.4% 23.3% $27,061 $20,529 $23,407 $29,657 49.4% 24 29
110 Texas Christian University (TX) 7 3.9% 74.3% 0.7% 15% $27,851 $19,818 $23,590 $33,153 43.8% 24 29
111 Southern Methodist University (TX) 7 4.1% 76.3% 0.8% 16.7% $29,148 $15,763 $20,294 $34,058 54.1% 1170 1353
112 University of TX Permian Basin (TX)* 6 10% 34.3% -6.4% 39% $6,383 $2,414 $4,670 $9,534 82.2% 896 1073
113 University of New Orleans (LA)* 6 6.6% 30.7% -13.1% 31.7% $7,542 $6,193 $8,498 $11,899 53.5% 20 24
114 University of Louisiana–Monroe (LA)* 6 9.1% 35.3% -8.6% 38% $7,750 $5,764 $9,277 $12,043 85.4% 20 24
115 Northwestern State Univ. of LA (LA)* 6 10.3% 32% -7.8% 38.7% $7,766 $6,152 $8,768 $11,325 83.5% 19 24
116 Northern Kentucky University (KY)* 6 7.1% 36% -8% 32.3% $7,952 $3,908 $7,643 $11,447 65.6% 19 24
117 Southeastern Louisiana Univ. (LA)* 6 6.5% 33.3% -10.1% 34.3% $8,009 $5,890 $8,563 $11,527 43.7% 20 24
118 Sul Ross State University (TX)* 6 11.9% 24.7% -7.5% 62% $8,868 $7,370 $10,234 $14,499 85.1% 15 21
119 AR State Univ.–Main (AR)* 6 12.7% 37.3% -5.6% 48% $8,921 $8,408 $10,054 $12,784 67.1% 20 25
120 Kentucky State University (KY)* 6 16% 20% -9.7% 58.7% $8,986 $8,343 $11,430 $14,634 33.5% 15 19
121 Southern Univ. New Orleans (LA)* 6 11.4% 17% -5.2% 75.7% $9,057 $7,212 $8,270 28.8% 16 19
122 Morehead State University (KY)* 6 9.2% 35.7% -10.2% 43.7% $9,168 $7,290 $9,594 $12,729 86.8% 19 24
123 Texas Southern University (TX)* 6 15.2% 12.3% -9.9% 72% $9,211 $13,397 $18,395 42.8% 727 900
124 Langston University (OK)* 6 20.6% 15% -7.9% 71.7% $9,474 $9,281 $10,913 59.3%
125 Southwestern OK State Univ. (OK)* 6 12.7% 36% -6% 41% $9,528 $7,287 $9,304 $12,676 91.5% 18 24
126 Mississippi Valley State Univ. (MS)* 6 10.6% 24.3% -6.9% 69.3% $9,896 $10,062 22.8% 15 19
127 Paul Quinn College (TX) 6 14.6% 5% -21.7% 80% $9,990 $9,241 57.5% 850 880
128 Texas A&M University–Galveston (TX)* 6 3.7% 30% -27.6% 23.3% $10,185 $6,589 $11,981 $15,441 65.3% 1030 1165
129 University of Memphis (TN)* 6 7.6% 38% -5.6% 48.3% $10,249 $7,914 $11,396 $14,452 65.1% 19 25
130 West Texas A&M University (TX)* 6 7.9% 42% -8.1% 35.3% $10,280 $6,523 $9,564 $15,351 70.2% 18 24
131 Wiley College (TX) 6 14.8% 21.3% -4.6% 81.3% $10,391 $11,665 $12,161 $13,927 45.1%
132 Austin Peay State University (TN)* 6 10% 34% -2.4% 49.7% $10,491 $8,185 $11,615 $14,104 87% 19 23
133 University of Texas–Tyler (TX)* 6 7.2% 39.7% -5.4% 37.7% $10,723 $5,221 $9,823 $15,878 65.6% 943 1140
134 Central Baptist College (AR) 6 10.5% 33.3% -4.6% 45.7% $11,016 $9,001 $10,862 61.3% 19 23
135 Delta State University (MS)* 6 9.1% 38.3% -4.4% 46.3% $11,300 $8,386 $11,736 $13,428 73.4% 18 22
136 Eastern Kentucky University (KY)* 6 9% 37% -9.7% 41.3% $11,367 $6,841 $10,193 $14,323 67% 19 23
137 University of Houston (TX)* 6 6.1% 46% -11.4% 37.7% $11,559 $8,416 $12,012 $18,159 63.3% 1000 1180
138 Our Lady of the Lake U.–San Antonio (TX) 6 7% 31.7% -13.5% 44.3% $11,667 $21,886 $23,108 56.3% 803 993
139 Lee University (TN) 6 7.9% 48.7% -10.2% 35% $11,750 $10,482 $13,338 $15,714 71.5% 21 27
140 Grambling State University (LA)* 6 12.8% 29% -3.8% 69.3% $11,754 $10,675 $12,834 $15,405 42.8% 15 20
141 Univ. of Tennessee–Chattanooga (TN)* 6 7.4% 38.3% -13.7% 36% $12,217 $6,770 $11,097 $14,112 72.4% 21 25
142 Stephen F. Austin State Univ. (TX)* 6 10.5% 44.3% -1.8% 43.3% $12,473 $14,772 $17,150 $18,808 56% 883 1053
143 Texas College (TX) 6 22.8% 16% -3.7% 89% $12,523 $12,885 $14,400 $16,619 48.4%
144 Our Lady of Holy Cross College (LA) 6 5% 24% -13.8% 48.7% $13,004 $12,163 $15,180 $15,653 63.3% 19 20
145 East Tennessee State University (TN)* 6 10% 41.3% -0.2% 42% $13,197 $10,558 $13,244 $16,626 84.6% 19 24
146 Louisiana College (LA) 6 6.2% 38.7% -10.1% 49% $13,200 $12,246 $10,755 $14,160 67% 17 24
147 Lamar University (TX)* 6 11.1% 30.7% -4.7% 40.7% $13,327 $12,486 $15,366 $19,152 60.3% 830 1027
148 Dillard University (LA) 6 7% 27.7% -8.4% 76% $13,600 $13,487 $14,554 $14,875 41.6% 16 20
149 Jarvis Christian College (TX) 6 28% 18.7% -4.7% 83% $13,688 $15,202 $14,485 48%
150 Bethel University (TN) 6 9.1% 31% -6.2% 57.3% $13,803 $14,680 $16,355 $16,546 52% 17 23
151 Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY) 6 10.2% 43.3% -7.5% 50% $14,102 $11,432 $13,127 $16,444 42.8% 19 24
152 Centenary College of Louisiana (LA) 6 5.6% 58% -5.3% 32% $15,847 $12,276 $15,261 $22,598 62.4% 22 28
153 Ouachita Baptist University (AR) 6 6.4% 59.7% -1.7% 27.7% $15,851 $13,061 $14,971 $18,816 65.2% 21 28
154 King College (TN) 6 5.6% 49% -6.7% 36.3% $16,762 $14,026 $17,064 $19,565 68.6% 19 25
155 Texas Lutheran University (TX) 6 5.9% 46.7% -7.7% 39.7% $17,166 $13,050 $15,818 $17,927 60.7% 900 1107
156 University of the Incarnate Word (TX) 6 7.6% 42.7% -1.8% 41.7% $17,369 $15,121 $16,294 $19,833 85.6% 863 1060
157 Southwestern Adventist University (TX) 6 8.9% 40% -3.6% 44.3% $18,000 $16,380 $17,303 $22,146 99% 830 1080
158 Dallas Baptist University (TX) 6 5% 52.3% -7.3% 30% $18,197 $14,370 $16,488 $20,046 42.7% 19 28
159 Thomas More College (KY) 6 5.3% 49% -1.3% 23.3% $19,304 $16,559 $18,314 $21,470 87% 20 25
160 LeTourneau University (TX) 6 5% 53.7% -10.5% 42.3% $21,629 $16,696 $18,791 $23,859 52.7% 1047 1300
161 Union University (TN) 6 4.5% 62.3% -3.3% 23.3% $22,094 $15,465 $20,282 $25,407 76.7% 22 29
162 Bellarmine University (KY) 6 3.9% 65.7% -0.8% 21.7% $22,539 $16,174 $19,742 $23,390 63.1% 22 27
163 LA State University–Shreveport (LA)* 5 7.5% 27% -13.9% 32% $6,972 $5,550 $7,774 $11,369 72.3% 20 24
164 Univ. of Arkansas–Fort Smith (AR)* 5 16.5% 20% -15.1% 49% $7,082 $6,783 $7,862 $10,617 56.3% 19 24
165 Louisiana State Univ.–Alexandria (LA)* 5 9.6% 10.7% -22.1% 41% $7,099 $5,831 $7,852 $11,348 65.3% 19 22
166 Cameron University (OK)* 5 13.5% 17% -8.3% 43% $7,742 $6,184 $8,410 $12,310 70%
167 University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)* 5 9.9% 21% -17.3% 39.3% $8,618 $8,418 $9,579 $13,196 94.3% 18 25
168 Univ. of Houston–Downtown (TX)* 5 9.6% 13% -12.2% 49.7% $9,019 $7,862 $9,441 $16,575 56.8%
169 University of North Texas (TX)* 5 7.9% 48.3% -8.3% 33.3% $10,116 $1,779 $7,813 $15,991 64.5% 980 1200
170 Rogers State University (OK)* 5 12.8% 13.3% -4% 44.3% $10,152 $8,005 $9,933 $11,489 53.1% 17 23
171 University of Texas–San Antonio (TX)* 5 7.7% 27.3% -21.4% 43% $10,253 $6,257 $10,106 $16,797 82.8% 923 1120
172 Philander Smith College (AR) 5 12.5% 26% -5.9% 82.3% $10,718 $10,303 $11,833 $12,350 69% 16 20
173 Brescia University (KY) 5 9.1% 41% -7.2% 46.3% $10,813 $9,412 $10,697 $11,482 44.5% 19 24
174 University of Central Oklahoma (OK)* 5 9.3% 34.7% -2.5% 33% $11,068 $9,215 $11,130 79% 19 24
175 Le Moyne-Owen College (TN) 5 14.6% 13.3% -6.3% 76.3% $11,267 $11,369 $11,663 33.9% 14 17
176 Angelo State University (TX)* 5 11.4% 31.7% -14.4% 44.3% $11,579 $8,742 $11,890 $15,604 92.8% 18 23
177 Lindsey Wilson College (KY) 5 11.3% 29.3% -7.1% 65% $14,894 $14,273 $14,560 $16,751 72.5%
178 Mid-America Christian University (OK) 5 9.7% 20.3% -1.8% 51.3% $15,057 $16,019 $17,127 $20,139 75.2%
179 Cumberland University (TN) 5 7.8% 32.3% -18.5% 38.3% $15,467 $13,463 $15,980 50.7% 20 24
180 University of Pikeville (KY) 5 9.5% 30% -10.8% 54.7% $15,584 $14,244 $15,649 77.7%
181 East Texas Baptist University (TX) 5 8.8% 37% -8.7% 44.3% $15,714 $12,497 $13,873 $18,746 55.7% 18 22
182 Union College (KY) 5 9.8% 33% -9.1% 60% $16,048 $14,784 $16,363 $19,721 58.4% 18 23
183 Huston-Tillotson University (TX) 5 20.5% 23% -3.1% 68% $16,147 $16,466 $17,008 80.1% 703 900
184 Victory University (TN)° 5 10.8% 13% -4.3% 76% $16,285 $16,570 25.4% 14 18
185 Kentucky Christian University (KY) 5 9.9% 40.7% -6.7% 52% $16,495 $15,117 $16,130 $18,579 41.7% 19 24
186 Tusculum College (TN) 5 9.1% 34.3% -12.7% 58% $16,673 $15,038 $17,850 $22,052 70.6% 18 24
187 Howard Payne University (TX) 5 10.6% 42.7% -2.8% 39.3% $16,949 $13,112 $15,648 $19,773 60.6% 870 1067
188 Oklahoma Christian University (OK) 5 5.5% 46.3% -14.6% 28.7% $17,482 $14,680 $15,313 $19,632 50.4% 20 28
189 Houston Baptist University (TX) 5 6.1% 44.3% -16.6% 45.7% $17,993 $17,044 $18,790 $21,436 37.1% 977 1173
190 Lubbock Christian University (TX) 5 8.3% 46.3% -9.9% 40% $18,283 $15,844 $17,795 $20,770 71.3% 19 24
191 Schreiner University (TX) 5 6.7% 40.3% -12.8% 41% $18,661 $14,439 $16,109 $20,814 61.5% 890 1107
192 Lipscomb University (TN) 5 4% 58% -8.6% 28% $20,095 $16,826 $19,857 $22,634 54.6% 22 28
193 Southwestern Assemb. of God U. (TX) 5 8.7% 38% -11.1% 50.7% $20,300 $18,676 $20,145 $23,468 35.7%
194 Loyola University–New Orleans (LA) 5 3.1% 59% -10.2% 28.3% $22,360 $17,534 $20,227 $24,186 62.4% 23 28
195 Oklahoma City University (OK) 5 5.9% 56% -6.8% 21.3% $22,784 $17,904 $21,193 $26,835 73.3% 23 28
196 University of Tulsa (OK) 5 5% 66.3% -4.8% 17.3% $23,774 $18,469 $22,114 $26,386 40.3% 25 31
197 Abilene Christian University (TX) 5 5.3% 58.7% -6.2% 24.3% $24,220 $20,563 $22,153 $26,084 54.1% 22 28
198 DeVry University–Texas (TX)° 5 14.6% 24.3% 2.9% 63.7% $24,533 $24,096 $25,487 $28,052 82%
199 Belmont University (TN) 5 2.4% 67.3% -6.8% 17% $27,218 $22,267 $25,366 $31,149 82.3% 24 29
200 Tulane University of Louisiana (LA) 5 3.6% 75% -7.3% 17.3% $28,630 $18,607 $20,396 $30,744 26.1% 1237 1413
201 Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ. (OK)* 4 11.6% 21.7% -10.9% 34.7% $5,882 $3,636 $5,750 $7,853 83.5% 16 20
202 Southwestern Christian University (OK) 4 11% 26% -9.4% 64.7% $16,297 $15,923 $16,007 70.7% 17 23
203 McMurry University (TX) 4 11.6% 37% -5.6% 47.7% $18,316 $16,613 $18,220 $22,198 56.6% 843 1033
204 Concordia University–Texas (TX) 4 6.1% 34% -14.4% 33.7% $19,108 $15,422 $17,939 $21,639 68.1% 900 1107
205 Hardin-Simmons University (TX) 4 6.6% 47.3% -11.1% 33.3% $19,656 $21,126 $23,117 $23,474 48.3% 20 25
206 Hendrix College (AR) 4 4.5% 68.3% -15.9% 19.7% $20,162 $14,649 $17,050 $23,377 82.8% 27 32
207 University of St. Thomas (TX) 4 5.4% 46.3% -11.5% 32.3% $20,471 $17,311 $18,942 $24,584 79.8% 1027 1229
208 Univ. of Mary Hardin–Baylor (TX) 4 6% 46.3% -8.2% 40.7% $21,902 $19,309 $19,800 $23,914 45.6% 923 1120
209 Saint Gregorys University (OK) 3 15% 29.7% -7.2% 44.3% $15,023 $9,674 $16,695 $20,950 55.7% 18 23
210 Univ. of Phoenix–Oklahoma City (OK)° 3 17% 12.7% -7% 65.7% $21,413 $21,552 68.8%
211 University of Phoenix–Tulsa (OK)° 3 17% 14% -7.5% 68.7% $21,558 $21,627 $23,711 72.9%
212 University of Phoenix–Louisville (KY)° 3 17% 9.7% -8.3% 64% $21,865 $21,911 76.8%
213 University of Phoenix–Memphis (TN)° 3 17% 15.3% -6% 72.7% $22,341 $22,434 $23,807 57.5%
214 University of Phoenix–Chattanooga (TN)° 3 17% 14% -5.3% 74.7% $22,415 $22,483 $22,997 70%