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

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

  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 University of Washington–Seattle (WA)* 13 2.2% 80.3% 12% 23.3% $9,018 $6,788 $9,706 $20,230 58.2% 1093 1300
2 Brigham Young University–Idaho (ID) 13 1.7% 62.7% 21.8% 44% $9,773 $6,836 $9,070 $10,789 98.7% 20 26
3 University of California–Irvine (CA)* 13 2% 84.7% 8.2% 35.7% $12,960 $8,316 $11,856 $23,592 45.6% 1057 1233
4 University of California–Davis (CA)* 13 2.5% 81.7% 5.1% 40% $13,914 $8,775 $11,947 $23,655 47.3% 1083 1287
5 University of California–Los Angeles (CA)* 13 1.7% 90.7% 7% 35.3% $14,356 $8,466 $11,774 $23,997 24.8% 1167 1367
6 CA State University–Los Angeles (CA)* 12 3.8% 36.7% 7% 58.7% $3,480 $2,122 $5,419 $12,347 64.6% 767 967
7 California State Univ.–Fullerton (CA)* 12 4.6% 50.7% 5.9% 35.3% $5,252 $2,220 $6,545 $13,738 49% 897 1087
8 CA State University–Bakersfield (CA)* 12 5.1% 41% 9.7% 58.3% $5,727 $3,892 $6,874 $14,022 68.2% 793 1007
9 CA State Univ.–San Bernardino (CA)* 12 5.1% 44.3% 8.5% 54.3% $6,674 $4,662 $7,553 $14,910 33.5% 807 1000
10 CA State University–Stanislaus (CA)* 12 4.9% 49% 14.8% 53% $6,950 $3,614 $7,422 $14,102 48.9% 817 1027
11 CA State University–Long Beach (CA)* 12 3.9% 55% 6.2% 40.7% $7,119 $4,450 $8,418 $15,224 32.2% 900 1120
12 CA State Poly. Univ.–Pomona (CA)* 12 3% 52.7% 1.2% 40.7% $7,544 $4,184 $8,135 $15,288 53.7% 937 1133
13 University of WA Bothell (WA)* 12 2.2% 64% 16.7% 29.3% $7,777 $5,008 $7,390 $16,807 74.7% 910 1133
14 San Diego State University (CA)* 12 3.3% 66% 15% 35.3% $8,519 $4,969 $10,360 $17,238 33.1% 957 1153
15 Brigham Young University–Provo (UT) 12 0.9% 77.7% 16.1% 34.3% $11,515 $8,239 $10,762 $14,897 60.7% 26 30
16 University of California–San Diego (CA)* 12 2.1% 85.7% 4.9% 44% $12,726 $8,706 $11,905 $22,918 36.5% 1137 1320
17 University of CA–Santa Barbara (CA)* 12 2.2% 79.7% 7.6% 34.7% $13,761 $8,591 $12,062 $26,104 46.6% 1090 1300
18 University of California–Santa Cruz (CA)* 12 2.9% 73.7% 5% 36.7% $14,481 $9,687 $13,355 $26,451 64.9% 1017 1253
19 CA State University–Fresno (CA)* 11 5.4% 49.3% 13% 48.3% $5,763 $3,070 $6,622 $14,020 62.8% 820 1033
20 CA State University–Northridge (CA)* 11 5.9% 47.3% 14.5% 44.7% $9,469 $8,194 $11,995 $19,141 69.4% 810 1033
21 CA State University–San Marcos (CA)* 11 3.2% 46% 7% 35% $9,499 $6,014 $9,943 $16,990 56.9% 863 1060
22 University of WA–Tacoma (WA)* 11 2.2% 43% 1.3% 40.3% $9,599 $5,002 $7,767 $16,594 78.6% 897 1113
23 CA State University–East Bay (CA)* 11 5% 43% 6.5% 37.7% $9,686 $7,225 $12,071 $18,374 43.7% 803 1007
24 Arizona State University (AZ)* 11 5.2% 57.7% 6.3% 36.7% $10,584 $6,958 $9,672 $15,052 88.7% 963 1200
25 Utah State University (UT)* 11 3.6% 52.3% 8.7% 36% $10,734 $8,492 $9,884 $12,481 97.4% 20 27
26 University of Utah (UT)* 11 2.3% 56.7% 9% 29% $10,764 $10,879 $12,509 $15,423 82.9% 21 27
27 University of California–Riverside (CA)* 11 3.1% 67% 4% 53% $11,406 $8,248 $10,402 $21,654 75.9% 937 1140
28 CA State University–Chico (CA)* 11 5% 59.3% 16% 35% $11,438 $8,149 $12,657 $20,007 72.5% 917 1113
29 Evergreen State College (WA)* 11 5.9% 53.3% 6.7% 41% $11,685 $7,382 $11,818 $17,555 96.2% 970 1280
30 Western Washington University (WA)* 11 2% 69.7% 9.2% 23.7% $13,201 $8,021 $12,535 $18,805 77.3% 1010 1240
31 Oregon State University (OR)* 11 2.9% 60.7% 9.8% 32% $14,638 $13,362 $14,711 $17,693 80.4% 960 1193
32 Fresno Pacific University (CA) 11 4.6% 59.7% 9.5% 54.7% $15,239 $11,746 $16,956 64.3% 873 1100
33 Northwest Christian University (OR) 11 2.2% 50.7% 2.6% 51.3% $18,502 $13,559 $16,785 $20,084 60.7% 890 1113
34 University of La Verne (CA) 11 2.9% 62.3% 10.7% 36% $19,722 $14,501 $16,541 $25,788 55.7% 897 1093
35 University of Hawaii–Hilo (HI)* 10 5.5% 36.3% 4.1% 43% $8,492 $6,742 $8,778 $12,907 65.3% 843 1073
36 CA State University–Sacramento (CA)* 10 5.5% 41.7% 4.2% 45.3% $8,827 $6,553 $10,639 $17,753 72.8% 837 1053
37 Eastern Washington University (WA)* 10 4.6% 46.7% 10.1% 37% $10,830 $7,131 $10,863 $16,431 81.1% 853 1067
38 Montana State University–Northern (MT)* 10 7.6% 30.7% 10% 52.3% $11,064 $11,238 $13,304 $16,180 69.6% 17 22
39 CA State Univ.–Channel Islands (CA)* 10 4.5% 54.3% 14.1% 34% $11,329 $8,841 $12,948 $19,756 59.8% 873 1080
40 Brigham Young University–Hawaii (HI) 10 5.3% 51.7% 7% 30.7% $12,220 $10,391 $11,992 $13,438 37.8% 22 26
41 University of Arizona (AZ)* 10 4.8% 60.7% 8.8% 31% $12,785 $9,036 $12,232 $17,553 74% 963 1213
42 Sonoma State University (CA)* 10 3.2% 56.3% 5.6% 26% $13,116 $8,555 $14,202 $21,233 81% 913 1120
43 University of Idaho (ID)* 10 4.9% 54% 1.5% 38.7% $13,616 $10,242 $12,768 $16,666 66.8% 20 26
44 Central Washington University (WA)* 10 5% 55% 8.1% 32.7% $13,852 $8,688 $13,906 $18,243 80% 890 1107
45 Lincoln University (CA) 10 10.8% 94.7% 32.9% 40.3% $13,951 $13,987 69.5%
46 University of Oregon (OR)* 10 3.2% 67% 13.8% 24.3% $14,625 $9,748 $14,240 $19,301 77.1% 991 1218
47 Trinity Lutheran College (WA) 10 4.5% 66.3% 26.7% 40.3% $15,099 $7,537 $15,276 $17,145 57.2% 780 1060
48 University of California–Berkeley (CA)* 10 2.1% 90.7% 0.3% 33% $15,844 $7,994 $11,746 $25,542 21.6% 1237 1440
49 Soka University of America (CA) 10 5.1% 89% 23.5% 26.3% $16,254 $10,980 $12,569 $22,392 37.5% 1042 1233
50 Humphreys Coll.–Stockton & Modesto (CA) 10 11.7% 86% 35.2% 73.3% $16,325 $16,158 $17,079 $22,291 44.9%
51 Woodbury University (CA) 10 5.1% 54.7% 6.8% 53.7% $22,488 $20,053 $20,402 $28,813 62.4% 880 1193
52 Whitworth University (WA) 10 2.1% 78.3% 6.6% 24.7% $24,249 $17,751 $20,494 $26,879 51.3% 1060 1300
53 Seattle Pacific University (WA) 10 1.3% 72.3% 5.1% 29% $24,262 $18,391 $20,426 $27,639 78.9% 1023 1253
54 Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) 10 2.2% 77% 6.1% 25.7% $26,653 $21,052 $23,722 $30,070 54.4% 1037 1247
55 CA State Univ.–Dominguez Hills (CA)* 9 6.1% 27.7% 2.5% 54% $2,509 $898 $4,424 $10,883 56.7% 740 927
56 University of Wyoming (WY)* 9 3.4% 53.3% 1% 23.3% $10,113 $7,861 $9,796 $12,991 95.8% 21 27
57 University of Hawaii–Manoa (HI)* 9 3.1% 53.7% 2.9% 28.3% $10,499 $6,405 $9,904 $14,713 72.2% 987 1160
58 Montana State Univ.–Billings (MT)* 9 6.3% 43.7% 5.2% 39% $10,532 $10,544 $12,789 $15,398 99.1% 19 24
59 San Francisco State University (CA)* 9 5.1% 47% 2.1% 37.7% $10,826 $8,395 $13,117 $20,002 66.3% 890 1120
60 Southern Utah University (UT)* 9 4.3% 43.3% 0.1% 39.7% $11,294 $9,231 $11,144 $12,982 71.7% 19 26
61 San Jose State University (CA)* 9 3.6% 47% 0.4% 35% $11,890 $10,059 $13,958 $20,623 68.7% 900 1093
62 Colorado State Univ.–Fort Collins (CO)* 9 3% 63.7% -0.2% 23.7% $11,925 $7,439 $11,824 $18,323 77% 22 27
63 Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)* 9 3.2% 44.7% 7.3% 31.3% $12,437 $8,951 $12,948 $16,692 73.7% 900 1113
64 California Maritime Academy (CA)* 9 7.2% 60.3% 10.5% 32.7% $12,533 $7,866 $13,489 $19,382 72.9% 933 1163
65 University of Nevada–Reno (NV)* 9 4.4% 51.3% 4.5% 23.3% $14,028 $10,634 $12,687 $16,312 86.4% 940 1153
66 CA Poly. St. U.–San Luis Obispo (CA)* 9 2% 73.3% 1% 18.7% $15,223 $8,542 $13,598 $20,404 35.7% 1120 1273
67 Vanguard University of So. California (CA) 9 3.4% 56% 7.1% 34.3% $15,454 $18,211 $19,373 $26,112 73.3% 897 1087
68 Washington State University (WA)* 9 3.5% 67.7% 12.8% 30% $15,969 $9,975 $14,656 $22,178 76.4% 953 1153
69 Pomona College (CA) 9 1.1% 95% 3.8% 17% $17,818 $2,843 $7,985 $28,715 13.9% 1370 1553
70 Warner Pacific College (OR) 9 5.7% 62.3% 19.6% 48.7% $20,381 $17,999 $20,083 $23,407 57.9% 870 1140
71 Claremont McKenna College (CA) 9 0.8% 92% 7.5% 14% $22,443 $11,629 $10,696 $26,516 14.9% 1303 1473
72 California Baptist University (CA) 9 5.5% 56% 5.4% 43.3% $22,469 $21,133 $23,296 $29,176 72.7% 843 1093
73 Pepperdine University (CA) 9 1.5% 80.7% 5.5% 19% $23,437 $16,874 $18,961 $32,598 33.6% 1110 1320
74 Willamette University (OR) 9 2% 77.3% 4% 23% $26,697 $16,632 $19,092 $29,361 55.7% 1127 1353
75 American Jewish University (CA) 9 2.5% 65.3% 20.4% 31.3% $26,990 $33,931 $37,408 92.4% 933 1137
76 Gonzaga University (WA) 9 2% 81.3% 5.3% 19.3% $27,136 $17,282 $22,060 $28,116 68.2% 1100 1360
77 Occidental College (CA) 9 1.8% 84% 1.2% 22.7% $29,148 $12,625 $16,836 $34,622 40% 1203 1393
78 University of Portland (OR) 9 1.4% 75.7% 2.1% 21% $29,582 $27,478 $24,715 $32,759 65.1% 1093 1313
79 Seattle University (WA) 9 1.8% 74.3% 2.5% 22% $29,816 $21,422 $24,800 $31,653 71% 1057 1273
80 Westmont College (CA) 9 2.2% 77.7% 5% 20% $30,285 $20,786 $24,586 $29,084 67.6% 1077 1300
81 University of Puget Sound (WA) 9 1.7% 76.7% 1% 21.7% $31,268 $21,558 $25,495 $33,837 52.6% 1137 1365
82 Santa Clara University (CA) 9 1.5% 86% 7.3% 14.3% $34,433 $30,019 $32,203 $41,952 57.2% 1147 1333
83 Weber State University (UT)* 8 4.9% 33.7% -3.1% 27.3% $8,619 $8,086 $9,504 75.1%
84 University of Nevada–Las Vegas (NV)* 8 5.5% 40% -3.1% 28% $9,483 $6,682 $8,835 $11,034 80% 887 1113
85 University of New Mexico–Main (NM)* 8 6.4% 45% 2.7% 37% $10,392 $6,984 $10,045 $13,087 64% 19 25
86 Portland State University (OR)* 8 4.2% 38.7% -4.4% 38.7% $12,175 $10,526 $14,138 $17,945 71.4% 923 1180
87 Eastern Oregon University (OR)* 8 6.5% 32% 1.3% 48% $12,831 $10,199 $13,389 $15,569 72.5% 840 1080
88 University of Montana (MT)* 8 5.8% 46% -2.5% 37.3% $13,329 $12,588 $14,406 $17,149 94.1% 21 26
89 University of the Southwest (NM) 8 11.3% 34.7% 2.9% 62.3% $13,543 $10,924 $14,026 $17,654 66.8%
90 Northern Arizona University (AZ)* 8 6.5% 50% -2.8% 37.3% $13,835 $10,021 $12,706 $17,447 68.8% 947 1167
91 Western Oregon University (OR)* 8 4.6% 42% -1% 40.3% $14,190 $12,656 $15,488 $19,190 88% 840 1073
92 Rocky Mountain College (MT) 8 4% 51% -4.1% 36.3% $18,092 $16,439 $18,258 62.6% 20 25
93 Northwest Nazarene University (ID) 8 4% 53.7% -4.6% 36.3% $18,231 $16,351 $16,865 $20,861 67.2% 21 27
94 University of Colorado–Boulder (CO)* 8 3.4% 68% 5.5% 17.3% $18,807 $12,557 $18,739 $24,758 84.4% 23 28
95 Westwood College–Denver North (CO)° 8 13.3% 42.3% 16.2% 64.3% $18,885 $18,928 $18,791 $21,964 56.4%
96 Thomas Aquinas College (CA) 8 0.4% 72.7% -6% 31.7% $19,039 $15,521 $17,567 $23,552 79.4% 1180 1427
97 Westwood College–Denv. South (CO)° 8 13.3% 39% 10.2% 69% $19,562 $19,404 $21,688 75.6%
98 Westwood College–Anaheim (CA)° 8 13.3% 43.7% 13.7% 74.7% $19,770 $20,647 $21,457 64.7%
99 Stanford University (CA) 8 0.8% 95.3% 2.6% 17.3% $20,337 $4,776 $6,540 $31,198 7% 1367 1540
100 Linfield College–McMinnville (OR) 8 2.4% 67.7% 4.1% 24.7% $22,937 $16,942 $19,336 $25,689 78.7% 983 1200
101 Pacific Lutheran University (WA) 8 2.4% 67.3% 4.3% 27% $23,033 $17,014 $19,939 $25,560 75.9% 980 1240
102 Colorado College (CO) 8 1.3% 88.3% 4.3% 10.3% $23,161 $12,249 $14,761 $32,298 27.4% 28 32
103 George Fox University (OR) 8 2.6% 64.3% 3.9% 34.7% $23,190 $19,413 $22,491 $28,245 74.9% 983 1260
104 Pitzer College (CA) 8 2.2% 82.3% 3.7% 18% $23,715 $12,529 $16,721 $32,419 22% 1197 1377
105 Master's College and Seminary (CA) 8 2.1% 60.7% 3.4% 28.3% $24,005 $24,173 $25,227 $25,093 72.6% 957 1240
106 Argosy University–Denver (CO)° 8 9.2% 63% 22.4% 60% $25,097 $23,744 60.5%
107 University of Redlands (CA) 8 2.1% 68.7% 3.8% 24% $25,391 $17,582 $18,747 $26,557 66% 1030 1227
108 Mt. Sierra College (CA)° 8 6% 28% 5.3% 62.3% $25,981 $25,807 78.9%
109 DigiPen Institute of Tech. (WA)° 8 2% 61% 0.4% 33.7% $28,704 $28,790 $28,685 $29,310 44.4% 1076 1290
110 University of Denver (CO) 8 1.9% 76.7% 0.8% 18.3% $30,810 $22,265 $24,629 $33,455 69.1% 25 30
111 Whitman College (WA) 8 1.1% 86.3% 3.2% 12.7% $31,229 $16,073 $24,016 $36,447 49.6% 1230 1453
112 Loyola Marymount University (CA) 8 2.9% 77.3% 4% 19.3% $34,930 $25,554 $27,448 $39,113 52.5% 1107 1273
113 CA State Univ.–Monterey Bay (CA)* 7 6.6% 38.7% -9% 42.3% $8,918 $5,060 $10,704 $18,024 60.3% 857 1093
114 NM Inst. of Mining and Tech (NM)* 7 4.7% 46.7% -16.3% 25.7% $9,327 $5,094 $8,701 $11,665 57.7% 23 29
115 Utah Valley University (UT)* 7 5.3% 24.7% -1.8% 37.3% $10,208 $10,170 $11,707 $14,766 84.1%
116 New Mexico State University–Main (NM)* 7 12.7% 45% 4.5% 43% $10,441 $8,352 $10,534 $12,991 85% 18 24
117 Humboldt State University (CA)* 7 7% 39% -3.2% 44.7% $10,935 $8,019 $12,299 $19,115 82.6% 913 1167
118 University of Montana–Western (MT)* 7 6.9% 32% -3.6% 43.3% $11,159 $8,820 $11,079 $12,204 77.5%
119 Heritage University (WA) 7 13% 19.3% 3.4% 76.3% $11,384 $11,385 $11,529 73.9%
120 Idaho State University (ID)* 7 9.4% 31.7% -3.9% 54% $11,838 $11,680 $13,437 $16,047 82.9%
121 Southern Oregon University (OR)* 7 5.6% 32% -5.2% 37.7% $13,221 $9,680 $13,209 $16,505 70.7% 890 1167
122 College of Idaho (ID) 7 4.4% 61.7% -2.1% 32.3% $17,214 $13,784 $15,361 $19,795 64.5% 22 27
123 Simpson University (CA) 7 4.2% 42.3% -8.6% 55.3% $17,444 $13,152 $15,329 $21,999 59.2% 903 1133
124 Chaminade University of Honolulu (HI) 7 6% 40.3% -0.2% 38.7% $18,115 $15,278 $18,158 $21,196 89.2% 865 1020
125 Northwest University (WA) 7 3.5% 51.7% -5.1% 38.3% $19,222 $14,799 $16,305 $21,707 62.7% 913 1193
126 Reed College (OR) 7 2.9% 77.7% -8.6% 18.7% $19,521 $11,871 $18,339 $37,079 39.5% 1303 1513
127 Westwood College–Inland Empire (CA)° 7 13.3% 33.3% 8% 78% $20,226 $21,067 $21,943 $25,368 63.2%
128 Saint Martin's University (WA) 7 5% 50% 3.1% 33.3% $20,339 $14,854 $19,808 $25,409 85.4% 900 1147
129 Cogswell College (CA) 7 5% 50.7% 4.3% 31.7% $21,398 $20,045 $21,905 $27,112 82% 960 1120
130 Carroll College (MT) 7 1.7% 60.7% -3.2% 23% $21,507 $19,839 $21,769 $24,911 70.6% 22 27
131 Westwood College–South Bay (CA)° 7 14% 43.3% 18.7% 87.3% $21,595 $22,862 $23,571 62.4%
132 St. John's College (NM) 7 2.2% 56% -3.8% 31.7% $21,872 $17,461 $22,301 $35,092 85.4%
133 Corban University (OR) 7 2.7% 54.3% -4% 31.7% $21,972 $18,443 $19,370 $23,130 39.4% 939 1199
134 Westminster College (UT) 7 2% 60.7% -4.3% 30% $22,678 $19,962 $20,960 $23,833 71.8% 22 27
135 DeVry University–California (CA)° 7 14.6% 31.7% 8.4% 62.3% $23,073 $22,538 $23,211 $27,047 79.4%
136 Colorado Christian University (CO) 7 3.9% 42.3% 0.9% 36% $23,747 $20,677 $22,327 $24,571 81.1%
137 San Diego Christian College (CA) 7 4.9% 44.3% 3.8% 47% $24,016 $23,435 $20,556 $26,136 43.3% 822 1027
138 Mount St. Mary's College (CA) 7 3.9% 52% -6.1% 55.7% $24,479 $24,377 $25,145 $31,081 67% 858 1047
139 DeVry University–Arizona (AZ)° 7 14.6% 34% 11.3% 59.7% $24,535 $23,712 $24,884 $26,885 80.5%
140 Regis University (CO) 7 3.6% 60.7% 4.2% 28% $25,001 $19,425 $21,098 $27,137 78.3% 21 26
141 Naropa University (CO) 7 3.6% 39.3% 0.1% 46.7% $25,010 $21,128 $23,640 $35,967 88.7%
142 Pacific University (OR) 7 2% 63% -3.5% 32.3% $25,291 $18,335 $20,824 $28,745 68.4% 997 1193
143 Notre Dame de Namur Univ. (CA) 7 5.2% 48.7% 3.2% 36.7% $26,674 $21,697 $23,767 $30,286 73.1% 847 1047
144 Lewis & Clark College (OR) 7 1.5% 75% -1.1% 18.7% $26,976 $17,654 $21,550 $30,861 64.2% 1190 1420
145 California Lutheran University (CA) 7 1.9% 63% -2.8% 25% $27,319 $21,323 $24,548 $32,792 46.1% 1017 1193
146 University of the Pacific (CA) 7 2.1% 59.7% -14.2% 38.3% $27,524 $17,700 $21,946 $34,314 37.2% 1053 1273
147 University of Southern California (CA) 7 1.4% 89.7% -5.2% 21% $27,751 $15,923 $20,313 $40,648 22.4% 1273 1440
148 Azusa Pacific University (CA) 7 2.5% 62.7% -2.5% 28% $27,800 $22,968 $25,533 $29,947 52.9% 980 1193
149 University of San Francisco (CA) 7 3.5% 69% 1.4% 28.7% $28,289 $26,989 $30,899 $39,724 64.9% 1023 1233
150 Biola University (CA) 7 1.7% 66% -3.3% 31% $29,020 $23,573 $27,355 $35,101 76.3% 993 1240
151 Chapman University (CA) 7 2.6% 71.3% -6.6% 20.7% $30,167 $28,052 $31,246 $39,098 46.6% 1103 1293
152 University of San Diego (CA) 7 2.3% 74.7% -0.4% 16% $31,363 $18,320 $21,787 $37,391 47.1% 1123 1293
153 Embry-Riddle Aero. Univ.–Prescott (AZ) 7 4.5% 57.3% 1.3% 30% $32,185 $28,148 $30,921 $33,353 82.2% 1007 1200
154 New Mexico Highlands Univ. (NM)* 6 8% 18.7% -9.6% 51.7% $10,399 $8,401 $10,150 $13,304 67.2%
155 University of the West (CA) 6 3.2% 41.7% -22.6% 20% $11,216 31.6%
156 Montana Tech/Univ. of Montana (MT)* 6 7.9% 45.3% -1.9% 31.7% $11,735 $10,055 $11,432 $15,064 89.3% 21 26
157 Lewis-Clark State College (ID)* 6 10.1% 30.3% -1.1% 38% $12,838 $11,442 $13,185 $15,959 98.7% 17 23
158 University of Northern Colorado (CO)* 6 5.1% 45.7% -10.3% 29.7% $12,883 $11,373 76.9% 20 25
159 Montana State University (MT)* 6 3.3% 49% -7.8% 31.3% $12,986 $11,809 $14,716 $17,643 60.9% 21 27
160 Boise State University (ID)* 6 7.1% 30.3% -15.5% 40.7% $12,987 $9,408 $11,264 $14,456 78.1% 20 25
161 Univ. of CO–Colorado Springs (CO)* 6 3.9% 44.3% -6% 32.3% $13,674 $11,498 $14,459 $17,489 64% 21 26
162 Western Governors University (UT) 6 4.9% 20.3% -17.5% 51.7% $15,877 $15,748 $17,369 $19,494 87.5%
163 Colorado School of Mines (CO)* 6 2.3% 67% -11.7% 19% $19,935 $16,446 $19,085 $22,904 45.2% 27 31
164 Hawaii Pacific University (HI) 6 3.1% 39.3% 0.1% 21.7% $20,060 $20,645 $24,288 $26,243 73.5% 873 1093
165 Hope International University (CA) 6 5.9% 33.3% -5.7% 51% $20,921 $16,562 $20,445 $26,712 52.6% 808 1033
166 Grand Canyon University (AZ)° 6 13.2% 30.3% 2.3% 55.7% $20,955 $20,340 $22,314 $23,818 56.4%
167 La Sierra University (CA) 6 4.8% 44.3% -3.4% 41.3% $23,176 $18,438 $20,803 $27,302 49.5% 823 1047
168 California Institute of Technology (CA) 6 1% 89.7% -15.7% 11% $23,218 $5,385 $5,462 $31,191 12.7% 1463 1573
169 Scripps College (CA) 6 0.8% 87% -7.2% 12% $25,093 $12,099 $14,930 $31,528 35.9% 1270 1473
170 Sierra Nevada College (NV) 6 4% 40% -4.4% 35% $25,177 $21,985 $27,091 62.1% 870 1120
171 Whittier College (CA) 6 3.8% 62.7% -1.1% 34.3% $26,102 $19,466 $22,213 $30,151 68.5% 943 1160
172 Mills College (CA) 6 3.7% 60.3% -9.5% 45.3% $27,250 $18,771 $21,752 $33,445 59% 1033 1313
173 Alaska Pacific University (AK) 6 5% 41.7% 4.6% 27.7% $27,836 $25,611 $28,158 $30,441 43.1% 921 1187
174 Saint Mary’s College of California (CA) 6 3.7% 63.3% -1.3% 32.3% $29,076 $21,582 $23,389 $34,652 70% 997 1207
175 Harvey Mudd College (CA) 6 0% 86.3% -16.7% 13% $29,774 $9,249 $16,555 $34,195 21.2% 1420 1533
176 Platt College–Aurora (CO)° 6 8.7% 39.7% -1% 52.7% $36,786 100%
177 University of Alaska Southeast (AK)* 5 8.4% 19.3% -3.3% 15% $8,876 $9,737 $12,061 $13,784 73%
178 Nevada State College (NV)* 5 6.8% 18.3% -11.4% 27.3% $9,157 $7,350 $9,625 $12,736 65.3%
179 Western NM University (NM)* 5 14% 18.7% -6.4% 48% $9,195 $9,514 $10,323 69.8%
180 Eastern NM University–Main (NM)* 5 13.6% 25.7% -12% 42.7% $9,234 $6,634 $9,596 $12,245 62.9% 17 23
181 University of Alaska–Anchorage (AK)* 5 7.4% 26.7% -8% 20.7% $9,530 $9,559 $11,783 $14,093 75.3%
182 Metropolitan State Coll. of Denver (CO)* 5 10.9% 22% -18.3% 35.3% $9,622 $7,427 $9,624 $13,013 68.2% 18 23
183 CO State University–Pueblo (CO)* 5 11.1% 32.3% -8.5% 41.3% $10,130 $8,750 $11,376 $14,862 94% 18 23
184 Adams State College (CO)* 5 10.8% 22% -20.1% 59% $10,639 $8,853 $10,688 $14,378 59.8% 17 22
185 Trident University International (CA)° 5 1.2% 11% -19.2% 7% $12,494 68%
186 Fort Lewis College (CO)* 5 9.2% 37.7% -2.7% 32% $12,522 $10,961 $13,151 $16,545 75% 20 25
187 Western State College of Colorado (CO)* 5 6.2% 37.3% -9.4% 27.7% $13,178 $9,351 $12,883 $16,443 84.9% 19 24
188 University of Colorado–Denver (CO)* 5 4% 42.3% -5.9% 25% $15,096 $13,349 $16,193 $20,361 64.8% 20 25
189 CO Tech. U.–Greenwood Village (CO)° 5 17.1% 13% -3.3% 50% $15,945 $16,208 84.6%
190 Nat. Amer. Univ.–Colorado Springs (CO)° 5 14.9% 10.7% -1.7% 54% $18,280 $18,440 80.7%
191 Arizona Christian University (AZ) 5 9.9% 44.3% -1.9% 38.7% $19,772 $19,578 $19,514 $21,832 65.3% 867 1140
192 Concordia University–Portland (OR) 5 3.4% 46.7% -6.9% 40.7% $20,199 $17,595 $18,481 $22,006 56.3% 903 1133
193 Marylhurst University (OR) 5 2.3% 20% -6.1% 48.7% $20,493 $17,812 78.7%
194 National University (CA) 5 4.5% 37.3% -2% 27% $20,974 $21,856 $22,908 $23,288 63.1%
195 Holy Names University (CA) 5 5.6% 36% -9.5% 46.7% $22,130 $18,959 $21,207 $25,567 66.4% 821 1005
196 Walla Walla University (WA) 5 3.1% 53.7% -6.4% 33.7% $22,507 $17,606 $20,479 $23,460 84.7% 20 27
197 University of Phoenix–Hawaii (HI)° 5 17% 18.3% 7.7% 43.3% $23,324 $23,228 $24,473 103.6%
198 Pacific Union College (CA) 5 5.9% 44.3% -12.3% 39.7% $24,236 $17,978 $20,451 $26,091 44.7% 873 1160
199 Concordia University–Irvine (CA) 5 3.1% 51.7% -5.4% 26.3% $24,257 $18,622 $20,237 $27,884 69.7% 913 1127
200 Prescott College (AZ) 5 5.7% 39% -12% 44.3% $24,788 $19,177 $21,670 $28,163 87.8% 977 1300
201 DeVry University–Washington (WA)° 5 14.6% 26.3% 2.5% 55.3% $25,927 $25,444 $27,361 $29,624 69.4%
202 DeVry University–Colorado (CO)° 5 14.6% 29% 4.4% 52% $26,137 $25,452 $27,605 $27,693 80.2%
203 Dominican University of CA (CA) 5 3.4% 56% -8.3% 32.3% $31,404 $25,853 $27,247 $34,165 55.1% 943 1140
204 University of Alaska–Fairbanks (AK)* 4 8.7% 29.3% -4.5% 19.3% $10,457 $10,676 $13,154 $15,110 66.7%
205 Colorado Mesa University (CO)* 4 10.7% 28.7% -8.7% 38.3% $13,415 $13,121 $15,306 80.7% 17 23
206 CO Technical Univ.–Colorado Springs (CO)° 4 17.1% 10% -7% 45.3% $14,658 $16,054 $17,682 $20,624 83.8%
207 Jones International University (CO)° 4 9% 0% -16.6% 50.7% $15,792 $15,988 $17,409 75.3%
208 University of Phoenix–Online (AZ)° 4 17% 14% -5.2% 55% $17,078 $17,083 $18,674 $21,321 136.1%
209 Univ. of Phoenix–Albuquerque (NM)° 4 17% 25.3% -1.7% 62.7% $21,224 $21,323 $22,592 70.5%
210 Westwood College–Los Angeles (CA)° 4 13.2% 19.7% -0.8% 64% $22,280 $23,388 $24,166 $26,274 57.1%
211 CO Technical University–Online (CO)° 3 17.1% 11.3% -11.1% 66.7% $21,188 $21,204 $22,647 $25,056 88.7%
212 University of Phoenix–Idaho (ID)° 3 17% 11% -14.9% 62% $22,270 $22,379 81.9%
213 U. of Phoenix–Southern Arizona (AZ)° 3 17% 22.7% -6.2% 54% $22,469 $22,412 77.3%
214 Univ. of Phoenix–Oregon (OR)° 3 17% 20% -8.9% 54.3% $22,590 $22,455 $23,893 79.3%
215 University of Great Falls (MT) 3 7.7% 23.7% -13.6% 44.7% $22,624 $21,805 $22,683 $24,332 76.1%
216 Univ. of Phoenix–Central Valley (CA)° 3 17% 20.7% -5.3% 61.7% $22,875 $22,753 70.8%
217 Argosy University–Los Angeles (CA)° 3 9.2% 0% -16.4% 60.3% $23,055 $23,611 79.4%
218 U. of Phoenix–Sacramento Valley (CA)° 3 17% 13.7% -11.6% 52% $23,352 $23,270 $24,834 76.7%
219 DeVry University–Nevada (NV)° 3 14.6% 6% -7.9% 54% $24,562 $24,348 83.1%
220 City University of Seattle (WA) 3 4.2% 12.7% -16.1% 29.3% $26,581 $29,852 77.1%
221 University of Phoenix–Colorado (CO)° 2 17% 15.7% -20% 37.7% $22,021 $22,149 $24,167 79.5%
222 U. of Phoenix–Phoenix-Hohokam (AZ)° 2 17% 17.3% -14.6% 45% $22,069 $22,231 $22,899 72.8%
223 University of Phoenix–Las Vegas (NV)° 2 17% 20.7% -6% 46% $22,276 $22,291 $23,905 80.1%
224 Univ. of Phoenix–Southern CO (CO)° 2 17% 17.7% -14% 37.7% $22,301 $22,503 $23,311 77.1%
225 U. of Phoenix–Northern Nevada (NV)° 2 17% 23% -6.2% 43.7% $22,675 $23,149 $23,702 82%
226 Univ. of Phoenix–San Diego (CA)° 2 17% 13% -14.1% 43.3% $22,824 $22,930 $23,834 76.9%
227 University of Phoenix–Utah (UT)° 2 17% 22% -10.1% 41.7% $23,057 $22,669 $24,243 78.7%
228 U. of Phoenix–So. California (CA)° 2 17% 15.7% -11.3% 49.7% $23,870 $23,893 $24,762 $27,920 77.5%
229 University of Phoenix–Bay Area (CA)° 2 17% 16% -7.8% 46% $23,907 $23,963 $25,184 78%
230 Western International University (AZ)° 2 8.2% 6.7% -29.1% 32.3% $24,038 $23,374 $25,411 75.1%
231 Argosy University–Orange County (CA)° 2 9.2% 0% -21.7% 47.7% $25,476 85.7%
232 Menlo College (CA) 2 9.3% 34.7% -10.2% 30.3% $28,312 $21,212 $22,307 $29,039 67% 882 1050
233 University of Advancing Technology (AZ)° 2 9.7% 29.7% -14.9% 41.3% $28,664 $26,903 $29,881 $32,826 78.7% 923 1180