Regional Universities offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master’s programs but few doctoral programs. These rankings are split into four regions: North, South, Midwest, and West.

Rank Tuition and Fees: Colleges / Universities City, State Fall 2009 Acceptance Rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2009)
1 $30,012 Trinity University San Antonio, TX 59% 89.00% 78.50% 1200-1390
2 $37,368 Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA 59% 92.80% 85.00% 1120-1340
3 $36,404 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA 59% 87.50% 76.50% 1080-1280
4 $30,925 Gonzaga University Spokane, WA 78% 92.00% 81.00% 1080-1290
4 $37,605 Mills College Oakland, CA 57% 74.00% 62.80% 1030-1250
6 In-state: $6,498; Out-of-state: $13,938 California Polytechnic State University–San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA 37% 90.20% 70.50% 1100-1300
6 $30,825 Seattle University Seattle, WA 66% 88.00% 71.00% 1040-1280
8 $38,524 Chapman University Orange, CA 56% 86.80% 67.80% 1115-1339
9 $32,450 University of Portland Portland, OR 56% 85.80% 71.80% 1080-1290
9 $35,540 University of Redlands Redlands, CA 70% 84.20% 68.80% 1060-1250
9 $30,204 Whitworth University Spokane, WA 53% 87.20% 74.50% 1080-1290
12 $35,430 St. Mary’s College of California Moraga, CA 79% 81.00% 64.00% 980-1190
13 $29,200 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 78% 83.00% 68.00% 980-1220
14 $28,965 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA 93% 85.50% 67.30% 990-1250
15 $27,815 University of Dallas Irving, TX 92% 81.50% 64.80% 1090-1350
16 $27,100 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA 74% 85.00% 70.00% 990-1230
17 In-state: $4,942; Out-of-state: $14,620 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM 79% 70.20% 47.80% 23-28
18 $31,000 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, CA 62% 78.80% 64.80% 1010-1190
19 $22,760 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX 49% 74.50% 58.30% 970-1220
19 $22,556 St. Mary’s University of San Antonio San Antonio, TX 76% 79.00% 57.50% 940-1160
21 $26,484 St. Edward’s University Austin, TX 66% 84.00% 59.00% 1030-1235
21 In-state: $6,858; Out-of-state: $17,205 Western Washington University Bellingham, WA 73% 84.50% 66.80% 1010-1230
23 $25,980 Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT 82% 77.50% 56.00% 22-27
24 In-state: $4,606; Out-of-state: $15,766 California State University–Long Beach Long Beach, CA 32% 85.50% 51.00% 900-1150
25 $30,132 Mount St. Mary’s College Los Angeles, CA 79% 76.80% 61.00% 920-1110
25 $26,360 Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK 79% 78.20% 51.30% 22-27
27 $23,500 University of St. Thomas Houston, TX 80% 68.50% 49.80% 1020-1250
28 $30,588 Regis University Denver, CO 80% 82.50% 61.00% 21-27
29 In-state: $6,681; Out-of-state: $17,808 Evergreen State College Olympia, WA 95% 69.50% 59.00% 960-1230
30 In-state: $6,296; Out-of-state: $17,456 California State University–Chico Chico, CA 88% 80.80% 53.00% 910-1120
30 $21,700 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, TX 42% 62.20% 44.00% 19-28
32 In-state: $4,551; Out-of-state: $15,711 California State Polytechnic University–Pomona Pomona, CA 61% 82.20% 50.50% 920-1170
32 $20,990 Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX 38% 66.20% 49.00% 930-1160
32 In-state: $7,486; Out-of-state: $17,482 University of Colorado–Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO 65% 68.50% 44.00% 21-26
35 $21,980 LeTourneau University Longview, TX 70% 73.50% 48.80% 1060-1293
35 In-state: $5,302; Out-of-state: $14,230 Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA 77% 75.20% 54.30% 910-1130
37 In-state: $4,662; Out-of-state: $15,822 California State University–Fullerton Fullerton, CA 55% 79.00% 50.00% 890-1110
37 $35,540 Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA 56% 76.00% 50.30% 920-1120
37 2009-2010 In-state: $5,166; Out-of-state: $14,094 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA 84% 74.80% 42.50% 930-1160
40 In-state: $7,113; Out-of-state: $17,754 Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA 83% 77.20% 54.00% 880-1100
40 $23,904 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA 71% 73.30% 60.30% 840-1100
40 Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID 58% 69.00% 51.30% 20-26
40 In-state: $7,838; Out-of-state: $17,138 Texas State University–San Marcos San Marcos, TX 76% 77.00% 54.50% 970-1160
44 In-state: $4,672; Out-of-state: $15,832 California State University–Fresno Fresno, CA 72% 81.20% 47.50% 820-1060
44 $26,000 Concordia University Irvine, CA 62% 74.50% 61.00% 910-1130
44 $17,456 Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma City, OK 56% 70.80% 44.50% 20-27
44 In-state: $6,250; Out-of-state: $15,178 San Jose State University San Jose, CA 74% 80.20% 42.50% 900-1120
48 $24,654 California Baptist University Riverside, CA 74% 80.00% 57.30% 890-1130
48 In-state: $5,242; Out-of-state: $16,402 California State University–Stanislaus Turlock, CA 37% 81.80% 51.30% 830-1060
50 $23,180 Houston Baptist University Houston, TX 42% 71.20% 48.30% 930-1160
51 In-state: $5,300; Out-of-state: $14,756 Boise State University Boise, ID 87% 65.50% 26.50% 19-25
51 $18,690 Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX 46% 70.50% 51.80% 18-26
51 In-state: $5,014; Out-of-state: $16,174 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA 73% 76.00% 44.50% 890-1130
51 $26,402 St. Martin’s University Lacey, WA 78% 74.00% 51.80% 870-1110
55 $23,454 Walla Walla University College Place, WA 98% 73.30% 49.30% 21-27
56 $26,360 Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK 34% 71.00% 35.30% 960-1180
56 In-state: $6,620; Out-of-state: $15,293 Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA 82% 73.80% 47.80% 850-1070
56 In-state: $4,312; Out-of-state: $11,902 Weber State University Ogden, UT 100% 71.20% 41.50% 19-24
59 $28,590 Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA 79% 71.50% 55.30% 840-1060
59 In-state: $6,514; Out-of-state: $15,814 Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX 85% 59.50% 38.80% 870-1090
59 $21,890 University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, TX 66% 65.80% 41.50% 870-1110
62 In-state: $5,194; Out-of-state: $16,354 California State University–Sacramento Sacramento, CA 80% 77.50% 42.00% 840-1080
62 2009-2010 In-state: $4,026; Out-of-state: $12,954 California State University–San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA 64% 80.80% 49.80% 800-1000
62 $21,900 Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, TX 63% 59.00% 37.30% 820-1010
62 $27,265 Prescott College Prescott, AZ 81% 75.00% 42.80% 1000-1230
62 In-state: $7,891; Out-of-state: $17,191 University of Texas–San Antonio San Antonio, TX 87% 58.20% 27.80% 920-1140
62 $13,340 Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX 99% 63.80% 38.30% 18-23
68 $15,820 Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, HI 73% 67.00% 41.00% 880-1130
68 $18,282 Southern Nazarene University Bethany, OK 98% 68.20% 50.50% 19-25
68 $28,025 Woodbury University Burbank, CA 41% 78.20% 50.30% 709-1050
71 2009-2010 In-state: $6,528; Out-of-state: $14,958 Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX 73% 63.80% 39.80% 860-1070
71 In-state: $6,093; Out-of-state: $15,393 Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX 53% 65.80% 36.30% 800-990
71 $18,710 Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, TX 61% 62.00% 28.30% 870-1080
71 2009-2010 In-state: $6,042; Out-of-state: $14,352 University of Texas–Tyler Tyler, TX 86% 64.00% 36.00% 950-1170
75 In-state: $7,080; Out-of-state: $20,880 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT N/A 63.50% 40.80% 19-25
75 In-state: $5,786; Out-of-state: $16,376 University of Alaska–Anchorage Anchorage, AK 77% 71.00% 24.50% 850-1100
77 In-state: $3,702; Out-of-state: $18,888 California State University–Northridge Northridge, CA 73% 73.80% 41.30% 810-1060
77 In-state: $5,206; Out-of-state: $14,647 Montana State University–Billings Billings, MT 100% 59.50% 29.30% 18-24
77 In-state: $6,208; Out-of-state: $15,508 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX 55% 64.70% 38.30% 18-23
80 $17,740 Chaminade University of Honolulu Honolulu, HI 95% 66.80% 37.30% 840-1040
80 $30,358 College of Santa Fe Santa Fe, NM N/A 69.00% 42.80% N/A
80 $22,040 Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO 42% 75.00% 38.70% 930-1150
80 In-state: $6,795; Out-of-state: $20,430 Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR 89% 66.00% 36.30% 890-1040
84 In-state: $4,650; Out-of-state: $10,170 California State University–San Marcos San Marcos, CA 71% 72.50% 43.30% 860-1070
84 In-state: $6,229; Out-of-state: $14,539 University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX 84% 58.80% 31.50% 905-1095
84 $13,633 University of the Southwest Hobbs, NM 60% 77.00% 45.30% 770-940
84 In-state: $6,855; Out-of-state: $18,951 Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR 89% 67.20% 43.00% 770-1150
TIER2 In-state: $6,831; Out-of-state: $14,931 Adams State College Alamosa, CO N/A N/A 32.00% N/A
TIER2 In-state: $6,138; Out-of-state: $14,568 Angelo State University San Angelo, TX 92% 58.20% 32.80% 18-23
TIER2 2009-2010 In-state: $4,383; Out-of-state: $11,199 California State University–Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA 70% 73.00% 41.30% 780-1020
TIER2 2009-2010 In-state: $4,645; Out-of-state: $13,573 California State University–Dominguez Hills Carson, CA 84% 63.20% 33.00% 730-930
TIER2 In-state: $4,872; Out-of-state: $13,800 California State University–East Bay Hayward, CA 73% 75.20% 43.80% 800-1030
TIER2 In-state: $4,701; Out-of-state: $15,861 California State University–Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 68% 74.80% 32.80% 730-990
TIER2 2009-2010 In-state: $4,110; Out-of-state: $9,675 Cameron University Lawton, OK 100% 55.50% 24.50% 16-21
TIER2 $24,114 Concordia University Portland, OR N/A N/A 48.30% N/A
TIER2 In-state: $4,882; Out-of-state: $11,198 East Central University Ada, OK N/A 64.00% 34.30% N/A
TIER2 In-state: $3,900; Out-of-state: $9,432 Eastern New Mexico University Portales, NM 67% 57.30% 30.00% 17-22
TIER2 2009-2010 In-state: $6,456; Out-of-state: $6,456 Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR 78% 65.00% 29.70% 830-1050
TIER2 $28,690 Holy Names University Oakland, CA 77% 70.20% 32.80% 788-971
TIER2 $23,190 Hope International University Fullerton, CA 38% 68.50% 37.50% 856-1058