TOP 150 MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES.

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OVERALL SCORE: Overall score represents the combined score of our three metrics--social mobility, research, and service--with each metric being weighted equally.

SOCIAL MOBILITY: The first column ranks the college by the percentage of all students graduating within eight years, and the second column ranks based on the predicted rate of graduation (based on incoming ACT/SAT scores, Pell Grant percentages, and other measures; see our full methodology on page 109). The third column ranks colleges based on the difference in six-year graduation rates between Pell Grant recipients and those who did not receive a Pell Grant. The fourth and fifth columns rank the difference between the actual and predicted percentages of Pell Grant recipients and first-generation students based on ACT/SAT scores and the percentage of students admitted. The sixth column ranks colleges based on the difference between actual and predicted earnings of all students (dropouts and graduates) ten years after starting college, after controlling for student demographics and majors, living costs, and other factors. The seventh column ranks by the net price of attending that institution, or the average price that first-time, full-time students who have a family income below $75,000 per year and receive financial aid pay for college after subtracting grants and scholarships. The final two columns rank colleges based on the actual and predicted performance of the percentage of students who repaid at least $1 in principal on their loans within five years of entering repayment. RESEARCH: The first column shows total research expenditures. The second shows the college's ranking in the number of bachelor's recipients who go on to receive PhDs, relative to college size.

SERVICE: The first column ranks the college by the number of alumni who go on to serve in the Peace Corps, relative to college size. The second column ranks the college by the percentage of students who serve in ROTC. The third ranks based on the percentage of funds in federal work-study money that goes to community service (versus non-community service). The fourth category reflects whether a college matches AmeriCorps service grants for undergraduate students in all fields of study (yes), at least one (some), or none (no). The final category includes measures of a college's voting engagement, and colleges can score between zero and four points in this category.

TOP 150 MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES SOCIAL MOBILITY Grade rate Graduation performance rate rank rank 1 Evergreen State College 109 18 (WA) * 2 SUNY-Geneseo (NY) * 22 181 3 CA State Univ.-San 208 28 Bernardino (CA) * 4 CA State University- 152 23 Stanislaus (CA) * 5 CA State University- 369 149 Bakersfield (CA) * 6 CA State University-Los 288 85 Angeles (CA) * 7 Truman State University 72 248 (MO) * 8 James Madison University 5 37 (VA) * 9 Trinity University (TX) 12 198 10 Bob Jones University (SC) 157 74 11 Mills College (CA) 62 372 12 CA State University- 202 160 Sacramento (CA) * 13 College of New Jersey (NJ) * 4 121 14 University of WA-Tacoma 39 11 (WA) * 15 Rutgers University-Camden 169 192 (NJ) * 16 Manhattan College (NY) 29 61 17 Citadel: The Military 60 13 College of SC (SC) * 18 CA State Univ.-Dominguez 396 213 Hills (CA) * 19 Drake University (IA) 23 208 20 Columbia International 95 33 University (SC) 21 CA State University- 192 53 Northridge (CA) * 22 Western Washington 42 91 University (WA) * 23 Loyola University 6 131 Maryland (MD) 24 Goddard College (VT) 275 102 25 Nazareth College (NY) 30 162 26 Pacific Lutheran 90 280 University (WA) 27 CA State University- 144 70 Chico (CA) * 28 Texas A&M University- 68 4 Texarkana (TX) * 29 Louisiana College (LA) 517 424 30 Heritage University (WA) 383 44 31 Hamline University (MN) 122 369 32 Providence College (Rl) 1 30 33 John Carroll University 66 186 (OH) 34 Fairfield University (CT) 16 148 35 Alfred University (NY) 308 508 36 Massachusetts Maritime 71 82 Academy (MA) * 37 William Carey University 153 27 (MS) 38 Saint Francis University 88 96 (PA) 39 NM Inst, of Mining and 470 659 Tech (NM) * 40 CA Poly. St. U.-San Luis 21 375 Obispo (CA) * 41 University of Baltimore 305 26 (MD) * 42 Lebanon Valley College (PA) 33 67 43 University of Redlands(CA) 50 86 44 Nebraska Wesleyan 82 157 University (NE) 45 SUNY Fredonia (NY) * 86 137 46 University of Mary 64 194 Washington (VA)" 47 Towson University (MD) * 74 106 48 CUNY City College (NY) * 442 618 49 State Univ. of NY-New 37 142 Paltz (NY) * 50 Millersville University of 147 127 PA (PA) * 51 Western Illinois 218 113 University (IL) * 52 SUNY College at Cortland 70 253 (NY) * 53 Santa Clara University (CA) 2 276 54 Mary Baldwin College (VA) 449 390 55 Central Washington 166 52 University (WA) * 56 Gonzaga University (WA) 7 73 57 Southern Utah University 352 200 (UT) * 58 Bentley University (MA) 3 35 59 Embry-Riddle Aero. 290 146 U.-Dayt. Beach (FL) 60 Humboldt State University 373 361 (CA) * 61 Valparaiso University (IN) 119 307 62 Eastern Illinois 172 155 University (IL) * 63 Northeastern State 541 114 University (OK) * 64 Arizona State-West (AZ) * 108 51 65 Rollins College (FL) 56 132 66 Bethel College-Mishawaka 98 29 (IN) 67 CA State Univ.-Channel 63 16 Islands (CA) * 68 Washington Adventist 527 391 University (MD) 69 University of Evansville 151 275 (IN) 70 Bradley University (IL) 26 159 71 SUNY College at Brockport 81 81 (NY) * 72 University of WA Bothell 15 17 (WA) * 73 La Salle University (PA) 116 66 74 SUNY Polytechnic Institute 359 412 (NY) * 75 John Brown University (AR) 85 50 76 Univ. of Wisconsin-Stevens 195 300 Point (WI) * 77 Univ. of Houston-Clear 38 6 Lake (TX) * 78 Creighton University (NE) 24 359 79 CA State University-Long 32 99 Beach (CA) * 80 Harding University (AR) 149 266 81 CA State Univ.-Monterey 395 520 Bay (CA) * 82 CUNY Bernard M. Baruch 75 247 College (NY) * 83 Wagner College (NY) 131 436 84 Frostburg State 365 242 University (MD) * 85 Shorter U. Coll. Adult/ 223 7 Prof. Progs. (GA) 86 Indiana Wesleyan 143 104 University (IN) 87 Saint Martin's 161 19 University. (WA) 88 Tusculum College (TN) 386 150 89 Ithaca College (NY) 18 246 90 CA State University-San 217 220 Marcos (CA) * 91 SUNY Potsdam (NY) * 339 496 92 Kettering University (MI) 181 362 93 SUNY Maritime College (NY) * 384 537 94 Eastern Nazarene 301 83 College (MA)^^ 95 Southern Wesleyan 402 218 University (SC) 96 Drury University (MO) 626 683 97 CUNY Lehman College (NY) * 441 301 98 College of Saint 160 15 Elizabeth (NJ) 99 Southern IL Univ.- 328 354 Edwardsville (IL) * 100 Univ. of Nebraska- 251 187 Kearney (NE) * 101 University of 10 115 Portland (OR) 102 Notre Dame of MO 264 285 University (MD) 103 Univ. of Arkansas- 613 229 Monticello (AR) * 104 Hood College (MD) 51 77 105 Alaska Pacific 378 87 University (AK) 106 CUNY John Jay Col. of 472 388 Crim. Just. (NY) * 107 University of 17 92 Scranton (PA) 108 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth 227 504 (MN) * 109 Master's College and 191 191 Seminary (CA) 110 St. Mary's University (TX) 209 295 111 Buffalo State College 419 324 (NY) * 112 Amer. InterCont. 691 427 Univ.-Atlanta (GA) ** 113 University of Michigan- 389 469 Dearborn (MI) * 114 Trinity Washington 532 63 University (DC) 115 Simmons College (MA) 84 651 116 Fort Hays State 164 10 University (KS) * 117 Northwest Christian 229 48 University (OR) 118 Texas A&M International 426 373 Univ. (TX) * 119 Rhode Island College (RI) * 417 346 120 Fresno Pacific 65 22 University (CA) 121 CUNY Hunter College (NY) * 368 647 122 Henderson State 601 598 University (AR) * 123 Grand Valley State 118 212 University (MI) * 124 Governors State 145 9 University (II) * 125 Western Oregon 418 293 University (OR) * 126 Utah Valley 556 409 University (UT) * 127 Point Loma Nazarene 43 219 University (CA) 128 Whitworth University (WA) 41 168 129 Univ. of Wisconsin-Green 379 443 Bay (WI) * 130 Dominican University (IL) 135 190 131 SUNY Oswego (NY) * 197 430 132 Rockford University (IL) 239 173 133 Chapman Univ.-Academic 83 3 Centers (CA) 134 University of Northern 125 211 Iowa OA) * 135 Fashion Institute of 25 156 Technology (NY) * 136 Siena Heights 179 21 University (MI) 137 Saint Xavier 206 205 University (IL) 138 Alcorn State 446 25 University (MS) * 139 CUNY Brooklyn 357 399 College (NY) * 140 Southern Univ. and A&M 597 339 College (LA) * 141 Bay Path College (MA) 153 126 142 SUNY College at 44 172 Oneonta (NY) * 143 Augsburg College (MN) 168 236 144 Weber State 457 243 University (UT) * 145 Saint Mary's College of 89 387 California (CA) 146 Columbia Southern 391 58 University (AL) ** 147 Metropolitan State 213 24 University (MN) * 148 Prescott College (AZ) 562 593 149 Southwestern College (KS) 269 8 150 Canisius College (NY) 100 153 SOCIAL MOBILITY Pell Pell graduation performance gap rank rank 1 Evergreen State College 74 41 (WA) * 2 SUNY-Geneseo (NY) * 401 197 3 CA State Univ.-San 283 116 Bernardino (CA) * 4 CA State University- 134 51 Stanislaus (CA) * 5 CA State University- 124 43 Bakersfield (CA) * 6 CA State University-Los 182 67 Angeles (CA) * 7 Truman State University 446 203 (MO) * 8 James Madison University 413 635 (VA) * 9 Trinity University (TX) 317 282 10 Bob Jones University (SC) 121 124 11 Mills College (CA) 312 10 12 CA State University- 255 143 Sacramento (CA) * 13 College of New Jersey (NJ) * 319 465 14 University of WA-Tacoma 481 145 (WA) * 15 Rutgers University-Camden 308 151 (NJ) * 16 Manhattan College (NY) 92 375 17 Citadel: The Military 253 521 College of SC (SC) * 18 CA State Unlv.-Dominguez...

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