Parchment Student Choice College Rankings 2017

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(rank change vs 2016)



(Elo points)


(Student decisions)

Peer Colleges

1 (1) Texas A & M International University
Laredo, TX
Nearby: Laredo
1975 353

Laredo Community College

University of Texas at San Antonio

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

2 Quincy University
Quincy, IL
1845 57

John Wood Community College

Heritage College

Culver-Stockton College

3 (2) Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
Nearby: New York, Newark, Bridgeport
1842 109

Parsons School of Design

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

LIM College

4 (3) Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
Nearby: San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles
1799 3187

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Davis

San Diego State University

5 (11) University of the Cumberlands
Williamsburg, KY
Nearby: London
1789 246

Union College

Lindsey Wilson College

Somerset Community College

6 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
Tacoma, WA
Nearby: Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia
1778 62

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma Community College

7 University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Bothell, WA
Nearby: Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia
1760 103

University of Washington-Tacoma Campus

Seattle Pacific University

Western Washington University

8 (23) University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO
Nearby: Kansas City, Overland Park, Kansas City
1737 101

Northwest Missouri State University

Missouri Western State University

Missouri State University

9 (110) York College Pennsylvania
York, PA
Nearby: Harrisburg, Carlisle, Lebanon
1729 192

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

10 (4) Chapman University
Orange, CA
Nearby: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside
1726 1202

Loyola Marymount University

University of San Diego

Pepperdine University

11 (1) Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
1722 924

Loyola Marymount University

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

12 (16) Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO
Nearby: Maryville
1709 82

Missouri Western State University

University of Central Missouri

Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods

13 Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
Nearby: Anniston, Oxford
1702 91

Gadsden State Community College

University of South Alabama

Troy University

14 (211) Newman University
Wichita, KS
Nearby: Wichita, Winfield
1701 82

Friends University

Butler Community College

Wichita State University

15 (132) Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
1700 428

James Madison University

Longwood University

University of Mary Washington

16 (103) Saint Edward's University
Austin, TX
Nearby: Austin, Round Rock
1695 140

St. Mary's University

University of the Incarnate Word

University of Texas at El Paso

17 University of St. Thomas
Houston, TX
Nearby: Houston, Baytown, Huntsville
1690 52

Houston Baptist University

University of St. Thomas

St. Mary's University

18 North Georgia College & State University
Dahlonega, GA
1689 70

13.9,86.1 14% University of North Georgia

10.8,89.2 11% Georgia College and State University

7.5,92.5 8% Kennesaw State University

18 (108) Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS
Nearby: Pittsburg
1689 121

Emporia State University

Wichita State University

Fort Hays State University

18 Harding University
Searcy, AR
Nearby: Little Rock, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff
1689 61

Freed-Hardeman University

Oklahoma Christian University

Lipscomb University

21 (1) Purdue University-Calumet Campus
Hammond, IN
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1687 444

Indiana University - Northwest

Purdue University-North Central Campus

Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest

21 (108) Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
Nearby: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland
1687 87

Saint Marys College of California

Notre Dame de Namur University

Holy Names University

23 (144) University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
Nearby: Anchorage
1676 89

University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Southeast

Alaska Pacific University

24 (11) Columbia College-Chicago
Chicago, IL
Nearby: Chicago, Naperville, Michigan City
1674 668

Columbia College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

DePaul University

25 (5) California State University, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Nearby: San Diego, Carlsbad, San Marcos
1670 908

California State University, San Bernardino

California State University, Chico

California State University, Fullerton

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