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Best Regional Colleges – West
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

Top Colleges Consensus Ranked

The Consensus Best Regional Colleges-West applies the College Consensus methodology to ranking the best 2-year and 4-year colleges in the western US. Compiling the most reliable published rankings and legitimate student reviews, College Consensus gives students a comprehensive picture of what colleges will meet their needs most effectively. The aggregate ranking formed by the Consensus method is like no other ranking.

How Do We Rank the Best Regional Colleges in the West?

The College Consensus method takes two sides of an equation and puts them together. On the one side, the Publisher Rating compiles all of the relevant rankings from national and international ranking agencies like the Center for World University Rankings, Times Higher Education, and U.S. News & World Report. The other side combs student review sites for the most reliable reviews to form the Student Review Rating. Those two ratings are then combined to form the overall College Consensus. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

The west includes some of the biggest contrasts in America, from the most populous state (California) to some of the least populated wilderness. Each of those extremes creates a particular need for regional colleges. On the one hand, some must meet the huge demand for career training and professional education for a large urban and suburban population. On the other, others must reach rural and remote populations far from urban centers. The Consensus Best Regional Colleges-West looks for the most trustworthy, least biased ranking of the bachelor’s and associate’s colleges doing the invaluable work of preparing the west’s workforce. It’s a big, complex job, and the College Consensus method helps students make the right decision for their future.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

There’s never been a college ranking quite like the College Consensus, simply because no one has built a ranking on all other reputable rankings before. By taking the long view, College Consensus can become an invaluable part of a prospective college student’s research process. We eliminate methodological bias by cutting to the chase – what are the numbers, all the numbers, and how do colleges measure up with all rankings and reviews combined? There’s nowhere to hide and no way to game the system with College Consensus.

The Consensus Best Regional Colleges-West are listed in descending order by their Consensus score. In the event of ties, schools are ranked in alphabetical order with the same rank number.

1

Texas Lutheran University

TLU
71.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
72.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

2

William Jessup University

William Jessup University
70.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
67.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

3

Arizona Christian University

Arizona Christian University
67.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

4

Howard Payne University

Howard Payne
67.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
81
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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5

Carroll College

Carroll College
67.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
63.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

McMurry University

McMurry University
66
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

San Diego Christian College

San Diego Christian College
66
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

Oklahoma Baptist University

OKBU
65.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Brigham Young University-Idaho

BYUi
64.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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10

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University
64.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

East Texas Baptist University

East Texas Baptist Univesity Marshall Hall
63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Montana Tech
63.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon Tech Wilsonville
63.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

BYUH
62.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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15

Southwestern Christian University

SWCU
61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Rocky Mountain College

RMC
59.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

Lewis-Clark State College

LCSC Campus
59
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

The California Maritime Academy

California Maritime Academy
58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
60.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University
56.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018