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Best Regional Colleges – West
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2019

Best Regional Colleges West 2019

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 ranking agencies like U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and WalletHub. 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
71.2
College Consensus
71.3
Publisher Consensus
71.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

2

Howard Payne University

Howard Payne
70.7
College Consensus
57.9
Publisher Consensus
83.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

3

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University
69.6
College Consensus
62
Publisher Consensus
77.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

4

Carroll College

Carroll College
69.4
College Consensus
68
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

5

William Jessup University

William Jessup University
68.6
College Consensus
61.3
Publisher Consensus
75.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

6

San Diego Christian College

San Diego Christian College
67.2
College Consensus
62.4
Publisher Consensus
72.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

7

McMurry University

McMurry University
66.7
College Consensus
58.1
Publisher Consensus
75.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

8

Oklahoma Baptist University

OKBU
66.5
College Consensus
61.2
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

9

Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon Tech Wilsonville
65.9
College Consensus
61.6
Publisher Consensus
70.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

10

Arizona Christian University

Arizona Christian University
65.2
College Consensus
51.4
Publisher Consensus
78.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

11

The University of Montana-Western

UM Western
65
College Consensus
53.9
Publisher Consensus
76
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

12

Rocky Mountain College

RMC
63.4
College Consensus
57.3
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

13

East Texas Baptist University

East Texas Baptist Univesity Marshall Hall
62.9
College Consensus
53.8
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

14

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Montana Tech
61.8
College Consensus
54.9
Publisher Consensus
68.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

15

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

BYUH
59.4
College Consensus
49.3
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

16

Southwestern Christian University

SWCU
58.5
College Consensus
44.5
Publisher Consensus
72.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

17

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University
53.9
College Consensus
38.8
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019