Regional College Midwest Rankings
These colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Regional Colleges include Messiah College, High Point University, Taylor University and the California Maritime Academy.
Founded in 1846, Taylor University is a private institution. Taylor University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.
Located in the town of Ada, Ohio Northern University is a private school with small classes and many student organizations. Examples of ONU clubs include several fraternities and sororities and a committee that plans events for the rest of the student body.
Sioux Falls, SD
Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Augustana College is a private school that offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and about a dozen pre-professional programs. Outside the classroom, Augustana students can get involved in Division II sports, community service and more than 90 clubs.
A private institution, Marietta College was founded in 1797. Marietta College offers a Greek system, where 41 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 23 percent is involved in a fraternity.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is a private school with a strong emphasis on Christianity. Students can explore their faiths through gospel and ministry teams, mission trips, daily chapels, and a Christian-rock campus radio station.
Sioux Center, IA
Founded in 1955, Dordt College is a private institution. Dordt College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.
A private school located just 20 minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin College offers many activities on campus, within the local community and in the state capital. Students can get involved in school clubs and sports, walk to the bowling alley in town and explore the museums and shopping centers in Indianapolis.
Orange City, IA
A private, Christian school in Orange City, Iowa, Northwestern College offers its students opportunities on campus, in surrounding cities and abroad. Northwestern students can study in Oman or Romania and pay the on-campus tuition price, or they can stay in town and participate in student clubs and events.
A private institution, University of Mount Union was founded in 1846. University of Mount Union offers a Greek system, where 31 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 14 percent is involved in a fraternity.
Point Lookout, MO
At College of the Ozarks, a private school in Missouri, students work on campus to pay for their tuition. C of O students, almost all of whom show financial need, work 15 hours a week, and the money they earn helps cover their degree.