Regional College Midwest Rankings

Regional College Midwest Methodology

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.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Taylor University

Upland, IN

$28,753 2,358 83.6% 87% 77%
#10 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

$18,330 1,379 9.5% 86% 62%
#2 Overall Score: 94 out of 100. Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH

$36,720 3,557 80.5% 85% 67%
#5 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

$26,420 3,380 75.4% 85% 72%
#40 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Martin Luther College 1

New Ulm, MN

$11,770 N/A 97.3% 84% 8 72% 6
#3 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Augustana College

Sioux Falls, SD

$28,630 1,839 75.6% 84% 66%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Grace University 1

Omaha, NE

$17,366 N/A 57.0% 4 82% 8 36% 6
#48 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Grace College and Seminary

Winona Lake, IN

$23,970 1,821 90.9% 81% 58%
#19 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Bethel College

Mishawaka, IN

$24,970 1,963 73.4% 80% 62%
#25 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

$26,310 1,810 69.7% 79% 54%
#4 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Marietta College

Marietta, OH

$32,265 1,622 67.6% 78% 63%
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Millikin University

Decatur, IL

$28,644 2,347 55.5% 78% 55%
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. University of Northwestern—​St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

$28,020 1,920 58.7% 78% 68%
#17 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

$28,000 1,191 73.8% 78% 63%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

$26,540 1,405 79.1% 78% 66%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

$26,764 1,241 73.6% 78% 63%
#30 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Benedictine College

Atchison, KS

$23,900 2,149 61.0% 78% 58%
#28 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL

$24,210 1,369 82.3% 77% 56%
#11 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Loras College

Dubuque, IA

$28,880 1,523 67.9% 76% 62%
#16 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Huntington University

Huntington, IN

$24,040 1,189 97.3% 76% 58%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Watertown, WI

$13,120 983 73.9% 75% 8 46%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. University of Mount Union

Alliance, OH

$27,380 2,253 72.3% 75% 65%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Franklin College

Franklin, IN

$27,695 1,053 65.0% 75% 8 60%
#19 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Bethel College

North Newton, KS

$23,500 472 64.9% 75% 58%
#15 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Hastings College

Hastings, NE

$25,520 1,112 69.5% 73% 55%

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