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
#19 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Bethel College

Mishawaka, IN

$24,970 1,963 73.4% 80% 62%
#15 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Hastings College

Hastings, NE

$25,520 1,112 69.5% 73% 55%
#22 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Morningside College

Sioux City, IA

$25,990 2,224 62.6% 72% 59%
#25 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

$26,310 1,810 69.7% 79% 54%
#64 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Notre Dame College of Ohio

Cleveland, OH

$26,344 2,129 88.1% 66% 8 36%
#5 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

$26,420 3,380 75.4% 85% 72%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

$26,540 1,405 79.1% 78% 66%
#39 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

$26,650 1,150 62.5% 65% 43%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

$26,764 1,241 73.6% 78% 63%
#67 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. Midland University

Fremont, NE

$27,146 1,126 98.0% 61% 8 46%
#28 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. St. Joseph's College

Rensselaer, IN

$27,350 1,084 61.8% 64% 50%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. University of Mount Union

Alliance, OH

$27,380 2,253 72.3% 75% 65%
#24 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. Judson University

Elgin, IL

$27,530 1,127 65.3% 72% 50%
#18 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. St. Mary-​of-​the-​Woods College

St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

$27,672 1,030 63.7% 72% 62%
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Franklin College

Franklin, IN

$27,695 1,053 65.0% 75% 8 60%
#22 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

$27,920 1,345 64.1% 68% 57%
#30 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Stephens College

Columbia, MO

$27,954 882 70.0% 67% 56%
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Wilmington College 1

Wilmington, OH

$27,970 N/A 90.7% 4 68% 8 48% 6
#17 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

$28,000 1,191 73.8% 78% 63%
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. University of Northwestern—​St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

$28,020 1,920 58.7% 78% 68%
#25 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Marian University

Indianapolis, IN

$28,400 2,580 54.6% 72% 59%
#25 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

$28,504 1,198 58.5% 67% 57%
#3 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Augustana College

Sioux Falls, SD

$28,630 1,839 75.6% 84% 66%
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Millikin University

Decatur, IL

$28,644 2,347 55.5% 78% 55%
#40 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Defiance College

Defiance, OH

$28,690 1,021 62.3% 62% 50%

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