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
#56 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD

in-state: $7,563, out-of-state: $9,563 3,449 89.8% 69% 46%
#56 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Ottawa University 1

Ottawa, KS

$23,000 N/A 94.8% 4 54% 8 41% 8
#55 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Grand View University

Des Moines, IA

$22,708 2,232 92.3% 69% 49%
#52 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Concordia University 1

Ann Arbor, MI

$22,464 N/A 55.8% 4 60% 8 44% 6
#52 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, SD

$22,700 835 73.3% 67% 8 42%
#52 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Olivet College

Olivet, MI

$23,021 1,147 51.2% 68% 43%
#51 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Evangel University

Springfield, MO

$19,920 2,079 66.6% 72% 8 49% 6
#50 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Tabor College

Hillsboro, KS

$22,730 768 85.0% 65% 50%
#49 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

$18,506 546 61.3% 64% 45%
#48 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Grace College and Seminary

Winona Lake, IN

$23,970 1,821 90.9% 81% 58%
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. McPherson College 1

McPherson, KS

$22,891 N/A 86.2% 4 65% 8 46% 6
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Mount Marty College

Yankton, SD

$22,892 1,178 71.4% 71% 51%
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Union College

Lincoln, NE

$20,470 881 45.0% 69% 50%
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

in-state: $6,516, out-of-state: $14,596 1,362 81.2% 61% 41%
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Wilmington College 1

Wilmington, OH

$27,970 N/A 90.7% 4 68% 8 48% 6
#40 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Central Methodist University

Fayette, MO

$21,320 1,173 66.7% 67% 50%
#40 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Defiance College

Defiance, OH

$28,690 1,021 62.3% 62% 50%
#40 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Martin Luther College 1

New Ulm, MN

$11,770 N/A 97.3% 84% 8 72% 6
#39 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

$26,650 1,150 62.5% 65% 43%
#38 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. University of Minnesota—​Crookston

Crookston, MN

$11,452 2,764 72.6% 70% 47%
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Trine University

Angola, IN

$28,850 1,948 71.6% 73% 53%
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. University of Jamestown

Jamestown, ND

$18,494 949 56.3% 70% 50%
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

$24,550 1,505 55.5% 69% 48%
#34 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Culver-​Stockton College

Canton, MO

$23,300 769 61.5% 66% 51%
#33 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Greenville College

Greenville, IL

$23,612 1,463 73.6% 70% 8 54%

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