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.

Tuition and fees:
$28,753 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,237
Setting:
rural
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

Taylor University

Upland, IN

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.

Tuition and fees:
$36,720 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,629
Setting:
rural
#2 Overall Score: 94 out of 100.

Located in the residential 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.

Tuition and fees:
$28,630 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,771
Setting:
city
#3 Overall Score: 91 out of 100.

Augustana College

Sioux Falls, SD

Located in the city of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, Augustana College is a private, Evangelical school that offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and about 12 pre-professional programs. Outside the classroom, Augustana students can get involved in Division II sports, more than 60 clubs, and a community service organization.

Tuition and fees:
$32,265 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,487
Setting:
city
#4 Overall Score: 89 out of 100.

Marietta College

Marietta, OH

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.

Tuition and fees:
$26,420 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,220
Setting:
rural
#5 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

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.

Tuition and fees:
$26,540 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,384
Setting:
rural
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

Dordt College

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.

Tuition and fees:
$27,695 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,053
Setting:
suburban
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

Franklin College

Franklin, IN

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.

Tuition and fees:
$26,764 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,241
Setting:
rural
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

A private, Christian school in Orange City, Iowa, Northwestern College offers its students opportunities on campus, in the 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 one of the many student clubs and events.

Tuition and fees:
$27,380 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,175
Setting:
city
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

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.

Tuition and fees:
$18,330 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,379
Setting:
rural
#10 Overall Score: 83 out of 100.

College of the Ozarks

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.
 

Tuition and fees:
$29,448 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
913
Setting:
rural
#11 Overall Score: 82 out of 100.

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University is a private institution. Buena Vista University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,880 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,483
Setting:
city
#11 Overall Score: 82 out of 100.

Loras College

Dubuque, IA

Loras College is a private institution that was founded in 1839. The school has 57.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

Tuition and fees:
$28,644 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,264
Setting:
city
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100.

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

Millikin University was established in 1901 as a private institution. Millikin University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,020 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,739
Setting:
suburban
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100.

A private institution, University of Northwestern--St. Paul was founded in 1902.

Tuition and fees:
$25,520 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,077
Setting:
suburban
#15 Overall Score: 78 out of 100.

Hastings College

Hastings, NE

Hastings College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,077, with a gender distribution of 52.1 percent male students and 47.9 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$24,040 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,134
Setting:
city
#16 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

Huntington University

Huntington, IN

Located just 30 miles from Fort Wayne, Ind., Huntington University is a private, Christian school where students are encouraged to volunteer. Students can serve locally or in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through the Global Vision mission group.

Tuition and fees:
$28,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
967
Setting:
city
#17 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

Clarke University is a private institution that was founded in 1843. The school has 75.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Clarke University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$27,672 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
864
Setting:
rural
#18 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College

St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College was established in 1840 as a private institution. St. Mary-of-the-Woods College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,758 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,767
Setting:
city
#19 Overall Score: 71 out of 100.

Adrian College

Adrian, MI

A private institution, Adrian College was founded in 1859. Adrian College offers a Greek system, where 18.8 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 19.4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$24,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,801
Setting:
city
#19 Overall Score: 71 out of 100.

Bethel College

Mishawaka, IN

Bethel College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,801, with a gender distribution of 33 percent male students and 67 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$23,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
472
Setting:
city
#19 Overall Score: 71 out of 100.

Bethel College

North Newton, KS

Founded in 1887, Bethel College is a private institution. Bethel College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,920 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,257
Setting:
rural
#22 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

Manchester University is a private institution that was founded in 1889. The school has 55.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Manchester University is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$25,990 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,242
Setting:
suburban
#22 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA

Morningside College was established in 1894 as a private institution. Morningside College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,530 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,018
Setting:
suburban
#24 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

Judson University

Elgin, IL

A private institution, Judson University was founded in 1913.

Tuition and fees:
$28,504 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,077
Setting:
rural
#25 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

Bluffton University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,077, with a gender distribution of 48 percent male students and 52 percent female students. At this school, 72 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$28,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,241
Setting:
suburban
#25 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

Marian University

Indianapolis, IN

Founded in 1851, Marian University is a private institution. Marian University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,310 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,513
Setting:
city
#25 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

Mount Mercy University is a private institution that was founded in 1928. The school has 63.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Mount Mercy University is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$27,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,074
Setting:
rural
#28 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

St. Joseph's College

Rensselaer, IN

St. Joseph's College was established in 1889 as a private institution. St. Joseph's College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,210 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,346
Setting:
suburban
#28 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL

A private institution, Trinity Christian College was founded in 1959.

Tuition and fees:
$23,900 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,086
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Benedictine College

Atchison, KS

Benedictine College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,086, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$27,954 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
673
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Stephens College

Columbia, MO

Founded in 1833, Stephens College is a private institution. Stephens College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$20,060 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
754
Setting:
rural
#32 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Eureka College

Eureka, IL

Eureka College is a private institution that was founded in 1855. The school has 68.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Eureka College is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$23,612 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,224
Setting:
rural
#33 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Greenville College

Greenville, IL

Greenville College was established in 1892 as a private institution. Greenville College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,300 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
769
Setting:
rural
#34 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

A private institution, Culver-Stockton College was founded in 1853. Culver-Stockton College offers a Greek system, where 38 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 36 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$28,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,943
Setting:
rural
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Trine University

Angola, IN

Trine University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,943, with a gender distribution of 63.5 percent male students and 36.5 percent female students. At this school, 69 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$18,494 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
943
Setting:
city
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, ND

Founded in 1884, University of Jamestown is a private institution. University of Jamestown follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,550 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,194
Setting:
city
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

University of Sioux Falls is a private institution that was founded in 1883. The school has 60.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Sioux Falls is 15:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$11,452 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,452 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,764
Setting:
rural
#38 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

University of Minnesota--Crookston was established in 1966 as a public institution. University of Minnesota--Crookston follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,650 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,030
Setting:
city
#39 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

A private institution, Briar Cliff University was founded in 1930.

Tuition and fees:
$21,320 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,173
Setting:
rural
#40 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Central Methodist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,173, with a gender distribution of 49.4 percent male students and 50.6 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$28,690 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
932
Setting:
city
#40 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Defiance College

Defiance, OH

Founded in 1850, Defiance College is a private institution. Defiance College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$11,770 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#40 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Martin Luther College

New Ulm, MN

Martin Luther College is a private institution.

Tuition and fees:
$22,891 (2013-14)
Setting:
rural
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

McPherson College

McPherson, KS

McPherson College was established in 1887 as a private institution. McPherson College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,892 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,036
Setting:
rural
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Mount Marty College

Yankton, SD

A private institution, Mount Marty College was founded in 1936.

Tuition and fees:
$20,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
795
Setting:
suburban
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Union College

Lincoln, NE

Union College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 795, with a gender distribution of 41.1 percent male students and 58.9 percent female students. At this school, 62 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,516 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,596 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,214
Setting:
rural
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Founded in 1890, Valley City State University is a public institution. Valley City State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,970 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Wilmington College

Wilmington, OH

Wilmington College is a private institution that was founded in 1870.

Tuition and fees:
$23,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,530
Setting:
rural
#48 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Grace College and Seminary

Winona Lake, IN

Grace College and Seminary was established in 1948 as a private institution. Grace College and Seminary follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,506 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
546
Setting:
rural
#49 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

A private institution, Blackburn College was founded in 1837.

Tuition and fees:
$22,730 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
760
Setting:
rural
#50 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Tabor College

Hillsboro, KS

Tabor College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 760, with a gender distribution of 52 percent male students and 48 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus.

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