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

Taylor University is a private institution that was founded in 1846. The school has 61.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Taylor University is 12:1.

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

Marietta College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,487, with a gender distribution of 56.7 percent male students and 43.3 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus.

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

Dordt College is a private institution that was founded in 1955. The school has 60.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Dordt College is 13:1.

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.

University of Mount Union has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,175, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 78 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 22 percent of students live off campus.

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

Buena Vista University is a private institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 75.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Buena Vista University is 9:1.

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 was established in 1839 as a private institution. Loras College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

A private institution, Millikin University was founded in 1901. Millikin University offers a Greek system, where 17 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 19 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

University of Northwestern--St. Paul has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,739, with a gender distribution of 41.2 percent male students and 58.8 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus.

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

Hastings College

Hastings, NE

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private institution. Hastings College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 was established in 1843 as a private institution. Clarke University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College was founded in 1840.

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

Adrian College

Adrian, MI

Adrian College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,767, with a gender distribution of 53.7 percent male students and 46.3 percent female students. At this school, 86.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 13.8 percent of students live off campus.

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

Bethel College

Mishawaka, IN

Founded in 1947, Bethel College is a private institution. Bethel College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Bethel College

North Newton, KS

Bethel College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. The school has 68 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bethel College is 9:1.

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 was established in 1889 as a private institution. Manchester University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA

A private institution, Morningside College was founded in 1894. Morningside College offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Judson University

Elgin, IL

Judson University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,018, with a gender distribution of 45.1 percent male students and 54.9 percent female students.

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

Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

Founded in 1899, Bluffton University is a private institution. Bluffton University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Marian University

Indianapolis, IN

Marian University is a private institution that was founded in 1851. The school has 64.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Marian University is 12:1.

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 was established in 1928 as a private institution. Mount Mercy University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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