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

A private institution, Taylor University was founded in 1846.

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

Located in the 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 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Augustana College is a private school that offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and about a dozen pre-professional programs. Outside the classroom, Augustana students can get involved in Division II sports, community service and more than 90 clubs.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1797. The school has 76.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Marietta College is 12:1.

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

A private institution, Dordt College was founded in 1955.

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 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 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 is a private institution that was founded in 1846. The school has 55.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Mount Union is 14:1.

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

A private institution, Buena Vista University was founded in 1891.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,483, with a gender distribution of 51.9 percent male students and 48.1 percent female students.

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

Millikin University

Decatur, IL

Founded in 1901, Millikin University is 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.

University of Northwestern--St. Paul is a private institution that was founded in 1902. The school has 60.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Northwestern--St. Paul is 14:1.

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 was established in 1882 as 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, Indiana, 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 967, with a gender distribution of 33.5 percent male students and 66.5 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1840, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College is 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

Adrian College is a private institution that was founded in 1859. The school has 68.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Adrian College is 9:1.

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 was established in 1947 as 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

A private institution, Bethel College was founded in 1887.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,257, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 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:
$25,990 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,242
Setting:
suburban
#22 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Morningside College

Sioux City, IA

Founded in 1894, Morningside College is 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

Judson University is a private institution that was founded in 1913. The school has 74.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Judson University is 7:1.

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 was established in 1899 as 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

A private institution, Marian University was founded in 1851.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,513, with a gender distribution of 31.4 percent male students and 68.6 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

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