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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,237, with a gender distribution of 44.4 percent male students and 55.6 percent female students. At this school, 86 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 14 percent of students live off campus.

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 was established in 1797 as a private institution. Marietta College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,384, with a gender distribution of 52.3 percent male students and 47.7 percent female students. At this school, 87 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 13 percent of students live off campus.

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 was established in 1846 as a private institution. University of Mount Union follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 913, with a gender distribution of 48.6 percent male students and 51.4 percent female students. At this school, 87 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 13 percent of students live off campus.

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

Loras College

Dubuque, IA

Founded in 1839, Loras College is 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

Millikin University is a private institution that was founded in 1901. The school has 62 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Millikin University is 11:1.

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

University of Northwestern--St. Paul was established in 1902 as a private institution. University of Northwestern--St. Paul follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Hastings College

Hastings, NE

A private institution, Hastings College was founded in 1882. Hastings College offers a Greek system, where 4.5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4.8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Founded in 1843, Clarke University is 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

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College is a private institution that was founded in 1840. The school has 93.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College is 7:1.

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 was established in 1859 as a private institution. Adrian College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Bethel College

Mishawaka, IN

A private institution, Bethel College was founded in 1947.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 472, with a gender distribution of 45.3 percent male students and 54.7 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:
$27,920 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,257
Setting:
rural
#22 Overall Score: 70 out of 100.

Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

Founded in 1889, Manchester University is 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

Morningside College is a private institution that was founded in 1894. The school has 43.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Morningside College is 13:1.

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 was established in 1913 as a private institution. Judson University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Bluffton University

Bluffton, OH

A private institution, Bluffton University was founded in 1899.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,241, with a gender distribution of 34.7 percent male students and 65.3 percent female students. At this school, 32 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1928, Mount Mercy University is a private institution. Mount Mercy University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1889. The school has 79.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Joseph's College is 13:1.

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

Trinity Christian College was established in 1959 as a private institution. Trinity Christian College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Benedictine College

Atchison, KS

A private institution, Benedictine College was founded in 1859.

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

Stephens College

Columbia, MO

Stephens College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 673, with a gender distribution of 2.4 percent male students and 97.6 percent female students. At this school, 68 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 32 percent of students live off campus.

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

Eureka College

Eureka, IL

Founded in 1855, Eureka College is a private institution. Eureka College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1892. The school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Greenville College is 14:1.

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

Culver-Stockton College was established in 1853 as a private institution. Culver-Stockton College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Trine University

Angola, IN

A private institution, Trine University was founded in 1884. Trine University offers a Greek system, where 19 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 26 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, ND

University of Jamestown has a total undergraduate enrollment of 943, with a gender distribution of 49 percent male students and 51 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:
$24,550 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,194
Setting:
city
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

Founded in 1883, University of Sioux Falls is a private institution. University of Sioux Falls follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1966. The school has 57.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Minnesota--Crookston is 19:1.

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

Briar Cliff University was established in 1930 as a private institution. Briar Cliff University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, Central Methodist University was founded in 1854. Central Methodist University offers a Greek system, where 20 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 20 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Defiance College

Defiance, OH

Defiance College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 932, with a gender distribution of 49.1 percent male students and 50.9 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus.

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. Martin Luther College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

McPherson College

McPherson, KS

McPherson College is a private institution that was founded in 1887.

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

Mount Marty College

Yankton, SD

Mount Marty College was established in 1936 as a private institution. Mount Marty College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Union College

Lincoln, NE

A private institution, Union College was founded in 1891.

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.

Valley City State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,214, with a gender distribution of 44.7 percent male students and 55.3 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

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

Wilmington College

Wilmington, OH

Founded in 1870, Wilmington College is a private institution. Wilmington College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1948. The school has 44.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Grace College and Seminary is 25:1.

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

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

Blackburn College was established in 1837 as a private institution. Blackburn College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Tabor College

Hillsboro, KS

A private institution, Tabor College was founded in 1908.

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