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 was established in 1846 as 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 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

Founded in 1797, Marietta College is 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 was established in 1955 as 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 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.

Founded in 1846, University of Mount Union is 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 was established in 1891 as 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

A private institution, Loras College was founded in 1839.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,264, with a gender distribution of 40.9 percent male students and 59.1 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1902, University of Northwestern--St. Paul is 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

Hastings College is a private institution that was founded in 1882. The school has 68.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Hastings College is 13:1.

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

A private institution, Clarke University was founded in 1843.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 864, with a gender distribution of 4.7 percent male students and 95.3 percent female students.

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

Adrian College

Adrian, MI

Founded in 1859, Adrian College is 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

Bethel College is a private institution that was founded in 1947. The school has 73.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bethel College is 13:1.

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 was established in 1887 as 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

A private institution, Manchester University was founded in 1889.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,242, with a gender distribution of 49 percent male students and 51 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus.

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

Judson University

Elgin, IL

Founded in 1913, Judson University is 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

Bluffton University is a private institution that was founded in 1899. The school has 60.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bluffton University is 12:1.

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 was established in 1851 as 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

A private institution, Mount Mercy University was founded in 1928.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,074, with a gender distribution of 39 percent male students and 61 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1959, Trinity Christian College is 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

Benedictine College is a private institution that was founded in 1859. The school has 44.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Benedictine College is 16:1.

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

Stephens College

Columbia, MO

Stephens College was established in 1833 as 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

A private institution, Eureka College was founded in 1855. Eureka College offers a Greek system, where 21.3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 24.3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,224, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 66 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 34 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1853, Culver-Stockton College is 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

Trine University is a private institution that was founded in 1884. The school has 48 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Trine University is 15:1.

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 was established in 1884 as 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

A private institution, University of Sioux Falls was founded in 1883.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,764, with a gender distribution of 47.5 percent male students and 52.5 percent female students. At this school, 34 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1930, Briar Cliff University is 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.

Central Methodist University is a private institution that was founded in 1854. The school has 56 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Central Methodist University is 14:1.

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

Defiance College

Defiance, OH

Defiance College was established in 1850 as 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 was founded as a private institution.

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

McPherson College

McPherson, KS

Founded in 1887, McPherson College is 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

Mount Marty College is a private institution that was founded in 1936. The school has 78.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Mount Marty College is 10:1.

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

Union College

Lincoln, NE

Union College was established in 1891 as a private institution. Union College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, Valley City State University was founded in 1890. Valley City State University offers a Greek system, where 1 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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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