Regional University Midwest Rankings

Regional University Midwest Methodology

Regional Universities offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs. Regional Universities include Providence College, Elon University, Creighton University and Santa Clara University.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#5 Overall Score: 88 out of 100. Bradley University

Peoria, IL

$29,664 5,451 63.3% 87% 78%
#28 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH

$23,160 2,735 76.1% 86% 78%
#4 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

$32,070 6,650 67.7% 83% 78%
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Creighton University

Omaha, NE

$34,330 7,736 78.2% 89% 75%
#7 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

$34,480 3,583 81.5% 86% 75%
#3 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Drake University

Des Moines, IA

$30,880 5,270 65.9% 88% 74%
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

$32,920 3,298 68.1% 80% 74%
#10 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

in-state: $7,368, out-of-state: $13,240 6,237 73.7% 87% 74%
#6 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

$33,480 4,078 79.6% 83% 74%
#2 Overall Score: 96 out of 100. Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

$34,368 4,771 65.9% 89% 73%
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

$31,760 5,326 93.1% 85% 72%
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN

$23,628 3,094 66.3% 75% 71%
#26 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. University of Wisconsin—​La Crosse

La Crosse, WI

in-state: $8,769, out-of-state: $16,342 10,227 71.0% 86% 71%
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH

$27,840 4,173 70.0% 83% 68%
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. North Central College

Naperville, IL

$32,613 3,042 60.2% 80% 68%
#9 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

$30,596 2,757 80.1% 82% 68%
#20 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

$31,290 2,808 78.5% 83% 67%
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. Dominican University

River Forest, IL

$28,690 3,589 57.1% 81% 66%
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

in-state: $7,685, out-of-state: $17,181 12,273 77.5% 82% 66%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. University of Wisconsin—​Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

in-state: $8,709, out-of-state: $16,282 11,046 76.3% 83% 66%
#33 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN

$31,612 4,144 78.3% 80% 65%
#8 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Drury University

Springfield, MO

$22,665 2,060 82.5% 83% 65%
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Oakland City University

Oakland City, IN

$18,600 2,519 47.9% 75% 65%
#51 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Concordia University

Seward, NE

$24,750 2,091 76.1% 77% 64%
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Walsh University

North Canton, OH

$25,840 2,864 77.7% 74% 64%
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Webster University

St. Louis, MO

$23,700 18,609 59.1% 80% 64%
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

$35,108 4,683 70.0% 80% 63%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

$26,740 3,671 73.2% 78% 63%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

in-state: $10,454, out-of-state: $15,114 24,654 81.6% 83% 8 62% 8
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Malone University

Canton, OH

$25,678 2,373 69.5% 69% 62%
#26 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Augsburg College

Minneapolis, MN

$31,902 3,688 65.1% 80% 61%
#36 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

in-state: $11,144, out-of-state: $28,124 10,417 64.6% 79% 60%
#35 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Capital University

Columbus, OH

$31,990 3,584 74.9% 75% 59%
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Carroll University

Waukesha, WI

$27,724 3,571 78.2% 77% 59%
#68 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Concordia University Wisconsin

Mequon, WI

$25,150 7,751 70.2% 78% 59%
#34 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

$26,780 6,539 55.9% 80% 59%
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

$31,424 2,984 75.5% 76% 59%
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. St. Catherine University

St. Paul, MN

$32,590 5,075 58.7% 82% 59%
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. University of Wisconsin—​Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI

in-state: $7,882, out-of-state: $15,455 9,677 74.7% 81% 59%
#60 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. College of Mount St. Joseph

Cincinnati, OH

$25,800 2,294 69.8% 72% 58%
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. University of Wisconsin—​Whitewater

Whitewater, WI

in-state: $7,578, out-of-state: $15,151 12,028 73.0% 79% 58%
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Anderson University

Anderson, IN

$26,200 2,516 54.0% 76% 57%
#51 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

$29,890 4,512 79.9% 73% 57%
#25 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

$35,920 5,231 61.5% 80% 57%
#62 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

in-state: $10,466, out-of-state: $15,607 14,533 70.9% 72% 56%
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI

$34,020 2,564 57.0% 78% 56%
#53 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. North Park University

Chicago, IL

$23,290 3,141 42.5% 71% 56%
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Quincy University

Quincy, IL

$25,834 1,632 91.4% 72% 56%
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. University of Nebraska—​Kearney

Kearney, NE

in-state: $6,521, out-of-state: $12,349 7,199 85.3% 80% 56%
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

$27,950 2,345 51.6% 79% 56%

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