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.

Tuition and fees:
$34,330 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,032
Setting:
city
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

Founded in 1878, Creighton University is a private institution. Creighton University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$34,368 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,020
Setting:
suburban
#2 Overall Score: 96 out of 100.

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Butler University is a private institution that was founded in 1855. The school has 50.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Butler University is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$30,880 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,365
Setting:
city
#3 Overall Score: 91 out of 100.

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University was established in 1881 as a private institution. Drake University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$32,070 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,485
Setting:
urban
#4 Overall Score: 89 out of 100.

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University is a private, Jesuit institution located just across the Kentucky border in Cincinnati. Xavier students have many different clubs and activities to choose from, including, most famously, their men’s basketball team.
 

Tuition and fees:
$29,664 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,872
Setting:
city
#5 Overall Score: 88 out of 100.

Bradley University

Peoria, IL

Located in Peoria, Ill., Bradley University gives its students many opportunities to participate in both academic and recreational activities. Career and entrepreneurship centers help students learn, and around 250 student organizations help students have fun.
 

Tuition and fees:
$33,480 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,980
Setting:
city
#6 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Located in northwest Indiana, Valparaiso University is a private, Lutheran institution at which students are encouraged to volunteer and serve their community. Valparaiso students can get involved through many campus ministries, Division I sports, and the local Popcorn Festival.

Tuition and fees:
$34,480 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,949
Setting:
suburban
#7 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

John Carroll University is a private, Jesuit school situated in the suburbs of Cleveland. As a Catholic institution, John Carroll offers students opportunities to explore religion through the Ignatian Spirituality Institute and other faith centers.

Tuition and fees:
$22,665 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,607
Setting:
city
#8 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

Drury University

Springfield, MO

Drury University was established in 1873 as a private institution. Drury University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,596 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,612
Setting:
city
#9 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

The University of Evansville is a liberal arts school situated in southwest Indiana, with a secondary campus in England. Each year, more than half of students study at Evansville’s British campus, Harlaxton College, or in another foreign country.
 

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,368 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,240 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,872
Setting:
rural
#10 Overall Score: 73 out of 100.

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

Truman State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,872, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$32,920 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,052
Setting:
suburban
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

Founded in 1871, Elmhurst College is a private institution. Elmhurst College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$35,108 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,140
Setting:
urban
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

Hamline University is Minnesota’s oldest college, located minutes away from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Students are guaranteed to graduate in four years, and if they don’t, the school pays for the extra tuition.

Tuition and fees:
$28,690 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,995
Setting:
suburban
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

Dominican University

River Forest, IL

Dominican University was established in 1901 as a private institution. Dominican University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$32,613 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,755
Setting:
suburban
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

North Central College

Naperville, IL

A private institution, North Central College was founded in 1861.

Tuition and fees:
$32,590 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,663
Setting:
urban
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

St. Catherine University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,663, with a gender distribution of 3.2 percent male students and 96.8 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,685 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,181 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,655
Setting:
city
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

Founded in 1876, University of Northern Iowa is a public institution. University of Northern Iowa follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,840 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,512
Setting:
suburban
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

Located about 15 miles southwest of Cleveland, Baldwin Wallace University is a private school that hosts the annual Bach Festival, which brings renowned musicians and speakers to campus. Notable Baldwin Wallace alumni include Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel.

Tuition and fees:
$23,628 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,999
Setting:
city
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

Indiana Wesleyan University was established in 1920 as a private institution. Indiana Wesleyan University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$31,424 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,537
Setting:
suburban
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

A private institution, Otterbein University was founded in 1847. Otterbein University offers a Greek system, where 20 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 15 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$31,290 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,160
Setting:
urban
#20 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,160, with a gender distribution of 39.6 percent male students and 60.4 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$31,760 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,467
Setting:
suburban
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

Founded in 1871, Bethel University is a private institution. Bethel University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$34,020 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,378
Setting:
urban
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private institution that was founded in 1903. The school has 39.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Milwaukee School of Engineering is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$23,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,995
Setting:
suburban
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Webster University

St. Louis, MO

Webster University is a Midwestern school with an international presence. Though the school is based in St. Louis, it also has campuses in Switzerland, the Netherlands, England, Austria, China and Thailand.

Tuition and fees:
$33,946 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,724
Setting:
city
#24 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

A private institution, Kettering University was founded in 1919. Kettering University offers a Greek system, where 32 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 37 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$35,920 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,868
Setting:
urban
#25 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

The University of Detroit Mercy is a Catholic school in Michigan that emphasizes community outreach. The Detroit Titans compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.

Tuition and fees:
$31,902 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,845
Setting:
urban
#26 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Augsburg College

Minneapolis, MN

Founded in 1869, Augsburg College is a private institution. Augsburg College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,769 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,342 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,441
Setting:
city
#26 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

The University of Wisconsin—La Crosse is a member of the state university system. About 20 percent of students study abroad before graduation.

Tuition and fees:
$23,160 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,097
Setting:
suburban
#28 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

Franciscan University of Steubenville was established in 1946 as a private institution. Franciscan University of Steubenville follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$11,136 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,286 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,054
Setting:
city
#28 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

At University of Illinois—Springfield, students can participate in more than 80 organizations and the university’s numerous campus events. Student athletes can play for the  Division II Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars varsity sports teams.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,454 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,114 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,317
Setting:
suburban
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Grand Valley State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,317, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 percent female students. At this school, 27 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 73 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$26,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,794
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

Founded in 1882, St. Ambrose University is a private institution. St. Ambrose University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,709 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,282 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,499
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire is a public institution that was founded in 1916. The school has 26.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire is 22:1.

Tuition and fees:
$31,612 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,877
Setting:
suburban
#33 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

College of St. Scholastica was established in 1912 as a private institution. College of St. Scholastica follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,780 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,579
Setting:
suburban
#34 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

A private institution, Lewis University was founded in 1932. Lewis 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:
$31,990 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,720
Setting:
urban
#35 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Capital University

Columbus, OH

Capital Univeristy is a residential campus in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. Students have more than 60 major options.

In-state tuition and fees:
$11,144 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,124 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,975
Setting:
city
#36 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Eastern Illinois University (EIU) is located about 180 miles south of Chicago and about 140 miles northeast of St. Louis in the city of Charleston. Each year, EIU hosts several events for students, such as Family Weekend and the Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,198 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,272 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,328
Setting:
suburban
#36 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

The University of Michigan—Dearborn was founded in 1956 on land donated by Ford Motor Co. and is home to the Henry Ford Estate. Students at UM-Dearborn can explore unique cultural institutes such as the Center for Arab American Studies and the Armenian Research Center.

Tuition and fees:
$26,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,034
Setting:
suburban
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Anderson University

Anderson, IN

Anderson University was established in 1917 as a private institution. Anderson University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,724 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,233
Setting:
suburban
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI

A private school in Waukesha, Wis., Carroll University offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs. Carroll University students can play varsity sports or go backpacking and kayaking through the Carroll Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) program.

Tuition and fees:
$24,660 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,259
Setting:
urban
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,259, with a gender distribution of 32.1 percent male students and 67.9 percent female students. 65 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$27,950 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,423
Setting:
suburban
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Founded in 1920, University of St. Francis is a private institution. University of St. Francis follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,678 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,897
Setting:
suburban
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Malone University

Canton, OH

Malone University is a private institution that was founded in 1892. The school has 56.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Malone University is 13:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,666 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,610 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,341
Setting:
suburban
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville was established in 1957 as a public institution. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,843
Setting:
city
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

A private institution, St. Xavier University was founded in 1846.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,815 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,480 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,346
Setting:
city
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

University of Minnesota--Duluth has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,346, with a gender distribution of 53.4 percent male students and 46.6 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,882 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,455 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,296
Setting:
city
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Founded in 1894, University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point is a public institution. University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,578 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,151 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,751
Setting:
city
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

At the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, students can join more than 170 campus organizations and more than 15 fraternities and sororities. Student athletes at UW-Whitewater can play at every competitive level, including intercollegiate wheelchair basketball.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,521 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,349 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,648
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

University of Nebraska--Kearney was established in 1903 as a public institution. University of Nebraska--Kearney follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,840 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,371
Setting:
suburban
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Walsh University

North Canton, OH

A private institution, Walsh University was founded in 1958.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,929 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,125 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,263
Setting:
rural
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Western Illinois University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,263, with a gender distribution of 51.7 percent male students and 48.3 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.

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