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.

Creighton University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,032, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus.

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

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

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

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1881. The school has 50.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Drake University is 12:1.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1873. The school has 80.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Drury University is 12:1.

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

A public institution, Truman State University was founded in 1867. Truman State University offers a Greek system, where 17 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 25 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,052, with a gender distribution of 38.7 percent male students and 61.3 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1901. The school has 63.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Dominican University is 11:1.

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

North Central College

Naperville, IL

North Central College was established in 1861 as a private institution. North Central College follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, St. Catherine University was founded in 1905.

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

University of Northern Iowa has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,655, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 47 percent of students live off campus.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1920. The school has 63.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Indiana Wesleyan University is 14:1.

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

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

Otterbein University was established in 1847 as a private institution. Otterbein University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

A private institution, Rockhurst University was founded in 1910. Rockhurst University offers a Greek system, where 31 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 34 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

Bethel University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,467, with a gender distribution of 37.1 percent male students and 62.9 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:
$34,020 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,378
Setting:
urban
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Founded in 1903, Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private institution. Milwaukee School of Engineering follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

Kettering University was established in 1919 as a private institution. Kettering University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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.

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