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 is a private institution that was founded in 1878. The school has 46.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Creighton University is 12:1.

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 was established in 1855 as 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

A private institution, Drake University was founded in 1881. Drake University offers a Greek system, where 27 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 28 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

A private institution, Drury University was founded in 1873. Drury University offers a Greek system, where 28 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 22 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Founded in 1867, Truman State University is a public institution. Truman State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1871. The school has 68.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Elmhurst College is 13:1.

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

A private institution, Dominican University was founded in 1901.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,755, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1905, St. Catherine University is a private institution. St. Catherine University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1876. The school has 43.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Northern Iowa is 16:1.

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.

A private institution, Indiana Wesleyan University was founded in 1920.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,537, with a gender distribution of 38.2 percent male students and 61.8 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus.

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

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

Founded in 1910, Rockhurst University is a private institution. Rockhurst University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1871. The school has 50.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bethel University is 12:1.

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

Milwaukee School of Engineering was established in 1903 as 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,724, with a gender distribution of 82 percent male students and 18 percent female students. At this school, 58 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 42 percent of students live off campus.

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

Augsburg College is a private institution that was founded in 1869. The school has 69.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Augsburg College is 15:1.

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.

A private institution, Franciscan University of Steubenville was founded in 1946.

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.

Founded in 1960, Grand Valley State University is a public institution. Grand Valley State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

St. Ambrose University is a private institution that was founded in 1882. The school has 66.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Ambrose University is 11:1.

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 was established in 1916 as a public institution. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

A private institution, College of St. Scholastica was founded in 1912.

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

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

Lewis University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,579, with a gender distribution of 43.6 percent male students and 56.4 percent female students. At this school, 28 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72 percent of students live off campus.

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

A private institution, Anderson University was founded in 1917.

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

Founded in 1902, University of Indianapolis is a private institution. University of Indianapolis follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

University of St. Francis is a private institution that was founded in 1920. The school has 61.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of St. Francis is 12:1.

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 was established in 1892 as a private institution. Malone University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

A public institution, Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville was founded in 1957. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville offers a Greek system, where 6 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 7.5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

St. Xavier University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,843, with a gender distribution of 31.9 percent male students and 68.1 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1947, University of Minnesota--Duluth is a public institution. University of Minnesota--Duluth follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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.

University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point is a public institution that was founded in 1894. The school has 24.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point is 20:1.

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.

A public institution, University of Nebraska--Kearney was founded in 1903. University of Nebraska--Kearney offers a Greek system, where 12 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 13 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Walsh University

North Canton, OH

Walsh University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,371, with a gender distribution of 37.1 percent male students and 62.9 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1899, Western Illinois University is a public institution. Western Illinois University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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