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:
$24,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,481
Setting:
rural
#51 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Concordia University was established in 1894 as a private institution. Concordia University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$29,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,196
Setting:
suburban
#51 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL

A private institution, Olivet Nazarene University was founded in 1907.

Tuition and fees:
$26,180 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,096
Setting:
city
#53 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Heidelberg University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,096, with a gender distribution of 51.8 percent male students and 48.2 percent female students. At this school, 71 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 29 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$28,948 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,065
Setting:
suburban
#53 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Founded in 1932, Lawrence Technological University is a private institution. Lawrence Technological University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,290 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,203
Setting:
urban
#53 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

North Park University

Chicago, IL

North Park University is a private institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 57.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at North Park University is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$26,760 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
879
Setting:
suburban
#53 Overall Score: 50 out of 100.

Ursuline College

Pepper Pike, OH

Ursuline College was established in 1871 as a private institution. Ursuline College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,460 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,922
Setting:
city
#57 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, MI

A private institution, Aquinas College was founded in 1886.

Tuition and fees:
$23,806 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,738
Setting:
rural
#57 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH

Muskingum University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,738, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students. At this school, 68 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 32 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,944 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,690 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,270
Setting:
rural
#57 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Founded in 1891, University of Wisconsin--Stout is a public institution. University of Wisconsin--Stout follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,840
Setting:
suburban
#60 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

College of Mount St. Joseph is a private institution that was founded in 1920. The school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at College of Mount St. Joseph is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$23,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,058
Setting:
rural
#60 Overall Score: 48 out of 100.

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI

Spring Arbor University was established in 1873 as a private institution. Spring Arbor University follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,580 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
936
Setting:
rural
#62 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

Baker University

Baldwin City, KS

A private institution, Baker University was founded in 1858. Baker University offers a Greek system, where 43 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 36 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,466 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,607 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,261
Setting:
rural
#62 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Located in Big Rapids, Mich., Ferris State University offers bachelor’s degrees in arts, integrative studies, science, and social work. Ferris State students can attend many campus events, including music festivals, comedy shows, film screenings, and lectures.

Tuition and fees:
$29,798 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,898
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 47 out of 100.

University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

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

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,676 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,249 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,611
Setting:
suburban
#65 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

University of Wisconsin--Green Bay is a public institution that was founded in 1965. The school has 29.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Wisconsin--Green Bay is 23:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,360 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,934 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
12,322
Setting:
city
#65 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh was established in 1871 as a public institution. University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,930 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,590 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,405
Setting:
city
#65 Overall Score: 46 out of 100.

A public institution, Winona State University was founded in 1858.

Tuition and fees:
$23,231 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,932
Setting:
urban
#68 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

Alverno College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,932, with a gender distribution of 0.2 percent male students and 99.8 percent female students. At this school, 11 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 89 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$25,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,419
Setting:
suburban
#68 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin is a private institution. Concordia University Wisconsin follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,050 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,240
Setting:
suburban
#68 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

McKendree University

Lebanon, IL

McKendree University is a private institution that was founded in 1828. The school has 70.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at McKendree University is 12:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,908 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,388 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,434
Setting:
city
#68 Overall Score: 45 out of 100.

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

At Missouri State University, students can explore more than 300 campus organizations, fraternities and sororities, community service programs, and Division I sports. Notable alumni include actor John Goodman, who starred in the television show Roseanne and in movies such as The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Raising Arizona.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,457 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,030 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
7,648
Setting:
rural
#72 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Wisconsin--Platteville was founded in 1866. University of Wisconsin--Platteville offers a Greek system, where 8 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 6 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,721 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,294 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,061
Setting:
suburban
#72 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

University of Wisconsin--River Falls has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,061, with a gender distribution of 39.7 percent male students and 60.3 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.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,574 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$9,774 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,020
Setting:
rural
#72 Overall Score: 44 out of 100.

Founded in 1909, Wayne State College is a public institution. Wayne State College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,531 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,010 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,504
Setting:
city
#75 Overall Score: 43 out of 100.

Minnesota State University--Mankato is a public institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 31.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Minnesota State University--Mankato is 27:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,912 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,451
Setting:
city
#76 Overall Score: 42 out of 100.

Northern Michigan University is a state school located near the southern shore of Lake Superior. Upon paying tuition, each student receives a laptop.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,161 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,592 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,914
Setting:
city
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Located about 40 miles west of Detroit, Eastern Michigan University offers more than 200 majors, including graduate programs in business, education, and health. Students can join more than 300 campus organizations, play Division I sports, and participate in events such as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Tuition and fees:
$23,690 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,756
Setting:
rural
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,756, with a gender distribution of 35.2 percent male students and 64.8 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,846 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,071 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,166
Setting:
rural
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Founded in 1903, Pittsburg State University is a public institution. Pittsburg State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,834 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,226
Setting:
city
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Quincy University

Quincy, IL

Quincy University is a private institution that was founded in 1860. The school has 68.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Quincy University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$26,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,795
Setting:
urban
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Roosevelt University

Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University, located on campuses in Chicago and Schaumburg, Ill., is a private school that encourages its students to get involved with social justice. Part of Roosevelt’s mission is not only to educate but to also shape students to be socially conscious community leaders.
 

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,774 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,926 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,389
Setting:
city
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100.

Washburn University

Topeka, KS

A public institution, Washburn University was founded in 1865. Washburn University offers a Greek system, where 6 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 6 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$27,788 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,515
Setting:
suburban
#83 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Concordia University Chicago

River Forest, IL

Concordia University Chicago has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,515, with a gender distribution of 37.7 percent male students and 62.3 percent female students. At this school, 55 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$23,886 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,304
Setting:
rural
#83 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

Southwestern College

Winfield, KS

Founded in 1885, Southwestern College is a private institution. Southwestern College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,472 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,114 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
14,787
Setting:
city
#83 Overall Score: 40 out of 100.

St. Cloud State University is a public institution that was founded in 1869. The school has 35.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Cloud State University is 19:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,286 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$10,286 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,872
Setting:
rural
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Dakota State University was established in 1881 as a public institution. Dakota State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,720 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,798
Setting:
city
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Marian University

Fond du Lac, WI

A private institution, Marian University was founded in 1936. Marian University offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,863 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,195 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,541
Setting:
suburban
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

Southeast Missouri State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,541, with a gender distribution of 43.3 percent male students and 56.7 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$14,730 (2013-14)
Setting:
rural
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND

Founded in 1959, University of Mary is a private institution. University of Mary follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$24,440 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,978
Setting:
city
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

University of St. Francis

Fort Wayne, IN

University of St. Francis is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The school has 53.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of St. Francis is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$19,850 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100.

William Woods University was established in 1870 as a private institution. William Woods University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,330 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$8,330 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,744
Setting:
rural
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

A public institution, Bemidji State University was founded in 1919.

Tuition and fees:
$19,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,824
Setting:
urban
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Concordia University--St. Paul has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,824, with a gender distribution of 40.3 percent male students and 59.7 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,614 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,388 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,773
Setting:
city
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Founded in 1863, Emporia State University is a public institution. Emporia State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,530 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,495
Setting:
rural
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Graceland University is a private institution that was founded in 1895. The school has 74.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Graceland University is 13:1.

Tuition and fees:
$18,600 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,301
Setting:
rural
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Oakland City University

Oakland City, IN

Oakland City University was established in 1885 as a private institution. Oakland City University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,104 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,127
Setting:
urban
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

A private institution, Ohio Dominican University was founded in 1911.

Tuition and fees:
$22,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,230
Setting:
urban
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Robert Morris University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,230, with a gender distribution of 46.5 percent male students and 53.5 percent female students. At this school, 10 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,265 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,659 (2013-14)
Setting:
rural
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

Founded in 1871, University of Central Missouri is a public institution. University of Central Missouri follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,844 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,796 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,984
Setting:
city
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

University of Michigan--Flint is a public institution that was founded in 1956. The school has 47.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Michigan--Flint is 16:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,946 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,519 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,550
Setting:
city
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

University of Wisconsin--Superior was established in 1893 as a public institution. University of Wisconsin--Superior follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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