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 was established in 1878 as 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

A private institution, Butler University was founded in 1855. Butler University offers a Greek system, where 31 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 27 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,365, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 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:
$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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,607, with a gender distribution of 45.7 percent male students and 54.3 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:
$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 is a public institution that was founded in 1867. The school has 19.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Truman State University is 17:1.

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 was established in 1871 as 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,995, with a gender distribution of 31.6 percent male students and 68.4 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus.

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

North Central College

Naperville, IL

Founded in 1861, North Central College is 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.

St. Catherine University is a private institution that was founded in 1905. The school has 62.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at St. Catherine University is 12:1.

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 was established in 1876 as 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,999, with a gender distribution of 35.8 percent male students and 64.2 percent female students. At this school, 81 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 19 percent of students live off campus.

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

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

Founded in 1847, Otterbein University is 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

Rockhurst University is a private institution that was founded in 1910. The school has 40.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Rockhurst University is 13:1.

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 was established in 1871 as 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.

A private institution, Milwaukee School of Engineering was founded in 1903. Milwaukee School of Engineering offers a Greek system, where 8 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

Founded in 1919, Kettering University is 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.

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 was established in 1869 as 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,097, with a gender distribution of 38.8 percent male students and 61.2 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1960. The school has 24 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Grand Valley State University is 17:1.

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 was established in 1882 as 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.

A public institution, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire was founded in 1916.

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

College of St. Scholastica has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,877, with a gender distribution of 31.9 percent male students and 68.1 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:
$26,780 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,579
Setting:
suburban
#34 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

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

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,034, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 62 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38 percent of students live off campus.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1902. The school has 50.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Indianapolis is 14:1.

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

University of St. Francis was established in 1920 as 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

A private institution, Malone University was founded in 1892.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,341, with a gender distribution of 46.8 percent male students and 53.2 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:
$28,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,843
Setting:
city
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

Founded in 1846, St. Xavier University is a private institution. St. Xavier University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1947. The school has 36.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Minnesota--Duluth is 20:1.

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 was established in 1894 as 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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,648, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus.

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

Walsh University

North Canton, OH

Founded in 1958, Walsh University is a private institution. Walsh University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1899. The school has 46.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Western Illinois University is 15:1.

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