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.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,845, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 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.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1946. The school has 47.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Franciscan University of Steubenville is 15:1.

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.

A public institution, Grand Valley State University was founded in 1960.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,794, with a gender distribution of 41.7 percent male students and 58.3 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.

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.

Founded in 1916, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire is 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.

College of St. Scholastica is a private institution that was founded in 1912. The school has 50.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at College of St. Scholastica is 13:1.

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 was established in 1932 as 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 is a private institution that was founded in 1917. The school has 66.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Anderson University is 13:1.

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

A private institution, University of Indianapolis was founded in 1902.

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

University of St. Francis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,423, with a gender distribution of 32 percent male students and 68 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.

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

Malone University

Canton, OH

Founded in 1892, Malone University is 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.

Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville is a public institution that was founded in 1957. The school has 39.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville is 18:1.

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 was established in 1846 as 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.

A public institution, University of Minnesota--Duluth was founded in 1947.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,296, with a gender distribution of 47.9 percent male students and 52.1 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

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 is a public institution that was founded in 1903. The school has 41 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Nebraska--Kearney is 16:1.

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 was established in 1958 as 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.

A public institution, Western Illinois University was founded in 1899. Western Illinois University offers a Greek system, where 4 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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