Best Colleges for Veterans

Regional Universities (Midwest)

Best Colleges for Veterans Methodology

These are the top-ranked schools in the Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

Rank School
#1 Drake University

Des Moines, IA

#2 Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

#3 Drury University

Springfield, MO

#4 University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

#5 Dominican University

River Forest, IL

#6 University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

#7 Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

#7 Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Webster University

St. Louis, MO

#10 Augsburg College

Minneapolis, MN

#11 St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

#11 University of Wisconsin—​Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

#13 College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN

#14 Capital University

Columbus, OH

#15 University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

#16 Malone University

Canton, OH

#16 University of Wisconsin—​Whitewater

Whitewater, WI

#18 Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, MI

#19 University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

#20 Winona State University

Winona, MN

#21 McKendree University

Lebanon, IL

#22 Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

#22 Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

#22 Quincy University

Quincy, IL

#25 Southwestern College

Winfield, KS

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