Best Regional Universities Midwest Rankings

Regional Universities offer a full range of undergraduate programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs. Regional Universities include Bentley University, Rollins College, Drake University and Loyola Marymount University. These rankings are split into four regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

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  • Creighton University

    Omaha, NE
    #1 in Regional Universities Midwest

    Creighton University is a Jesuit institution in Omaha, Nebraska. Creighton has more than 200 student organizations on campus, ranging from the College Democrats to the Swing Dance Society. Many students are involved with student media outlets, which include a newspaper, literary magazine, radio station and yearbook. A thriving Greek community on campus includes more than 10 fraternities and sororities. Ministry also plays a significant role in student life. Creighton offers ministry opportunities such as retreats and community service. The Creighton Bluejays compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. All first- and second-year students are required to live on campus. more

    $38,750 Tuition and Fees
    4,203 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • Butler University

    Indianapolis, IN
    #2 in Regional Universities Midwest

    Butler University is located just a few miles from downtown Indianapolis. The nearby Broad Ripple Village neighborhood offers trendy restaurants, shopping and nightspots. Freshmen live in one of two residence halls, while upperclassmen can choose to live in a residential college or university apartment. Greek life is prominent at Butler, involving more than a third of the student body. Other organizations include The Collegian student newspaper and the Butler Chorale. The Butler Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I and are well known for their successful men's basketball teams. The final game of the 1986 film "Hoosiers" was filmed in Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse, which is a National Historic Landmark. more

    $40,175 Tuition and Fees
    4,290 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • Drake University

    Des Moines, IA
    #3 in Regional Universities Midwest

    Drake University, located in Des Moines, Iowa, offers a range of student activities. The Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute offers courses, workshops and other opportunities for students throughout the year. Among the more than 150 student organizations are Colleges Against Cancer, a campus newspaper and a number of club and intramural sports teams, including badminton, racquetball and tennis. A sizeable Greek community encompasses about a dozen fraternities and sororities. Drake provides housing in its eight residence halls, and the majority of students live on campus. The Drake Bulldogs compete primarily in the Division I Missouri Valley Conference. more

    $39,062 Tuition and Fees
    3,267 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • Valparaiso University

    Valparaiso, IN
    #4 in Regional Universities Midwest

    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. more

    $38,760 Tuition and Fees
    3,294 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • Xavier University

    Cincinnati, OH
    #5 in Regional Universities Midwest

    Xavier University is a private, Jesuit institution located in Cincinnati. Xavier students have many different clubs and activities to choose from, and the school is known for its men's basketball team. more

    $37,230 Tuition and Fees
    4,563 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • John Carroll University

    University Heights, OH
    #6 in Regional Universities Midwest

    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. more

    $39,990 Tuition and Fees
    3,028 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • Bradley University

    Peoria, IL
    #7 in Regional Universities Midwest

    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.

    $32,930 Tuition and Fees
    4,473 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • Truman State University

    Kirksville, MO
    #8 in Regional Universities Midwest

    Located in the rural town of Kirksville, Mo., Truman State University is about a three hour drive southeast of Des Moines and four hours northwest of St. Louis. Undergraduate Truman students can choose from around 30 areas of study, and graduate students can choose from six, including accounting through its business school. Truman helps students secure their post-college plans through the career center, which helps with résumés and interviews, and the Truman in Washington Program, which connects students with internships and alumni in D.C. Each fall, students kick off the academic year by enjoying music and games at Truman’s Dawg Fest celebration, and then they explore extracurricular opportunities at the Activity Fair. Truman students can get involved with Greek life, around 250 student organizations, or intramural sports. Truman also offers about 20 varsity sports teams, called the Bulldogs, which compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. One of Truman’s most notable alumni is Ken Norton, who was one of the few boxers to beat Muhammad Ali. more

    $14,440 (out-of-state), $7,656 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
    6,039 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • University of Evansville

    Evansville, IN
    #9 in Regional Universities Midwest

    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.

    $35,396 Tuition and Fees
    2,348 Undergraduate Enrollment
  • North Central College

    Naperville, IL
    #10 in Regional Universities Midwest

    Founded in 1861, North Central College is a private institution. North Central College follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective. more

    $37,749 Tuition and Fees
    2,716 Undergraduate Enrollment