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Best Regional Colleges – Midwest
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2019

May 29, 2019
Best Regional Colleges Midwest 2019

Bringing the College Consensus method to the Best Regional Colleges-Midwest means giving students a fully rounded, unbiased perspective on what those in the know have to say about their higher education options. With a wide range of published rankings and student reviews out there, College Consensus brings together the most trustworthy data to make an aggregate ranking. That provides the fullest picture available for Midwestern students and future students.

How Do We Rank the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest?

The College Consensus method looks across the crowded landscape of college rankings and boils it all down to a functional rating. The Publisher Rating portion of the College Consensus is based on published rankings by numerous reputable ranking agencies, including U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and Wallethub. The Student Review Rating includes verified student reviews from sites like Students Review and Unigo, summed up into one rating. The College Consensus combines the two into a single ranking – the final, aggregate ranking. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

The Midwest’s best regional colleges are the undergraduate institutions preparing the Midwest’s professional and technical workforce. The College Consensus Best Regional Colleges-Midwest highlights the smaller public and private bachelor’s and associate’s degree colleges that don’t get the glory, but make a difference in students’ lives. It’s the 2-year and 4-year colleges that keep the economy humming, and that’s especially true in the Midwest, with vast rural areas and industrialized manufacturing cities. For Midwestern students and prospective students, the College Consensus best regional ranking is a valuable research tool.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

The special method developed by College Consensus puts the realities of ranking front and center. Every ranking has its own methodology and bias, but putting them all together gives College Consensus a birds-eye view of the landscape. That wider perspective ensures prospective students that they are getting a comprehensive ranking that takes in all of what’s known and thought about the Midwest’s regional colleges. And that makes College Consensus a one-stop shop for rankings.

The Consensus Best Regional Colleges-Midwest are listed in descending order by their Consensus score. In the event of ties, schools are ranked in alphabetical order with the same rank number.

1

Augustana University

Augustana
78.5
College Consensus
75.9
Publisher Consensus
81.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

2

Cottey College

cottey college
77.2
College Consensus
70.6
Publisher Consensus
83.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

3

Calvin College

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74.5
College Consensus
70.6
Publisher Consensus
78.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

4

Taylor University

Taylor
74.3
College Consensus
69.8
Publisher Consensus
78.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

5

College of the Ozarks

Ozarks
72.8
College Consensus
77.6
Publisher Consensus
67.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

6

Cedarville University

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72.4
College Consensus
63
Publisher Consensus
81.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

7

Northwestern College

Northwestern College
71.1
College Consensus
63.3
Publisher Consensus
79
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

8

Ohio Northern University

ONU
70.7
College Consensus
72.4
Publisher Consensus
69.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

9

Dordt College

Dordt College
70.5
College Consensus
71.6
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

10

Goshen College

Goshen
70
College Consensus
70.6
Publisher Consensus
69.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

11

University of Mount Union

University of Mount Union
68.8
College Consensus
62.9
Publisher Consensus
74.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

12

Clarke University

Clarke University
68.6
College Consensus
60.4
Publisher Consensus
76.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

13

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary of the Woods College
68.5
College Consensus
60
Publisher Consensus
77.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

14

Dakota Wesleyan University

DWU
68.1
College Consensus
55.2
Publisher Consensus
81.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

15

Marietta College

Marietta College
68
College Consensus
63.2
Publisher Consensus
72.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

16

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Lutheran College
67.8
College Consensus
57.8
Publisher Consensus
77.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

17

Huntington University

Huntington University
67.2
College Consensus
57.9
Publisher Consensus
76.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

18

Hastings College

Hastings College
66.7
College Consensus
57.3
Publisher Consensus
76.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

19

Millikin University

Millikin University
66.5
College Consensus
62.8
Publisher Consensus
70.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

20

Kuyper College

Kuyper Campus
66.1
College Consensus
48.3
Publisher Consensus
83.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

21

Benedictine College

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65.1
College Consensus
56.8
Publisher Consensus
73.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

22

Manchester University

Manchester University
64.4
College Consensus
53.9
Publisher Consensus
74.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

23

Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College
64.3
College Consensus
57.8
Publisher Consensus
70.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

24

Loras College

Loras
64.1
College Consensus
58.8
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

25

University of Jamestown

University of Jamestown
63.9
College Consensus
56.2
Publisher Consensus
71.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

26

Crown College

Crown College
63.6
College Consensus
49.2
Publisher Consensus
78
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

27

University of Minnesota-Crookston

University of Minnesota Crookston
63.6
College Consensus
53.9
Publisher Consensus
73.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

28

McPherson College

McPherson College
63.4
College Consensus
54
Publisher Consensus
72.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

29

Valley City State University

valley city
63.2
College Consensus
52.2
Publisher Consensus
74.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

30

Adrian College

Adrian College
62.9
College Consensus
56
Publisher Consensus
69.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

31

Trine University

Trine University
62.9
College Consensus
54.9
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

32

Defiance College

Defiance College
62.8
College Consensus
52.6
Publisher Consensus
73
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

33

York College

62.6
College Consensus
47.1
Publisher Consensus
78
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

34

Oakland City University

Oakland City University
62.5
College Consensus
52.3
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

35

Eureka College

Eureka College
62
College Consensus
53.6
Publisher Consensus
70.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

36

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
61.7
College Consensus
52.4
Publisher Consensus
70.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

37

Blackburn College

blackburn
60.6
College Consensus
56.9
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

38

Dickinson State University

Dickinson
60.5
College Consensus
46.2
Publisher Consensus
74.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

39

Tabor College

Tabor College
60.4
College Consensus
47.9
Publisher Consensus
72.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

40

Wilmington College

Wilmington College
60
College Consensus
47.3
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

41

Culver-Stockton College

Culver Stockton College
59.2
College Consensus
51.3
Publisher Consensus
67.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

42

Kansas Wesleyan University

Kansas Wesleyan University
59.2
College Consensus
45.6
Publisher Consensus
72.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

43

Olivet College

Olivet College
58.5
College Consensus
47.2
Publisher Consensus
69.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

44

MacMurray College

MacMurray College
57
College Consensus
42.4
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

45

Grand View University

Grand View University
56.4
College Consensus
44.5
Publisher Consensus
68.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

46

Rochester College

Rochester college
56
College Consensus
40.3
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

47

Midland University

Midland University
55.7
College Consensus
44.5
Publisher Consensus
67
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

48

North Central University

North Central University
55.7
College Consensus
38.7
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

49

Lake Superior State University

Lake Superior State University
54.1
College Consensus
44.3
Publisher Consensus
63.9
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019