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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
Sioux Falls, SD

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

2

Cottey College
Nevada, MO

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

3

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI

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

4

Taylor University
Upland, IN

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

5

College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO

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

6

Cedarville University
Cedarville, OH

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

7

Northwestern College
Orange City, IA

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

8

Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH

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

9

Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA

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

10

Goshen College
Goshen, IN

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

11

University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH

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

12

Clarke University
Dubuque, IA

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, IN

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

14

Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, SD

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

15

Marietta College
Marietta, OH

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

16

Wisconsin Lutheran College
Milwaukee, WI

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

17

Huntington University
Huntington, IN

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

18

Hastings College
Hastings, NE

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

19

Millikin University
Decatur, IL

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

20

Kuyper College
Grand Rapids, MI

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

21

Benedictine College
Atchison, KS

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

22

Manchester University
North Manchester, IN

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

23

Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL

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

24

Loras College
Dubuque, IA

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

25

University of Jamestown
Jamestown, ND

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

26

Crown College
Saint Bonifacius, MN

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

27

University of Minnesota-Crookston
Crookston, MN

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

28

McPherson College
McPherson, KS

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

29

Valley City State University
Valley City, ND

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

30

Adrian College
Adrian, MI

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

31

Trine University
Angola, IN

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

32

Defiance College
Defiance, OH

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

33

York College
York, NE

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

34

Oakland City University
Oakland City, IN

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

35

Eureka College
Eureka, IL

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
Fayette, MO

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
Carlinville, IL

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

38

Dickinson State University
Dickinson, ND

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

39

Tabor College
Hillsboro, KS

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

40

Wilmington College
Wilmington, OH

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

41

Culver-Stockton College
Canton, MO

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

42

Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS

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

43

Olivet College
Olivet, MI

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

44

MacMurray College
Jacksonville, IL

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

45

Grand View University
Des Moines, IA

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

46

Rochester College
Rochester Hills, MI

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

47

Midland University
Fremont, NE

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

48

North Central University
Minneapolis, MN

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

49

Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste Marie, MI

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