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Best Regional Colleges – Midwest
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

Top Colleges Consensus Ranked

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, Forbes, 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

Cottey College

75.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
71
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

Calvin College

73.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
67.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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3

Taylor University

71.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

Cedarville University

70.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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5

Augustana University

70.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

Northwestern College

69.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

Benedictine College

68.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
65
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

College of the Ozarks

67.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
67.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Loras College

67
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

67
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

Ohio Northern University

66.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Goshen College

66.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
63.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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13

Dakota Wesleyan University

66.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
81
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

Manchester University

66
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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15

Marietta College

65.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Bluffton University

65.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

University of Jamestown

65.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

Huntington University

65
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

Adrian College

65
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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20

Hastings College

64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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20

Wisconsin Lutheran College

64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Clarke University

64.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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23

Trinity Christian College

64.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

University of Mount Union

64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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25

Kuyper College

64
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
84
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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26

Dordt College

63.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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27

Trine University

63.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

University of Minnesota-Crookston

62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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29

Eureka College

62.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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30

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

Millikin University

61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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32

Oakland City University

61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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33

Valley City State University

61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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34

McPherson College

60.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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35

Defiance College

60.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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36

Tabor College

60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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37

Crown College

60.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

North Central University

58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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39

Dickinson State University

58.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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40

Wilmington College

58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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41

Blackburn College

58
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

Olivet College

57.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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43

Culver-Stockton College

57.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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44

Grace University

57.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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44

Kansas Wesleyan University

57.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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46

Grand View University

57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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47

MacMurray College

56.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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48

Iowa Wesleyan University

56.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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49

Lake Superior State University

54.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
63.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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49

Midland University

54.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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