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Best Regional Universities – Midwest
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

Top Colleges Consensus Ranked

The Consensus Best Regional Universities-Midwest ranking from College Consensus uses our exclusive method to bring students a clear and straightforward view of the Midwestern universities that have earned their reputation. That means impressing the experts, and giving students something to crow about. Our aggregate ranking gathers all of the rankings and reviews fit to print into an overall score that says once and for all which universities measure up.

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

The College Consensus method is refreshingly simple. We take all of the rankings published by reputable names like Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and put them together into the Publisher Rating. Then, we comb trustworthy student review sites like My Plan and Students Review to compute an overall Student Reviews rating. Those aggregate numbers come together to form the College Consensus.

Just like in entertainment and politics, in education it seems like the East Coast and the West Coast dominate everyone’s attention. But the Midwest has some of the highest-ranked, most trusted, and most-loved universities in the nation. The Best Regional Universities-Midwest ranking from College Consensus highlights those sites of excellence. The Midwest’s best regional universities are master’s-level institutions that help educate and train the region’s professionals and workers, from teachers to police officers to accountants. These are the universities that make the Midwest work.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

Our goal with College Consensus is just as simple as our method. We intend to make sure that prospective students know exactly what they’re getting into, by giving them all the information we can in a concise, digestible form. The numbers don’t lie, and by gathering all the numbers that count, College Consensus helps ensure that students know which of their options have the stamp of approval from experts and students. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

The Consensus Best Regional Universities-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

Butler University

70.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
67.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

Drake University

69.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
69.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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3

Xavier University

69.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

Bradley University

68.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
63.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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5

University of St Francis

68.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

Creighton University

67.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.2
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

Truman State University

67.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

MidAmerica Nazarene University

67.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
81.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Valparaiso University

67.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
63
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

67.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

Nebraska Wesleyan University

67.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Bethel University (MN)

66.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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13

Saint Ambrose University

66.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

University of Indianapolis

65.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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15

University of Evansville

65.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Bethel College-Indiana

65.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

Grace College and Theological Seminary

65.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

University of Northern Iowa

65.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

Dominican University

65
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
62.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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20

John Carroll University

64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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21

Rockhurst University

64.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Franciscan University of Steubenville

64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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23

Kettering University

63.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Otterbein University

63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Mount Mary University

63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Mount Mercy University

63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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27

University of Nebraska at Kearney

63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

Augsburg University

63.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

University of Detroit Mercy

63.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
62
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

63.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

The University of Findlay

63.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

Malone University

63.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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33

University of Illinois at Springfield

63.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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34

Lewis University

63.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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34

Marian University (IN)

63.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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36

Milwaukee School of Engineering

63.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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36

The College of Saint Scholastica

63.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

University of Sioux Falls

62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

Ursuline College

62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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40

Eastern Illinois University

62.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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41

Northwest Missouri State University

62.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

Judson University

62.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

University of Michigan-Dearborn

62.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

62.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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45

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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45

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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47

Olivet Nazarene University

62.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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48

Alverno College

62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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48

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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50

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

61.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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51

Elmhurst College

61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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51

Northern Michigan University

61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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51

Heidelberg University

61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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54

Baker University

61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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54

North Central College

61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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56

Northern State University

61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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57

Viterbo University

61.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

Lawrence Technological University

61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

Muskingum University

61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

Spring Arbor University

61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

William Woods University

61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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62

St Catherine University

61.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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62

Winona State University

61.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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64

Webster University

61.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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65

Hamline University

60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

65

Evangel University

60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

65

University of Michigan-Flint

60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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68

Capital University

60.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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69

Baldwin Wallace University

60.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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69

Dakota State University

60.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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71

Anderson University (IN)

60.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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72

Southeast Missouri State University

60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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73

Quincy University

59.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

74

Grand Valley State University

59.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

74

Ohio Dominican University

59.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

76

McKendree University

59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

76

Stephens College

59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

78

Saint Xavier University

59.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

79

North Park University

58.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

80

Ferris State University

58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

80

Minnesota State University Moorhead

58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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82

University of Minnesota-Duluth

58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

82

Cornerstone University

58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

84

University of Northwestern-St Paul

58.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

85

Siena Heights University

57.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

86

Greenville College

57.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

87

Missouri State University-Springfield

56.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

88

Rockford University

56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

88

Roosevelt University

56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

90

Carroll University

56.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

91

University of Mary

55.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
63.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

92

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

55.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

93

Western Illinois University

55.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

94

University of Dubuque

54.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

95

Saint Cloud State University

53.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

96

Aurora University

50.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
38
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
63.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

97

Minnesota State University-Mankato

50.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
36
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

98

Youngstown State University

50.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
35
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018