Best Regional Universities in the Midwest

Creighton University was ranked No. 1 among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest according to the US News “Best Colleges of 2015” issue, followed by Butler University in 2nd place.

Valparaiso University was ranke as the No. 5 Best Regional University, among more than 140 universities in the category, and No. 2 in the Midwest for Best Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Additionally, Valpo was tied for 1st in the Midwest for Up-and-Coming Regional Universities. These rankings recognize institutions that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.

The University of Evansville was ranked 9th out of 146 in the “Best Regional Universities: Midwest” category, and 4th on the list of “Great Schools at Great Prices” in the Midwest. In addition, US News further recognized the University in the “A-Plus School for B Students” among Midwest regional universities listing.

Hamline University was ranked 1st in Minnesota and 12th among 146 universities in the Midwest region in the Best Regional Universities category. Hamline has been ranked 1st in Minnesota and in the top 15 in the Midwest since it was added to the Best Regional Universities category (formerly titled Best Universities-Master’s category) in 2001.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) remained in the top 50 of the Regional Universities Midwest category at 47th in this year’s rankings. It was rated 11th overall among public universities in that category. SIUE was also included among the 2015 “Up and Comers” among Midwest regional universities.

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