Best Regional Universities (Midwest) 2017

Creighton University is ranked No. 1 among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report 2017 rankings, followed by Butler University in 2nd place and Drake University in 3rd place.

Valparaiso University is the No. 4 Best Regional University, among more than 140 universities in the category, and is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest for both Best Value and Best Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

John Carroll University is ranked 7th in the Midwest in the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guide. In addition, JCU ranked 2nd for a “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching,” and 7th among schools recognized in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” category. Also, the University’s John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business made the list of best “Undergraduate Business Programs.”

Drury University is ranked No. 11 in the Midwest on the U.S. News “Best Regional Universities” list. Drury earned outstanding marks for its ability to deliver personalized attention to students, thanks to a high percentage of classes with 20 or fewer students (70 percent) and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) is ranked 46th overall among all regional universities and 11th among public regional universities. Further, UNK for the first time in recent years made a Top Five list for Least Debt, and was also included on the Best Colleges for Veterans (Regional) list.

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