America’s Best Bank for the Buck Colleges 2015 – Midwest

About the Rankings:

We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

Read more about our Best Bang for the Buck Colleges here.

More rankings:

College Guide Rankings 2015 – National Universities
College Guide Rankings 2015 – Liberal Arts Colleges
College Guide Rankings 2015 – Baccalaureate Colleges
College Guide Rankings 2015 – Master’s Universities
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – Northeast
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – South
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – Southeast
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2015 – West

  Institution   ACT/SAT
    Overall Score Student loan default rate Graduation rate Graduation rate performance Student receiving Pell grant Net price (all students) Net price (annual family income $0-$30,000) Net price (annual family income $30,000-$75,000) Net price (annual family income above $75,000) Percent of applicants admitted ACT/SAT 25th percentile score ACT/SAT 25th percentile score
1 College of the Ozarks (MO) 13 0% 61% 25% 61% $10,393 $10,078 $11,079 10% 21 25
2 Grace Bible College (MI) 13 1% 50% 6% 59% $14,194 $12,882 $13,942 $17,178 76%
3 Martin Luther College (MN) 12 1% 72% 10% 34% $13,845 $11,533 $12,241 $17,166 96% 22 28
4 Illinois State University (IL)* 12 3% 71% 6% 24% $14,591 $9,635 $16,068 $22,939 71% 22 26
5 Northland International University (WI) 12 1% 66% 25% 57% $15,991 $12,461 $14,531 $19,398 98%
6 University of Michigan–Dearborn (MI)* 11 5% 51% 0% 41% $8,284 $5,318 $8,320 $12,519 60% 21 26
7 Wayne State College (NE)* 11 6% 50% 2% 40% $9,197 $6,767 $9,117 $12,795 76%
8 University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)* 11 3% 55% -1% 46% $9,600 $7,600 $11,138 $21,469 63% 21 26
9 Pittsburg State University (KS)* 11 7% 52% 10% 41% $9,904 $9,542 $10,849 $12,655 81% 19 24
10 Michigan State University (MI)* 11 4% 78% 9% 25% $13,641 $5,922 $14,098 $20,330 71% 23 28
11 Eastern Illinois University (IL)* 11 4% 60% 9% 35% $13,966 $10,504 $15,118 $20,042 66% 19 23
12 Western Michigan University (MI)* 11 5% 55% 5% 36% $14,663 $11,351 $16,149 $19,334 84% 20 25
13 Huntington University (IN) 11 2% 61% 9% 36% $17,094 $15,252 $18,311 $23,192 90% 904 1139
14 Maharishi Univ. of Mgmt. (IA) 11 4% 60% 9% 64% $17,364 $15,915 $15,878 47%
15 Bethel College–Mishawaka (IN) 11 6% 58% 9% 52% $17,880 $13,354 $16,819 $20,997 72% 897 1140
16 Hanover College (IN) 11 2% 67% 11% 44% $18,230 $11,585 $14,697 $20,999 66% 1007 1233
17 Ripon College (WI) 11 3% 71% 6% 34% $19,321 $12,000 $16,361 $21,056 77% 21 27
18 Univ. of Wisconsin–Green Bay (WI)* 10 3% 52% -2% 31% $9,005 $6,254 $11,015 $14,507 87% 21 25
19 Univ. of Wisconsin–Stevens Point (WI)* 10 3% 60% 1% 32% $10,108 $6,880 $11,722 $15,264 78% 21 25
20 Indiana University–Bloomington (IN)* 10 4% 73% 6% 19% $10,481 $4,094 $10,693 $18,509 72% 1053 1253
21 Univ. of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (WI)* 10 2% 65% 0% 26% $10,872 $7,129 $11,483 $16,068 75% 22 26
22 Univ. of Wisconsin–La Crosse (WI)* 10 1% 69% 1% 22% $11,344 $7,647 $12,815 $16,573 75% 23 27
23 Marygrove College (MI) 10 5% 25% 5% 72% $12,517 $11,900 $13,531 47% 14 19
24 University of Illinois–Springfield (IL)* 10 5% 59% 6% 35% $12,701 $7,986 $11,110 $16,395 59% 20 26
25 South Dakota State University (SD)* 10 3% 56% 2% 28% $12,933 $10,438 $13,427 $15,681 92% 20 25
26 Graceland University–Lamoni (IA) 10 6% 50% 2% 38% $13,227 $10,331 $12,228 $15,696 46% 18 24
27 University of Northern Iowa (IA)* 10 3% 67% 5% 26% $13,700 $9,687 $13,725 $16,289 79% 21 25
28 University of Iowa (IA)* 10 3% 70% 1% 18% $14,004 $8,902 $13,718 $18,071 81% 23 28
29 Western Illinois University (IL)* 10 6% 55% 6% 36% $14,233 $11,826 $16,014 $21,114 64% 18 23
30 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (MI)* 10 2% 90% 5% 16% $14,306 $5,171 $10,592 $20,689 43% 28 32
31 Grand Valley State University (MI)* 10 3% 63% 1% 34% $14,323 $9,317 $13,622 $18,673 82% 21 26
32 Hannibal-LaGrange University (MO) 10 4% 50% 0% 36% $14,342 $12,705 $13,118 $14,419 62% 19 25
33 University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI)* 10 1% 82% 5% 16% $14,773 $6,721 $13,242 $19,920 67% 26 30
34 Baker Coll. Ctr. Graduate Studies (MI) 10 0% 30% 5% 52% $15,816 $15,439 $16,916 82%
35 Ursuline College (OH) 10 4% 50% 6% 50% $16,104 $13,542 $14,294 $19,323 67% 18 23
36 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (IN) 10 5% 57% 17% 45% $16,167 $11,714 $16,251 $20,764 61% 830 1120
37 Dominican University (IL) 10 5% 65% 5% 40% $16,410 $12,856 $13,992 59% 20 24
38 Maranatha Baptist Bible College (WI) 10 1% 51% 4% 46% $16,783 $15,200 $17,082 $20,422 66% 20 25
39 Grace College & Theological Seminary (IN) 10 2% 58% 9% 31% $16,900 $13,554 $16,940 $20,781 87% 907 1153
40 Univ. of St. Francis–Fort Wayne (IN) 10 5% 54% 8% 42% $16,987 $11,423 $14,545 $19,652 54% 873 1053
41 Concordia University–Chicago (IL) 10 3% 56% 0% 40% $17,558 $15,465 $15,995 $20,499 54% 19 24
42 National Louis University (IL) 10 3% 30% 8% 52% $17,991 $18,813 76% 15 17
43 Robert Morris University Illinois (IL) 10 5% 47% 8% 65% $17,994 $18,104 $17,982 $19,965 47%
44 Marian University (IN) 10 4% 58% 6% 40% $18,554 $14,419 $17,041 $21,229 54% 913 1107
45 Simpson College (IA) 10 3% 68% 6% 30% $18,879 $14,881 $16,584 $20,817 87% 21 26
46 Ohio State University–Main (OH)* 10 4% 80% 9% 24% $19,111 $11,825 $17,274 $23,127 63% 26 30
47 Goshen College (IN) 10 4% 71% 7% 33% $19,146 $14,820 $15,712 $21,165 58% 990 1227
48 Baldwin Wallace University (OH) 10 2% 70% 5% 30% $19,835 $14,825 $18,174 $22,295 64% 21 26
49 Elmhurst College (IL) 10 2% 71% 7% 32% $20,245 $15,138 $18,053 $22,137 71% 21 26
50 Earlham College (IN) 10 3% 70% 7% 27% $20,381 $14,141 $17,227 $27,947 72% 1017 1340