Taylor University is ranked No. 1 among the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest (tied with Calvin College) in the newly-released 2017 U.S. News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges. Among the Midwest’s Best Regional Colleges, Taylor ranked 1st in freshman retention rate, graduation rate, and the ability to attract freshmen from the top 25% of their respective high school classes.

Augustana University is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" according to the “Best Colleges 2017” by U.S. News Media Group. The University also received high rankings in the report’s analysis of schools that offer students the best value. Among the regional colleges listed in the “Best Value Schools” study, Augustana is ranked No. 2 in the Midwest.

The College of the Ozarks is ranked No. 4 Best Regional College in the Midwest and No. 2 Best Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest. College of the Ozarks has been recognized as a best college by the U.S. News & World Report since 1989.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is listed among the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest and moved up three spots to No. 18. For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report recognized the College.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek