Indiana Wesleyan University is ranked 28th among Regional Universities in the Midwest in the 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” which is published by U.S. News and World Report. IWU was ranked 33rd a year ago.
There are a total of 172 regional universities located in the Midwest. IWU’s overall score in the rankings plus its peer assessment score also increased.
IWU also was ranked 11th among Regional Universities in the Midwest in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” section of the U.S. News report. The formula used to determine which colleges offer the best value relates a school’s academic quality to its overall cost. IWU’s total tuition and fees for the 2010–2011 academic year are $21,214, but 65 percent of IWU students receive need-based grants to lower that cost.
Regional universities, according to U.S. News, offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. IWU offers master’s degrees in business administration, management, counseling, education, ministry, and nursing, and has one doctoral program in organizational leadership.
Altogether, there are 574 regional universities in the United States.