Trine University in the fall

In this fall 2018 photo, students are shown walking between classes at Trine University in Angola. The university ranked No. 60 among Midwest universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

Trine University, Goshen College, Manchester University, Huntington University and Purdue University-Fort Wayne are among the region’s schools in U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best Colleges lists. The rankings were released Sept. 14.

Goshen College, at No. 7, ranked the highest of northeast Indiana schools in the Best Regional Colleges Midwest rankings. The private school in the Elkhart County seat was founded in 1894. It costs $35,230 in tuition and fees and has an enrollment of 826.

The next closest area school on that list, at No. 24, is Manchester University in North Manchester, Wabash County, which also has a Fort Wayne campus. Costing $33,624 in tuition and fees, its enrollment was not listed.

In the Midwest Regional Universities category, Trine University, Angola, ranked No. 60. Founded in 1884, the university costs $33,490 in tuition and fees. Its enrollment was not listed.

Purdue University-Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, ranked at No. 112. The university, founded in 1964 as a branch of the Purdue system and sharing the campus with Indiana University’s local branch, charges $22,201 for out-of-state tuition and fees and $9,970 for in-state students. It has an enrollment of 9,697.

Huntington University, a private institution that was founded in 1897, ranked the highest among universities in the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly readership area. It ranked at No. 44.

Butler University in Indianapolis, which costs $43,400 a year for tuition and fees and has an enrollment of 4,685, was ranked No. 1 on that list.

U.S. News and World Report’s 36th annual list contains 1,452 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions and ranked them based on 17 measures of academic quality. It looked at criteria that included student-faculty ratio and the average federal loan debt of graduates.

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