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Great Colleges and Universities for Health and Medicine in the Midwest

Visualize yourself in the health care field by checking out these colleges and universities with exceptional health and medicine programs in the Midwestern US.

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need more health care and health science workers in the world. This could be you! If you’re interested in the health and medicine field, you can find amazing colleges and universities that could be a great fit for you and your future career goals with this list. These schools offer great health science programs, and the best part is you can connect with them right here. Click any green “Connect me” button below to have your CX profile information sent to your schools of interest—then they’ll reach out to you. Start exploring your path to health care now!

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Blessing-Riemen College of Nursing & Health Sciences logoBlessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences is a private specialized health sciences college in Quincy, Illinois. With an intimate student body of under 200 students on average each year, Blessing- Rieman students get personalized education in Health Information Management, Medical Laboratory Technology,  Nursing, Radiological Sciences, and Respiratory Care. The College offers students the benefits of a reputable clinical partner, strategic collaborations, high NCLEX pass rates, a Simulation Center, specialized academic advisors, strong alumni services, and more. 

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Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve UniversityCase Western Reserve University is a private research institution in University Circle—four miles from downtown Cleveland, Ohio. With 5,430 undergraduates and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from more than 100 academic programs, including Nursing, Biomedical Engineering, and Pre-medical and Pre-dental tracks. Named a top 25 medical research school, Case Western prepares health and medicine students for the health care field with more than 1,400 hours of clinical placements, close proximity to three major hospitals, and more.

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Cleveland State University

Cleveland State UniversityCleveland State University is a public university in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. With a total enrollment of 17,400 and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from over 200 academic programs, including Biology, Chemistry, and Health Sciences through the College of Sciences and Health Professions. CSU prepares health students through a partnership with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), the Center for Innovation in Health Professions, and more.

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Hillsdale College

Hillsdale CollegeHillsdale College is a private, selective liberal arts college in Hillsdale, Michigan—approximately 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Toledo, Lansing, and Fort Wayne. With 1,466 undergraduates and a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from 30 majors, including Pre-medicine and Pre-health Professions programs in Dental, Medical, Optometry, and more. Hillsdale prepares students with resources like dedicated pre-professional advisors, the option to apply to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine as early as freshman year, and more.

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John Carroll University

John Carroll UniversityJohn Carroll University is a coeducational Jesuit, Catholic university in Cleveland, Ohio. With 3,137 undergraduates and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from 70 academic programs, including Cell & Molecular Biology, Health Ethics & Science, and Neuroscience. John Carroll supports students through early acceptance programs with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, a partnership with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, and more.

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Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological UniversityLawrence Technological University is a private university in Southfield, Michigan—only 20 miles from the center of Detroit. With 3,000 students and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, Lawrence Tech offers 100 innovative programs, including Chemical Biology, Nursing, and Pre-medical. The University supports health students through an agreement with Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, a new teaching laboratory for hands-on learning, the Office of Career services—which is accessible even as an alum—and more.

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Miami University

Miami UniversityMiami University is a public coeducational institution in Oxford, Ohio. With 17,327 undergraduates and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from 120 areas of study, including Gerontology, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Science, Nutrition, and more. Miami U supports students with resources like co-major program options, the Center for Healthcare Education, interactive laboratories, undergraduate research and clinical opportunities, and more.

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North Park University 

North Park University logoNorth Park University is a private Christian comprehensive university in the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and average class sizes of 17 students, the University offers more than 40 programs, including majors in Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Physical Education, and Nursing. Through Close personal attention from faculty, modern lab facilities, and excellent advising North Park prepares students for the health care field with a foundation of faith, learning, and service. 

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Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University logoOhio Northern University is a private Methodist comprehensive university in Ada, Ohio. Students interested in health science programs can choose from 34 majors—including Behavioral Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Forensic Biology, Nursing, Pharmacy, and more—offered through the School of Health & Behavioral Sciences and The Raabe College of Pharmacy. The University has most recently been recognized for teaching quality, high graduation rates, commitment to volunteer service, and providing a high return on investment.

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Ohio University

Ohio UniversityOhio University is a comprehensive public university in Athens, Ohio—75 miles southeast of Columbus. With 17,000 undergraduates and a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from more than 250 academic programs, including Exercise Physiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and more. Ranked among the top 10 largest health-focused colleges, Ohio supports students on the path to health care through inter-major collaborative learning, flexible online degree options, and more.

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Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of ChiropracticPalmer College of Chiropractic is a private institution in Davenport, Iowa, with branch campuses in Port Orange, Florida, and San Jose, California. With nearly 900 students on its main campus and a low 3:1 student-faculty ratio, Palmer offers students a BS in General Sciences as a steppingstone to its Doctor of Chiropractic program. Known as the birthplace of chiropractic and chiropractic education, Palmer supports students by offering $4.26 million in scholarships, hands-on learning experiences, and training in expanded skills like nutritional counseling and therapeutic rehabilitation.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis UniversitySaint Louis University is a Jesuit, Catholic university in St. Louis, Missouri. With 8,072 undergraduates and a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, SLU offers nearly 90 bachelor’s degrees and more than 100 graduate and professional programs, including Nursing and Occupational Therapy. Health students benefit from resources like SLUCare—a University-owned physician practice—the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, the University Research Institute, and more.

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Trine University

Trine UniversityTrine University is an independent comprehensive university in Angola, Indiana—40 miles from Fort Wayne. With 4,646 undergraduates and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from nearly 40 majors and over 40 minors, including Forensic Science, Healthcare Administration, and Nursing. Trine prepares students through the College of Health Professions located at the Trine University Fort Wayne Education Center at the Parkview Hospital Randallia Campus.

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University of Cincinnati

University of CincinnatiThe University of Cincinnati is a public research institution just two miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. With an enrollment of nearly 47,000 and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, the University offers over 350 undergraduate academic programs, including Health Administration, Medical Assisting, and Medical Humanities. As the first College of Medicine in Ohio, UC prepares students for health careers through its Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, and Pharmacy; hands-on experiences starting your first year; and more.

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Wayne State University

Wayne State UniversityWayne State University is a public comprehensive university in Detroit, Michigan. With 20,000 undergraduates and a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from 340 academic programs across 13 colleges, including Biomedical Physics, Dietetics, and Neuroscience. WSU prepares health students with resources like the Pre-med and Health Science Center, affiliations with the Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System, the Integrative Biosciences Initiative facility, and more.

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Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeWisconsin Lutheran College is a private Christian liberal arts college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With 1,091 students and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, the College offers over 50 academic programs, including Chiropractic, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Exercise Physiology. WLC prepares health science students for the field through access to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, employment in patient care at Froedtert Hospital and other facilities, numerous research opportunities (including potential for publication), and more.

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Thinking about pursuing health care elsewhere in the country? Check out this list of Great Colleges and Universities for Health and Medicine in the West.

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