Regional College South Rankings

Regional College South Methodology

These colleges focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Regional Colleges include Messiah College, High Point University, Taylor University and the California Maritime Academy.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#26 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

$23,500 1,118 60.5% 59% 46%
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV

$18,750 478 41.5% 60% 55% 6
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. University of Mobile

Mobile, AL

$18,540 1,719 80.4% 74% 43%
#29 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. University of South Carolina—​Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

in-state: $10,198, out-of-state: $20,226 5,561 64.2% 67% 38%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

$19,800 617 50.0% 64% 49% 6
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Barton College

Wilson, NC

$24,180 1,122 44.2% 67% 47%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

$25,636 1,370 68.7% 57% 46%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

$14,772 2,428 60.5% 69% 54%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN

$19,790 3,318 45.5% 71% 8 48%
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Newberry College

Newberry, SC

$23,800 1,042 61.2% 64% 40%
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

$19,440 871 20.5% 58% 46%
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL

$19,986 2,703 49.0% 65% 40%
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA

$19,000 804 49.4% 68% 45%
#39 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

$18,500 1,706 64.3% 64% 43%
#40 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

$10,620 608 10.2% 58% 37%
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Bethune-​Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL

$14,410 3,543 70.2% 68% 43%
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Midway College 1

Midway, KY

$20,700 N/A 51.7% 4 77% 8 49% 6
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

$21,800 1,116 75.8% 64% 44%
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Davis and Elkins College 1

Elkins, WV

$23,820 N/A 53.0% 4 59% 8 54% 6
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

$28,585 1,510 92.4% 55% 33%
#46 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, WV

$22,740 870 40.6% 67% 42%
#47 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Concord University

Athens, WV

in-state: $6,002, out-of-state: $13,332 2,888 49.1% 63% 37%
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

$18,230 3,327 60.4% 54% 32%
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Methodist University 1

Fayetteville, NC

$27,122 N/A 60.6% 4 65% 8 41% 6
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL

$15,412 2,019 34.4% 71% 8 38% 8

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