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
#51 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Mount Olive College

Mount Olive, NC

$17,300 3,714 49.8% 65% 44%
#51 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, AR

$13,750 566 62.3% 65% 8 43%
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA

$22,390 828 53.2% 58% 30%
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

$14,930 1,750 88.3% 53% 30%
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Welch College

Nashville, TN

$15,806 315 66.2% 63% 38%
#56 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

$22,080 937 54.7% 59% 39%
#57 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Emmanuel College

Franklin Springs, GA

$16,800 806 50.9% 63% 38%
#57 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville, GA

in-state: $5,406, out-of-state: $14,864 9,397 90.7% 71% 8 N/A
#57 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Keiser University

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

$15,664 16,713 N/A 84% 8 60%
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Greensboro College 1

Greensboro, NC

$25,600 N/A 51.3% 4 64% 8 43% 6
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Louisiana College 1

Pineville, LA

$14,520 N/A 73.9% 4 62% 8 41% 6
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Martin Methodist College 1

Pulaski, TN

$22,172 N/A 94.6% 4 55% 8 49% 6
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Reinhardt University

Waleska, GA

$18,840 1,318 45.7% 65% 8 27%
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. University of Arkansas—​Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR

in-state: $5,724, out-of-state: $11,124 2,828 32.8% 58% 28%
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV

in-state: $5,530, out-of-state: $13,140 2,804 72.4% 70% 41%
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Clayton State University

Morrow, GA

in-state: $6,078, out-of-state: $18,280 7,140 39.4% 66% 28%
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, KY

$17,418 615 58.2% 61% 41%
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Lander University 1

Greenwood, SC

in-state: $9,792, out-of-state: $18,552 N/A 42.3% 4 64% 8 40% 6
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University of South Carolina—​Beaufort

Bluffton, SC

in-state: $8,558, out-of-state: $17,956 1,828 73.0% 54% 23%
#70 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Lees-​McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

$24,150 837 67.5% 59% 8 35%
#71 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Glenville State College

Glenville, WV

in-state: $6,384, out-of-state: $14,400 1,898 84.1% 62% 30%
#72 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

$9,500 666 96.2% 70% 8 31%
#73 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. St. Augustine's University

Raleigh, NC

$17,890 1,442 47.1% 51% 36%
#74 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL

in-state: $2,764, out-of-state: $10,201 17,806 N/A 61% 8 N/A
#74 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, NC

$26,981 1,522 46.8% 55% 24%
#74 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Paine College

Augusta, GA

$12,502 837 57.4% 58% 22%

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