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
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, FL

in-state: $3,134, out-of-state: $12,421 15,647 100.0% 77% 8 N/A
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Everglades University 1

Boca Raton, FL

$14,800 N/A 100.0% 4 70% 8 63% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
St. Catharine College 1

St. Catharine, KY

$18,026 N/A 100.0% 4 55% 8 10% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
St. Paul's College 1

Lawrenceville, VA

N/A N/A 100.0% 4 37% 8 16% 6
#72 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

$9,500 666 96.2% 70% 8 31%
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Martin Methodist College 1

Pulaski, TN

$22,172 N/A 94.6% 4 55% 8 49% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Brewton-​Parker College 1

Mount Vernon, GA

$12,670 N/A 94.5% 4 45% 8 23% 6
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

$28,585 1,510 92.4% 55% 33%
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

$24,350 576 91.0% 65% 48%
#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
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Arkansas Baptist College 1

Little Rock, AR

$7,800 N/A 90.0% 4 43% 8 3% 6
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

$14,930 1,750 88.3% 53% 30%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Mid-​Continent University

Mayfield, KY

$13,350 2,264 87.1% 66% 36%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Benedict College

Columbia, SC

$18,254 2,921 84.3% N/A 29% 6
#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%
#15 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Lenoir-​Rhyne University

Hickory, NC

$29,310 1,814 83.9% 67% 47%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Truett McConnell College 1

Cleveland, GA

$15,650 N/A 83.0% 4 60% 8 14% 6
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. University of Mobile

Mobile, AL

$18,540 1,719 80.4% 74% 43%
#14 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV

$26,794 1,394 77.5% 69% 58%
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

$21,800 1,116 75.8% 64% 44%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. ECPI University 1

Virginia Beach, VA

$13,980 N/A 75.7% 4 51% 8 38% 8
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Central Baptist College

Conway, AR

$13,350 832 75.3% 59% 32%
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Louisiana College 1

Pineville, LA

$14,520 N/A 73.9% 4 62% 8 41% 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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Florida College

Temple Terrace, FL

$13,820 532 72.7% N/A 8% 6
#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%
#20 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Anderson University

Anderson, SC

$22,840 2,922 71.7% 73% 48%
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Bethune-​Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL

$14,410 3,543 70.2% 68% 43%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Webber International University

Babson Park, FL

$23,180 723 68.9% 50% 32%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

$25,636 1,370 68.7% 57% 46%
#70 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Lees-​McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

$24,150 837 67.5% 59% 8 35%
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

$27,915 1,164 67.3% 79% 60%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Thomas University

Thomasville, GA

$14,740 1,124 66.5% 47% 8 14%
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100. John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

$22,734 2,440 66.4% 79% 68%
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Welch College

Nashville, TN

$15,806 315 66.2% 63% 38%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Middle Georgia State College 1

Macon, GA

N/A N/A 65.6% 4 65% 8 17% 8
#12 Overall Score: 81 out of 100. Carson-​Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

$22,652 1,967 65.6% 66% 8 55%
#39 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

$18,500 1,706 64.3% 64% 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%
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. High Point University

High Point, NC

$30,715 4,263 64.2% 78% 61%
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

$25,311 1,765 63.3% 81% 76%
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV

$27,830 1,563 62.8% 76% 60%
#51 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, AR

$13,750 566 62.3% 65% 8 43%
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100. Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

$30,642 1,947 62.1% 76% 59%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Livingstone College

Salisbury, NC

$15,708 1,111 62.1% 52% 23%
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Newberry College

Newberry, SC

$23,800 1,042 61.2% 64% 40%
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Methodist University 1

Fayetteville, NC

$27,122 N/A 60.6% 4 65% 8 41% 6
#26 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

$23,500 1,118 60.5% 59% 46%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

$14,772 2,428 60.5% 69% 54%
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

$18,230 3,327 60.4% 54% 32%

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