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
#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. Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL

$19,986 2,703 49.0% 65% 40%
#56 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

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

Franklin Springs, GA

$16,800 806 50.9% 63% 38%
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL

$15,412 2,019 34.4% 71% 8 38% 8
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Point University

West Point, GA

$17,400 1,483 56.2% 62% 38%
#13 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

$19,400 3,117 35.1% 74% 38%
#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%
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Welch College

Nashville, TN

$15,806 315 66.2% 63% 38%
#40 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

$10,620 608 10.2% 58% 37%
#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%
#18 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, KY

$21,200 678 21.2% 59% 8 36%
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%
#73 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. St. Augustine's University

Raleigh, NC

$17,890 1,442 47.1% 51% 36%
#70 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Lees-​McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

$24,150 837 67.5% 59% 8 35%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Bauder College 1

Atlanta, GA

$13,500 N/A N/A 33% 8 33% 6
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

$28,585 1,510 92.4% 55% 33%
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%
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

$18,230 3,327 60.4% 54% 32%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Mid-​Atlantic Christian University 1

Elizabeth City, NC

$11,680 N/A 35.9% 4 62% 8 32% 6
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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, GA

in-state: $6,080, out-of-state: $17,984 3,568 35.6% 64% 31%
#72 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

$9,500 666 96.2% 70% 8 31%
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA

$22,390 828 53.2% 58% 30%

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