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
#10 Overall Score: 85 out of 100. LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

$25,600 902 49.1% 64% 43%
#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
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

$21,800 1,116 75.8% 64% 44%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

$19,800 617 50.0% 64% 49% 6
#39 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

$18,500 1,706 64.3% 64% 43%
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Newberry College

Newberry, SC

$23,800 1,042 61.2% 64% 40%
#57 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Emmanuel College

Franklin Springs, GA

$16,800 806 50.9% 63% 38%
#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%
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Welch College

Nashville, TN

$15,806 315 66.2% 63% 38%
#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%
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
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. University of Arkansas—​Fort Smith 1

Fort Smith, AR

in-state: $4,462, out-of-state: $9,880 N/A 55.9% 4 62% 8 24% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Tifton, GA

in-state: $3,279, out-of-state: $9,413 3,233 33.3% 62% 8 N/A
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Louisiana College 1

Pineville, LA

$14,520 N/A 73.9% 4 62% 8 41% 6
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%
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, KY

$17,418 615 58.2% 61% 41%
#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
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. Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV

$18,750 478 41.5% 60% 55% 6
#18 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, KY

$21,200 678 21.2% 59% 8 36%
#70 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Lees-​McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

$24,150 837 67.5% 59% 8 35%
#26 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

$23,500 1,118 60.5% 59% 46%
#56 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

$22,080 937 54.7% 59% 39%
#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
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%

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