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
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Welch College

Nashville, TN

$15,806 315 66.2% 63% 38%
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV

$18,750 478 41.5% 60% 55% 6
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

$9,230 513 31.5% 76% 41%
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
#51 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Williams Baptist College

Walnut Ridge, AR

$13,750 566 62.3% 65% 8 43%
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

$24,350 576 91.0% 65% 48%
#40 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

$10,620 608 10.2% 58% 37%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Concordia College

Selma, AL

$8,190 611 32.6% 39% 8 8% 6
#66 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, KY

$17,418 615 58.2% 61% 41%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

$19,800 617 50.0% 64% 49% 6
#72 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

$9,500 666 96.2% 70% 8 31%
#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.
Webber International University

Babson Park, FL

$23,180 723 68.9% 50% 32%
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA

$19,000 804 49.4% 68% 45%
#57 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. Emmanuel College

Franklin Springs, GA

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

Bluefield, VA

$22,390 828 53.2% 58% 30%
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%
#70 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Lees-​McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

$24,150 837 67.5% 59% 8 35%
#74 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Paine College

Augusta, GA

$12,502 837 57.4% 58% 22%
#46 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, WV

$22,740 870 40.6% 67% 42%
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

$19,440 871 20.5% 58% 46%
#10 Overall Score: 85 out of 100. LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

$25,600 902 49.1% 64% 43%
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Averett University

Danville, VA

$27,500 914 57.7% 57% 40%
#56 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Limestone College

Gaffney, SC

$22,080 937 54.7% 59% 39%
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Newberry College

Newberry, SC

$23,800 1,042 61.2% 64% 40%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
LeMoyne-​Owen College

Memphis, TN

$10,538 1,078 23.4% 4 57% 8 8%
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%
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

$21,800 1,116 75.8% 64% 44%
#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. Barton College

Wilson, NC

$24,180 1,122 44.2% 67% 47%
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%
#11 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

$29,100 1,135 57.0% 81% 61%
#16 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Coker College

Hartsville, SC

$24,576 1,163 57.8% 72% 56%
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

$27,915 1,164 67.3% 79% 60%
#17 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Catawba College

Salisbury, NC

$26,820 1,293 44.9% 70% 8 51%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Chowan University

Murfreesboro, NC

$22,510 1,316 57.9% 44% 24%
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Reinhardt University

Waleska, GA

$18,840 1,318 45.7% 65% 8 27%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

$25,636 1,370 68.7% 57% 46%
#14 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV

$26,794 1,394 77.5% 69% 58%
#19 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

$19,700 1,427 56.0% 65% 41%
#73 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. St. Augustine's University

Raleigh, NC

$17,890 1,442 47.1% 51% 36%
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%
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

$28,585 1,510 92.4% 55% 33%
#74 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. North Carolina Wesleyan College

Rocky Mount, NC

$26,981 1,522 46.8% 55% 24%
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV

$27,830 1,563 62.8% 76% 60%
#39 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

$18,500 1,706 64.3% 64% 43%
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. University of Mobile

Mobile, AL

$18,540 1,719 80.4% 74% 43%
#53 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

$14,930 1,750 88.3% 53% 30%
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

$25,311 1,765 63.3% 81% 76%
#15 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Lenoir-​Rhyne University

Hickory, NC

$29,310 1,814 83.9% 67% 47%

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