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
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. High Point University

High Point, NC

$30,715 4,263 64.2% 78% 61%
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100. John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

$22,734 2,440 66.4% 79% 68%
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100. Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

$30,642 1,947 62.1% 76% 59%
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

$25,311 1,765 63.3% 81% 76%
#5 Overall Score: 90 out of 100. Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

$28,580 2,238 55.7% 77% 55%
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

$24,350 576 91.0% 65% 48%
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV

$27,830 1,563 62.8% 76% 60%
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL

$16,180 2,847 41.5% 74% 65%
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

$27,915 1,164 67.3% 79% 60%
#10 Overall Score: 85 out of 100. LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

$25,600 902 49.1% 64% 43%
#11 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

$29,100 1,135 57.0% 81% 61%
#12 Overall Score: 81 out of 100. Carson-​Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

$22,652 1,967 65.6% 66% 8 55%
#13 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

$19,400 3,117 35.1% 74% 38%
#14 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV

$26,794 1,394 77.5% 69% 58%
#15 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Lenoir-​Rhyne University

Hickory, NC

$29,310 1,814 83.9% 67% 47%
#16 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Coker College

Hartsville, SC

$24,576 1,163 57.8% 72% 56%
#17 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Catawba College

Salisbury, NC

$26,820 1,293 44.9% 70% 8 51%
#18 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro, KY

$21,200 678 21.2% 59% 8 36%
#19 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

$19,700 1,427 56.0% 65% 41%
#20 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Anderson University

Anderson, SC

$22,840 2,922 71.7% 73% 48%
#21 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, NC

in-state: $4,428, out-of-state: $15,285 2,878 45.6% 77% 43%
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Bryan College

Dayton, TN

$21,150 N/A 52.0% 72% 49%
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Averett University

Danville, VA

$27,500 914 57.7% 57% 40%
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

$9,230 513 31.5% 76% 41%
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. University of South Carolina—​Aiken

Aiken, SC

in-state: $9,308, out-of-state: $18,340 3,210 51.2% 70% 43%
#26 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

$23,500 1,118 60.5% 59% 46%
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV

$18,750 478 41.5% 60% 55% 6
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. University of Mobile

Mobile, AL

$18,540 1,719 80.4% 74% 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%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

$19,800 617 50.0% 64% 49% 6
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Barton College

Wilson, NC

$24,180 1,122 44.2% 67% 47%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

$25,636 1,370 68.7% 57% 46%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. North Greenville University

Tigerville, SC

$14,772 2,428 60.5% 69% 54%
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN

$19,790 3,318 45.5% 71% 8 48%
#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. Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

$19,440 871 20.5% 58% 46%
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Southeastern University

Lakeland, FL

$19,986 2,703 49.0% 65% 40%
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA

$19,000 804 49.4% 68% 45%
#39 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

$18,500 1,706 64.3% 64% 43%
#40 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

$10,620 608 10.2% 58% 37%
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Bethune-​Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL

$14,410 3,543 70.2% 68% 43%
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Midway College 1

Midway, KY

$20,700 N/A 51.7% 4 77% 8 49% 6
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

$21,800 1,116 75.8% 64% 44%
#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
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

$28,585 1,510 92.4% 55% 33%
#46 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Alderson Broaddus University

Philippi, WV

$22,740 870 40.6% 67% 42%
#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%
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

$18,230 3,327 60.4% 54% 32%
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Methodist University 1

Fayetteville, NC

$27,122 N/A 60.6% 4 65% 8 41% 6
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL

$15,412 2,019 34.4% 71% 8 38% 8

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