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.

Tuition and fees:
$30,715 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,070
Setting:
suburban
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100.

High Point University

High Point, NC

Founded in 1924, High Point University is a private institution. High Point University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,734 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,004
Setting:
rural
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100.

John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

John Brown University is a private institution that was founded in 1919. The school has 54 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at John Brown University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$30,642 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,665
Setting:
city
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100.

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

Meredith College was established in 1891 as a private institution. Meredith College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,311 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,529
Setting:
suburban
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100.

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

A private institution, Asbury University was founded in 1890.

Tuition and fees:
$28,580 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,040
Setting:
suburban
#5 Overall Score: 90 out of 100.

Florida Southern College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,040, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$24,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
576
Setting:
rural
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100.

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

Founded in 1834, University of the Ozarks is a private institution. University of the Ozarks follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,830 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,173
Setting:
suburban
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100.

Wheeling Jesuit University is a private institution that was founded in 1954. The school has 74.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Wheeling Jesuit University is 11:1.

Tuition and fees:
$16,180 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,847
Setting:
suburban
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL

Flagler College was established in 1968 as a private institution. Flagler College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,915 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
957
Setting:
suburban
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100.

Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

A private institution, Milligan College was founded in 1866.

Tuition and fees:
$25,600 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
834
Setting:
city
#10 Overall Score: 85 out of 100.

LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

LaGrange College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 834, with a gender distribution of 42.7 percent male students and 57.3 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$29,100 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,065
Setting:
suburban
#11 Overall Score: 84 out of 100.

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

Founded in 1955, Covenant College is a private institution. Covenant College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$22,652 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,646
Setting:
rural
#12 Overall Score: 81 out of 100.

Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, TN

Carson-Newman University is a private institution that was founded in 1851. The school has 63.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Carson-Newman University is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$19,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,606
Setting:
rural
#13 Overall Score: 78 out of 100.

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University was established in 1881 as a private institution. Tuskegee University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,315
Setting:
rural
#14 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

A private institution, West Virginia Wesleyan College was founded in 1890. West Virginia Wesleyan College offers a Greek system, where 25 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 25 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$29,310 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,544
Setting:
city
#15 Overall Score: 76 out of 100.

Lenoir-Rhyne University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,544, with a gender distribution of 40.9 percent male students and 59.1 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$24,576 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,155
Setting:
rural
#16 Overall Score: 75 out of 100.

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Founded in 1908, Coker College is a private institution. Coker College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$26,820 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,279
Setting:
suburban
#17 Overall Score: 74 out of 100.

Catawba College

Salisbury, NC

Catawba College is a private institution that was founded in 1851. The school has 66.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Catawba College is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$21,200 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
678
Setting:
city
#18 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

Kentucky Wesleyan College was established in 1858 as a private institution. Kentucky Wesleyan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,700 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,026
Setting:
city
#19 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

A private institution, University of Charleston was founded in 1888. University of Charleston offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$22,840 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,630
Setting:
city
#20 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Anderson University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,630, with a gender distribution of 34.9 percent male students and 65.1 percent female students. At this school, 54.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45.7 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,428 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,285 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,760
Setting:
rural
#21 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, NC

Founded in 1891, Elizabeth City State University is a public institution. Elizabeth City State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$21,150 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,572
Setting:
rural
#22 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

Bryan College

Dayton, TN

Bryan College is a private institution that was founded in 1930. The school has 61.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bryan College is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$27,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
892
Setting:
suburban
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Averett University

Danville, VA

Averett University was established in 1859 as a private institution. Averett University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$9,230 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
502
Setting:
rural
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

A private institution, Blue Mountain College was founded in 1873.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,308 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,340 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,123
Setting:
suburban
#23 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

University of South Carolina--Aiken has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,123, with a gender distribution of 35 percent male students and 65 percent female students. At this school, 27 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 73 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$23,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,118
Setting:
city
#26 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

Founded in 1854, Huntingdon College is a private institution. Huntingdon College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,750 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
436
Setting:
city
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

Ohio Valley University is a private institution that was founded in 1958. The school has 85.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Ohio Valley University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$18,540 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,552
Setting:
suburban
#27 Overall Score: 62 out of 100.

University of Mobile was established in 1961 as a private institution. University of Mobile follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,198 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,226 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,427
Setting:
city
#29 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

A public institution, University of South Carolina--Upstate was founded in 1967. University of South Carolina--Upstate offers a Greek system, where 2 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$19,800 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
553
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Aquinas College

Nashville, TN

Aquinas College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 553, with a gender distribution of 16.6 percent male students and 83.4 percent female students. At this school, 2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 98 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$24,180 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,110
Setting:
city
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Barton College

Wilson, NC

Founded in 1902, Barton College is a private institution. Barton College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,636 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,351
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

Mars Hill University is a private institution that was founded in 1856. The school has 77.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Mars Hill University is 12:1.

Tuition and fees:
$14,772 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,215
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

North Greenville University was established in 1892 as a private institution. North Greenville University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,790 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,895
Setting:
rural
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

A private institution, Southern Adventist University was founded in 1892.

Tuition and fees:
$23,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,042
Setting:
city
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Newberry College

Newberry, SC

Newberry College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,042, with a gender distribution of 56.1 percent male students and 43.9 percent female students. At this school, 72 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$19,440 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
854
Setting:
city
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

Founded in 1950, Brescia University is a private institution. Brescia University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$19,986 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,448
Setting:
suburban
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Southeastern University is a private institution that was founded in 1935. The school has 71.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Southeastern University is 19:1.

Tuition and fees:
$19,000 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
804
Setting:
rural
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100.

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA

Toccoa Falls College was established in 1907 as a private institution. Toccoa Falls College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$18,500 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,706
Setting:
suburban
#39 Overall Score: 56 out of 100.

Belmont Abbey College

Belmont, NC

A private institution, Belmont Abbey College was founded in 1876. Belmont Abbey College offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 6 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$10,620 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
608
Setting:
rural
#40 Overall Score: 55 out of 100.

Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, KY

Alice Lloyd College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 608, with a gender distribution of 47.4 percent male students and 52.6 percent female students. At this school, 82.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17.3 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$14,410 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,486
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL

Founded in 1904, Bethune-Cookman University is a private institution. Bethune-Cookman University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

Tuition and fees:
$20,700 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Midway College

Midway, KY

Midway College is a private institution that was founded in 1847.

Tuition and fees:
$21,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,106
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 54 out of 100.

Tennessee Wesleyan College was established in 1857 as a private institution. Tennessee Wesleyan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$23,820 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

A private institution, Davis and Elkins College was founded in 1904.

Tuition and fees:
$28,585 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,510
Setting:
rural
#44 Overall Score: 53 out of 100.

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

Ferrum College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,510, with a gender distribution of 54.6 percent male students and 45.4 percent female students. At this school, 90 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 10 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$22,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
826
Setting:
rural
#46 Overall Score: 52 out of 100.

Founded in 1871, Alderson Broaddus University is a private institution. Alderson Broaddus University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,002 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,332 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,652
Setting:
rural
#47 Overall Score: 51 out of 100.

Concord University

Athens, WV

Concord University is a public institution that was founded in 1872. The school has 69 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Concord University is 16:1.

Tuition and fees:
$18,230 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,763
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

Faulkner University was established in 1942 as a private institution. Faulkner University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$27,122 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC

A private institution, Methodist University was founded in 1956.

Tuition and fees:
$15,412 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,966
Setting:
city
#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100.

Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL

Oakwood University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,966, with a gender distribution of 43 percent male students and 57 percent female students.

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