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

High Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. The school has 57.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at High Point University is 15:1.

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 was established in 1919 as a private institution. John Brown University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

A private institution, Meredith College was founded in 1891.

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

Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

Asbury University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,529, with a gender distribution of 39.1 percent male students and 60.9 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is a private institution. Florida Southern College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

University of the Ozarks

Clarksville, AR

University of the Ozarks is a private institution that was founded in 1834. The school has 88.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of the Ozarks is 11:1.

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

Wheeling Jesuit University was established in 1954 as a private institution. Wheeling Jesuit University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL

A private institution, Flagler College was founded in 1968.

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

Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

Milligan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 957, with a gender distribution of 37.3 percent male students and 62.7 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus.

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

LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

Founded in 1831, LaGrange College is a private institution. LaGrange College follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

Covenant College is a private institution that was founded in 1955. The school has 59.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Covenant College is 13:1.

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 was established in 1851 as a private institution. Carson-Newman University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

A private institution, Tuskegee University was founded in 1881. Tuskegee University 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:
$26,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,315
Setting:
rural
#14 Overall Score: 77 out of 100.

West Virginia Wesleyan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,315, with a gender distribution of 46.2 percent male students and 53.8 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a private institution. Lenoir-Rhyne University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Coker College is a private institution that was founded in 1908. The school has 77.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Coker College is 14:1.

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 was established in 1851 as a private institution. Catawba College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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

A private institution, Kentucky Wesleyan College was founded in 1858. Kentucky Wesleyan College offers a Greek system, where 15 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 8 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

University of Charleston has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,026, with a gender distribution of 40.3 percent male students and 59.7 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus.

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

Anderson University

Anderson, SC

Founded in 1911, Anderson University is a private institution. Anderson University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Elizabeth City State University is a public institution that was founded in 1891. The school has 54.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Elizabeth City State University is 19:1.

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 was established in 1930 as a private institution. Bryan College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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

Averett University

Danville, VA

A private institution, Averett University was founded in 1859.

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

Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain, MS

Blue Mountain College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 502, with a gender distribution of 40.2 percent male students and 59.8 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus.

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.

Founded in 1961, University of South Carolina--Aiken is a public institution. University of South Carolina--Aiken follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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