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

A private institution, High Point University was founded in 1924. High Point University offers a Greek system, where 45 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 17 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,004, with a gender distribution of 44 percent male students and 56 percent female students. At this school, 74 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26 percent of students live off campus.

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

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

Founded in 1891, Meredith College is 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

Asbury University is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The school has 63.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Asbury University is 13:1.

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

Florida Southern College was established in 1883 as 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

A private institution, University of the Ozarks was founded in 1834.

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

Wheeling Jesuit University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,173, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus.

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

Flagler College

St. Augustine, FL

Founded in 1968, Flagler College is 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

Milligan College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. The school has 70.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Milligan College is 13:1.

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

LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

LaGrange College was established in 1831 as 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

A private institution, Covenant College was founded in 1955.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,646, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38 percent of students live off campus.

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

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Founded in 1881, Tuskegee University is 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.

West Virginia Wesleyan College is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The school has 59.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at West Virginia Wesleyan College is 12:1.

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

Lenoir-Rhyne University was established in 1891 as 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

A private institution, Coker College was founded in 1908.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,279, with a gender distribution of 48.3 percent male students and 51.7 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.

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

Founded in 1858, Kentucky Wesleyan College is 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

University of Charleston is a private institution that was founded in 1888. The school has 44.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Charleston is 15:1.

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 was established in 1911 as 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

A public institution, Elizabeth City State University was founded in 1891. Elizabeth City State University offers a Greek system, where 1 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,572, with a gender distribution of 48.1 percent male students and 51.9 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus.

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

Averett University

Danville, VA

Founded in 1859, Averett University is 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

Blue Mountain College is a private institution that was founded in 1873. The school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Blue Mountain College is 13:1.

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 was established in 1961 as a public institution. University of South Carolina--Aiken follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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